Computer Troubles x 2… Part 2

So while my computer was away I needed another computer so that I could try to get at least some work done. The Fair Piper remembered that our old laptop was stilling hanging out in the office not doing anything. We had given up on that thing because it was extremely unstable. If you even slightly bumped it the computer would crash. But it was better than nothing.

I got it working and after a couple bump-crashes I thought that, since I’ve got time, maybe I’ll reinstall Windows and perhaps that will help. Basically I was hoping that maybe the crashing was a software issue. I wiped the hard drive and began reinstalling windows from the recovery partition…. but it kept crashing. There was one point, the same point no matter how many times I tried, that kept causing the computer to crash. Once again I was stymied. Continue reading

Computer Troubles x 2… Part 1

Last month I took off two whole weeks from work. In the past we took fun and interesting vacations. Now a days, with a kid, two pets, and too much to do, we just stayed home the whole time. I had hoped that it would provide plenty of time to finish up my business plan. Instead I face technological woes and mediocre corporations.

It all started with in the first day or two of the vacation. I was watching TV and looked down and saw that my laptop was in the middle of rebooting itself. That’s slightly unusual but not extraordinary, sometimes Windows forces a reboot. I kept watching my show and later on I look down and it was still rebooting! So I watched the laptop for a while and found that it kept trying to start up but would fail part way through and just start rebooting again. Those of you that know computers know that this is bad… Continue reading

Keep On the Google Side of Life

Since I’ve started my business endeavours I’ve found myself using more and more of Google’s applications and recently I’ve decided to go all in. They have a versatility that seems to fit just perfectly with my working style. I can access everything I need pretty much anyway (mostly assuming an internet connection), they have the types of applications I need, and best of all, it’s free!

If you’re reading this then I’m sure you already know about Google as a search engine and most of you also know they do email as Gmail (makes sense, right?). I first started using Gmail back in college and it’s pretty much sat there unused for the last 10 years or so. Sure, every once in a while it came in handy but I really needed it when I began looking for a new job. And obviously I still don’t want my current employer knowing my work on buying a business (please don’t mention their name if you leave a comment!) so I’ve been using it a lot in the past few months.

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