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Gamer's Friday - Mordheim - City of the Damned

In 2018 my Mordheim play-through ended abruptly. A quarter of the way in, I suffered a brain hemorrhage. My miraculous recovery changed my life for the better and you can read about my experience in my book, but now I am finally getting back into gaming. I find 1st/3rd person perspective strategy games interesting. Maybe because I prefer unconventional gameplay. This one is Turn-based, which is an interesting take on a game that has fighting elements in various locations of Mordheim....more

Why backing up your data matters

There are many reasons why backing up matters. In my experience, the most important reason is sudden damage to the main storage device. When the main storage device fails, your computer or laptop becomes inaccessible, preventing access to your data. If the loss is catastrophic, this can result in a total and unrecoverable loss of your important files like documents, pictures, and music. Having backup software automate regular backups prevents you from having to think about, or remember to do it yourself....more

5 reasons why upgrading every 5 years enriches your life

Computers should just last forever, right? Automobiles don’t last forever, and neither do computers. Computers are much more likely to break down or cause issues due to wear and tear because they are much more complicated. Just like automobiles, they require regular upkeep and eventually, yes, they need to be upgraded. Here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade your computer every five years. File Corruption Due to Wait Times Lengthy delays opening resource intensive applications like Outlook creates the illusion of slow or no response....more

Check Xfinity Internet Status

If you find that your internet service is down, you can take these steps first before you reach out for my technical service. In most cases, if internet access is not working in your home or office (all computers are not able to surf the internet) The modem may need to be restarted, or there is an outage in your area. Comcast allows you to manage restarting your gateway/modem and check for outages from its website.

How to check Battery level via Command line

Sometimes, the battery indicator in Windows 10 stops working, fails to respond, or disappears. In this case you might need to check your battery life, until that problem gets fixed. Check Battery level using command line Open Windows Command Prompt and execute the following command: WMIC PATH Win32_Battery Get EstimatedChargeRemaining The output for that command would look something like this: EstimatedCharge Remaining You can see the estimated battery charge remaining....more

Scooters' Preferred Windows Tweaks

These are tweaks that I make to my Windows configuration that improves my productivity. Performing these kinds of changes to Windows requires a careful understanding of programming, the Windows registry, and how to protect Windows from damage by making and restoring backups. Don’t perform any of these tweaks unless you know what your doing. I am not liable, nor responsible for any action you take on behalf of this information....more

Should you upgrade to Windows 10, or Retire that old PC?

Many technology firms will recommend upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. Truth be told, in most cases, the hardware in that older computer is not recent enough to support an upgrade like this. It can be done, but you may find, in a short amount of time, that the computer operates slower than it ever had. Don’t bother wasting time an money on a upgrade that is just going to be worthless in a few months time....more

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Improving the Life Expectancy of your SSD

SSD is a Solid State Drive. SSD’s are part of most newer computers, laptops and mobile devices. A storage device stores your personal information every time you save, copy, or transfer a file to your device. SSD’s use non-moving parts like memory technology. A hard disk drive uses moving parts to store information. Like Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s), Solid State Storage devices (SSD’s) have a life expectancy time line. A SSD is what your computer, laptop, or mobile device uses to store information on, and read from over the course of its life....more

Ebook Publishing Process

I am a author, publisher, and ebook conversion specialist. I got my start developing websites about 5 years after the internet was in fruition. During the beginning of 2019, my first book “Most Improved” was authored, and published in digital form. I then converted the digital format to a print version so my audience can experience both formats. I can do the same for you. If you are looking to convert your manuscript to a ebook, or you are just thinking about finding another way to format your documents so you can easily get them to you customers in a way they can read them, on any device, with out a major hassle, then this document is for you....more