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Episode 43 – Online Tax Preperation

In this episode I give a few tips and recommendations for using online tax preparation services.  This includes the ONLY 3 paid online options that I would recommend.  (This is due to the online reviews I have read stating that they had NO errors).  I also briefly discuss the “Free Federal” options. I review the top 3 online services […]

Episode 41 – Smartphones

I’ve had a “smartphone” (Blackberry) for over five years, boy I didn’t know what I was missing.  The amazing options out there now just blow the Blackberry away.  I give my reasons for getting an Android Phone (or an iPhone).  The apps and tools available to these tiny little computers just make certain aspects of […]

China IP Block

Sorry if I actually have listeners from China but in the interests of server performance I had to block access from 2 Chinese IP blocks. 220.x and 123.x  They were just downloading the crap out of my stuff and killing me.  Sorry if there are legit users I will try to refine my block to just […]

Internet Down? Try Public DNS

Currently the Midwest is experiencing an internet outage if you have Comcast service. There is an Easy Fix.  It is down due to a DNS issue, just change your DNS settings to a Public DNS. Google has free public DNS  servers at and Open DNS has free public DNS servers at and […]

Episode 4 – New (and older) Computer Optimization

Ok so I promised this as episode #3, I lied… deal with it. In this episode we ponder how to get that new computer set up and optimized.  Some of these tips and tricks will be applicable to the older computers as well. Use Free Antivirus Delete Crapware Other Stuff… aka I don’t remember the […]

Episode #3 – Computer and Online Safety and Security

In one of my volunteer positions I give classes to people regarding Computer and Online Safety and Security best practices.  I put together a slide show and notes for these presentations, so that is basically what I am using for this episode.  I am not going to post the slide show at this time because I don’t […]

Episode #2 – Criteria for purchasing a “home/personal” computer

In the past month or two I have had to purchase 3 personal computers for me and my family.  Ok HAD to is a bit strong in one case, but my wife and my mom’s computers both died horrible deaths so they HAD to be replaced and well I kinda wanted a netbook and fell […]