Video card fried

My Dad is “one of my clients”…as most of our family members are. Last Monday, I received a frantic call stating that he had no video signal. He had tried rebooting, then proceeded to “insert the boot disk and back up the C: drive, and press OK, Next, and Enter to several prompts……” at which point I smacked myself in the head. Long story short, I dropped by the house the next day. As I … Read more…

Useless, meaningless Hostnames

I have seen it on tons of networks- servers named “Saturn” or “Elvis” or “OptimusPrime”. In fact, one of my previous employers thought it was a good way to judge if I was competent enough by testing to make sure that I remembered what roles all of the oddly named servers hosted- when in reality, all of that time wasted trying to remember “Oh- what’s the PDCe called? Is it ‘Jones’ or ‘Robert’?” Sorry…I was … Read more…