Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A bunch of good ideas on being successful in business

This is a very good video on management and success in general, although I don't agree with never answering your phone. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

" I don't think it's broken"..... Now that's funny

So it occurred to me this morning a millisecond after asking the following question to my 19 year old stepdaughter who is back home during summer break from college "When would you like me to work on your laptop to fix it up and make it work better and remove all the harmful things from it?", that her answer was probably no different from over 99% of the people in this country.  I will save you the suspense and let you know that this was her exact response.  "I don't think it's broken".  OH MY GOODNESS!  No wonder why mechanics love to deal with people who don't maintain their cars.  It makes them a fortune!

If that's the case, why ever change your oil until your engine ceases?  Why change your tires until you get a flat tire?  Why change your bed sheets until such point when you see stains or it smells?  Why have your boiler in your basement cleaned until your heat stops working?  Shall I continue with examples or do you get the drill?

Suffice it to say, that with 100% certainty, the computer you are reading this blog with right now is not running at 100% optimal levels.  Everyday that you surf the web, install programs, run programs and do work on your computer, it is being adjusted and manipulated adversely and requires maintenance.  The question at hand is, "How much pain can you handle both time-wise and money-wise to fix it when it gets really bad?"  The more you wait, the more pain you will have to endure in both respects.

Don't kid yourself.  Your computer is "broken".  It's just a matter of to what degree at any particular time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Business Person of the Year - Scott Robbins of New England PC Services

Fun Enterprises Names Business Person of the Year -
Scott Robbins of New England PC Services
Thank you!  Very Much Appreciated.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Please look my CV. Thank you

This is just a helpful piece of advice.  If you get an email that has: "Please look my CV. Thank you" as the subject, it is malware.  Do Not Open It!  It is bad news and it has been around now for a little while.  Delete it immediately and if you know how, create a rule so that if an email of that nature is sent to your email address, it is deleted before getting to your email client.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blackmailing virus infects computers by installing a Trojan horse.

Blackmailing virus is a new type of Malware called Kenzero. It is a Trojan horse designed to profit from victims whose computers are infected. The virus installs itself on computers through a popular file-share service called Winni.
Viruses on computers can usually do damage to the hardware. This Malware demands a ransom by prompting for a credit card number. It can ridicule and embarrass its computer victims.

Browsing History
The Trojan captures the user's browsing history on the infected computer. It then sends the information to a public website. Once the user realizes that their private information is on the Web for everyone to see, the website demands payment to have it removed.

Internet Schemes
However, the virus is a bit tricky and plays psychology on its victim. It uses the term "settle your violation of copyright law." The user feels convinced that they downloaded illegal files from an online service.
Moreover, the Kenzero Trojan virus knows what sites the user has visited. The site that publishes the private information is registered to a fake individual called Shoen Overns. Authorities have tied this name to other related virus schemes on the Internet.

Facebook and Farm Town
The "Farm Town" application in Facebook has been hit with Malware. It redirects users to a fake antivirus software program. The computer user is told they have infections and should buy the software.
"We believe at this time that it is harmless to your computer and a result of one or more of the ads on the site, but you should not follow any links to any software claiming to 'clean your system,'" Farm Town's developer, SlashKey, said in a statement.
However, the advertisement has been pulled. It was running on a network owned by Cubics. The company has banned the advertisement.

By: Rob Adams
Published: Apr 16, 2010
Updated: Apr 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


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Monday, February 15, 2010

Blogging works....

For those of you who want to get a message out there, blogging is a great way to do so.  I never even considered it until a few weeks back when some well-respected peers of mine strongly suggested it to me.

You see blogging allows you, as an individual or as part of a company to share thoughts and ideas with others.  Firstly, it lets others know a little bit more about you as a person and lets people read about the things that are important enough for you to write about. Secondly it strikes a good, bad or indifferent chord with the people who take the time to read it; and thirdly it helps give you exposure on search engines.  Generally, people take the time to read about topics that are of interest to them and will either agree or disagree with the subject matter or simply smile.

So as Alec Baldwin says in Glengarry Glenross, "Go and Do Likewise" and start blogging.