Don’t Panic

This blog will talk about all things computer and technology in very easy to understand language. I have been working for years as a technical support representative dealing with the general public. I have learned very specific language to explain complicated things to people who have little to no knowledge about computers and technology. Advertisements

Apologies

I know that I said that I was going to try really hard to be consistent with this blog and then immediately turn around and stop posting. Well life has it’s funny ways of changing things. This time at least it is a happy thing… I got a new job. I am now a Clinical Technical…

Proxy Server

That is an excellent question, I will be happy to explain what a proxy server is. I am sure this has happened to you at some point you can’t connect to the Internet and you get an error about a proxy server setting or connection. So what is a proxy server and why are you…

Why does my video keep buffering?

That is an excellent question, I will be happy to assist you with buffering. Here is the situation: you are watching a video online and everything is going fine then suddenly the video stops and in the corner you see the now all too familiar and dreaded word – buffering. Then you are stuck waiting…

VPN

Hello again readers. Before we dive into this blog post I thought I would mention my recent absence. I hurt my back recently and was not really feeling great besides being on some crazy pain killers that distracted me from writing. I am better now and ready to try to get this blog back on…

Why is my computer full of cards?

That is an excellent question, I will be happy to assist you with your computer. This blog was designed with the idea of breaking down complicated technology into understandable chunks. This entry will be the first of what will definitely be a series of explanations on how a motherboard works. We will start simple with…

How does a router work?

That is an excellent question, I will be happy to assist you with your router. In a previous blog post we discussed IP addresses and how they work. A quick summary is that they allow your computer to separate itself from all the other computers on the Internet and give the requested information a destination to…

My E-mails are missing where are they?

That is an excellent question. I will be more than happy to assist you with your E-mail. E-mail is the way of the world now. Everyone has one, if not multiple, E-mail addresses for work, personal, and any other number of reasons. I know I have at least 10 different E-mail addresses over a number of…

What is an IP address and why am I trying to ping it?

That is an excellent question. I will be happy to assist you with IP addresses. Well first off, IP stands for Internet Protocol and they deal mainly with Internet connections. So this is a term that alot of people use but most do not know what it is. I am sure you know that IP addresses…

Why do I always have to reboot everything?

That is an excellent question… I will be more than happy to assist you with your equipment. Does this sound familiar?  You try to do something on the computer and it’s frozen or the internet isn’t working or even your cable box is stuck and the first thing you hear when you ask for help is…

Why do I have to answer these God Damn Security Questions?

That is an excellent question I will be happy to assist you with your password. Ahh… passwords- the bane of our existence. We need them yet they seem impossible to remember and they are constantly changing. So why do we need to make resetting your password so difficult? Well the answer is simpler than you…