Feb 17

Loving my new Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

mx_masterLogiTech MX Master Wireless Mouse

I was looking for a new mouse yesterday, as mine was starting to get jumpy and the center mouse button was not working crisply. I use the center mouse button often for scrolling and the middle click to open links in new tabs. I decided to not go for cheap. I am glad I did not. I have only used this MX Master for a couple hours now but I had to say something about it. It is perfect for my large hands. I will never go back to a cheap mouse again. I use a mouse for many hours in a day and my hand is usually not feeling too well at the end of such days. I think this bad bear is just what my poor thumb has been crying out for. This mouse is amazing… the center scroll is great. Scroll through long documents or web pages faster and easier. The precision wheel auto-shifts from click-to-click to hyper-fast scroll. The middle mouse click is very accurate. It has some other nice features too….  feels very comfortable to rest my thumb on the thumb rest section. Movement is very precise and smooth! See the review I linked below for more information.

Read a nice review about it here:Logitech MX Master Review: The Best Mouse Got Better

I bought mine on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Master-Wireless-Mouse-910-004337/dp/B00TZR3WRM  It has a decent price tag on it. I paid $78.00.

 

Feb 17

Ad/Mal/SpyWare removal tools I use

Infect-iconA friend of mine recently asked me what tools to use to clean up a computer of Malware. A friend of his was having issues with malware and a “slow” computer.

I have cleaned well over 500 computers for various friends and peoples (easy 500 – lost count actually) and want to list the tools I “currently” use here for easy access. I do have a website I created many moons ago but it is sadly way out of date: Starpoint Technology Station

I am tired of the endless task, but I want to help friends. Of those 500 plus computers MAYBE 5 people have given me a tip…. MAYBE 5… The current computer I am working on right now has 9 hours of my time tied up. The one before that took me on and off 3 full days. I take these low life Mal/Spy Adware people scum buckets as a challenge.

Malwarebytes – Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is fast and proactive about eliminating malware from your PC. http://www.malwarebytes.org Malwarebytes is the main tool I use and run often on my own machines.

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs. http://thisisudax.org/download/

AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for :

Adware (ads softwares)
PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program) / Toolbars / Hijacker (Hijack of the browser’s homepage https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownl…dwcleaner/

Sep 24

Foundational – Property & Rights

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” –James Madison, National Gazette Essay, 1792

Hmmmm… no doubt the time warned of is upon us in America today

Dec 29

Everything You Can Do with Adblock Plus (That Isn’t Just Blocking Ads)

adblock-plus-addonEverything You Can Do with Adblock Plus (That Isn’t Just Blocking Ads)

Adblock Plus is one of the most robust browser extensions out there, and while its namesake is its most-used feature, it’s not just about blocking ads. In fact, you can do all sorts of things with it, including cleaning up Facebook’s interface and making sure web sites aren’t tracking you.

Blocking ads doesn’t support sites like us that create free content, so it’s always a good idea to whitelist the sites in Adblock Plus you really enjoy. It’s a simple process that only takes a couple of seconds.

Go here to read more: Everything You Can Do with Adblock Plus (That Isn’t Just Blocking Ads)

Dec 02

What if we had to buy coffee like we have to with health insurance?

go here to see some of the ridiculous things the actual healthcare.gov website says. such as:

From the penalty page:

If someone who can afford health insurance doesn’t have coverage in 2014, they may have to pay a fee. They also have to pay for all of their health care.

Fantastic. I get to pay for my healthcare, which is fine, but then also a fee on top of that. Why would I have to pay a fee if I already am paying for my own healthcare?

The fee is sometimes called the “individual responsibility payment,” “individual mandate,” or penalty.

Wouldn’t paying for your own healthcare mean taking responsibility for your own healthcare? The fee doesn’t seem to do anything other than not go to your own healthcare.

 When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.

Because we are forced to….by the government.