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MrTech Blog, News & Rants

MrTech Blog, News and RantsMrTech aka Stephan Doiron's technical blog is all about IT-related technology, news, events, Windows troubleshooting, Internet, tips and what's happening in this fast-changing world.

I also write about what's happening in the wireless world, Internet security, Website hosting or whatever else that may be of interest in the world of computers.

 


I recently tweeted about a great little crowd funding video that I saw and wanted to let the owner know so I sent an email and got a very prompt reply that went a little like this: Thanks for reaching out, we'll definitely be in touch. Just a friendly suggestion, when you're tweeting you should include the handle of the person you're tweeting. I'll use your tweet about our video (thanks btw!) as an example.

What you wrote:
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When I decided to move MrTech out of my home and into a new full time retail business, I knew the financing would be the biggest hurdle.

 

There is a new type of website service out there called crowd funding which basically allows entrepreneurs and inventors to put up their idea and ask for donations to help bring the idea to life. It's not really the same thing as an angel investor as the crowd funding platform caters more to...

In the past the MrTech website was used to advertise my services as a consultant in computer repairs.

Growing past the point where I could service all my requests, the site was taken offline and instead I created this blog. That's not to say I'm not doing work anymore, I am having to work on all kinds of systems and I've decided to start a chronicle of these various blogs, shopping cart, dating and other scripts I en up working on....

I haven't seen the inside of a video store in several years

When the mood to watch a movie hits us, we don't have to rush out to the video store hoping that there is still something worth watching available for rent. We also don't subscribe to one of those movies in the mail services because then we are obliged to watch the movie before sending it back and who knows when the mood will strike us to watch a movie and who knows if it...

USB Flash Drives Are Small and Convenient for File Backups

Most computers sold in the last few years include a new kind of connection to the computer called USB which stands for Universal Serial Bus. There are currently two specifications for USB, the original USB1 and the new, faster USB2. You can connect USB1 to USB2 ports without any worries, but if you connect a USB2 device to a USB1 port, you will lose all the speed advantages...

Save Disk Space Bypass The Recycle Bin

Sometimes you want to delete some very large files but you know that by doing that you are simply moving them to the recycle bin and still using up valuable disk space. If your reason for deleting the file was to reclaim space, then you still have to visit the recycle bin and empty it...extra effort, extra clicks, more wasted time.

Not if you hold down the SHIFT key before you click or press...

Finally A Real Solution To Controlling Pesky Bird Populations

Invented in Scotland, this robot bird called Robop which stands for Robotic Bird of Prey has been helping control the bird population for the better part of a decade. Made to order, most large installations will require several bases and a couple of Robop's which will allow flexibility and covering a very large area. The bird is so effective that when put in place you can...

The Windows Calculator Has Scientific Functions Built in

Sometimes you are in need of a calculator that is a bit more advanced than the one that comes with Windows. You don't need to install any extra software, simply open the good old windows calculator by clicking on START then PROGRAMS then ACCESSORIES and finally CALCULATOR.

So now the calculator is open and you have seen it before but it doesn't look like a scientific...

Quickly Search and Find Keywords on Long Text Pages

So you have typed something into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo and now are looking at one of the result pages. Most of the text on the page is likely not necessary to your research, so skip the tedious manual scanning by using the built-in search function. Click on EDIT in the FILE menu and then FIND, a box will open, allowing you to enter your keyword. You can save time...

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