March 2020 Newsletter
Wow! I still can’t believe it’s 2020 already! And to the Chinese curse which says, “May we live in interesting times.” To heck with you! In this edition of the Error Out newsletter we are going to talk about helping contain these interesting times to keep you and your family safe and busy when the world hunkers down to prevent this from going crazy.
Also Error Out Computers WILL remain open to support everyone who need to work from home with computer issues and networking! If you’re working from home and need help mention this and you will get $10.00 off your call!
Here is what we will be talking about in this newsletter:
- Coronavirus – Let’s try to keep it clean
- Try to keep the kids out of our hair
- Windows 7 End of Life
Coronavirus – Let’s try to keep it clean
In case you didn’t know, the average keyboard has more bacteria than an average toilet seat. Eeewwww! Considering the amount of time you spend on your computer are you surprised? All the time you have eaten at your desk, sneezed, or let the kids play with the computer. Yeah, no doubt it’s kinda nasty. So now that you are looking at your keyboard and mouse with disgust, here is a few ways to clean up your act.
- Clean up our work space. Wipe it down with bleach wipes or something like that (If there is any left)
- Shake out our keyboard
- Wipe down your keyboard and mouse with those wipes also.
- Also wipe down your cell phone too. It’s just as nasty!
- And wash your darn hands! As I told my son. No less than 20 seconds. Try singing Happy Birthday twice.
But all in all I guess we are being told to avoid people, don’t touch anyone or anything.
Try to keep the kids out of our hair
Well since there is no school until no sooner than April 13 (4 weeks from now!) We are gonna need to keep them occupied with something. I got my son Michael to compile a list of games and learning sites. So here is Michael’s list to help your younglings busy:
- Roblox.com (make an account and download the roblox game thing to play)
- Unblocked games sites
- Brain pop
- brainpop jr
- Khan academy
- Achieve3000 ( to make an account for your kid do the following; Achieve 3000 Parent Account Sign Up On your Internet browser, go to portal.achieve3000.com.
Windows 7’s End of Life
If you did realize it, but Windows 7 was released Oct 22 2009! I know, it was a decently stable version of windows and familiar to use. But it’s been over 10 years and they can’t support it forever. I have heard since windows 8 and now 10, that they don’t want to change to a different version of Windows. I know change is scary, but not as scary as some of the security patches you are missing out on by running a version of Windows that Microsoft will no longer support.
But I got good news! I can still do the FREE upgrade to Windows 10 from windows 7 and 8. As long as your hardware is up to the task and can be upgraded or suggest ways to make it more compatible.
To help you get caught up to the latest version of windows I am giving a discount on the upgrade labor. Most of the time the upgrade can be done within an hour to 2. (Hardware dependent) So Instead of my normal hourly rate of $80/hr, I will knock off $10/hr! Now there will be some suggested upgrades to ensure that your older pc can run Windows 10 decently, like upgrading to an SSD and/or more memory. Give us a call to setup an appointment to ensure that you are protected.
It’s time for some maintenance!
When was the last time I was at your home or office? If you can’t remember, then it’s about that time for your computer to have some maintenance done in it. A clean computer is a happy computer! I can also head off problems before they can get really bad! Just like you need to maintain you car, you need to maintain your computer.
So, with that thought in mind I am offering an hour of maintenance for $60.00! This will include blowing out the dust, and as we all know it can get rather dust here in Las Vegas!
Give us a call to set up a time for me to come b and give your computer a once over at 702-448-7551
Now for something completely different! Some fun websites!
Reditt.com – is a social networking news and entertainment website where users can submit content and vote submissions up and down (if you didn’t already know that). The website is a community made of hundreds of thousands of forums called “subreddits.” There are subreddits for nearly every interest. After all, this website calls itself, “The front page of the Internet.”
100,000 Stars – Open your Chrome browser and take an interactive, 3D tour of our galactic neighborhood. Land on any planet, moon or star and learn about them through this in-browser visualization.
High Definition Earth-Viewing System – HDEV is an experiment by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Several mounted, commercial HD video cameras are aimed at the earth and stream 24/7.
Laughing Squid – Laughing Squid should be a favorite blog to check out just for all the wacky, inspiring and unbelievable stuff you can find there.
Well that all folks! I hope ya’ll stay safe!
And as always when you need computer help, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there!