Computer Related

There’s a domain you want to use but someone else has it? It may be cheaper than you think!


domains

 

You have an idea for a website or business and know what domain you want so you try to register it but you notice someone else has it.  Typically, the first thought is “what a cyber-squatter” or “great, now they’re going to want millions of dollars for it”.  Sadly, though, in most cases neither is true.  Unless you have a trademark, had it longer than the domain, and the domain infringes on your trademark then you might be dealing with a squatter (but also possible they do not know about your trademark).  For example, if I owned Adobe.com and used to as an informational site about building houses with mud, Adobe (software) could not go after me for the name (as long as I had no computer related ads etc, too).  As for being greedy, domain prices are like a pyramid.  The higher you go in price, the fewer domains sell at that price. Continue reading

So, you think the Mars missions are a waste of money?

I’m hearing a lot of comments from people about how the Curiosity mission to Mars was a “waste of money”. They also claim that because of the space program a lot of money that could be used to benefit our lives is “wasted”. Honestly, I hear a lot of complaining about how the whole space program, NASA, the JPL, and even new private companies like Virgin Galactic are a waste of money. The people who say these things don’t realize that most of the benefits from the space program don’t come from space but come from our own planet. When the space program was just beginning and it’s founders were asking Congress for money, Congress told them that they would give the space program money as long as the technology developed to put men into space also benefits the people on Earth. Every list has computers and the internet (neither of which was invented by the space program but many of their advances did come from the space program) so I won’t include these two. Here is a list of technologies that I’m willing to bet every naysayer has used the majority of. Continue reading

Six things every computer user should know how to do.

I’m not expecting everyone to be computer experts and know how to do everything.  If they did, I would be out of a job.  But, there are many things that the average computer user should know to make their lives much easier and avoid frustrating time on the phone with tech support. Here is a lit of the more simpler skills that the average person can learn how to do on their own. I will not go into the very basics (how to turn on a PC, how to load Internet Explorer, etc.), if you are at this point of computer ownership then you should consider a basic computer course at a local college. Continue reading