Monthly Archives for March 2014

RIP David A. Trampier

It is with a saddened heart that I acknowledge the passing of David Trampier. I know many of you are saying “Who?”, but if you had an AD&D Players Handbook in the 80’s…..you saw his work every time you picked … Continue reading

31. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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PSA – Microsoft: 0Day Exploit Targeting Word, Outlook

Microsoft warned today that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft Outlook. In … Continue reading

25. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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Who wants a copy of MS-DOC source code?

This is crazy cool geek news.  In July 1981, Microsoft made a deal with Seattle Computer Products​ to buy the full rights to its QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) for $50,000. The OS was renamed MS DOS and was … Continue reading

25. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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You’ve Got Mail

I’m an old fart when it comes to the internet.  I go way back…and have some funny stories about it (maybe a future blog post)….and I can remember the first time I ever heard “You’ve Got Mail”. I also love … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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RIP Pat McGovern

Not only was he involved with PC World – but he was the publisher of countless “Dummies” books.  If it wasnt for his TCP/IP for Dummies, I probably never would have passed my MCSE back in the day.    IDG’s … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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Banks are keeping XP alive

Reposted from – http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/14/atm-windows-xp-costs/ Believe it or not, roughly 95 percent of ATMs in the world are still running Windows XP — and that’s about to become an expensive problem. Machine designer NCR says that only a third of banks … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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Best Social Networking Times

Special Thanks to @GingerMeatloaf for this  

21. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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I’m not a Crook

There is a long story behind this – so stay tuned. But that being said – I’m not a CROOK!!!

11. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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The Coolest Table EVER!!!

This just might be the coolest table I have ever seen – and I want one. You can see more HERE.  

11. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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Some Tuesday Geek Trivia from our friend HAL

Here is some Geek Trivia for your Tuesday. Who here remembers 2001: A Space Odyssey?  I know, its a classic right?  Anyway, as the HAL 9000 is shutting down – he starts to sing “Daisy”, but do you know why? … Continue reading

11. March 2014 by edbellmcse
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