Guy McDowell

How to Clean Your Computer Properly, Inside and Out

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Everything works better when it’s clean. Not to mention that clutter kills. That is why it’s important to clean your computer regularly and this spring is as good a time as any. Just as a computer with an uncluttered hard drive runs better and faster, a computer with no dust build-up in it runs cooler, […]

What is Ghidra and Why is it Important?

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A large part of tackling new viruses is figuring out how they work. To do that, you need to reverse-engineer it. The National Security Agency (NSA) obviously must do this sort of work a lot, so they created their own tool, called Ghidra to help them do this. By the way, it’s pronounced Ghee-dra. It […]

Using PowerShell for Home Users – A Beginner’s Guide

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Who doesn’t wish they could be a wizard and utter a few words to have magical things happen? Well, we’re not able to show you how to be a wizard, but we can show you how to do a little computer magic. If you’ve got a Windows computer with Windows 7 on it, you’ve got […]

What Does End of Life Mean for Software and Should You Care?

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Before we begin, understand that this article also addresses operating systems (OS), specifically Windows, but the principles could apply to any software, app, or OS. When you hear or get notification that your software is nearing End of Life  (EOL), it’s a bit disconcerting. It sounds so final, as though your software is just going […]

Make a Web App Run Like a Desktop App

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So many programs are going from being something you install on your computer to being a web app that you run in a browser. It’s a move that’s brought on by more and more of the world having access to high-speed Internet service in excess of 10Mbps. Another contributing factor is that server-based power is […]