NCG Gives Back!!

The Computer Guy Gives Back!! Scott & Gerrie from NCG love to help out in our community. Volunteering has always been not only part of the business, but something we both are very passionate about! We have been active members in The Antigo Langlade County Chamber of Commerce for many years. We also have donated time and service to the […]


Dust is killing your computer!

Dust Will Damage or Kill Your Computer!!! Quick question for you;  What do your vacuum cleaner and your computer have in common? No, the answer isn’t that they both suck… Actually the answer I was looking for it was; They both collect dust through a process of air intake… Ok, so they both suck. Let’s get this moving So your […]


Happy Birthday FF!

On this day in history our good friends at Nintendo released the original Final Fantasy video game for its Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. To this day it is still one of the most successful role-playing games for the NES! Final Fantasy helped to popularize the genre and has gone on to spawn one of the most well-known RPG […]


Your Eyes Need This!

Did your eyes know it? Did you know that your computer screens emit bright blue light that looks a lot like the sun?  It’s true and your eyes need a break from this light!  Did you know that it has been throwing off your body’s internal clock at night and preventing the secretion of melatonin, which causes you to become sleepy? […]


GoldenEye Ransomware… Worst Birthday Present EVA

New Strain So this year for my birthday the monsters that brought you the Petya Ransomware have issued a new strain called GoldenEye that’s currently making computer users scared, paranoid, and a little upset. So what is it and what does it do?!? Well the GoldenEye strain is a ransomware type virus. What it does is it locks your computer […]


Happy Birthday Atari 6/27/1972

Happy Birthday Atari 6/27/1972!! This iconic gaming company started off back in 1972 believe it or not! The very first video game released on the system was Pong! It was the first commercially successful video game and lead to tons of other video games including the one I am playing which is Pitfall on the original Atari 2600.


Hardware Installation

There are a lot of different options when it comes to hardware installation and upgrading your computer! With expansion cards, you can get better video quality, faster networking speeds, and even more USB ports or new styles of USB like the Brand new USB C! If your computer is running slow, freezing or crashing, it could mean that you need […]


Gerrie

Introducing Gerrie

In April 2017, I, Gerrie Lutz, began working with Scott as the Northwoods Computer Guy’s Office Manager.  I am very excited for the opportunity to work with my amazing husband! Scott has been in business for quite as while now and has established himself as the best & most reliable computer repair person in the Northwoods.  His business has continued […]


Control+Scroll 1

Inspired by my visit to the eye Dr, this month’s tech tip is Control+Scroll. The Control+Scroll is a way to change the text size on any web browser. To use this cool shortcut, simply hold down the control button on your keyboard & scroll up to increase text size, or down to decrease it. This works on any website!

Control Scroll

Father’s Day is Awesome

Yes, That is right, Father’s Day is awesome! What is not awesome, is what the heck to get for Dad for Father’s Day. I feel like I have to say this for all dads, Coffee cups, Neckties & Socks suck!  When buying a present for your Geeky Dad, now is the time to mix it up! I know this problem all too […]


There’s already been five of these things?!?

Wow, That went fast! Okay, so we are less than 24 hours away from Cali’s 5th Annual Garage Sale to help the Humane Society. This is an annual event that my daughter & my mother-in-law started up five years ago to help raise money for the Langlade County Humane Society! IT’S HUGE Trust me when I say that every year it’s […]


Raspberry Pi Zero W – Project #1

Not Hardly Original Well after much consideration I finally figured out what project I wanted to do with that Raspberry Pi. I had done a ton of research on different fun little projects. The one that stood out was not exactly the most original project, but one, I absolutely had to have in my possession after seeing it. It was […]


MP3 is officially dead

In the 90s and early 2000s, MP3 was born to rule the music world! You probably still remember downloading MP3 files to build your music collection, and the first mix CDs with all your favs in one place burning up to 10 times as many of these onto audio discs than you could with traditional CD tracks. The development of Mpeg […]


WannaCry: Ransomware & How To Protect Yourself

There is an answer to “WannaCry”: A crippling Ransomware computer virus that invaded computer systems around the globe and set off a world wide panic! This is a scary one, but it doesn’t need to be!  If you are prepared, you have nothing to fear in this virus!  To start with this attack only affects the Microsoft Windows operating system. Mac […]