Factoids

Little bits of info that might be interesting.


How To Spot A Bad Hard Drive

Does he really know? Did you ever wonder how a computer guy can tell if your Hard Drive has gone bad? Well it’s actually easier than you might think, in addition to intuition, and noticing when things are just not working the way they are supposed to, nearly every computer hard drive created today has what’s called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis […]


Tech Tip – Protect Your Dongle

Don’t Forget the Dongle It’s easy to become a little careless when in a hurry, but one thing you should always keep an eye on is your dongle. They are incredibly important, pretty delicate, and once broken are not easily fixed and sometimes not replaceable… I should probably take a moment to tell you that a dongle is any USB […]


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

It Sounds Like A Joke It Does, and as an IT guy it’s almost become a joke.  I can’t even tell you how often I actually say the phrase have you tried rebooting the device, or have you tried turning it on and off again. The problem is is that it’s not a joke it actually really works, and I’m […]


Passwords. I HATE PASSWORDS!

A Necessary Evil Passwords are incredibly important and nowadays there are so many to remember. Every website you visit, every bank account, every credit card, every social media account has a requirement for a password.  A lot of times it’s hard to find a way to make passwords that are; 1: easy to remember, and 2: hard for other people […]


7 Deadly Computer Virus Signs

What’s In The Box!?!?! Viruses (For the Most Part) don’t really want to be found, Believe it or not they work the best when they can be quiet not make a lot of noise and exist in your computer for a long time. Most viruses do such a good job of hiding that you may not even know that they […]


What is a Computer Virus?

Such A Simple Question…. With a Thousand Answers! The Easy Answer: A computer virus is a program that runs on your computer that has malicious intent. The Plane Speak Answer: A computer virus is a program that has a specific job. Typically its job is to collect information about you or open up additional security breaches in your computer that […]


1981 – Video killed the radio star

August 1, 1981

  • I really do remember this day in history quite well, I remember waiting patiently for the channel to go live… MTV, presumably standing for “Music Television”, launches on cable TV.

As most people know, after the introduction sequence, the first video played was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. However, a bit of trivia is that the second song played was “You Better Run” by Pat Benatar.

MTV had an immediate impact on the music industry and was an iconic symbol of the technology-driven 1980’s.  What was your favorite video?!?


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 […]