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Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on client's computers

I recently noticed the article below in my reading and it reinforced my recent change in what software I install on my friend's, family and client's Windows PCs. I was installing a combination of ClamAV and Windows Defender, but upon the release of this new software, Microsoft Security Essentials , I saw an opportunity to stream line things and give the users less to concern themselves with as far as updates and new versions. Twitter friend and follower @MadMarv saw my original Twitter post when I shared the item below and repied " yeah, I'm starying to roll out MS. Sec. Essentials around the office. Seems less obtrusive than any other AV right now. " Every Windows PC needs an antivirus and anti-malware program to protect it and Microsoft Security Essentials combines both into one, easy-to-install package. If you don't currently have protection installed, or it is out of date, head over to Microsoft's Web Site and download and install Microsoft Security

Audio: Live Reading of "A Christmas Carol" - 4th Annual

Yesterday, we held our 4th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and the audio is now available for your holiday pleasure. I think this would be great listening while steaming your Christmas pudding, cooking your Christmas goose or enjoying that refreshing "bowl of steaming bishop!" Listen to the 4th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" from You can also watch the video captured live on Watch the 4th Annual Reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" I hope you enjoy it!

Friends in Tech present A Geek Christmas Story

Happy Holidays from everyone here at TechnologyIQ and I hope you enjoy this year's holiday presentation from Friends in Tech. -- Douglas Listen to A Geek Christmas Story “Mattie Stevens, a young boy of the early 80’s, dreams of owning a Commodore 64. He sets out to convince everyone this is the perfect gift. But, along the way runs into opposition from his parents and everyone around him including old Santa Claus” Written By: Kreg Steppe and Douglas E. Welch Produced By: George Starcher – Typical Mac User Podcast Victor Cajiao – Typical Mac User Podcast - – Typical Shutterbug Podcast Steve Holden – Tech News Radio - Jersey Boys Podcast – Cast of Players: Narrator: Kreg Steppe – Technorama Harvey Stevens : Dad – Kevin Devin Mandy Stevens : Mom – Susie Murph – How to Grow your Geek Podcast Mattie Stevens : Son – Daniel Devin Sandy Stevens : Little Brother – Spencer Holden Curtz Eisenberg : Friend to Mattie – Harrison Steppe General Beringe

Wordpress 2.9 upgrade fails on GoDaddy shared server(s)

( Update 12/19/2009 - 1341 PST - Received links on how to export and import database into new 5.0 version of the database. Working with some knowledgeable others to help me do the process.) ( Update 12/19/2009 - 1024 PST - Looks as if my main database is still in mySQL 4.0 format although GoDaddy support 5.0. Probably never had need to upgrade DB since I moved there. Support email sent in on how to upgrade database) Hmmm. Upgrading your Wordpress installations is typically a part of good system management, but when trying to install the latest version of Wordpress 2.9 this morning I received the following error. Upgrade WordPress Downloading update from Unpacking the update. The update cannot be installed because WordPress 2.9 requires MySQL version 4.1.2 or higher. You are running version 4.0.27. Installation Failed I am not sure if this effects all of GoDaddy's shared servers or just mine, but it could effect a lot of people if their defa

Free Disney "The Princess and the Frog" Music in today's LA Times

Today's LA Times contains an advertising wrapper pointing people to free music downloads form Disney's new movie, The Princess and the Frog . Visit this web site: and enter the code RK4F3TM . Four songs from the movie will download as a compressed ZIP file and then decompress into the four individual tracks.