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Alpha Nerd Milestone

cc photo by Daniel Sancho The other day, I reached a very exciting milestone for my Alpha Nerd project. I provided my computer services to a total stranger for the very first time. Previously, I only helped family, friends, and … Continue reading

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House Call: Apple Time Capsule

I was contacted over the weekend by someone who needed help installing an Apple Time Capsule. She and her girlfriend were bringing their laptops on a trip and wanted to make sure their stuff was backed up before leaving. I’ve … Continue reading

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Patient: Forgotten Password

cc photo by Mirko Macari A friend of mine brought me his brother’s laptop. His brother just got home from the hospital after a stroke and couldn’t remember the password. I never tried retrieving a forgotten password before, so I … Continue reading

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Patient: Vista Virus

cc photo by Nils Geylen I was contacted yesterday by a friend who needed urgent help. He said that his work computer had been infected by a virus after clicking a link to a Manga site. Several warning messages popped … Continue reading

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Patient: Adobe Photoshop CS4

— UPDATE on 02/11/2009 @ 2:45pm: The Little Snitch method is not reliable. See this comment for a workaround. — A friend of mine recently got into photography. She went to Amazon, searched for the bestselling photography book, and purchased … Continue reading

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Patient: hp pavilion zv5000

cc photo by Jay Reed I was recently given a hp pavilion zv5000 laptop to fix. It belongs to one of my girlfriend’s friends. I talked to said friend’s daughter at a party. She mentioned that it wasn’t working well, … Continue reading

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House Call: WEP Cracking

Update on 12/13/08 @ 11:12 am: Tutorial: How to Crack WEP on a Mac photo by Phylevn I was talking with a friend at a party who lost his internet connection recently. His previous connection was a neighbor’s open wifi. … Continue reading

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