Archive for February 26, 2009

Tech Service #4 Router/Wireless setup $79

Posted: February 26, 2009 by datechguy in employment, tech
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And now lets detail the wireless service.

So you have a new wireless router and you want to setup that home network without leaving it open to everyone? Are you confused on what cable goes where and what a network key even means? Or do you have a wireless network so open that you provide internet for the whole neighborhood? Let the DaTechguy remotely connect to your system from here in Massachusetts and get it done.

What I will do:

* I will take control of your system
* I will install any needed drivers
* I will step you through the physical connection of the router
* I will set solid security for your system unless you specifically ask for an open or lesser security setting (lesser security is a really bad idea).
* I will set your firewall settings for the network
* I will leave a copy of all your network settings on your system so you can find them if you forget them.
* I will walk you through the install of a usb wireless adapter

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What I won’t do:

* I won’t clean your system of virus’ or spyware I have a different auction option for that.
* I won’t install service Packs. If I think it is necessary I will DOWNLOAD them and then re-connect once installed.
* I won’t install or uninstall programs
* I won’t setup more than 3 pc on a wireless network without an additional fee
* I won’t setup Macs or pre XP systems on the network
* I won’t setup file shares.
* I will not setup a wireless printer. (I have a printer setup for that).
* If a system has faults that is preventing the network from working that is out of scope.

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What I can’t do even if I wanted to:

* I can’t get a system on the network without a wireless card.
* I can’t get a printer to print if no driver exists for the operating system, the work arounds necessary are too iffy.
* I can’t access the setup of your ISP’s modem without the values. (more…)

Product #2 Anti-virus service $95

Posted: February 26, 2009 by datechguy in employment, tech
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For some reason this post is missing. So I am re-posting it today.

Continuing my weekly writeup of the tech services I’m offering remotely we get to the Anti-virus service:

Is your system infected with a virus? Are you plagued with popups etc? Let the DaTechguy remotely connect to your system from here in Boston and clean it up.

What I will do:

* I will take control of your system
* I will clean out temp files
* I will update the system
* I will remove virus’ from the system
* I will if necessary install a secondary browser
* I will suggest and if you wish install anti-virus software
* I will suggest ways to avoid virus’s in the future
* If your system can’t be cleaned I will help you reinstall your operating system

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What I won’t do:

* I won’t guarantee you will not get re-infected since I can’t control what you do with your system after I’m finished with it.
* I won’t establish an internet connection for you if you don’t have one working at the time we start
* I won’t backup your system with this service.
* I won’t install service Pack 2 I will give you the link to the download but the install is up to you.
* I won’t install service pack 3, on occasion I’ve seen problems on systems after the install, you can do it If you want
* On a Vista system I won’t install Service Pack 1. I’ve seen too many issues with it but I will give you the link if you want it.
* I won’t be responsible for any program or device that works differently after cleaning.

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If you system meets the following minimums then I can help you if it does not then I can’t.

A high speed internet connect (DSL or better) that is working
A Microsoft based computer running windows XP service Pack 2 or better
At least 256 mb of Ram.

If you don’t know the values on your system on XP right click on MY COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES or choose SYSTEM in control panel. If you can’t access this info due to a virus I will take that into consideration .
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Who is DaTechGuy and why should I give him my money or let him in my system?

I am computer technician from central Massachusetts. I’ve been doing working with computers since programming or support for 20 years. I was one of the original (took the first call) techs at a company called HiWired , which did tech support for Ctrl-Center, Comcast and several other companies. In November 2008 we were all let go so I’m striking out on my own for now.

How are you going to connect to my system?

I will be using a piece of licensed software called LogMeIn Rescue to allow the connection between our systems. Your keyboard and mouse will become my keyboard and mouse and I will do the work as if I was in front of your PC?

How will we start the initial connection?

After receiving payment I will contact you to arrange a time to start the connection via either a code or an e-mail.

What if I can’t get my system connected to yours?

If I can’t establish the connection then I’ll either walk you through the reinstall of your operating system or refund you.

How long will it take?

No way to say for sure depends on the speed of your system and the speed of the tools I use on it.

What if I lose my connection?

The system should re-connect automatically if it doesn’t after a period of time I’ll give you a call or e-mail to arrange to re-connect.

How will I know when you are done?

I will leave a note on your system or send you an e-mail to that effect.

Should I back up my system before this is done?

Very much so if possible see the question below.

At what point do we just re-install?

If after 24 hours I can’t clean the system or the system becomes so unstable that we can’t continue then we will start the reinstall process you will need to provide or acquire the cd’s necessary for this.

Does having an anti-virus mean I won’t get a virus?

Good thing I was not drinking when you asked. Absolutely not, risky user behavior, teenagers, and fraud are the primary causes of infection.

Hey my system is ok, but my parents , brothers, grandparents system is infected, can I buy this as a gift?

Sure, contact me and we will setup the details.

What if I have any questions that you haven’t answered here?

Contact me. My e-mail is da -tech -guy- At — Comcast.net (without the spaces and the dashes trying to beat the spam bots you know)

Can I use my computer while You’re working on it?

Nope.

Michael Totten gives the full story of the battle of the defaced swastika:

Christopher was the target. He was the one who had defaced their sign. One of the guys smacked him hard in the face. Another delivered a roundhouse kick to his legs. A third punched him and knocked him into the street between two parked cars. Then they gathered around and kicked him while he was down. They kicked him hard in the head, in the ribs, and in the legs.

Read the story for the escape but here are my favorite parts:

“You’re bleeding,” Jonathan said and lightly touched Christopher’s elbow.

Christopher seemed unfazed by the sight of blood on his shirt.

“We need to get you cleaned up,” Jonathan said.

“I’m fine, I think,” Christopher said.

He seemed to be in pretty good spirits, all things considered.

“The SSNP,” I said, “is the last party you want to mess with in Lebanon. I’m sorry I didn’t warn you properly. This is partly my fault.”

“I appreciate that,” Christopher said. “But I would have done it anyway. One must take a stand. One simply must.”

Later on Chris point out what an actual traditional liberal thinks as opposed to the phony human shields

“Anyway,” he said, “call me old fashioned if you will, but my line is that swastika posters are to be defaced or torn down. I mean, what other choice do you have?

He elaborates further:

“You know these guys are widely suspected for setting off most or all of the car bombs,” I said.

“They weren’t ready for that then,” he said.

“They weren’t,” I said, “but they’re dangerous.”

“Once you credit them like that,” he said, “you do all their work for them. They should have been worried about us. Let them worry. Let them wonder if we’re carrying a tool or if we have a crew. I’d like to go back, do it properly, deface the thing with red paint so there’s no swastika visible. You can’t have the main street, a shopping and commercial street, in a civilized city patrolled by intimidators who work for a Nazi organization. It is not humanly possible to live like that. One must not do that. There may be more important problems in Lebanon, but if people on Hamra don’t dare criticize the SSNP, well f***. That’s occupation.”

It stirs something that I hadn’t felt since 9/11.

On the day of the attacks I was playing a game in my tabletop baseball league at another person’s house. I had already seen the two planes hit and I frankly wasn’t phased by it. I figured it was a terror attack, I figured that terror attacks happen and it was only a matter of time that it hit us. It was an intellectual exercise.

Then I heard about Flight 93 and the people fighting back. For me THAT changed everything. The idea of ordinary Americans determined to fight back and die game changed them from the sheep being eaten by a wolf (the way life works) to the Shepherd defending against the wolf pack.

Christopher demonstrated that one has to stand up and be counted. There is a reason why the French Resistance is celebrated and honored while the Vichy is not.

As one of the great atheists he might resent it but how can you NOT pray for a fellow like that.

Hey the ACLU acting like…

Posted: February 26, 2009 by datechguy in internet/free speech
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…an actual civil liberties organization:

To help spruce up the building’s image, they hired artist Matt Evanson and gave him free rein to paint a giant mural of marine life, thus far depicting images of six local game fish: snook, redfish, tarpon, dolphin, grouper and sailfish. But Evanson has not been able to complete the artwork – which contains no words except for his signature – because the city on Florida’s Gulf Coast claims it violates the sign code.

He had an interesting counter:

His response? Proudly hang a giant banner with text of the First Amendment promoting free speech in front of the mural. Not amused, the city of Clearwater is now threatening to hook Quintero with fines of $500 a day for displaying the large version of America’s founding document.

Well they weren’t the only ones not amused:

The American Civil Liberties Union has been reeled in and is representing Quintero in court.

“Only in Florida could a business owner be targeted and fined for displaying artwork; and then in protest of the fine, display the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – and then be ticketed for that,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida. “Unfortunately, public officials disregard constitutional freedoms all the time, but punishing citizens for displaying the Constitution may be a first.”

Stop the ACLU is impressed:

This is a fight for a certain amount of free speech. All liberty minded Americans should hope for the ACLU to be victorious over this corrosive power of the city to impose itself on its citizens. Anyone interested in the rights of property owners should support Mr. Quintero in this fight. More of these thuggish city rules should be challenged throughout the country to put a check on the nanny state in which we increasingly live.

Hey lets see if this keeps up.