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41 Articles Found in the Computer Industry Topic  (or one of the sub-topics in bold above)

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Wes Peterson
1. A Great Info Resource There are many, many useful web sites from which we developers can glean the information we need to keep up with new technology and trends.
6/20/2007, and updated 8/10/2019

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Douglas.M
2. A Small Window of Opportunity May Be the Only Size You Will Find

This is a philosophical article that makes the point that business opportunities are often brief and fleeting in nature.

2/8/2018

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Mike Prestwood
3. Bill Gates Retires!

On Friday, June 27, 2008, Bill Gates retired from Microsoft. Mostly.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
6/28/2008

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Mike Prestwood
4. Bluetooth Origin

What is the origin of the Bluetooth name?

Posted to KB Topic: Power User Info
1/30/2008

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Adam Lum
5. Borland Divesting in IDE Product Lines

Borland to sell Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, etc.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
2/9/2006, and updated 9/18/2009

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Douglas.M
6. Buy Your Printer Ink on eBay for Huge Savings

This article discusses the benefits of buying printer ink on eBay for significant financial savings compared to what you pay in the brick and mortar stores for the same item.

2/10/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Kim Berry
7. DOL was spending $27 million running web job board DOL's America's Job Bank website is shutting down on June 20th, citing operating costs as high as $27 milllion per year!
6/13/2007

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Wes Peterson
8. eBay Desktop App Arrives

Arguably the most prominent, most successful, web-hosted application, eBay is harnessing the power of the desktop as an alternative to the browser.

Posted to KB Topic: Power User Info
4/7/2008, and updated 4/7/2008

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Douglas.M
9. Email is the OK Corral for the 21st Century

This is an article about why I think email is the perfect medium for confronting and effectively dealing with bad customers in the computer business or any business.

1/8/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Wes Peterson
10. Embarcadero Technologies To Acquire CodeGear

Borland no longer owns Delphi, C++Builder, JBuilder, Interbase, etc.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
5/7/2008, and updated 9/27/2009

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Douglas.M
11. Gaining the Strategic Advantage: A Lesson from Napoleon Invading Russia

This article uses the real life story of Napoleon’s attempted invasion of Russia to help illustrate how to gain an advantage in business with minimal material assets.

12/18/2017, and updated 10/27/2018

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Douglas.M
12. Great Business Opportunities Seem to Materialize in the Most Unlikely Places

This article cites some examples of how some of the best business opportunities I’ve found seemed to appear under the most unlikely circumstances.

1/19/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Wes Peterson
13. Great Label Printers

Nice looking mailing and shipping labels make a statement about you - and/or your business. But printing to sheets of laser or inkjet labels can be a real pain when all you want are one or two labels at a time. This brief article talks about one line of label printers that's particularly convenient, inexpensive, plays nice on a network, and is super-easy to program.

9/19/2007, and updated 8/20/2011

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Douglas.M
14. How I Use One Computer Business to Develop Another within the Same Company

This article discusses how I leverage my PC troubleshooting business to help me select the right kind of software design business so I only work for the right people.

2/12/2018

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Mike Prestwood
15. It's Done: Borland is No More
A trip down memory lane: Borland 1983-2009
Micro Focus buys Borland. The decline of Borland is now complete. The once legendary software company is no more! Okay, for those of us that worked at Borland and those that loved their development tools, it pretty much was over years ago. For me, I'm still a big fan of the CodeGear development tools, especially Delphi and Prism, but the fanatical culture and clarity of purpose was over when Philippe Kahn left. I've been following Borland ever since I left the company in 1995 and every time I heard of a stupid move, I cringed. I'm sure all of us who have watched the decline of Borland over the years have a list of stupid Borland moves.
Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
8/4/2009, and updated 8/4/2009

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Mike Prestwood
16. John McCain Introduces Bill Against Net Neutrality

Despite it's name, "The Internet Freedom Act of 2009" does not free the Internet. It's an attack against Net Neutrality and yet another attempt to give the Internet to big business.

What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality) frees restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as one where communication is not unreasonably degraded by other communication streams.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
10/23/2009, and updated 11/4/2009

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Wes Peterson
17. June, an Exciting Month for Me Things at Prestwood are never boring. This month is shaping up to be one of the more interesting.
6/16/2007

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Douglas.M
18. Kids + iPads = Good + Bad

This article discusses the pros and cons of letting kids have iPad tablets.

12/18/2017, and updated 1/8/2018

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Wes Peterson
19. Kinds of People There are ten kinds of people in the world. Do you know what they are?
Posted to KB Topic: Lighter Side
6/7/2007

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Douglas.M
20. Life Has 3 Guarantees: Death, Taxes and Change in the Tech World

This article discusses how change is a permanent fixture in technology.

2/8/2018

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Douglas.M
21. Mass Market or Customized Software: Which is the Right Choice?

This article discusses the circumstances that make mass market or customized software the appropriate choice for a business.

2/10/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Douglas.M
22. Microsoft Password Reset Procedure Does Not Appear to Work

This article talks about a difficulty I have experienced on several occasions with trying to reset Microsoft account passwords.

7/2/2019

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Mike Prestwood
23. Microsoft Trying to Buy Yahoo

MS wants Yahoo. What about MSN? Will Yahoo survive?

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
2/1/2008

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Wes Peterson
24. MS secret project -- Milan...thumbs up!

We've had keyboards and mice forever. We've had touch-screens and drawing pads for a long time, now. Get ready for something entirely new and different, the "surface!"

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
5/30/2007

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Douglas.M
25. Offense vs Defense for a Technology Business

This article makes the case that offense and defense are equally important facets to running a technology business or any company.

2/10/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Wes Peterson
26. Office 2007, Two for the Price of One

Microsoft, the company everybody loves to hate, has just doubled the value of their Office 2007 products.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
5/18/2007, and updated 12/1/2009

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Mike Prestwood
27. Oracle Buys Sun: Java Under New Management

Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. The driving force behind this deal was Oracle's desire to acquire Java and Solaris.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
4/22/2009

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Douglas.M
28. Policy Will Determine the Fate of a Technology Enterprise

This article discusses how business policy can determine whether or not a company survives.

12/18/2017, and updated 9/16/2018

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Wes Peterson
29. Punishment for Purchasing - What a Concept

Here's a great marketing idea, cooked up, no doubt, by some MBA: Punish your customers for being your customers. Sound crazy? Several well-known software and service vendors don't seem to think so.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
12/27/2007, and updated 9/18/2009

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Mike Prestwood
30. Reset Your Notebook Battery

To extend the life of your battery, drain it completely and then charge it for 14 hours.

Posted to KB Topic: Power User Info
9/17/2007

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Douglas.M
31. Revisiting the Stephen King Novel: Real Life Christines in the Computer World

This article discusses some ghastly things I have seen in the computer business that can take on a life of their own similar to the Stephen King novel, “Christine”.

1/20/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Mike Prestwood
32. Scrambled Text Apparently if the first and last letters are correct, the rest don't matter.
Posted to KB Topic: Lighter Side
9/24/2007, and updated 5/28/2010

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Douglas.M
33. Sometimes the Smallest Software Adjustments Can Mean the Difference between Success and Failure

This article discusses a recent job assignment that nearly ended in failure without a very minor software adjustment.

1/30/2020

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Wes Peterson
35. The Art & Science of Email Signatures

Want a great email signature? Check out this link.

Posted to KB Topic: General News & Trends
2/5/2010

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Douglas.M
36. The Making of a Cyberspace Marketing Force

This article is a philosophical narrative about how to become a strong presence in the search engine result pages.

12/18/2017, and updated 9/16/2018

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Douglas.M
37. The Reason Why I Do Not Use a Fixed Price Labor Contract Anymore

This article describes my rational for refusing to use a fixed price labor contract for my programming services any longer.

7/25/2017

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Wes Peterson
38. TLA

Three-letter Acronym

Posted to KB Topic: Power User Info
5/18/2007

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Douglas.M
39. Win-Hold-Win: A Strategy for Expanding Your Skill Set in the Computer Services Business

This article uses the 1993 “Win-Hold-Win” military strategy to help illustrate how one can become more marketable in the computer industry.

2/9/2018, and updated 9/16/2018

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Douglas.M
40. You Need More Than One or Two Horses Pulling Your Marketing Wagon

This article makes the case for having multiple marketing techniques for procuring new business, rather than just one or two.

2/9/2018

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Douglas.M
41. Your Website made it to Google Page One: What is Next?

This article discusses why you can just rest on your laurels after your website is ranked on the first search results page in Google.

2/9/2018

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