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MDC Computer Solutions was founded on providing quality technology for seniors. We have over 19 years of experience in providing simple to use technology, easy solutions and tutoring specific to our clients needs. We offer seniors the most affordable solution to their complete technology needs. *no monthly support fee is required. Please call for more information: 916.534.3245

Business

In the greater Sacramento area MDC Computer Solutions has become not only a source for businesses in times of technical need, but a market leader in serving small and medium sized businesses with complete technical integration across several aspects of their business.

Residential

We believe in teaching our customers while we resolve technical issues (That’s why we charge by the hour). In some cases our customers just want us to resolve their problem and thats fine, but we prefer to pass on our knowledge to provide customers with tools that will save time and money in the future. Please checkout our reviews you will see that we can be trusted and we hope for you to invite us into your home in the near future.

Latest Blog

Another Interesting drone weekend

         

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Auburn drone experience

     

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The Red Bridge

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Flying my drone near Fair Oaks in Gold River  

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Pleasants Valley Rd.

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Coming back from San Francisco

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Referral Links

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I love using Square to run my business! Process $1,000 without fees when you activate with my invite link: https://squareup.com/i/2FF71974

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Just chilling with my Homie

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Jon is going to be helping me with some WordPress possibly.

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Mile IQ is a great App for tracking Mileage…

so easy to use. get it here

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Fatigue and Tiredness After a Stroke

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As I am writing this post I am roughly 8.5 years post stroke so keep that in mind. I still have fatigue. So thinking back one of my questions I would repeat often while in the rehab facility was: “what time is it?” When I would ask I would ask it three or more times

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Cherry Balls

2 cups walnuts, or other nut/seed of choice 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted2 tablespoons coconut oil1 tablespoon of honey1/2 teaspoon sea saltTiny bit of vanilla extract12 cherrys with juice squeezed out Put all ingredients in Cuisinart, the more mixed up everything is the better. Chop it up to your liking,

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Which planet in our solar system spins the fastest?

a). Saturn b). Jupiter c). Mars d). Venus Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in our Solar System rotating on average once in just under 10 hours. That is very fast especially considering how large Jupiter is. This means that Jupiter has the shortest days of all the planets in the Solar System.Jupiter is the

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Monday Trivia: Who invented the first swivel chair?

            The office staple of today was invented by the US’s third president. Jefferson bought an English-style Windsor chair (the ones where the legs and the back are put into drilled holes) from a Philadelphia cabinet maker. He then modified it so that the top and bottom parts were connected

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Veggie Bread w/Mushrooms

4c Mushrooms 4c Carrots 4 Zucchini  (5″) 3 red bell peppers 1c yellow ground flax seed 1 teaspoon salt 10hr 105°   did not turn out well, I overcooked it

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C.O.P.A . Veggie Bread

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4 cups baby Carrots 2 yellow Onions 1 large Purple onion 1 bunch of Asparagus 3/4 cup of ground flax seed 1tblsp Thyme 1tblsp Herbs de providence 1tblsp Dill Use Cuisinart to chop all vegetables and dump into large bowl. Add spices and mix thoroughly. Add ground flax seed and mix thoroughly. Spread on flat

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My Quotes

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Your Body does not know what your mind is capable of – 5/6/16

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Microsoft accessibility features

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https://www.microsoft.com/enable/default.aspx

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Unblock cut & paste option in a web browser

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Write more later… Link to full article for doing this task in all browsers: http://www.howtogeek.com/251807/how-to-enable-pasting-text-on-sites-that-block-it/

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Nor Cal Brain Gang

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      Originally Doris Hernandez-Morales started our group as a stroke support group at American River College. In 2016 Doris plans to leave town. We will miss her but her wishes are to not let this group to disintegrate. After some thought, we figured all stroke patients have a brain injury, so why not

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10%–15% of all stroke patients are young adults

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Know the signs of a stroke… save a life…   If you have come across this page, at the very least I would like you to always remember the acronym F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech & Time) Because stroke is very uncommon in young adults, it often gets misdiagnosed and overlooked. The most important thing below

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Beware!!

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Recently more than ever I have noticed little software companies are popping up all over the world. Weather they are selling  or re-selling computer software. Sometimes it may seem like they are scamming.  These companies tend to trick individuals into thinking they need additional software to keep themselves and their computers protected . This post

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Lobby printer @ Hampton in Greenville South Carolina

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This printer seemed fast and reliable. I used it during our stay. Upon further research the printer the “Best Laserjet Printers of 2016,” rated by Best Reviews Guide only has one HP Laserjet in their top 10 list, and this is not one of them.

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Password Issues with Email?

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                So to calm your frustrations a bit, if lost and you think it may be impossible to recover your Yahoo password, just realize nothing is ever impossible… If you can get to the right screen you can enter an alternative email and or your telephone and Yahoo

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Online Antivirus & Spyware Scanner

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This software Is very good for running an online Antivirus & Spyware scan. Trend Micro HouseCall has been rated 4/5 stars by CNET. You may use this link to run a scan.

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Blue Helmet Joe

In the 1980’s Joe fell from his motor cycle sustaining a head injury. Within the last few years he also had a fall and hit his head near the Sacramento capitol. Joe now realizes the importance of using a helmet for protecting his head. Because of injuries from his first accident and fall he considers

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Yahoo is Killing me!!

            I am very sad to report that the fundraiser I am doing for Shriners Hospitals for Children has been temporarily semi hijacked. Yahoo seems to have had a server hacked, I am also sad to report that I have been trying to get their attention to resolve the issue

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Avoiding Windows 10 Forced Temptations to Upgrade

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The link below is for downloading a tool; this is a tool one that I use for business purposes. I am not responsible for the improper use of it. Please do your research and investigate before using 🙂 http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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                      Ingredients: 7 Cups Organic Baby Carrots (Chopped) 1 Cup Chopped Golden Flax Seeds 1 Cup Organic Raisin 1 Gala Apple 1 Tbsp Cinnamon 1 Tbsp Water (If needed) Preparation: Chop carrots and apple in Cuisinart, place in bowl. Add raisins chopped or whole or

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Senior/Retirement Home Presentation Summary:

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Here are some places in the community where I have done computer presentations. Usually they are on various topics, which are chosen by the Computer Club: -Crosswood Oaks (Citrus Heights) -Mission Oaks (Carmichael) -Brookdale in (Citrus Heights) -Sun City (Roseville)

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Web Presence

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My stuff: Personal: www.instagram.com/mattcardoza https://www.facebook.com/matthewdcardoza https://www.youtube.com/user/cardozamdc Business: www.mdccomputersolutions.com www.facebook.com/mdccomputersolutions www.instagram.com/mdccomputersolutions http://www.yelp.com/biz/mdc-computer-solutions-carmichael https://www.google.com/#q=mdc+computer+solutions&lrd=0x809addce7e8d6a67:0x68830fcfcbe41c84,1,, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvORdu58mhExfFHSirqQpw/ Kendra’s: www.instagram.com/paleopaparazzi www.paleopaparazzi.com www.facebook.com/paleopaparazzi

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The Martyn Ashton Story

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This is an amazing story that was shared by a good friend of mine. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me.  Basically It summarizes a few years of an amazing cyclist and his story. After the Accident: Back on Track:      

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Trivia: The Term “Loophole” Used To Refer To An Exploit Has Its Origins In?

Answer: Castle Architecture In modern use the term “loophole” is used to refer to an ambiguity, shortcoming, or exploit available in legal or security systems. One often hears of tax “loopholes” that allow large corporations to avoid paying taxes in their country of origin, for example, or a loophole that allows a criminal to avoid

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Computer Virus Basics

                What is a virus? A computer virus is a program that spreads by first infecting files or the system areas of a computer or network router’s hard drive and then making copies of itself. Some viruses are harmless, others may damage data files, and some may destroy

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Which Of These Tech Companies Was Named Based On A Coin Toss?

Dell Hewlett-Packard Apple Samsung Answer: Hewlett-Packard In terms of business and startup lore, the founding of Hewlett-Packard is a bit of a legend. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard met at Stanford University and after they graduated, the two young electrical engineers started their company out of the Packard family garage (while participating in a fellowship

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New Computer Setup Checklist

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-Install software (only one at a time): -Microsoft Office 2007, -MalwareBytes (free download from malwarebytes.org), -Antivirus Software, -Comcast offers Norton AV free (call Comcast/xfinity support: 1 (800) 934-6489), -Consolidated offers Kaspersky AV free, -If the customer has U-Verse from AT&T  McAfee AV is free, -Setup full weekly scan, -Verify Adobe Reader & Flash install -Show

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A wise word from a fellow brain tumor survivor

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Luis Velasquez wrote the list below, he is a motivational speaker that lives in the bay area. So for my friend Amanda undergoing brain surgery soon “Down Under”… these are the 10 top things that made my “condition” a lot more fun (literally). 1. Focus on your life, not your tumor. 2. Try to find

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5:30am Spin

I feel so good when I get my day going with a 5:30am spin class at my gym. The last few weeks I have gone several times. Bill joined me today. Always keep your body guessing.              

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Darik’s Boot And Nuke

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There is a good software I would recommend for people that are looking to remove data from hard drives it is called Darik’s Boot And Nuke below you will find the link to read more information and to download it. You will have to download the ISO image and create some form of bootable media.

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How to open a .pages file from a mac on a Windows computer

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Save the file, by default it will have the .pages extension. This will need to be changed to a .zip file (to rename file extensions you must be able to view hidden file extensions). Once it is renamed open it and the pages file will be names preview.jpg. Once you exported this from the zip

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srpmt has stopped working

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This error will flash fast and go away, it has been categorized as malware. After downloading and installing and running a full malwarebytes scan it was removed.

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December Trivia

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If you guessed telephone hold music, your right! Give yourself a pat on the shoulders… Hearing music while we’re on hold waiting to talk to a company representative is so common today that it’s hard to imagine there was a time where people just sat around listening to nothing at all while waiting on hold.

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Apple Macintosh Antivirus Scoop

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According to Tom’s Hardware with all of the spyware and malware threats we face online nowadays even Apple computers need protection. After their review and vigorous testing of several products they decided that Avira was their recommendation. This product is also available for your mobile devices.

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Get Rid of your Comcast Modem Rental Fee, Forever!

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Some of you may have noticed that their modem rental fee from Comcast is creeping up, the current cost is $10.00 per month. If you would like to avoid this monthly charge I can help you purchase the correct modem an install it. This means after one year your modem and the installation could* be

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Getting a Desktop Shortcut to Solitaire on a Newer PC

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In Windows 10 Microsoft has decided to include the solitaire application. If you would like a shortcut on your Windows 8 computer you will first have to download it for free from the App Store. After the application is on your computer, follow the steps below: 1. Right click on the desktop -> New ->

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Ride to Awareness 2015 (RTA)

RTA gave me the opportunity to meet several new friends across the U.S. Although I wanted to extend the opportunity and travel further across the country ultimately I decided to stop in Phoenix at my originally planned destination. To view the RTA video from the first week click here. Please enjoy the pictures and video

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First Day of Fall 2015

If you guessed B for this months trivia question in my newsletter you are correct the official day and time Fall (Also known as the autumnal equinox) begins Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:21 A.M. The autumnal equinox is when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. Another definition of fall

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August Newsletter Raffle List

Below you will find a link to the list. If you don’t see your spous’s email address or a friend on the list have them signup. To have them signup you can enter their name and email on the right side of this screen where it says “Sign up for MDC Computer Solutions Newsletter.” Make

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Computer/Phone Scams in General: Don’t be fooled!

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  A number of my customers over the years have been taken advantage of by misleading people. Mostly, these people will impersonate being a legitimate representative from a large company, when in fact they are only trying to look for vulnerable people to fall for their tricks which can be very deceiving.  Even knowing what

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Which fruit has the most pesticides?

According to the USDA Pesticide Data Program peaches have up to 62 Pesticide Residues and apples come in at 2nd place. Before writing this article I would have guessed apples. Everyone has their own choice in which foods they consume. A few years ago my wife and I decided to buy certain fruits and vegetables

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Why Update to Windows 10?

Windows 10 is coming July 29, 2015, are you ready? I personally will be updating my laptop but not my primary workstation. I will be updating my laptop so I can become familiar with the new Operating System, and be able to support my clients who decide to upgrade. Although Windows 10 will be free

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Christmas Giveaway!

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Gifts Include: Blue Light blocking glasses, Mobile Device chargers, iTunes gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, a $75 Whole Foods gift card, etc, 1. Like my business Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MDCComputerSolutions 2. Get a friend to Like it. (How hard can this be? Just tell them I do great work!) 3. Have your friend comment below mentioning

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Forget to logout of Facebook?

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View/Deactivate Individual Facebook Sessions Every time you log in on Facebook, a session is created (a session in layman’s terms is an agreement made by the computer you are using and the host to communicate). Let me give an example of when I would want to go in and end a specific session: Say I’m

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses

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“Throughout evolution, brightness meant that it was daytime and that we should be awake and get stuff done, while darkness meant that it was time to sleep and recover.” -Kris Gunnars The Problem: Modern light bulbs and electronic devices (especially computer monitors), also produce large amounts of blue light and “trick” our brains into thinking

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Web Filtering Software Reviewed

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K9 Web Protection I usually recommend a free solution before a paid solution for software. In some cases where there is not a suitable free solution I will just skip that option rather than recommend one that I have not used myself.  In this case K9 Web Protection is a software that I have used and

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Should you use email provided by your ISP?

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  A close friend of both my wife and I inspired me to write this blog post today. In one way or another, in her case Comcast dropped her account, therefore she lost access to her email, even once re-establishing the account they are unable to retrieve things. So not only did she lose the

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Fishing w/Chad 11/15/14

It was nice to get out, my motor had something going on so it is currently in the shop but we still managed to have a great morning. It turned out to be a beautiful day. Chad showed me a new spot to launch the boat. Next time when the motor is working properly we

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REF: Step-by-Step POP Setup Instructions (Through Network Solutions)

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http://www.networksolutions.com/support/step-by-step-pop-setup-instructions/#2

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Proper Keyboard and Mouse Ergonomics

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Over my career in working with computers, I have used quite a few keyboards. I have also used numerous amounts of customer’s keyboards. In addition I have seen the ergonomic practices of many both at home and on the job. For several years my dad has worked as a rehabilitation counselor, sometimes he does ergonomic

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Top 12 Online Holiday Scams According to McAfee

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                  McAfee Security company has compiled a list of the top 12 holiday scams online shoppers may see this holiday season. The company warns that cyber security threats heighten during the holiday season as consumers unknowingly share personal data across their devices, such as a mobile phone

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System Restore Works Great in Windows 7, Try it!

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Ever wish you could turn back the clock after a bad crash? With Windows, you can. Sometimes installing a program or driver can make Windows run slowly or unpredictably. System Restore can return your PC’s system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, potentially preventing hours of troubleshooting headaches. It won’t

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Protected: Technician Onsite Job Duties

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Online (Cloud) Backup

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Summary: Backblaze is an online backup company with whom you can pay a subscription fee to for them to continually backup your computer. The cost is very reasonable for the feeling and the knowledge that your date is being backed up all the time (automatically). I very much enjoyed the instructions they gave in case

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Equipment thats “new to me” at the gym (SPRI)

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SPRI Step 360 Pro I am very excited that I happened to find this piece of equipment at the gym yesterday. I was so excited that I came back to the gym at 5:00am this morning to take some video and share it with “the world.” Right now with this equipment I’m not working on

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Protected: How to log into CTR Webex to see reports

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A Touch of Understanding (ATOU)

How did I get Involved? In 2012 I began going to a stroke group at American River college, in this group I met people who had gone through just what I had gone through. I met people that were both older and younger than me, both women and men. I remain very close to members

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Assigning custom keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word

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Today a Client of mine sparked an interest in me finally looking this up. You know how they say, “you learn something new every day?” Well today I have learned something new. Its not that I ever doubted that there were the capabilities to do it, but I myself or any of my customers have never

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Oceanside, San Diego October of 2014

Q: Proverbs 31:10 – Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price [is] far above rubies. A: Me My wife and I had the opportunity to travel to her home town, Oceanside, CA (We stayed at the Oceanside Marina Suites). We also spent some time in Carlsbad, we stayed at the Marbrisa Hilton. While

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Never Pay for AntiVirus

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They say “never say never” but this time there’s an exception. As  part of  the Internet service with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) usually you are entitled to free Antivirus. During the week of January 20th, 2010 Symantec struck a deal and teamed up with Comcast (xfinity), which allowed their Internet subscribers to have access

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