👍 #890 - How Do I Find Good Local Computer Help?
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Getting Local Help
This is a question for which I have no specific answer. And it frustrates me. Even after all this time I wouldn't know who to take my computer to locally if I had an issue I wanted help with.
Fortunately, it's not something I need often, but it's a question I get asked . . . often. And I still have no answer.
What I do have are some guidelines and approaches you might take if you find yourself in a similar situation. This week's featured article shares some ideas on how to approach finding local computer help.
Also this week: Why blocking spam is pointless, trash versus junk, and the abysmal state of networking for real people.
All the links are down below.
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A Couple of Plugs!
While I have your attention, I wanted to plug interesting thigns a couple of my friends are up to:
- Original TEH Podcast co-host Kay Savetz is into retro-computing and has a pretty nifty YouTube channel with podcast episodes interviewing various industry founders, notables, and luminaries. Check it out!
- Occasional TEH Podcast guest, Greg Bulmash, has published his first novel: Hell on $5 a Day. I just started it, and am having a difficult time setting it aside.
I hope all is going well for you.
How Do I Find Good Local Computer Help?
It's not easy.
Good help is hard to find. That's just as true when it comes to finding good local computer service and support as it is anywhere else.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Doesn't Blocking Email Senders Work?
|Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.|
What's the Difference Between Trash and Junk Folders?
|Junk folder, Spam folders, and Trash folders are similar, but they differ in one important respect: training your spam filter.|
You're Not Alone: Networking Sucks
|After all this time, the average user still has trouble networking computers, and that's really frustrating.|
How Do I Secure a Hard Drive Before Sending It in for Repair?
|When sending your computer out for repair, you're handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.|
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How Do I Secure a Hard Drive Before Sending It in for Repair?When sending your computer out for repair, you're handing over everything on it, including your data. Options to secure a hard drive are limited.
You're Not Alone: Networking SucksAfter all this time, the average user still has trouble networking computers, and that's really frustrating.
How Do I Find Good Local Computer Help?Good help is hard to find. That's just as true when it comes to finding good local computer service and support as it is anywhere else.
What's the Difference Between Trash and Junk Folders?Junk folder, Spam folders, and Trash folders are similar, but they differ in one important respect: training your spam filter.
Why Doesn't Blocking Email Senders Work?Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.
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