Computer Medic Blog

The Computer Medic, Paul D'Pringe, is an experienced network and computer professional with over 10 years in IT management. Paul is a former US Marine and holds A+, CCNA and MSCE certifications. Paul's goal for his blog is to provide advice for all of your business and personal computing needs.

Backup the Important List

My wife would say that clothes and body language say a lot about a person. I say that if you really want to know what says a lot about a person, it’s their personal computer.

What does your PC say about you? Before I ever touch a computer, I ask the all important question. . . “Do you have any important files that I should be aware of - that need to be backed up, before I begin?”


Love Your Computer Again

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I think immediately of chocolate. Chocolate just makes me happy. I recently read that Scientists at Harvard University examined coco (the foundation of chocolate) and found it does seem to boost your heart health. Heart benefits were: increased blood flow, less platelet stickiness and clotting, and improved bad cholesterol. One research pointed out that chocolate may help boost your memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain. If you are a regular Computer Medic reader, you know that I have to relate all things to technology.


Resolution for 2012: Get Smart

Some people think of technology as a money pit. Some view it as a necessary evil. Some view it as a great way to get work done. No matter how you look at it, in reality, nothing functions without I.T. The future is here for you to use. The hard cold truth is either you manage technology or technology will manage you.

If you are a business owner today, with yet another year coming to an end, I hope to inspire you to make some resolutions. Think of possibilities for this New Year. Focus on efficiency and streamlining your business and/or home office. Let this be the first year to make a technology plan that makes your job easier and lightens your load.


Cookies of the Plate and Computer

The Holidays are fast approaching. Christmas lights are up. The sounds of bell ringers and Christmas Carols have replaced the usual soundtrack of my life. There is a nip in the air and smells that remind me of my childhood. Ahh. . . cookies. Nothing says holidays like cookies. Although with the kids out of school for a long break and the wife shopping online, my techy thoughts shift from a plate full of cookies to a computer full. Rather than flu vaccines, I think of virus protection.