About

Welcome to my computer blog!  It’s fitting here that I tell you a little something about myself and what I plan to do with this blog.

My name is Simon and like a lot of people, I love computers. Everything from how they work to all the cool things that you can accomplish with them. Computers have come a long way and it still amazes me how technology is advancing. Now days, they come standard with gigabytes of RAM and hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes of storage capacity. If you would have told this to a computer techie back in the days, they would probably laugh at you. From carrying dozens of floppy discs to having a tiny 8GB thumb drive which equals to almost thousands and thousands of those same floppy disc is pretty quite cool. But instead of giving you a lecture on computer history, I want to point out some of my main goals when strictly talking about this blog I have made.

The computer field is such a huge world that when you meet someone who just says that they work with computers, it could mean a whole bunch of things. Are they a programmer? A network/systems administrator? A website designer? A technician? As for me, I lean more towards the computer security realm. My job is to basically help users secure their computers and educate them on how to properly use their computers without being compromised. Let’s face it. The Internet has blown up and it wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for one thing. It’s us, the computer users. Think about it for a second. We can do almost everything now days online. From shopping for grocery, paying bills, video conferencing with your buddies over Skype, to emailing and blogging. However, because the Internet is so big, mischievous people out there will want to take the opportunity to abuse the Internet and prey on the weak people who don’t know any better than to click on every single email they receive thinking they just won a couple of million dollars. In short, I consider myself sort of as a defender for the people when in comes to computers. Yes, that’s as geeky as it sounds but it’s true.

With this blog, I hope I can help spread the word on computer security and a whole lot more. In my honest opinion, simply having a computer connected online now days mean that it should be mandatory that you, the computer user, should know about the threats and problems that the Internet can cause. I’m not trying to scare anyone but it’s the reality. Just like there are bad guys in the real world, there are bad guys on the net and believe me, they are out to prey on the innocent. There are a lot of great tools and free software out there that can help you better protect your computer. I myself believe in free software. I just love freewares and I truly appreciate all the great people out there who write and design such awesome programs all without asking for a single penny. Because I am a fan of technology in general, this blog will not be only about Windows. From time to time, there will be articles on iPhone stuff, Firefox and even Linux. I’m not really good at creating unique or funny names and so please don’t take the blog name too literally!

With all that being said, I hope everyone will get something by reading this blog. Yes, I know. Some of my articles may seem a bit lengthy but that’s only because it’s my job to explain everything as best as I could. Please bear with me. My end goal is hopefully by you reading an article here, you’ll walk away with some new and useful information that can be applied to your computing experience in life. You can also be a good Internet citizen by spreading the word to your friends and family members on how they can protect their computers as well.

If you have any questions related to any of my blog articles, please do not hesitate to write me an email. You can click on the Contact link at the top of this blog to send me an email. I promise that if I’m able to help, I will, provided that you’re not asking anything illegal of me! Even if I’m not able to provide you with a direct answer, I’m sure I’ll be at least able to point you in the right direction. Enjoy!

Simon