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Please visit my software developer website for more information about my services. I offer application development as well as Android app coding services. My developer skills are best suited to dealing with custom software projects. I can perform programming for Corel Paradox as well as C# Sharp and PHP.

In my local area of northeast Ohio, I can cater to computer repair and "fix my computer" issues.

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1. Some MS DOS Programs Still Clinging To Life Support

This article talks about how you can still run old MS DOS based software on the newer Windows and the pitfalls that come with it.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago
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2. How to Copy Files and Folders from a Crashed Hard Disk That Will Not Start Windows

This article describes how a USB data transfer cable with 3 different sockets can be used to recover data from a software crash on a hard drive.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
4 months ago
(1 Comments , last by Alysia.B )

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3. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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4. Modern Storage Media Is Great, But Ya Gotta Use It

This article discusses how storage media has improved dramatically since the early 1990s.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
4 months ago

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5. Let Google Trends Be Your Guide to Better Keyword Selection for SEO

This article discusses using “Google Trends” to select positively trending keyword phrases to optimize your web pages with. It removes a lot of the guess work from SEO.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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6. What to Do When Windows Has Been Installed On the Recovery Partition

This article discusses how I was able to change the D: drive with the Windows installation on it to the C: drive, while preserving the Windows installation that had been installed to the D: drive.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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7. How to Use Router Port Forwarding to See What Is There When You Are Not There

This article discusses how to implement router port forwarding or port triggering so you can have a camera view of a remote location such as a convenience store or restaurant on any PC, smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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8. How To Transfer Data from One Mobile Device to Another

This article describes how “SyncIOS Mobile Data Transfer for Windows” software utility can facilitate the transfer of data between two mobile devices saving you much headache and hassle in the process.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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9. The Shadow Lurks, But Relax, it is a Friend Not a Foe

This article discusses a software utility called “ShadowExplorer” that could potentially, depending on the situation, recover many of your files that had been encrypted by the vicious ransomware, “Cryptowall”.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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10. An App Generator from Before They Had Modern Apps

This article discusses an “app generator” from the 1990s before we had modern apps. It is used to make a simple bar code scanning app for Toyota Denso BarCode Handy Terminal infrared scanning devices.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
4 months ago
(3 Comments , last by Kenneth.E )

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11. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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12. Use Printfil by @SwIt Utility Software to Redirect LPT Ports to Windows Host Printers

This article discusses the “Printfil” software utility that can be used to make a MS DOS based application re-direct output meant for the LPT port to a modern Windows host printer.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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13. How I Replaced a Damaged LCD Screen In a Laptop

This describes the steps I took aided by photos of how I replaced the LCD screen in a laptop computer.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
4 months ago

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14. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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15. Offense Versus Defense: Which Is More Important 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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16. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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17. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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18. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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19. Hitman Pro Is a Good Way to Get Rid of the neopoptab.com Malware

The Hitman Pro software is effective at ridding your PC of the “neopoptab.com” malware.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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20. Rescue Your Damaged or Missing Files with R-Studio NTFS

This article discusses how R-Studio NTFS software can be used to rescue damaged or missing files on your hard drive.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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21. Hardware Configuration Preventing Custom Software from Running: A Solution

This article discusses a real life troubleshooting encounter that I resolved by manipulating the network drive mappings.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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22. Use the Free Online Image Editor to Modify Your Image Files

This article describes Free Online Image Editor that will assist you with editing your graphical images in a variety of ways.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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23. Life Has 3 Guarantees: Death, Taxes and Change in the Tech World

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

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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24. How To Make MS DOS Programs Run On Windows 7, 8 And 10

This article describes how to use Virtual Machine software to make old MS DOS programs run on the newer Windows operating systems.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
4 months ago

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25. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
4 months ago

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26. 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”.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
5 months ago

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27. When Creativity and Resourcefulness Make The Difference

This article talks about a PC repair encounter where I needed to be more resourceful than usual to fix the problem.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
5 months ago

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28. What You Don't Remember To Do Can Make All the Difference

This article cites a real life example of one of my PC troubleshooting encounters where not remembering to do one little step can make a big difference in the outcome.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
5 months ago

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29. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
5 months ago

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30. Email: 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
5 months ago

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31. Upgrade Your PC And Downgrade Your Price

This article discusses a real life example of how I got more computer for myself at a lower cost.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
5 months ago

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32. Gaining The Strategic Advantage: A Lesson from Napoleon Invasion Of 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
6 months ago, and updated 5 months ago

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33. Kids + iPads = Good + Bad

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

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
6 months ago, and updated 5 months ago

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34. Policy Will Determine the Fate of An Enterprise

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

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
6 months ago, and updated 5 months ago

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35. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
6 months ago, and updated 5 months ago

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36. How To Solve Spooler Subsystem App Has Encountered A Problem

This article discusses how I solved a printer driver installation problem.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
6 months ago, and updated 5 months ago

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37. A Trio of Free and Useful Software Utilities

This article describes in detail three useful software utilities for PC users that are available for download at no charge to you.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
7 months ago

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38. A PC Repair Tale

This story describes a real life experience I had with a computer that had more than one problem with it.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
7 months ago
(3 Comments , last by Chatlie12.m )

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39. Freebyte ZIP Is A Simple To Use Freeware Archiving Utility That Also Runs On The DOS Command Line

This article describes how to use the Freebyte ZIP free archiving utility software.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
7 months ago

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40. An Easy To Use PHP Email Blast Utility

This article describes a simple to use PHP program I made for performing a mass email “broadcast” or “blast” to a mysql database full of email addresses.

Posted to KB Topic: PHP
10 months ago
(8 Comments , last by gdgdhj.v )

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41. Old MS DOS Based Borland Turbo C For Text Word Processor

This article describes the procedural C programming for an old MS-DOS based application to perform text based word processing.

Posted to KB Topic: Classic C Language
11 months ago
(2 Comments , last by Douglas.M )

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42. Old MS DOS Based Borland Turbo C For Scrolling Through A Binary Text File Of Fixed Width Records

This article describes the procedural C programming for an old MS-DOS based application to scroll and page rows of records in a list retrieved from a binary text file.

Posted to KB Topic: Classic C Language
11 months ago

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43. 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.

Posted to KB Topic: Computer Industry
11 months ago

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44. The Windows Operating System Is Missing a Crucial Component

The Windows operating system has never offered a means of controlling the amount and type of software a PC can run relative to its processing power and memory.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
21 months ago

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45. The Situation Dictates Whether Or Not Technology Is Obsolete

This article discusses a real life example of how I used so called "obsolete" technology to revive a Visual Foxpro manufacturing database that was comprised by viruses.

Posted to KB Topic: Visual FoxPro (VFP)
26 months ago
(1 Comments , last by Armstrong.s2 )

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46. How To Make Web Pages Format Uncommon Fonts Most PCs Do Not Have In Windows Font Manager

This article describes a cascading style sheet coding technique I use to format uncommon fonts that are not included in the Windows font manager.

Posted to KB Topic: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
26 months ago
(6 Comments , last by Dakota.D )

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47. Classic Shell Can Fix A Windows 10 Start Menu Problem

This article describes a free utility you can download that will format your Windows Start menu to give it a pre-Windows 8 look.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
33 months ago
(5 Comments , last by Angelica.M )

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48. Eusing Free Registry Cleaner Removes Unnecessary Entries From Your Windows Registry

This article describes a Windows system registry cleaner that does a good job and is free for you to download.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Software
37 months ago
(6 Comments , last by Happy.E )

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49. A Six Point Checklist To Help Your PC Run Better

This article discusses some tips for maintaining your PC so it will run more efficiently.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
37 months ago
(5 Comments , last by aakash.r )

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50. Easy Steps For Replacing A Damaged Laptop Computer Screen

This article describes steps for replacing a damaged lcd display in a PC laptop computer.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
37 months ago

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51. The FileHippo Website Offers A Wide Selection Of Freeware

The FileHippo website offers a wide selection of software you may download for free.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
37 months ago
(1 Comments , last by Crew.J )

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52. No Audio Device? No Problem!

This article describes how to restore the sound on a computer when the audio driver is correctly installed, but the sound is still not working.

 

Posted to KB Topic: Software
39 months ago

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53. A Solution To Dealing With Malware That Prevents The Execution Of Windows Program Icons

This article discusses how to deal with malware that prevents Windows program icons from running.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
39 months ago
(2 Comments , last by Bernard.J )

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54. How To Make Programmed Paradox Queries With Microsoft Notepad

Takeaway: This article discusses a technique I use to create objectPAL queries that can easily be modified for other purposes such as customized reporting.

Posted to KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
42 months ago
(3 Comments , last by Douglas.M )

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55. Paradox objectPAL Email Blast Programming

This article will discuss an objectPAL coding technique I use to send out an “email blast” from a Paradox data table of email addresses via a third party email client.

Posted to KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
42 months ago

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56. Hirens Bootable CD is The Swiss Army Knife Of Utility Software

This article describes a software package you can download for free that offers a great variety of utility software you can use for many PC troubleshooting problems.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
46 months ago

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57. An Easy, Cheap Way To Get Going After A PC Fails From A Bad Motherboard

This article describes a quick, economical way to get up and running after a PC with a viable hard disk fails due to defective electronic components.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
46 months ago
(2 Comments , last by Catherine.S )

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58. Spybot Search and Destroy version 1.6.2 is the Right Stuff For Disabled PCs

This article describes a good, highly versatile spyware scanner I use to chase out pesky problems on ailing PCs.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
46 months ago

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59. Solve The Redirected Hosts Problem All By Yourself

This article describes a remedy I have used to address the issue of random web page redirection.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
46 months ago

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60. A Tale Of Two PC Troubleshooting Customers

This article describes 2 PC troubleshooting encounters I had where the outcomes became intertwined with one another.

Posted to KB Topic: Hardware
46 months ago
(4 Comments , last by Ron.P )

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61. The Free DBXtract Will Recover Data From Corrupted Outlook Express DBX Files

Free DBXtract version 4.50 is available at no charge and it can recover emails from correupted Outlook Express .dbx files.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
47 months ago

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62. The CD/DVD Drive Is Not Being Recognized By Windows Device Manager

This article discusses a Windows registry fix to make your PC see a connected CD/DVD drive that isn’t otherwise being detected by the operating system.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
47 months ago, and updated 47 months ago

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63. Get The Correct Memory Modules To Make Your Pc Run Better

This article describes an online test you can run on your PC to detect the correct type of memory it will use as well as the maximum amount.

Posted to KB Topic: RAM
47 months ago

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64. PC Repair: Matching Wits With An Invisible Enemy

This article describes one of my PC troubleshooting encounters that required a little more thinking and effort than usual.

Posted to KB Topic: Software
47 months ago

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65. Paradox Search Technique Code

An alternate solution for a Corel Paradox query that fails to yield accurate results due to a huge number of records in a data table.

Posted to KB Topic: ObjectPAL Coding
49 months ago

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66. The Workings Of A Simple PHP Scrolling List

This article shows how PHP can be used to access a MySQL database to retrieve data for a scroll list. Here, I will discuss one that lists 12 rows at a time on a web page.

Posted to KB Topic: PHP
49 months ago

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67. What To Do When Your Paradox Data Table View Comes Up Black

A simple fix for Paradox data tables appearing totally black in data table view mode.

Posted to KB Topic: Paradox Tables
52 months ago
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68. How I Generate A List Of Top Customers For A Specific Sales Representative

This is a useful report I made using the Paradox objectPAL coding to create a listing of top customers for a specific sales representative along with an order date range input. It’s a good insight into who your sales people are selling to and how much in a given time period.

Posted to KB Topic: OPAL: Reports
59 months ago, and updated 49 months ago

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69. Paradox ObjectPAL Dormant Customer Ordering Trend Report (Old And New Versions)

This article describes a Paradox objectPAL ordering trend reporting program I made that accepts a purchase order date range and a non-purchase order date range. It will report customers who bought during the purchase time period, but not during the non-purchase time period. There are 2 versions of this report. The older version uses only objectPAL Tcursors to perform the processing. The newer one incorporates programmatically executed queries in addition to Tcursors. The purpose of this report is to reveal those customers with declining sales.

Posted to KB Topic: OPAL: Reports
6 years ago, and updated 49 months ago

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70. How To Save Time And Work When Creating A Paradox Report That Is Similar To Another

This is a simple discussion of a technique I use to create new Paradox reports quickly that are similiar to existing ones, yet functionally different in their purpose. Screen shots are included to illustrate the method I utilize.

Posted to KB Topic: Paradox & ObjectPAL
6 years ago, and updated 53 months ago

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