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  • Cleaning your computer's Mouse

    The first time I took my computer's mouse back to the store because it didn't work right, I was very happy to be laughed at because I learned a very useful lesson. Mice almost never die, and if they do die it is usually the switch, not the tracking mechanism. So when your cursor jumps, or won't...
  • Theft protection on my computer

    Laptop computers are made for traveling, but unfortunately that makes them very prone to having someone walk away with them. So we found an incredible software and service company called Absolute Software in Vancouver. You install their software and for a low annual fee, it will call in as ofte...
  • Do's and Don't for Laptop Computer Crashes

    As you may know, my laptop computer has been an integral part of all my Home Improvement TV shows and public appearances and over the years I have gone from computer to computer to profit from the continual improvements. The first live national TV open line show, the House Hot Line Show, cir...
  • How to choose a computer renovation/building design software program.

    Myles Kesten from the CD-ROM Store in Toronto sells nothing but software, and from all companies. So we figured he would have an objective opinion about design programs. So how do you choose?Pick one that matches your computer and designing skills. Some are simpler than others. Some program...
  • Solving Computer Mouse Wrist Strain

    Tired or damaged hands from computer mouse use Years ago I had a serious problem caused by overwork with a computer mouse dealing with very detailed graphics work for several days non-stop. My hand was going numb and losing its functions because of my “death grip” on that little mouse.  The doct...
  • Tape Measurers - Then & Now

    Measuring devices have gone from a folding ruler, to a tape measurer -- and then -- the new electronic digital read-out type. The digital tape measurer I had came from Starrett called the DigiTape. It could read in imperial and metric, the readout would flip for up-side-down reading. It would e...
  • The EMF debate changes again: US government research proves that cell phone radiation does cause cancer.

    2016 --   A US government study from the National Toxicology Program shows a definite link between cell phone radiation and the development of cancer but the press says there is still no problem.  After reading the government report myself (you can get the full report here and read it for yours...
  • OVERVIEW: Electromagnetic radiation and your health: THE DEBATE

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update Dec. 2019:  The US Supreme Court just rejected an appeal of a lower court decision maintaining the legality of the city of Berkely, California’s ordinance passed in May of 2015 obliging all retail seller...
  • Less pain, less cost upgrading from Win7

      The publicity would have you think that now that Microsoft is ending support for Win7, you must buy a new computer.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Almost all laptops and desktops that have legal copies of Win7 can be upgraded to Win10 for a fraction of the cost of a new computer an...