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Twenty or so years of supplementing the François Beer and Fag Fund by trying to understand people and computers - I'm not sure I'm any closer to my goal than I was at the beginning but the journey is never boring and, frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way! More Info

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I’m Calling You From Microsoft SCAM

November 18, 2015 by François

The “I’m Calling You From Microsoft” phone call scam is old, it’s jaded, it’s not very well done, and yet it’s an incredibly successful SCAM. Please read on… In the… Read more…

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Internet Banking: Is Trusteer Rapport Worth the Effort?

November 9, 2015 by François

My two UK banks’ websites (most of the others are on the same bandwagon) keep bothering me to install Trusteer Rapport software to protect my login from identity thieves during… Read more…

How To Remove And Get Rid Of The Annoying Windows 10 Update Icon

June 2, 2015 by François

Despite many flirtations with the devil that is Apple, I am a confirmed Windows user since 1992. I have always, however, had a love-hate relationship with Microsoft. Many (well maybe… Read more…

What Is Silverlight? Do I Really Need It?

March 3, 2015 by François

If you’ve ever gone to the Microsoft website, it may nag you to install something called Silverlight. That is if it hasn’t already snuck it onto your Windows system! And… Read more…

Email Scams… We Are NOT THAT STUPID!!

September 29, 2014 by François

We are constantly plagued by spam and scamspam (Spams that are Scams) and many of them are so well-crafted that they are hard to tell from the real companies they… Read more…

Add a little Zazzle to your life!

May 10, 2014 by François

I did something remarkably cool the other day which I am going to share with you. I Zazzled! And the good news is that anybody can Zazzle! Oh yes, indeed,… Read more…

Avast SafePrice – how to remove that flippin’ pest!

April 27, 2014 by François

Anybody who knows me will also know that I am a great fan of both Mozilla Firefox and Avast, the anti-virus people. The latter’s software (the basic anti-virus protection) is… Read more…

HELP! I spilt a drink on my keyboard!!!

March 24, 2014 by François

As you know, I’m a consummate professional when it comes to all things information technology. Therefore, of course, I never have a drink close by to my laptop when I… Read more…

Does this sound like you? Or does this make you cringe?

March 21, 2014 by François

As you may well know, I am blessed with an above-average amount of expertise surrounding the subject of computers. Not only is the area a particular passion of mine but… Read more…

Arthur Daley, alive and well and selling laptops in France!

February 25, 2014 by François

Arthur Daley is, of course, a fictional character and when people refer to Arthur Daley they are referring to an Elstree studios stereotype, a not quite Cockney, silver-tongued seller of… Read more…