Chris Pirillo Talks to Doug Swanson of Malwarebytes

Recently I had the pleasure of watching Chris Pirillo’s interview with Doug Swanson, the VP of Development at Malwarebytes (available to view on Facebook or Google+). Viewing it was a pleasure because I use Malwarebytes on …continue reading

What Computer is Best for a Light Use Senior?

Clients have a way of making me think differently. To help them make decisions, I need to understand their needs and desires. Advocating for my preferred computer choices helps no one.

This came up because the wife of an occasional client recently wrote to me. …continue reading

More Malwarebytes: Prevention or Detection?

Which is better: prevention or detection of malware? At the end of my last post, For Computer Security, Can Malwarebytes Do the Job?, a client’s computer was still suffering from a bunch of infections and Malwarebytes was chugging away …continue reading

For Computer Security, Can Malwarebytes Do the Job?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Malwarebytes. All opinions are 100% mine.

While I am writing this, a sick, but beautiful, custom-built ASUS desktop is running behind me. It belongs to a client and is normally used by his teenage …continue reading

Do I Want This Client?

How frustrating! A senior member of a computer club that I attend recently sent me an email asking a rather interesting question:

Do you know of any US companies that provide quality computer help by taking over your computer to fix computer problems? I use …continue reading

As Computers Evolve, Tutoring Seniors Must Also Evolve – But How?

Helping seniors to become computer literate is a moving target. New skills are needed as new devices become popular, and new techniques need to be developed to meet the need of seniors wanting to become computer literate. The same goes for non-seniors with special needs.

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Back Up Your Computer. Back Up Your Computer. Back Up…

This is about backups — again. Anyone in my position would find it difficult to avoid being repetitive about the necessity of regular backups of digital data. I deal with a lot of senior clients, but the culprits could be any clients …continue reading

Tutoring Seniors in a YouTube Age

Over the last two weeks, I presented three short courses to classes of senior students on computer applications (LibreOffice, Excel, and Inkscape). Not until I was well into planning for the third course did I realize that an important change had happened almost overnight in …continue reading

Marketing Channels for a Senior Geek

A new client called me last week to schedule a tutoring session. Two things were unusual about this. First is that the client did not report anything wrong with his computer; he just wanted to learn how to do some things, and he even had …continue reading

New Clients Can Be Great – How Do We Find Them?

A new client called me last week to schedule a tutoring session. Two things were unusual about this. First is that the client did not report anything wrong with his computer; he just wanted to learn how to do some things, and he even had …continue reading