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Mac's Can Get Viruses too!!!

This is another post off of The How To Geek that I believe should be shared with everyone…

“We’ve all seen the Mac vs PC ads mocking us, claiming that Macs never get viruses. If that were true, there wouldn’t be a botnet of infected Macs completely controlled by unknown hackers.

Sick Mac Computer

Botnet? Infected Macs? What?

Security researchers at Symantec recently discovered a group of thousands of Mac OS X computers infected with a Trojan horse application embedded in pirated copies of iWork 09.

The infected users had installed the software without scanning it for viruses, no doubt in part because of Apple’s commercials implying that Mac users don’t need to worry about security.

Once the hacker managed to get his malware installed on these zombie Mac computers, the entire group was fully under his control – and he began to use them to attack web sites, but they could be used for other, more nefarious purposes: like sending spam!
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YAY Dell is going out of buisness!!!

Ok, ok maybe I’m being too hopeful. But being a former employee of Dell Canada, I have learned to despise those that run that overweight and pointlessly over bureaucratic company. This is a company that constantly judges there customers purely on the weight of their wallet, regardless of what you buy there. There multilevel customer support schemes are designed to piss off the poor and kiss the ass of the rich and those that may remotely be connected to government.

Anyways, I have always estimated that there inefficiencies and lack of effective organization would mean there downfall and it seems to me that Mr Dell (further noted in this post as Mr. Douchebag) finally realized it himself. What Mr Douchebag is TRYING to do is cut his losses and move ALL his factories to cheaper companies and employ barley legal working standards. Read the rest of this entry »


Bad Windows Tweaks

This was an awesone blog from Lifehacker’s How-To Geek, and I thought I should share with you guys…

As a tech writer, one of my biggest pet peeves is the plethora of bad advice littered across almost every web site dedicated to system tweaking. Besides the tweaks that simply don’t work, some of them will actually cause your computer to run even slower—or worse. Let’s examine some of the most offensive myths out there regarding PC performance tweaking, and debunk them once and for all.

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Clint Theriault Dies in fatal semi crash.

Above is a video of his last moments recovered from the crash.

I Regret to inform you that Clint, the site admin for has died yesterday after crash on the Yellowhead yesterday. Clint went with his step father Henry (a truck driver for Yankee) for a delivery. Hoevever when traveling east on the Yellowhead yesterday, Henry had a heart attack. Witnesses recall a passed out truck driver and a large man trying to steer the truck away from the other cars. Having failed his drivers license and watching too many Japanese Cartoons he failed to notice that he was driving on the wrong side of the road. To avoid hurting the oncoming traffic forced the truck into the median to slow it down. Unfortunately he was on top of a bridge so he just broke through the median and hurtled download on to the railroad tracks below. He then died instantly in a huge fireball.

This has been all over the news here are a few sites about this and even on youtube.

iTV Edmonton 640 Ched Edmonton Sun



OMG Dell Edmonton closes!!

After three years Dell abandons Edmonton. As a former employee I don’t know whether to be happy or sad about this…

CTV had this Video link on the subject…

Dell had this note in their news feed…

“Edmonton, Alberta, January 31, 2008

Dell will close its Edmonton Customer Contact Centre this spring as part of company-wide efforts to increase the efficiency of its business, improve performance and provide better value for customers. This is consistent with Dell’s broader business strategy announced earlier last year to reduce headcount and streamline operations. More than 900 employees will be affected and offered other jobs within Dell or severance and career placement services. Customer support will be consolidated in other existing Dell locations.

“Differentiating Dell through superior service and support remains one of the company’s primary strategic priorities and we appreciate the role our talented Edmonton team has played in this effort,” said Dave Vanden Bosch, Dell Edmonton site leader. “This has been a difficult decision. We have a good team of people, and will do all we can to help them and our community partners through this transition.”

Dell opened its customer contact centre in Edmonton in 2004, providing support for customers throughout North America. During this time, Edmonton piloted a number of advanced tools for delivering superior customer service that are now deployed across its global network.

Dell has about 25 contact centres worldwide to support customers anytime, anywhere. The company has opened customer contact centres in Ottawa, as well as in Germany, India, Philippines, Scotland and the United States in the last few years. To learn more about Dell in Canada, visit”

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