The Empty Nest And The Fall Leaves – Bruceb Out Of Town 09/30-10/06

New England Hiking Holidays

I will be out of the office during the week of September 30.

The leaves are changing color in New Hampshire. For the first time I’ll be able to see them in full, glorious color with the Oxy-Iso glasses that cure my colorblindness.

The nest is empty. Andrew Berls played a material role in the relaunch of […] continued

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Amazing! Oxy-Iso Glasses Cure Red-Green Colorblindness

Red-green color blindness - photo comparison

These two photos look identical to me.

This isn’t about computers, but indulge me for a moment. This is extraordinary technology and might be as important for some of you as it is for me.

Eight percent of men are red-green colorblind. (Almost no women. It’s a genetic thing.) It’s hard to describe, because my world has a full spectrum of colors – “colorblind” does not mean the world is grey. […] continued

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Bruceb News Hits A Milestone, Despite Popular Demand

Bruceb News - Pulp-o-mizer cover

If your Internet connection feels a little slow, it’s probably because the Bruceb News site is sucking up the world’s bandwidth to accommodate well-wishers, gawkers, and passers-by eager to see what all the commotion is about. It’s a milestone: this is article number 2400 in the never-ending series of Bruceb News posts! […] continued

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New Tool For Bruceb Remote Management Subscribers


There’s a new little icon in the lower right corner of the screen for Bruceb Remote Management subscribers.

Most of my clients’ computers are running the Bruceb Remote Management service, which silently monitors them to make sure things run troublefree. Desktop and laptop computers are kept up to date with the latest patches for Windows and Office plus dozens of other utilities and programs – and staying up to date has become the single most important thing you can do to be safe online. […] continued

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How To Restore Files With Bruceb Cloud Backup


Bruceb Cloud Backup provides secure online backups to Amazon S3’s global server network. One of its most useful features is the ability to restore previous versions of files when they are inadvertently edited or deleted and there’s a need to roll back the clock. Here are some tips about restoring individual files from the online backup. […] continued

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It’s Safe To Install The Microsoft Security Essentials Upgrade


On Patch Tuesday this month, Microsoft released an upgrade to Microsoft Security Essentials, the security program used by just about everyone. The program itself is being updated – it’s more than just new virus definitions – and it was supposed to be installed automatically with the other Patch Tuesday updates. […] continued

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Summer Vacation Progress Notes


My flapping retina has been stitched into place and I’m comfortably sitting with my head facing down in a chair that looks like it would also be useful for shoulder massages or bizarre bondage experiments.

“Comfortably” might be an overstatement.

I’m back at work, more or less. I’ll be sitting upright at my desk answering calls and mucking around with your computers for a few hours each day. […] continued

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How I’m Spending My Summer Vacation

How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation - Vitrectomy Edition

Next week Dr. Christine Ku will suck all the fluid out of my right eye.

Normally a detached retina is an emergency event. A shadow falls across your vision, surgeons scurry about, and a procedure is done the same day to glue the retina back into place.

But not me. I’m special. […] continued

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Spam, Spam Everywhere


Sometimes it seems as if we’re making progress against spam. Spam filters have improved and we don’t bother to check the Junk Mail folder any more because we know it’s all junk. Oh, sure, some crud gets through to the Inbox from the bad guys but on the whole complaints about spam have dropped way down. […] continued

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Bruceb Remote Management: Staying Up To Date In A Dangerous World

Bruceb Remote Management - monitoring & updates

Your brush with danger from the weekend Java vulnerability ought to help you appreciate the importance of staying up to date on all the programs targeted by malware: Windows, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Java, Flash, Adobe Acrobat & Reader, and the other programs that are under attack by the bad guys. […] continued

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Happy Holidays From Bruceb Consulting!


Season’s greetings! I hope you all get lovely new technology for the holidays and have a wonderful time poking and clicking and pinching and zooming!

I’ve been looking ahead to 2013, trying to guess what will fill our time in the technology world next year. Here are some of the things that are coming, in no particular order. […] continued

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Happy Fifteenth Anniversary To And Bruceb News!


On September 11, 1997, I registered the domain name “”

I’ve been providing computer support for thirty years, ever since I got my first Kaypro II in 1982 and began tugging on people’s sleeves to show them how cool it was. For more than a decade I was the guy down the hall in my law firm that you’d visit when your printer didn’t work or you couldn’t figure out a WordPerfect feature. […] continued

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Introducing Bruceb Cloud Backup v.2

Bruceb Cloud Backup - secure monitored online backups for small business

I am happy to announce a major update to Bruceb Cloud Backup, now offering monitored online backups for small businesses and home offices with increased storage and lower prices plus new features and improved, easy-to-use software. One thing hasn’t changed: it’s monitored and supported by Bruceb Consulting, and I’m dedicated to protecting you and your data. […] continued

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Bruceb Leaves You Stranded 07/16-07/26

Higgs Boson & Flying Spaghetti Monster - coincidence?

Loyal friends and clients know that each summer I leave them confused and helpless while I fly away to earn Continuing Technical Education credits. This year’s symposium promises to be particularly exciting, a ten-day conference entitled “Cloud Computing And The Higgs Boson: See Me, Hear Me, Fermi.” Each attendee will receive a Higgs boson to take home in a hermetically sealed jar, autographed by their namesake, Dr. […] continued

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