If ever there was a reason to eat a Doughnut …

Today celebrates National Doughnut Day!  As a matter of fact National Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year.  But how did it start?

It turns out that doughnuts are a significant part of Salvation Army history.   Doughnut Day was created   in 1938 as a fundraiser by the Salvation Army to help those in need during the Depression and to honor the “Salvation Army Women” who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  It is still celebrated today!

National Doughnut Day has become a true American tradition.

The Desktop is dead…Long live the Desktop

Is the PC dead?

So, during dinner the other night my son pipes up and says, “You should get me a laptop.”

Now, to truly appreciate this statement you need an understanding of the home of a computer geek.  You see, in my house there are currently 4 working desktop PC’s, 2 working laptops, 1 file server and a variety of network enabled devices and gadgets.

Somebody’s been surfing on my Internet!!

So what happens if some uses your Internet connection to do something illegal?  Who is responsible?

There are no easy answers.  According to the folks at, the evil doer is usually to blame.  As a matter of fact, connecting to your unprotected WiFi without your knowledge may itself be considered a crime.

Give your colleagues your two cents!

Have you ever needed to gather the opinion or responses from some of your colleagues for an activity, event or other that is going on at work?  If so, then check out the "create poll" feature in Outlook.  It requires that you have an Exchange server to work but what a time saver it can be.

Double up and save time

Save time packing power equipment for your phone or laptop,  but two identical adapters or consider an iGo as your traveling companion.  I have an iGo tip set that I keep in my car and one that I carry with me to charge my laptop, phone, and a variety of accessories such as Bluetooth headset, wireless headphones and more.

Will you have Internet access in July?

A few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.  Unbeknownst to many, international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world.  The FBI made the bust and set up a safety net months ago by putting temporary dns servers in place, but these servers are scheduled to shut down on July 9.  Afterwards, infected users won’t be able to connect to the Internet.