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Marking 35 years of Mac viruses

The Jardin of San Miguel was recently the scene of an amicable conversation I had with a Mac user who insisted there was no such thing as a Mac virus.  I am a Mac user too, and perhaps I have a little better memory on this subject.  As promised, here is a much abbreviated chronology.


ISP, CFE reliability improves in Mexico – Can it get much better?

In a recent conversation a friend of mine used the expression “two nines” in referring to the fact his most recent round of golf had been played on a nine-hole golf course and he had done two nines to complete his eighteen-hole round.  “Two nines” is also an expression from the lexicon of Information Technology professionals about which I will elaborate more in a moment.

Understanding why computers sometimes turn into tortoises

It’s sooooo slooooow!  A couple of weeks ago I warned readers that this was a complaint I frequently hear from clients about their computers and that I was sure to have more to write on this topic than would fit into one column.

Understanding why computers sometimes turn into tortoises

It’s sooooo slooooow!  A couple of weeks ago I warned readers that this was a complaint I frequently hear from clients about their computers and that I was sure to have more to write on this topic than would fit into one column.

Revisiting the Internet’s ‘Stone Age’ as far back in history as the 1990s!

Over the years I have made it a tradition at this time of year to look back on the most important news events in the world of Information Technology.  This year I am having a bit of difficulty deciding what is really worth reviewing.  Microsoft released Windows 10 (yawn), Apple introduced a smaller iPad (ho hum), and there was more of the same news about government snooping and the erosion of personal privacy.  As I looked back on the tech-related news of 2015 I found myself looking even further back and discovered something much more interesting.