Author Archives: JCB

About JCB

A retired chemical engineer who likes to play with computers.

Blog Moved

I have moved my blog to my primary web site. All of the posts here have been moved to the new blog. I will leave this page up for the time being just in case someone linked to it. Advertisements

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October 2018 Windows 10 Update

Yesterday I finally got the version 1809 update delivered to my computer. This version was initially released on October 2, 2018. But, there have been some problems. Shortly after Microsoft first released 1809, reports of the update deleting files on … Continue reading

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Your Browser Says the Page is Not Secure

We have all heard the stories of a bank account being cleared out because a hacker convinced the owner to enter personal and account information in a fraudulent website. Ransomware, where a hacker encrypts the files on your computer and … Continue reading

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April 2018 Windows 10 Update

On April 30, Microsoft released another major update to Windows 10, the April 2018 Update. This is the fifth major update, called a feature update by Microsoft, since Windows 10 was originally released on July 29, 2015. The previous four … Continue reading

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Should you Disable Javascript?

In a class I was recently taking, we went to a known safe web site to cut and paste some text to work with in the class. The web site, as almost all web sites on the Internet do these … Continue reading

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Basics of Clearing a Browser Cache

If a frequently updated web page that you visit does not appear to change between visits, your browser may be loading an older version from your browser cache. If you also use a publicly-available computer, such as at a library, … Continue reading

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Who Were the Original Programmers?

With all our devices today—computers, tablets, smartphones—we depend on computer programmers to write the code that allows us to do incredible, complex things. The world now seems to run on computer code. What do you see in your mind’s eye … Continue reading

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