Tag: Computer

A Word about Viruses and Malware: Don’t blame me

A Word about Viruses and Malware: Don’t blame me. I often help people when they have a problem.  That’s when they come to me.  The problem with that business model is that they are often already frustrated, and what I am going to tell them, at least initially, isn’t going to make them a whole […]

Check Tracfone Airtime on Smartphones

Tracfone Minutes Balance App for Android

Check Tracfone Minutes Balance on Smartphones You can check your Tracfone Minutes Balance right from your phone. But it doesn’t show by default, so take these simple steps to show the information.  There are several ways to Check Tracfone Minutes Balance – these are a few of the easiest. On the Glory, as well as […]

Steps to Protect Yourself from Heartbleed

Protect yourself from Heartbleed

Protect yourself from Heartbleed Heartbleed is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows anyone to access and read encrypted data sent between your computer and a server; disclosing usernames, passwords, and other confidential information. Heartbleed was discovered and patched April 7th, 2014. This bug was introduced in OpenSSL version 1.0.1, which was released March 2012.[1] Find out […]

Error Code 3527 On Kodak Hero Printer

Hero 5.1 Printer

Lift the printer access door, then remove the ink cartridges from the printhead. NOTE: If the printhead does not move to the center position, press Home, then Maintenance on your printer. Check if the Install Ink Cartridge option is available. If so, select Install Ink Cartridges, press OK, and follow the instructions. Otherwise do the following: […]

Reset Yahoo Password When you don’t Have a Cell Phone Backup on File

Email Password Reset

Reset Yahoo Password There is a way around this problem though so please carefully follow my instructions. Make sure you read through these instructions before attempting them so you understand what needs to be done. You must fill out a ticket to contact yahoo support, when this is done properly you will receive an incident […]

Disable and Remove Protexis Licensing Service

Extracting Protexis

WTF is Protexis Licensing Service? I was doing my regular semi-annual bi-weekly checkup of my computer today – looking through all the things that I have running, trying to find out which ones I need, which ones I don’t need, which ones Microsoft put there without adequate documentation, which ones I might need, which ones […]

China Requesting Help in Hacking Bulgarian Computer Systems

Brainchamber Blog

This might sound silly, but in the context of what I do professionally every day it really isn’t.  I received a request today that originated in China.  The request was to help this person (or these people – I will refer to them as the “customer”) to hack into the computer systems at the Ministry […]

How to Reset a Harmony 1100 Remote

Harmony 1100 Remote

Reset a Harmony 1100 Remote or Harmony 1000 Remote If the touch screen is not responding on your Harmony remote, you may need to reset it.  To reset a Harmony 1100 Remote or a Logitech Harmony 1000 remote, follow the steps below.  Once you complete the procedure, the remote should be working again. Reset Procedure […]

OmniPage Pro Scan Option Not Available

If you are using OmniPage or OmniPage pro and you suddenly run into a problem where the OmniPage Pro Scan Option is not available, it might not be obvious how to get it back.  Or if you’re just installing the software and you only get the option to “load” but not to “scan” under the […]

How to Burn an Audio CD in Windows Vista and Windows 7

In this article, you will learn how to burn an audio CD in Windows Vista and Windows 7. How you burn a disc in Windows will depend on what you are trying to accomplish.  There are two types of CDs you can burn – a data CD and an audio CD.  A data CD is simply […]