Thursday, September 24, 2009

Klok 2.0 Beta Program - Personal Time Tracking at its Best.

Klok Personal Time Tracking Software

Its been a bit over due but if you are an individual that would like to use Klok to track your own time contact us today. No previous experience using earlier versions of Klok is necessary. We are currently seeking users on Windows platforms, but will be expanding to include Mac and Linux users soon. If you are interested please see the main Klok site at


KlokWork is an underlying pluggable architecture that allows Klok to talk to server-based systems. This could be an external system such as FreshBooks or GetHarvest or an internal home-grown time tracking system. We are currently looking for small organizations or teams (6 or fewer users) to test this functionality. In this first round of testing, Klok will connect to our own deployed server environment that will allow for group based reporting. So you do not need to host your own server or have existing accounts with any third-party vendor. Later rounds of testing will include integration other providers.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

It Fixed it for me - ClamWin Antivirus

Here is a small free program that may come in handy. Its called Clamwin Portable. Available at Description from the website:

ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable app, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.
I have this app loaded on my USB key along with its virus definition database. I have used this app when a pc is infected with a virus that may prevent the installed Antivirus program from running or updating its own virus database.

I have used ClamWin Antivirus many times to fix pcs that have no internet access and cannot update their own virus software. I can update the virus database on the USB key from another pc and then connect the USB key to the infected pc.

I beleive this app can also be run from a CD although I have not used it that way. I imagine you would need to burn a new cd every time the virus database is updated.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why not to use big name repair shops! - part 2

It happened again. I got a client call who claimed to have a laptop they they took to "a large chain PC store" He took it in because of a broken power plug. When he picked it up they were trying to force him to by some new Antivirus software to replace Norton because the computer was infected with a specific virus and some addtional spyware.

He managed to get the pc away from the techs and decided to have me look at it instead.

After running all of my usuall Free Antivirus and AntiMalware (Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Windows Defender, Clam AV, AVG antivurus and a few other minor scans) The virus and spamware that they claimed was on the pc was NO WHERE to be found. And get this... There was no Norton software installed in the first place so whey were they going to replace it?

In this case it seems that they tried to scare a customer into buying something that they normally wouldnt know if they even needed.

Anyway im just venting about why anyone still brings pcs to the big name store.

Thanks for listening.