How often do you feel the frustration of desperately searching for a charger and a free socket for your phone when it’s hovering threateningly at 5% battery? In a home office especially, it’s likely that the sockets and wiring were put in place before computer use became widespread. Have you considered updating your sockets? Did […]
Category: Andy’s Adventures
Cleaning a Desktop Computer
The sheer amount of dust that can get inside a computer can be surprising. The first step is to make sure the computer is shut down properly and not just in sleep mode. Use the Start Menu, Power button, Shutdown option and wait for the screen to go black and all lights on the main […]
We’ve launched #AskAndy and #AskAnythingIT on LinkedIn, we can cover any questions you may have about computers. Expect weekly updates on Thursdays.
Benefits of Protect-IT
Protect-IT defended a client’s laptop against a virus attack recently. It was detected in a piece of Malware called “browserassistant.exe” lurking in the hidden app_data folder. It was continually blocked by AutoProtection and then removed via remote access. The first time the customer was bothered by it was when I called them to let them […]
So, it looks like we’ll be getting thunderstorms again soon. What can you do to keep your computer safe? If your computer and router don’t need to be on, then powering it off properly and unplugging it during a thunderstorm will provide the best possible protection from lightning-induced power surges.If you have a laptop, then […]
Windows 10 May 2020 update
The Windows 10 May 2020 update, Windows Update 2004, named yy=20 mm=04 is beginning to become available to PCs via Windows update.It had a particularly long test cycle, as it was originally aimed for an April release (hence the 04), but is now being released now at the end of May. Microsoft hasn’t said if […]
Looking at my Business Model again – Part 1: Customer Segments
When did you last review your Business model? Is it still the same as when you started? I first came across the Business Model canvas at the weekend new startup event I went to 2 years ago when I was considering becoming self-employed. My first pitch and business model didn’t work out, but I didn’t […]
What motivates me?
Published on November 16, 2018 via LinkedIn Andy Cooper Technical Director, Solidarity IT Ltd. I’m a geek. I have my specific hobbies that are part of geek culture. I’ve always been the weird one. I’ve always loved working with and doing things on computers. That’s what drives me, what makes me happy. My other drive […]
Now the roof can be fixed!
It was my great pleasure to support Daniel of Vision ICT’s Charity Auction to fix a leaky school roof in Mumbai, India. “It was very humbling to see the wonderful work taking place in Mumbai thanks to organisations like SlumAid and I was glad to be a part of it. Having come home and […]
Wed 24th Jan 2018 Tapas
A tasty tapas, good company, interesting tales and building business links. That’s what happened at the Olive tapas in Newton Abbot this Wednesday lunchtime. I was asked by Chris of Devon Matters to assist with the organisation of the latest meetup of the A38 Business Club networking group. 15 of us were able to make […]