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“How To Connect To The Internet” rereleased.

In 1997 the best selling non-fiction title in Australia was a slim volume from Choice Books (at the Australian Consumers Association) aimed at people who wanted to know what this new thing called “The Internet” was all about. There are still copies in various libraries, but a slightly revised version is now available. As befits […]

Product review – Acer Aspire E11 laptop

As I mentioned in the recent update to the article about my mobile office, I had to replace two laptop computers. The machine chosen to replace them was an Acer Aspire E11, model number E3-111-C9AR. The specifications of the machine were rather basic. It’s not my main computer so it doesn’t need to be super […]

Product review – SATA disk case

One aspect of computer security which is often overlooked is what you do with the hard disks in computers which are being scrapped. If you are sending the computer off to an e-waste site and you don’t clean off the hard disk you are allowing anybody with access to the computer to see anything that […]

No, I don’t want to get a Mac!

Let me start off by saying that the Apple Mac is a very fine computer indeed. It just isn’t the machine that I need for what I need a computer for. I recently announced that I needed a new laptop because my old one had suffered a disaster and I was of course given the […]

Gebesse Newsletter – August 2014

Swiftpage takes over In the latest stage in the absorption of Act! into the Swiftpage organisation, Swiftpage have announced that they will be taking over distribution of Act! in Australia from ACTCRM who have been fulfilling this role for the last few years. How this will affect both Certified Consultants and Act! users is currently […]

My mobile office

This is a modification of an article first published here on August 7, 2013. The changes were necessary because two computers mentioned in the original story became an example of Murphy’s Law by dying at almost the same time. One developed an intermittent stopping problem and the other received a catastrophic drenching with beer when […]

Gebesse Newsletter – June 2014

Books The reason that there have been no Weekly Buzz emails for a few weeks is that I have been busy working on three books. The first is a rerelease of a book I wrote for Choice Books (part of the Australian Consumers Association), published in 1997 (and rumoured to be the best selling non-fiction […]

Gebesse Newsletter – May 2014

Act!emarketing There is now a companion product to Swiftpage. It is Act!emarketing, and is available as a plugin to Act! v16 and included in Service Pack 1 (which all users of Act! v16 should have installed by now). There are some differences to the way Swiftpage works and in the features offered. A full comparison […]

Banks! How we love to hate them. And why.

Back in the days before Internet banking, I used to have a Visa debit card with Bank A that I used for business purchases. My company cheque account was at Bank B, but they didn’t have card access to cheque accounts at the time. I had to make a big purchase so I bought a […]

Weekly Buzz – May 25, 2014

Nothing next week Unless some big news breaks there will be no Weekly Buzz next week because the Gebesse monthly newsletter will be going out instead. As a large number of those who receive this email are also on the monthly list I don’t want to overload any inboxes. Another week, another password scare If […]

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