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July 3, 2015

Seven years ago this month I started the “What’s On My PC” blog at WordPress. I have met numerous individuals and have seen numerous blogs come and go. To me, it has become a hobby and a way for me to keep up with my passion for information technology.  Blogging has taught me discipline; has improved my writing skills; and, pushes me to keep up with the latest in information technology.

My start with blogging can be attributed to the support and guidance from Bill Mullins’ at Tech Thoughts and Tech Paul at Tech-for Everyone. These guys are true bloggers and still maintain their blogs. Their level of expertise and knowledge of information technology is a level that is very admirable. I can’t say “Thank You” enough to these guys…

To celebrate my 7 years, you will notice that at the top of the blog you will see a tab labelled “Tech News”. Effective today, if you click on that tab you will be redirected to Bill Mullins’ site (Tech Thoughts) where one of his specialties is aggregating technology news (tagged as Tech Thoughts – Net News). What I have found is that we are saturated on a daily basis with information technology news, to the point you can lose a sense of it all and you miss out on the important stuff. With Bill’s insight and sixth sense for technology, he does the legwork for us and provides a good read on current tech news, trends, security, software; AND, even some off topic news.

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Site Changes At What’s On My PC…

August 27, 2013

The landscape of information technology is constantly changing and the changes occurring now are more than ever before. I have also noticed that the landscape of blogging about information technology has changed as well, with visitor’s wanting to read less; but,  see more…

As a result, I have decided to make some changes that hopefully will be pleasing to you:

1 – The first change is that I am now posting Geek Squeaks’ on a regular basis. I have been playing around with this for about a month and it seems to be taking off quite nicely. Geek Squeaks’ is a roundup and review of anything IT related that I think you need to know… It is also of great benefit to me, due it keeps me in touch with the IT world. Occasionally, you may see a single article or a guest post.

2 – At the top of the blog you will notice that I have changed the tabs. Two of the tabs are links that are internal to the blog (i.e. Home and About) . The new editions are four tabs that are links that are external to the blog (Bookmarks4Techs, GE Geek, Downloads and Tech News). What I am trying to do here, is give you good quality resources to current tech sites, software & apps, and tech news.

3 – I will also will be updating the sidebar and the blogroll.  Sites that are on the blogroll and have not posted during the past year will be removed.

I truly hope you enjoy the changes and feel the need to visit (and comment) on a regular basis.  What’s On My PC is closing in on the 2 million mark and I feel I may have another million left in me to keep going. Just felt the need to mix it up a little…

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Two NEW Enhancements at Bookmarks4Techs.com

December 27, 2012

If you have not visited Bookmarks4Techs.com recently, I encourage you to do so. Don’t let the name of the site lead you to believe that the site is only for techs. Bookmarks4Techs is one of the largest collection of links to computer information technology sites and news on the internet. If you have a passion for computer information technology, to include software, apps, cloud computing, desktop computing, tablet computing, smartphones, etc…, then this site is for you. I can guarantee that you will keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest by visiting the links I have posted on the site.

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Not only will you find one of the largest collection of links to computer and information technology sites on the internet, you will now find two NEW enhancements to the site.

  1. Tech News – As you scroll down the listing of links, on the homepage, you will notice RSS news feeds for some of the most popular tech sites and blogs on the internet. These feeds automatically update so that when you come back to visit, there is always something new.  I actually use this to get my daily dose of tech news and to see what is new on some of my favorite blogs.
  2. Archived Blog Posts – The archive is a brainstorm idea that I came up with that list links to every single blog article ever posted at What’s On My PC. As I continue to post here at What’s On My PC, the archive at Bookmarks4Techs will continue to grow. As of today’s post, I currently have archived links to 1,457 posts.

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Be Sure To Visit My Sister Site – Bookmarks4Techs

November 5, 2011

If you are regular visitor to What’s On My PC, you surely have noticed that I have links posted to my sister site – Bookmarks4Techs.

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Bookmark4Techs started out as a personal project of mine as a result of managing my personal blog – What’s On My PC.  When searching for content for my blog, I found myself constantly trolling the internet in search of the latest and the greatest in computers, software, and information technology.

I found, for the matter of convenience, that if I listed the sites I regularly visited on a web page, I could troll the internet at a much faster rate (especially with today’s tabbed browsers). It was after a certain point of collecting numerous tech related websites that I realized that this collection may be of use and interest to others.  I love visiting other tech blogs (and sites) and I am constantly adding to this collection.  It is amazing how good theses sites and blogs really are.

Bookmarks4Techs is not just for techs; it is for everyone. As a matter of fact it is a great conduit to Amazon.com where I am currently serving as an affiliate. For example, if you click on the computer and accessories tab you will be redirected directly to Amazon’s site on Computer Accessories. It all has been an experiment of sorts to test out the affiliate experience (to see if it really works) and at the same time give people a launching point to other technology sites. You will find the sidebars loaded with RSS feeds to some of the best tech sites out there; plus, if you click on the Bookmarks4Techs tab you will be taken to my collection of tech sites (currently over 600 sites and growing).

Also, in an effort to draw people to Bookmarks4Techs I am constantly trolling for tech bargains and new technologies that have surfaced on the market and any other tech related products that may be of interest to you. I especially use Amazon.com, TigerDirect, Circuit City, NewEgg, and CompUSA to locate products of interest.

I ask that you “pass the word”…
Bookmark and blogroll Bookmarks4Techs
 
so that it may grow in popularity.

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What’s On My PC – 2010 in Review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured imageThe Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 280,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 12 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 343 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 821 posts. There were 795 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 66mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest month of the year was August  with 30,207 views. The most popular post that month was Locating Your Software License Keys.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Stumbleupon, Google Reader, Bill Mullin’s Weblog – Tech ThoughtsTech-for Everyone and  Google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vista will not boot, firefox incognito, vista service pack 2 problems, windows vista service pack 2 problems, and old record player.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Locating Your Software License Keys July 2010
10 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

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If you experience Windows Vista Service Pack 2 installation issues… June 2009
62 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

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How to use a Blackberry Smartphone with a cheap “Pay As You Go” mobile phone plan… March 2009
60 comments

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Motorola SBG901 SURFboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway January 2010
41 comments

5

When Vista will not boot… December 2008
10 comments

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All About PC Optimization, Virus Removal And IT Support

November 17, 2010

I would like to welcome a new addition to the What’s On My PC blogroll, called PC Optimization Secrets.

PC Optimization Secrets

The site is maintained by Clifford the IT Guy who has over 10 years experience working in the IT sector, in areas such as systems administration, fixing computers, networking, and internet security.

The site specializes in PC Optimization, Virus Removal and IT Support.

Here is a sampling of some of articles featured at
PC Optimization Secrets
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How To Fine Tune Application Performance In Windows 7

How To Disable Windows 7 Search Indexing Feature

How To Recover Locked Up Apps In Windows 7

Cyber Criminal Delivers Malware Via USB Devices

How To Declutter Your Windows 7 By Moving Taskbar To The Side

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New Additions to the What’s On My PC Blogroll

July 2, 2010

Just completed some link exchanges and would like to introduce the following blogs that have been added to the What’s On My PC blogroll and Launch Pad.

image I Want Ice Water – If you need a good laugh for the day, check this blog out.  It is not a tech blog; however, I decided here at What’s On My PC, we need to mix it up a little with a pinch of humor. The author of the blog is definitely someone like me. “They ain’t hitting on all cylinders!’”.  Great blog that you need to check out.

I Want Ice Water – Is a mixture of humor & seriousness that reflects my own personal philosophy of life. From growing up a poor, mixed-race kid in the 50s, 60s & 70s, to living as a depressed urban hermit in recovery, this is a collection of my pleas for reason & rationality in this global asylum. The Only Thing I’m Certain Of Is: I Don’t Know Everything!

All Of My Opinions Are Subject To Change As New Facts Come In.

Your Comments Will Always Be Welcomed.

Laptop Computer Reviews Laptop Computer Reviews – from Real Users – If you are in the market for a laptop or notebook computer, this blog is a nice place to start your research. Numerous reviews are provided for a variety of models. Appears the blog is in the initial stages of development, with software reviews in their future.  Will only get better!

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The Internet’s Largest Tech Blogroll (?)

May 16, 2009

When I entered the world of blogging I soon learned that getting your blog name (link) posted on another person’s “blog roll” is an honor and nice gesture. A blogroll is a list of recommended blogs (sites) usually posted on the sidebar of a blog. In my case, here at “What’s On My PC…” , the blogroll is located on the right side of the blog.

Above the blogroll you will notice, what I call, the “Launch Pad” .  The Launch Pad is a launching point to over 150 tech blogs and sites that I visit on a regular basis.  I figured this was an excellent way to share tech sites and make it easy for you to visit those sites.  In a sense it is a blogroll on steroids…

LaunchPad( click here )

Since the inception of the Launch Pad I have been on a mission to visit and collect quality tech related blogs (and sites). Today I am adding an additional (37) blogs to the Launch Pad (see below), bringing the Launch Pad total to 182 sites. This could possibly be the largest “Tech Blogroll” out there…

When you visit the Launch Pad you will notice that some blog and site names are larger than others. Those are blogs that have committed to link exchanges with “What’s On My PC…”.  If you would like to commit to a link exchange, please leave a comment below and I will contact you.

New Additions to the “Launch Pad”

Geeky Tips
TechChee
Help Desk Geek
SuperSite for Windows
Bigblackbear’s Weblog
ZePy
Cnet – The Download Blog
TheFreeWindows
Esoft Web ID
Softonic
The JFB Page
Chrome Story
PCMech
e-Techcheck
Mark’s Technology News
Geeks Are Sexy
Turn Around
Technize.com
techdreams
404 Tech Support
Teck-Line
AKS – Feel The Change
Dedicated 2-Viruses
UK Tech Support
Freeware Download List
Smashing Apps
The Abbey Rose
PCWizKid
TechDirt
Technologizer
World of Vampire
Tech and Life
Freeware Elite’s Blog
Cloud Apps
Great Skills
Hokinabru Tech

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Launch Pad Collection of Over 140 Top Quality Tech blogs and Freeware Sites

March 2, 2009

What's On My PC... - Launch PadThe Launch Pad, which is located on the sidebar of the blog, is my version of a blog roll on steroids. It is a community of “over 140  top quality tech blogs and web sites” that specialize in technology news, freeware, open source software, portable apps, cloud apps, gadgets, information security and anything else that is geek inspired. I visit these sites on a regular basis to fill that void between my ears.  Visiting and interacting with the blogging community and tech sites is a great way to learn.

The first thing you will notice about the Launch Pad is that some of the site names are in a larger font size. These are sites that have committed to link exchanges with my blog and our recognized for that. If you are interested in a link exchange or would like to have your blog added to the “Launch Pad”,  please leave a comment at the bottom of this article and I will get back to you. Link exchanges are a great way to drive traffic to each others blogs.

If you are interested in adding the Launch Pad sites to your browser’s bookmarks, you can download the Launch Pad links and import the file (html) to your browser’s bookmarks OR you can download the Launch Pad file, and open it directly in your browser.

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The blog and web site links listed below, are new additions and have been added to the “Launch Pad”.

Piyada’s World
Tech-Recipes
NetWebApp
ToTheTech
Giggle Computer

e-Justice Blog

Rarst.net
Listio
Infopackets
Eches.net
Cybercrime Slayer
Bloody Computer
Windows Vista Guide
Vhxn.com
Techrant
ReadersZone
Tech Salsa
Crazy World of G
Snakebytez
Curious? Read
tnerd
Acme Files
TechJaws
Tech Labs
Digital Inspiration
Freebyte!
Technibble
Techscrawl
Tech-Linkblog
Blog.SpywareGuide
Totally Cool Tech
Alpha’s Place
Cloud Browser
Go2Web20.net
FeedMyApp
SimpleSpark

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What’s On My PC… Launch Pad Update!

January 7, 2009

launchpadOne of my favorite past times when it comes to blogging, is finding other sites and blogs that are similar in interest to the “What’s On My PC…” blog.  My goal has been to compile a listing of tech sites that I feel are credible, informative, helpful, and provide “FREE” software and learning options to my readers. The list continues to grow…  Sites that I feel meet the criteria indicated are posted on the sidebar (right side) and are placed in an area called the “Launch Pad”. The “Launch Pad” has been set up in such a way that when you click on a link, the site will open in another window. This allows the user to toggle back and forth between the “Launch Pad” and the site(s) of interest.

You will notice on the Launch Pad (right side of blog), where some site names are larger (font size) than others. These are sites that I have link exchanges with. If you are interested in a link exchange with “What’s On My PC…”, and your site meets the criteria previously indicated, please leave a comment below requesting the link exchange. You will be prompted for your email and site address which will not be visible to other users or spambots.

The new additions to the “Launch Pad” are:

Addictive Tips

Brothersoft Editor’s Blog

Tweaking With Vishal

Ask Leo!

Troubleshooting PC Problems

Lupo PenSuite

My Digital Life

TTC Shelbyville

Codswallop

Is You Geeked Up

Technobuzz.net

Madhur Kapoor’s

Ask The Forty Pound Head

Mrintech

Ask Your PC

Evils Pages

What’s The Latest?

Daily Free Software

PC And Technology

Great Free Software Utilities

KillerStartups

 

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New Additions to the “Launch Pad”…

November 16, 2008

The really neat thing about blogging is that you learn to find other blogs and web sites that have an interest or subject that is common with yours. I love cruising IT blogs and websites. To me it is like looking for a hidden trove of information. If you are someone that has an interest in freeware software, open source software, and information technology, I encourage you to use the "Launch Pad" located on the sidebar of the blog to visit the sites that have been collected. You can learn a whole lot by just reading about, reviewing, installing and making software work. To me that is the name of the game. My IT roots are attributed not from tearing PC’s apart, but was from installing and learning software to make the PC and devices work in a way that made the end user’s job consistently easier and more efficient.

The following blog and web sites have been added to the "What’s On My PC – Launch Pad", which is located on the sidebar at the right side of the blog. If there is something out there that meets the common denominator with all of these sites, that you would like me to add to this list, feel free to leave a comment. As always, Thank you for visiting my blog…

The How To Geek

Free PC Security

Teckitech

Technade

Gadget Advisor

winAddons

Gravity Blue

I Started Something

TechLifeBlogged

OpenDisc

Freeware Wiki

FreewarePlanet

PC Hacks

Daily Freeware Download

Next Freeware

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UPDATE… Amazon.com Customer Reviews of the Acer Aspire One…

November 9, 2008

I recently did a post on the Acer Aspire One (Mini-Netbook) that I had purchased [CLICK HERE]. If anyone is interested, click on the “Amazon” graphic below to read the reviews so far on the Aspire One. At the time of this post there were 78 reviews posted at Amazon.   I was quite pleased that many people are rating the Aspire One as a good experience. I don’t know how long this link will be available; therefore, this blog post may end up being a temporary post.

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BLOG UPDATE (new additions)…

October 28, 2008

Welcome to the “What’s On My PC…” blog. The following has been added to the blog:  

  1. A “Welcome” introduction to the right side of the blog that gives a brief summary of what the blog is about.
  2. A “Category” listing to the right side of the blog which categorizes articles posted up to this date.  As the blog continues to grow, the “Category” listing will enhance your ability to navigate the site.  

Thank you!

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What’s On My PC… BLOG UPDATES!

October 25, 2008

The following sites or blogs have been added to the “What’s On My PC… LAUNCH PAD” (located on the right side of the blog posts).

Shell Extension City

DonationCoder.com

Raymond.cc

Smashing Magazine

The Launch Pad can be used to visit the numerous quality web sites and blogs that are listed. It is conveniently setup so that if you click on a link it will open in a new separate window. That way you can click on a link, a separate window will open, which will allow you to conveniently return to the “Launch Pad” when you are finished visiting the site. The Sites and Blogs reflected in the listing are all maintained and updated on a regular basis. If you are someone who is into open source software, freeware applications and technology information, I encourage you to use the “Launch Pad”.

I am slowly adding to the “Portable Apps” tab located at the top of the blog. The applications I have listed are applications that I personally use on my portable USB flash drives. Also, under the “Freebies” tab, I added a couple more goodies.  You will also notice at the top of each page there is a search box that will allow you to search the blog for specific information that has been posted.  This is a nice “add-on” provided by WordPress to enhance the efficiency of the blog.  A big “THANK YOU” to WordPress for this enhancement (widget).

Thank you for visiting and I hope you continue to come back.

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New Additions – Web Site Favorites

October 13, 2008

The one thing I am really enjoying with this blog is the additional blogs and sites I am finding. Today I have added the following blogs and sites to the “What’s On My PC – Favorites”, which is located on the right side of the blog. If you are interested in freeware, open source software and technology in general, I encourage you to use the favorites list as your launching point.

Techsnack.net

iCalvyn.com – IT Engineer’s Blog

Unlock for Us

Technix Update

Jatex’s Weblog

Shivaranjan.com

Lockergnome

Crazeegeekchick

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