"MegaBit Minute"
MegaBit Consulting, Inc.
Technology Newsletter by Jason Stenvold
May 2010
In This Issue
Tips-n-Tricks
Customer Corner
Fun Stuff
Newsletter Archives
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I provide businesses with personal, expert technology support. Call anytime for help with computers, email, web sites, internet connections, routers, firewalls, wireless access .... anything to help you run your business efficiently. 
 
Fun Quote for Today
"The attention span of a computer is only as long as its power cord."
 
Tips-n-Tricks 
  
Here are some of my favorite go-to web sites.  Some are informative, some are just for fun:
 
When daylight savings time comes and goes, we have to run all over the house and reset our 400 clocks :o)  I use this "Official" atomic clock web site to sync my computer and wrist-watch, then use my watch to reset all my clocks:  http://nist.time.gov/
 
How fun is this!  Upload a picture and create your very own bobble-head!:  http://www.headbobble.com/
 
Put some zip into your Outlook emails - add an email signature.  Go under Tools - Options - Mail Format - Signatures.  I signed my name to a white piece of paper, scanned it and then was able to add my written signature to my emails.
 
Speaking of Outlook, did you know that you can change the background color scheme of Office 2007? Launch Word or Excel 2007, click the upper left corner 'Office Button', click the 'options' button at the bottom of that popdown menu.  Under the 'popular' section, there's an option for 'color scheme'.
Customer Corner
 
What's it like to be Jason at work?! Here's a peek into one of my typical support calls.
 
"Opening any file on shared folder get's an 'access denied' error".
 
Two computers are sharing folders for each other.  When John opens Bob's shared folder and tries to open an Excel file, it pops up a window saying 'access denied'.  This happens with all file types. Hhmm, everything worked fine yesterday and nothing was changed today. 
 
If I try and 'copy' the file from Bob's folder onto John's computer, same error. If I copy that file onto a USB memory stick, pop it into John's PC, he can open the file just fine.  I disabled the Windows Firewall on Bob's PC - didn't fix it.  Next, I disabled file sharing of the folder in question on Bob's PC and rebooted.  Then, I re-enabled file sharing for that same folder - ding, ding - fixed it!
 
Shared files now open without error! Customer Happy - Me Happy :o)
 
Fun Stuff
 
Having a rough day?  Click these links to make it all better :o)
 
 
 
 
 
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Sincerely,
 
Jason Stenvold
 
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Jason Stenvold
MegaBit Consulting, Inc.
(612)-865-6499
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