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Before You Go

Searching for this phrase online; “Before You Go”, I found one organization at dot US, that is website dedicated to gratitude to veterans. This is good, but I am hoping to create a foundation for the purpose of preserving history, through blogging. By that, I mean to get our elders to tell their stories (before we lose them, before they go), either through their own writing skills or by relating them to someone who can simply type them into blog entries for all the world to see.

I’m going to work several channels to bring this project to fruition, including letters to philanthropic organizations, requesting funding for the computers and the administration of the program. It seems to me there should be enough students seeking extra credit to raise their grade point averages to staff the needs for young mentors to work with our elders. They already have the computer skills, and some of them would surely benefit by learning the patience necessary to work with older people and by hearing those stories, they will personally experience a recounting of history unavailable through traditional schooling.

I’ll post this in a few places and see what kind of response I get. In the meantime, if you have access to funding resources and want to lend a hand or a few bucks, I’m open to suggestions, introductions, and donations. 

Thanks for listening. I’ll keep you posted. BR

MoneyPak Virus

This is relatively new, although I did remove this virus from a computer in the early summer of this year. So, my first experience with it was about 4 months ago, now.

MoneyPak Virus will completely halt your windows computing activities and plaster a garish, official looking, FBI warning on your screen that claims your PC has been used for illegal activities. With the police on their way to arrest you, unless you pay these fools $200, you are instructed to go to a store and buy a MoneyPak, which you must then send to the authors of the virus and somehow, magically, they will restore your computer to normal. Seriously?

Truly, I hope you don’t have this experience, but if you do, there is plenty of advice available about how to remove the virus on your own. It seems the majority of the advice about removal has been posted by the makers of SpyHunter, which will cost you 40 bucks. I’ve never used this software, so I cannot validate their claims that guarantee removal in 5 minutes and that theirs is the “Easiest and Quickest Removal Method!”

You can get free tools from Malwarebytes and BleepingComputer that will allow you to restore your computer to normal. You’ll have to know a bit about starting in safe mode with networking and there is one easy step you can take to basically disable most viruses from taking root at startup.

As soon as I get my subscription service working, I’ll post the complete instructions on how to do this for yourself. I’m selling a subscription to my services (via remote access) for $50 per year to select clients. Very likely, my newsletter will be available at that same price (soon).

Until then, practice safe hex – be “en garde” and suspicious of email from strangers.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

OK, so we get the first one by birth. We are lucky to be born in the US, so we get the second one by default. That third one, is an inalienable right, according to the United States Declaration of Independence. However, sometimes I’ve forgotten to take advantage of this freedom.

Lately, I’ve focused some attention on this task, primarily in response to this video from YouTube, where Shawn Achor explains, through humor and story telling, that happiness should be put first. In other words, instead of thinking that achieving some arbitrary goal is going to make you happy, being happy will actually improve your chances of success in striving to achieve any goal. 

He says our system is design to always keep happiness just out of reach. As in, if you attain some goal, you don’t stop there to say, “I’m happy now.” You simply raise the bar, set a new goal and continue your quest. Again, you’ll be happy when…. Whatever fills that blank for you matters very little. If you continually move the target, you will never be happy.

So, put the odds of success in your favor by choosing to be happy first. If you do watch the video, watch as this man captures the audience immediately, gets them laughing and notice how fast he talks. It’s pretty impressive stuff, an example any public speaker might use to model his next presentation.

I’ll let you know how that goes, right after my next Toastmasters meeting. I intend to happily present.

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Page One on Google

I’m there – well, Rouzell is there. All of this social media stuff helps, but the best results seem to have come from blogging and using keywords to promote what Rouzell does and where Rouzell does it. Like this:

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

Yes, I’ve put several other keywords and phrases in the meta data of each post. But, now this article starts to sound technical and you know we speak plain English here. So, if you want help with getting your business name to show up on page one of Google results, click on the link above to get to the Rouzell website. Find my number and my email address and make contact. 

Go ahead and search; “Palm Desert Computer” in the meantime and see if you find Rouzell in the results. Add another word after, “computer” – like training, support, repair, or help – then see what you see. Enjoy! BR