Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

A Peek Into The Minds Of My Fellow Man

Please look at these Subject lines…


I often wonder about what kind of person is behind this stuff. How their brain functions. What their upbringing was like. And whether they have long hairless tails… like a rat; or if they think of themselves more like wolves (and us as sheep).

Anywho… have you ever wondered how they get your e-mail address in the first place? One reader wrote in and asked me just that: see, Reader Question | How did they get my e-mail?*
There’s pointers in my reply that will help you reduce the amount of this *stuff* you get.

Folks, my latest software license giveaway drawing ends tonight.

The folks at TuneUp Utilities have generously donated five licenses to me, to award to my readers. I sincerely thank them for that. So I am having a random drawing contest from folks who “enter”. The contest will close at midnight, May 6th (Pacific) and the winners announced Friday, so act now.

TuneUp Utilities 2010 is a program for optimizing your computer and improving its performance, and this giveaway has drawn a lot of responses. Please see the original announcement, here; Software License Giveaway: TuneUp Utilities 2010, and find out more details… such as how to enter for a chance at a free license!

Today’s free download+recommended reading:
* Foxit Reader Update Blocks New PDF Attack Tactic
. You aren’t still using Adobe Reader, are you Dear Reader?
* The 120-day Microsoft security suite test drive – By Fred Langa
In one of the rare extended tests outside a lab, Microsoft’s software has quietly kept two Windows 7 PCs free of infections, even in dangerous public environments.
*Recover Picture Files On Your Digital Camera Card
When I draft an article here at What’s On My PC, I try to reflect on personal “real life” computer experiences to demonstrate what can happen and what you can do to make things right.

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May 6, 2010 - Posted by | computers, Internet, Phishing, security


  1. TechPaul,

    Thanks for the link back… Your TuneUp promotion has been a hit… Great job!



    Comment by Ramblinrick | May 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      It is my pleasure to be able to refer readers to your great site. And yes, I am glad to have been able to work with TuneUp Utilities and you’re right: response has been simply terrific.


      Comment by techpaul | May 6, 2010 | Reply

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