Tech – for Everyone

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

What a long strange trip it’s been…

In the middle of last year, this site passed a major website milestone, having had one million visitors. (Naturally, I wrote an article on that.) I noticed this morning that The ‘ole odometer has just clicked over the 1.5 millionth visitor to my humble tech Tips, Tricks, and Advice site, Tech – for Everyone.

I have copy>pasted the previous article, and updated it, to reflect what’s happened in intervening months.

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Since I published my first article (The first Tech Paul Post: secure your web connection) in June of 2007, I have learned a thing or two, made some important friendships, and – hopefully – helped a few folks learn a few things, solve a few problems, and better enjoy technology along the way.

To you – Dear Reader – I say…


A few other T4E stats:

# of articles posted: 1,056 1,423 (roughly 95.56% original, 4.44% re-postings.) Note: Use my “Search widget” to browse prior tips & answers by keywords, or browse my writings by month.

# of Reader Comments: 3,892 6,955 (almost exactly half of those are my replies.. so lets say, 2,000 3,500 readers have asked questions/commented. I welcome your comments on my articles and questions about computers and “tech”. Dialogue is what keeps the Web relevant and dynamic.)

Most popular article: Manage Startup programs in Vista

Most downloaded program (referral): Microsoft’s PowerPoint Viewer is tops, with 2,065.
The previous winner here, Security Task Manager (928 1,238) has dropped to #3.  (Panda’s Cloud Antivirus is #2, with 1,292.)

# of cups of coffee consumed by Tech Paul while writing all these articles: 16 26 (… but, they were Olympic swimming pool-sized cups. Ha!)

WordPress rated this blog a “Wow” (see, WordPress Rates Tech – for Everyone)

It was never my intention to write so many articles, nor write for so long. My intention was simply to publish a few How-To’s – so I could say “Here, read this”, instead of constantly repeating myself (when people find out you’re a tech.. they ask you questions!).

Thanks for being a part of it all, and I hope you all have a tolerably fair-to-middlin’ week!

Today’s quotable quote:It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”  ~ W.C. Fields

Copyright 2007-2011 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.

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May 25, 2011 - Posted by | blogging, tech | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hey Paul,
    Haven’t been with you all of that long, but stuck due to your concise and informative information and answers. Been a tech for longer than I can remember but alway remember that no one has all of the answers. It’s a joy to read your blog and … more than occasionally… learn something new. Thanks for you blood, sweat and tears…know it’s appreciated.


    Comment by Rob | May 25, 2011 | Reply

    • Rob,
      I will confess, there is a “special glow” that comes from knowing that fellow technicians find my efforts here of some value. (I have thought of having more “technician’s grade” material here.. but have decided to stick with the “for every one” type stuff.)

      It’s tough out there in the (techie) trenches, I know, so keep on keepin’ on – and thank you for taking the time to write these words!


      Comment by techpaul | May 25, 2011 | Reply

  2. Congratulations Paul. Your knowledge and advice has saved me countless hours of research and has stopped me falling into some nasty traps out there. Must be the caffeine that keeps you going.


    Comment by John Payne | May 25, 2011 | Reply

    • John Payne,
      Thank you for taking the time and sharing that with me.

      And yes, caffeine helps.


      Comment by techpaul | May 25, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hey!… Wow! Kudos! 1.5 mil. great accomplishment!
    Tech For Everyone has helped me through some difficult problems here, thanks Paul.



    Comment by Gaia | May 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Thank you. It is readers like you that keep me at it.


      Comment by techpaul | May 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hey I love your site so much, I can account for a million of those views (LOL). I almost missed out on this accomplishment. Keep it coming! Blogging is hard work, but is also rewarding.

    Great job!



    Comment by Ramblinrick | May 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you, Rick. Your support has meant a lot to me, and has no doubt contributed to keeping Tech – for Everyone “on the air”.


      Comment by techpaul | May 27, 2011 | Reply

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