Java Version 7 Update 51 forces the use of the exceptions site list

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Blog, gaming, security, software | 0 comments

If you are having problems with your Java telling you that your security settings do not allow this applet to run, you will need to add the site to the security exceptions list inside Java. A lot of online games like Yahoo Games will need this action performed if you want to ever play them again. You can try lowering your security settings to medium inside Java, but this could open you up to a malicious attack so be aware of that. In a nutshell...

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What is the C wire that is needed for a Wifi “smart” thermostat?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Blog, home automation, internet appliance, Technology | 8 comments

I recently jumped into the wifi smart thermostat game and ended up installing a Honeywell RTH9580WF. The thermostat requires a C wire to be hooked up to your thermostat and your 24V AC transformer in your furnace. I initially installed a Nest thermostat, but after a week of use my Nest base unit shorted the red and green causing the fan to run non-stop. I’ll talk more about this in another blog post. I spent a ton of time trying to figure...

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How to successfully list something on Craigslist

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Blog, helpful website, internet, save money, Technology | 0 comments

I browse Craigslist fairly often looking for things that are needed. Craigslist is one of the jewels of the Internet, it is a place you can easily sell something and have it seen by millions of people. While browsing Craigslist I am often dismayed at the lack of common sense when listing an item on Craigslist. This post will attempt to shed some light on what not to do, and what to do when listing an item. The first thing I see is lack of...

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Solution for cursor jumping when you are trying to type something with your laptop

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Blog, computers, customer support | 0 comments

About once a month I get a phone call from someone who claims that there is a problem with their computer. The problem shows up when they are typing something usually in Microsoft Word or typing an email. They claim they are typing away and suddenly the cursor jumps and goes somewhere else on the screen. Nine out of ten times this is the solution to the problem they are having. When they are typing they rest their wrists on the laptop. Their...

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T.J. Johnson and Associates free Android tablet scam

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Android, Blog, scam, tablet, Technology | 0 comments

If you receive a letter in the mail that advertises a free Android tablet computer, it is a scam. The letter states you can keep the Android tablet after you answer a short list of questions about the tablet. What this company is trying to do is harvest data about you. They more than likely will try to up sell you to a different Android tablet or a vacation package or some other shit. If you say no they will disqualify you from receiving the...

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