Category Archives: On the Job

8 Reasons Why You Need Technibble’s Computer Business Kit

Steady Income – Working as a freelance computer technician has its peak times where you have many computers to fix in one day, and its low times where you don’t get anything to fix all day. The computer business is generally considered an unsteady stream of income because clients will …

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Making The Most of Progress Bar Time

It happens to all the time to onsite computer technicians. You have to install some software or have to wait for a antivirus scan to finish which can take up to an hour. You have done everything else you could possibly do to the computer while its scanning such as …

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Test Antivirus Programs with the Eicar Test File

Did you know there was a way to test anti-virus/anti-malware applications to make sure they are working correctly? Well, there is. “Eicar” is a string of code which most antivirus applications detect as a virus, typically with an obvious name like EICAR-AV-Test. In the past, each antivirus vendor had their …

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Quickly Deploy Software on New Computers with Win-Get

Win-get is an application I have been playing around with to help me with the common task of formatting a hard drive and reinstalling Windows. Win-get is a command line tool for Windows that works similar to Linux’s “wget” command. Many of us techies go to the extra trouble of …

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Technibble on Computer America Radio Show

At 7:00pm on Friday, 10th of August, American Pacific Time, you can hear about Technibble on the American radio show “Computer America” as I will be a guest on Fridays show. To tune in, you can either find a local radio station who carries the show, listen live online or …

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Hows Our Driving? #2

Its been about two months since we last asked what you think of the site and where we can improve. As a webmaster, I love hearing any feedback from our readers so that I can keep on doing what I am doing right, and implement any suggestions you guys have. …

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How to Clean the Inside of a Computer Case

Computers have moving parts such as fans on their CPU’s, Power Supplies, Video Cards and in some cases, on the case itself. Each fan is important for the smooth operation of the computer because they keep the system cool. Should Dust, Cigarette Smoke (which forms a paste when in contact …

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Onsite Computer Technician Kit: Installers CD

We have posted in the past what an experienced computer technician carries with him onsite to a computer repair job. We also have an entire section dedicated to computer repair utilities that a computer techie may take with him and use on a job. Another thing that we carry around …

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Your Own Pad – Reasons to be (and stay) Cheerful?

Part 1 ““ the layout: If you’re lucky, and successful enough, to be able to consider opening your own bricks and mortar “˜shop’, we’ve got some hints and tips below that will give you some food for thought. This week, though, we want all you Linus Torvalds (Bill’s day off) …

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Complete List of a Veterans On-Site Computer Repair Kit

One of our forum members greggh, a seasoned computer technician and business owner posted his list of what he brings to on-site computer repairs. His list is an excellent resource for beginners to help them start building their own kit and for experienced technicians to fill some holes in their …

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