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May 6, 2006 - How Do I Practice Safe Internet? - Mellanie Hee
It isn't as hard as it looks, but you HAVE to do it. Why?
Viruses and trojans (and rootkits, too)- which I will refer to as "viruses" for simplicity (and don't write me about "virii", I am not going there!) - in very simplified terms, can and will destroy/corrupt data, record your keystrokes as you type in your credit card and password information, cause your computer to shut itself down, cause it to not startup, send nasty emails (with attached viruses) to your email contact lists in your name... Read More -->
April 5, 2006 - Do I Really Need A Website? - Mellanie Hee
...Ask your customers where they look for information about businesses like yours. If more than a few say "The Internet," then you probably have reason to spend five hundred bucks or so on a decent website that has information about you and your business that people can find on the web. Otherwise...well, maybe you don't need it. OR, you are not getting your name out to those that DO use the Internet! (Hey, what did you expect? I am trying to sell websites here!)
Where do I start? Read More -->