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Nick Francesco
Worked at Saunders College of Business
Attended Rochester Institute of Technology
Lives in Rochester, NY
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Free Windows 10 offer ends July 29th, 2016: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Immediately http://AskNick.com/ #microsoft #windows10

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More than half the world is still offline http://AskNick.com/miscellany.php
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Malicious computers caught snooping on Tor-anonymized Dark Web sites http://AskNick.com/security.php
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Apple iOS 9.3.3 Has A Nasty Surprise http://AskNick.com/apple.php
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Free decryption tools released for PowerWare and Bart ransomware http://AskNick.com/ #security #ransomware

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Apple Watch Sales Plunge 55% As Samsung Doubles Market Share: Report http://AskNick.com/miscellany.php
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Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Information Technolgoy, 2005 - 2011
  • Nazareth College, Rochester
    Theatre Arts, 1968 - 1972
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Birthday
September 10
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Tagline
If you think I'm famous, you need to get out more.
Introduction
Nick's been in the microcomputer industry almost as long as there's been a microcomputer industry. He's sold Pertec "orange toaster" CP/M boxes, just about every computer Apple ever made, Osborne 1s, Kaypros, and most flavors of IBM PCs. He's done technical support for several large companies, and he believes that his 25 years as a professional actor uniquely qualified him for his second career as Manager of Technical Services for the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Very Special Assistant to the Dean, and is joyfully transitioning to retirement.

Since 1989, he's done a computer call-in radio show called Sound Bytes (http://SoundBytes.org/). From 1995 to 2002, he did a computer call-in television show on R News. Since 1996, he's done a weekly computer Q&A column in the Democrat & Chronicle. Since 1998, he's done a monthly column in Computer Link Magazine. Since 1999, he's run his own Web site, AskNick! (http://AskNick.com/), where he answers questions via mailing lists. He's also the proud (?) owner of The Security Tango (http://SecurityTango.com/).

So, as you can see, Nick's life, pretty much, is answering computer questions. He's known for answering them simply, concisely, and logically, in language that does not confuse or talk down to the questioner.
Bragging rights
Amelia's Dad. Elaine's husband. Host of the longest running computer show in the known universe!
Work
Occupation
Blissfully retired
Employment
  • Saunders College of Business
    Manager of Technical Services, 1993 - 2013
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Currently
Rochester, NY
Previously
Detroit, MI - New York, NY - St. Louis, MO
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