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Tom Peracchio
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  • Free Agent Mercenary
    web developer, writer, and technology trainer, 1988 - present
    I have contributed to various online information outlets in recent years. I am currently a regular contributor to Examiner.com, writing columns as Wilmington Technology Examiner, National Internet Examiner, and Wilmington Prepper Examiner. I also maintain several personally owned websites, including the Guru 42 blog covering technology topics, and The Tao of Questy blog discussing a variety of social topics.
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Tom Peracchio, experienced IT support specialist, systems administrator, webmaster, writer, and technology trainer.
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Tom Peracchio has a long and diversified career in technology and telecommunications. 

Tom's career in business and technology started with communications and moved to office automation systems long before the acronym "IT" was widely used. As a field service technician and service manager for various office automation companies Tom attended numerous customer service training programs and fine tuned his skills in customer service. 

As small business networks evolved, Tom's career expanded as well into the areas of networking and systems administration. Working as a consultant to numerous businesses and institutions delivering various technology solutions, Tom gained valuable project management experience.

In his current role working in healthcare information technology, Tom faces the next wave of challenges with a complex mix of business and technology issues with the implementation of electronic medical records.

Tom began actively speaking and writing on both business and technology issues since before the internet was widely used by small business. Exploring PC telecommunications and its role in business lead to Tom's first article for a regional business journal on how the average business could use Computerized Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) as a tool for customer service.

Starting as trainer in the Army National Guard, then as a community college instructor, and now as a webmaster and freelance writer, Tom has developed a knack of putting complex topics into simple terms, as he likes to call it, geek speak made simple.

Through teaching, and use of the Guru 42 Universe websites, Tom has helped small business people integrate technology into their lives and business on a limited budget. 

Tom Peracchio's goal as a writer and educator is to share his experiences with a wide variety of technology users to help them use technology smarter to make their life easier.

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Never suffer from upgrade anxiety again. Life is too short to be always angry.
Please don't be angry about Windows 10. All that anger is not good for you! I am really excited about Windows 10, and hope to upgrade at least one of my computers to Windows 10 very soon.  I was looking back at the articles I wrote in October on the release of Windows 10, as well as reading some current articles in various online publications. I was reading the PCMag.com article "10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10" and starting reading all the m...
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So say IT loud; say IT proud …  Happy #SysAdmin Day!
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The next pandemic doesn't need to be something exotic #Preppertalk
Microsoft co-founder and richest man in the world Bill Gates says his biggest fear is keeping him up at night, and if the nightmare becomes true, 33 million people will die.
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Are you prepared to survive a pandemic?
Microsoft co-founder and richest man in the world Bill Gates says his biggest fear is keeping him up at night, and if the nightmare becomes true, 33 million people will die.
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Words of wisdom...
 
“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.” ― Douglas Adams, h2g2
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Before the World Went Digital: Remember Paper? How About Magnetic Tape? #GeekHistory
I started looking for some old computer software I had stored away, and a recent vacation day turned into a house cleaning day. As I sort through many old boxes in storage I find old music and movies. The cassette tapes and the videos of the one of a kind personal stuff I saved, perhaps someday finding the time to transfer them to some digital media. The tapes of popular music and movies hardly seem worth the effort to convert to digital, with on...
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Windows 10 has arrived. Whatever happened to Windows 9?
There are quite a few theories floating around out there as to why Microsoft decided to name the latest version of its flagship operating system Windows 10, skipping over Wind...
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When today's technology becomes obsolete, will our data be lost forever?
Computers and the Web house loads of information, but Google's vice president says if today's technology becomes obsolete, our data is lost forever.
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Check out the dark side of Artificial Intelligence
We need a treaty banning autonomous killing machines before it's too late, The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns. Hear their arguments in this video.
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Check out the dark side of Artificial Intelligence
We need a treaty banning autonomous killing machines before it's too late, The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns. Hear their arguments in this video.
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We need a treaty banning autonomous killing machines before it's too late, The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns. Hear their arguments in this video.
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