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Joe Parisi
Works at Target Corporation
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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It's easy to believe that choosing a file on your computer, selecting Delete and emptying the Recycle Bin will forever remove its presence from your life. Not so! Sometimes traces will remain even a...
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As part of my three-part series on Windows 8, I mentioned that one of my annoyances was the inability to run the basic built-in benchmarking tool, the Windows Experience Index (WEI), on my system. Ev...
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Sorry about the delay in getting this third and final installment on Windows 8 posted. It's not like I was having trouble with my newly-installed operating system that required a complete reformat an...
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As so many spent this holiday gathered together with their families beneath the glowing, festive symbol of their choice, I too indulged in a long-standing tradition: I installed a new operating system...
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With the recent release of Windows 8, many PC users are discovering that some of their older hardware is no longer functional. A quick review of Device Manager shows the notorious "!" next to the ent...
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Luke from Corpus Christi, TX recently asked: "How do I know if I need the Windows 8 upgrade or the full retail version?" If you already have Windows Vista or Windows 7 installed then the Upgrade versi...
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Right after posting my previous entry, I thought I'd try one more thing to resolve the WEI problem I was experiencing. Every time I've had to do a clean install of either Windows 7 or Windows 8, I've ...
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In case you missed my previous post, I've installed the Windows 8 Pro 64-bit edition. After a few minor hiccups, installation was complete and it was time to start playing around with Microsoft's lat...
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One of the many disadvantages to being out of work is the inability to invest in new toys. My 6-year old self-built PC is really starting to show its age! So I was practically giddy when I was appro...
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DavyB from the UK asks: "If I enter an address [www.ebay.co.uk for example] in the address box and click it does not work. What should I do to fix it. Is it a glitch that has arisen in Firefox...
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Retail: Electronics Sales
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  • Target Corporation
    Electronics Team Member, 2013 - present
  • Comcast
    Customer Account Executive, 2010 - 2012
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Experienced PC geek
Introduction
I was born and raised on Cape Cod, but have lived all of my adult life in Pittsburgh, PA.

My mom bought my first computer, a Commodore 64 in 1984. It started out being just for games, then I learned BASIC. After that, it was on to the Amiga 500 which was my first, last and only personally purchased, store-bought computer.

In 1994, I built my first PC (a 486-DX2/66) and have been upgrading and fixing desktop machines ever since.

I am a hardware guy at heart. I know Windows, but I generally don't program (although I spent two years programming exclusively in Visual BASIC). I like the challenge of coding, but find it boring.

I've taken a retail job to get by, but feel my talents aren't utilized to their maximum potential.  Hoping a blog will be both cathartic for myself and helpful for others.
Bragging rights
I'm not an egotist. Fixing computers is my thing. I feel I'm very good at it and I'm proud of what I can do. It makes up for the fact that I kinda suck at most everything else.
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Newport News, VA - Taunton, MA - Swampscott, MA - Marion, Ma - Wareham, Ma
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