Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Various and sundry articles relating to Ask Leo! operations, policies and more.
The Ask Leo! newsletter subscriber list was stolen by criminals. I discuss the situation and what, if anything, can or should be done.
Copying entire articles is a violation of copyright and it's illegal. I do have some alternatives, though.
Ask Leo! is not for spy or hacker advice, so don't wonder if that kind of question goes unanswered.
I encourage people to be as complete as possible in the questions submitted, and typically do not accept supporting files.
Ask Leo! is free, but advertising supported. If those ads get in your way, here's a way to turn them off.
On January 1st, 2013, I announced that I'd be taking a couple of months off.
When I went on my sabbatical, I didn't share the whole story. Even the word "sabbatical" wasn't quite right. Here's the background.
Want to link to Ask Leo! ? - I really appreciate it! Here are some templates and HTML you can use or start with.
I occasionally get asked for promotional material, biographical information, or other text about myself or Ask Leo!. Here's a collection of ideas.
Google's new "+1" widget on sites and in search results is a quick way to let people know what sites you find helpful and see what your friends find useful too.
You can use my PGP/GPG public key to encrypt something you send me, or verify something I've signed.
I use Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and LinkedIn - and I actually have a little bit of a plan around how I use each.
There are many ways to find information on the internet, and here are a few tricks of mine that can work for readers as well.
A recent newsletter surfaced warnings from a couple of security services. As a result, we'll look at what false positives are, and what to do.
I really wish I could provide support via email or by allowing you to reply to the newsletter. There are too many problems with that approach, so I provide a simple form instead.
I can't always give a straight answer because every computer is unique.
Many blogs are using a service that associates pictures with the email addresses people use when they leave a comment. I recently added this to Ask Leo!
I value feedback on the recommendations I make, but quite often I hear about things I've not recommended at all, as if I had. We'll look at why.