Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.

Bob Rankin runs a technical Question and Answer site much like Ask Leo! - he's another good resource for your technical and computer questions.

Yes, I'm recommending my competition again.

The internet's a big place - as I've said before I can't answer every question I get, so I'm not afraid to endorse other resources that you might find useful.

It also helps that I've known Bob for several years and consider him a friend.

Bob's a technology writer and computer programmer who, like me, enjoys technology and the Internet and sharing what he finds. He's publisher of the Internet TOURBUS, author of several computer books, operator of Flowers Fast! and creator of the Lowfat Linux tutorial.

Ask Bob Rankin is one of the "several trusted friends and on-line resources" that I include below the Ask Leo! search results should your search here not turn up what you're looking for.

And you can bet I'm not going to send you to just anyone.

Bob covers a wide range of topics, and of course has his periodic newsletter, the Internet Tourbus, which has been around since 1995 (yikes!).

Ask Bob Rankin is another fine resource to get your questions answered.

Yes, I recommend him - even if he is "the competition". Smile

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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8 Comments
David
October 27, 2010 1:27 PM

And it is almost eerie how much Bob and Leo look alike!

I'm seeing Bob next week... I'll see if I can't get a picture to prove we're two different people. :-)
Leo
27-Oct-2010

Mike
October 11, 2011 8:45 AM

I did subscribe to Bob. (I thought I still was, but I haven't seen anything in months.) Given my preferences, I enjoy Leo better, but Bob also had useful information. Unfortunately, his newsletter became sporadic, seemingly rushed and brief, almost as if he'd lost interest in it. And now I don't get it at all. I just figured he had quit. Oh, yeah, and I periodically check my spam filters and he's not ending up there.

Peter B
October 11, 2011 9:31 AM

Mike, I am subscribed to Bob's tech tips (I suspect recommended by Leo), which come through almost every day. So I think that your subscription (or spam filter, etc) is playing up.

Ron
October 11, 2011 4:19 PM

Another couple of sites to add to your list:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us - MS specific answers provided by volunteers

http://word.tips.net/
http://Excel.tips.net/ Large collection of tips for menu versions of the apps, separate related ribbon version sites.

http://office-watch.com/zd.aspx?9 -

Digital Artist
October 12, 2011 6:14 PM

There are only 10 kinds of people using the internet:
Those who subscribe to Leo
and Those who subscribe to Bob

Don't forget type 11 - those who subscribe to both. Smile
Leo
13-Oct-2011
Darlene Skarban
March 30, 2012 12:47 PM

I would like to know why so many add ons is put on our computer?? Most people hate timeline I hate the new spam delete program . We should have delete button to get rid of old post ,the hide bit don't work.

John Rochford
January 22, 2013 6:06 PM

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW I CAN STOP ALL THE POP-UP ADDS I GET ON MY LAPTOP I DON'T WANT ANY OF THE S--T THAT THEY TRY TO FORCE ME TO TRY ND INTERFEAR WITH MY USE OF MY COMPUTER CAN ONE SUE FOR HARRASERMENT BY THESE COMPANIES AFTER ALL THEY ARE HARRASEING ME I AM FED UP DELETEING THESE POP-UP ADDS IS THERE A FREE WAY TO GET RID OF ALL THESES ADDS


connie
January 22, 2013 9:16 PM

@John,
Leo addresses that pretty well in a recent article:
How do I block floating ads on webpages?

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