Author Archives: Daniel Gauthier

About Daniel Gauthier

work as a peace officer in various forms. Daniel wrote a book in 2009 called “Tech-Knowledgy” which got him on television and radio a few times. The concept behind the book was “to level the playing field between computer techs and non-techies so they don’t get take advantage of”. Daniel has a couple certifications including MCP and A+; he is preparing to write the Network+ exam and has studied CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator). Daniel has run his own computer service business “TwinBytes” since 2004. He has done a few talks on cyber security and generally enjoys training, educating and helping others.

PCL vs. Host based printer

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What’s the difference between a host based printer and a PCL printer? PCL is an acroynm for Printer Command Language. You can see a lot of detail on PCL history going back as far as 1984 on Wikipedia website. These printers have their own processor and can printer faster among other things. Host based printers are older types that are… Read more »

Get a free website – Make your blog look like a website

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Everyone wants something free! Here’s a free tip on how to get a free website. Basically, create a blog and modify it to look at a website, like I’ve done with this blog by adding pages. You just need to know how to create a username and password for yourself (same as setting up anything else) and you need to… Read more »

How to make Windows games visible in Windows 7 Pro

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If you have the new Windows 7 Ultimate you will see a games explorer with lots of games including the usual Solitaire, Minesweeper, Hearts and FreeCell. If you have the Windows 7 Professional edition or less, you will find that the games are missing from the games explorer window. This is good for business so employees don’t play around, but… Read more »

When is Windows XP being retired / discontinued

Microsoft has extended the reitrement date of Windows XP at least once already. Currently anyone can still purchase Windows XP at some retail outlets, so sales is not discontinued yet. Support will continue for some time aftwards, meaning, you can download Windows updates and patches to fix issues with Windows XP. Even after updates are no longer available, it is… Read more »