[FOR SALE] 2016 Kaplan Pocket Tables (Tax Tables)

Kaplan’s 2016 Pocket Tables, or as some people call them, Tax Tables.

In stock!! Order before they’re gone.

All orders include free shipping to the US only. Email (brian AT brianmorristech.com) or Comment below if you want me to send them and bill you. Otherwise, pay with a credit or debit card by clicking one of the Buy Now buttons below.

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Pack of 3 Pocket Tables ($12):




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Pack of 10 Pocket Tables ($26):




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Pack of 20 Pocket Tables ($40):




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Pack of 50 Pocket Tables ($65):




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NOTE: You can pay with a credit card without signing into PayPal by clicking “Pay with a debit or credit card” — see image:

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Suspicious charges from J2 eReceptionist & Freeparking.co.uk

One of my clients has me investigating suspicious charges on their bank statements that looks to have come from their debit card.

  • J2 eReceptionist
    • 11/16/2015 $15.19
  • Freeparking.co.uk
    • 11/4/2015 $20.61
    • 11/6/2015 $22.78
    • 11/16/2015 $58.60

The client does not use either company and all of these charges appears to come from reputable companies. Unlike what you’ll find on another site of mine, www.digitalagefraud.com, this doesn’t appear to be a case of a fraudulent company setup to steal money.

If you see anything like this, PLEASE comment below. I’ll update this post if I learn anything more.

[FOR SALE] 2015 Kaplan Pocket Tables (Tax Tables)

Kaplan’s 2015 Pocket Tables, or as some people call them, Tax Tables.

All orders include free shipping to the US only. Email (brian AT brianmorristech.com) or Comment below if you want me to send them and bill you. Otherwise, pay with a credit or debit card by clicking one of the Buy Now buttons below.

[NOTE: You can pay with a credit card without signing into PayPal by clicking “Pay with a debit or credit card”.]

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Pack of 3 Pocket Tables ($12):




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Pack of 10 Pocket Tables ($26):




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Pack of 20 Pocket Tables ($40):




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Pack of 50 Pocket Tables ($65):




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[FOR SALE] 2014 Kaplan Pocket Tables (Tax Tables)

SORRY, I AM OUT OF STOCK OF 2014, but CLICK HERE TO ORDER 2015 POCKET TABLES

Kaplan’s 2014 Pocket Tables, or as some people call them, Tax Tables.

All orders include free shipping to the US only. Email (brian AT brianmorristech.com) or Comment below if you want me to send them and bill you. Otherwise, pay with a credit or debit card by clicking one of the Buy Now buttons below:

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Pack of 3 Pocket Tables ($11):

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Pack of 10 Pocket Tables ($25):

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Pack of 20 Pocket Tables ($40):

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Pack of 50 Pocket Tables ($65):

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NOTE: You can pay with PayPal or with a credit card without signing into PayPal by clicking “Pay with a debit or credit card…” as seen here:

Install an SSD in your Dell Optiplex 790, 7010 minitower

I’ve been blown away by the performance improvements that SSDs make, even in older computers. The desktops that I sold for the last few years is the minitower version of the Dell Optiplex 790 and 7010. Since the hard drive bracket in those models is made for a 3.5 inch hard drive, SSDs don’t fit. I tried a few of the popular 3.5 to 2.5 inch adapters, but they didn’t work (as shown in this good blog post).

I finally found an adapter that does the job, not perfectly, but it’s not bad. It is a Mushkin 2.5″ to 3.5″ SSD adapter (Amazon link).

Install it in the adapter this like this and it pops into the Dell hard drive caddy like so (it only fits with two of the four holes, but it is relatively secure):

Stick it in the case and you are ready to fly!

 

Install an SSD in your Dell Optiplex 745, 755, 760, 780 minitower

I’ve been blown away by the performance improvements that SSDs make, even in older computers. The desktops that I sold for years was the minitower version of the Dell Optiplex 745, 755, 760 and 780. Since the hard drive bracket in those models is made for a 3.5 inch hard drive, SSDs don’t fit. I tried a few of the popular 3.5 to 2.5 inch adapters, but they didn’t work (as shown in this good blog post).

I finally found an adapter that does the job, not perfectly, but it’s not bad. It is a Mushkin 2.5″ to 3.5″ SSD adapter (Amazon link).

Install it in the adapter this like this and it pops into the Dell hard drive caddy (it only fits with two of the four holes, but it is relatively secure), then stick it in the case and you are ready to fly!

Uninstall Comcast AntiSpy Service (ComcastAntiSpy.exe)

I was working on speeding up a computer for a client and noticed that ComcastAntiSpy.exe was using quite a bit of CPU for long periods of time.

Thanks to the tips on this forum, I found how to remove it.

Go the the C:\Program Files (x86)\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan folder (for a 32-bit system, omit the x86 part)

 

In this folder, double-click the Uninstall.exe file.

Click Next, follow the prompts and it won’t slow you down again!

Malware that restarts your computer (Legacy API shutdown, 0x80070000)

On 6/6/2013 I had my first case of this malware that restarts your computer without asking. I believe it was a drive-by download that did it and when the computer rebooted the file was gone. Here is what was in the Event Log:

The process C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\notepad.exe (computer name) has initiated the restart of computer computer name on behalf of user computer name\user for the following reason: Legacy API shutdown
Reason Code: 0x80070000
Shutdown Type: restart

That notepad.exe is obviously malware, but it’s not there after restarting. I can’t find any other evidence of infection. I suspect that it was trying to write to the Master Boot Record (MBR), but due to encryption software it may not have gotten the job done.

I’m posting this here hoping that other researchers and IT support folks will find this and do some more investigating. Please comment here.

2012 Toyota Camry tire pressure screen

This screen typifies the focus that Toyota put on user experience with their latest generation of touch screens. This is the screen that reports your tire pressure on each tire:

On our Grand Cherokee, this is the screen:

The Camry has all kinds of fancy features in their system, but the usability is really lousy.

Here is how to interpret the screen above (which makes no sense):

*CLICK ON IT TO READ THE TEXT*

[UPDATE 6/10/13] In reading some forums, some people think that rotating the tires changes this order and some reported that theirs was LF RF LR RR, so I’m not clear that all cars are the same. Comments, please!