Monday, October 19, 2009

More New News


We are currently working out the details but soon, very very soon, we will be a drop-off location for free electronics recycling. We should be able to accept everything EXCEPT TVs. We can, however, accept CRT monitors. We should have things finalized by next week, so if you have a stash of computers, old monitors, keyboards, mice, telephones, dvd players, vcrs, etc. we can finally prevent you from having to put them in the landfill.

In other news, Toshiba A105 series laptops have a well known BIOS issue that randomly decides to assign a BIOS password to your laptop preventing you from booting again. In the past we have had to refer you to a Toshiba authorized service center, but I finally am able to resolve this issue. If you gave up on a Toshiba laptop because of the BIOS Password bug, please feel free to stop by and let me try the fix for you too!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Class: Going Deep - Unix Commands You (Think You) Already Know

The UNIX command line is a portal to an astonishing amount of power and control, but most people only use a fraction of the capabilities that are literally at their fingertips. In this class, we'll explore surprising features of familiar commands, learn about useful but lesser-known utilities, and discover how to combine these capabilities in powerful (and often unexpected) ways.

The price for this one-day class will be $299, with lunch included.

Contact sales@computerroom.us for more information or to sign up for the class.

This class is currently scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2011 (8AM-5PM).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Class: Your Router and You

This class will cover the open-source alternatives to the stock firmware for the WRT54G[LS] and related devices. You'll learn how to perform tasks such as:
  • Setting up wireless bridges
  • Enhancing coverage
  • Running a large network with a small router
  • Setting up captive portals
  • De-bricking a router
The price for this one-day class is $299, and includes a free Linksys WRT54GL router.

Contact sales@computerroom.us for more information or to sign up for the class.

This class is currently scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2009 (9AM-5PM) and Monday, January 11 (9AM-5PM).

Class: Virus and Spam Filtering

There are a lot of ways of doing email virus and spam filtering. This class is not about that. It's about the way Steve does it.

More specifically, it's about the following stack on Fedora:
The price for this class is $99.

Contact sales@computerroom.us for more information or to sign up for the class.

This class is currently scheduled for November 30 (8AM-5PM).

Class: The Black Art of DNS

Ever feel like your knowledge of DNS is rooted in myth and superstition? Then this class is for you!

In this one-day class, we'll
  • de-mystify the resolver
  • learn to cobble together DNS zones
  • illuminate the incantations that make BIND (the open-source DNS server) function
and cover innumerable additional incidental minutiƦ. (Please someone take away our thesaurus!)

The price for the class will be $299, with lunch included.

Contact sales@computerroom.us for more information or to sign up for the class.

This class is currently scheduled for December 10, 2009 (8AM-5PM) and February 5, 2010 (8AM-5PM).