Please follow my new Twitter account here https://twitter.com/cbitsITsupport
I’ll still post occasionally on this site as I do now, but the Twitter account will be for more frequent posts like tips and photos of recent tech support work and IT stuff.
No need to wait until pay day!
I am now able to accept credit cards, debit cards and PayPal payments. I can also accept bank transfers (in advance), and cash and cheques for face-to-face support.
Call now for fast, convenient tech support, or download the remote support app for Windows and Mac and install/run it, then click “Start Session” for immediate support if I’m online. If I’m not online, you can leave me a message to connect or contact you.
Almost by accident I started a website to support my IT Consultancy business. You can find it at www.CBits.vox.com.
Edit: I am no longer using the www.CBits.vox.com site for my IT business. There is some worthwhile content there, but I will not be updating it. At the time of writing, I am planning setting up a new site for that business. If you want to be told when the new site is ready, please leave a comment including your email addess or other contact details, and I’ll get back to you. Your comment and details will not be posted on this website. Thanks.
I’ve got rid of the Google Ads and replaced them with a Google Search Bar. You can search just this site, or the entire web, just click the appropriate radio button.
Please help me make this website more successful. You can do this by making this site your home page, and by using the Google Search Bar for everything you need to find or buy.
I want to be open about this, I get a small income every time someone clicks an add from the “Ads by Google” box on the search results page. This is the same income generation that companies like Virgin Media use, so instead of generating more income for them, why not help me?
So, if you want to make this site your home page:
In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options. On the General tab, click ‘Use current’.
In Opera, go to Tools, Preferences. On the General tab, click ‘Use current’. You can also set the ‘Startup’ option to ‘Start with home page’.
Thanks very much.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It’s a way to subscribe to a website. That doesn’t mean paying for it, it just means that when the website changes, you will be informed of the new content.
What you need is a feed reader, news reader or aggregator. You install the reader and every time you open it, it will check your subscriptions and tell you which of your subscribed websites have been updated.
The new Internet Explorer 7 contains a feed reader, but I prefer the open source Opera as a web browser and feed reader. I also use QuickNews on my Palm (this one is not free, it’s $14.99). Other readers include Google and Yahoo.
QuickNews is good for the content that I might want while I’m out and about like daily news. It downloads the feeds (and some MP3s) overnight using my wireless network, and it’s ready to go in the morning.
Click the subscribe link now (on the right of this column) and you will see more readers you can use. You might already have one, if so you can subscribe now. If not, download a reader now, instal it, and then subscribe.
Once you’ve got your feed reader installed, just look for the orange RSS logo or text like “Subscribe to my RSS feed” on any website. It’s ‘Really Simple’. My subscribe link is on the right, or just click here.
I’ll continue to write about motor sports, but I’ll also throw in other stuff I’m doing and other stuff I’m interested in. I hope you enjoy it. If so, please tell your friends to visit the site too.
Blimey, I think I fixed the RSS feed problem. If you have a newsreader or aggregator, you can click the link on the right-hand-side to subscribe to the RSS feed. Let me know in the comments if you have problems or want help.
This post is as much a test as info for you. I’ll post a comment to let you know if it works for me.
BTW, this my second post today. Don’t forget read the other one.
Thanks to Les at ik Software for sorting out some problems for me that have prevented me from posting. Those posts now appear below.
August has been a busy month so far, and I haven’t had time to do any karting or anything racing related. I’m hoping to have an arrive-and-drive session next week. Depending on what my karting buddy is doing, I’m hoping to do two sessions; one smooth and one manic, to see which gives the best times.
After that session, I’ll probably arrange an “all welcome” session. I’ll post details here so anyone reading can come along for a drive. Since the RSS feed isn’t working, you won’t know that the “all welcome ” invitation has gone up on the blog unless you come to the site. If you want me to let you know by email about the “all welcome” session, leave a comment including your email address. I will NOT publish the comment with the email address, but I will email details to you when the date is set. I won’t use your email address for any other purpose.
When I get the RSS feed working, I’ll write about how to use RSS to get notified of new posts automatically.
So, what has been keeping me so busy? I’ve been to Hever Castle for a day out (including the Jousting Tournament), Chatham Historic Dockyard with my Dad, attended one of those new-fangled Civil Partnership things, had a couple of days away for the English Heritage Festival of History event (see below), and a long weekend camping with some friends in Kent. On top of that, I’ve been working quite hard for a couple of clients. That’s all in 18 days. There are a few things going on over the next few weeks too, then we have a five-week period with only three events booked in; time for a rest – and some karting!
I’ll post later about Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix, maybe after the qualifying session on Saturday.
I just want to say how good ik Software has been. They’re sponsoring me by providing hosting and design for this blog. I’m completely new to this, and they’ve been fantastic.
They were so fast in setting this up for me, and have been excellent in reply to my newbie questions and giving advice.
Apart from dealing with newbies like me, they’ve worked with some of the biggest companies in the UK, Local Government, and even the Police Service (I think). I dare say they can help non-UK customers too.
If you’re not getting an excellent service from your service provider, or even if you are, check out ik Software at ik.com.
Today I confirmed my first sponsor! The excellent folks at IK Software have agreed to host my blog and do some design work to replace the template design. Thanks IK!
Part of the judges decision each round will be how well they think the competitor can do in the business side of things. Often, it’s not the best driver who gets the contract, but the one who can bring the most money to the team, as has been seen in F1. Sponsorship is almost as important as talent. On the business side, I’m a Partner in a small Financial Services Firm so I’ve got some experience there.
If you’re interested in sponsoring me, or you know someone who might be interested, please let me know. A big-money sponsor would be nice, of course, but I’m happy to talk to anyone who might be able to contribute financially at any level, or ‘in kind’ such as equipment or racewear manufacturers or suppliers.
The next update will be after round three on Tuesday. Wish me luck!