Category: <span>Computer Corner</span>

Home Weekly Columns Computer Corner
Fixing One Problem Sometimes Creates Another
Post

Fixing One Problem Sometimes Creates Another

From time to time people ask me what is the meaning of the flashing lights on their modems. The meaning of a modem’s LEDs varies from one model to another, but for one of my clients the problem was that the flashing lights on the modem in her bedroom were keeping her awake at night....

The Computer Corner
Post

The Computer Corner

I was delighted to find a no-name Chinese brand phone for 1,100 pesos that provided all the features and capabilities of a name-brand phone costing 8,000. That no-name phone was still working well three years later when I decided to replace it only because the software Operating System was out of date and could not be updated.

When Life Gives Lemons…
Post

When Life Gives Lemons…

When life gives us lemons, we are supposed to make lemonade. So when a pickpocket stole my cellphone while riding on the Mexico City Metro three years ago, I said to myself how lucky I was to be visiting a big city where there are dozens of cellphone stores.

Non-Fungible Token (NFT)
Post

Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, typed the first-ever tweet, “just setting up my twttr.” On March 22, 2021, Dorsey sold that tweet at auction for 2.9 million dollars. In recent weeks, several Atención readers have written to ask me “WTH?” (What the heck?).

Again, Change your Password
Post

Again, Change your Password

A big challenge involved in writing a newspaper column is that what is written one day can be immediately overtaken by events before the next edition of Atención is printed. That is what just happened here, calling for a minor update to the advice dispensed only last week.