Way back when I was working in a call center doing technical support for Netscape,
I found myself often reciting overly long URL's over the phone to a newbie who inevitably
would type it wrong. So I created a web site with an easy to remember and relatively short web address to give
out. It started out as a page that simply pointed to those long URL's. Since then,
I've added downloads, links, tips and tricks for more software that
I think are worthy of recommending.
Yes, the site has changed names and URL's. It started out at thestorm.partlycloudy.com. Then, I registered stormnetwork.com and moved everything there. A company offered me a rather large sum of money for the domain which I couldn't refuse. I registered stormrad.com with good intentions to do something else spectacular with it, so I relegated this site to a sub-domain: tipster.stormrad.com. With domain name registration becoming so cheap, I purchased the domain techstorm.net, and set up shop. Hopefully, it will stay here now...at least until someone offers me a good deal of money for the domain name.
Most of the information here is gathered from first-hand
experience or through the tech-related e-mails I receive. I recommend
signing up for the numerous newsletters offered by PC World if you want to stay
on top of the tech storm.
I welcome any links and tips and you'd like to submit. If you find
one of my numerous typos, I would like to know about that too. However,
please do not e-mail me for free help with your computer or TiVo. I am
a busy guy with barely enough time to keep the content on this site
up to date. Technical questions from my family, friends, and co-workers keep me occupied as it is. Check out the Hyperlinks section for links to sites with the information or support you
need. More often than not, you can find your answer by doing a simple Google search. There are many forums around the Internet where you can ask questions and receive more personal attention, but probably the best is at Lockergnome.com.
If you need help with hacking your TiVo...I learned everything I know by browsing
the DealDatabase Forums.
There is a very good search function on the site, and chances are very high that
your questions have been asked and answered many, many times over.
If all else fails, create a new topic in the newbie forum, and someone will answer your query or point you in the right direction within a few hours. With that being said, e-mails to me asking for support may be ignored. Thanks for understanding.