NOTICE:  The company that hosts my site was affected by an outage that caused me to be offline from Friday, July 19 at 2:43 AM until today, Monday, July 22.  I made several updates on the 18th that did not make it to the backup.  I’m working to get everything back manually.  The latest Emergency Resource Template is uploaded and the page updated.  schmahl.net email is still down as well as some other behind the scenes admin functions.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

What happened to Schmahl World Computer Assistance, LLC?  If you don’t know, read the previous home pages explaining a little bit of the history.  It’s been more than a year since I posted the last home page and now it is time for something fresh.

I might be retired now, but it’s hard to not help friends and share answers to common questions, post gripes/concerns, or share a piece of humor.  In the days of SWCA LLC I referred to them as “Canned Responses.”  I’m continuing to occasionally do so.  Browse the Personal and Fun Content or the Tech Stuff categories.  Let me know via the Contact page any ideas for additional content.

The most recent updates are: (to view more see the “What’s New or Updated” link).

July 18, 2024 – Two updates made to the Emergency Resource Template:  a) added a paragraph in the Wills section instructions to include post-mortem information such as pre-purchased burial plots, and  b) Added a column for phone numbers in the table for names, social security numbers, and dates of birth

June 23, 2024 – Added Tip 5 concerning Deepfakes and Artificial Intelligence scams to the Passwords and Security page.

June 18, 2024 – Due to a growing number of requests for a template to consolidate personal and financial data into a single document, a page was added for the Emergency Resource Template.

June 9, 2024 – Added a page for Messaging Netiquette. There seems to be a growing number of bulk messages to groups with a link and no explanation. Nobody appreciates wondering if it’s a legitimate message or not knowing who all of the recipients are. Classic signs of something to avoid.

May 21, 2024 – Replaced old code on the Tech Stuff/Internet Speed Tests page to remove the outdated Broadband Speed Checker with some open source code that can test beyond the 100Mbs limit of the Broadband Speed Checker speedometers.

March 22, 2024 – Removed Speedtest.net from the Further Reading and Useful Link section of the Tech Stuff/Internet Speed Tests page because of its tracking. It reportedly gathers info and sends it to 809 ad partners.

Enoy!

Rick