December 5, 2019

Zombieload patch dramatically slows down Intel Based Chromebooks

Over the last few months a potential exploit has come to light which is very similar to the Spectre and Meltdown worries of last year. ChromeOS […]
October 4, 2019

Thinker Ventures Launches RockfordNetworks.com for Webhosting.

Rockford IL – Thinker Ventures has been developing an autoscaling, state-of-the-art webhosting platform for the last few years. In September, Thinker rebranded this as it’s own […]
July 3, 2019

How do I buy a domain name?

Rockford Networks recommends Google Domains as our registrar of choice.  They are reasonably priced and allow you to share administrative access with a tech contact (like […]
July 3, 2019

Do you offer Email?

In short – No – and you shouldn’t get one from us either! Our feeling is that no small/medium business should operate their own email server.  […]
March 20, 2019

Google Drive File Stream Lost & Found Directory – SOLVED

I had one of the most frustrating technology problems today. We regularly deal with very large files. In this case, three 12 – 16 GB video […]
February 18, 2019

‘Hello, my name is Rob, and I’m a Comcast subscriber’

“Hello, Rob.” In our area, Comcast is the only serious player for Internet access. We have a plan that is 300mb/s download, 20mb/s up, at home. […]
October 12, 2018

Not all HDMI devices are equal anymore

This blog post is more of a rant about consumer electronics than anything Thinker related. For years I have been telling people they don’t need to […]
August 2, 2018

Google changes search algorithm … and says there’s nothing to fix

Google, which has more than 70 percent of the world’s search market share, has confirmed that it released “a broad core algorithm update” on August 1. […]
July 15, 2018

Good data is key when trying to fix hacked WordPress sites

It’s often said that prevention is better than the cure. That being said, what do you do if the worst happens and your WordPress site gets […]
June 22, 2018

Google’s not kidding. It’s time to go to HTTPS

We received an email this week from a local business announcing the launch of a new website. We took a look. It’s pretty sharp. One of […]