Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge. Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in...

Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge.

Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities. He was the Manager of Technical Services at RIT’s Saunders College of Business from 1997 until he retired in 2014.

Since 1989, Nick's hosted Sound Bytes, a weekly radio call-in computer show. From 1995 to 2010, he hosted Computer FAQs on YNN, Time Warner's all-news cable channel. Since 1996, he's done a weekly computer column in Gannett's Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. Since 1999, he's run Ask Nick!, where he answers computer questions and presents all the latest computer news. Nick's known for answering questions simply, concisely, and logically, in language that does not confuse or talk down to the questioner.

He has written two books (so far!): Google Docs: Word Processing in the Cloud and I Just Bought a Chromebook! Help! Both books are available at Amazon.

You can find Nick on Google+Twitter, and Facebook. He is also the author of The Security Tango, which has helped millions of people rid their computers of viruses, spyware, trojans, and other malware.

Nick Test 10 min.

This is only a test. No one will show up for it; please do not select it. You will only be disappointed.

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Ransomware and How to Protect Yourself 25 min. $ 99.00

Nick will talk about what ransomware is, how you get it, and how you can protect yourself against it. He'll also take your questions. About ransomware.

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Intro to Linux 50 min. $ 175.00

An informal talk on Linux. This is not your typical lecture session, more like a fully interactive session, like some of the other sessions offered here.

We'll talk about the philosophy and benefits of Linux, why you might want to try it, how to get started, and some resources you might find useful (including where to find great free software!).

Of course, we'll be live and fully interactive, so you can ask questions and get immediate answers.

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Ask Me Anything About Computers 10 min. $ 39.95

It's Ask Nick! online. You can ask me any question about computers - Windows, Linux, Chromebooks, or Android phones. One question or twenty - whatever fills up the session.

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