TR Dojo

This blog will help IT pros in small and mom-and-pop shops tweak and bolster their systems without breaking the bank.

  • Bill Detwiler // April 25, 2008, 4:50 AM PST

    Pop Quiz: Hexadecimal basics

    Whether you're reading a memory dump or just trying to remember the memory address of a PC's COM ports, understanding hexadecimal math can make the task a bit easier. To test your hexadecimal skills, I've created a quick, five-question quiz that tests you on some hex basics.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 24, 2008, 1:36 AM PST

    Lesson 1: Respond to end-user bloopers with professionalism

    If you spend any time in IT, odds are you’re going to run across a few shocking examples of computer mistreatment. Successfully handling end-user bloopers requires technical know-how, finesse, and above all professionalism.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 22, 2008, 5:39 AM PST

    Don't overcomplicate small IT projects, manage them with Excel

    Microsoft Project is a robust, capable project management tool but, you can effectively manage small or midsize projects with Excel--saving yourself or your IT budget a pretty penny.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 17, 2008, 6:46 AM PST

    Pop Quiz: Computer History

    From the origins of the Internet to the birth of RAM, IT Dojo celebrates its first week with a pop quiz on key events in computer evolution.


  • Bill Detwiler // April 17, 2008, 12:26 AM PST

    Welcome to TechRepublic's IT Dojo

    IT Dojo is built around a philosophy of constant learning. We’ll demonstrate best practices that you won't often find in the manual. We’ll walk through advanced tips that aren't widely known but are highly useful. We’ll talk about how to work more effectively with end users, upper management, and your fellow IT professionals.