Author Archives: Mike Mongo

About Mike Mongo

"My name is Mike Mongo and I am an astronaut teacher. Also: author & space STEM educator. While I travel frequently, I live on the island of Key West in the Florida Caribbean. My primary occupation has me working with students and encouraging students to pursue careers in space and astronautics. Much of my time is spent writing, teaching and learning about space and space travel. Of all the things I love doing being an astronaut teacher is certainly my favorite and most fulfilling."

Cryptolocker is not a virus, spyware or even ransomware: Cryptolocker is the New Model [UPDATED]

[NOTE: Since I wrote this I have been getting calls from pretty much around the world. Which is weird and funny and crazy—particularly considering the differences in time zones. I am prefacing my cryptolocker experience with answers to the most … Continue reading

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Broken Android touch screen—can’t unlock: SOLUTION

  This was a trick. How to open an Android phone, in this case a Tracfone ZTE 990G—though it could just as well be a Galaxy II, III, or IV, or and HTC One, or Motorola Defy and so on—when … Continue reading

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Expert-Exchange

See that link above? For posting it, I get a free t-shirt. It’s a pretty good shirt too otherwise this would have gone nowhere. Not that I wear a lot of t-shirts. But the right t-shirt in the right place … Continue reading

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HP dv6910us take apart dissassembly manual

Only because it was a friend did I work on this computer. First of all, of all the laptops I have worked on ever (so far), none do suffer more problems from overheating than HPs. Think that’s all? Hardly. HP … Continue reading

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How to fix windows\system32\config\system error on XP using ultimate boot cd 4 windows [SOLVED]

First of all, this really works. And it works really well. But I have to say t has been two months without my laptop or the data. The data was safe (I pulled the HD and checked that) but I … Continue reading

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How to replace MacBook 13″ CMOS battery. Also: How to replace MacBook 13″ internal battery. AND: How to replace MacBook 13″ back-up Battery. LASTLY: How to replace MacBook 13″ PRAM battery!

Crazy title, right? I would ordinarily think so. Except I did more than a few hours googling for Macbook CMOS battery replacement info, after which I only felt frustrated. It was less than fun. And when I figured out the … Continue reading

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Shipping Recycled Computers to Primary School in Jamaica

From the email I sent out: Here we go again! For three years now, we have been rebuilding and repurposing discarded PCs and supporting a school in Jamaica called Brampton Primary. Just three months ago we sent another shipment of discarded … Continue reading

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