Welcome to Curse A Nerd
Curse A Nerd is located in the rural Northeast Missouri area specializing in technology solutions for the home and small businesses. Our goal is to design, create, and install a full-service website for your company. We can also architect a system to fit your exact needs and/or repair/upgrade your existing system(s)
Our Flagship Services
Curse A Nerd can provide you and your organization with quality professional websites and web hosting services. From corporate solutions, small businesses, to personal websites Curse A Nerd Computer Solutions will deliver a professional and affordable website that render properly in all popular web browsers. If you need a secure website we can handle all your Secure Socket Layer (SSL) needs as well.
RemoteMedic is an amazingly secure and simple way for your computer to receive a checkup and have all spyware, viruses, and annoying pop-ups removed from your computer(s). No need to hire an expensive geek to physically come to your home again nor are you burdened with disassembling your PC and delivering it to a repair center for software problems.
Thank you for your interest in our company. We look forward to building a solid partnership with you.
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Wireless and Wired Network Services
Wired networks have remained as secure as possible over the years. The only chance of intrusion on a wired network is an attack from the internet or someone physically plugging a device into your network. With the popularity of wireless computing, safe networking in a wireless environment has become a challenge. There are solutions to protect wireless networks. The solutions require a working knowledge of wireless protocols and encryption methods. Wireless network devices require "hardening" out of the box. Simply plugging in and installing a wireless device on a network does nothing to ensure your network is protected. In fact doing just that exposes your network to serious vulnerabilities. Curse A Nerd will ensure you enter the "wireless world" safely.
Do you have more than one computer? If so you probably want to network them so you can share files, folders, printers, and an internet connection. Curse A Nerd can set up a complete home network for all your PCs. You choose between wired, wireless, or a combination. Curse A Nerd will take care of the rest. A small investment in network hardware will open your PCs to each other and expand your home computing experience.
Curse A Nerd can manage, upgrade, and maintain your existing network or design a secure network from scratch. If you run a business you understand that certain information should not be made public nor be shared with all your employees (such as payroll data). Protecting sensitive data is the most important aspect of a properly designed network. Allow users to traverse the network where they need to but restrict them from confidential data if their job does not require them accessing the data. Curse A Nerd will provide you a tailor-made network solution to protect your data. We can maintain the network or turn it over to your technical staff. It is your choice.
Network and/or consultation services are billed at an hourly rate unless an alternative agreement was made prior to the services being performed.
Curse A Nerd provides graphic design services for your website and any prepress print needs you may have. A logo is a simple yet very powerful visual element on websites, signage, and printed material. Your company's logo should quickly and easily convey a message to your customers. Curse A Nerd can design your company a logo that perfectly matches your business goals. We can also update a logo you may not be completely satisfied with but you still like the original concept. Our website services include full graphics services for each web page with the exception of a new or remodeled company logo - that service is quoted separately from the website design.
We can create for you high resolution images and overall layouts for advertisement, email campaigns, mailer campaigns, and even floor and overhead banners for trade show booths. We will provide you the necessary graphic files any prepress organization may need to complete your project. Since each graphic request can be very different in project scope and individual design, we will be happy to provide you a competitive detailed quote for the work.
Click on the image above to view a sample gallery of images. The gallery contains a sample of some of the work we have provided our customers in the past.
Photographs are also a very important part of website design. A design that contains too many photographs can become a burden to your internet customers. Our design approach is simple: To ensure your website can be navigated quickly and easily, we offer photographs that impact the design and portray a thousand words. We can use images you provide us to give your site a very personal touch. We can also use images we have and give them a custom feel specific to the design layout of your site. Each site is different and we work closely with you to make sure the images perfectly portray your message.
Photograph Restoration and Editing
In addition to photographic design on websites, Curse A Nerd also offers individual photographic editing/manipulating. We can digitally restore old photographic prints as well as make combine prints for humorous results. The results: Digitally restored keepsake photographs and humorous photographs that work wonderfully for personalized cards for all occasions.
Photographs to Make DVDs
Now that your photographs are restored and edited to your satisfaction, Curse A Nerd can take your photographs and create a DVD slideshow with a musical background. These DVDs are wonderful gifts to document photographic periods of time such as children growing up, vacation travels, etc. This offering is not your typical "slideshow". The viewers will enjoy the slides, humorous touches, special effects, as well as the music. Truly a gift worth giving - even if you give it to yourself.
All photographic services are quoted on demand. Please contact us to discuss the details of your project. We will gladly provide you a quote for our services.
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Your full service computer solutions partner!
As mentioned on our home page, RemoteMedic is an amazingly simple way for your computer to receive a checkup and have all spyware, viruses, and annoying pop-ups removed from your computer(s). You never need to hire an expensive technician to physically come to your home again nor are you burdened with disassembling your PC and delivering it to a repair center for software problems.
There are literally thousands of pieces of malicious software ready to be downloaded to your PCs while surfing the internet unless you are extremely well protected. Internet browser settings and anti-virus software are simply not enough to keep your PC running at peak performance. In addition to significant performance degradation malicious software can compromise password, bank information, credit card information, and other types of personally identifiable information stored on your computer(s). We will ensure you have the latest and best protection against these types of malicious software as part of our RemoteMedic service.
How We Do It
Curse A Nerd can connect to your computer over the internet and return your PC to the level of performance you expect. Our specialized software will establish secure connections between your PC and our technicians in approximately 20 seconds with no invasive software permanently installed on your computer. You simply connect to the internet to a predetermined website, enter a unique session code we provide you, accept the connection, and we are connected to your PC. The process is firewall-friendly and does not require changing settings within firewall software or hardware. Your PC user account passwords remain confidential as your private information is not needed to establish a RemoteMedic support session. If your PC requires a Windows authentication using account name and password, you can type that information in without divulging the password to our technician. The connection is totally secure because we use strong internet encryption. During the session we have dual control over your PC, meaning our technician and you can control the behavior of the computer one person at a time. Once the session is complete our connection is permanently broken and no hidden software is left on your PC.
- PC requirements: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, ,Windows 7, and a broadband internet connection (T1, cable, DSL, or ISDN). Dial-up customers are also welcome.
- 256-bit SSL encryption for all RemoteMedic support sessions
- Auto-revocation of Curse A Nerd technician access rights (complete connection application stoppage) when the RemoteMedic session is terminated
- Highly secure MD5 Hash with all file transfers between connected PCs. File transfers done on an "as needed" basis only - with your permission.
If you would like to pay for this service online please use the use the appropriate shopping cart button. You will be directed to PayPal's secure shopping cart and payment processing site although you do not need a PayPal account to use this service. If are not using a PayPal account, you will need a major credit card to complete the process.
Upgrade Software and Hardware
Upgrading software is usually a quick process. At times however, Curse A Nerd understands that it can be a burden if it is a complicated upgrade or you simply do not have the time. Upgrading hardware can be a daunting task if you are not comfortable getting inside your computer with screwdrivers. Curse A Nerd can upgrade software and hardware on your computer to relieve you of the burden. We will fully test all software and hardware upgraded to ensure everything is in proper working order.
Install Software and Hardware
Do you have new software you are unsure how to install properly? Curse A Nerd can install the software for you. You can be as "hands-off" as you prefer. We'll take care of the installation completely or you can learn how to install it as we perform the task. Installing new hardware can be a burden at times. Even with "plug and play" devices, sometimes the device must be wrestled onto a PC. Frustrating? Yes. Common? Yes. Curse A Nerd can do the wrestling for you.
Do you have a computer problem and are not sure where to start? Curse A Nerd can troubleshoot a PC quickly and provide a solution for you. We can fix the computer for you or simply provide consultation services to give you advice. It is your choice. Curse A Nerd can troubleshoot PCs, printers, routers, hubs, modems, etc. We are here to help.
All services are billed at an hourly rate. There is a $25 diagnosis fee for troubleshooting a device. Should you decide to use our services to repair/upgrade the device, the $25 diagnosis fee is deducted from the first service hour.
Whether you are looking to revamp your existing website or you want a brand new site, you have come to the right place. Curse A Nerd is a full-service website design and hosting service. We can take your concept all the way to a first class website that renders properly in all the popular web browsers. We do not design our sites to view properly on one internet browser like many inexpensive site designers do. Curse A Nerd rigorously tests the site throughout development using multiple browsers running on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
From the moment you contact us and begin design discussions you will see that not all design services are equal. Your target customers may very well help determine the different technology used in the design of your site. We can help guide you through the entire design process. If you have a site design in mind we can work it up and bring to completion. If you come to us with a blank piece of paper Curse A nerd will provide several prototype concepts and let you choose the design that best suits you.
We promise to deliver a professional website that portrays your company, products, and services in just the manner you expect. Your expectations will be met and exceeded when Curse A Nerd is your website solution. Existing deadline for site delivery? No problem. Whether you need a simple product or service site or a full-blown eCommerce solution we are your solution provider.
Click on the image above to view a sample gallery of website images. The gallery contains a sample of site designs we have provided our website customers. Please contact us to discuss design options and pricing.
Hosting Service Matters
A website is only useful to your visitors if it is online and functioning properly. There are many website hosting services available ranging from "unbelievably cheap" to "horribly expensive". What's the difference besides price? It all boils down to the hardware and networking services used by the provider. High quality servers and redundant networks are critical pieces of a quality hosting service. You should see website up-time well above 95% over a period of 30 days. Ideally you should see 99% up-time. Anything less means there are problems somewhere in the provider's service architecture.
Curse A Nerd uses a provider here in the United States that has a redundant network and server farm in Australia. This means higher up-time for your site. We range between 98% and 99% up-time for any given 30 day period. If your hosting plan include email service you fully expect your email to be delivered to you timely without waiting for system repairs. Curse A Nerd delivers this service.
Hosting plans vary based on the amount of disk space you will use and the amount of bandwidth (network service) used. A lot of web pages and images usually means a higher amount of disk space is needed. If you have (or anticipate to have) a high hit volume website the higher your bandwidth needs will be. Our plans start at $15 per month (one year minimum commitment). If you would like a hosting quote, please contact us and we will prepare a detailed quote for you based on your specific needs. Please be sure to specify any known requirements your existing site may have such as Frontpage or Microsoft IIS.
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