John wants to learn computer programming. Leo recommends checking out Python. It's great because it's a scripting language and will enable him to test stuff. He should read "How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python."
Roy keeps getting requests to update Flash when listening to podcasts. And it always crashes. Leo says he hates Adobe Flash with a PASSION and everyone uses it, so he's stuck with it and all it's warts. That's why Leo recommends that if you have to use Flash, that you use it through Google's Chrome browser. What Google does in Chrome is build Flash into the browser and it's updated regularly by Google and it's isolated so it doesn't crash your browser if it crashes. It should work better for you.
Shelly's husband has a company and he wants to build a website that teaches people to build their own sheds. Leo says that would require a lot of custom programming. It would have to be written in some modern language like HTML5 and Java CSS. But it won't be cheap to hire someone. Shelly can go to eLance to hire a programmer.
Larry has a flashing blue and gold shield that wants him to install a java program. He says no, but it pops up again a few minutes later. Leo says it could be benign, or it could be a concern. Java is a programming language and many websites use it. But Larry's computer is set up correctly to ask permission to install it. It bothers Leo that it says "Publisher unknown," and not "Oracle." Leo says to keep saying no is the best move.
Rootkit Revealer from Microsoft’s SysInternals site may also help and he can always reset his browser, clearing cache and history.