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September 22, 2014

Cloud Storage Overload

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

This cloud storage stuff is becoming ridiculous. I understand the value. I use cloud storage. With so many players are into the act now, I actually have more cloud storage options than I know what to do with.

September 20, 2014

Moon Landing Myth Busted

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:26 am

You’ve heard the conspiracies: The USA really didn’t land on the moon. It was all done in a Hollywood studio.

To prove the conspiracy, fingers point to the photographs that show light coming from more than one source. According to some postulators, that proves the landing was faked because on the Moon light would only come from the Sun. Anything not in sunlight would be pitch black. That sounds reasonable.

Yet by using new video simulation technology, NVidia (the graphics card company) has shown how light would really work on the moon. It’s pretty interesting, plus there is a video so you don’t have to read anything.

Digital Trends

September 19, 2014

Filename Shortcut – Shortcut

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

It’s one of the most annoying things in Windows: When you create a file shortcut, the text shortcut is appended to the filename. It’s redundant because of the shortcut flag on the icon anyway, and it requires you to do more work in that you need to rename the shortcut immediately after it’s created. So I have a solution.

September 18, 2014

1,000,000,000 Websites – Visit Them All!

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:17 am

It’s official. The number of individual websites has surpassed one billion.

I don’t know if that figure lists subdomains or not. For example, when you create your own WordPress (blog) website, that’s really a subdomain, not a unique domain. The article (below) doesn’t mention the specifics.

Yahoo! News

September 17, 2014

Windows 9 Expectations

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:47 am

InfoWorld takes a sneak peak at Windows 9. In about two weeks, the “beta” is officially unveiled. Then we’ll all know what Microsoft has in store for the next Windows release.

My suggestion for Windows 9’s real name: Windows Apology.


Hello, Developer?

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

With millions of apps available at the Google Play Store, a few of them are bound to stink. They may not work as advertised. They may have bugs. And they could potentially be offensive or do something unintended. When such things happen, you can let the app developer know.

September 16, 2014

Death of the iPod

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:00 am

Say farewell to the single-purpose device. The camera. The Gameboy. The GPS. The MP3 music player. All gone. Times have changed, indeed.


September 15, 2014

Microsoft Surface Under Water

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:19 am

Microsoft tries, they really do. Bill Gates is infamous for sloughing off the Internet in the early 1990s. Microsoft was late to the market on phones, tablets, and their Surface device is well, sinking.

Supposedly, Microsoft paid the NFL millions to promote their Surface tablets. Despite their efforts, game announcers refer to the devices as “iPads.”

According to Computerworld, Microsoft is $1.7 billion in the red on Surface. They sell one Surface tablet to every 27 iPads that Apple sells. Given the universal farting sound (and smell) that Windows 8 has generated, the question needs to be asked: Can Microsoft pull itself out of this hole?


My Word Setup

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

I write a lot of stuff, so Word is the first program I have open. Getting things looking just right in the Word window has become an obsession, but I think I found my nirvana.

September 14, 2014

Android Apes Apple Watch

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:18 am

Less than a week after Apple announces the Apple Watch, an Android developer has created an Android watch interface that’s pretty much the same as the one found on the Apple Watch. Jeez, that was quick! It took Microsoft a years to copy the Macintosh interface.


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