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July 29, 2016

SPECIAL – Windows 10 Do-or-Die Day

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This is it! It’s the day the incessant warnings actually do stop. You have until midnight tonight to accept Microsoft’s polite-yet-aggressive offer of a free Windows 10 update. After then, the Windows 10 upgrade will come at a cost.
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July 28, 2016

Adding a Simple Image Caption

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In an earlier post, I made a video on how to stick an image into a document at a simple level. At the same basic level, you can quickly add a caption below the image. It’s not a clever trick, but it’s something that requires a few extra steps when you want to do it correctly.
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July 26, 2016

Replacing the Graphics Card

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As I predicted in the last blog post, my son’s PC received a new graphics adapter. Unlike the old one, this newer model featured 2GB of graphics memory. It also sports two fans, and to us that feature was appealing because we figured the issue was the system overheating. We were wrong.
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July 21, 2016

Replacing a Power Supply

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After two days, a new 500W power supply was delivered to my abode. My son and I took no time to install the beast into his PC. And right away we noticed that the new power supply featured a larger fan. It looked more efficient. If heat was causing his PC to restart, then the new power supply might help.
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July 19, 2016

Too Darn Hot!

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My son’s PC has an annoying habit of restarting. It goes just fine for days, then it will run for 20 minutes, restart, and repeat that cycle all day long. Seeing how I’ve written books on PC troubleshooting, I figured that I would take a stab at fixing the thing.
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July 14, 2016

A Picture in Your Document

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Shoving a picture into a word processing document isn’t anything new. Even the text-based word processors of the late 1980s could accomplish the feat, albeit rather crudely and not in a manner anyone called “delicious.”
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July 12, 2016

UFS Storage for Your Android Phone

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Recently, Samsung announced a new, faster media card, one that you’ll probably see available on its mobile devices in the near future. The Universal Flash Storage, or UFS, standard provides for data access up to five times faster than the standard microSD card. That’s pretty dern fast.
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July 7, 2016

The Day I Wanted to Compute Outside

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It was a warm summer day. The sun was high in the sky. I was hot inside (no air conditioning), and the outside deck was so inviting. So rather than say in the dimly-lit apartment, I prepared for my first computer adventure outside. Ho-boy! It was going to be fun.
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July 5, 2016

Get Windows 10 Nag Nag Nag

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I believe I may have received the final Windows 10 upgrade warning. It was up on my Windows 7 PC screen this morning, shiny and bright. The question is, if I decline now, will it continue to bug me? Is the nightmare finally over?
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July 4, 2016

Wamblog Update

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This blog has been up for over 8 years now. Minus a few instances where I’ve taken a week or two off, it’s been really consistent. Posts have arrived three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. With over 1,600 posts on the blog, that’s a lot of material.
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