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May 25, 2017

The Dawn of Android Oh

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Just this past week, the Google I/O event teased Android O. That’s the letter O and not a zero. The Oth version of Android doesn’t yet have a candy name, though most people assume it will be Android Oreo.
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May 22, 2017

The Days of Floppy

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Over the past week, I had a chance to use an older PC. The only way to get data off the system was to use a floppy disk. It was maddening.
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May 18, 2017

Thumb Drive Removal Philosophy

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Is a thumb drive a medium of exchange, designed to be inserted, used (copied to or from), and then removed? Or should a thumb drive stay mounted on your PC, sticking out from the console like a tongue or tiny diving board?
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May 15, 2017

Word’s Save As Format Round-Up

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Like many applications, Microsoft Word offers several different formats to save a file. The default is the Word Document format, also known as DOCX. Other formats are chosen from a File Type menu, which allows you to use Word to create documents for other applications, documents for legacy versions of Word, and files of various types to help exchange information.
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May 11, 2017

Now I can finally say, “Gookin to Enterprise”

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Of all the Star Trek props, the communicator is my favorite. I have ample proof.
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My Official YouTube Channel Announcment

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I pulled together this video to help promote and explain my channel.
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May 8, 2017

It’s Been a Long Time Since I’ve Been Plagiarized

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A long time ago, back when books actually sold like hell and people clamored for printed information (e.g., before Google), ripping off my books was common. It’s been 20 years.
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May 4, 2017

What To Do When Your Android Keyboard Sucks

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The onscreen keyboard has never impressed me, neither Apple’s nor Android’s version. I understand its necessity, but nothing beats a physical keyboard for typing on a mobile device.
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May 1, 2017

A New Venture Begins Today!

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Today marks the official launch of my new YouTube channel. Starting today and every weekday hence, I’m uploading a video. The first collection consists of tips on using Microsoft Word. Later videos will expand to other topics.

http://www.youtube.com/dangookin/
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April 27, 2017

A Political Dilemma

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Since the early 1990s, when my writing career first took off, I’ve taken advantage of the US President’s picture in my books. To avoid legal entanglements, I use a public domain image of a well-recognized figure. I choose the US President’s image as a tradition, but now I’m having trepidations.
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