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June 16, 2008

Word 2007 Dialog Box Tips

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As you know (and either regret or tolerate), Microsoft changed the interface for all Office programs. So my beloved Word 2007 features a brand new interface. After using Word 2007 for a while, I find the new methods refreshingly quick. Getting used to the interface, however, is problem — especially when it comes to finding those old, familiar dialog boxes.
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June 13, 2008

The End of the Internet

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By 2012 there may be 2,000 web sites in the world. Tops. You’ll have to pay to see each one. That’s how things will go when the big media companies and their pets in Washington get their way on so-called net neutrality.
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June 11, 2008

Getting Rid of Old PCs

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One of my readers recently e-mailed me this question:

Can you recommend a safe way of disposing of old computers? Not just for security reasons, but for the environment as well?

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June 9, 2008

The New Bold and Italics

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Whether you’re new to Word 2007 or trying your hand at HTML coding, you probably should note that the terms bold and italics have been replaced. The new terms are strong and emphasis. Struggle as you might, you’ll need to get used to this new jargon.
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June 6, 2008

MyBook Warning

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Those external MyBook drives are hot! And I’m not describing how well they’re selling.
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June 4, 2008

The Internet is for Porn

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This article is making the rounds on the net:

A California state assemblyman has proposed dealing with the state’s huge budget shortfall by taxing pornography, including the production and sale of pornographic videos — by 25 percent.

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June 2, 2008

Wambooli Porchcam Update

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I’ve replaced my webcam. The old one was nice, but designed primarily for indoor lighting. Because of that, the image washed out white outside. So I replaced it.
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May 30, 2008

Tech Writing Boners

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Okay, boys: A boner is a mistake. Sure, giggle. You enjoy it. But you might want to save some of that laughter for some of the great, written boners of the high tech writing field.
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May 28, 2008

Computers to Stop Spinning

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The wicked old witch of technology is about to cast her final spell on the personal computer. The victim? That spinning hard drive in your PC’s bosom. Expect all new PCs to be solid state within 5 years; no more moving parts. Samsung is leading the way.
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May 26, 2008

Your Extra Helping of Dan

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I’ve started writing a troubleshooting blog. No, you won’t find that blog here on Wambooli. Instead, you’ll have to visit the PC Live web site and go to their new blog, For PC’s Sake.
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