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December 10, 2014

Picture Layout Options in Word

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Unless you tell it otherwise, Microsoft Word believes any picture in your document to be one, large, single character. It jiggles and jostles around the text as you edit and add. That may be exactly what you want, or it may drive you nuts. Not to worry: You can fix the picture by changing its layout.

December 9, 2014

Terrible Phone Names

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My favorites: Panasonic Eluga, LG Optimus Vu, and the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE. Sheesh.

December 8, 2014

There’s a Picture in the Document!

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Despite my lengthy protestations, Microsoft has fully integrated pictures with words in their Word word processor. In fact, dealing with pictures in a document is pretty easy — providing that you know a few tricks.

December 6, 2014

Adios Microsoft Office Clipart

Filed under: News — admin @ 11:55 am


I don’t know whether to be elated or sad. After several painful generations, Microsoft Office no longer has a Clipart Library.

December 5, 2014

Chunky Files

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I wasn’t a computer major in college. I could have been, but I just wanted to get the hell out of there. Had I changed majors, I hope that my contribution to the field of computer science would have been something I call chunky files.

December 3, 2014

Mobile Keyboard Konsistency

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Quick quiz for you: On your mobile device, where is the exclamation point key?

December 2, 2014

Chromebook More Popular than iPad

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The battle rages! In this case, the turf is your local school. Trust me: Under the typical yuppie’s Christmas tree, you’ll find an iPad, not a Chromebook. In school, however, educators are enjoying the flexibility of the Chromebook over the iPad. To me, this change is obvious.

December 1, 2014

Another Look Back at My Old Office

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Recently my mother visited and brought with her lots of photos from the 1990s. Among the lot were a few pictures of my old office. Ah, memories!

November 28, 2014

Netflix Poised for World Domination

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Maybe I’m exaggerating with that title, but the truth is that Netflix has become a force to be rekoned with as far as video content is concerned. Not only are they frequently mentioned in talk of “net neutrality,” but recently Netflix CEO Reed Hastings predicted that Broadcast TV will be dead by 2030. I agree.

Merry Black Friday

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My son put it best: Christmas starts the day after Halloween. And Black Friday, supposedly the best shopping day of the year, doesn’t sneak up on anyone. The merchants have been touting it all month. It’s finally here.

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