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July 28, 2014

Back When We First Wrote Web Pages

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

One of the foundations of the World Wide Web is the hyperlink, which most people today simply refer to as a link. You click on it to supposedly visit another web page. The desire would be that the web page is somehow related to or in support of the linked text. That wasn’t always how it worked.
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July 26, 2014

Another Phone Starts a Fire

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:39 pm

And I just replaced my Samsung phone’s battery with an third party battery. Guess I’m not putting the phone under my pillow!

Link

July 25, 2014

Never Take Spell Check For Granted

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Spell-check is everywhere these days; just about every program offers the feature. It’s taken for granted. What’s also taken for granted is real-time spell-check. Life wasn’t always so good.
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July 23, 2014

The Typewriter’s Return Continues!

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:28 am

The NSA can’t spy on you when you use a typewriter. Granted, you can’t access Facebook from a typewriter, but why would you want to? Nope, you can write on a typewriter blissful to the thought that no one else can see what you’ve written. Well, unless you publish the document, but otherwise it remains free of the digital realm.

According to the article below, sales of typewriters in Germany are surging. Is it time for me to write Typewriters For Dummies?

RT News Link

Wamblog entry about the Kremlin switching to typewriters.

The Save Icon (Again)

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

gmail-save I’ve written about it before: The Save icon. That toolbar button that features an old 3½-inch floppy disk, something today’s kids have never used. Yet the icon persists as the universal “Save” button — even on smartphones.
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July 21, 2014

Web Browser Bookmark Shortcuts

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

Alas, your mobile device’s web browser lets you have only one Home page — if that. The Chrome browse doesn’t let you have a Home page. When you’re in need of more than one handy “home” like page, you can use a nifty shortcut trick to quickly access those web sites.
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July 18, 2014

More Windows 8.1 Bad News

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:22 am

The lack of interest over Windows 8 isn’t a joke. It’s palpable.

When I was in a local computer store recently, I asked the owner how many Windows 8 units he’d sold.

“None.”

Well, he sold a couple at first, but they returned and wanted Windows 7 installed instead.

Now Lenovo, which sells far more computers than the local “Mom & Pop” store I frequent, has announced that it will no longer be shipping Windows 8.1 tablets. The reason: A lack of interest.

Hello, Microsoft?

Link

Adblock Plus

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

0718-AdBlockPlus There it is! Your favorite page on the Internet appear, ready for you to digest some important fact or trivial tidbit. And, lo: What’s this? An ad. It shuffles in from the left, or fades in over the entire page. Your day is ruined.
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July 16, 2014

The Most Annoying Sound

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

As a computer nerd, I can be quite critical of the portrayal of electronics and technology in film and video. Still, I give most goofs a pass, just for the sake of drama. One thing I cannot forgive, however, is the mouse click sound effect.
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July 14, 2014

Windows 7 and System Restore

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

The Restore Point is a brilliant idea, introduced in some ancient version of Windows. In Windows 7, however, Microsoft sought to obfuscate your ability to set a manual Restore Point. So successful were they, that setting a Restore Point and rebooting doesn’t work.
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