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September 19, 2011

Computer Woes on my PC

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

Yes, it happens to me: Occasionally my computer dies. And, yes, even I whip out a copy of my own book, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-In-One For Dummies to look up an answer.

September 17, 2011

Droid X Keyboard Bug to be Fixed

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:10 am

A lot of people have noticed that the Droid X keyboard is flakey. Not the Swipe keyboard, but the multi-touch (standard) keyboard. Sometimes it just doesn’t work.

Well, apparently Motorola and Verizon are aware of that, or finally admitting to it, or something. A fix is due out early next week.

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September 14, 2011

More Windows 8 Touchy-Feely Stuff

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Microsoft has seen the future of Windows and it’s touching. Well, touching the screen to be specific.

September 12, 2011

Windows 8 Week

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:51 am

Microsoft is preparing to sell Windows 8 this week. Not to you, of course, but to its big customers.

Going on Hiatus for Spell

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’ve decided to run for office again here in my home town. So for the next eight weeks or so, I’m going to be blogging over at my personal/campaign site. This site will have to take a back seat to my regular blogging until after the campaign. Even so, I do plan on posting here as issues arise and things change.

Thanks for understanding!

September 5, 2011

My Very First File Transfer

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Way, way back when, I had a 300 bps modem. It sent data about as fast as a typical person can read. So, for example, it took maybe 3 seconds to display a line of text. I’m serious.

September 4, 2011

Laptops ≠ Teachers

Filed under: News — admin @ 1:59 pm

In Idaho, where I dwell, our State Supernintendo has introduced a plan to bring laptops into K-12 classroom. I stand opposed, even though I’m a high-tech guy and I love gizmos. That’s because I just don’t think it’s going to work.

As the son of a teacher and brother to a college professor, I’ve got to tell you: Nothing replaces a good, solid teacher in the classroom.

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August 31, 2011

My Latest Book: Droid X2 For Dummies

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Droid X2 For Dummies
Presenting my latest book, Droid X2 For Dummies. It’s an update to my popular Droid X For Dummies, which covers the new Droid X2 but also covers the Gingerbread operating system update to the original Droid X.

August 30, 2011

Moron Windows 8 Explorer

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:53 pm

Continuing this morning’s post on Windows 8 and the new Ribbon interface for the file Explorer, the link below goes to Microsoft’s development blog site. It provides an excellent survey of the history of file management on the Windows GUI for the past several hundred years.

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More Windows 8 Sneaks: The Explorer

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:52 am

The Explorer is the name of the Windows file manager, also called Windows Explorer but not the same thing as Internet Explorer.

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