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January 16, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Trials, Part I

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Beta tests. Typically buggy, incomplete software. People excited to get it, boasting about it. Dedicating good, high-end computer hardware. It’s not something I look forward to, but I did it anyway with Windows 7.
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January 14, 2009

Windows 7 La-Di-Da

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No one knows whether the world economy will implode this year or not, whether those four horsemen of the apocalypse are readying their mounts, or if that big-ass asteroid will hit. What I can say with a modicum of certainty is that you’ll most likely see Windows 7 this fall. It probably won’t save the world.
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January 12, 2009

Reply All: Go To Hell

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I understand the necessity for a Reply All command in an e-mail program, but I don’t think most of humanity gets it.
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January 9, 2009

The Boring Future

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I don’t see why people are fussing so much over Steve Jobs and Apple. Mr. Jobs will eventually leave the company. It will go on without him. It won’t be sexy, but then the computer industry hasn’t been sexy in a long time, nor has it really needed Steve Jobs. This was predicted.
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January 7, 2009

Are Viruses Relevant Any More?

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Think about it: How long has it been since you’ve seen the bubble heads on the media go all pop-eyed over a computer virus?
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January 5, 2009

What’s with the Squares?

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You’ve probably seen them, puzzled over them or perhaps just let them go. They infect web pages galore, but you can find them in chat rooms or anywhere you may encounter computers from overseas. They’re the mystery squares. Let me explain what’s going on.
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January 2, 2009

New Years Resolution

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I just reviewed a list of popular New Years resolutions here in the US. What amazes me is that most, if not all, of the items in the list center around the topic of self-control. Indeed, “bad” things that affect us greatly represent the consequences of our own actions or inactions. That applies to your computer as well.
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December 31, 2008

Predictions for 2009

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Once upon a time, I ended my newsletter, the Weekly Wambooli Salad, with an annual prediction of things to coming in the new year. Generally, I was wrong, but that didn’t stop me. So here I go again!
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December 29, 2008

PorchCam Year in Review

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The year 2008 is drawing to a merciful close. The last few days of the year are truly meaningless; nothing happens, nothing gets done, nothing, nothing. It’s during this time that most news organizations, eager to fill space, come up with their annual lists and reviews. Wambooli is no exception, so here is the year (more or less) in review as far as PorchCam images are concerned.
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December 26, 2008

It’s a Long Tradition

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It’s been true for years: Computer printers do not come with cables. Why?
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