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March 2, 2017

A Relic I Cannot Get to Work

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I have quite a few antique computers laying around. Why I keep them, I don’t know, but the list grows longer. One of the beasts is the original Osborne computer, called the Osborne 1.
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June 27, 2016

Metered Connections

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A metered connection is an option for limited access to a wireless network you pay to access or one that offers only a limited quantity of data. The reason you set such an option is to avoid a surcharge once your quote evaporates. The problem is that some devices automatically assume that the Wi-Fi connection is metered when it isn’t.
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March 30, 2016

When it’s Safe to Send

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Wi-Fi

You’re killing some time with your mobile gizmo in an airport or cafe. The network has a password, so it’s “secured.” So is it okay for you to log into a website, do your online shopping, or transfer cash with online banking?
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January 11, 2016

Yet Another 2016 Prediction

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Here’s another 2016 prediction, one that I should have thought of earlier, but it just occurred to me: Laptops will start coming with both GPS and mobile data network radios. The change makes sense, and it might already be happening.
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January 4, 2016

New Year PC Chores

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It’s a new year! Things are slowly getting back to normal, with the chaos of the extended Saturnalia finally concluding. I mean, nothing gets done the last two weeks of the year, right? So why not take advantage of the lull and do some computer cleaning?
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December 23, 2015

My Bluetooth Headset

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I enjoy computing on the road, taking my laptop to a café or coffee shop. The problem I frequently have is the noise. To combat that issue, I’ve invested in a wireless, noise-canceling headset.
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November 30, 2015

My New, Teensy Laptop

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Subnotebook laptops were popular a few years back. These tiny laptops were cheap, usually in the $200 range. They had a tiny screen and a tiny keyboard and they ran basic Windows programs and that was about it. On, and they used standard AA batteries for power.
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November 18, 2015

Air Power

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For centuries now, I’ve admonished mobile users to charge up before leaving on a long airplane trip. Apparently that’s no longer necessary.
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October 26, 2015

My Dead Laptop Update

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Last week I wrote how my laptop seemed to have issues and my guess was a hardware failure. Was I correct?
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October 21, 2015

Another One Bites the Dust

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This post was originally about trouble I had at a coffee shop trying to connect my laptop to their Wi-Fi network. That was an ordeal, and a puzzle I attempted to solve, but in the bigger picture it turns out that the laptop is on its final breath.
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