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May 22, 2017

The Days of Floppy

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Over the past week, I had a chance to use an older PC. The only way to get data off the system was to use a floppy disk. It was maddening.

May 18, 2017

Thumb Drive Removal Philosophy

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Is a thumb drive a medium of exchange, designed to be inserted, used (copied to or from), and then removed? Or should a thumb drive stay mounted on your PC, sticking out from the console like a tongue or tiny diving board?

May 15, 2017

Word’s Save As Format Round-Up

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Like many applications, Microsoft Word offers several different formats to save a file. The default is the Word Document format, also known as DOCX. Other formats are chosen from a File Type menu, which allows you to use Word to create documents for other applications, documents for legacy versions of Word, and files of various types to help exchange information.

May 11, 2017

Now I can finally say, “Gookin to Enterprise”

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Of all the Star Trek props, the communicator is my favorite. I have ample proof.

My Official YouTube Channel Announcment

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I pulled together this video to help promote and explain my channel.

May 8, 2017

It’s Been a Long Time Since I’ve Been Plagiarized

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A long time ago, back when books actually sold like hell and people clamored for printed information (e.g., before Google), ripping off my books was common. It’s been 20 years.

May 4, 2017

What To Do When Your Android Keyboard Sucks

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The onscreen keyboard has never impressed me, neither Apple’s nor Android’s version. I understand its necessity, but nothing beats a physical keyboard for typing on a mobile device.

May 1, 2017

A New Venture Begins Today!

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Today marks the official launch of my new YouTube channel. Starting today and every weekday hence, I’m uploading a video. The first collection consists of tips on using Microsoft Word. Later videos will expand to other topics.

April 27, 2017

A Political Dilemma

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Since the early 1990s, when my writing career first took off, I’ve taken advantage of the US President’s picture in my books. To avoid legal entanglements, I use a public domain image of a well-recognized figure. I choose the US President’s image as a tradition, but now I’m having trepidations.

April 24, 2017

Introducing Word’s Page Movement Group

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I’m not sure if this update applies to all versions of Word 2016 or just the Office 365 release, but here it is: Document flow can be altered in Print Layout view so that pages in flow right-to-left instead of top-to-bottom. I figure this change came about because nearly all PC monitors these days are widescreen.

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