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April 1, 2015

Internet Time Machine

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:24 am

wambooli the original

The web is just barely in its mid-20s, yet so much has changed. Back in 1997, Wambooli’s Home page looked as you see above. Other web sites — ones that have made billions — have changed their looks as well. It’s fascinating to me how something that was new and cool many years ago can look so dated today.
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Improve Your Writing Skills, Part I

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Thanks to the popularity of the Internet, having an outlet for your written self expression isn’t a problem. Back in the old days, to be read you’d need a column in the paper or at least a frequent Letter to the Editor campaign. Today, anyone can start up a blog, post something to Facebook, or tweet.
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March 30, 2015

Android Navigation Icon History

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

Technology tends toward improvement. This improvement is positive, based on real life feedback. And overlooking Windows 8, mostly it’s successful. As a case in point, consider the basic navigation icons used in the Android operating system.
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March 27, 2015

Deciphering the App Description Screen

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

The Google Play Store has come a long way from the old Android Market. The modern version of the Android app store — Oops! I can’t call it that. Thanks, Apple! &mdash has lots of good features and provides excellent information for everything it offers. The key is understanding how that stuff is presented.
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March 25, 2015

Vertically Aligning a Page

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

Aligning a paragraph of text left-to-right is cinchy in Word. The Center command (shortcut Ctrl+E) shoves an equal amount of space to the left and right of a paragraph or a single line of text. If you want that paragraph to be aligned equal distance from the top and bottom of the page, then more work is required.
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March 23, 2015

The Worst Program Name Ever

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Who thinks about program names? No one. Thanks to the proliferation of graphical operating system, you’re no longer required to type a program’s name to run it. No, you can click on an icon and not really care about the name floating below.
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March 22, 2015

Windows 10 Ripped to Shreds

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:37 am

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I have a few reasons to get the Windows 10 beta, most of which are that I am contracted to write a few Windows 10-related books. Still, I’ve not yet downloaded the beta or installed it on any device. No, I’m not being lazy. I’m just scared to death.
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March 20, 2015

The Proto-Web

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:42 pm

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Anyone remember Lycos? How about AltaVista?

AOL ring any bells? CompuServe? Prodigy?
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Website Timeout Troubles

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

I missed a bill payment. It’s my fault: I tried to log into the utility’s website, but it was unreachable. I figured it was a hiccup and I’d check back later. The problem: The website hasn’t been available for weeks. Is it me?
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March 18, 2015

“Why don’t you write a book about…”

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The other day I got a phone call from my mum. She wanted to get rid of this nasty program on her computer and it just wouldn’t uninstall.
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