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September 27, 2014

Online Life in the 1980s

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:01 am

Just in case you weren’t around for the 1980s in computerdom, here’s a clever review of random access memory lane:


September 26, 2014

Underscore or Space or Even Dash

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

It’s not really a debate, but it’s a serious question nerds have about file-naming conventions: Should you use a space in a filename or use an underscore? Or should you go all rogue and opt for a hyphen?

September 25, 2014

Apple Drags Down the Market

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:04 am

It’s a down day on Wall Street and the fingers of blame are pointing toward Apple (AAPL).

Two issues seem to be plaguing the fruit company, specifically issues regarding its newest product, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (the big phone). Apple will address these issues, of course, and the phone sales remain high. But don’t tell that to the stock market.

LA Times

September 24, 2014

Printing Part of a Web Page

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

I did it once last week, and then I showed the trick to my son. We both had the same problem and it was resolved in the same way: How do you print only part of a web page, as opposed to wasting multiple sheets of paper?

September 23, 2014

Meet Talko

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:15 am

Not taco, but Talko is a new app developed by fabled Microsoft programmer Ray Ozzie. He asked the simple question, “What if the Internet came first and some startup discovered that you could transmit voice over the Internet?” The result is Talko.


September 22, 2014

Cloud Storage Overload

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This cloud storage stuff is becoming ridiculous. I understand the value. I use cloud storage. With so many players are into the act now, I actually have more cloud storage options than I know what to do with.

September 20, 2014

Moon Landing Myth Busted

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:26 am

You’ve heard the conspiracies: The USA really didn’t land on the moon. It was all done in a Hollywood studio.

To prove the conspiracy, fingers point to the photographs that show light coming from more than one source. According to some postulators, that proves the landing was faked because on the Moon light would only come from the Sun. Anything not in sunlight would be pitch black. That sounds reasonable.

Yet by using new video simulation technology, NVidia (the graphics card company) has shown how light would really work on the moon. It’s pretty interesting, plus there is a video so you don’t have to read anything.

Digital Trends

September 19, 2014

Filename Shortcut – Shortcut

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

It’s one of the most annoying things in Windows: When you create a file shortcut, the text shortcut is appended to the filename. It’s redundant because of the shortcut flag on the icon anyway, and it requires you to do more work in that you need to rename the shortcut immediately after it’s created. So I have a solution.

September 18, 2014

1,000,000,000 Websites – Visit Them All!

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:17 am

It’s official. The number of individual websites has surpassed one billion.

I don’t know if that figure lists subdomains or not. For example, when you create your own WordPress (blog) website, that’s really a subdomain, not a unique domain. The article (below) doesn’t mention the specifics.

Yahoo! News

September 17, 2014

Windows 9 Expectations

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:47 am

InfoWorld takes a sneak peak at Windows 9. In about two weeks, the “beta” is officially unveiled. Then we’ll all know what Microsoft has in store for the next Windows release.

My suggestion for Windows 9’s real name: Windows Apology.


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