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April 12, 2013

The PC’s Doom is Spelled “Windows 8”

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Who didn’t see this one coming?

Well, of course, I did; I’ve blogged about it for several months now. So my guess is the only ones who didn’t get it are the top brass at Microsoft who foisted the disastrous Windows 8 upon legions of confused PC users.

April 10, 2013

Check Your Passwords

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Type in some of your passwords to see how secure they are. Better: See if you can type in one of the top 10 passwords. Fun!


Table Formatting Fun

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Crafting a table in Microsoft Word need not be a source of pain, woe, and frustration.

April 8, 2013

Facebook, So Yesterday

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I keep waiting for the deluge. There comes a moment when, suddenly it will seem, that Facebook is no longer cool.

April 5, 2013

Presenting PorchCam 2.1

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Porchcam 2.1 I finally got tired of the bad IR cutoff on the second generation Wambooli Porchcam. When Foscam put the latest version of their PT Wi-Fi camera on sale, I bought one. The result is the Wambooli PorchCam version 2.1.

April 3, 2013

Big Picture Generic Terms

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As a nerd who writes technical books, I’ve had to hone my craft over the last several years. It’s not so much that technology changes; it does! Frequently! But the terms change over time with that technology. To keep up, I’ve gone Big Picture Generic.

April 1, 2013

Wambooli Win

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Last month, which was March, I quietly held the first Wambooli Win contest. It’s been the first contest I’ve had on this website since I used to give away a free book to subscribers of my Weekly Wambooli Salad newsletter.

March 31, 2013

It’s World Backup Day

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I just found this out, but then again I’m backing up all the time to several external sources.


March 29, 2013

Your Android Device Does ZIP

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Mobile devices are not computers. They’re dissemination gizmos, designed to use data but not necessarily create it. That’s a pretty fat line, however, and it gets crossed frequently as people try to stay current and mobile at the same time.

March 27, 2013

Tips and Tricks for Numbered Lists in Word

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Word’s automatic line numbering feature fills you with glee or drives you to despair. Either way, the feature is more clever than you think, especially when you know some tips and tricks.

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