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May 19, 2010

My Email Filters Are Working

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Bonk!

That’s the noise I hear when my email program catches porn spam floating into my inbox.
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May 17, 2010

Word 2010 For Dummies Is Here

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I’m happy to announce the latest release of my word processing book, Word 2010 For Dummies. Please buy several copies at once.
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May 14, 2010

The Eternal PC Question

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It’s one of the eternal questions: Does the refrigerator light stay on when you close the refrigerator door? The answer is, “No,” which I learned when I was 8-years-old because (wait for it) I found the secret button that turns the light on and off, which was controlled by the door.

See? I didn’t need to hide inside the fridge to find out.

Another eternal question: Will the computer do an update at 2:00 AM when it’s turned off?
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May 12, 2010

Facebook, I’m Done

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I joined Facebook nearly two years ago. It was at the urging of a classmate so that we could coordinate our High School Reunion. Just this week, my relationship with Facebook has expired.
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May 10, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part III

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Meanwhile, back to the original issue of the email I received, what can you do about getting AutoText back in Word 2007?
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May 7, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part II

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Say you have lots of random bits of text that you need to spew out as you type a document. You can save typing time in Word 2007 by employing an often-overlooked and poorly-named feature called the Quick Part Gallery.
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May 5, 2010

AutoText to Quick Parts, Part I

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I received an email from a Word user who laments the loss of the AutoText feature in Word 2007. That got me thinking . . .
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May 3, 2010

Apple’s Gamble: The PC is Dead

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The iPad was met with a giant “What” by the tech community. That was followed by Steve Jobs’ unusual and very public criticism of Adobe’s Flash. Blogger Charles Stross thinks that he’s figured it out: The personal computer is dead and Apple is merely preparing itself for the inevitable.
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April 30, 2010

Ancient Wambooli Humor

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Way back in the 1990s, when Wambooli and the web were still young, I concocted a series of bogus advertisements. For a while they appeared on the Wambooli site, and they looked typical of the web advertising back in the day.
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April 28, 2010

Wonderful Funderful Win Key Shortcuts

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There’s a lot of tricks you can pull in Windows. The secret is to use the Windows key, which I call the Win key.
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