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July 28, 2008

Making Vista Faster, Part I

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There are two tricks you can pull to make Windows Vista faster. No, not fast enough that you’ll no longer be angry with how long it takes Vista to do some things. But at least you can make Vista run faster than it’s running now.

July 25, 2008

Save Your Old, Crappy Hard Drives!

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Before I shoot all my old hard drives, I should seriously look into the opportunity to resurrect them as external USB drives. I can do that for about $14 a pop.

July 23, 2008

An Episode With Identity Theft

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Identify theft isn’t really a new thing. The hyperactive alarmists on the television like to tell you about identify theft as if it’s going to happen to you any time you even look at a computer. Not true.

July 21, 2008

What’s in a Name?

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What’s ThinkCentre? it is nor RAM, nor disk,
Nor processor, nor any other part
Belonging to PC. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a Mac
By any other name would run as sweet;
So ThinkCentre would, were it not ThinkCentre call’d


July 18, 2008

The Most Expensive Computer Playoffs

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Have you ever been as bored as I’ve been? If so, then you too have probably visited one of the big computer shopping sites and configured one of their models with everything possible just to see how much it costs. I call it the Most Expensive Computer Playoffs.

July 16, 2008

My Very First Computer

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The very first computer I bought was a TRS-80 Model III. It cost me $1048, plus another $70 for the taper record. The tape recorder was the computer’s primary mass storage device. I kid you not.

July 14, 2008

Finding Template Files in Word

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One of the major frustrations in Word is knowing how to edit a template file. Once created, you can use the template over and over. But to edit the template file, you have to follow some rather stupid and outrageous steps.

July 11, 2008

Remember the TV Repairman

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As that lady with the hick accent on TV says, in February of 2009 all broadcast television signals in the United States will go to digital. Your old analog television will no longer receive any signals not being broadcast. You can get a coupon from Uncle Fed to get a converter thingy for your old sets. But the whole situation got me thinking about television.

July 9, 2008

Anyone Lose a Laptop?

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There is an article making the rounds on the blogs. It reports that over 12,000 computer laptops are lost by air travelers in the United States. Not total over time. Not annually. Not every month. But every week. Dang!

July 7, 2008

If You’re Reading This, Then The World Didn’t End

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Whew. We dodged one this time!

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