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July 7, 2016

The Day I Wanted to Compute Outside

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It was a warm summer day. The sun was high in the sky. I was hot inside (no air conditioning), and the outside deck was so inviting. So rather than say in the dimly-lit apartment, I prepared for my first computer adventure outside. Ho-boy! It was going to be fun.

July 5, 2016

Get Windows 10 Nag Nag Nag

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I believe I may have received the final Windows 10 upgrade warning. It was up on my Windows 7 PC screen this morning, shiny and bright. The question is, if I decline now, will it continue to bug me? Is the nightmare finally over?

July 4, 2016

Wamblog Update

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This blog has been up for over 8 years now. Minus a few instances where I’ve taken a week or two off, it’s been really consistent. Posts have arrived three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. With over 1,600 posts on the blog, that’s a lot of material.

July 1, 2016

Format Your Paragraphs

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Forget all the fancy graphics and other whatnot. A document consists of paragraphs, one after the other, flowing down the page. How you format those paragraphs is important. To perform that job, you have two choices.

June 29, 2016

DOOM Again

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One of the first PC shoot-em-ups I remember playing was DOOM. If I recall, the first episode in the DOOM series was available free online. I downloaded it over my “high-speed” dialup modem and played. It was so cool . . . back in the mid-1990s.

June 27, 2016

Metered Connections

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A metered connection is an option for limited access to a wireless network you pay to access or one that offers only a limited quantity of data. The reason you set such an option is to avoid a surcharge once your quote evaporates. The problem is that some devices automatically assume that the Wi-Fi connection is metered when it isn’t.

June 24, 2016

More Fill-In-The-Blanks for Word

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One of my most popular YouTube videos explains how to create a fill-in-the-blanks item in Word. The technique demonstrates how to add a blank line to a document, but it really works best only when you’re printing a document. For adding a fill-in-the-blanks item in a document electronically, you need to use something called a Content Control.

June 22, 2016

Printing Pictures from your Android

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Wait! You mean that you can actually print those images? I mean, everyone knows that a phone or tablet features a camera, but don’t you just hand the gizmo to someone else so that they can see your pictures? Printing! That’s so old school.

June 20, 2016

Plan 9 is Nein

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Several years ago, I wrote about Plan 9, the operating system designed by Bell Labs to succeed Unix. Just as it happened in the movie, Plan 9 isn’t going to succeed.

June 17, 2016

Wireless Charging

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Mobile devices are wireless wonders — except when it comes to charging the thing. That’s when you need to whip out a cord and plug the phone or tablet into the wall. Not every gizmo is so burdened.

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