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May 25, 2015

Word 2016

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The Word 2016 beta is now available. I’m not sure whether that’s exciting or not.

May 22, 2015

Remote Bloat Meets Dongle Deluge

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You already know about remote bloat. It’s that condition when you have a TV set, but also other devices that feed into that TV set. With each device comes its own remote, hence: Remote bloat.

May 20, 2015

None of This is Real

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The more scientists scrutinize the universe, the more frequently the theory arises. That is, our existence is a simulation running in some other universe — just like in the Matrix movies.

Finding Your File

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In my books, I recommend that when you copy a file from a computer to your phone that you place it into the Downloads folder. That’s good advice, but don’t expect the Downloads app to find the file.

May 18, 2015

Porchcam Woes

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Curse the upgrade!

I swear, after so many years in the illogical computer business, I have a damn fine reason to be wary of software upgrades: Sometimes upgrades are the worst possible things you can do.

May 15, 2015

The Last Version of Windows

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It’s official. Windows 10 will be the last, final, ultimate version of Windows. You’ll never see Windows 11 or Windows Optimus Prime or — even if Google’s immortality project is successful — Windows 3000.

May 13, 2015

Drawing v. Painting

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To accomplish my graphical needs I use two programs: Photoshop and Illustrator. One is a painting program the other is a drawing. What’s the difference?

May 11, 2015

The Next Evolution

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Maybe no civilization has ever conquered space because each planet grows to a point where it invents the Internet, then cell phones, and then the place goes dark.

May 8, 2015

Those Hideous Colors

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The original IBM PC features two graphics options: monochrome, which was just text, and CGA. Most people opted for monochrome, which was fine for business purposes. For CGA, you had to purchase the Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) for an extra $600. Oh, and you had to buy a color monitor; a 15-inch model would set you back another $800.

May 6, 2015

Do Not Disturb Mode

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Some Android phones, specifically those from Samsung, sport a nifty tool called Do Not Disturb mode. This feature should be mandatory on all phones.

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