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February 16, 2015

New Thoughts on the Robot Uprising

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Upon rumination, I’ve decided to no longer call it the Robot Revolution. No, I’m now referring to the looming peril for humanity, when our silicon children turn on us, as the Robot Uprising. It shall be a Titanic-Olympic type of rebellion.

February 15, 2015

More Digital Desert

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Think about it: You go to work for an online “newspaper,” which is really a blog. And then they pull the plug. What happens to the millions of words written, the documentation, the history, the feeling that the publication brought? It’s all flat-out gone forever.

February 13, 2015

Microsoft Xenix

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The other day I imagined myself working at Microsoft. No, it wasn’t a nightmare. My job was to produce an operating system for professional PC users and hobbyists. I was head of the revived Xenix division.

February 12, 2015

Bricking the Phone Works

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After a year, statistics have proved that the phone-bricking feature greatly reduces the number of iPhone thefts. It works! So why did the manufacturers and cellular providers fight this move for so long?

February 11, 2015

And Now, This Unwanted Message

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The evil geniuses at Samsung (with the emphasis on evil) have devised a way to slip a commercial into your streaming content video. This intrusion happens without any support from the streaming app. Yes, it’s pure evil, and it’s something Samsung needs to explain.

Finding Adverbs

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I received an interesting request the other day: How can someone use Microsoft Word to locate all the adverbs in a document?

I bet you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking: What’s an adverb?

February 9, 2015

Office for Android

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The other day I was delighted to find Microsoft Office apps in the Google Play Store. Being a Word maven, I obtained the Microsoft Word app for my tablet. It was free. That was the best part. Then the experience started to go downhill.

February 6, 2015

The Original IBM PC’s Storage Secret

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“Eight hundred dollars! Are you serious?” Yes, Radio Shack was serious. That was the cost of upgrading my TRS-80 Model III with a floppy disk drive. The upgrade also boosted system RAM from 16KB up to the maximum 48KB. But I wanted that disk drive!

February 4, 2015

Yes, That’s My Real Email

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Putting my email in a book wasn’t an original idea. I credit Roger Parker with my inspiration.

February 2, 2015

A Look Around the Coffee Shop

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It’s called Palermo. It’s my favorite coffee shop in Ventura, CA. In fact, I adore this place.

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