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October 17, 2012

My Office, Through the Years

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What is an “office?” Is it a building off somewhere, or perhaps that spare bedroom? Or maybe it’s the spot on your coffee table where you sit with a laptop and pretend to work while you watch TV?
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October 15, 2012

Hunting for Fajita

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With the dawn of the GUI, computers in the 1990s gained a resource they previously lacked: Fonts.
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October 12, 2012

I Remember Assembly Language, Part II

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Assembly language runs fast. Assembly language produces small programs. But Assembly language takes nearly forever to write. That’s because you pretty much have to do everything from scratch.
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October 10, 2012

I Remember Assembly Language, Part I

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Way, way back when I got my first computer — A TRS-80 Model III — I was poor. Yep, I worked part time in a restaurant, so I could afford only the basic computer. No disk drive. No printer. No nothing. Just 16K of RAM, plus a cassette recorder on which I could save and load programs.
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October 9, 2012

The LED is 50 Years Old

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:49 pm

That’s the visible light LED, which to me somehow implies that the first LED emitted darkness.

Link

October 8, 2012

Galaxy Tab Reader Email

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I’ve been getting tons of email regarding my Samsung Galax Tab books!
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October 5, 2012

Getting Rid of That Annoying Update Notice

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There it is again! This time it’s a notice for me to update my V Cast Media Manager program. I don’t use that program. I don’t want to use that program. I don’t want to update that program. What to do? What to do?
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October 4, 2012

Web-Based Unix Emulator

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:34 pm

You unix geeks are going to love this:

http://vrx.net/unix/

October 3, 2012

The Phone is a Computer, Right?

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Cell phone users! You are too complacent! Your phones are interesting toys, but why aren’t they exploiting their full-on power as a computer? Why aren’t the manufacturers doing the same things to smartphones that have made computers so useful?
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October 1, 2012

My Favorite Version of Windows

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It would have to be Windows 7. Yep, of all the Windows releases out there, Windows 7 is the one I’d install on a new computer, the one that I prefer to use most of the time. But mine is not a full-on love affair.
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