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December 22, 2011

Web Page Bloat

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:11 pm

The average size of the most popular web sites is rapidly approaching 1MB per page. That’s huge. No wonder it takes so long to load some pages.

The problem is compounded when you consider the popularity of mobile devices. Loading up a 1MB web page on your cell phone, for example, could be 0.5% of your monthly data allowance. Visit that site a few times per day, every day a month, and you can see how web page bloat would become an issue.

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eBook Reader Recommendations

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Yeah, I’m a tad bit late with a shopping recommendation, seeing how Christmas is just a few days away. I didn’t do a Christmas shopping list this year, though if I did, I would have had this to say about getting yourself an eBook-reading gizmo:

December 19, 2011

An LCD Monitor Dies

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’ve never had this happen before. In fact, the monitor that died is the second oldest LCD (or “flat screen”) monitor I own. Er, owned.

December 15, 2011

Don’t Sweat that Burglar, Droid Owners

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:19 pm

Apparently, the thieves are more interested in snatching up an iPhone over your beloved Android phone — or even the once prized Blackberry.

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December 7, 2011

How Many Gizmos?

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I was once embarrassed. I had a broadband Internet connection in my house. Yet, by knowing computer networking as I do, I had seven differently computers that shared that connection. Turns out, I was merely ahead of the curve.

December 5, 2011

Ending Phone Theft

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:09 pm

They’ve been successful in Australia, but the US Phone companies are apparently worried about offending thieves or something. I just don’t get it.

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Well, I’m back

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

After a long election campaign (I won) followed by yet another “Do this in two weeks” book deadline, I’m finally able to return to blogging on a regular basis for my Wambooli web site.

September 19, 2011

Computer Woes on my PC

Filed under: Main — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:01 am

Yes, it happens to me: Occasionally my computer dies. And, yes, even I whip out a copy of my own book, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-In-One For Dummies to look up an answer.

September 17, 2011

Droid X Keyboard Bug to be Fixed

Filed under: News — admin @ 10:10 am

A lot of people have noticed that the Droid X keyboard is flakey. Not the Swipe keyboard, but the multi-touch (standard) keyboard. Sometimes it just doesn’t work.

Well, apparently Motorola and Verizon are aware of that, or finally admitting to it, or something. A fix is due out early next week.

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September 14, 2011

More Windows 8 Touchy-Feely Stuff

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Microsoft has seen the future of Windows and it’s touching. Well, touching the screen to be specific.

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