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August 19, 2009

When to Use a Spreadsheet

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For years I feared the spreadsheet. Then I saw the truth!
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August 17, 2009

The Mac Tablet

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The rumors are hot and heavy that Apple will soon be introducing a tablet computer. It’s the point now of “when” as opposed to “if.”
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August 14, 2009

Sending Those Large Files

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Nothing beats getting email, unless it’s some bloated message, weighing in at 7MB, which takes forever to receive and, unlike that big present at Christmastime, contains something disappointing. That is, unless you figure out another way to send those large files.
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August 12, 2009

Printing All or Part of a Web Page

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I spend way too much time in my books describing how to print web pages.
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August 10, 2009

How I Dispose of Hard Drives

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The question has been asked, and now I have visual proof of how I get rid of my old hard drives.
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August 7, 2009

Computing in the 1980s, Part VI

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In the early 1990s PC memory management became a huge issue.
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August 5, 2009

Computing in the 1980s, Part V

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There was an Internet in the 1980s, but it was crude and hostile compared with what exists today.
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August 3, 2009

Computing in the 1980s, Part IV

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Life was better at 2400 bps in the 1980s.
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July 31, 2009

Computing in the 1980s, Part III

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There was no Internet back when I bought my first PC, but there were certainly computer modems.
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July 29, 2009

Computing in the 1980s, Part II

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Unlike computing today, the big issue for computing in the 1980s was disk compatibility. Yep, as I’ve been crowing all along, it’s the software that drives the hardware industry. That was true in the early 1980s, and it was also insane.
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