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March 19, 2010

Send That File To Hell, Part III

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am


So how do you really send a file to hell? That is, how do you really delete a file so that there is no trace of the data?
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March 17, 2010

Send That File To Hell, Part II

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What happens when you delete a file? No, not that Recycle Bin stuff. I’m talking what happens when you really delete a file.
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March 15, 2010

Send That File To Hell, Part I

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Deleting a file isn’t what you think it is.
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March 12, 2010

Word’s Multiple Margin Mysteries

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Making a page look just write, er, right [Let’s say “correct” – Ed.] in Word can be frustrating. That’s because the Microsoft Word word processor has not one but two sets of margins. Only by knowing how to set both can you get the page to look just correct. I mean, just right.
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March 10, 2010

Threes

Filed under: Main — Dan Gookin @ 12:01 am

In all great competitions, including some riveting drama, there are three forces at work. This goes along with one of my grandmother’s favorite saying, “Things happen in threes.”
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March 8, 2010

The Human Flesh Search Engine

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Welcome to the era of the Human Flesh Search Engine. No, it’s not where you can look for a match after a bad burn, and it has nothing to do with pornography. It’s worse.
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March 5, 2010

Don’t Read That Error Message

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Something’s wrong. The error message appears. Odds are good that you don’t read it, and instead just click whichever button you’re used to clicking. O how wrong that is!
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March 3, 2010

I Want An Old Computer! Part II

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The scope of ancient and antqiue computers was broader than what I owned back in the early 1980s. If you want to relive the past, then you’ll have to explore options other than the Radio Shack and IBM computers I used.
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March 1, 2010

I Want An Old Computer! Part I

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Want to relive digital life when a 180KB floppy disk was the most storage you’d ever need? Why, eBay stands ready and willing to sate your 1980 computer desires.
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February 26, 2010

KB v. Kb and even Kib

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A byte was once a straightforward thing. A KB was 1,024 bytes and the world continued to spin on its access. Not so anymore.
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