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December 12, 2014

Newsgroups

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Before the web, before Gopher, WAIS, Archie, and the lot, people went on the Internet to review, contribute, and rant about newsgroups.
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December 10, 2014

Verizon Suffers

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:46 am

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It’s difficult for me to feel sorry for Big Red, but like the dark side of the force, I let the hatred flow through me. I know that I overpay for my Verizon account. A lot! It’s ridiculous. So much so, and so financially painful for many others, that lots of subscribers have made “the switch” to another carrier. That exodus is now affecting the company’s bottom line.
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Picture Layout Options in Word

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

Unless you tell it otherwise, Microsoft Word believes any picture in your document to be one, large, single character. It jiggles and jostles around the text as you edit and add. That may be exactly what you want, or it may drive you nuts. Not to worry: You can fix the picture by changing its layout.
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December 9, 2014

Terrible Phone Names

Filed under: News — admin @ 5:14 pm

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My favorites: Panasonic Eluga, LG Optimus Vu, and the Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE. Sheesh.
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December 8, 2014

There’s a Picture in the Document!

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

Despite my lengthy protestations, Microsoft has fully integrated pictures with words in their Word word processor. In fact, dealing with pictures in a document is pretty easy — providing that you know a few tricks.
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December 6, 2014

Adios Microsoft Office Clipart

Filed under: News — admin @ 11:55 am

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I don’t know whether to be elated or sad. After several painful generations, Microsoft Office no longer has a Clipart Library.
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December 5, 2014

Chunky Files

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I wasn’t a computer major in college. I could have been, but I just wanted to get the hell out of there. Had I changed majors, I hope that my contribution to the field of computer science would have been something I call chunky files.
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December 3, 2014

Mobile Keyboard Konsistency

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

Quick quiz for you: On your mobile device, where is the exclamation point key?
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December 2, 2014

Chromebook More Popular than iPad

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:48 am

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The battle rages! In this case, the turf is your local school. Trust me: Under the typical yuppie’s Christmas tree, you’ll find an iPad, not a Chromebook. In school, however, educators are enjoying the flexibility of the Chromebook over the iPad. To me, this change is obvious.
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December 1, 2014

Another Look Back at My Old Office

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Recently my mother visited and brought with her lots of photos from the 1990s. Among the lot were a few pictures of my old office. Ah, memories!
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