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April 26, 2013

Some Videos

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A few months back, I went to the For Dummies mothership in Indiana. I met with staff and got to meet face-to-face with my Favorite Acquisitions Editor In The Whole Wide World, as well as meet my Dream Team in editorial, Mark and Becky. I also shot some videos.

April 24, 2013

Which Word Processor Do You Use?

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Oh, yeah: Laugh at the question. Not too long ago, however, it was a legitimate thing to ask. That’s because not everyone used Microsoft Word, not by a longshot.

April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. Browser

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Twenty years ago, Mosaic, the first web browser, debuted. It opened the Internet up to the common people by presenting information in a graphical way.


April 22, 2013

More Trouble, More Shooting

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Well! My PC once again died. What the heck is up with it?

April 19, 2013


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Here’s something scary: Jerks who hijack your computer, including the web cam, and make your their slave. It’s entirely creepy.


Manage Your Phone’s Pics and Vids with Dropbox

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dropbox-logo Recently, disaster befell my Galaxy Note II phone. The MicroSD card died. I’d never had that happen before, but the 16GB card was kaput. Along with that misfortune was the loss of every picture on the MicroSD card — including the final shots of my son leaving for college. Gone.

April 17, 2013

My Second Laptop

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The second laptop I purchased, the one I really put to work, was an NEC UltraLite. Its claim to fame was that it was the lightest laptop in the world. In 1988, and at 4.4 pounds, it was!

April 15, 2013

My First Laptop

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The very first laptop PC I bought was the hulking Dell 320LT.

April 12, 2013

The PC’s Doom is Spelled “Windows 8”

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Who didn’t see this one coming?

Well, of course, I did; I’ve blogged about it for several months now. So my guess is the only ones who didn’t get it are the top brass at Microsoft who foisted the disastrous Windows 8 upon legions of confused PC users.

April 10, 2013

Check Your Passwords

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Type in some of your passwords to see how secure they are. Better: See if you can type in one of the top 10 passwords. Fun!


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