Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 29

Take really good (or GREAT) flash pictures with your iPhone

I love to take pictures. I can’t tell you the number of cameras that I’ve owned over my lifetime. It used to be that if you wanted to capture that moment, you needed to carry a camera with you. But today, with the prevalence of smartphones, like the iPhone that I carry, you always have …

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May 27

Happy Memorial Day

Just a short posting to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. Please remember, today for more than parties and BBQs. It’s for remembering all those who have and who continue to serve our country. Regardless of your political position, please take a few minutes today to remember these dedicated folks!

May 23

Google is your Frienemy

You know, when I was growing up, in a time that they affectionately call the mid-century 1900’s, finding answers to questions was a bit more challenging that it is today.  There were really only a few sources that you could turn to… Encyclopedias The Library Newspapers A friend or acquaintance that knew the answer In …

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May 21

I will follow you….

There’s one little bit of housekeeping I’d like to take care of today.  One of the measurements of a blog are the number of followers… not just on Facebook or Twitter, but on the actual blog itself. In the last day, I’ve received a couple of comments from folks telling me that they couldn’t figure …

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May 20

I’ve spent hours and I don’t know what to do.

I used to work for a very large company. When I started there, the computer was a mainframe that took up an entire floor of the building. It was driven by punch cards and data tapes and had it’s own HVAC system to keep the computer at the appropriate temperature. Today, I hold more computing …

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May 14

Are you really too old to learn new tricks?

I’ve been working with electronics, computers, tablets and cell phones since their inception. I got my first computer in 1977, an Apple ][, and have been in love with electronics ever since. Back in those days, there weren’t a lot of people who could teach you how to use things like computers and techie stuff …

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