Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 27

Facebook 1.0 – What is it and do I need it?

As I sat down to figure out what I wanted to say about Facebook, I realized that this was such a large topic, I didn’t want to make the posting so long that no one would read it.  So, I’ve decided to talk about Facebook over several posts — most likely interspersed with other random …

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Jun 21

I always thought it was a Pound Sign

You’ve seen it all your life.  It always meant one of two things… either it was the number key on the telephone keypad (it never was there on a rotary phone) or you saw it after a number indicating a weight.  I grew up calling it a pound sign it’s the # symbol. But today …

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Jun 18

Be Careful what you pay for Accessories

Best Buy

Purchasing new electronics can be confusing. There’s so many choices and we’ll talk about that another day. Today I want to focus on something that’s really important and one area that I think people are getting taken to the cleaners. We purchase the piece of electronic equipment, and god forbid, they should give us the …

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Jun 13

Back to Social Networking!

Now that I’ve beaten viruses to death, let’s get back to the topic of Social networking.  I suspect you think I’m going to talk about Facebook, but guess what… next to email there’s still one type of social networking that came into play before Facebook became so popular — Text Messaging. Text Messaging, or texting …

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Jun 09

YOUR COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOW!! Click here to fix.

I’ve said it before in this blog, I’m a Mac/Apple user.  But I’m also pretty familiar with Windows and PCs.  If you’re a Mac User, this post isn’t for you, but you should still read it.  It’ll make you a look like a genius when one of your PC using friends has a problem. Anyway …

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Jun 05

Is there anything I can do about SPAM

Spam

Let’s finish up the conversation on email. There’s just one more email topic I want to talk about and we’ll move on to the next segment. Minimizing SPAM. We already talked about how to not contribute more email addresses to the folks harvesting them. But you’re still getting SPAM or a lot of stuff that …

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Jun 02

Let’s spend some time on Social Networking

When I was growing up there was no such thing as a “Social Network” or “Social Networking”.  Boy, has that changed.  Today, if you’re not “Social Networking” you’re just out of the loop. As a kid, social networking meant getting my friends together to play softball in the alley between our houses, or playing marbles …

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