Technology

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Kijiji and Craigslist Scams

I read recently about a rental scam on Kijiji. Some disgruntled tenants advertised the fixtures in the home they were renting. The renters said that the house was being demolished and people could freely take what they needed before it was torn down. No one seemed to think it sounded too good to be true, so people came and […]

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Paypal Phishing Emails

I’m a bit nervous to be posting again since I’ve had so much trouble with my updates being sent to my list multiple times. I’m really sorry that happened and I’ve been assured that the problem is resolved, so here goes. I’ve posted before about getting false emails from Paypal, telling me my account had […]

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Backup and Restore Your WordPress Blog

As you can see, I am finally back online. After a number of back of forth emails and long chats with tech support, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I did what I always do when I want to know something. You guessed it, I did a Google search for a video […]

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Computer Club Update

I started a new computer club at the community center here in town. When we lived in Toronto, I ran one that became very popular with the over 50 crowd. And we didn’t even have computers there. We just discussed our problems and gathered around a laptop I brought in (no Internet). Anyway, the new […]

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WordPress Theme Error Update

Fatal Error Changing WordPress Theme For some reason, I always have to learn every computer lesson the hard way. This time, it involved changing the theme (or appearance) of one of my other blogs. It’s usually an easy process – one click on the theme of your choice and you can see how it looks. […]

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Mini Laptops and the Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Have you seen the cute little mini laptops yet? Weighing less than 3 pounds, they are great for travel. The battery lasts for a number of hours and you can surf the net or read your email without having to break your back carrying a full size laptop. They often come with Windows XP (bonus), […]

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Acer Aspire Laptop

My daughter says I am a computer junkie. That may be, but this time it was for my grandaughter. She is in second year university and needs a good laptop. I saw a newspaper ad for the Acer Aspire One for a great price of only $399. So of course I had to go check […]

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External Laptop Fan

Why would I need a fan for my laptop, you ask? Welcome to the rant of the day. I have a Toshiba laptop which I like very much. I like the 17 inch screen. I like the big hard drive and having enough memory. I like that it has Windows XP instead of Vista (that […]

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