Firefox and Firewalls

No, this is not a tongue-twister, although it could be if you say that title over and over as quickly as you can. (It’s amazing how easily I can be amused). Anyway, my mother, who is 83 years old, and a good example of a life-long learner, was having computer trouble. She had just downloaded […]

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Crafty PC Chocolate Portraits

Brrrrrr! Winter has many of us holed up in our homes – what a perfect time for crafting and that means 15% off every item in the craftyPC store – even sale items! Just enter the coupon code winter2008 on our order form and the discount will be automatically applied to your merchandise total. And […]

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I have been learning to create a wiki. A wiki is a site that allows multiple content writers. Wikipedia is probably the best known wiki on the net. You can create a free wiki that can be accessed by anyone, or can be kept private and used by the people that you choose to invite, […]

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External Hard Drive Case

As a lover of shiny, new gadgets, I now have an external hard drive. Not your everyday, takes-up-a-lot-of-room-on-the-desk hard drive either. Since I have this almost ancient desktop that I bought at a great price because mine was on it’s deathbed, I lacked hard drive space. This one has about 10 gig (I think that’s […]

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MP3 Speaker Bear

I have become the proud owner of a cute and cuddly, 9 inch tall, huggable speaker bear. He looks like your regular teddy, except that the soles of his feet are speakers. He has a connection wire on his back to plug an mp3 player into. He’s light enough to carry from room to room, […]

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Cruzer USB Flash Drive

I bought a device called a USB flash drive. It’s about the size of a fat marker (some are even smaller)and plugs into your computer USB port. This is much better than saving temporarily on a disk because it’s more like a mini hard drive and will store the equivalent of about 44 floppy disks […]

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An Icon Does Not a Program Make

While at my sister-in-law’s for a visit, she was showing me her new (to her) laptop. She couldn’t figure out why there would be an icon on the desktop for a cd burner, yet her husband said there was no burner in the laptop. Since we thought we were smarter than he was, we decided […]

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Comment Moderation

I just made a discovery about my comments feature. When I was having so much trouble with spam, I had to stop allowing comments, and I couldn’t figure out why I was still getting them. Later, I installed the Akismet plugin that catches spam (and does a great job too) and turned the comments back […]

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