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Back Up With Mozy Before You Break Down

Envision this: my laptop has just died, but I have rescued my hard drive and connected it to my desktop computer. Feeling secure that my data was now safe, I merrily start typing away. Suddenly my screen goes black and my computer powers off. Heart attack city, here I come! My first thought is do […]

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Lightscribe May Not Be Included

Recently, I was at a computer store that was selling a DVD re-writer that included Lightscribe (technology that allows you to burn text and images right onto a cd or dvd) at an unbelievably low price. I quickly purchased one and as the clerk was writing out my bill, mentioned how I was looking forward […]

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I Love My iPod

Yes, you heard me, I love my iPod, even though I’m almost 60 years old! Not for the same reasons that my children and grandchildren do though. I rarely listen to music on the iPod, but I like to learn, as much and as often as I can. It keeps my brain active, gives me […]

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Why Use Two Monitors?

Right now I have two monitors set up with my laptop. I always wondered why anyone would need to use more than one at the same time. But tonight I am really enjoying it. On one monitor, I have my blog open and am typing away. On the other monitor, I’m watching episode six of […]

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Dangerous Email

These days I’ve been getting all kinds of welcome emails for various special interest membership sites. At first I thought maybe someone else was signing me up for them, but I was hesitant to click the link, just in case it was a virus. Recently I found out that they are indeed spam and had […]

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Unzipping and Organizing

It seems this is the third time I’ve written about organizing my computer files. Every time I think they’re under control, I realize I can’t find a product I bought and downloaded. This time I took every print-out of a downloaded file or program, numbered it and wrote the corresponding number, along with the item […]

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Two Expensive Mistakes

It seems I learn best by making mistakes, but some of them cost me a lot of time and money. The two biggest errors for me were: 1. taking the time and effort to figure out how to do or fix something on the computer and then not remembering how to do it again because […]

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Picasa Photo Editing Program

Picasa is a free photo editing program available from Google. It can easily fix red-eye, crop unwanted areas, change colors and a number of other neat effects. After seeing all the great features of the Picasa program, I wanted to download it to my home computer. To do this, you go to the Google site […]

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