Monthly Archives: February 2009

Why Write an Information Product?

Think back to less than 40 years ago. The computers at the company where I worked were held in their own large room and each of them was over six feet tall. How much life has changed in that short … Continue reading

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Public Domain Classical Music

One of the ladies in my computer club was looking for some public domain music to add to the slideshow she had created in Windows MovieMaker. We found some good classical music at musopen.com Let me know what you think … Continue reading

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Are You Overly Afraid of Identity Theft?

This week I started volunteering one afternoon a week with a local literacy group. They are teaching fundamental computer skills to adults and I’m helping out when needed. We spent our first two hours talking about the parts of a … Continue reading

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Receiving Money Through Paypal

I had a little problem with my PayPal account recently. I had some money in my PayPal account, but I had been paid in Canadian funds. And then I bought something on eBay. I had to pay it in American … Continue reading

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Checking Flight Arrivals

These days, with the weather so changeable, it’s a good idea to make sure there are no flight delays before you head out to the airport. Here in Toronto, I checked the flight arrivals at GTAA (otherwise known as Pearson … Continue reading

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WordPress Lessons Learned

More WordPress trials and lessons learned these days. First, my WordPress template clashed with a plugin I’d added and wouldn’t work anymore.  The solution was to have the information installed in the template code and now it shows on every page … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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