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The Scene of This World Is Changing - Universities

Maybe I'm just old. I don't know. Elementary education changes over time have been a source of grumbling. And from my perspective, rightly so. The schools seem to have lost focus on what is truly important. Standardized tests frighten school systems. But
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Posted by on October 16, 2018

Printing Address Labels Now IMPOSSIBLE or is it

Spreadsheet For many years I have kept a spreadsheet with all the addresses for my Christmas Card list and faithfully updated it as people have got married, moved house or died. Each year I used that list to print out roughly 80 address labels for the env
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Posted by on November 30, 2018

Hacked Off

There was an extremely annoying hack of IT sites this week. As far as I can make out, one of the plugins that is used for Word Press sites was maliciously altered, so that everyone who had it installed got unwanted attacks on their websites. Plugins A pl
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Posted by on November 16, 2018

Power Corrupts, So Does Technology

You've heard the old adage: power corrupts - absolute power corrupts absolutely. And you'll have to admit, there is truth in this statement. But the principal applies to more than just political power.TechnologyTechnology corrupts in that it is no respecte
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Posted by on November 25, 2018

Printing Address Labels Now IMPOSSIBLE or is it

Spreadsheet For many years I have kept a spreadsheet with all the addresses for my Christmas Card list and faithfully updated it as people have got married, moved house or died. Each year I used that list to print out roughly 80 address labels for the env
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Posted by on November 30, 2018

Power Corrupts, So Does Technology

You've heard the old adage: power corrupts - absolute power corrupts absolutely. And you'll have to admit, there is truth in this statement. But the principal applies to more than just political power.TechnologyTechnology corrupts in that it is no respecte
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Posted by on November 25, 2018

Hacked Off

There was an extremely annoying hack of IT sites this week. As far as I can make out, one of the plugins that is used for Word Press sites was maliciously altered, so that everyone who had it installed got unwanted attacks on their websites. Plugins A pl
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Posted by on November 16, 2018

The Scene of This World Is Changing - Universities

Maybe I'm just old. I don't know. Elementary education changes over time have been a source of grumbling. And from my perspective, rightly so. The schools seem to have lost focus on what is truly important. Standardized tests frighten school systems. But
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Posted by on October 16, 2018

Inventors Seldom See the Big Picture

I read what should have been a light, interesting if relatively unimportant, article on the invention of the push lawn mower. Fellow writer Anthony Davis provided this link: Who Made That Lawn Mower? The article triggered a chain of thoughts in my mind.
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Posted by on October 10, 2018

Nostalgia? Do You Remember: When LINKS were Always Blue?

When I first heard anything much about computers that was of any real interest to me, it had to do with computer games. There was this game called ZORK. It was a simple text game. If you're old as the hills, you may have heard of it. I played it and was f
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Posted by on September 24, 2018

Spamming the First Initial of Your Name

Well, perhaps you are one of those who use as your email address your first initial and last name. Let's make up one. Say your name is Hermione Svelt. So you go by HSvelt@howdydoodymail.com Now spammers are not partial. They spam everyone they can reach.
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Posted by on September 24, 2018

One Spam/Scam Email Introduction

One of the easiest forms of spam/scam to recognize is an email that begins... "From the Desk of..." Simply delete. This form of English is employed by spammers from smaller English-speaking countries famous for their effort to ensnare those desirous of
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Posted by on September 17, 2018

I Never Heard of This Browser - Have You UC Browser

I was checking Google Analytics concerning my website, Quirkyscience.com, when I spotted a load-speed feature. I clicked on that, and it listed various internet connection software browsers and such. One of them was called UC Browser. Why, I'd never even h
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Posted by on September 3, 2018

I managed to actually fix my Google Search Page in SeaMonkey simply by FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS

I managed to actually Fix my Google Search Page in SeaMonkey simply by FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS. It is a thing I normally do not do. That is, alter CODE in an HTML document in a browser, but since I got the instructions from a tech support guy at Mo
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Posted by on September 2, 2018