Tag Archives: computers

Spinning My Wheels

Remember cassette tapes? They were an invention that was made of two wheels (or spindles). Around one spindle was wrapped a metallic film. It fed through a plastic shell, and came around a track to connect to the other spindle. … Continue reading

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Action and Adventure: Trying to play a movie on the COBY MP600-4G

My specific goal was to convert Disney’s The Princess and the Frog from DVD to the COBY player. To quote Lewis from the movie, “Oh, I tried once. It didn’t end well.” Continue reading

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Writing at work

At work, I routinely answer questions from customers. I can usually handle most questions thrown at me. I’m pretty good at crafting a thoughtful response. But this one had me stumped. Continue reading

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Setting Up “Out of My Mind” Auto e-mail Notifications

Outlook allows automatic “Out of Office” responses to email, but I would like to send automatic “Out of My Mind” replies to all email messages I receive. How can I do that? Continue reading

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If you have never been an administrator for a web site – even as small as this one is – you’d be amazed at the volume and wide range of comments being offered to my articles. Continue reading

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Exploring new features on facebook

Ryan… has just activated the new feature “facebook esp” How cool is that? Just think it and it goes on facebook! Whoa! What will they come up with next?
About 59 minutes ago * Updated via facebook esp. Continue reading

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Email Delivered – Message Altered

As the clerk of my local Church congregation, one of the leaders emailed me a draft document outlining the 2009 missionary plan, which I was to forward to the other leaders. Before hitting send, I noticed that his Internet service … Continue reading

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Low on Memory

Here’s an analogy I’ve used often to describe to people what happens when a computer is low on memory. I cannot fully claim it for myself – I heard the concept somewhere, and perfected the story to make it my … Continue reading

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A P.C. Tale (eat an Apple and enjoy)

I own both a pencil and a pen. Both of them can be used to write on paper. In some situations, I have used a pencil. When need arises, the pencil does the job for me. But more often, I … Continue reading

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Fun Fact # 235

Fun Fact # 235: Why you might want to proof-read the message before you let your office’s computer tech use YOUR email address to to send out a message to the rest of the company (because they might think you … Continue reading

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