Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Nothing is wrong with your ‘feed’…

Folks, no there’s nothing wrong with your ‘feed’ (aka ‘subscription’) – I simply haven’t posted anything new in a long time. And, tbh, don’t know if there will be anything anytime soon.

I really don’t have anything new to say. And who wants to hear, “See? I told you so!“, or, “Dudes! You gotta scrap this tech! ALL of it! Start over!” anyway?

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Today’s quotable quote:When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” ~ Billy Ocean(?)

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

May 19, 2017 Posted by | computers | 6 Comments

The wackiest, weirdest gadgets of CES 2017

Folks, in case you don’t know, The Consumer Electronics Show is where companies bring out new technology products.. it’s a chance to look into the future. And also a chance to see what the big brains think we (the ‘average consumer’) want.. or will want someday.

Not only do I NOT want any of this.. I really wish they weren’t developing it. Half of it has kinda scary implications.. But, here you go –> Your glimpse into the future is here:

* The wackiest, weirdest gadgets of CES 2017

I really hope zero people buy any of that. Ever.

But you know people will.

Because they’re.. well.. humans.

Today’s quote:How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

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January 9, 2017 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, News, tech | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Out with the old…


Image courtesy of Easy Scraps

I don’t know about you, but I’m always glad to put ‘election years’ behind me.

Be safe & sane in your celebrations, and I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year!

Today’s quote:Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

December 31, 2016 Posted by | advice | Leave a comment

Season’s Greetings

I have said this before, but I’ll say it again:

Cheer up. Take deep breaths.
I know folks get a little stressed out this time of year. Rude, even.
And holiday travel can be a real challenge to the psyche (even if you’re lucky enough to not to have your flight canceled..)
And I know all about crass commercialism, and how advertisements make watching TV nigh on impossible… (do you REALLY think I am going to buy a new car as a Xmas gift??) and remind us there are such things as electric razors, but..
Just breathe.
Count your blessings.
Chant “ohm… ohm… ohm…” if that’s what works for you.

I have a policy: if I encounter rudeness and stress? I counter it with a double-dose of civility, courtesy, and charm. Yes! Go ahead and take that parking space I’ve been waiting 10 minutes for! Godspeed to you! No worries, another will open in a jiffy!
Lead by example.

Don’t forget, nor lose sight of, what’s important (hint: it ain’t getting that FitBit gift-wrapped and to the Post Office..)

And even though my timing is a wee bit early, allow this grouchy curmudgeon to wish you safe travels and the very happiest of holidays.

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Today’s quote:The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

December 21, 2016 Posted by | blogging | 2 Comments

Are these people nuts?

Folks, the tech industry is talking about upcoming “improvements” to Windows 10. Which of course is an indicator of the evolution of our devices.. and what the big brains at the billion dollar companies think we want..

* Windows 10: Ten missing and highly anticipated features due in 2017

A look at the most significant changes due to hit Microsoft’s evolving OS in the coming year.Read more..

Okay.. I don’t want ANY of that. Do you? (Are you ‘eagerly anticipating’?) Would you even call these ‘improvements’?

The only one I think worthy of mention is for a browser I’ll never use.

I’m going to replace my desktop with a phone..? I guess marijuana is legal in the State of Washington? Cuz they gotta be high.

… It’s like they spend so much time in their labs, they have a complete disconnect with human psychology.. The numbers telling them that people are desperately clinging to Windows XP and Office 2003 must utterly baffle them.

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December 7, 2016 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, Microsoft, mobile, News, PC, software, tech, Windows, Windows 10 | , , , , | 3 Comments

STEMs toy ideas

Amazon’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math gift toy ‘category’ might be of interest to a few of you. If you are, click here https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=s9_acss_gb_cg_HTLLPCGB_4a1?node=10054374011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=events-center-c-5&pf_rd_r=48YWSPTNSV9Z93E6PXZQ&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_p=ed09b6ac-6ff0-406f-863f-4a53593203e2&pf_rd_i=HTL_desktop

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December 4, 2016 Posted by | shopping for | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment