Tech – for Everyone

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

Couple of quick thoughts today…

A couple of people have tried asking me questions (at least, I think that’s what they were doing) by entering their question into the Search window. That will not work! The Search feature works like a typical search engine, with the codicil that it looks through this website only. Like all search engines, it looks for matching words (or, strings of words) and so it is a very handy tool for looking for answers I may have already posted.
For instance, if you want to find out what I’ve written about McAfee, enter “McAfee” into the little Search window and hit Enter. Your page will reload, and all the articles which contain the word “McAfee” will appear, with the most recently published on top.

If you have an article-specific question, you can post it as a Comment. At the bottom of each article there is a blue-text link that says “Comments” (or, “No Comments” if no one has post any yet). Click on this link, and a Submit Comment window will open, and you can type your question there. The form asks for some of your details, such as your email address, but I have set things so that you can leave these blank if you prefer, and still post your comment/question.
But keep in mind that the whole world can see your “Comment”… (not that they will…)
Also, Dear Reader, you may find some additional answers, or further discussion of the topic, in the “Comments”, so take a look at them too.

But if you have a general question or topic idea, or simply would like to write to me directly in a more private forum, the best way is to send me an email. The address here is Believe it or not, I do reply, and your question just may find its way into an article if I believe it is a question whose answer can benefit “everyone”.

Thot#2: Loyal Friends and True of this series know that I wrote about Bob Barker’s retirement from so many years of hosting The Price is Right, and an article that indicated that Drew Carey would take over the job.

Well, Drew did indeed take over the job and has been hosting the show for a while now. And I must say, I think he’s doing a pretty good job. The show is just as much fun to watch as it was under the stewardship of the Master. Someone at CBS made an excellent decision. Agree? Disagree? Post your opinion as a Comment!
(I know: that whole train of thought doesn’t really belong here.. but, gee, I’m only human.)

Tip of the day: Some of you may have gotten into the habit of occasionally removing your laptop’s battery and letting it drain completely. This was good practice, but that is no longer the case if your laptop (or replacement battery) is the newer Lithium Ion (LION) type. If your battery is a LION, it will do much better if constantly charged– leave it alone.

Free link of the day: (A Reader’s Comment reminded me of this site.) Hip. Cool. And a “visit daily” website, a “must” for those of you who appreciate a super-bargain, check out Woot. It will make you smile, even when the featured bargain doesn’t interest you.

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November 20, 2007 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, tech, Windows | Leave a comment