Tech – for Everyone

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

Limited Time Freebies

Folks, crazy busy here (again) and I am just (for now, hope to write more later) letting you know that an alert reader has let us know about several software giveaways – available for a very limited time. These include a backup “timeline” program (similar to Apple’s “Time Machine”) and a cool Task Manager replacement (for you ‘power users’ out there) and more.

If you like free software – and who doesn’t? – click here and read the details (posted as Comments).

And a big thank you to the reader (you know who you are).

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Bonus: Here’s Why I Do Not Do Facebook…

Thought I would throw this article out there from MSNBC – The Redtape Chronicles , titled: Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private posts, guess again. Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information” […] Read more..

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Gotta run. Hope to get back here.. but if I don’t, have a great day yawl!

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March 6, 2012 - Posted by | computers

2 Comments »

  1. Man, if I could stop Facebook in it’s tracks I would. It’s turned my wife into an online zombie, on Facebook every waking moment. Spending cash we don’t have. Chatting with guild members when she’s not spending $$$. It’s designed to make you need to be there 24-7 or you lose points, status, or whatever. I don’t know exactly what’s going on as I’ve never had a Facebook account.

    I’m disabled and need my wifes help in many instances, but I’ve lost her to this stupid “social” game site. Sometimes I don’t even eat unless I decide to get mad and demand she stop long enough to fix my one and only meal a day. Due to privacy issues I don’t care to join up, but I see there is a trap that they have cleverly designed to ruin peoples lives, all in the name of the almighty dollar. There should be a law against it, but it’s an addiction (disease) and that can’t be legally controlled. Weird that she never had any addiction issues before Facebook came along.

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    Comment by yoinjoco | March 6, 2012 | Reply

    • yoinjoco,
      First let me say that I do thank you for sharing this with us.. but then let me confess that I have no real clue as to how to answer you.

      No clue.

      I am reasonably confident that many – more knowledgeable than I in such matters – might advise seeking counseling, if that is a possible thing for you.

      And I am reasonably sure that Facebook isn’t going away any time soon.

      I guess.. all I can say is.. well, that you have my sympathy on this one, and that I hope your wife will come back and join us here in the real world..

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      Comment by techpaul | March 6, 2012 | Reply


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