Tech – for Everyone

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


Wow. 2012 is more than half over. Each passing year, I feel more like time is compressing on me, and the days and weeks seem so much briefer than they used to. I sneeze, and it’s time for Christmas shopping again..

So I am going to try to slow things down a wee bit.

Summer Fun

I found this image on Julie Cantrell’s website Julie’s Journal. She is a bestselling author of childrens books, and I hope parents will visit her website.. as a way to make up for me “borrowing” this image.

More Inspiration

Many of you have seen this “viral video” from a few years ago (multiple millions did). The video is a short 1 hour and 15 minutes long. It is Randy Pausch giving a “last lecture” at Carnegie Mellon.

He was a Computer Science professor and a pioneer in the field of virtual reality, but that’s not why Tech-for Everyone readers might appreciate it. This “lecture” has been seen by over a million people and is rated 5 Stars by viewers; and was turned into a book (which enjoyed more than 85 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and there are now more than 4.5 million copies in print in the U.S. alone).

Watching it might change your life.

Mr. Pausch was the founder of the Alice project; a free program that teaches kids how to program a computer, and they don’t even know they’re learning programming.. they think they’re writing a story.
You can check it out at

Today’s reco: Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager To Get Details About Specific Running Processes

The browser I primarily use is Google Chrome. A feature in Chrome, that is little used and can be quite handy, is the built-in task manager. The Chrome Task Manager can provide you with details about the specific processes that are running (plus CPU, Network bandwidth being consumed, and a multitude of other options). The […]” Read more..

Today’s quote:Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” ~ Babe Ruth

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | advice, computers, tech | , , | Leave a comment