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Planet Earth Is Blue…

Folks, I am going to ask you to indulge me in one more video (I guess I am “on a roll”), but yes, there’s some tech, too (just scroll down). Today’s music video was sent in by a reader, who thought I might enjoy it. I did!

I have heard that song, oh, maybe.. 24,336 times in my life. But never quite like that!

Today’s Tech

* Build a complete Windows 7 safety net (by one of my fave tech How To writers, Fred Langa) Note: this is IMHO the definitive How To tutorial for disaster recovery — please read it!

Every copy of Windows 7 includes a complete suite of backup tools. The suite contains everything you need to back up (and restore) your entire system.
What’s more, after you’ve set up your initial backup, future backups happen automatically.
In fact, Windows 7 makes it so easy to set up fully automated backups, it’s almost nutty not to do it.Read more.. (please)

(‘Cuz it is nutty not to do it.)

Cyberstalking Victim Wants LinkedIn to Do More to Protect Users.

After being sexually assaulted at work, Anna Rihtar quit the job she loved to avoid her attacker. And, like many unemployed people, she turned to LinkedIn to find work. But Rihtar’s attacker followed her online. In addition to phoning, emailing, and pursuing Rihtar on Facebook and Twitter, he began cyberstalking her on LinkedIn, leaving messages that were alternately flirtatious and hate-filled…” Read more..

rocks_thumb.jpg… 24 signatures on her petition..? What the ____ is wrong with people?!?!

Sigh. Oh, well. Have a great day everybody! (And thank you, Dear Reader.)

Today’s question: If April showers bring May flowers.. what do May showers bring?

Today’s quote:If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.” ~ John A. Simone, Sr.

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May 16, 2013 - Posted by | advice, Backups, computers, digital music, digital Video, how to, Internet, News, privacy, social networking, tech, Windows 7 | , , , , , , ,


  1. I saw this a week or so ago, and thought it was incredible. Bowie has always been “out there” and done a lot of songs and movies about space, so it was so cool to hear one of his songs sung by an actual astronaut while in space!

    The guy actually has a really good voice and is very on tune, which is a plus! :) I think he’s going to get a lot of attention when he comes home for his music more than his spaciness! :)


    Comment by csaz | May 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. Paul,

    Never heard it from Space either…Chris Hadfield’s week: from commanding the space station, to being unfit to drive a car

    Chris Hadfield – YouTube

    He has been doing what the TV show Star Trek used to do…Inspiring, teaching the earthlings to check out Space once again.


    Comment by delenn13 | May 17, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I don’t think there’s any doubt we’ll be looking at space again.. if we keep breeding like we are, we’ll have no choice. But he’s pitching a hard sell in these “tough economic times”. The part most people just don’t “get” is, the dollars invested in space exploration have been proven to more than pay for themselves; and put people to (high-paying) work as a side benefit.

      But you know how the song is sung: “if we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we feed the children?


      Comment by techpaul | May 17, 2013 | Reply

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