Tech – for Everyone

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

Sum Tuesday Fun

This video is a bit different than my usual Fun Video selections… Enjoy.

Smile. Things could be worse.

Today’s quote:I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 12, 2013 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

On This Day…

To any and all who have worn their nation’s uniform…

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I tip my cap.

* Football fans may want to look at http://millionfansalute.com/

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 10, 2013 Posted by | News | Leave a comment

The Week In Tech

Well, folks.. I’m kind of hard up for anything to write about today. Looking back on the week, well.. let’s review.

iphone_3g_san_francisco_1_thumb.jpg1) You probably have seen the ads, and know that the most amazing piece of technology (yet) is now available. I refer, of course, to the new iPad “Air”. I also refer to you to a recent ‘debate’ titled Are iPad/iPhone buyers suckers? and posit to you the idea that if a question is even being asked, the answer is ‘yes’.

2) And the Blackberry sale fell through. BlackBerry CEO Out As Takeover Bid Fails

BlackBerry charts yet another course as Fairfax Financial invests $1 billion and former Sybase CEO John Chen takes the interim CEO reins.Read more..

Which neither surprises nor interests me..

3) And we’ve seen these before as well:

Zero-Day attacks hit Windows, Office, Lync

Certain versions of Windows, Office and Microsoft Lync are being attacked in the wild via a new remote code execution vulnerability, says Microsoft in a disclosure.Read more..

Limo breach impacts hundreds of thousands of high-profile clients

“The CorporateCarOnline website states in bold letters: “TRUST US; YOUR DATA IS SECURE.” Hundreds of thousands of clients beg to differ.Read more..

Just a reminder: “breach” means “the hackers broke in”; and “Zero day” means “we don’t have an antidote just yet..”

4) And yet another IPO. Twitter is next, and I heard they’re hoping the company will be valued at $16 Billion.

Yes, with a “B”.

Which makes me think absolutely everyone has lost their freakin’ minds.

Didn’t Dot Com Bubble-Burst 1 teach a dang thing? Or, proved to even the densest in Dot Com Bubble-Burst 2?

5) I’m seeing some amazing prices on tech, and it’s not even Black Friday yet. Prices so good that last year I would’ve bought simply because it was so cheap. But this year, I don’t want anything, regardless of price. I’m tired of being spied on and shown commercials. I’m tired constantly having to ‘update’ and even more tired of having to reinstall backup images because the update broke my machine.

6) I understand people are voicing displeasure at Apple (well, those who bought the new iPad a mere 6 months ago, or so) because they’re finally figuring out Apple’s business model. But did that stop them from lining up outside the store? For the 5S? So they could get last year’s phone in teal or pink?

Bah.

I am no longer amused.

Today’s quote:Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 5, 2013 Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Microsoft, MS Office, News, security, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Beauty #139

Folks, here’s another interesting image for your Sunday.

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Click on image to see more by this artist

“padlock” by blondinrikard, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

(That one kind of puzzles me…)

Today’s quote:We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 3, 2013 Posted by | Digital Images | 2 Comments

Another quick reading reco

(And a Bonus)

Folks, a rather worthwhile reading reco for you today.. the kind you might want to ‘forward’ on to friends and family..

* Cookies may disappear, but privacy isn’t coming back

Annoying commercial cookies might be on their way out, but it’s all because Facebook, Google and Microsoft have better ways to track you.Read more..

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Bonus reco: The healthcare.gov website is ripe for attackers, experts say

The healthcare.gov website is slow, full of bugs and has been down a few times – all within one month of its Oct. 1 launch – and as a result it has been chastised by critics.

Last week, while attempting to use healthcare.gov to do research, software tester Ben Simo flipped on his web browser developer tools and identified a number of security issues that he found appalling.Read more..

that place (database) is a goldmine.. ]

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Bonus bonus reco: 10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

There’s no such thing as a ‘eureka’ moment. Creativity isn’t in your blood. Most great ideas aren’t original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you’ve believe for too long.Read more..

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Today’s quote:To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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November 1, 2013 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, Google, hackers, Internet, Microsoft, News, privacy, security | , , , , | Leave a comment