Tech – for Everyone

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

The Best Black Friday Tech Deals

Folks, in addition to the links I recently provided in my last post, this resource provided by the folks at PC Magazine can help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

* The Best Black Friday Tech Deals

Looking for a deal this morning? Check out the best deals from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more in PCMag’s Black Friday deal rundown.” Read more..

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Today’s quote:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie

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

November 27, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, shopping for, tech | , , , , | 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

I plan to strictly adhere to this Nutrition Pyramid.

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Please accept my wishes for a safe and happy Holiday!


Please remember — we are now in prime Cybercrime Season. Let’s be careful and cautious out there. And I mean use your full powers of paranoid common sense. Guard your wallet and your purse. Drive double-carefully. Don’t open unsolicited emails. Etc., etc..

Today’s quote:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

November 26, 2015 Posted by | blogging | Leave a comment

Monday, Thanksgiving week.. (updated)

A couple of items for you, today, folks.

As you might have noticed, many retailers have started their ‘Black Friday’ sales already. I’ve been keeping my eye on Gadgets and Gizmos, and can tell you that there are deals out there that make waiting for BF (or ‘Cyber Tuesday’) unnecessary. I monitor Tiger Direct and New Egg for my tech deals (links to sales pages). And of course I check Amazon.

* Have you every been minding your own business, and happen to catch  a song that you haven’t heard in a really, really long time, and – magically – forgotten memories come flooding back? That happened to me yesterday when I heard this tune..

* And since that put me in the mood for ‘classic greats’.. here’s another for you (tho, Led Zepplin live is not for ‘everyone’):

Well.. I hope you are all having fun getting ready for your holiday.. ;)

Today’s quote: “Surround yourself with positive people and you’ll be a positive person.” ~ Kellie Pickler

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November 23, 2015 Posted by | consumer electronics, digital music, digital Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo, Video, for you

Today’s Pretty Picture:

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“A Colorful Evening” by Sandeep Pawar, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s video: (volume up a bit for best results)

Today’s quote: (Lyrics to above video)

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung” ~ Bob Dylan

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November 15, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music | 2 Comments

Items to be aware of

Folks,
I do have some reading reco’s for you.

* Windows 10 bumps up support-call traffic

“.. the volume of calls has been about double that of previous Windows releases. Most of the support questions “focused on problems with usability and a desire to revert [to Windows 7 or 8], instead of how to use the new OS,Read more..

* NSA whistleblower: No software is ‘safe from surveillance’

A former NSA official said the agency has “more resources” for surveillance than the average user can ever hope to defend against.Read more..
[I like the final sentence.]

Best for last: How Microsoft’s data case could unravel the US tech industry

The case, if lost, could see a mass exodus of international customers from the US cloud.Read more..

[Regardless of surveillance, or “data ownership” legalities. IMHO you should not trust the “cloud”. Period. Businesses? Forget it. Yet.. it keeps snow-balling..]

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Today’s quote:My favorite parable for living a positive and influential life is the Golden Rule: ‘Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.‘” ~ Tony Oller

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November 12, 2015 Posted by | cloud computing, computers, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, Microsoft, News, privacy, security, software, tech, upgrading, Windows 10 | Leave a comment

Veterans Day

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

I tip my hat.

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November 11, 2015 Posted by | blogging | 2 Comments

Sunday Beauty #211

Folks, a favor? Please do as the title of this image suggests…

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist. (Reco’d)

“Have a most excellent weekend!” by Kevin Dooley, courtesy of Flickr Commons

;)

Today’s quote:Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” ~ Joel Osteen

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

November 7, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment