Tech – for Everyone

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

A few items…

A few items a few of you might like:

1) The Secret You Need to Know About Ebooks

A select group of readers, however, had the inside scoop on all these deals and more. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply discounted ebooks that are available for a limited time.Read more…

2) A song from days past I hope will still speak to you today..

and, 3) a song I like.. and is more uptempo..

Today’s quote:If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

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

December 29, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video, Internet | , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Daily Read*

It’s a fact: over time, things grow, and expand. The Internet itself is constantly growing, and every day thousands of new websites, blogs, and ‘online services’ appear.

I find it hard to keep up! (As, other things that are constantly growing are my business and my To Do List..) I simply do not have the time to explore them all.. and I bet you don’t either. (As a matter of fact, they say over 1,000 new ‘tech blogs’ are created each month. That’s the kind of market I am in!)

Fortunately, I know a guy.

WOMPC_logo

That “guy” is Rick Robinette, and for over two years now his What’s On My PC… website has been a daily read of mine — one of the half dozen (or less) remaining “daily reads”. I cannot say enough nice things about him; but the reason I am mentioning him to you, Dear Reader, is — he is reporting on the new ‘cloud computing’ developments as they happen, and bringing us the best of this new stuff. As you can see from his list of ‘pages’, below. (With a strong emphasis on free.. which I like!)

His writing is friendly, relaxed, fun, and yes, educational. He enjoys exploring fun and useful small utilities like desktop clocks and weather reports and sticky notes. As evidence, here’s a few recent What’s On My PC… articles:

Freahly printed: Three Technological Innovations That Will Blow Your Mind

Technology never ceases to amaze me. Check out these three technological innovations that will blow your mind — a spherical flying machine; brain imaging technology that is leading us down the road to mind reading; and, ASIMO, the humanoid robot. Spherical flying machine developed by Defense Ministry’s Research Department The world’s first spherical flying machine […]” Read more..

Other samplings..

If you are at all interested in free software, useful tips, and/or want to get a feel for this “cloud computing”.. well, now you ‘know a guy’ too. Visit http://whatsonmypc.wordpress.com and find out why I cannot say enough good things about this great online resource.

I am pretty sure that if you do, Rick will become one of your “must reads” too!

* Orig post: 1/18/11

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November 18, 2011 Posted by | advice, cloud computing, Internet, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A Daily Dose of Tech

It’s a fact: over time, things grow, and expand. The Internet itself is constantly growing, and every day thousands of new websites, blogs, and ‘online services’ appear.

I find it hard to keep up! (As, other things that are constantly growing are my business and my To Do List..) I simply do not have the time to explore them all.. and I bet you don’t either. (As a matter of fact, they say over 1,000 new ‘tech blogs’ are created each month. That’s the kind of market I am in!)

Fortunately, I know a guy.

WOMPC_logo

That “guy” is Rick Robinette, and for over two years now his What’s On My PC… website has been a daily read of mine — one of the half dozen (or less) remaining “daily reads”. I cannot say enough nice things about him; but the reason I am mentioning him to you, Dear Reader, is — he is reporting on the new ‘cloud computing’ developments as they happen, and bringing us the best of this new stuff. As you can see from his list of ‘pages’, below. (With a strong emphasis on free.. which I like!)

His writing is friendly, relaxed, fun, and yes, educational. He enjoys exploring fun and useful small utilities like desktop clocks and weather reports and sticky notes. For proof, here’s a few recent What’s On My PC… articles:

If you are at all interested in free software, useful tips, and/or want to get a feel for this “cloud computing”.. well, now you ‘know a guy’ too. Visit http://whatsonmypc.wordpress.com and find out why I cannot say enough good things about this great online resource.

I am pretty sure that if you do, Rick will become one of your “must reads” too!

Copyright 2007-2011 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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January 18, 2011 Posted by | cloud computing, computers, Internet, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What’s On My PC?

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Great Site Celebrates First Birthday

Folks, we all have certain websites we visit regularly — our “Favorites” — which we’ve “bookmarked”. Today, one of my favorite blogs reached a milestone; today is its birthday.

Happy Birthday!

I read this site everyday, and I have had the privilege of getting to know the author. Rick Robinette is a “regular guy” who happens to have years  of real life IT experience. His site is about his sharing with us his joy and marvel at exploring the vast Internet, and new and exciting technology. Below is a list of his most recent articles…

Your one stop place for daily net news…

Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#20)

Commercial Grade Backup and Recovery Software for FREE

JKDefrag now called MyDefrag

Panda Cloud Antivirus in Beta2

Windows Update to be Updated

Speed Dial your way in Firefox

Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#19)

A FREE Personal Information Manager for your Flash Drive

Make your mouse smarter with these productivity tools…

Atypical Ways of How Your Data Can Be Stolen

New Tech Sites Added to Launch Pad

A FREE Multifunctional Media Converter

The NEW Google Chrome OS

Or, simply click here, and give this site a perusal. Look around some. I think you will be glad you did.

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July 24, 2009 Posted by | Internet, tech | , , , | 9 Comments

A Great Resource For The Traveler

I mentioned yesterday the happy fact that I was going into “vacation mode” (yay!). I think we can all of us agree that vacations are “good”, and that we like them. I know I sure do.

I think we can also agree that certain aspects of vacations are not so wonderful. What do I mean by that? Well, I don’t think any sane person would say “Montezuma’s revenge” and cross-country bus rides are ‘more fun than a barrel of monkeys!‘.. And then there’s airports. Love those airports.

I’m going to go a step further and posit that the person who said “getting there is half the fun” either 1) was insane, or 2) lived a century or more ago, because the actual traveling part of a vacation, the getting to your get-away destination, just bites.

I don’t think I need to list for you, and itemize, all the various ways that your “travel day” can frustrate, torment, and aggravate.

  • Missed connections & delays.
  • Your travelmates (I refer, specifically, to seatback-kickers, and shrieking babies bent on setting the world’s record for Duration Of Fit and Decibel Level Achieved).
  • Lost/Misrouted luggage.

But before you get to enjoy all that, you have to pack your bags, and that in itself is an adventure in sheer and unmitigated joy. (Not to crow too loudly, but I do pretty good — I typical only forget one vital item per trip.)

chained Tip of the day: Vacationers, particularly fliers, can vastly improve their travel day experience by outsmarting all the traveler’s gotcha’s and traveling with only one bag — an easily carry-able bag.
(Old Tech Paul has sworn off of air travel, but I have heard that the airlines are charging you extra for each item of luggage now..)

The expert one-bag traveler will have learned a great deal about:

  1. What To Pack, avoiding the temptation of lugging around too much stuff;
  2. What To Pack It In, understanding what to look for in efficient & effective luggage; and
  3. How To Pack It, particularly the management of clothing so that it doesn’t get wrinkled.

This being the Age of the Internet, I figured that there must be some website with traveler’s tips for managing your luggage, and getting it down to ‘carry-on’ levels. Well I figured right: there’s only about 32 million of them. But fear not. Old Tech Paul has found for you the number one top banana El Supremo Grandé. (IMHO, of course.)

Today’s free link: Learn how to lighten your load at OneBag.com.
There’s no question: overpacking tops the list of biggest travel mistakes. Thus this Web site, offering exhaustive (some might say exhausting!) detail on the art and science of travelling light, going pretty much anywhere, for an indefinite length of time, with nothing more than a single (carry-on-sized) bag.

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July 14, 2009 Posted by | advice, Internet | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment