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Friday Fun (And More) At The End Of May

This week has been a rather busy one at my shop, and I have not had time to write new articles. Fortunately, tech blogger (and friend) Rick Robinette is always posting something interesting, and I can use him as a “sub” — I am sure you can find an interesting topic (and get your ‘tech tip fix’) from this list of his recent articles…

“..I did experience a TV Screen Size issue, in the Windows Media Center, where the TV display aspect ratio was locked into the 4:3 (square display) mode and would not let me change it to the 16:9 (widescreen display) mode.”

My “go to” online internet radio source is RadioTuna. It has been my favorite for nearly a year and half…”

Have you ever noticed that when you go to print out a web page, what you see is not what you always get? “

Recently I was looking for a way to autohide the bookmark bar in the Google Chrome Browser.

Hopefully you are already familiar with Rick’s website; but if you are not, do yourself a favor and click a link and take a look. He is one of my few remaining “daily reads”.

Elephant Is Bigger Than The Moon: Did you hear about Kathy Evans on the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Supposedly the dumbest human ever, right?

Hate to tell you, but that email is a hoax (see this Snopes article) as are most “forwarded” emails. But, apparently enough people believe this one.. I am kind of glad it isn’t true… ‘cuz if it was? What would that say about the American public education system?
Oh. Yeah. The same thing everyone’s been saying for decades…
* The key to successful lying – put as much truth in the lie as possible.

Today’s quotable quote:Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.  ~ Henry Ford

Today’s fun video:

Kind of made me wonder about the “news commentators”… but they are being paid to talk..

Bonus reading reco: Android apps to get the summer party started

A good way to have a good summer season is by using smartphone apps to help make the best of those fun times. Here are some good Android apps to get the summer party started.

A pretty picture..

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I am going to be slaving away this whole weekend, but I hope you all have a good (leisurely) one!

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May 27, 2011 Posted by | advice, Android, computers, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Johnny Depp car crash death video leads to malware

A fake story about Johnny Depp’s dying in a car crash has been exploited by hackers, who have used it to spread malware. This hoax had/has a lot of people clicking! Learn more at http://www.sophos.com/blogs…

This video demonstrates this attack.

[Note: thanks to Graham Cluley]

January 25, 2010 Posted by | cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam | , , , , , , | 1 Comment