Tech – for Everyone

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Nine, ten, eleven (and Sunday Beauty)

I have a question for you today, Dear Reader, and I am hoping you can give me some “feedback”  — are any of you using a Skype enabled home phone (or their FREETALK® Connect•Me phone adapter), or MagicJack? These are devices that use the Internet to make (cheap or free) calls. If so, would you tell me your experience? I mean.. do you recommend it?
(BTW, if you act today, you can sign up for a 30 risk-free trial of Magic Jack. Click the link above for the 4-1-1.)

Also, has anyone “automated” their home? Specifically, is anyone using Homeseer? ‘Preciate some feedback from you folks as well..

* Today is 9/10/11. I noticed that number string at 11:11. Eerie weirdness. Wonder what it means?
No.. don’t get me wrong: just because I am a born-and-bred Kallyfornyan does not mean I am “into” numerology, astrology (what’s your sign, good looking?), wearing Birkenstocks, nor granola. (But, yes, we do have plenty of those “types”..) Sometimes.. I notice things and sometimes my mind just wanders to strange places. Shrug.

Plenty of people are making an issue of the date, because we are approaching an anniversary – a 10 year anniversary. An awful anniversary.
I am not going to tell you that to me “it seems like yesterday”, but I will say that the fact that ten whole years have passed has changed my perspective on what a decade is. Wow.

* Today is Saturday, and here where I am it is a lovely day. The kind of day where I am going to try to get the chores done with enough time left over to plant my bottom in a chaise lounge and sip some iced tea. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
Because tomorrow is the day that it is, I am going to post this week’s Sunday Beauty today.

Click here to see more by this artist

“Luckiamute Falls” by Ian Sane, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s free download: Panda Cloud Antivirus

“Panda Security has a ‘new’ type of antivirus – Internet based. “FREE, antivirus service for consumers which is able to process and block malware more efficiently than locally installed signature-based products.”

Today’s quote:Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill

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September 10, 2011 Posted by | Digital Images, Internet, VoIP | , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Terrific Resource – from Microsoft

Folks, are you, or someone you know and care about, using a computer to go “online” and “surf” the Internet? (Duh. How else are you reading this!)

If so, you and they should know about Microsoft Online Safety. (I am adding it to Blogroll so readers will have a quick link.. but I suggest you are going to want to bookmark this site.)


Protect your family by learning about computer security and identity theft issues PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

Minimize the risk of cyberbullying, help kids use social networking sites more safely, and use parental controls in Microsoft products to help keep your family safer online.

Tools & How Tos


Create strong passwords, handle suspicious e-mail messages, download files more safely, and use anti-phishing technologies to keep yourself safer online.

Tools & How Tos


Get information about security updates, products, and technologies to help protect your computer. Learn the 4 steps to computer security and more.

Tools & How Tos


Read top questions asked, participate in our forum, or learn what key bloggers are saying in our community.

Security terms

Ever have questions like “What is a firewall?” or “What are cookies?” Find answers to these questions and many more on our computer security terms page.

I hope you will click some links.. and maybe, forward this info on to your friends and family.

Today’s free link: Is magicJack’s VoIP for you?

Recently while browsing in the local RadioShack, I could not help overhearing a man and woman asking the salesperson a lot of questions about the magicJack…

Have a great weekend Folks.

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September 12, 2010 Posted by | advice, computers, Internet, Microsoft, security, tech | , , , , , | 4 Comments