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Capturing Webinars

Lately I've been attending a lot of webinars. Unfortunately, during webinars, I've been getting interrupted or otherwise distracted (which can happen when the kitchen is taking five months to remodel). Also, I don't always want to wait for a link from the webinar...

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Basic Tools and Knowledge Would Help Journalism

KOMONews.com Joins the Sloppy Journalism Club On May 7, 2017 KOMONews.com (KOMO TV, Seattle) posted this short story. SEATTLE -- A man was fatally wounded in an overnight shooting in White Center, Seattle police said. Police say a fight broke out around 2 a.m., near E...

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Clean Your Computer

Extend Computer Life I frequently run into folks who have NEVER cleaned the inside of their computer. Take a look at my own computer! It was way overdue for a cleaning and these pictures show what I found. Dust build-up clogs creates heat problems in two ways: dust...

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Eugene Cernan

Man on the Moon Picture Many years ago I drove a car from Seattle to a Chicago suburb in what was then known as a "drive-away" car. Basically, the car needed to be moved from point A to B and drivers, such as myself, would drive the car, paying only for gas. This was...

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Amazon Echo Dot on the Go

Echo Dot Power Draw You can do some interesting things with the Amazon Echo. The first thing to do is determine how much power it draws. My measurements showed a pretty steady 0.37 amps, peaking at .50 to .60 amps on start up. Upon learning that the power draw was...

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Better WiFi Manager for Windows 10

End Windows WiFi Frustration The brilliant boys across the lake from me at Microsoft thought it would be smart to reduce the ability to manage WiFi connections in Windows 10. On my computers with Windows 10 the refresh option has disappeared. Removal of that option...

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Turn Youtube Video into Audio Podcast

Youtube as Resource Youtube is a great resource for all kinds of information. Frequently, the important part of a Youtube video is not the video, but the audio. I like to listen to conference panels and other discussions while driving or doing housework or taking a...

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Sometimes 3g is better than LTE

I've been traveling lately. Recently to the ocean. See below. And then to Lincoln, Nebraska. As I move around I take with me a couple portable internet devices. One is a Sprint Gateway (by Netgear) with ethernet ports on the back. This is in the picture above in the...

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Reducing Cell Phone Costs

Only a few people I know do not have a smart phone. That is one way to reduce cell phone cost. For myself, I have two smart phones. One has an area code in my home town for relatives, who are not terribly tech savvy and are still using copper line phones. Yep, these...

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Buying Local at Amazon Prices

Near me is an Office Depot. I like buying there when ever I can, because I want the local resource to stick around. However, I'm not always keen on their prices. I discovered a while back that my Office Depot store will match the price of the same item found on and...

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