Category Archives: Using online resources

Computer class in Reno (more)

I taught only 6 people yesterday.  Everybody kept up pretty well except one person in the back.  She just wasn’t into it.  I’m not sure what she expected out of the class, but she already had an email address and … Continue reading

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Pictures from my trip to Austin.

I told everyone about my trip to Austin, but I didn’t include any pictures. Here is a link. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=62737&id=1630646763&l=f837a152c0 I think anyone can go there. I also left favorable reviews for the Cozy Mountain Inn and Middlegate Station bar/restaurant at … Continue reading

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What you don’t know, can hurt you.

Most people think that if they install an antivirus program from some company with a BIG well-known name, they’re protected.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. The best way to get infected is to open up every email attachment from everyone … Continue reading

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How to break your computer

I have a dual boot system that can either boot up Windows 7, or Ubuntu Linux.  I decided to upgrade the hard drives on both Linux and Windows.  I put in a 250 GB drive for the Windows side and … Continue reading

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Two routers on one home network

This subject is a little deeper than I usually get. I had a wired Linksys router for my home network for a number of years.  It was fine for my three computers.  When my grandson moved his computer upstairs I … Continue reading

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Blogging plus anti-malware

Pop up “antivirus” ads on the internet…. Avoid them…. Continue reading

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Why am I not surprised.

One of the first people to contact me as a result of my new “computer presence” seems somewhat fishy (which reminds me, I just bought some of that wonderful Chilean Sea Bass for dinner tonight).  First, he told me that … Continue reading

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Facebook and Linkedin

Well, I spent the day on social media.  I put up an ad on facebook.  It’s costing me up to 2.46 a day for 31 days (I guess). They charge me per <click> and I limited it to 3 clicks … Continue reading

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My efforts to import address books

I spent quite a while today trying to import my contacts from Thunderbird to my Hotmail account ( blivit@hotmail.com ).  The hotmail account claimed to be able to import comma delimited files so I exported the address book from Thunderbird … Continue reading

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More spreading the word.

Well, the one extended care facility I visited didn’t work out very well.  First, I went to the wrong place so they directed me down the street.  The receptionist was nice, but she didn’t give me any hope of teaching … Continue reading

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