pranks on computers–the outcome!

Eva suggested I wait to come home to prank my son Sam and boy am I glad I did!  Sam loves to use the computer – Youtube, games, homework (possibly in that order) are all activities he uses the family computer for.  About the only time he isn’t using it, is when he’s eating, at…

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pranks on computers–the modern version…

Earlier this week a friend Sjonia posted a comment on Facebook…  First you should read this All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confer no rights. The inclusion of any key sequences does not imply endorsement by Microsoft to press said referenced keys.  Pressing the said keys is at your own risk. …

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the windows 8 logo

Last week at an event with Intel, we featured the Fujitsu Q702 which I assumed was preproduction because the new Windows 8 logo was featured on it.  I was informed that it is a production unit today with Windows 7!  Check it out here on Microsoft’s OEM Newsroom site and here on Fujitsu’s site.  There’s…

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web therapy season 2 and the movie ted

I watched the very first episode of Web Therapy on Showtime, but hadn’t kept up with it.  Last weekend when I watched the Season 2 premiere I noticed that Fiona Wallice was using Skype on her Mac to communicate with her patients (her new “modality” is using Skype and to only offer 3 minute sessions)….

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troubleshooting hardware and mouse without borders

Sometimes it takes a while for me to try something at home.  I finally was able to troubleshoot an issue with Windows 7 on a desktop.  The video once I installed Windows 7 64 bit was blank.  I had a suspicion that the all in one thought it was displaying video on an external monitor…

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powerpoint 2010 – broadcast a presentation

i have begun to broadcast my powerpoint presentations using the powerpoint 2010 feature and will give a quick tutorial in this blog post.  from the office 2010 backstage view (which you access from the file menu) under save and send you can setup to broadcast your slide show. there is a public powerpoint broadcast service…

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windows photo viewer vs windows fax and scan

i got a question today that i’m hoping is answered by using a built in windows 7 program that isn’t the default for a particular file type.  windows 7 includes both a photo viewer and a fax and scan program.  i’m going to be doing some investigation into the two and will post additional information as…

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sun city computer club presentation

this morning i presented at the largest computer club i am involved with (over 900 members and probably 200 at the meeting). we spoke about windows live essentials and windows live writer.  i posted the beginning of this post, and thought before the end of december i should put together a summary of 2011.  i…

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usb 3.0 performance

wow!  last week i purchased an asus n73s notebook with sound from bang & olufsen and liked it so much i got my son an asus n53.  at the top of the feature list was the blu ray player, but having usb 3.0 bootable port in a laptop for windows 8 performance improvements is night and day.  i…

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consumerization at home

i’m working from home today and the kids have started school just yet.  this afternoon it occurred to me that every single member of our family was working on a computer.  most of us are using a laptop, but occasionally someone is using a tablet or slate.  three of us have smart phones and there…

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