( education / tech / computers / internet ) "UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order marks in UTF-16 and UTF-32. UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) There are two pages every one of you might consider bookmarking:
Google Advanced Search: http://google.com/advancedsearch
Google Image Search: http://images.google.com
First, an important note: I'm 100% aware that there are other, safer search sites that don't store personal information. But t... read more
( life / health / tech / covid ) Frightened with which way to turn? Heard about all the deaths from patients who went to the hospital and died of ventilator-induced lung trauma? During the early part of the pandemic, mortality rates were as high as 97% for COVID-19 infected patients placed on a... full article hereDISCLAIMER: We ar... read more
( education / tech / computers / ai ) Just wanted to put that out there.
Think about all the times you wished you could talk to an actual human instead of a stupid voicemail system. That's just one example.
Now think about everyone and everything in your life being run by such stupidity. That is AI.
AI is nothing new. It is si... read more
( education / tech / internet / politics ) It worked against apartheid South Africa. Let's hope it works against other tyrants, in this case tech tyrants.
Take a Stand Against Big Tech
Facebook. Google. Twitter.
These tech titans seek to silence us from public discourse...and they're doing it with our tax dollars.
Each state gov... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mozilla Firefox in favor of the Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari or Chrome browsers. Of course, three of those browsers (Edge, Safari, Chrome) are owned by companies with a history of censorship, so.... you sh ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) "To build an alternate social media website with a dissenting moderation policy, you must first invent the universe. Good luck."
Read the rest of the article at theamericanconservative.com ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Read the rest of the article at artful software
Here's an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekday
SET @yr2012, @wk26, @day0;
SELECT StrToDate( Concat(@yr,'-',@wk,'-',If(@day7,0,@day) ), '%Y-%U-%w' ) AS Date;
" ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) Read the rest of the article at modernstreet.com
"Of all the good things we can do with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive, I think running a website is one of them. This is a perfect solution for web designers who need to cart along a whole bunch of designs to show potential clients.&qu ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) I keep joining these other social networking sites, only to be disappointed. The main problem is that they insist that I upload my contact list, which I refuse to do. Maybe this one -- Parler -- will work out. UPDATE: Yeah, not so much!
Here are a few other places you might find me currently (... read more
( education / tech / computers / movies-tv ) I just thought I would remind you there are alternatives to YouTube. See below:
Limited State YouTube Videos
Brand New Tube
tiktok.co ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) Very helpful website with images and explanations here.
"A computer port is an interface or point of connection between the computer and its peripheral devices. Some common peripherals are the mouse, keyboard, monitor (display), printer, speakers, flash drive, etc."... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) This, below, is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. All I wanted to do was click the link and read the article. smh
Good luck finding the actual article! :)
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( education / tech / computers / internet ) This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is "Create. Monetize. Prosper." I created a page for myself there...
UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. You have to already be well-established before they waste their time with you. Bast... I mean, bless their hearts!
They were oh ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) You will need the password for most of these.
Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.
Dad's birthday, part 2 (Apr 15, 2012)
Dad's birthday, part 1 (Apr 15, 2012)
Dad at apartment (93rd birthday) (Apr 15, 2012) No password required. It was briefly unavailable ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff.
Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition to blogging.
Go here to create a Google Ads account (for monetiza... read more
( education / tech / language ) Read the rest of the article at Earbud-like-device-claims-boost-linguistic-skills-zapping-ear.html
"The simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer's ability to learn new words, say the University of Pittsburgh team behind the research new..."... read more
( culture / music / tech ) Cool! I am getting one of these. I am including an affiliate link here. This sounds like a scam post, but I really am going to buy this! :)UPDATE: Piece of crap. Do NOT waste your time or money. There is a constant hum in the background of my sample recorded songs (side 1 of End of the Innocen... read more
( education / tech / appliances ) Cool! Tetra countertop dishwasher made for small spaces.
The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree.
The DUO carafe that heats water as it pours is pretty cool, too. And, no, I'm not ge... read more
( education / tech / computers ) Well, after going round and round with firmware updates, rebooting and factory resetting, the Scheduled Off feature on the R6120 Router (Firmware Version V184.108.40.206) simply DOES NOT work. And that was the only reason we bought this rather than use the WiFi function that came with our AT&T router. ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) Read the rest of the article at Computer-users-create-worlds-fastest-supercomputer-donating-processing-power.html
"Known as Folding@Home, the technology uses thousands of computers around the world to work through large sets of numbers and complicated problems...."... read more
( education / research / tech / solar ) Read the rest of the article at solar-driveways-made-from-pet-can-power-average-household/
See These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household
"You've already heard about solar-paneled rooftops, but now, a company from Hungary is powering residential... read more
( education / tech / phones ) My hero!
Read the rest of the article at rotary dial
"Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own cell phone with a rotary dial--and she is helping others to make their..."... read more
( education / tech / advice ) A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See video here.
It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on www.generac.com. He says, I was going to use a small... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below...
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delete old messages from gmail
is it down right now
canva ... read more
( education / tech / computers / friendsnews ) This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide.com! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here:
Look at that Popularity and Social Interest score! Woohoo! All zeroes, baby!Please support this website... should you be so inclined:
Buy one of my books at Am ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) Read the rest of the article at Scientific American
"The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks"
See also Senate commerce hearing... read more
( education / tech / phones ) "We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiati... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) From NeverWare.com at neverware.com
"Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only for personal use by individuals. It offers the same experience as our paid versions, but it doesn't come with acces ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Just thought we'd mention OpenDNS.com (or .org) which we use here at FriendsNews.com. It's a good parental control as well as an easy way to filter your Internet traffic. ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home!
Speaking of iPhones, if you've been lock... read more
( education / tech / computers ) Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised.
See: Ask Leo
And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly:
Hi, your account was recently hacked! Modify the pswd right now!
You do not know me me and you are definitely interested why you'r ... read more
( culture / music / tech ) I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it works!
UPDATE: I wish I'd read this first: cnet.com/news/usb-turntables-worst-ever-audio-product/... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now?
Someone emailed us about their tool here: websiteplanet.com/webtools/down-or-not, although it said this site was down, but it wasn't, so I don't know. ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) "When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... that's probably not good, says Sid Miller."
Read the rest of the article at Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer.
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( education / tech / phones ) Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories.
"We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power, said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use my Windows mach... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use my Windows mach ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human." Not that it could ever understand it, anyway. ... read more
( education / research / tech ) "A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water."See salt water filter invented. And, speaking of graphene supercapacitors... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the two operating systems.
See also Windows in virtual machine or Tu... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Here's a cool website I just learned of:
"In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, g ... read more
( education / tech / internet / shopping ) If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or Etsy, for whatever reason, you might try The Grommet or StorEnvy.
I was just reading about them and thought I'd share.
For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: alternativeto.net
Google alternatives... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ...
Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? - The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant.
Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Ma... read more
( education / tech / computers ) And then the third stage my words, not theirs will be when people realize how irritating and stupid these computers are. Consumers, otherwise known as people, will stop using services that are overly-computerized, and bosses everywhere will be forced to trash their computerized systems in favo ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat. No, I just noticed I've lost a friend.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to realize several blocks down the street that ... read more
( education / tech / politics ) "... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters."
Read the rest of the article at Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see all of these, and their trade-in value, if any. I'... read more
( education / tech / phones ) I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :) My original PDA (remember when they were called PDAs?) was a Pock ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Yes, I know Windows 8 is out, but I'm always a version or two behind at home. I'm upgrading my wife's computer, not my own. She got MS Office 2013 for $10 from work.
Incredible deal, right?. But it requires Windows 7 or 8. So, yeah, Microsoft got us in the end, but we're still getting off cheap. My ... read more
( education / tech / phones ) This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in Sprint customer support clearly did not understand the concept of nicknames and ... read more
( education / tech ) I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough
"In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet's reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of the current cost - a transformation th... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button!
I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual generator buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out all the ads.... read more
( education / tech / help / charity ) GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on Vimeo.
This is so cool!
"GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free... read more
( education / research / transportation / tech ) Read the rest of the article at Refreshing News: Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control
"Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go beyond the capabilities of human-piloted vehicles, cars... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar... read more
( education / tech ) MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings
"A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to stir some grass clippings into a bag of cheap chemicals, paint the mixture on... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having ... read more
( life / health / tech ) Read the rest of the article at This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer)
"This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer). No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she's standing - a remarkable new technol... read more
( education / research / tech ) Cool!
Read the rest of the article at Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible.
"You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this doesn't happen,"... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsRead the rest of the article at How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account.
A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to cra... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America! and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is.
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, bu ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share:
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( culture / movies-tv-video / tech ) Got the new tv antenna Read the rest of the article at UPS last night. That super saver/slow boat shipping from Amazon was not very slow, after all! So, today I'll be installing it. Just wanted to mention that in case I'm killed in the process.
You'll at least know what happened to me. It says... read more
( education / tech / phones )
12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something's broken" or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields.
12:34:14 PM : Vicki: Hi Bill. I am sorry for the incon... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites
-- ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose Detect language in the Translate from... box. It told me the word was Danish.
Look here: translate.Google.com/ ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free acco... read more
( education / tech / phones ) Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I had to increase my allowed minutes from 300 to 450 because I went ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326
By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the following:
1.Right-click on your desk ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) Q: I had some problems with this program. I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now. However, I've lost my contacts - the folder is blank. The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up. Do you have any idea how I can restore my contacts list? A ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) Read the rest of the article at Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up. For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart correctly. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer?
ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, here's how. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for browsing folders through My Computer or whatever, anyway. The way you fix THAT is to set the view the ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3. I hated version 3. But, it turns out, version 4 is no better. It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, S ... read more
( education / tech / computers / repair ) If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected! Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT! It's a trick. As soon as you click on it, you're infected. Here's an article on the subject.To kill that pop-up, right-click on the taskbar (at the bottom with ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) A note about screensavers
Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things just cau ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that?
ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than (>%gt;) sign and make that space wider.
OR just temporarily expand th ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem
220.127.116.11 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com
Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) "Their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC" Read the rest of the article at Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / hardware ) This looks promising, environmentally-responsible ink from Dell. Ihave no idea if it's any good. Leave a comment below and let us know:accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx?cus&cs19&len&sdhs&topicnextlife-ink ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Al... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THE ... read more
( education / tech / computers / hardware ) "Welcome to 4AllMemory.com, trusted since 2001. We now have upgrades for 111,914 models (and counting). We guarantee your computer performance will be increased."
Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): http://thefrist.org http://fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more
( education / tech / computers / hardware ) Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online storage account. Here's the article: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/clickonline/8711747.stm ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were stil ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to Unsubscribe from this sender. The advantage of this is that it will be Gmail's serv ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) None of these links work anymore.
A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo.com/ videosnag.com/ There are probably a hundred others. :) In a similar vein,... read more
( education / tech / computers ) PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder? The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them visible there.
SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages. ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - firstname.lastname@example.orgEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clean Room (if necessary): $300.00 (Clean ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) QUESTION: isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / hardware ) PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it apart, or some ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click NextYou can use the same s ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where you ... read more
( education / tech / computers / advice ) Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about an ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) A heads-up on ransomware, still a huge problem
Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes. ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word Options (under ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office… and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click ... read more
( education / tech / computers / software ) CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on their site and give them your email address. Hopefully it's worth it ... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four different browsers, so cook ... read more
( education / tech / computers ) QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no security on it ... read more