A little program that I now can’t live without

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I love little pieces of software that focus on a single problem and solve it efficiently. A while back I found something that does this, and now I use it every day. In fact, if it’s turned off for some reason, I notice the difference almost immediately. And it’s free.   Here’s the problem: […] Read more »

How to rename 1000 images in 32 seconds or less

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You just got back from the trip of a lifetime. For some people that would be a cruise to Alaska, for others it might be a guided tour through the Holy Land of Israel, and for some it could be visiting some of the old castles of Ireland. Personally, I would enjoy any of them. […] Read more »

The magical CTRL key in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word does so much more than any of us can imagine. I could probably create a whole blog just on MS Word tips and tricks. Today, I’ll show you some of the cool things you can do in Word by using the CTRL key in combination with some other keys.   The Control […] Read more »

Microsoft simultaneously issues some good news and some deceit

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I’m not sure what to think about Microsoft lately. They’re sending good and bad messages. Recently, they issued some really good news about Internet Explorer, but they also made some statements about Windows 7 that seem to be designed to deceive.   The good news: Internet Explorer, the web browser that we love to hate, will […] Read more »

How to change your font in a Facebook post

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Part of the fun of Facebook is seeing something new, or learning to do something you never knew was possible. Unfortunately, most of what is posted on Facebook is just fake junk that gets repeatedly posted because people don’t research or verify; they just click the “Share” button. But what I’m telling you about today […] Read more »

How to show folder sizes in Windows

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Some things seem so obvious. But, just about every week (if not every day) some new “research study” comes out with an end result that any reasonable person with half a brain could have come up with. And we the taxpayers are often paying for these ridiculous things! Some important “findings” include “students who do […] Read more »

Filter out the garbage in Facebook’s news feed

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I like Facebook. It has a lot of good and useful features. But it also has a lot of stuff I don’t want or need. There are a couple of tools I use to filter out all the garbage in Facebook so I don’t waste time on stuff I’m not interested in.   Anyone […] Read more »

Charge your phone with a cup of coffee (someday)

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I love new technology and I just heard about this recently. It’s not available to the general public yet, but it’s a good possibility that you’ll see this (or something similar) in the future.   This is a project called Heat Harvest. The Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design gave 12 people a couple of […] Read more »

How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon

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There are some things in life that are really obnoxious and annoying. Car dealer commercials. A dog that’s left outside and barks for hours on end early in the morning or late at night. Politicians who will promise anything to get elected. Computerized telemarketing calls on your cell phone. People who make an appointment then […] Read more »

How to save disk space, and reduce the size of your backup

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Last week I told you about how my backup process saved all of my critical data twice in the last couple of months. One of those backups is called a system image backup and it saves EVERYTHING on your hard drive. As a result, that backup can be pretty big. Today we’ll talk about an […] Read more »