Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to disable the Facebook nostalgia posts

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I’ve been really trying to filter out all the stuff that shows up on my Facebook news feed. Facebook does have some positive benefits, but wow – there is so much stuff on there that I don’t care about. Not that it’s necessarily bad stuff (although some of it is really terrible) – it’s just […] 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 »

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 »

How my backup saved me TWICE in the last two months

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Yes, here I am again preaching to you about backing up your computer. But this time, it’s from a personal point of view and it has to do with my own primary desktop computer. I’ve had two different, major problems in the last two months so I wanted to tell you about what happened and […] Read more »

Analysis of a scam email

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If no one ever opened a scam/spam email, the spammers would stop sending them. If you have checked your spam folder lately, you know that the flow of spam doesn’t seem to have slowed down much. One reason I like Gmail is that their excellent spam filters keep that garbage out of my inbox. But […] Read more »

Quick way to see if a website is malicious

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Every day, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of new malicious websites coming into existence on the internet. It’s very common now, when you do a Google search, for many of the search results to be websites that you should definitely not click on. You’d think Google would have that figured out by now, so that […] Read more »