What is the difference between Windows 8 and the Unaffordable Care Act (UCA)?   The Internal Revenue Service does not work for Microsoft , from James Kendricjk,. ZDNET: It seems only a few months have passed since Windows 8.1 was released, probably because it was, and we’re already hearing about ‘Threshold’. This is the next big […]

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davidl on November 17th, 2012

As a public service, from USA Today: How to add a Start menu to Windows 8 It is the older, but wiser, Windows for me.

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davidl on November 13th, 2012

Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, fizzles. The new version is a no starter, from Useless Toady: 6:29PM EST November 13. 2012 – The firing of Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, just 15 days after the launch of Windows 8, raises questions about whether there will be a return of the traditional Windows Start Menu. I […]

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davidl on December 25th, 2011

GoDaddy gets spanked by by the nerds,  from Tom Cheredar, Venture Beat: Hosting and domain registrar company Go Daddy has lost more than 37,000 domains in the past two days due to the company’s wishy-washy stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act. The fleeing domains comes as a result of the intense backlash from customers […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on April 6th, 2010

El Rushmo smacks Dumbo. You knew it was coming.  Rush Limbaugh knocks the legs out from under Barack Obama. As does Ben Stein, American Spectator: There are words for national leaders who attempt to appease their enemies while at the same time shaming and humiliating their friends. One of the kindest of the words is […]

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Eric Florack on January 9th, 2010

The LA Times is reporting: Art Clokey, the creator of the whimsical clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., after battling repeated bladder infections, his son Joseph said. He was 88. Clokey and his wife, Ruth, invented Gumby in the early 1950s at their Covina home shortly […]

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on December 16th, 2009

By Karen Jones, JonesToTheGrindstone.com I am building a catalog of tools and equipment to better ease us through our days—as we live amongst those who just don’t “get” us, want to “get” us, or even notice us as needing to be “gotten”. On top of the list of regular disturbances to be eased is sifting […]

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As a business owner, tax payer and elected official, I freely admit that I am VERY skeptical when the government warns me about anything. Government typically causes more problems than they solve, and it’s in their own best interests (power, taxes, etc) to have a crisis du jour and keep people alarmed and afraid. Fearful […]

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Eric Florack on August 13th, 2009

Les Paul, the guitar legend, has  reportedly died., over in White Plains, NY.

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Eric Florack on June 19th, 2009

As a result of having the ability to carry several hundred books in my ‘smart phone”… a Palm Treo, I now find myself catching up with a number of the classics, mostly because they were the easiest to obtain in a format that could be converted to my phone… but more because I’ve begun to […]

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Eric Florack on March 25th, 2009

From the Palm Treo, in the field: I’m finding blogging from my Treo to be a liberating and yet frustrating experience. One of the problems is a lack of capacity for cutting and pasting URL’s in the Native web app… Blazer. Another problem is speed. While I love that wheb I have an article idea, […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2009

Back on the 11th of this month, I posted a quick note from my Palm Treo, asking about those DVD’s Obama gave Gordon Brown. Were they even playable, I wondered, given the technology changes between the states and the UK.   Wrong region, and wrong encoding scheme.  Person giving the gift being clueless. By way […]

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Eric Florack on March 11th, 2009

Just a passing thought…. Those DVD’s that Obama gave Gordon Brown almost as an afterthought… Were the even PAL encoded? The Brits, you see, have a different and incompatible TV system. Usually, their disks won’t work in our cheaper players, nor theirs in ours. (Admittedly, the better players can shift modes) So, did our gift […]

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Eric Florack on March 7th, 2009

Well, I finally got my Treo 650 working. There are a few odd issues with it, (And we’ll discuss those later) …but for the most part the thing is wonderful, particularly given the $50 I paid for it. I’ve gotten the unlimited bandwith deal, since I consume bandwidth in staggering amounts even while mobile. One […]

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