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Top marks for Microsoft Office on iPad, iPhone

April 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Computers, Consumer issues

Okay. I’ve been an Apple Computer user since the Apple II first came out. Our first Apple was a black model sold under the Bell & Howell label. Probably very collectible today, if we hadn’t given it away after years of use. We went through a series of Apple II’s in various models and configurations, […]

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My relatively simple security camera set-up

March 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Computers

In the course of our burglary saga of the past few days, a number of people have asked about the cameras that I have installed. Here’s a brief rundown. We don’t have a full security system, although that probably wouldn’t be a bad idea, under the circumstances. Instead, I have installed two cameras, both made […]

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Gov’s office adds new positions but asks “emergency” funds for routine costs

March 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Computers, Legislature, Politics

Last week, I noticed that one of the bills that was moving along quickly, well ahead of the first Crossover deadline, was an emergency appropriation for Governor Abercrombie’s office. HB2281 asked for $132,000 on an “emergency” basis. The measure passed the house on February 5, and the Senate (in amended form) on March 4. It […]

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“Account suspended?” Wha’ happen?

February 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Blogs, Computers

If you happened to check in here early this morning, you likely got the same rude surprise that I was greeted with: “Account suspended” I immediately sent off an urgent message to my hosting service, Hostrocket.com. This is part of the reply I received explaining the problem. It looks like your service was suspended at […]

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Downsizing or upgrading? On choosing a new Mac laptop

February 8th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Computers, Consumer issues

I haven’t mentioned my recent period of digital transition. My main computer for several years has been a 15″ MacBook Pro. I bought it reconditioned in June 2010, as I recall. What I don’t remember is whether it is a 2009 or 2010 model. In any case, it gave me that wonderful amount of screen […]

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