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Entries Tagged as 'Computers'

Kaiser cancels school assembly due to bullying, threats

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Kaiser High School administrators notified parents yesterday that an assembly planned for today was being cancelled due to cyberbullying and threats made via a new social app. A new social media application, Yik Yak, has resulted in what we consider cyberbullying use. Yik Yak allows users to anonymously post and connect with other users within […]

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Tags: Computers · Education

More trouble with comments

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments

[Issue finally resolved on Thursday. See note #2 at bottom.] I had a couple of reports from readers who said they were blocked from leaving comments today. So I reassured them that I would post anything that they wanted to email me. I spoke too soon. When I went to post the comments, I got […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

A Halloween attack!

October 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you tried visit here earlier today, you probably got the “server timed out” error or something like it. The site was not loading. I was in the same boat–unable to view or update the blog. I reported the problem to the hosting service, and received this reply: Thanks for the problem report. There was […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

Comment problems prompt changes

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

It should be easier to post comments here beginning this morning. After receiving several complaints from people who said they had been unable to successfully post their comments in the past few days, I deactivated the CAPTCHA anti-spam software plug-in. This had been added sometime ago in order to combat automated comment spam that was […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

Looking at the new iPhone 6

October 4th, 2014 · 6 Comments

My friend, Jim, emailed yesterday asking for my assessment of the new iPhone 6. We both bought new phones just over a week ago. Actually, I haven’t thought about it much. I’m not a “power user” of the phone, and am still in the process of discovering the combined capabilities of the new phone and […]

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Tags: Computers · Consumer issues