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The auto-correct muse

December 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments

We’ve all probably had those auto-correct moments, often not discovered until you’ve sent something embarrassing out for the world to read. A Facebook friend (the brother of a very good friend and former neighbor) had his own auto-correct moment, but turned it into one of the most hilarious short posts I’ve read in quite a […]

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Tags: Computers

Caution suggested when viewing video from local news

November 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Here’s something else to worry about–a friend reports that he picked up a a nasty bit of adware while watching a video from Hawaii News Now. “Be very careful watching video from local news,” he concluded. Here’s his email describing what happened. I just had my first miserable experience with Adware on my new MacBook […]

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Tags: Computers · Media

Computer woes unfortunately return

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Continuing woes at my hosting service knocked by site out all morning. It’s been coming back online intermittently, but then quickly goes “down” again. It started with “an attack targeting another site on the server,” according to their tech people. But although the initial attack was thought to have been quickly responded to, my site […]

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Tags: Blogs · 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