Last weekend, Delta Airlines suffered from a power outage in the Atlanta area. I don't know why Delta's backup generator(s) didn't keep them fully operational, but they apparently didn't. The disruption significantly affected their world-wide flight schedule for several days. This weekend was Baton Rouge's turn, with three days of heavy rain from a storm […]
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released on August 2nd and has been a mixed bag of good and bad. Despite all the testing of preliminary versions, there have been a number of reports about update failures when installing the Win10 Anniversary Update. Fortunately, I did not have anything go wrong with the upgrade itself […]
Microsoft Office provides the standard word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software and email program used in most businesses, large and small, at least in the U.S.A. As a result, there is also a very sizeable home market for Office — a large enough market that Microsoft has marketed specific "Home, " "Personal,"or "Home and Business" or […]
The deadline is rapidly approaching — Friday, July 29, 2016. After that date, if you want Windows 10, you’ll have to buy a new computer with it or buy a copy. It will no longer be free. Note Only certain Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions qualify for the free upgrade. Windows 8 Home/Professional versions […]
I mentioned in my newsletter last week that I planned to upgrade my notebook’s hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD) after upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 10. That’s what I did. After the "November (2015)" update to Windows 10, which solved many frustrations, I upgraded my main notebook from […]
Product: Cat 6 Ethernet cable, flat Seller: Jadaol® via Amazon.com Color: white Length: 75 feet Price: $15.99 (USD) Amazon Prime eligible I had previously purchased a similar Jadaol® 50-foot Cat 6 flat Ethernet cable and found it very helpful and visually unobtrusive in my den. I was delighted to receive an offer from Jadaol for […]
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax — Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings" And whether to upgrade to Windows 10 — while it’s still free! — With apologies to Lewis Carroll and his Through the Looking-Glass, and […]
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