Power Failures in the Internet World

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 […]

First Look at Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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 […]

Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

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 […]

Imminent End to Windows 10 Free Upgrade

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 […]

Upgrading Hard Drive to Solid State Drive (HDD to SSD) Major Benefit

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 Review: Jadaol 75-foot Flat Cat6 White Ethernet Cable

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 […]

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Expiring

"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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