Category Archives: Cool Stuff On The Net

Passphrases Make Strong Passwords

Security password entryStrong computer and Internet passwords are important to avoid having your logon credentials stolen by cyber criminals. One way to create strong passwords is to use passphrases; the use of multiple words or even a whole sentence as your password. And actually, the longer the password, the stronger it is. Continue reading

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Tech Support: Believe It Or Not (Revisited)

Snake in PCThis post was first published in 2010 and has been a popular favorite since then.

As most of you know, this post is not my usual fare; but I got this one in an email from a friend and couldn’t resist…and it’s the weekend anyway. I have no idea if the photos are candid or posed, but either way, their pretty cool.  Have you seen this one yet? Continue reading

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Gold ctrl key on a keyboard.

Windows keyboard shortcuts can save you time using your computer. Keyboard shortcuts are the use of one or two keys to represent a Windows operation. For example, to copy highlighted text or graphics you can touch ctrl key plus the c key; to past it’s the ctrl key plus the p key. There are a lot of these shortcuts for all kinds of commands and functions that will save you time in your computer use.

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Protecting Your Kids Online

Desktop PC Youth“We all want the best for our children, including the ability to leverage technology. However, with technology come risks, risks that our children are often not aware of or prepared to deal with. As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure our children understand these risks and how to protect themselves. But Continue reading

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Managing Files and Folders

Solution and mouseHave you ever “lost” a document you created in the past, and wondered where it might be found on your computer? Good file and folder organization is a great help in storing your documents and data in such a manner that they will be easily found when you need them. Continue reading

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Google “Good To Know” Web Site

Google g iconGoogle, not to be outdone by Microsoft, has a web page dedicated to Internet and computer safety. It’s called Good To Know, A guide to staying safe and secure online. I’m glad to see Google provide this information source to its customer community; and I commend them for it. Continue reading

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Emoticons: Are A Bit Moody

Smile 3DWe users of the Internet and computers are involved in a lot of electronic communication in our lives every day. We do so in emails, text messages, online chats, etc. But did you ever wonder if you’re using this media to communicate as well as you could? You know, showing interest, not boring, and a little well placed levity. If you want to make your communication more interesting, give emoticons a try.

Wikipedia.org defines emoticons as follows: Continue reading

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