Category Computing

Eating the Elephant

I’m really very sorry that accounting for my daily computer hygiene is about as interesting as describing trimming the toenails. But the PC to Mac transition is what consumes me in the recent past and especially in the near future,…

MacIntimidated But Moving Ahead

Generally, I’m a cautious person, especially when it comes to doing something where the stakes are high, my base of knowledge is low AND most particularly when there’s a good bit of expense involved. All three conditions exist with my…

Hard Driven, Time Wasted

Yesterday was a day lost. Partly, it’s my fault to have become distracted in news stories, new software toys and clouds moving past my window. But mostly, it was the Plug and Cuss hardware that came yesterday from B&H–a Western…

Get a Clue: Interclue

  I have my geekly moments, and have installed (and then uninstalled) more shareware and freeware than I care to remember. I download one in a hundred I read about, and keep one in twenty of those. So the odds…

This Is Your Brain: On the Web

brain: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com via kwout Some, like Marshall Kirkpatric at ReadWriteWeb, believe it might not be long before Google (with ads support) will offer human brain chip interfaces to the web. All web, all the…

Co-laboration

Two large family dogs playing in the snow? Nope. Two computer users sharing a common screen–yours, or theirs. And how I wish I’d had something like–if not just exactly this: CROSSLOOP …when my mom was struggling with the simplest email…

Better BETTER GMAIL

I was growing weary of watching gmail grind and grind to bring up my messages–so much so that I started using Opera only for Gmail since it was so much perkier than FireFox plus Gmail. I almost considered going to…

That Sinking Feeling

A sour note in the PC to MAC transition? Yes I own registered versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Indesign CS2. Yes I have a registered copy of MS WinXP Pro. Yes I want to continue to run them on…

Gmail Hell

This may help somebody out there avoid the hours of frustrated sleuthing it took me to fix a broken “updated version” of Gmail. Suddenly, I couldn’t access my account–from Firefox, at least. Worked fine in Opera and MSIE. “Contact creation…

Pagii: Ready for Prime Time

I jumped the gun a few weeks back in my attempt to show you all three sets of notecards by way of an attractive webpage creation site called Pagii. What I didn’t know then was that you couldn’t view the…

Works For Me

I suppose the ratio of trial to keep is about 30:1. Shareware, freeware, even paid-for programs often bite the dust when, in real life (as we know it) a piece of software is more trouble than it’s worth. Just this…

I’m Getting MACcited!

There’s really no question anymore that I’m going to take the Apple Plunge after the first of the year. I read different numbers, but thousands of folks switch every day from PC to MAC, and so far, I haven’t read…