Sometimes my wife doesn't understand me. Occasionally my daughters don't know what I'm talking about.
It's been two years since Microsoft released Vista, and I still don't like it. I have two desktops and a laptop; they all run on XP. When I replace my laptop, I'm sure I'll replace Vista and install XP Pro in its place.
Along with error messages, system crashes and blue screens of death, let's add spam to the list of things you don't want to see on your computer. Aside from it being a tasty luncheon meat, spam is the unwanted 90 billion junk e-mails we all get in our inboxes daily.
The cold and flu season has yet to hit, but there is an outbreak among us spreading worse than a cold through a middle school. There is an old virus with a new name and it is looking for your computer.
More than 10 million computers are discarded in our nation's landfills on an annual basis. As prices for home electronics drop, many consumers prefer to toss their old PCs rather than fix them.
There are some great programs on the market to help keep your computer in working order. Some cost up to $30, yet many do not. Surprisingly so, these inexpensive or free programs work just as well as the costly ones.
As I turned my computer on recently, I was greeted by that omnipresent Microsoft logo. Half a minute later I was still staring at it. Nothing else happened and I realized that was all I was going to see.
Whether you're working on a text document or a digital image, chances are eventually you are going to print them. Every printer is different, although basically the same. Most computer users don't go beyond clicking the print button, but there are many options if you look a bit deeper.
Remember how much fun it used to be to drag your stocking feet across a rug and then touch your little brother, shocking him until he screamed for your mother? Or how about being surprised by that same shock when you reached for the light switch?
The convenience of a laptop is obvious, and due to its small stature, it's also easy to upgrade and even clean.
Search engines are not just for searching anymore. Back in the day they were a simple device for finding things on the Internet. Sure, they still do that. But today's search engines are on steroids in comparison.
I have not addressed Vista, the current and latest Microsoft operating system in this column mainly because I don't like it. (Hey - my ball, my rules.)
Computers are like cars. We replace them every five years, they both take us places, they are fast and they crash.
I got up from my computer last weekend to do some cleanup around the house and yard. I was arranging bikes, mowers and piles of empty boxes when it came to me. I realized I had as much garbage in my computer as I had in my garage. There were things I never used in both places and it was time for spring cleaning.
Even when I was living in a cave back on Crete in 1973, I was always trying to find a better way to do things. I built a door of bamboo to keep the weather out. I devised an indoor fireplace that wouldn't fill my cave with smoke. Over the course of a week I dragged a huge rock across the beach because it had a large flat surface that would become ...
When I was a kid, I would create things in my dad's workshop that would revolutionize society. They were futuristic and impressive looking - only they didn't do anything.
Page 1 of 1