Friday, August 30, 2013

Facebook Updates

All about Facebook's security and privacy settings.

Useful links:

  • Facebook Graph Search <link>
  • Protecting you private information on Facebook <link>
  • How Facebook is tracking you <link>
  • How to stop Facebook from tracking you <link>

And this just in:  Facebook is proposing updates to 2 documents that tell users about how they collect and use data, and the rules that apply when you choose to use Facebook.  <link>

Friday, August 23, 2013

August "Good Questions"

A grab bag of interesting topics.  (Or, at least, interesting to me!  :-))
  • Another Good Bad Example of a Crapware-infested PC and what to do about it.
  • News on  Passwords – Good and Bad.  How passwords are stored on a server, 8-characters is no longer enough
  • Testing a suspect bad Hard Disk, the S.M.A.R.T. system & SpinRite
  • Coming attraction: Cliff Stoll’s excellent adventure
  • What to do about a Certificate Error, and what's a "Certificate" anyway?
  • Neat stuff in the Windows 7 Calculator app
  • Reddit Waller Background Changer
  • Making a Picture Smaller for email - three ways.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Following are the two days of Windows 7 class. Day two is displayed first; scroll down to see day one


Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Uses of Youtube - Intro

Here's Brandon's intro and Bob's Quickies:  Our new iPad, Stupidity for the DHS, a Criminal, and an TV news stations, Doug Engelbart's eulogy, and a Fast Windows 8.1 review.

Windows Computer Maintenance - Updated!

About a year ago we gave a class and a presentation at the Academy of Life-long Learning on Windows Computer Maintenance. So when I received a question from a member on the same topic I though I could just send a link to that old upload. And maybe just tweak it a bit for updates. Weeeellll ... 89 slides later it's done:

We probably will *not* be giving this class or presentation - so this 'exclusive' will only be available here! Although there are no embedded videos, there are some animations, so recommend downloading and viewing it off-line.  You don't need Microsoft Office or PowerPoint to do that, there is a free PowerPoint viewer available <here>.  Install that and you will be able to view all PowerPoint files!