Monday, March 21, 2016

17 March Misc

St. Patrick Pieces:

Family History Writing Workshop

The game of “Go”
If you'd like to learn how to play "Go," here's a good place to start:
That includes links for free computer-based Go games - great for learning.

Misc - and a New Lab PC

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Surprise Q&A

We're making it up as we go along.

Questions and Topics of the day:

  • Apple's response to the FBI
  • "I've got nothing to hide."
  • How to edit a .MOD file.
  • Copying VHS tapes
  • Printing from a Chromebook
  • Running Windows 7 games under Windows 10
  • Fun Websites:  Woot!, Twisted Sifter, The Shirk Report, XKCD, Joy of Tech, Yahoo Tech
  • What is Reddit?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watching your State Government

In this, "How to Keep an Eye on Legislators and Legislation," State Representative Paul Baumbach reviewed how Delaware residents (or anyone) can monitor legislators and legislation, committee hearings, testimony, etc. He  also offered tips on effective advocacy. 

Here's some links of note:
Who's your representative?

US Elected Officials' websites:

Who to contact in State government:
Website to track State lawmaking:
New Castle County:
City of Newark:

P.s.  Legislators hate the term "Politicians" - they are "Elected Officials"  :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bob's Bytes

Mostly Q&A today, but a good discussion on the Apple vs. The FBI case.

A Summary:
  • News – Apple vs. the FBI
  • Lab Software - VLC
  • Backup methods
  • 4 eMail questions: The infamous red ‘X’, Why emails fail, Junk emails, & Disappearing emails
  • How to pick “Free Apps?”
  • What’s the “Cloud?”
  • Do you need AV on Andriod devices?
  • What is the difference between Copy, Burn and Rip?
  • Can you do a comparison of affordable laptops on {the} market? (Short answer: No.)
  • And a techie question on IP addresses.