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Saying what you M...

Saying what you MEME

When I was in the fray, I discouraged my IT staff from speaking in acronyms as it was a way to quickly alienate us as unapproachable enigmas.  Back then, words like ram, hard drive, memory, spam, gooey (GUI) meant only one thing and that huge heavy metal box with the even heavier monitor wasn’t part […]

TURN OFF YOUR COMPU...

TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER

It’s a good idea to turn off the computer every Now and Zen just to remember what the real world looks like, but its also one of the ways you can save yourself from one of these phishing virus scams. A loved one saw this warning on his laptop last week and ended up calling […]

The Missing Pie...

The Missing Pieces

Has Facebook conspired with my husband to curtail my nagging?  True story … the other night I was in the other room, and as I am not very ambulatory very often, I sent the redneck a Facebook message asking if he’d come check on me every now and Zen.  The original message in tact is still visible […]

Private Message...

Private Message Me

Do you know what ECPA is?  Well no matter, it seems the mega-byte-billionaires don’t know much about it either.  But for the record, its the Electronic Communications Privacy Act which defines restrictions on the use of wiretaps, telephone calls and transmission of electronic data.  But the document was written in 1986 and a lot has […]

iSa...

iSavvy

While it may be true that Truth is as elusive as a Zen Koan, the Internet makes revisionist history so easy to spin doctor that it is a small wonder why so many people have stopped seeking.  If its on Facebook it must be true.  If its written as a striking jpg image it resonates […]

Why you will HATE your new computerR...

Why you will HATE your new computer…

With Cyber Monday and the holiday rush for end of year specials odds are you or someone you love will have a new laptop, tower, tablet, smart phone, smart tv, xbox or other x-file device in their carpal tunnel hands by the New Year.  I’m pretty sure the holiday blues stem from the ripple effect […]

Sext...

Sexting

Sing ♫ Sing a Son...

Sing ♫ Sing a Song ♪

I saw a meme this morning that said some version of …. You’ll pay $5 for a cup of coffee but you won’t pay $1 to support the artist behind a song you snatched. Well, after spending an hour on the phone with Apple this morning, I’ll tell you why …. First off, its not […]

Pavlov’s D...

Pavlov’s Dogs

Guest Blog – G. Uttrachi When I see people respond to a cell phone ring, ding or vibration I am reminded of Pavlov’s experiments with dogs. By pressing a buzzer and then showing dogs food, they would salivate, knowing they would be fed. The dog will later come to associate the buzzer sound with the […]