August, 2011

Computer Tricks From a 1 Year Old: What are Consequences?

Computer Tricks From a 1 Year Old:  What are Consequences?

Emma says, “If you are scared you’ll mess something up, you’ll never learn the cool things your computer can do.” I learn something from Emma nearly every day.  One of the things that is special about a child, that in some cases can be a serious threat to their well being, is also one of the things that helps them to learn new things so quickly.  A child doesn’t...

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Hey, Did You Hear About Steve Jobs?

  10/6/2011  –  So I wrote this article back when Steve Jobs retired from Apple in August.  I was astounded by the attention that a man’s retirement was getting.  Yesterday Steve Jobs died and this article was read nearly 500 times, nothing I’ve written has ever been read 500 times in a single day.  I’m not going to change the text of the article because my...

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Computer Tricks From a 1 Year Old: The Button Mash

Computer Tricks From a 1 Year Old:  The Button Mash

Emma says, “If you hit enough buttons at the same time, weird things will happen.” Emma found out that if you press Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow you can flip your display 180 degrees.  She also realized very quickly that this only works with most ATI, NVIDIA, and Intel Graphics Cards, not all of them.  The last thing she realized is that this can really drive her Grandparents crazy. Now...

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Review: My First Smart Phone

I have resisted the urge to purchase a Smart Phone for years now.  Even when peer pressure was at its strongest (“All the cool kids are doing it”) I was able to stand firm and stick with my basic cell phone.  After all, a Smart Phone is just a Gameboy that you can talk into, right? Recently though, I came to a realization:  I have to have access to certain things while I’m...

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