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Identity theft protection

  Attorney's Advice - No Charge Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company: Do not si... read more

Is it down right now

  Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now?... read more

New website/page of mine

  It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: patreon William Arthur (Bill) Holmes is creating fiction and music ... read more

Linux on Chromebook

  Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker.I hope it works!And I hope I like it.I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS.I'll still be able to toggle back and forth betwe... read more

Facebook creeps me out

  Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the... read more

Cool website

  Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature citie... read more

Horse versus Google street view

  I like horses.I like Google maps street view.The two don't like each other.newsforage201604what-happens-when-horse-meets-google.html... read more

Keyword, cookie, browser analytics failure

  Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-BushClinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man o... read more

Court to feds, explain Marine's Facebook postings arrest

  via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent o... read more

Upgrading to Windows 7

  Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

Guest posting

  I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's TribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to "guest post" on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, by the way. So,... read more

Sprint now allows editing how you appear in Caller ID

  This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in ... read more

Cleanliness counts

  Click on this link to clean the inside of your screen: yahelitelolscreenclean.swf... read more

Name Generator

   - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual "generator" buttons are on the right. It to... read more

Which website would you choose?

  If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes Kindle - 1 votes Twitter - 1 vot... read more

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising

  Speaking of scum ... for Mitt Romney ... read more

300,000 miles, not one accident under computer control

  from Refreshing News: Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go bey... read more

Whatever happened to WordStar

  I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a "word processor" (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.... read more

Care2, largest online community for healthy and green living

  Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community for good.... read more

Things that make you say, you've got to be kidding.

  Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for abo... read more

My brother's math website

  My brother Steve's math website is Conquest Math, in case you or anyone you know has kids interested in math games. Here's what people are saying about it: "Shayden loves your math games. He played 3 grade levels for over an hour. He did real ... read more

What crickets eat

  After catching a cricket and putting it into her bug cage (yes, she has a bug cage), my six-year-old daughter Elizabeth asked, "Can you … um … look on the Internet and see what crickets eat?" I just laughed and said, "Yes, I can actually do... read more

Sold another bumper sticker!

  Man, that's three this year.I'm gonna be rich!Below is a cool widget showing all of my products at Zazzle:... read more

Computer stuff

  Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly foreve... read more

PLLEEAASSEE REEAADD! IT WAS ON GOODMORNING AMERICA

  It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, bu... read more

Possibly useful site

   For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff.... read more

Old age discrimination suit vs. Google

  The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a trial court erred in dismissing a complaint by Brian Reid, who was hired in 2002 as a director of operations and engineering, and fired less than two years later at age 54 after being told he was... read more

Online graphics editing sites

  These could be handy: citrify pixorial ... read more

My first bumper sticker sale!

  I just got an email saying I've made my first bumper sticker sale! They bought three, actually. At 33 cents commission per item, at this rate, one sale per year, I'll be rich in no time!Here's the link: holmes3804's Store at Zazzle... read more

Stupid online chat I just had with Sprint support

   12:32:39 PM : Bill Holmes: Initial QuestionComment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying "Oops, something's broken" or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields. 12:32:4... read more

How to anonymize your browsing

  use one of these "anonymizer" sites andor programs:Sites Anonymouse ConnectInPrivate ... read more

E-Waste computers, TV's, other electronics collection

  There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. — 12 noon. Other sites will be announce... read more

Good Search

  Use them as your search engine, and they give to charity: goodsearch You shop. You save. We give.... read more

Online backup

  I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.So far, so good. Click here to try it free yourself for 30 days.... read more

Cool feature just discovered on Google Translate

  I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.google and typed in one of the words and chose "Detect language" in the "Translate from..." box. It told me the wor... read more

New poll

  Are you upgrading to Windows 7? Take the poll, between the Admin section and the 1-800-Flowers ad. On the subject of Windows, here's a comparison I wrote up on my other website: hepyawindows-xp-vs-vista-vs-7... read more

ComputerHelp! updated

  A new look!Now, if I could just get people to look! :) hepya For in-homeon-site computer repair service in and around Nashville (remove viruses, connect to the Internet, setup new systems, fix myriad problems).... read more

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