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Don’t Scrap That Old Computer

The relentless march of new technology make digital devices obsolete in five years or less. Manufacturers have no incentive to make software and hardware “imporvements” compatible with legacy products. Consequently all of us have old laptops, old phones, and old tablets that won’t accept the latest software upgrades. Our legacy devices still can do what…

Getting the News

A friend asked me where I get the news. Mostly I read. I subscribe to several newspapers: NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times. I also get The Economist, The Atlantic, and the New Yorker — all as digital online editions. But there are many free sources of news and analysis. Here’s what…

Get Basic Wordsmithing and Graphics Software Free

The Microsoft Office suite and the Adobe Creative Suite of software have become the top of the line options for many. But, for many, if not most users, more features don’t add benefit. As the marginal benefit to uses of upgrading for the new features has diminished, both publishers have adopted a subscription-based business model…

Vertigo – the BPPV kind.

Crystals can form in the fluid of the inner ear and cause benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). When they stimulate the nerves that give us our sense of balance the room “spins.”  While it’s happening our eyes dart (nystagmus) and we experience vertigo. You should always consult a medical professional and not try to doctor…