What I Think About: Texas Division for Blind Services

For those who haven’t picked it up yet by reading his blog posts here, my son and co-worker Aaron is legally blind. He has had eye difficulties most of his life, and many surgeries. In December 2006 he finally lost all sight in one eye due to a choroidal detachment (search Google for info). Sight […]

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D.I.Y. Daily Planner

It’s that time of year again. Office supply stores and bookstores are full of calenders and planners for those needing to keep track of their lives during 2008. I have been part of that parade for years. We all recognize the popular brands – FranklinCovey, Daytimer, At A Glance, Filofax, and more. Recently more and […]

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Useful Replacement for Windows XP Task Switcher

If you are like me, you have a number of applications open at the same time. I know that its not a responsible use of system resources when I have Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Fireworks, Sony Vegas and Mozilla Firefox all open at the same time, but I can’t help myself. I have oodles of RAM […]

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ReplayTV – Still an Alternative to TIVO

ReplayTV was a digital video recording (DVR) box attached between your antenna/cable box/satellite and your television for recording and playing back TV programming. Today most folks either use the TiVO DVR, or else the DVR that is supplied by their satellite or cable company. All work essentially the same way. Instead of tape (ala VCRs) […]

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An Essential Non-Computer Item: Goo Gone!

Goo Gone? What is that? Have you ever tried to remove a sticky label or its remains from a computer case, laptop cover or any other surface? I discovered years ago that Goo Gone does this job quickly and easily. Goo Gone is a citrus oil based liquid that is applied directly to the label […]

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Where to Buy Printable DVD Media

Part of our jobs at the Extension School department of Sunset International Bible Institute involves duplicating significant quantities of DVDs to fulfill orders for our video-based Bible courses. In a typical month we will print and record on 600-800 DVDs; in 2006 we used more than 10,000 blank DVD disks. Since these are spread over […]

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BitTorrent – What is it?

In your travels around the Internet, you may have come across something called BitTorrent and wondered what it was. There are a number of highly technical answers to that question but we try to keep things simple around here. BitTorrent is essentially a Peer-2-Peer (P2P) network that is used for transferring data files between computers. […]

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Free! Bill Gates Is Giving Away…

No, this is not one of those “Bill Gates (Microsoft founder and world’s richest man) is giving away $1,000 to everyone who forwards this e-mail” kind of thing. Instead, I want to let you know about a valuable, free resource available from Microsoft for users of their Microsoft Office line of products – Word, PowerPoint, […]

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Videoegg – Put Video Clips on the Internet

This past winter we had an unusually heavy snowfall in Lubbock, Texas. Using my wife’s small digital camera I shot several minutes of video of the snow falling. To share it with friends and family who might not believe otherwise, I logged in to www.videoegg.com and uploaded two video clips, edited them a little and […]

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