Category Archives: Tech News

Social Media diversification and why F*Book sucks.

I used to be on FaceBook, until the day I posted an excoriating comment (it really was brutal) about a police detective.  A few hours after I had made my remarks, several unknown F*Book users maliciously reported my account as … Continue reading

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In-app ads: the new shareware?

Just a brief missive as I sit here waking up, noticing that a Solitaire app now has ads… The battle for monetization is on; first software developers tried to sell licenses, then they tried ShareWare / DonationWare, and now it’s … Continue reading

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#QuickTip: Reserve your child’s GMail now, while you still can.

So you have a kid. Think forward and reserve their GMail address ASAP, especially if they have anything unique about their name. The sooner you plan, the easier it will be to set up their online presence.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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Scam Alert: PowerBall does not have a Facebook lottery.

ATLANTA – December 7, 2015 — Claims of a fictitious Facebook lottery are cropping up once again, replete with the usual bad grammar, punctuation errors, and broken English. This time, users from Marietta and other areas of Cobb and Fulton County … Continue reading

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Penguin Spider Solitaire glitch [screenshot].

  Linux has a solitaire game called Penguin Spider – I have no idea how I did this, but, I was using a Bamboo Pen board and hit one of the keys on the pen while dragging a card.  All … Continue reading

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