How To Remember To Pay Quarterly Taxes

Remember: quarterly federal income taxes here in the States are a pretty big deal. While some have been known to simply pay them all at the end of the year, it’s been known that the IRS tends to frown on such things. So this means …continue reading

WeatherBug Launches Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network

When you think of WeatherBug, you likely picture either the Windows application or perhaps one of the mobile apps for the various smart phones out there? However you’ve used WeatherBug in the past for weather, I’d like to take a moment …continue reading

Can Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help You Learn More Quickly?

What sounds like science fiction is actually possible: thanks to magnetic stimulation, the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced. What happens in the brain in this context has been unclear up to now. Medical experts from Bochum under the leadership of …continue reading

Cancer Drug Aids Spinal Cord Regeneration

After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells. Two of the most important of these factors are the destabilization of the cytoskeleton and the development of scar tissue. While the former prevents regrowth of cells, the latter creates …continue reading

Social Networking – Understanding Our Lives In The Social Web

The rise of social media has allowed people to connect and re-connect with friends, colleagues and family from across the world. A new paper by University of Minnesota computer scientists in the College of Science and Engineering provides insights into how the analysis of our …continue reading

Revolution and Privacy

The role of the Internet in the disturbances in both Tunis and Egypt is great. The ability of citizens to rapidly communicate changes the ability of authoritarian governments to control a population. It is no coincidence that when the disturbances continued to grow in Egypt, …continue reading

Medieval Drug Smuggling Tech?

They had to be smoking some of the product while they brainstormed this one. I think it could be a good, uh, what was it? Oh yeah, a “cheek and song” comedy thing…

bubble, bubble, cough, cough…. Cheek: Dude! this is like some massively primoo …continue reading

ISPs Lash Out At YouTube And Netflix

The poor internet service providers. Their networks are always clogged with high internet traffic from YouTube and Netflix, ISPs are struggling and they cannot afford the high traffic anymore. The way ISPs look at it, they have two options, charge customers 21% more for access …continue reading

It’s 2011 and Newspapers Still Don’t “Get” Web 2.0

Today I was reading a post on on the Chicago Tribune when I decided to retweet one of their articles using the Retweet button they provided at the bottom of the page. After waiting about 30 seconds for their custom Retweet system to work, the …continue reading

Post Longer Tweets from Tweetdeck with

Is 140 characters just never quite enough to convey the entire meaning of your Twitter messages? Worry no longer – Tweetdeck has unleashed, a service provided within Tweetdeck’s platform that allows Tweetdeck users to tweet to their heart’s content without character limits. Messages …continue reading

N.Y. State Senator Breaks Leg At Home Under Construction, Then Sues Builder And Homeowner

During the past few years, our confidence in our U.S. lawmakers has come into question for their ethics. One would think that when we vote for these people to regulate our  states, that one of the qualifications would be their common sense. So when I …continue reading

Free Travel Planner – NileGuide

If you’re currently planning a trip, then it’s probably safe to say that your travel preparation didn’t end when you booked your flight or even your hotel room. Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll need to know where you should go and what you …continue reading

Screen Capture Freeware – Mr.Shot v1.31

Mr.Shot captures screenshots of your desktop, any active window, or clip of the screen.


Capture Desktop: Control + D Capture Window: Control + W Capture Clip: Control + Z (Click ‘N Drag) Customize your own shortcut keys Select folder to save your …continue reading

How Do I Move Section Breaks In Word 2007?

As you create and edit your Word documents, you will undoubtedly need to move a section break. To move a section break, you first need to find it. I would recommend working in Draft view as its much easier to work with section breaks in …continue reading

My Top 5 Favorite Word Tips For 2010

With the year still being relatively new, I’m taking this opportunity to recap my top 5 Word tips for 2010:

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Switch Between Documents Using Tabs

If you like tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer, you’ll love this add-on for Word …continue reading

The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)

They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie — except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more …continue reading

Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fish!

As you drive to the end of Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, TN, you will see two rather odd looking buildings at the edge of the Tennessee River.  Three story buildings, both having a rather striking glass top in an almost Egypt like pyramid shape …continue reading

Sale of JFK’s Assassin’s Coffin Subject of Lawsuit

Another story that “makes you go Hmm” and another example of life being stranger than fiction.

What would you do with a coffin, more specifically a coffin that was replaced with a new one because it had deteriorated due to an extended period buried …continue reading

Brian Randell Uses Lab Management For IT Testing

In this RunAs Radio podcast, Richard and I talk to Brian Randell about Microsoft Lab Management. Lab Management is a tool aimed at the development crowd, bundled with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. But as Brian explains, Lab Management is also a powerful tool for …continue reading

Sort Your Email In Outlook 2007

If your Inbox is overflowing with email, you can easily sort it to find those important messages. In Outlook, you can sort email by simply clicking a column header (To, From, Subject, Received, Size, etc.). Clicking the column header a second time sorts the messages …continue reading

Change The Location Of My Documents Folder In Windows 7

Each user account has an associated folder called My Documents. This is the default save location for many types of files. For example, in Microsoft Word, the default save location for new files is My Documents.

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The default location …continue reading

Network Router Configuration Backup – RouterPassView v1.27

Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it’s needed.

The backup file of the router usually contains important data like your ISP user name/password, the login password …continue reading

Network Router Configuration Backup – RouterPassView v1.27

Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it’s needed.

The backup file of the router usually contains important data like your ISP user name/password, the login password …continue reading

Would Bundling Your TV, Cell Phone And Electric Bill Make Sense To You?

In the town where I live, the bundling of utilities and billing are handled by the city. Our electric, garbage, water, trash and sewer are billed on a single bill. When I lived in California, each of these services were billed individually requiring separate payment …continue reading

Bad News For Canadian Internet Subscribers

It looks like our neighbors to the north, which have enjoyed all the freedoms we have in this nation, and better health care too, now cannot say that conditions for the internet user are the same, as big changes have come for the heavy users …continue reading

Facebook (and Internet) Privacy Made Simple

Let me help you out here.  I am a computer geek.  One with a serious interest in security and privacy.

If you are seriously interested in security and privacy also, here is some free advice [advice being worth what you pay for it]:  don’t go …continue reading

Find iTunes Missing Album Artwork and Information

iTunes frequently loses album artwork or can’t find the correct album information for anything not purchased from iTunes Music Store. There’s nothing more annoying than having a long list of files with names like Track 01, except maybe having songs with the wrong album art. …continue reading

Android Sunday Quickies: DROID BIONIC Priced, 3.0 Honeycomb Previews, Angry Birds Rio

The Android device floodgates are about to open, people. After a few months of little to no new device releases, over the next couple of months there will be more new phones than anyone knows what to do with. As these phones are getting closer …continue reading

Dead Space for iOS Immerses You in Pure Tablet Gaming Horror

Ready to be terrified while playing an iPad game? When most people think of gaming on the iPad, cute casual games usually come to mind. The most talked about and successful games so far have been titles like Angry Birds, Plants Vs. Zombies and Cut the Rope …continue reading

The Egyptians Found A Way To Communicate – Will Our Government Take Heed?

With all the hullaballoo in Egypt, it has now been seen for the second time (the first time was Iran), globally, that you just can’t keep people quiet in the digital age, short of an EMP blast.

While the big new spots are …continue reading