Starlink offers what?

I was excited about Starlink. Internet from space seems to be hugely kool. Very future. But my thought is that Starlink is currently too expensive. Not that hugely faster internet might be nice, but for most of us we may not see it as worth the price (or even see a difference much of the time).

Windows 7 is dead – Long live Linux

Unless you are a big organization and wants to send Microsoft lots of money for continued support – support for Windows 7 is over. Over 10 years ago Microsoft launched Windows 7 to help recover from the disastrous Windows Vista. In August 2012 Microsoft released Windows 8 to less than stellar reviews. While Windows 8...

Caught by reCAPTCHA?

The article on TheStoic.me There is no evil like reCAPTCHA (v3) Takes an interesting look at the value behind the "are you Human" testing that so many sites use. I have always had mixed feelings about the usefulness of these kind of tests. Presumably a computer cannot answer them but only us humans can. But as AI gets better and cheaper that is a big question mark.

Is Facebook just the new AOL?

I have has a website for ages. I have Facebook and Twitter. How do these all fit together. Back in the day, there was something called AOL. You logged into AOL and it was all there articles, messages to friends, interest groups, photos and videos. Then a strange thing happened. AOL let you access the INTERNET. Soon we all discovered a much richer world outside the AOL firewall. Now it seems we are back there again. We go straight to FACEBOOK and get the internet filtered through the FACEBOOK algorithms, we communicate with friends through their messenger, we see the world through FACEBOOK colored glasses.

OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and MS Office -Confused?

OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and MS Office -Confused? A friend of mine recently posted that she was having problems with OpenOffice not working as well as it could. It surprised me that she was still using OpenOffice. I realized a lot of folks are confused about word processor choices. Here is my take on the history and...

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