What was I Thinking?
Is there protection against ransomware? The headline for June 27 is “Less than 1 week after Florida town pays ransomware gang ~$600K, another Florida town votes to pay ~$500K in BTC to ransomware gang” My point of view is paying the ransom “only encourages them”. So how does this work? The general idea is…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
I saw a t shirt that said “The cloud really just means using somebody else’s computer” That just about says it all! The cloud has become a general term for just about any program or service that is not located on your local computer (local area network) and accessed over the internet. The part…Continue reading
I have been thinking about cooking. As a household we are starting down the rabbit hole of reducing packaging waste and carbon footprint. One way we can do that is to cook at home things we now buy in the store with a lot of associated packaging. And that comes in conflict with one…Continue reading
The headline on engadget is Netflix has more American subscribers than cable TV. It seems that between increases in Netflix subscriptions and a continuing decrease in cable subscribers Netflix with its 50.85 million US subscribers now has more subscribers than the US cable industry. Driven by both cost and original content the tide continues…Continue reading
While it might be arguable that there is no such thing as privacy anymore, we have to keep trying. Some things we have clear control over. For example what we post to Facebook or other online sites is in our control. What is not under our control is what Facebook does with it from…Continue reading