Thursday, December 31, 2009

Can You Hear the Bells?

Of all sound of all bells, the most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.---Charles Lamb

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.---Alfred Lord Tennyson

May the New Year bring you peace and happiness.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.---Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's Not Superior Knowledge or Magic, Folks

I stumbled across a blog post today that incorporated a flow chart for computer troubleshooting which I liked very much. So much, in fact, that I took a screenshot of it, pulled it into Picasa for cropping and printed several copies for distribution.

While it is flattering to be asked to help when computer problems arise, the world of computers and software is so vast and varied that one person cannot possibly know everything about the whole. Most often, if people would try in a slow and logical fashion to reason , they could probably solve their own problem. My own mantra when I have a problem is this: Read the Screen Stupid.Frequently the solution to your problem may be staring you in the face. You just need to pay attention. Here, thanks to Kim Cofino, is the flow chart which will make you the local computer expert.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Curious Christmas

Quite a few years ago I found a beer stein while "antiquing" or "junking" that I liked and thought would be a decorative holiday piece at home.

I've always intended to try to find out more about it, but have never really followed through. There isn't a lot of information to work with.

Here's a photo of the decorative stein. I still wonder "who is A. E. Hemke"?

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Tweet Insight

For those who are unfamiliar with how information is shared on Twitter, this little video clip from the Web2.0 Expo explains Twitter behavior:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Holiday Glitter

Since it's the holiday season, I thought I'd look for something ornamental to add to the blog. I found these cute ornaments and couldn't decide which to use so added them both. I liked the cozy fire for this bitter cold weather, but the tree was pretty too and reminded me of newly fallen snow.

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