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Goodbye, Windows 3.1

I finally pulled the plug on my first serious computer, a Pentium 486/Win3.1/Word 6 desktop I’ve had since 1994. The decision was long overdue; I’ve been using a laptop exclusively for more than five years, but I had a major … Continue reading

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To Clone or not to Clone

This week’s work-related time-sink: learning more about backing up my computer. The external hard drive (EHD) I have been using is in its fifth year, meaning it’s a couple of years older than the computer’s internal drive (which is a replacement … Continue reading

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Three Password Management Programs

A few weeks ago I passed on a technique for generating secure passwords that my tech friend Jim Bakic posted on his company’s blog. This week Jim followed up with a review of three password management programs for PC users … Continue reading

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What Writers Really Do

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