Monthly Archives: August 2012

Keyboard Skills

Keyboard shortcuts are an important way to interact with your PC. Every program has its own specific keyboard shortcuts in addition to the following global shortcuts: F1 – The Help key brings up the Help system, complete with all the

Posted in Skills, Tech Ed

The Mouse

The mouse has at least two buttons, left and right, plus a scroll wheel. Few people use these three controls to their full ability, so let’s see what they can do. Left Single Click – This is for selecting things,

Posted in Skills, Tech Ed


I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of

Posted in Opinion

How to Become a Pirate

It’s simple, really. Just start stealing things where there is little risk of being caught and punished. Pens and staples from work? Piracy. Eat grapes at the supermarket? Same thing. Break into and loot winterized cabins? It’s theft, plain and

Posted in Skills, Tech Ed

What I think of Macs

Recently I was asked what I thought of Macs and I replied that I thought they were made for retards.  Besides being politically incorrect and a product born of frustration with working on Windows PCs all day, my comment was

Posted in Opinion, Recommendations

The Size of Data

The Size of Data I frequently get questions about data sizes, bit rate and bandwidth and data speeds, particularly with regard to both media (user data, photos, sound and video) as well as internet usage.  A bit is just a

Posted in Tech Ed