If there are several sites you visit each morning, or on an otherwise frequent basis, you can set them all as your “home page(s).” In Firefox, open the sites you want on separate tabs, and then go to options; click on “Use Current Pages,” and then click OK.  You’re done. In IE, open Internet Options […]

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By now the experience is all too familiar: your online browsing activity follows you as you browse, dictating which ads you see. Visit the Tag Heuer site for a few moments, and suddenly banner ads for Tag Heuer watches follow you as you browse other sites; check out a new laptop bag at eBags, and […]

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Kevin on February 29th, 2012 is a slick little program that is utterly great at helping you manage your email subscriptions, cleaning up your In Box in the process.  You can unsubscribe from unwanted emails in bulk, and arrange to receive emails you want to receive in a “rollup,” which aggregates the messages in a single email.  The program […]

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Kevin on February 5th, 2012

I have three Gmail accounts: one that’s associated with this blog, my “standard,” everyday Gmail account, and one that I use solely for online ordering and signing up for offers.  Switching between them has always been a pain: I’d have to log out of one, then log into another,- until I discovered that you it’s […]

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Access your home computer from anywhere in the world! If you’ve ever wanted to control your home computer from the road, viewing or sharing files, or looking up a piece of key data, it’s easy and free, thanks to Hamachi2 and Pro2, from LogMeIn. Hamachi2 and Pro2 are free desktop apps which enable you to […]

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Kevin on June 1st, 2011

Yikes. What a spring! It’s been cold, cloudy, and windy in The Middle of Nowhere for the last couple of months, but it finally seems to getting downright summer-like. Of course, I really shouldn’t complain; when I look at Joplin, and other areas which have been devastated by horrific storms, I realize just how lucky […]

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Kevin on March 27th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my switch to the Chrome browser, extolling its features and speed versus Firefox. Well, of course, Mozilla released Firefox 4.0 a few days ago, and at first blush it seems very, well, Chrome-like. Tabs are at the top, if one crashes the entire browser doesn’t crash, you […]

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