It’s been two weeks now since I bought a Chromebook on Craigslist. I have thought about it for some time, one I had seen at my PC User group meeting looked like it might be useful. I was waiting to see one for less than $100 and a Samsung showed up and I bought it.
The first thing I noticed was how quickly it started. Flash memory replaces the hard drive, no moving parts!
The second was the keyboard is not a normal PC board. The F keys are not labeled, there are no pgup and pgdn keys, no Home or End keys. It took a a while to discover ctrl-alt-/ would bring up a help screen including key combinations to handle these functions.
Now that two weeks have passed I found I really like this little thing. It does all that a good Android does but it has a keyboard. It runs any app the Play Store has so I can log into my desktop and run Linux or Windows programs with them but most of what I need to do works in a web browser and using Google’s Suite and drive I can handle all I need to do.
Too often we need a backup before we made one, and it is too late. WordPress sites can be saved for no cost using Updraftplus and Google Drive automatically, behind the scenes. If you aren’t doing this, contact me for guidance or help before you really need it!
One of the most important steps to a secure website (or computer!) is to keep backups. When you need it is after you have used it reliably for some time.
As windows gets further from simple, Linux is becoming more viable for the “rest” of us. This is a simple way to make a bootable USB of Fedora or Sugar On A Stick for trying or installing these systems.
If you use a computer a lot it is worth considering these options.
This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a device, emphasizing that robust cybersecurity is an ongoing process that requires……
I have been searching for a way to post directly from Google Docs to a WordPress site and this plugin for WordPress just came to my attention. If you see this I have written this post in Google Docs which would other use of the Doc (printing to another format, etc.) or further editing.
Right now Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10 so much they will buy your old computer (or MAC!) to get you to use 10 in a new computer. Follow the link above to read the details. If one of the reasons you have been delaying your Windows 10 upgrade has been concern your machine may not be new enough to work well with it, here is an opportunity to get a discount on a new machine.
Those who know me and how I feel about most SEO pushers know I don’t think any of these “services” are worth any money.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t think there is nothing that can be done to help your placement. It’s just that ‘Content is king’ and if you don’t have meaningful content on your site there is nothing for SEO to do.
But if you have a site that is valuable Google has a PDF book on what you can do do help it be seen and find better search placement. This is it: