Windows Tradeup

Windows Tradeup

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.

SEO by Google

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:

The Google SEO Starter Guide

It is one of the few reads I recommend for this purpose.

Need a new App for Windows?

Easy PC Setup – Download the Most Popular Windows Apps

Whether you just got a new computer or want to add some new abilities to your current setup this page has a listing and links to all the most popular free and open source programs available for Windows. We have looked at a number of these in meetings but if you need to be able to see them again, here they are.

If you have suggestions for programs not here please let us all know in the comments.

Good Grief! UK being PC…

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:15

A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for “doing his duty”.

Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.

The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon.

To my friends who believe the ‘Liberal Media’ never reports good news…

Armed Robbers Apologize to Army Reserve Victim – ABC News

The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore, who joined the Army Reserve a year ago, said he was walking home from work early Tuesday morning when four masked men forced him into an alley at gunpoint.

After ordering him to the ground, the reservist said the men took his wallet, keys, cell phone, and even an energy bar wrapper from his pants pockets.

But when one of the robbers started going through the wallet, the reservist said the hostilities immediately ceased.

“They found my military ID which stopped them dead in their tracks,” the student, who asked not to be identified, told WTMJ-TV. “What I presume to be the leader said, ‘We can’t do this. We’ve got to give him his stuff back.'”

Google Translate Upgrade


Google Translate

I happened to use Google Translate recently and realized they have changed its face since my last visit. If you don’t know about this service visit the link. When you visit a website in a language you can’t read just visit this site and put the link in the form.

If you have Google Toolbar installed it can have a button or right click link to automatically open the translated page.

I don’t use it often, but each time I am reminded how limited I am knowing only one language well. I am grateful for my family’s effort to have tried to teach me French as a child and for my father’s teaching me to understand etimology listings in Webster’s Dictionary for each definition. We red necks don’t consider how much of our American ‘English’ is based on other languages.