Category Archives: Essays

The More Things Change

    The More Things Change… The More They Stay the Same We wrote our first “Your Computer Won’t Bite” e-book way back in 2005. Windows XP was just a few years old, and some folks were still hanging on to Windows 98 and Windows ME. Sixteen years ago, we told you that your computer won’t bite, and… Read More »

Winter is Just a Snowflake Away

    Winter is Just a Snowflake Away I woke up this morning –and once the cobwebs were washed away by a strong cup of coffee — it occurred to me that it’s autumn already. It struck me as odd that summer has come and gone, and I barely paid attention to it. I took my walks almost… Read More »

On Life and Assumptions

      On Life and Assumptions We are all, I think, a little bit crazy. We live our lives based on assumptions. We think that everything will always be as it is right now, and we take no thought when we do those simple everyday things … that this may be the last time we ever do… Read More »

Fun With Spam 101

    Fun With Spam 101 Note:  Please don’t try this at home. This is only for silly people like me to try. If you read this and follow my example, you’ll only end up wasting time and getting more spam. Therefore, this warning: If you follow my example, you do so at your own peril. (Was that… Read More »

But I’ve Got Nothing to Hide

    But I’ve Got Nothing to Hide “Everybody’s got something to hide except me and my monkey” (John Lennon) I was reading some of the articles we wrote on privacy back in 2002 and 2003 and realized things have gotten even worse. We thought privacy was scarce back then, but it’s extinct now. We live in an… Read More »

Thirty-Six Minutes

    Thirty-Six Minutes This is not going to be anything like “60 Minutes”. Well, maybe a tad influenced by Andy Rooney. So anyway… the older I get the more skeptical I get. I can’t help it. Once you’ve seen it all before, you’ve seen it all before and it gets harder for hooligans to pull the wool… Read More »