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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So it goes, my day generally starts the same way … I get out of bed, get my foil covered  on my coffee cup prepared by my sweetheart hubby and then go to my office.  Most of the time I am either glued to my computer or … I’m glued to my computer. 

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Free Electronics Recycling in Santa Barbara & Central Coast

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CLEAR YOUR CLUTTER!

Here are some electronic items the our local recycling centers take:

Computers, laptops, monitors
TVs
Stereos
Microwaves
Cables, cords
All Phones
Tape, disk, hard drives (data will be appropriately destroyed)
DVD’s and VCRs

“E-waste”, includes all devices that require electricity to operate. If it plugs in, charges up, or takes batteries, it’s considered e-waste when it breaks.

Click below for information and a complete list of Recycling locations from www.LessIsMore.org.

Business Electronics
Computers & Peripherals
DVDs, CDs, Video Cassettes
Holiday Lights
Laptop Computers
Large Appliances
Office Equipment
Portable Electronics
Small Appliances
TVs and Computer Monitors
Telephones
Video Game Systems

 

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Password Mania

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Are you tired of ‘trying’ to remember passwords?

I recommend Dashlane, a password protection & encryption program.

I have been searching for a password program – Dashlane does all the work for you.  I heard about it on CBS This Morning (a terrific program). David Pogue is a writer for NYT and recently appeared on the show & recommended it.  I have been a Pogue follower for years.  Dashlane  uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) which has been adopted by the U.S. government and, […]

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Photoshop Tip: Blurring a Background

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today, I was looking for a way to take this photo:

And turn it into this:

I searched online.  I watched 2 youtube videos and scratched my head, wondering if I have a learning disability.  So, I thought I’d try something unique and found a text article by this terrific writer Lesa Snider.  She explains things in a way I can understand, which is no easy feat.  I am quite content with the results.

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iPhone stand

Friday, November 16, 2012

I’ve been looking for an iPhone case that has a built in stand but just couldn’t find the right one. At long last, I figured out that what I need is a stand. So glad to have have found this iCarpus Stand for iPhone. Now watching youtube, reading and playing games (Sudoku:) is easy.

Specs:
– Position horizontally and vertically without adjustment or assembly.
– Easily operate with 3 fingers.
– Non-slip edges provide superior protection and surface grip.
– Innovative design that fits in […]

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