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Let’s Stop These Viruses Together!

Let’s Stop These Viruses Together!

Most people like to be helpful! We like to help make our friends healthier, wealthier, and wiser. This desire to be helpful can sometimes lead to painful consequences, though. For some bizarre reason that I can’t fathom, certain people invent stories about health and try to make them go viral on the Internet. Many of these(…)

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Short URLs — How Safe Are They?

Short URLs — How Safe Are They?

URL is the abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator — otherwise known as a website address. Short URLs became popular when services such as Twitter gained momentum. It was impossible to stay within the allotted number of characters when you wanted to include the URL to a website. The only problem with short URLs are that you(…)

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Design — Less Is Better

Design — Less Is Better

Dieter Rams is a German industrial engineer who is famous for his ten principles of good design. The tenth principle is “Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.” I have recently(…)

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Bar Hopping…

Bar Hopping…

And I don’t mean where one schleps from one happy hour to another imbibing alcohol and laughing riotously. I mean my “favorites” bar or browser menu bar… the one that has the little yellow star next to it. The one that is this old girl’s e-rolodex. The best LAN administrator ever will tell you that(…)

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