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Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Scam Alert

Scam Alert

This one keeps coming back.  Sounds like it’s active again.  You get calls from someone, often with an Indian accent, claiming to be from Microsoft or the Windows Support Group claiming that they have detected a problem with your computer.  This is a hoax.  Microsoft doesn’t operate this way.   Just hang up on them.  If you really have a problem, contact Glenn or Bob.  

Important note regarding Comcast 

As of today, February 25th, 2014 Comcast stopped delivering unscrambled local TV channels on their cable.  Therefore you will no longer be able to receive ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. without one of their Digital Converter boxes.  If you have the ability to install an antenna in your attic, you can receive these channels directly off the air with a digital-capable TV.   Depending on your location, you may also be able to receive them with a rabbit ear antenna.  On the other hand, if  you are served by Verizon FIOS you can still receive the local channels (3-1, 6-1, 10.1, etc)  and a lot of other channels on a Digital TV set without a converter box.    

Gmail Guide

HowToGeek.com - H0w-To Geek School series

  • Gmail Guide 1: Getting to Know Gmail
    This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of these lessons, we’ll take you from a rookie to a power user.

  • Gmail Guide 2: The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
    In this lesson, we’ll continue our tour of Gmail interface by covering the Gmail app, specifically the Android version.

  • Gmail Guide 3: Inbox Management and Labels
    In today’s lesson, we’re going to help you understand how to better categorize your inbox and organize your messages with labels and some predefined but configurable tabs.

  • Gmail Guide 4: Mail Filters and the Star System
    This Geek School lesson will broaden our discussion of labels in Gmail to include filters, and then move onto tracking important emails with stars.

  • Gmail Guide 5: Attachments, Signatures, and Security
    In this lesson, we focus on attachments and how you can spruce up your email messages with a personalized signature. We close things out with information on how to best protect your account data.

  • Gmail Guide 6: Invitations and Vacation Responders
    Integration of Google Calendar in Gmail allows you to send event invitations directly within Gmail without accessing Google Calendar. You can also add events from Gmail messages.

  • Gmail Guide 7: Use Gmail as a Task List
    For today’s lesson, we’re going to cover how to use Gmail as a task list. Gmail integrates a simple to-do list into your account. Google Tasks allows you to creates lists of items, set due dates and add notes.

  • Gmail Guide 8: Multiple Accounts, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Remote Signout
    In this How-To Geek School lesson, we discuss how to use multiple accounts, sign out of your Gmail remotely, and how to use Gmail with keyboard shortcuts — one of the features that every power user needs to know.

  • Gmail Guide 9: Use Your Gmail Account to Access Other Accounts
    After all we’ve shown you about how useful Gmail can be, you may decide to check all your email accounts (Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, etc.) in Gmail. Luckily, Gmail can act as an email client and allow you to get email from other email accounts as long as they support POP access.

  • Gmail Guide 10: Power Tips and Gmail Labs
    We wrap up our How-To Geek School series on Gmail by uncovering a few power user tips and closing things out with Gmail Labs features. Load Gmail Faster by Switching to the Basic Version If you’re accessing Gmail over a slow

Document Formatting

DOCUMENT FORMATTING ESSENTIALS by  HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL

  1. Lesson 1: Word The Interface, Fonts, and Templates
  2. Lesson 2: Word Paragraph Formatting and Creating Lists
  3. Lesson 3: Word Tables and Other Formatting Controls
  4. Lesson 4: Word Working with Pictures, Shapes, and Graphics
  5. Lesson 5: Word Mastering Styles and Document Themes
  1. Lesson 1: Excel Why Do You Need Formulas and Functions?
  2. Lesson 2: Excel Defining and Creating a Formula
  3. Lesson 3: Excel Relative and Absolute Cell Reference, and Formatting
  4. Lesson 4: Excel Useful Functions You Should Get to Know
  5. Lesson 5: Excel Lookups, Charts, Statistics, and Pivot Tables

BURMA SHAVE Signs

Do You Remember the BURMA SHAVE Signs?
 
 
For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930′s and ’40′s.
Before there were interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers’ fields.
They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet… and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.
They were funny but also made a statement-usually about safe driving. I loved looking for these signs on the side of the road as a kid.
 
DON’T STICK YOUR ELBOW 
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
Burma Shave
 

TRAINS DON’T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
‘CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER’S LAP
Burma Shave

 

SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
Burma Shave

 

DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
Burma Shave

 

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
Burma Shave

 

BROTHER SPEEDER
LET’S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave


 

CAUTIOUS RIDER
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET’S HAVE LESS BULL
AND A LITTLE MORE STEER
Burma Shave

  

SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
Burma Shave

 
AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN’T IT?
Burma Shave

 

NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
Burma Shave

 

A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN’
HE’S JUST HOPIN’
Burma Shave

 

AT INTERSECTIONS
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT’S HARD TO PLAY
Burma Shave

 

BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT’S THE SKILLFUL
DRIVER’S CODE
Burma Shave

 

THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE’S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
Burma Shave

 

CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave

 
 
PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW
Burma Shave
 
Do these bring back any old memories?


If not, you’re merely a child.

  
If they do – then you’re old as dirt… LIKE ME!