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Some technical tips about online dating

This column is scheduled to be printed the week of St. Valentine’s Day so maybe this would be a good occasion on which to touch on the subject of online dating sites.

New barcodes can help you find your lost dog

This week my goal in writing this column is to give readers just a little background for the technology of the ever-more-ubiquitous “QR Codes” which are popping up everywhere. 

Computer world’s looming deadlines, relatively speaking

This week being the start of a new year is a good time to look at some upcoming events in the computer world.  For many technical support people this year is going to be, as was termed by the inimitable Yogi Berra, déjà vu all over again.

Dissecting Microsoft Windows XP ‘end-of-life’ policy

Last week all of Mexico celebrated dia de los muertos. This most colorful of holidays is a joyful time to celebrate the lives of those that have passed on and for most this is not a day to grieve but to give thanks. Perhaps this is as good a time as any for me to remind about one third of you personal computer users out there of a demise that will occur at your house next year.