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  • Organic market schools computer geek on tweeting... or do they? Organic market schools computer geek on tweeting... or do they?

    I recently tweeted about a great little crowd funding video that I saw and wanted to let the owner know so I sent an email and got a very prompt reply that went a little like this: Thanks for reaching out, we'll definitely be in touch. Just a friendly suggestion, when you're tweeting you should include the handle of the person you're tweeting. I'll use your tweet about our video (thanks btw!) as an example.

  • Shop local - Buy local now includes Boost local Shop local - Buy local now includes Boost local

    When I decided to move MrTech out of my home and into a new full time retail business, I knew the financing would be the biggest hurdle.   There is a new type of website service out there called crowd funding which basically allows entrepreneurs and inventors to put up their idea and ask for donations to help bring the idea to life. It's not really the same thing as an angel investor as the crowd funding...

  • Skadate Version 9 Review or How I Had To Learn Skadate For A Client… Skadate Version 9 Review or How I Had To Learn Skadate For A Client…

    In the past the MrTech website was used to advertise my services as a consultant in computer repairs. Growing past the point where I could service all my requests, the site was taken offline and instead I created this blog. That's not to say I'm not doing work anymore, I am having to work on all kinds of systems and I've decided to start a chronicle of these various blogs, shopping cart, dating and other...

  • Save Gas, Skip The Video Store, Get Your Movies Online Legally Save Gas, Skip The Video Store, Get Your Movies Online Legally

    I haven't seen the inside of a video store in several years When the mood to watch a movie hits us, we don't have to rush out to the video store hoping that there is still something worth watching available for rent. We also don't subscribe to one of those movies in the mail services because then we are obliged to watch the movie before sending it back and who knows when the mood will strike us to watch a...

  • Backup Your Files Using USB Flash Drive Backup Your Files Using USB Flash Drive

    USB Flash Drives Are Small and Convenient for File Backups Most computers sold in the last few years include a new kind of connection to the computer called USB which stands for Universal Serial Bus. There are currently two specifications for USB, the original USB1 and the new, faster USB2. You can connect USB1 to USB2 ports without any worries, but if you connect a USB2 device to a USB1 port, you will lose...

  • Skip The Recycle Bin When Deleting Files Skip The Recycle Bin When Deleting Files

    Save Disk Space Bypass The Recycle Bin Sometimes you want to delete some very large files but you know that by doing that you are simply moving them to the recycle bin and still using up valuable disk space. If your reason for deleting the file was to reclaim space, then you still have to visit the recycle bin and empty it...extra effort, extra clicks, more wasted time. Not if you hold down the SHIFT key...

  • Control Seagulls And Pigeons With Robop Control Seagulls And Pigeons With Robop

    Finally A Real Solution To Controlling Pesky Bird Populations Invented in Scotland, this robot bird called Robop which stands for Robotic Bird of Prey has been helping control the bird population for the better part of a decade. Made to order, most large installations will require several bases and a couple of Robop's which will allow flexibility and covering a very large area. The bird is so effective that...

  • Windows Has A Free Scientific Calculator Windows Has A Free Scientific Calculator

    The Windows Calculator Has Scientific Functions Built in Sometimes you are in need of a calculator that is a bit more advanced than the one that comes with Windows. You don't need to install any extra software, simply open the good old windows calculator by clicking on START then PROGRAMS then ACCESSORIES and finally CALCULATOR. So now the calculator is open and you have seen it before but it doesn't look...

  • Keyboard Shortcut | Find Keywords Keyboard Shortcut | Find Keywords

    Quickly Search and Find Keywords on Long Text Pages So you have typed something into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo and now are looking at one of the result pages. Most of the text on the page is likely not necessary to your research, so skip the tedious manual scanning by using the built-in search function. Click on EDIT in the FILE menu and then FIND, a box will open, allowing you to enter your...

  • Keyboard Shortcut Undo Your Mistakes and Changes Keyboard Shortcut Undo Your Mistakes and Changes

    Use the Undo function when you want to cancel your changes You are in the middle of writing an important document and you decide to try something with the formatting and then...oh, wait, no...it can't be, nooooooo it's all ruined, what happened? Argh! Relax. Don't worry too much about what you just did because now you will know the power of UNDO. The keys that enable this function are the 'CTRL' key and the...

  • Basic Searching Tips Using Keywords Basic Searching Tips Using Keywords

    Learn To Use Keywords Effectively In Your Search Everyone knows that you can go to Yahoo, Excite, Google and many other search engines to find what you are looking for. But few people know how to best use keywords to find what they are looking for. Basically, the more words you use, the more refined your search will be. For example, if you are searching for winter Olympic information, you would use these...

  • Learn A Computer Term | Printer Learn A Computer Term | Printer

    Every Printer Is Different and Price Should Not Matter All printers are not alike and what may seem like a great deal at first glance may not be a deal at all. Printers and ink cartridges today can be compared to razors and razor blades. Companies give away the razor, but charge too much for the blades. The same happens with printers. You can buy a good printer for well under $100, but you can also expect to...

  • Are You Listening To Online Radio Yet? Are You Listening To Online Radio Yet?

    Internet radio has come a very long way in a very short time A few years back, most of us had never heard of it. Some listened very sparingly to the short 'Real Audio' broadcasts that sounded worse than a tin can telephone system! Now with high-speed Internet and faster computers, Internet radio has matured quite a bit and in my opinion is much better than your traditional local radio stations for many...

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