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Technology may have made life easier but it sure has not made it safer.

Peter MacNicol from CSI:Cyber
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Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

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As a long-time Linux user I haven’t used this browser for personal stuff for awhile. However many developers insist on using Internet Explorer for much of the applications they develop. I have to use it for work but that hopefully will be coming to a close soon. 

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand

Distracted

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There are many things that distract us. Family concerns, job worries, technology, social media and more. I find myself distracted too much and its a problem in many areas of my life. God gave me two ears, two eyes and one nose so that I could be aware of things going on around me. Fortunately I have only one mouth so I can’t talk too much. I also have ten fingers which can type and that is another set ot troubles there.

The main thing is that we get distracted from relationships, driving, work by things that are bright and shiny and that is not good. It can have a bad impact on ones life. Personally I need to work harder on being less distracted.

USB Drives

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As I said earlier I went to the Walgreens where hipsters go to pick up pictures and Valentine’s Day candy. While checking out there was a bin full of 8 GB USB drives. It still amazes me how much data you can store on something the size of your thumb. My first computer that I bought back in 1995 only had a 1 GB hard drive.

The advances in technology and how we use and store data still amazes me. You can install an entire operating system on a 8 gig drive with plenty of room left for storage. I hope we all never grow tired of the next big thing in tech so we can see the wonder of creativity and engineering.

Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.com

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This is a great article about our hometown gigabit service being lauded by President Obama! We have wicked fast Internet here and its cheap.

Obama praises Chattanooga as ‘a tornado of innovation’ @ timesfreepress.com

How to Move On After Windows XP Without Giving Up Your PC

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On April 8th, Microsoft will officially cut off support, service, and security updates for Windows XP. It’s been a long time coming, but depending on where you stand, it’s either overdue or absolute armageddon.

I recommend using a Linux distribution such as Linux Mint or Ubuntu. There is a learning curve but both are free of charge and you can’t beat that. (Click the link above to read the story from Lifehacker.com)

How to Move On After Windows XP Without Giving Up Your PC