Since my last posting, I've uninstalled the Windows 10 tech preview from all my machines. They tried to warn me when I downloaded it, but I thought it'd be ok. Well, some of the updates caused device failures, among other things. Then I read that this next update would require even more perturbations, so I decided to wait until the software is a little more mature.
I found another pc to play with! This one is the Microsoft Surface RT; the first one Microsoft offered. It's only 32gb (half of that memory is taken by the operating system), but the price was good. I'm discovering it's a great way to force me to learn more about Windows 8.1. It's not speedy, but the larger screen helps when reading the newspaper or magazines. Does anyone else have one? Let's get together and discuss what we've found out about it's peculiarities.
Ok, on with some recent links I've discovered. Let me say, again, that Feedly is a great way to get bit-sized information on a variety of subject, especially techie stuff.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR INBOX WORTH TO CYBERCRIMINALS?
I'm concerned about this stuff, and this article just makes it a little more scary. Read it all the way through. And, good luck!
WATCHING A USB HACK MAKES ME NEVER WANT TO LEAVE MY COMPUTER
Another scary scenario. The bad guys are everywhere!
PI MUSICBOX - A PI MUSIC PROJECT FOR SPOTIFY, ETC.
I have a Raspberry Pi I'm not using; this might be fun to try.
10 SECRET FEATURES OF WINDOWS 7 THAT 95% OF USERS DON'T KNOW
DO YOU WANT A MACINTOSH - THEN BUILD ONE
BUILD A PVR USING KODI
Would you like a Video Recorder for the new Dish Network? You can build one from a pc. This is a Maximum PC article on the subject.
AND NOW, SOME MORE INTERESTING LINKS TO TRY
There you are. Have fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!