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Reflections and tips on tech, websites, the economy, investing, and other insights that come my way

Windows 10 Fall Creator Update Kills Seagate's Backup Plus External Hard Drive

What a coincidence...? Windows 10 Fall Creator updates Sunday/Monday. My Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive appears to have died - lights are on, engine is running but it's not accessible from my hard drive. (Yes, we looked at the Disk Management system.) Happened to have a brand new Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive handy, so I restored...
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Guest — Sheila McPhelps
Hmm. Makes you wonder about what was intended with that Microsoft update.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:47

Temporary problem with WSJ.com, nasdaq.com and dictionary.com

Temporary problem with WSJ.com, nasdaq.com and dictionary.com
If it's not broken, why would I update it?  Yesterday (June 8, 2016), I ran into a problem loading dictionary.com, nasdaq.com and WSJ.com.  It all started with dictionary.com loading very, very slowly and I informed them of the problem.  By the end of the day, none of the sites would load on Chrome or Firefox.  I was convinced I...
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Website Update Delays - Where Are My Changes?!

Website Update Delays - Where Are My Changes?!
Are you finding that code changes to your website can take up to five minutes to go live? Do you suspect that your web pages are being automatically cached somewhere between your webhost's service and your device but DNSFlush isn't resolving the problem? Are the delays in reflecting code changes consistent over an extended period of time...
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Breakthrough Energy Coalition - Too Important for Just a Comment

Breakthrough Energy Coalition - Too Important for Just a Comment
Yesterday, I was listening to an interview with Bill Gates regarding his "Breakthrough Energy Coalition".  I thought, "What a great addition to my initial blog post - Apprehensive Optimism!"  But Mr. Gates' announcement is far too important to be footnoted in a comment of a blog post.  This is HUGE!  The Breakthrough Energy Coal...
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Apprehensive Optimism

Apprehensive Optimism

Enough procrastination, it's time for the first blog post. I've been wracking the brain for days, looking for the hidden gem of an economic issue, hoping for the blue moon insight on an upcoming technology trend and I've come up with nothing. I have all sorts of notes with ideas for blog posts but they don't have the flash-bang I would love for the first blog post *drum roll-to-fizzle*. With or without a Nobel prize worthy topic (yeah, right...), it is time to get started.

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Guest — Rev. Todd Young
About that solar power plant in Morocco . . . Should those of us who live in the U.S. worry that Morocco is sucking up all of the ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:50
Debra McNeill
The Noor 1 Solar Power Plant went on line last week! You can read about it here - http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/africa/ouarzazate... Read More
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:37