Insert A Copyright Character Into A Word Document

In previous tips, I’ve showed you how to insert special symbols onto a Microsoft Word document. A Lockergnome reader recently submitted a question about how to insert a copyright symbol into a Word document. If AutoCorrect is turned on in Word, all you have to do is type (c) and Word will automatically change the…

Nikon D700 and SB900 Unboxing!

Today I received the call from Pro Photo Supply and they informed me that the goods are in. A quick rush to the shop and back and we are here. The new Nikon D700 and SB900 are just phenominal! The D300 is now the backup body. Sorry little guy. For the complete unboxing photos, go…

Restaurant Etiquette – Single or Multiple Checks?

I recently went to lunch with a co-worker of mine. When we reached the end of our restaurant visit, my co-worker asked for separate checks. Apparently, here in Sioux Falls, SD that’s the way it’s done. All of my friends here ask for separate checks. This annoys me to no end. Why not make it…

Gmail is unsecured by default. How to make Gmail secure!

From the start Gmail supported https connections which insures a secure, encrypted connection to Gmail’s server so that someone with access to the network you’re using couldn’t eavesdrop on your connection and capture the mail you’re reading. However, Google doesn’t force all users to use the https and allows people to stay connected to Gmail…

eBay Scam or Attempt to Back Out of Auction?

I came across a very interesting story today that is about an eBay seller who is attempting to get out of an auction because the final selling price is so low.  Here are excerpts from the story: This is the response of the seller when returning the buyer’s $250 deposit: We are devastated with our…

Google And Its Fleet Of Hybrid Vehicles

Google has a project called RechargeIT that is assisting small start up companies in their development of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Google has also put into service a small group of demonstration vehicles for its corporate fleet of cars. These vehicles are charged using solar power which is being generated on the Google campus, located…

Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture

It is with great sadness that I post this. Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor, had pancreatic cancer; and, at forty seven, Professor Pausch has passed away. Professor Pausch’s famous Last Lecture is on YouTube. It is a presentation on “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. It is a video that speaks volumes: [kml_flashembed…

Troubleshooting Encryption In Vista Part III

EFS protects data from being read, not deleted. Because attempts to copy an EFS-encrypted file fail, many assume that an unauthorized user cannot delete the file either; however, it can be deleted. EFS protects data stored on a local NTFS partition. It does not protect data when it is sent across a network. This is…