Children Owe a Huge Thanks to Governor Rod Blagojevich

Kudos to Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois. He is standing up for children with autism: “SPRINGFIELD — Governor Rod Blagojevich is rewriting a House bill so autism treatments are covered by insurance. Blagojevich and other proponents wants insurance companies to be required to cover up to $36,000 a year for diagnosis and treatment, including speech…

Movavi Online Video Converter

When did file formats get so out of control? Documents, audio, video, and images all have different formats, and while some seem to be more accepted than others, you may have to use some of the more obscure file formats on certain occasions. For me, the most vexing file formats involve video. I can’t even…

Hardware Vs. Software Firewall

I recently had Zone Alarm on my computer and one of its updates stopped me from being able to access the Internet or email. I removed the software… and they came right up. Can you recommend a free firewall download? — Ken The primary function of a firewall in the computer world is to limit…

Microsoft Word’s Format Painter Icon

Microsoft Word makes it very easy to copy text formatting with the Format Painter icon. As the name implies, you can paint specific text formatting to other areas of your document. The Format Painter icon looks like a paintbrush. If you do not see it on the toolbar, click Commands from the Tools menu, navigate…

The News and Private Moments

With the competition for twenty four hour news, the television journalists are quickly on the scene to cover disasters, man-made or natural. There is a trend to put “a face” on the disaster and to personalize it. A microphone is placed before someone who is having one of the worse moments of his/her life. Video…

Twinkle: The Hot Scoop, Coming Soon!

If you’re like me you KNOW that Twinkle is THE twitter app for the iPhone. It has been missing from the app store. I decided to contact the good people at Tapulous to get the hot scoop on what’s going on and here is what I received. Free free to blog that it has been with…

Identity Theft Legislation Criticized

Legislation in Iowa mandates the prompt notification of a security breach. Delays in notification place victims at financial risk: “…”I’m a little bit upset about the Montgomery Ward ordeal taking six months to disclose that there was a problem,” said Rep. Dave Jacoby, a Coralville Democrat who pushed for the Iowa law, which requires companies…

New Yorker Cover Of Obama – Offensive Or Not?

If you have not seen the current cover on the New Yorker magazine, it pictures Obama in Muslim garb, his wife shouldering a AK-47, an American flag burning in the fireplace, a picture of Osama bin Laden hanging over the fireplace, all of which appears to be taking place in the oval office of the…

Wallpaper Picks for July 14th

There have been so many great wallpapers coming through that I haven’t had time to post them all, but I wanted to at least pick a few of my favorites that I thought everyone might enjoy taking a look at.  These are my wallpaper picks from WinCustomize over the last couple of days. Click each…