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Showing posts from January 22, 2012

Safe Keeping

A 'Facebook friend' recently sent out the dates of her vacation. On the surface, your Facebook family is just a group of friends, right?   With the scrolling side panel in Facebook, I have viewed many items from people I don't know, including more information than should be broadcast.  So here are some tips to help you become 'Facebook smart'. Check how your profile looks publicly. Don't post private information such as times your home may be unoccupied such as vacation or when you are home alone. If you want to tell family members or close friends, do so privately so it isn't broadcasted over the social network. Do not share your phone number, address or any other personal information on your Facebook wall. You can give your family and friends this information personally. If they don't have it, they can ask privately.  Review all your privacy settings. You can customize the settings for your profile (Timeline), contact information, tagging, loc

Facebook get's Angry... Birds.

Just a little announcement... Angry Birds is coming to Facebook.. for Valentine's Day. 

Your Browser Actually Generates Cache!

Photo credit: Ladyheart from So what is cache (pronounced cash )? The official definition is a hiding place or something hidden, which seems appropriate because many people don't really know what web cache is, where it is hidden or how to get rid of it.  (Not to confuse you, but these are sometimes called browser cache or temporary internet files.) The browser program (what you use to get on the internet to browse websites) creates a web cache, or  hidden files that speeds up your browsing experience. For example, your browser might save the information and images of this page on your computer so that next time you visit, it won't take quite so long to load, making the web page load much faster the next time you visit. The catch is that it is sorta hidden and you won't find a link in the start menu so it just keeps growing and growing each day you're online. So as part of normal maintenance of your computer you probably need to occasionally clean

If you Give a Website a Cookie....

Photo by Charles M. Wrenn III. Morgue File So.. what is a cookie?  It comes with various names such as HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie although often shorted to simply 'cookie'. When it comes to the web and your browser, a cookie is: "A very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you." Source:  What is that in English?  When you visit a website, the web page 'gives' your computer a small file to store on your computer (and doesn't follow you if you use another computer or browser). This small file contains various pieces of information such as the browser you are using and your IP address and an approximate location. Some cookies will only last as long as you are on the site an

What's on the Other Side?

There always seems to be something cute online... from unique directions in Google (See #43 as you get directions from Japan to China) , to funny pictures and trivia. So today.. we will look at what is on the other side. The other side of what? The earth, of course. Make a wild guess and then give this antipodes map a try. Drop on over to the this blog, zoom in to find your the approximate location of your home or office and see where you would end up if you started digging. Will you truly be digging to China? ☺