Category: Computing

  • Please Back Up Your Data

    You really need to back up your computer data. It’s as simple as that. There is no form of computer storage that isn’t vulnerable to data loss. Sooner or later, a loss is certain to happen. The consequences can be tragic. There are several ways to perform this vital task of safeguarding your data. One…

  • The Google May Shut Off Data

    One of the fascinating things about having a website is analyzing how people happen to visit your site. For many sites, referrals from a search engine like Google or Yahoo are a big source of visitors. This means that someone used Google to search for something, your site appeared in the results, someone clicked on…

  • Maggie Twitters

    My friend Maggie Thurber from Toledo explains a bit about Twitter and tweets. See Do you Twitter? from her blog Thurber’s Thoughts. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking here.

  • No Google Desktop

    Evidently there’s no Google Desktop for 64 bit Windows Vista. How will I survive?

  • New Computer Setup Today

    Last night I bought a new desktop computer. I’d been needing to for a while, as my current computer was about five years old. Everything was becoming slower. I run a lot of software, such as Google desktop indexing (and even another desktop indexing program, if you can figure that out), and my old computer…

  • Liberty Search

    Liberty Search is a Google custom search engine that I developed. It searches sites friendly to liberty, capitalism, and free markets, such as,, and many others. Or, visit the page at Google for Liberty Search. This page has more information about this Google custom search engine.

  • More good computer and Internet things

    Google Analytics If you have a website, you may be interested in knowing how many people visit your site. There are many web counters and other services to give counts of visitors and other statistics, but nothing I have seen comes close to Google Analytics. This free service, available at, provides detailed analysis of…

  • More favorite computer and Internet things

    More things I like and use. The first article is here: Favorite Internet and computer things.

  • Favorite Internet and computer things

    Google Alerts Google Alerts let you “save” a Google search and have the results emailed to you as new web pages that match your searches are found. This is an invaluable way to keep up-to-date on topics you are interested in.