Saturday, May 29, 2021

MWGIC EP 000114: Computer Kindergarten & Happy Memorial Day

 




MWGIC Episode 113 - Computer Kindergarten & Happy Memorial Day: 

Dan stops in to say "hi" and gives some basic - very basic - PC tips on using the mouse, sorting columns, hovering on things, and checking where internet links are really going. Good stuff to know that most computer classes assume you already know, so no one tells you about them.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000111: The Guts Of A PC Part 1








The basics of personal computer architecture broken down and explained in simple terms mot people can easily understand. We'll take a nice long stroll around a PC motherboard and talk about who does what. This will be a two or three part series, expect the next installment next weekend.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

MWGIC Status Update 06/14/2020

Have been battling WiFi connectivity issues on my workhorse Win 10 desktop PC for a couple of months. No wired connection available in my studio space. I've had a long suspicion #WindowsUpdate broke my #WiFi. #Realtek WiFi card. Couldn't even update Win 10.

I broke down and bought a #TPLink dongle this evening. So far WiFi has been stable. Now dealing with a bazillion updates on software & drivers, including Windows. I might be back in production next week. On top of that, I am wrestling with whether to stay a #Vlogger.

Being a one-man show (Really wish I  had a co-host) I'm torn over whether to continue #vlogging on YouTube or go back to #Audio #Podcasting or a mix of both. Not a lot of spare time...but I  think I could pull it off.

At any rate, that's the latest.

Thank you for listening.

Dan

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

MWGIC-EP-110: This Virus Isn't In Your PC...Only - Hanging On To Life And Friends In The Era Of COVID-19







Show Notes:

Financial Mess:

Minnesota and Vermont Just Classified Grocery Clerks as Emergency Workers
https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/minnesota-and-vermont-just-classified-grocery-clerks-as-emergency-workers/


How the coronavirus pandemic exposed deficiencies in our economy - Video

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-exposed-deficiencies-in-our-economy/


The economic fallout of coronavirus - Video

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-economic-fallout-of-coronavirus/


White House expresses support for immediate cash payments to Americans as part of coronavirus stimulus package

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/17/trump-coronavirus-stimulus-package/


Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html


All Disney Theme Parks, U.S. Universal Studios Closing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/disney-theme-park-closed-coronavirus-1203531795/


What History Books Left Out About Depression Era Co-ops

https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/issues-5000-years-of-empire/2018/09/14/what-history-books-left-out-about-depression-era-co-ops/


Newsom signs executive order halting foreclosures, utility shutoffs

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487945-newsom-signs-executive-order-halting-foreclosures-utility-shutoffs


Tax Day is now July 15. Here’s what that means.

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/3/20/21188370/tax-day-moved-mnuchin-twitter-coronavirus


Musk the Virus Skeptic Makes Reluctant Ventilator Offer After GM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/kudlow-says-gm-ceo-offered-to-make-ventilators-for-outbreak


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Lifestyle Changes That May Stick:

Inside California's Great Lockdown, Glimpse America's Stay-At-Home Future

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/22/california-coronavirus-lockdown/?arc404=true


The drive-in, relic of yesterday, finds itself suited to now

https://apnews.com/bd766ac42089fffaf45e2920e1cd33ed


The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/technology/personaltech/working-from-home-problems-solutions.html


As More People Need To Work From Home, Companies Need To Ask Themselves If Their IT Managers Are Up To The Task

https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2020/03/17/as-more-people-need-to-work-from-home-companies-need-to-ask-themselves-if-their-it-managers-are-up-to-thetask/


Eating alone, together: Virtual dinner parties are helping people fight isolation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/03/21/eating-alone-together-virtual-dinner-parties-are-helping-people-fight-isolation/

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Health Advice:

THIS, NOT HAND SANITIZER, WILL SAVE US FROM THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

https://futurism.com/neoscope/soap-water-best-hand-sanitizer-coronavirus


No Song? 20-Second Count Made Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQOmzZIpRg





CDC On Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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Stess Relief:

Musicians At Home; Larkin-Poe To Sheryl Crow & Beyond

https://www.facebook.com/larkinpoe/

https://www.facebook.com/sherylcrow/


'A Kind of Triumph of Spirit': Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/16/kind-triumph-spirit-locked-down-italians-singing-balconies-inspire-hope-across-world


Jokes in the time of coronavirus - Chicago Reader


https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/covid-19-jokes/Content?oid=78640318