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You think learning how to use a computer takes time, try going back the other way. I'm having to reverse engineer my brain. I'd love to have a calendar that does it all but I haven't figured out how yet, except on my desktop ...
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I thought I'd mention this, even though we all already know, because I just got an email requesting an update of personal information. It looked legit; logo intact, literate. My elderly parents fell for this type of thing a month ago and could have had their life savings wiped out within seconds. Fortunately that didn't happen. I don't know WHY it didn't happen.

NEVER click on a link in an email asking you to give or change your personal information. NEVER. If you think it's a legitimate request, log into your account the way you usually do. Do NOT click on the link in the email.
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yes to that, we need to be careful and not give out personal information (in emails, and on social media) 
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Damn Windows. I turn off auto updates and it still goes ahead. Installs Skype and wipes out my Windows Explorer menu.

It's obviously not safe to leave my computer on overnight.
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+Tessa Keough I can unplug my router every night but there has to be an easier way. Still, I'm having a senior moment. Where's the button to click to disconnect?
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Someone had the idea to list all Source Detail under Master Source/Text/Comments. And it scrolls on and on and on and on. Can hardly blame them. The wording Text/Comments does kind of suggest this is where to put it.
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Originally that is how I input my data into Legacy because that is how it was taught in their book.  Since then, I've learned a lot from other genealogists and have been slowly going back through my database and removing that information.  It has been a slow process but my reports look 100% better. 
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I am reluctant to post this because everyone may run to the same side of the airplane at once. But I've changed my links in the LVUG from JLog to Dropbox and that may confuse some people.

After nearly ten years, my website is now closed. For anyone still interested, the entire content has been archived in Dropbox as MHT pages and linked from https://jlbeeken.blogspot.com. MHT is simply a form of HTML but you may have to set your browser to open them by default. Otherwise they'll look like a stream of goobledygook.

It's a simple process. Download a page to your computer. Right-click and click Open With ... then choose Chrome. This should set it for all time. For Firefox you'll have to install the unMHT plugin first.

Dropbox will throw up a 'sign up' box as an obstacle for you but you do not need a Dropbox account to download a page.

Although JLog is presently re-directing traffic, the day will come when the old links are going to 1) hit a wall of ads or 2) land on the site of someone else who's bought the domain when my site comes down.

You may want to get ahead of this by changing your links where you can. Go to https://jlbeeken.blogspot.com, find the page in Dropbox, get the URL from the address bar and use Bitly (https://bitly.com/) to shorten it.
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Thanks, +Tessa Keough.

It's all still there, just in a different format that allows me to go away for years if I want to and not have any upkeep bills to pay. You may yet hear from me again as I'm prone to the 'just one more thing' syndrome that comes with the territory we all know so well.
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Have you ever left your computer on at night and woken up to find your desktop shortcuts and menu bar moved around? It happens to me all the time and it makes me wonder what gremlin is playing in here without my permission.
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I've been writing stories since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Probably around age 2. But I still don't know how to do it. If they taught me in school I missed it. I have Scrivener on my computer. I've even tried to learn...
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This is a hypothetical Dropbox situation. Let's say you're in an accident, serious enough you're not going home again and someone's cleaning up your house and getting rid of most of your belongings. Or let's say you die and y...
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