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Windows Shortcut Keys
  Posted on 10/20/09 by Matthew McCarty [ Comment on this post ][ Comment on this post ] 

Did you ever wonder what the key with the Windows logo (the one next to the Alt key) is used for? This "Windows" key allows you to perform some very useful shortcuts. Here's a list of the most common:

  • Pressing the Windows key alone will bring up the start menu when you release it. Press it again to hide the start menu. ...
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Suspicious Email and Rogue Software
  Posted on 11/18/08 by Matthew McCarty [ Comment on this post ][ Comment on this post ] 
Yesterday I received two email messages that were supposedly from "Visa Card Department support@visacard.com"  telling me that I had one or more alerts.  Each message contained a link for me to click in order to view the alert. Needless to say I did not click the link. There were several clues that lead me to believe that this email is a scam s...
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    Software as a Service
      Posted on 02/27/08 by Matthew McCarty [ Comment on this post ][ Comment on this post ] 

    A new technology has caught my intrest lately. The general term for it is Software as a Service or SaaS. What it means is that companies are putting fully functional word processors, spreadsheets and presentation applications that run completely over the Internet. There is no need to have any software loaded on your PC. The funny thing is that this is a th...

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    Password Guidelines
      Posted on 11/29/06 by Matthew McCarty [ Comment on this post ][ Comment on this post ] 

    A proper password and adherence to sound password management practices is the most important way to protect our valuable network resources and data. Please use the following guidelines to create and manage your passwords.

    • Passwords should be at least 6 characters long. ...
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    Blogging and the Classroom
      Posted on 11/29/06 by Matthew McCarty [ Comment on this post ][ Comment on this post ] 


    Many educators are becoming interested in the use of Blogs, Podcasts and forums to enhance their curriculum.  Below are links to some excellent articles on that topic.   Please note that while some of the articles refrence blogger.com--which i...

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