Do you back up your external drives?

I participated in a presentation for Washington Apple Pi last Saturday. I was a part of a panel on tips and troubleshooting. In preparing for the session, I packed a bag of my favorite computer hardware.

Along with a few other pieces of hardware, I took my favorite portable hard drive and my favorite drive gadget, the NewerTech Voyager Q.


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New gear for my new iPhone

I have to admit it! For the third summer in a row, I found myself in line last Friday to buy the new iPhone 3GS. Since Apple did not change the form between the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, and since my husband also bought one, we will be needing another external battery pack at our house! Join me as I explore the different type of battery packs and and their features.
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Printing from blogs and other long pages

I gave our old PowerBook to my 90 year old aunt several months ago. This has been a true adventure for her as she had never really used a computer before. Actually, I gave her the computer, an older AirPort Extreme, a printer and even an iSight camera. Aunt Lee lives in California--and I am in Virginia, so we have used iChat screen sharing many times as I teach her more about her computer.

The other day I sent her a link to one of my favorite blogs, Bakerella. If you have not seen it and you enjoy baking or cake decorating, this is a wonderful site. Aunt Lee discovered a recipe for Lemon Bars. Of course, she needed a printout to use while she cooked.
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Interesting links 2009-06-17

If you ask that question to a friend, most people will say that they want to be able to surf the web to find information and do email.

I have noticed that several of the authors of blogs that I follow occasionally post interesting or useful links. I have decided to adopt the practice. The links I provide will generally be to technical sites or to sites that I think will be of interest to a wide audience of readers.

My husband had a heart attack last summer. It caused quite a scare since he did not seem to be a heart attack candidate. He eats sensibly, watches his weight, exercises regularly and his medical tests were in the normal or very slightly elevated range. On the advice of his cardiologist, we invested in a blood pressure machine. I have been looking for a good blood pressure chart, and I have found one! Check this link out:
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