You know the drill: Like, Subscribe, Click the Notification Bell.
These days, it’s just not enough. I’ve received a ton of messages saying people thought I had stopped making vids!
It’s the usual seesaw: we’re all supposed to do BLAH, so then we do it, and then it no longer matters since everyone is doing it! Since everyone has liked, subscribed, and signed up for notifications for all kinds of channels, YouTube doesn’t actually send many notifications any more.
Well, I’m sure they do, but not for my channel according to my subscribers. There’s also the fact that over 43 YEARS of video is uploaded to YT every day – so you can imagine the sheer volume of notifications that must zoom around every second.
What to do?
In recent years, Microsoft hasn’t done a very good job with updating Windows 10.
Even those updates that are ‘fully tested’ often end up royally screwing up some computers. Everyone just assumes that a new Windows Update means crashes, blue screens, and stuff that doesn’t work anymore.
What if you could just roll back your PC to before the update, and prevent it from installing again?
Well, you can!
And it’s much easier than you think…
Sometimes, you just need to Print Big.
Historically, this was done with Microsoft’s Paint application. But recently, they noted that Paint will be getting an update.
If recent Microsoft ‘innovations’ are any indication, they’ll remove this terribly useful feature.
What are we supposed to do then?!
It turns out you already have 2 other methods to turn a photo into a giant multi-page poster. You just don’t know it yet!
The Cloud may be handy for backups, but what if you don’t want all your stuff sitting on Big Data’s servers forever and ever?
In the past, the best Windows provided was Backup and Restore. Frankly, it was crap.
With Windows 10, things changed: Now with a cheap external hard disk and just a few clicks, you can have a full, incremental, reliable local and PRIVATE backup of all your data.
It’s much easier to set up than it sounds!
File History is pretty cool. It allows you to automatically and incrementally backup all your files.
That means smaller backup sizes, easy restore if your puter crashes, and it’s literally ‘set it and forget it’.
The trouble is that File History likes to crash – it just stops backup up your stuff.
There are tons of solutions out there, but this one is the ONLY one I have ever found to work.
It’s a bit tedious, but who cares when it’s free and easy to fix?!
Most lighting these days uses LEDs. They’re super-low power, provide good light, and last a long time.
But you probably still have some fluorescent lights left.
If you’re like most people, you haven’t quite gotten around to replacing them with LED tubes. You really should replace them though since LED tubes use much less power than fluorescent ones.
The trouble is, it’s complicated. There many types of fluorescent fixtures and rewiring is often required.
So, how do you make it as easy as possible?
I finally managed to read Arthur Firstenberg’s book, The Invisible Rainbow.
The well-documented book chronicles the multitude of effects of everything from the first telegraph lines and electric lighting to modern day wireless systems. The data is plentiful and the effects are… well, not very good.
But I found myself with more questions than answers..
For example, why did 5 children get cancer at 1 school in Spain after the first digital cellular tower was turned on? What about the other schools or hospitals with antennae next to them? They were all over the world!
At the same time, it’s hard to discount the stories as just, “correlation does not equal causation”. At this point, there’s simply too much data out there to ignore it or try to explain it away.
If you’re looking for answers or solutions, this book doesn’t have any. What it does have is a fascinating look at the LONG history of the negative effects of various types of EMFs on human, plant, and animal life – over literally hundreds of years.
If you’re worried that only ‘crazy people’ think that 5G may be dangerous to your health, don’t be.
Just one week ago, a new paper was published by a well-respected epidemiologist. He reviews past studies of various wireless technologies and asks quite a few interesting questions about the safety of 5G as well as current wireless tech.
In the end, his opinion is that as with a viral outbreak, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s nice to see more people stepping forward and expressing their concerns based on available data.
Let’s hope more people do the same!
Given the state of the world, you could be forgiven for planning ahead with things like back-up power and a method of preserving food.
Deep freezers – or chest freezers – are great for storing large amounts of food for a long time.
But how much juice do they really use?
If you’re running on the back-up power of a generator, for example, will the deep freezer suck too much electricity?
It turns out the answer will surprise you!
So there you are, trying to view holiday photos and video from friends and family.
The files in question have the extension HEIF or HEIC, which you’ve never seen before.
No matter what you do, they just won’t open. They also don’t have a thumbnail preview in Explorer.
So how the heck do you view these things? And why aren’t they just simple JPEGs or MP4 files?