A few weeks ago I described how I purchased new computers for my wife and a friend. What I didn't do, however, was describe what I did with their old computers.
Regardless of how you get an "old" computer -- a hand-me-down, a garage sale, a gift, a second hand store, or something else -- it's important to take the right steps to protect the previous owner, as well as yourself, and perhaps even the environment.
I describe what I did in What to Do With an Old Computer You've Been Given - What I Did With Mine.
Other articles this week
Oy, "about:blank". So misunderstood. So simple. Even useful, at times. What Is "about:blank" and How Do I Get Rid of It? Why It's Not Malware, and How You Can Use It reveals all.
Ya picked the wrong person to ask if you're too old. Am I Too Old to Start a Career in IT? Revealing the Key to Success discusses what I think is more important that the number on a calendar.
The TEH Podcast
In TEH 103: Back and forth with Dropbox. Taming Facebook. Robot dogs, and more fun TV shows., Gary and I discuss using cloud storage "differently", how I'm using Facebook "differently", how to help The Internet Archive, and how you, too can now buy a robot dog!
The Personal Side
As I discussed in The TEH Podcast, I've stepped away from the personal side of Facebook for a bit. The problem, of course, is that Facebook is now more than just "personal". I describe my approach in my personal blog post: How I'm "Stepping Away" From Facebook.
Stay safe. Be well. Be kind.
What to Do With an Old Computer You've Been Given - What I Did With Mine
A couple of weeks ago, I described how I got my wife and a friend new computers.
Each got a Google Pixelbook Go, and so far, everything's been working well.
What I didn't tell you, however, is what happened to their old computers. I took them. I'll review what I did immediately, and what my plans are for these old computers.
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This Week's Articles
What Is "about:blank" and How Do I Get Rid of It? Why It's Not Malware, and How You Can Use It
About:blank is a blank page web browsers display when they have nothing else to display.
It's not something you “get rid of.”
The problem, of course, is that about:blank can show up unexpectedly. Here's why, and what to do next.
Continue Reading: What Is "about:blank" and How Do I Get Rid of It? Why It's Not Malware, and How You Can Use It
Am I Too Old to Start a Career in IT? Revealing the Key to Success
It may seem like IT — information technology — is a career only for the young, but I'm here to tell you it's not. Besides, almost by definition, “young people” don't have “long experience”.
The kids may make the news, but those of us of a certain age (hint: I'm 62 as I write this) should not be counted out.
More specifically, we shouldn't count ourselves out.
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