Playing Catch Up

I’ve moved my RSS reader from Google to Bloglines since Google doesn’t notify me when I’ve updated my Tech Tips blog. I’ve unsubscribed and re-subscribed to it twice and it still wasn’t working right. No problem since moving to Bloglines. Hopefully, I’m the only one with this problem, but I doubt it. Will have to remember to email my school folks that if they are using Google Reader and haven’t been getting my Odds & Ends posts, then they need to subscribe via email and/or possibly switch to another reader.

Its been difficult switching over all of my feeds (plus adding new ones!) and getting used to the new interface. I have to admit that I “mark all as read” for many of the posts, especially for news and entertainment blogs. Now that I’ve had more time (Whoo Hoo! Spring Break!), I’ve been catching up and here are some articles I’ve found interesting today: “Microsoft Surface arrives at AT&T first” – AT&T the first to use the Microsoft Surface tabletop like computer. For additional details on the new computer, go here. “Google searchers could end up with a new tpe of bug” – hackers adding code/program that takes searchers invisibly to the hackers site then to correct site and leave a bug on the searchers PC that can steal your personal information. “Personal gene scans: Vanity or science?” – for $1000-2000 you can have your genes scanned for 500,000 to 2 million of the 3 BILLION gene points. The scans look for specific health conditions, but is it really worth it? “Whiteboard: Erase permanent marker from your dry erase board” – I’m going to put the steps here since I know the site is blocked at school:

  1. Get the board you want the stuff off.
  2. Get a dry erase marker (yes, we will make marks to take marks) and a dry eraser.
  3. Draw over what you want to erase (make sure you draw slowly to fill it in better).
  4. Erase.
  5. Done! “Researchers turn brushing your teeth into child’s play” – a computerized toothbrush!

That’s all for today. More to follow, I’m sure!