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Columns

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Cleaning Bytes’

    Just like the Ghostbusters, when people see a blue screen of death – or worse, nothing at all – when they turn on their computer, they know who to call.
    A long time ago, my mom and I were designated as the official computer gurus of the family. Over the years, we’ve taken some truly terminal cases and turned them back into acceptable conduits for today’s digital society.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Masterful Pokemon Go use’

    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, chances are you’ve heard someone at least mention a little game called “Pokemon Go.” Not only that, but if you’ve seen groups of people walking down the street with their phones out, chances are that is what they were playing!  

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Tackling closet clutter’

    Hello, fellow dust bunny warriors!
    I guess most people get into organizing projects in the spring— thus the term “spring cleaning” — but for me it’s usually the middle of summer when my cleaning muse is at its peak. I guess people can safely assume it’s because I’m an introvert and therefore not out enjoying the fresh air like most “normal” people, but the truth is, it’s too hot outside for me to function, so what else am I supposed to do with my free time?

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Life-hacking on the go’

    Hello everyone! I hope you had an amazing Fourth of July!

  • Chez J. Zane: ‘July 4 treats’

    I wonder what the “young Americans” were eating on July 4, 1776? Probably not what we Americans are 240 years later. When most of us consider what to prepare for our own Fourth of July holiday, thoughts of cook-outs and picnics come to mind; food items that do not take lots of time in the kitchen and are light, cool, and with lots of flavor.
    Hot dogs are a Fourth of July staple, with all the trimmings; cooked outside on a grill over charcoal. The gas or electric grill just does not get that old-fashioned flavor of yesteryear.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘What I’ve learned as a gamer’

    Good day, fellow adventurers!
    Despite a very eventful week, I was able to spend some of last weekend unwinding with one of my favorite old pastimes, playing through some old adventure PC games using an amazing app for modern computers called DOSBox.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘TTYL!’

    Recently, I’ve heard a number of discussions from people who are nostalgic about the way things were when they were kids.
    In fact, a popular Facebook forward that is circulating through my friends list shamelessly lists the number of reasons that previous generations had a better childhood than the current generation.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Know when to fold ‘em’

    I am going to let you in on a little secret: we are all mad… bonkers, in fact… but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Color me happy’

    Home improvement projects can be daunting… unless you throw as much fun into it as possible.

  • Editor’s Column: ‘Java, java, java, java, java....’

    I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m the closest thing to a coffee fanatic you can be without actually drinking coffee. I love the smell of coffee, coffee-scented room sprays and coffee-scented wax melts. I love collecting cute coffee mugs and have an entire shelf dedicated to them in my kitchen. And I have a special affection for coffee shops, from small-town cafes to titan coffee conglomerates. They are the wave of the future… mainly because they are keeping the brilliant minds of the present awake long enough to work their magic on society.