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December 16, 2008

Submitted on 2008/11/03 at 10:49pm

I have never personally used Lotus Notes, but I have heard disappointment from others who do use it. Specifically, my friends who go to VCU told me that the school recently (over the past year or two) switched its email system to Lotus Notes. However, no training was provided to assist students with the switch and it was quite complicated. How user-friendly is Lotus Notes? Did you find it necessary to have training to use this database?

I have never personally used Lotus Notes, but I have heard disappointment from others who do use it. Specifically, my friends who go to VCU told me that the school recently (over the past year or two) switched its email system to Lotus Notes. However, no training was provided to assist students with the switch and it was quite complicated. How user-friendly is Lotus Notes? Did you find it necessary to have training to use this database?

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Lotus Notes 6.5

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Submitted on 2008/10/11 at 11:38am

I am apparently really behind the times. I had never heard of RSS. What a great concept though. Instead of wasting my time to go look at the sites I like to look at, I can just have the information sent to one location. With the information being sent as it is added, I do not have to worry about it being three days old and just receiving it. This will be a great tool to keep up with the information I want to receive.

I am apparently really behind the times. I had never heard of RSS. What a great concept though. Instead of wasting my time to go look at the sites I like to look at, I can just have the information sent to one location. With the information being sent as it is added, I do not have to worry about it being three days old and just receiving it. This will be a great tool to keep up with the information I want to receive.

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RSS and You

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Submitted on 2008/09/27 at 11:08pm

I have never heard of the brand Netgear, I use a Linksys wireless router and cable modem. It seems you had really good sucess getting everything set up and installed currectly. Who do you have your wireless internet with? I have been pretty happy with Verizon except for the problems I have encountered at my current apartment complex. Overall, I would don’t think I would go back to dial-up internet after seeing the difference in a wireless internet.

I have never heard of the brand Netgear, I use a Linksys wireless router and cable modem. It seems you had really good sucess getting everything set up and installed currectly. Who do you have your wireless internet with? I have been pretty happy with Verizon except for the problems I have encountered at my current apartment complex. Overall, I would don’t think I would go back to dial-up internet after seeing the difference in a wireless internet.

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Installing a Netgear Router at Home

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Submitted on 2008/09/27 at 8:19am

Great post, I never put much time in knowing how my GPS works. You’ve answered most questions anyone would’ve had. I personally love my GPS. I do a lot of driving, and it’s come to the point where I don’t even have to try and remember where a street was, or the quickest route to get there. I just plug in the address and the directions come up. A lazy mans dream come true!I love it!

Great post, I never put much time in knowing how my GPS works. You’ve answered most questions anyone would’ve had. I personally love my GPS. I do a lot of driving, and it’s come to the point where I don’t even have to try and remember where a street was, or the quickest route to get there. I just plug in the address and the directions come up. A lazy mans dream come true!I love it!

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Navigating with Garmin

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Submitted on 2008/09/26 at 7:50pm

Considering I do not have a GPS system, I had no idea how these worked. It is pretty amazing to me how they can have satellites that can receive the information that you send out, and know the exact location that you need to get to. Then it sends back directions in form that we can understand. Although the cost appears to be minimal at this point, I am still not sure if this is something that I can not live without at this point.

Considering I do not have a GPS system, I had no idea how these worked. It is pretty amazing to me how they can have satellites that can receive the information that you send out, and know the exact location that you need to get to. Then it sends back directions in form that we can understand. Although the cost appears to be minimal at this point, I am still not sure if this is something that I can not live without at this point.

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Navigating with Garmin

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Submitted on 2008/09/22 at 3:03pm

Great site! D

Great site! 😀

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Your Writer

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Submitted on 2008/09/22 at 2:53pm

Pretty neat!

Pretty neat!

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Submitted on 2008/09/20 at 3:31pm

I think that we are so busy that we don’t think about all the different ways we come into contact with computer hardware everyday. It has become “normal” for us to us so many different devises that years ago did not even exist. Everyday there is some new piece of technology that makes our lives easier. I may be dating myself, but I can remember when I could not imagine life without my VCR. Now there are DVDs, and you can even load movies onto your ipod. Technology has come a long way in such a short amount of time. Before long, we will have something else to replace all of these devises that we think we can not live without.

I think that we are so busy that we don’t think about all the different ways we come into contact with computer hardware everyday. It has become “normal” for us to us so many different devises that years ago did not even exist. Everyday there is some new piece of technology that makes our lives easier. I may be dating myself, but I can remember when I could not imagine life without my VCR. Now there are DVDs, and you can even load movies onto your ipod. Technology has come a long way in such a short amount of time. Before long, we will have something else to replace all of these devises that we think we can not live without.

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Work and the Common Access Card

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Submitted on 2008/09/09 at 1:26pm

I love learning remarkable quotes…keep them coming!

In reviewing what you have indicated about the Environmental Protection Agency and that agency’s revelation on computer wastes, it is more than amazing how much solid waste we do create through modern technology. I did not know that there were so many things in a circuit board that were harmful if ingested. There are some charitable groups which are accepting ink cartridges for recycling, and proceeds are donated to animal rescue missions. This is something that I have learned about, encourage, and actively participate in at work. As far as the decision not to sign the Basel Convention, I think in the next presidential campaign, citizens should stress the importance of remedies to the hazardous waste problems of societies such as ours where the same technology that lends us our freedom carries with it the responsibility of reforming our world without the threat of these toxins. This is a nicely covered topic, and thanks also for the mention of recycling companies that offer to dispose of old technology hardware for free.

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Thank you for bringing such insight regarding the issue of recycling of electronics such as the computer. I have been more familiar with the need to probably dispose of batteries, bulbs, and similar household products; but I was unaware of the transboundary movement of hazardous materials like computers; especially to LDCs (Least Developed Countries). Knowing that the relationship between human behavior, such as this, and its effect on natural hazards to cause major catastrophes ; I question why the United States signed into this international treaty (the “Basel Convention”) and have yet to ratify?

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BE AWARE OF PHISHING! by annwill

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This was very informative Post! I gained a lot of knowledge about Phising, I had no clue about this type of interent fraud. I went to Bank of America’s website on Privacy and read about the what they are doing to protect their customers identities. I have two accounts with them and I’m pleased with the effort. This will help me more vigilant in the future.

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Phishing is a very serious issue especially, since as computer users, we can literally begin the process by providing personal information to an unknown party(ies) when asked. I guess this is one of several adverse effects of having great technological advances with computer hardware and software. Duplication or replication of graphics, audio, and images, can make a consumer believe that what he/she sees is ‘the real thing’, when in fact it is not. Like the use of logos, corporate colors, or wording from legitimate organizations—as was mentioned—being use as camouflage, in the likeness of legitimate businesses, to carry out unscrupulous activities.

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E-Commerce vs. Brick & Mortar by shay23

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I love Target, but sometimes I wish their online store were better organized. When my husband and I were redecorating our house and looking for some good quality shelving and computer desks, we decided to look at items on Target’s website, as we live right next to one. The design on their site is adequate, but the options for searching can be somewhat limiting. The most annoying factor, though, was that you cannot order an item from their retail website and pick it up at your local store, which would be extremely convenient and save much on shipping.

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Shopping on-line versus the brick and mortar stores was a well-thought out idea by those who initiated the concept. Convenience—yes!—but at a price. Your selection of Target to highlight the differences between shopping styles is close to a personal experience I had with on-line shopping. Friends have said to me, “Go on-line and get it!” I did that with Target, but the cost of the item and its shipping fee exceeded much more than what I would have spent for the item in the store. Yes, shipping fees etc., could be quite alarming, depending upon the item you purchase. My personal choice is to visit the stores. There is nothing like touching the item you saw in the catalog, or as in the case of Target stores—viewing their circular as you enter the doorway—and immediately go directly to the item to make your decision.

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Home Network by tchrwannab2

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I know what you mean! Dial up might be economical, but it is definitely different from having a modem. For example, I could not imagine using DSL preparing a WordPress blog. Congratulations on your success with setting up your Verizon DSL, and of course more recently your modem, to get access to the Internet. Of course now that you are using a modem I know that you see great advantages utilizing this technology. Do you think you might want to try setting up some new type of technology in your home? If so what would it be?

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VoIP by kim74

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a subject matter which interests me. I was not aware of its operations or set up. This service seems to be quite convenient especially since one can use a computer for this service. It is comforting to know that the FCC did enforce regulations regarding 9-1-1 calls by ensuring companies provide particular information to customers to ensure no fumbles when dealing with emergencies calls. This does avoid any potential disaster(s) that could occur if customers 9-1-1 accessibility was mishandled.

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Open Source is Great! by mdholden

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OSS does provide great opportunities for the provider and end-user. I took a look at the list of different kinds of software. I wanted to expound a little on Genealogy. Most people associate this with family history. It is all about tracing your ancestry as far as one can go. Thanks to the internet, this has made genealogy much more popular. Recently new software has come out that is OSS and allows end users to track their family. You can then export your files that are compatible with other programs.
There are other examples of OSS. Some we use everyday and never know it. Many of us are into games. We like to play them at home or at work when the bosses are not looking. These are also good examples of OSS.

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Shayla Sibley Due Date 9/20/08
Collaborative Technologies
ISYS 203 U
Professor Kimberly Davis

Open Source Software
I totally agree about the thought of programmers having the freedom of viewing codes to existing software programs that enable them make to great improvements. The idea is to have the best operating systems available to the consumers. The field of technology is extremely competitive and only the best and most efficient can survive. This concept is brilliant, at any given time many great mind are working together to create “plug-ins” or add-ons to enhance the software capabilities and speed. Source Forge is on the major players in on the cutting edge of this new great idea to improve many existing software packages in the marketplace.

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Free of patents! Interesting??? How long would this last? Improving of technology for ‘the good’. Is there a ‘catch’? I cannot imagine these days that there are computer programmers willing to share their hard work and not protect it from patents in this competitive world of business. You said you had success with using it—so that is pleasing to know. I am definitely going to keep an eye and ear out for more updates on how the users and programmers interact with each other for the ‘good of technology’.

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The Mojave Experiment by scoutmstr25

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The Mojave Experiment generated by Microsoft® is a clear indication that, like many other experiments some of us have participated in—from trying that particular brand of mayonnaise for a week or wearing the [X] brand-named pantyhose for a month—tells us that some of our fellow citizens of the world do enjoy a poll test here and there. We could control this, if we choose too. I often stress that education is the key to not allowing ourselves to be ‘taken in’. Do we question these Testers as to why a particular test is done and for what purpose? Should we say no to these tests and continue with the product(s) we know that works for us? Is there always a need to change to the ‘new item’ in town? As consumers we must be informed to be better buyers. Ask the questions, even if you decide to take the test. Perhaps some marketing strategist may find the only way their product(s) would be sold is to first ‘fool’ the consumer.

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