Call 775-241-3571 Anytime

Click for More Info



BBT from 2020

Finding Cards, Cursors, Malware, and Obi-Wan 

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about SDs and SIMs cards


  1. Rachel talks to a confused Christy about SDs and SIMs cards in tablets (and phones!)
  2. Sue and extended video display (on a second big screen) with a Mac OS. Mirror and Extended modes along with keyboard shortcuts.
  3. Vern wonders about add-on Anti-Virus for Windows



“Once They Go Screen; They Never Go Back” 

“Whatever They Are Calling It This Month” 




 SD Card

Data storage media about the size of your fingernail.

SIM Card

Data identification card the size of your fingernail that identifies your device to the cellar data or phone provider for billing and service.

Telnet Star Wars

Watch an version of the full Star Wars Episode IV movie that only uses typeable letters, digits, and symbols with the command:



American Standard Code for Information Interchange defines numeric representation to letters, digits, symbols, and commands for computer processing.

Confidence Screen

A projection screen in the presenter’s view that displays what the audience is seeing.

Zip Files

A single file that contains one or more files compressed and sometimes password protected

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM



Renaming, Reseting and Resoluting

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about Microsoft’s name calling, preparing for the resurrection of a tablet for its 3rd life, resolving display issues.


  1. Michelle can’t find .JPGs.
  2. Rachel calls about resetting a tablet. (see notes)
  3. Joan calls about screen resolutions vs. magnified display settings

Note 1: Remember the SD card on a table or phone might have data to remove or erase. Also the SIM card will carry mobile data info on it. So cancel the account.

Note 2: You can only CREATE up to 3 new Apple IDs on your iOS device. You can ADD as many existing IDs as you want. You can create another new Apple ID online



“Two Headlights Coming At You” 

“Do You Have Internet? Do I Need It? No.” 





A warning that something is wrong. Thinkst has Canaries for IT. The term is from mining days.


Late to the Party is a plea to catch up on some topic or news story. Related LI5 explain to me like I’m five years old. 


Is the width and height of a screen expressed in pixels (not inches) or how many points of light there are along each dimension. Viewsonic has more than you want to know.

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM



Call 775-241-3571 Anytime

Click for More Info



BBT from 2020

Reviewing and Viewing

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about out of office email, and document cameras on Zoom!

  1. Adrianne works on getting her office email at home.
  2. Sue calls about a document camera options for Zoom and screen protection. Listen to the warnings about Amazon reviews before this call.



“Out of the Studio and On The Phone’” 

“Advice Best If Used By End of Week” 

“Time, Talent, Treasure whichever you want to spend” 

“Is It Snowing in Space?” – Groundhog Day





A browser based way to read and send email. Most emails providers have this option. Gmail is an example.


The one line window at the top of a browser where URL (website addresses) are typed. Can also be used for searches. 

Sock Puppet

A web user that is not connected uniquely to a single human person but poses as one. One person might have many accounts under different names posting reviews, etc.

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM



Socially Distant and Technically Close

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about radio, data transfer, and FAXING!


  1. Kirk asks listening to Radio on his phone without Data! NextRadio (not NextCall) is no longer streaming radio stations but can pick up local stations.
  2. Jim is transferring data. Note: he could get an lightning to USB-C adapter for his favorite USB memory stick.  Oops, it is Smart Switch for Samsung not Transfer.
  3. Robert is faxing without a phone line. MagicJack is another option.



“Apple said: ‘No’” 

“Main Office in Bedrock” 

“Those are things that don’t work-how about things that do?” 





Facsimile – a scan image transfer by telephone. Linus explains


Playing Video or audio content that flows over the internet data connection without downloading the entire show first.

Open Source

Free software community supported that makes their human readable source code (programs that run as the application) available for review and improvement.

Cloud Storage

Computer storage available accessed by the internet. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Amazon Web Storage are examples.


Voice over I P (Internet Protocol) – the Internet. Using the internet for phone services.

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM



Putting On Our Boots

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about 


  1. Rachel asks Whats Up with WhatsApp
  2. Mary Seeks Sound



“Knowing Where to Bang” 

“It Works Better When Plugged In” 

“Tiny Little Icon – Invisible in Dim Light” 




Right To Be Forgotten

Right to Erasure Article 17 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) includes the right of erasure of personal data


Provides data about other data. Like an envelope that describes the routing of a letter.


Microsoft has fix-it tools under the Settings | Update & Security. 


A device that connects to a computer that extends it’s ability. (Printer, monitor, keyboard, mouse)

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM