Steve Kurtz
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Do Yourself a Favor – Read your SPAM

December 30th, 2019

SPAM. It’s ugly. No one wants it. And it can be downright hurtful. At least SPAM of the email variety. The likes of Comquest, AHOL, Veryson, Yeehoo (names changed to protect their privacy – hereafter CAVitY), know this and want to make you, the customer, happy. CAVitY’s idea of making you happy is to block […]

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Hubble Math

February 16th, 2016

I saw a photo of Earth where the author claimed the photo was taken from the Hubble Telescope.  That irked me, because to take photos of the universe, the Hubble needs a very narrow field of view.  If we were to point Hubble at Earth, we’d see only a small fraction of the surface. That […]

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QR Codes

March 11th, 2011

If you haven’t encountered these strange looking black and white dotted boxes yet, you will soon.

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My Android “Top Five Apps” List

November 17th, 2010

A few months ago I made the switch from Palm to Android. It wasn’t a difficult choice; Sprint made me an offer I could not refuse. And I’m glad I switched. And as a happy Android user, I feel compelled to share my top 5 “Must Have” applications for Android.

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iPad: iStud or iDud?

January 30th, 2010

It was relatively amusing reading the early commentary on Apple’s newest hardware, the iPad. It’s as if the media was looking for something to endorse, and the iPad was in the right place at the right time, even if it was the wrong product.

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You are your last line of defense

November 23rd, 2009

“Wow! Is that really you in this video?” the note on my Facebook page read. It was from Jim who sometimes does send interesting links and I was curious. “Click” …

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Facebook suggests an anonymous user: Me

June 2nd, 2009

How much does Facebook really know about us? Facebook correctly flags an anonymous user as my friend.

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Move Facebook Events to the top of the page

April 28th, 2009

Move the Facebook Events box to the top of your Facebook page thanks to this awesome script from Wezz.

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PING.FM makes updating your Status a breeze

April 10th, 2009

Social networking done right means paying attention to your social investments. PING.FM helps with cross-site status updates.

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The Trickle Down Theory

April 2nd, 2009

Trickling down old technology is a great way to keep your old electronics out of the e-waste stream, and give them new life in the hands of an appreciative owner.

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