Author: Jim Collison

Google Street View Runs Into a Deer – All Captured on the Web!

Sometimes, even trying to do the right thing with technology can go terribly wrong.  The picture is from the vehicle being used for Google Street View and shows a baby deer getting hit in real time.  I know this sounds bad at the moment, but the deer did get back up and walk away from the accident.  So watch out when you are out driving and taking pictures for Google.  You never know what will happen next! Remember, I search so you don’t have to! Credit for the photo: http://thedw.us/post/74073534/google-maps-find-of-the-day-the-google-maps-van

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80’s Rocker Bryan Adams, Reckless for 99 cents!

If you loved the 80’s like I did, you will love this!  Amazon is selling the entire Brian Adams, Reckless Album for 99 cents!  That’s right, the entire album for the price of one song.  Not sure how long it will be out there, so be quick.  It’s not like they will run out of inventory!  Here is the link. Remember, I search so you don’t have to!

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Home Server Show #32 – Add-in Review for Recorded TV Manager

Dave over at The Home Server Show has produced another fantastic podcast for the Home Server user.  This week, he and John (Diehard) cover an updated add-in as well as the most current news and notes for all things WHS.  You will want to check this out. You will also want to know that I was #2 in the “first feed” category (you know what that is if you listen to the show.)  I’m sure Dave will mention it on show #33, coming soon. Remember, I search (and listen to podcasts) so you don’t have to!

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The new breed of computer security problems…Scareware!

From http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?editorialsid=2617  Click to read. Many of you have already seen this type of scam or had it happen to you personally.  A window pops up telling you that your computer is in danger of being infected and you need to buy “AntiVirus 2009” to get rid of it.  These pop-ups can trick you into buying unneeded software, steal personal data and passwords, and block updates and access to anti-virus Web sites. Welcome to the wonderful world of rogue security software, also known as scareware. Scareware can attack you from anywhere (home or office) and at any time to any

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Preparing and Filing Your Taxes Shouldn’t Cost You a Bundle! How About Less Than $20?

At least in Nebraska! It seems like in years past, I have always had to use some software to file both my federal and state taxes.  I would shell out between $30 to $50 for the software and it would cover one federal form and one free e-file fee.  Then it would ask if I want it to file the state at the same time, always for a fee between $10 and $20, depending on the company.  Of course, I was in the thick of it, so I would say, why not, and pay the fee!  Last year, I covered

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