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Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.

Roll the dice for secure passwords

If you've followed this column for any length of time, you've read my rants, warnings and exhortations regarding passwords. In a nutshell, computer and Internet account passwords (email, Facebook, Twitter, banking, Amazon, etc.) need to be sufficiently complex to make...

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Memorable computer quotes

I work for many different people fixing a wide variety of computer problems. This week’s computer fix-it jobs brought to mind some technology-related quotes I’ve had stuck in my mind for years. Quotes like these can attain a proverb-like status, perfectly describing...

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AT&T covers up Yahoo crash

Most folks who pay AT&T to provide them with Internet service don't know that the email part of that service is actually handled by Yahoo. For nigh on 15 years, even though you may have been paying AT&T for Internet service, if your email address ended with att.net,...

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Stop! Don’t install that ridiculous software!

It’s called “crapware,” or, in more polite circles, “junkware.” Some varieties are called “bloatware,” but the root definition is always the same: useless, ridiculous, unnecessary and annoying software that somehow gets into your computer. Where does crapware come...

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Sometimes, honesty is not the best policy

Were you to set up a Facebook profile, would you use it to let your friends, family and others learn more about yourself? Would you talk about your personal history, likes, dislikes and other things that would let people get to know you better? Consider the following...

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I have been teaching my class two or three times a year at the Norman Public Library since 2008.

Beginning February, 2012, I toured Oklahoma, teaching my class at libraries around the state.

I also taught September 25th, 2012, at Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, OK.

Following that, the class was presented at the Norman Public Library on March 26, 2013, with 126 people attending, February 12, 2014, with 168 people attending, and November 12, 2014, with 130 attendees; also January 19, 2016, with 120 attendees. These appearances were also sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.

My tour of public libraries in the first part of 2012 was made possible with sponsorship from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO). The 2012 Library Class Itinerary included:

  • February 7, Moore Public Library, Moore, OK.
  • February 13, Belle Isle Library, Oklahoma City.
  • February 27, Choctaw Library, Choctaw, OK.
  • March 1, Mustang Public Library, Mustang, OK.
  • March 5, Del City Library, Del City, OK.
  • March 12, Edmond Library, Edmond, OK.
  • March 19, Southern Oaks Library, Oklahoma City.
  • March 26, Bethany Library, Bethany, OK.
  • April 3, Will Rogers Library, Claremore, OK.
  • April 4, Bartlett-Carnegie Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK.

Check out these awesome posters from past classes!