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Comment by Jay R on Will Philo Replace Your Cable TV Subscription? (November 22, 2017 06:08 AM)
Oh! More Greek words for love- agapao, stergo, and eros. I had that philo was dough, but, in truth, I didn't know how to spell phyllo....
Comment by Jay R on Will Philo Replace Your Cable TV Subscription? (November 22, 2017 06:00 AM)
Certainly No Believable Content. I sure don't watch that one. Actually, I don't watch TV. Not in my place. If I ever get too decrepit to work, I might...
Comment by Karena on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 22, 2017 05:11 AM)
I live in Rural America - when I moved to my current house, my internet bill doubled from what I was paying at my previous location for DSL - here, I ...
Comment by Brad on Forgot Your Windows 10 Password? (November 22, 2017 02:33 AM)
I had to laugh when I read the the part about what to expect when calling Microsoft, and it's very true. They really could care less about helping whe...
Comment by DonnyB on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 09:42 PM)
Just saying thanks again, Bob, for all the great work you do on Geekly Update and your other articles. I'm guessing you put in many many hours each w...
Comment by Peter on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 09:27 PM)
I talk to myself all the time. It's sometimes the only sensible conversation that I can have......
Comment by SysOp404 on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 08:21 PM)
After several sessions of teaching Windows Hello to recognize my face under various lighting conditions, NOW I find out all I needed was a sheep for t...
Comment by Audrey on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 06:52 PM)
When the electricity is out, the landline will no longer work to summon help. I'm guessing no copper landline repair will dispense with landline priv...
Comment by Bob Frazee on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 06:26 PM)
When I got my first computer in 1981 I signed up for Prodigy for e-mail and CompuServe for medical and legal research. They were the two latest and g...
Comment by BillZ on Geekly Update - 21 November 2017 (November 21, 2017 05:59 PM)
I still have a drawer with some original CompuServe CDs in there. Guess I can toss them out now! ...

Personal Articles

 

A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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