What is a Chromebook like to own?

tl;dr: It’s better than I thought it would be. You need just need to learn the tricks. Install crouton and Chrome Remote Desktop.   Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the ultrabook market for something that would have sufficient power, a day-long battery, and enough portability to allow me to carry it around comfortably. …

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Happy Thanksgiving! … now what to get for Christmas?

Truly, I wish you a happy thanksgiving.  According to history.com: In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until …

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Initial Reaction: SOL Republic Track HD Headphones

So, today I decided to pick up a pair of SOL Republic Tacks HD headphones from the store.  I had been using a pair of noise cancelling headphones for a few years but they’ve been getting kinda rough.  They were mostly held together with masking tape.  I picked these up for $130 at the Apple …

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How can I make my Excel formulas more readable?

Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool.  You can use it to track your personal budget, create a shopping list, or build a corporate cash-flow statement.  Sometimes, troubleshooting an Excel file can be difficult, though.  As you can see in examples below, the variables in an equation are represented by grid coordinates consisting of letters and numbers.  This means that …

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