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  • Let “Washington” Pay For It (Really?)

    A good friend posted an article on Facebook that purports to explain why the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) scares the Republicans. The article posits that the GOP is scared, because ACA will work, and people will realize that they can now...


  • Upgrade Time… and questions. I need advice!

    Upgrade Time… and questions. I need advice!

    So wise friends:  Time to replace my Motorola Xoom (with LTE) tablet. The battery is now finally wearing out.  I got it so that I can tether when traveling and it has served me well.  I have decided on the...


  • Mis-using Charts to Sell Retirement Planning–Is Prudential Unethical?

    Mis-using Charts to Sell Retirement Planning–Is Prudential Unethical?

    Perhaps you have seen the Prudential advertisement that shows people placing dots on a chart showing the oldest person they know.  Prudential uses this, in comparison to the line drawn on the chart with the retirement age, to show a...


  • Internet Trumps Education? I think not…

    Internet Trumps Education? I think not…

    Contrary to what some may say (including close family relatives) the internet isn’t “all that” for solving every problem. Many seem to think that the internet (twitter) really led the way in reporting news because of access to police scanners,...


  • Terrorism: I do not think it means what you think it means

    Terrorism: I do not think it means what you think it means

    TERRORISM: Used by our own government to Terrorize Our Own Citizens? Do you wonder how the government manipulates words to make us “feel” certain ways, with the intention of manipulating the population as well? I have to admit, in a...


  • Learn Photoshop Layers from Puppets, without Federal Funding!

    Learn Photoshop Layers from Puppets, without Federal Funding!

    Yup, you read that right–you can learn a bit about Photoshop layers in a 5 minute video tutorial, from Puppets.  According to PetaPixel.com: Here’s a humorous and lighthearted 5-minute video titled, “Fafa’s Photoshop Tutorial.” Created by the comedy series Glove and...


  • Driving “not my forte’ ” says “Double Parker.”

    Driving “not my forte’ ” says “Double Parker.”

    Has Russia found the solution to bad parking and errant parkers?  I am almost willing to give this a try! Let me explain. Several weeks ago, during spring break, my son and I decided to go to Chic-fil-A for lunch....


  • DVD Ripping made easier (free until 30 November)

    DVD Ripping made easier (free until 30 November)

    At Real Tech for Real People we want to make life easier for our friends that don’t live for the tech but still want tech in their lives.  One thing that is always challenging is making backup/archival/digital copies of DVDs...


  • Real Tech for Real People has gone Video!

    Real Tech for Real People has gone Video!

    I haven’t done a sufficient job of sharing it from here, but our Real Tech for Real People podcast has gone video!  We use the Google+ Hangout “On Air” feature to not only share our show live, but also to...


  • The Power of the Spin

    The Power of the Spin

    I have heard quite often, from several sources (not the least of which is President Obama) the phrase “It’s just the right thing to do.” We seem to all want to do the “right thing” so that line, without any...