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  • 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...


  • Your First Hour…

    Your First Hour…

    FastCompany recently published a very good article with recommendations on what to do (and not do) with your first hour at work. I especially like two of them. Customer Service, and “Don’t check email.” It’s difficult, especially with email on...


  • Real Tech for Real People, Episode 111 “The Self Driving Episode”

    Real Tech for Real People, Episode 111 “The Self Driving Episode”

    Still slowly catching up on the Real Tech podcasts (you can find all the episodes, including the most current, over at http://rtfrp.com) This is episode 111. Show Notes: NEWS: AND… GOOGLE DRIVE is official.  Is it a “Wow!” or an...


  • The Freeh Report, Here

    The Freeh Report, Here

    It’s not suprising that it is difficult to download the Freeh report.  I was able to, and am making it available here.  Consider me a “mirror.”   FREEH REPORT_FINAL_071212 E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS


  • America, You Frighten, No Terrify, Me

    America, You Frighten, No Terrify, Me

    Are we just one bad experience away from descending into mob-rule and vigilante justice?  Is America so filled with anger that we no longer are able to see the distinction between justice and vengeance?  More importantly, have we lost sight...


  • Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Can there be an event that is more social than the Olympics?  One would think that if any organization would encourage the concepts of sharing, of openness, of coming together to share an event through whatever means, it would be...


  • @USOlympic Committee Makes Olympic Sized Mistake

    @USOlympic Committee Makes Olympic Sized Mistake

    The USOC has finally gone too far.  And by finally, I mean they did a while ago, but now they have REALLY done it.  In a yarn I couldn’t spin myself even if I tried, they are going after grandmas, moms,...


  • Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com to qualify. To vote for our business: 1. Go to...