Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Scamfinder is a tool to learn about the most common scams against individuals and businesses. It is updated as new scams appear.

The site was compiled by Sheryl Harris, consumer affairs reporter for The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper. It was designed by Felesia McDonald and William Neff.

You can read Sheryl's columns online. If you have a question about a scam or you suspect you were the victim of a scam you don't see in Scamfinder, e-mail Sheryl.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Wurlitzer Organs in NE Ohio

The Plain Dealer had a story on Wurlitzer organs on December 4. http://www.cleveland.com/plaindealer/stories/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1228383050108270.xml&coll=2

It seemed very relevant after our meeting on November 25 with David Kennett.

There was also a sidebar that mentioned these local Wurlitzers:

Where they are....

During the silent-film era, movie houses were equipped with theater pipe organs - giant pneumatic contraptions that accompanied the action. They were usually Wurlitzers. Here are public places where the organs can be seen and heard:

Akron Civic Auditorium, Wurlitzer
Canton Palace Theatre, Kilgen
Grays Armory in Cleveland, Wurlitzer
Lorain Palace Theatre, Wurlitzer
Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland, Wurlitzer
Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Kimball

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Test your Phishing Knowledge

SonicWall is providing a online test that shows you several emails and asks you to identify them as legitimate or Phishing scam, afterwards you can see why you were right or wrong for each one. here's the link: http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/index.html

Monday, November 10, 2008

Recycling in Oberlin this weekend

ServiceMaster to recycle electronics

Monday, November 10, 2008

ServiceMaster franchises will sponsor a computer and electronics recycling drive Friday and Saturday .

Old computers, monitors, keyboards, cable boxes, extension cords and wires, and old telephones, cell phones and battery backups will be accepted.

Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at ServiceMaster by Corbett, 60 Shiawassee Ave., Fairlawn, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at ServiceMaster for Quality, 8805 East Ave., Mentor, and ServiceMaster by Horton, 305 Artino St., Oberlin.

For more information, call 866-796-3937 (Lake County); 440-774-2117 (Lorain County); or 330-864-7300 (Akron).

Plain Dealer 11/10/08

Saturday, September 20, 2008

LCCUG Animoto Video

Go to the bottom of the page to see the Animoto slide show I made for LCCUG.
These are easy and fun to make. Picking the music is the hardest part!!

Make your own at http://animoto.com It's free, easy and fun.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

What do you think about VISTA?

I hear many people who are quick to mention the horror stories that they have heard about Windows VISTA operating system. Some of it seems to be appropriate, but I think a lot of it has grown out of proportion.

So we have the Mojave Experiment. A group of computer users test a "new" operating system named Mojave and give their opinions.

Very interesting!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Online EBooks

Here is a great place to start looking for free eBooks.

The Internet Public Library has links to most of the big collections here:



Here are the 20 Best Websites to Download Free Ebooks from Hongkiat.com


Keep checking here for more - I will be adding to this...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

More Tutorial/Learning Websites

Be a Life-long Learner:

In the August LCCUG Newsletter, I wrote about free learning opportunities.
I have since found a collections of tutorial websites that are very extensive:

The Big List of Sites that Teach you how to do Stuff:


The specific ones I mentioned in the club newsletter were"

E-learning for Me

Learning Express Library - practice tests and computer training

Learn Anything: 100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials

Virtual University