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Checking in with Grupo Pagan, the Band That Would Have Played in the CCR in April

Mark Bialczak | 2 months ago
It would have been a big and happy concert for Edgar Pagan and his band mates in Grupo Pagan.
Checking in with Grupo Pagan, the Band That Would Have Played in the CCR in April

Unfollow, Unfriend or Block

Keith Gatling | 3 months ago
When dealing with a disagreeable person on Facebook, someone whose opinions you happen to disagree with, or someone who just happens be annoying or upsetting, you have three options: unfollow,...
Unfollow, Unfriend or Block

A Family House Lies in the Heart of the Matter in 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago
The big, beautiful house always sticks in Jimmie’s mind, sometimes in reality and always in his dreams.
A Family House Lies in the Heart of the Matter in 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

'Banana Split' Indeed Moves Past the Friendly Liverpool Familiar

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Oooooh, they're eating at Heid's!
'Banana Split' Indeed Moves Past the Friendly Liverpool Familiar

'Driveways' Lets Us Appreciate Brian Dennehy Demonstrate His Wide Range One More Time

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Brian Dennehy pulls the switch off with equal reluctance, acceptance, recognition and charm in the most marvelous little independent film Driveways.
'Driveways' Lets Us Appreciate Brian Dennehy Demonstrate His Wide Range One More Time

My Word, 'Sometimes, Always, Never' Settles into Its Unique Family Mood

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Life isn't easy for Alan.
My Word, 'Sometimes, Always, Never' Settles into Its Unique Family Mood

'I Am Not Your Negro' Proves to Be Timeless

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Raoul Peck directed I Am Not Your Negro from the words and mind of James Baldwin in 2016.
'I Am Not Your Negro' Proves to Be Timeless

Some Books Weren't Great until Decades Later, Mr. Gatsby

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
When we think of certain authors, select books immediately come to mind. These are the books they’re best known for...their masterpieces.
Some Books Weren't Great until Decades Later, Mr. Gatsby

You Can Unsend that Email, Honest

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Have you ever fired off an email message to someone and immediately regretted it? Or maybe you just put the wrong information in it.
You Can Unsend that Email, Honest

'Just Mercy' Shows the Deep Scars of Legal Racial Horror

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
The decade in which the incidents that Just Mercy are based upon is the 1980s.
'Just Mercy' Shows the Deep Scars of Legal Racial Horror

Don't Try to Learn Everything about Your New Device Right Away

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Wax on, wax off.
Don't Try to Learn Everything about Your New Device Right Away

Here's How You Can Create Custom Number Formats

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
OK, this one's gonna be incredibly geeky...but I just had to share it because some of you might find yourself running into the same problem.
Here's How You Can Create Custom Number Formats

Mister Rogers Cornered a Market from Up North

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
OK, I'm willing to bet that we all knew that Mister Rogers' first name was Fred.
Mister Rogers Cornered a Market from Up North

Visiting the 'Little Mermaid' Statue, Heads and Tales

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
The year was 1976, and about 60 of us from SU’s Hendricks Chapel Choir had arrived in Copenhagen to begin a four-week concert tour of Europe.
Visiting the 'Little Mermaid' Statue, Heads and Tales

Sometimes the Trivia Deserves a Longer Look: Sea Here

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
One of the things we really miss about doing in-person trivia nights is the ability to go a little in depth about the answers to some of the questions.
Sometimes the Trivia Deserves a Longer Look: Sea Here

Google Translate Works When You Stick with It

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
I was doing a little research on the statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, when I saw an interesting citation from the German magazine Der Speigel.
Google Translate Works When You Stick with It

Do You Need Office, Google or Both?

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
There are two big players out there in the productivity software world. One is the very well-known Microsoft Office, and the other is the slightly lesser-known G Suite.
Do You Need Office, Google or Both?

Google Groups Can Help Solve That Big Email Question

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Last year I posted about the patron who came in, looking for a simple way to send email to the same 40 people each time.
Google Groups Can Help Solve That Big Email Question

That Great Photo of You on Your Friend's FB Page Could Disappear

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Nine years ago, I worked somewhere else. Yes, I actually had a life before LPL...several of them, for that matter.
That Great Photo of You on Your Friend's FB Page Could Disappear

When You're Buying a Printer, Inexpensive May Not Be

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
When does spending more money at first save you more money in the long run?
When You're Buying a Printer, Inexpensive May Not Be

Mr. G Still Appreciates Sound Advice

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I like to discover new music. From all different genres. We used to do that by "listening to the radio." And you didn't have to keep changing the station to...
Mr. G Still Appreciates Sound Advice

When You're Taking a Charge, Wired Is Better

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Well, I’ll have to admit that one of the upsides of being pretty much confined to my house for the past two or so months has been the ability to...
When You're Taking a Charge, Wired Is Better

It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Last year, as I was sitting at my little table, waiting for people to come see me for Drop-In Tech Time, a guy came out if the Carman Room, and...
It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Unlike me, my oldest daughter has beautiful handwriting. So beautiful than when she was in high school, she said that there should be a font made of it.
Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Yes, I can hear you all now saying, “Better than Apple Music? Whaddaya mean better? What’s wrong with the Apple Music app? For that matter, what’s wrong with Spotify and...
There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

Keith gatling | 6 months ago
When you're an Android user and you're thinking about the best way to keep your tunes around ...
If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
A year or so ago, I saw an ad for a service called StoryWorth that would send one question a week for a year to the family member of your choosing.
So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Keith Edward Gatling, of Syracuse, N.Y., has died, and no longer has to deal with the people who wouldn’t listen to him the first time around...when he was right.
You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my first paying job was as a boy soprano at an Episcopal church in South Orange, New Jersey.
Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I promise you, really, I didn’t come up with this idea because of the current COVID crisis.
Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Things to Do Just in Case ... You Know

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Back in March, we had a program planned on How to Write Your Own Obituary, and a fair number of people had signed up for it.
Things to Do Just in Case ... You Know

Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
And here’s the final piece...maybe what kind of phone you have depends on what everyone else in your family has.
Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Still not sure what kind of phone you should get? That’s OK, we haven’t gone through all the considerations yet, but here’s one for you...what do you want to do...
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
In my last post on getting a smartphone, I considered what kinds of devices you may already have.
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
OK, so now it’s time for the big question...just what kind of cellphone...or really smartphone...should you get? Should it be an Apple or an Android?
When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Oh. My. Goodness. You’re gonna ask me about taking that jump from the old phone to a new phone, as in, which one? Well it’s not that simple.
Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
A few posts back, when I talked about the arrival of Apple’s second generation iPhone SE, I mentioned that it was their new “budget model” iPhone, but it wasn’t so...
When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
A while back, I announced the long-awaited arrival of the second generation iPhone SE. I also announced that I’d be waiting a while to get one, until I got enough...
You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
Taking safe walks around our neighborhoods on Wednesday, Community Engagement staffer Cindy Hibbert and myself both noted that we had seniors from Liverpool High School who lived nearby.
Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Sometimes You've Just Gotta Read an eBook

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Right now eBooks are pretty much all you can get from us until we open to the public again. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
Sometimes You've Just Gotta Read an eBook

Greetings from Us to You

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
The library doors have been closed because of the Coronavirus for more than two months now.
Greetings from Us to You

Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Many years ago, everyone in our family had an AT&T GoPhone. Everyone, that is, except for our toddler daughter, who obviously didn't need one.
Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Read All the Fiction You Want, but This Real World Is Crazy

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
My old girlfriend read a lot of Harlequin romance novels.
Read All the Fiction You Want, but This Real World Is Crazy

Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
A few weeks ago I told you how you could create your own custom Mothers Day cards...or cards of any occasion, for that matter.
Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Bloatware is a term people use to describe software that they think is bloated with too many features...too many useless features...too many features that are useless to them...at the moment.
Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Recently, I posted about how people who didn't really want to deal with Facebook could do so without giving up their privacy and without being drawn into the drama.
Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
As we sit here for our sixth week in quarantine, many of us are going stir crazy sitting around with family members that we can't get away from, in houses...
Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

The Differences and Similarities for Charlie Daniels and Beethoven

Keith Gatlihg | 7 months ago
I keep email going way back...like to the 1990s. Why? So I can find stuff. I might want to find a conversation that you and I had, so that I...
The Differences and Similarities for Charlie Daniels and Beethoven

You Can Use Facebook without Turning It into a Soap Opera

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
My wife and I were talking the other day about a friend who, even before this time of social distancing, was missing out on a lot of family news because...
You Can Use Facebook without Turning It into a Soap Opera

For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
OK. I can see that a number of you are thinking, Big deal. Another new iPhone. Why should I care?
For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

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