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Daily Archives: January 6, 2022

How to Get Free Microsoft Office for Students

Make Use Of: “Microsoft Office is the most widely used suite of office tools. It includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program, and several other tools. The company also sells different plans designed for non-profit, business, or personal usage. If you are a school administrator, teacher, or student, you might be eligible for a free Microsoft 365 subscription. The Microsoft Office student package is great for students on a budget, especially those who don’t want to or can’t pay the full price for the Office Suite…”

One Year later – 147 Republicans who voted to overturn election results

Please read, and remember this Twitter Thread by Andy Kim – Congressman for NJ’s 3rd District whom you may also recall was one of the people down on hands and knees cleaning up after the rioters and insurrections rampaged through the Capitol on January 6, 2021: “A year later, the most vivid memory I have of… Continue Reading

CharaChorder can do everything your keyboard can and much more

Slashdot/msmash: “The CharaChorder is a new kind of typing peripheral that promises to let people type at superhuman speeds. From a report: It’s so fast that the website Monkeytype, which lets users participate in typing challenges and maintains its own leaderboard, automatically flagged CharaChorder’s CEO as a cheater when he attempted to post his 500… Continue Reading

Tools are costly and take up space. Tool libraries are popping up so people can share.

Washington Post: “Tools are expensive, and most of them spend way more time collecting dust in our basements than in use. Enter the tool library, a lending hub that allows people to take home tools and appliances, usually for a week, then return them. Some tool libraries across the country are free, and some charge… Continue Reading

How to Opt Out of Verizon’s Custom Experience Tracking

Wired: “Verizon users are now automatically enrolled in a data collection program tracking information like websites visited  and mobile app usage. Recently reported on by Input, the telecommunications company runs a two-tiered tracking program and automatically enrolls every customer in the first tier. The Verizon Custom Experience and Custom Experience Plus programs are a rebranding… Continue Reading

You should report your at-home Covid test results, experts say here’s how

NBC News: “Earlier this week, the U.S. reported a record 1 million new daily Covid cases — and that might only be the tip of the iceberg.That’s due, in part, to the skyrocketing number of at-home Covid tests that have been sold since the virus’ highly infectious omicron variant arrived in the U.S. last month.… Continue Reading

Free Expression in America Post-2020

Knight Foundation: “Free expression and the freedom of speech are cornerstones of American democracy. Yet the interpretation of the First Amendment continues to be a flashpoint in the 21st century as the nation debates how to apply these rights to our society.  For the 2021 “Free Expression in America Post-2020” report, Knight Foundation commissioned Ipsos… Continue Reading