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Gravatar.com – Get Your Own Blog Avatar

Gravatar.com – Get Your Own Blog Avatar
So… you look around on these blogs and wonder how people have their own little photo on their postings and comments? Well that little photo is called an avatar and just represents you when you blog or comment on a blog. The easiest way to get your own (and a free way to do it too) is to use the Gravatar service. This is easy and straight forward and is sort of pinned to your email address… so to make sure it shows up properly, be mindful of using the same email address for your blog postings globally. Just go to their website and follow the directions below and you will start seeing a...
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OpenDNS – Free Surfing Protection

OpenDNS – Free Surfing Protection
This is another HUGE thing for all of us. Security and Internet filtering is a big big need. The web is filled with filth and questionable content, phishing sites and scams, bogus stuff here and there. However, it also has a wealth of good content and even excellent free software, etc. How do you protect yourself? Is it even possible? Let me tell you the truth… there is no perfect solution but you need to do what you can to protect yourself and your family… especially your children. So, there is a wonderful solution that is absolutely free for personal use. I believe that it is also free...
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AVG – Free Antivirus

AVG – Free Antivirus
This is my first posting in this category and I will start it out with what is probably the most important thing… being protected with UP TO DATE anti-virus software. I cannot tell you the number of times that in my professional life as a computer technician, I sat down to many many many computers that were virtually unprotected from the most prevalent threat to your computing security… Internet viruses. I say “virtually” because almost all computers today have some sort of anti-virus protection on them but the software is often not up to date or has malfunctioned altogether. If...
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