How to Take your Vinyl Tunes with You!

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer

1961 Dodge Polara

We've been toting our tunes around since there have been recorded tunes. Vinyl, 8 track, cassette tape, CD and mp3 digital files. Now, I hear that vinyl is making a comeback. For me, it never really left.

Too bad we can't get an option like the '61 Dodge's record player, on new cars today. Thankfully, you don't need to be James Bond, Matt Helm or Betty Draper to take your vinyl tunes with you. All you have to do is make mp3 copies.

Your Social Media Posts Do Not Belong To You

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~

In the video below, Mark Cuban warns us about the biggest mistake we don't know we are making on social media. You will hear the real reason he made this video at the 4:18 mark. For those first 4 minutes and 18 seconds, Mr. Cuban is artfully employing a tried and true sales tactic called FUD - Fear, uncertainty and doubt. If he can cause even just a little fear, uncertainty or doubt, he may make you believe that you need to be protected from whatever is causing it.

GoDaddy's Social Outreach Made this Customer Feel Important


By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~

I want to give a shout out to *Heather* at GoDaddy. I wasn't having a good time yesterday. My GoDaddy website was down. I talked to two different support people while trying to figure out how to get it back up and running.

Crowdsourced Web Safety

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~

Web of Trust (WOT) is a unique, community powered website rating system. Global communities of millions of users rate websites for safety based upon their experience. The WOT browser plug in then uses a simple traffic light metaphor to warn you of potentially unsafe sites. It also allows you to add your rating for several criteria of safety.