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Wi-Fi: The Best of Speeds, The Worst of Speeds

by Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour: We spent the past week in Essex Junction Vermont at the FMCA Northeast Area Rally (NEAR.)  To our surprise and delight, there was Wi-Fi available right at our parking spot.  We could tell it … Continue reading

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Google Maps – custom route lines

by Chris Guld If you’ve tried making custom Google maps in the past and got discouraged with the clunky way you had to draw your route lines …  You need to try again!  Google is continuously adding features to their … Continue reading

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Are you Being Followed?

Are you being Followed ? by Chris Guld Have you noticed on Blogger blogs that many of them now have a section called ‘Followers?’ What does that mean? And, how do you use it? First an example, if you go … Continue reading

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Should you Upgrade to Windows 7?

Should you Upgrade to Windows 7? by Jim Guld Windows 7 has just moved from testing to the RTM phase.  That means that Microsoft says it is ready to go, or Released To Manufacturing. What does that mean to you?  … Continue reading

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Use a Blog for a Club Website

We spend a lot of time teaching people how to use Blogger.com to keep a Blog. We define a Blog as a website with dated entries displayed in reverse chronological order. They are usually used as a journal. We keep … Continue reading

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Should you Upgrade to Windows 7?

by Jim Guld: Windows 7 has recently moved from testing to the RTM phase.  That means that Microsoft says it is ready to go, or Released To Manufacturing. What does that mean to you?  Windows 7 is the computer operating … Continue reading

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Do you turn your computer off?

We leave ours on all the time.  The only time we turn them off is when we are on the road.  Some people say you should leave your computer on because the act of turning the computer on and off … Continue reading

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We like RV Parks with Wi-Fi!

It seems like most of our ‘Internet on the Road’ articles lately have been about cellular technology.  Although cellular is getting to be more popular with travelers – we sure like RV parks with good Wi-Fi.  Absence makes the heart … Continue reading

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The Geeks at FMCA

If you take a look at the Family Motorcoach Ass’n website right now – you’ll see Jim’s and my smiling faces.  Right on the home page! And, if you follow the link under our picture … to ‘Mobile Internet’ you … Continue reading

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A Picasa Plug-In for Live-Writer

This is actually a Picasa tip and a Blogging tip.  Many travelers have blogs (simple, instant, websites used as journals, photo albums, or opinion pages) to share their travels with friends and family.  Two very popular (and free) blogging platforms … Continue reading

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