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Issue  #801
Volume 16 Number 17
February 15, 2019

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Cloudeight InfoAve Premium issue #801. Thank you very much for subscribing and for being a part of our Cloudeight family. We appreciate your friendship and support very much!

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From now through Valentine's day, you can buy one Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Repair Key at our regular low price of $50 and get a second one for just $14.00. That's two computer repair keys for just $64. This offer is good only through February 17, 2019.

Buy One For You and One For Your Valentine... or anyone else you like
Buy one for yourself and give one to your Valentine... or a friend or family member. Or just keep them both for yourself. Our keys never expire - they are good until you use them. 

Better than chocolates or flowers!
If you have a Valentine, give him or her a free computer repair key - it's better for them than a box of chocolates, and unlike a bouquet of flowers, our computer repair keys never expire - they're good until you use them.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Reader's Comments

A comment from Bernie
Today, being our 57th Wedding Anniversary, I followed your suggestion and went to the You're Getting Old site.

I want to thank you for helping me find out that I am part of only 38% of folks born in my birth year. Like so many things, one doesn't know where one fits until someone else tells us. Actually, I enjoy life and I enjoy it more every day. Recently, after being on hold for several months, I told the voice at the other end that my time was just as important as the person who held me on hold, in fact, I told that person that my time was probably more precious ... which got the desired giggle reaction as she figured it out.

You two are among the most important of the lives I've found on the computer. You are special. Keep up the good work. God's Blessings and my thoughts, Bernie

A comment from Leora
Just wanted to thank you for all your good work. Today I received the link for Pexels and I really appreciate that. What a wonderful group of pictures. I change my desktop picture very often and this certainly gives me a great choice.

A comment from Shae
I have been a follower of this fantastic pair since "Cloudeight" was invented. Through good luck and a minimal amount of talent I have survived all my computer disasters ... until recently.  I struggled through three dreaded blue screen crashes by myself ... and finally threw in the towel and called for help. It was time to chuck the old desktop and buy a new one.

Transferring my data by myself was out of the question. My crashes had made a mess of my backup and my filing system (such as it was). I had no clue how I was going to get my files onto the shiny new computer in any semblance of order. Darcy to the rescue!!! This lady is amazing! I handed her a mess and in the blink of an eye she rescued me from myself!

If you have any concerns about your computer don't hesitate to contact these people. They know what they are doing and what is required to get your computer back on track. I can't say enough good things about them. I'm just so appreciative of what they do.  Best wishes, Shae.

A comment from Frances
Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you did on my computer. It seems to be working well and I haven't heard that sizzling sound again. Maybe it's good for a little while longer and knowing that you got it to back up, gives me peace of mind. The donation is very small in comparison to all your work. Thank you!

A comment from Peggy
Hi TC, I want to thank you so much for your patience and all you did for me. Again, you came to my rescue and got things sorted out. It was a great learning process for me as I always have to learn things the hard way. This is the third time over the years that either you Darcy have come to fix my computer. This time it was you with your magic wand that got the gremlins out of my PC and got it up and working like new. Thanks a million Peggy.

A big Cloudeight "Thank you!" to  Bernie, Leora, Shae, Frances, Peggy and everyone who took time out to write to us. We appreciate your kind words and your support very much! EB & TC. 

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If you're 60 or older, take advantage of our SeniorPass Valentine's sale. You'll save $14 and get a full year of computer care and repair... plus you'll be eligible for Unattended support (free). Once we set up unattended support, just email us and tell us about your computer problems, and in most cases we will come take a look within 24 hours.

During our Valentine's sale you can get one full year of unlimited computer care & repair for just $85. That's $14 off our already low price of $99.

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Terry has a problem with the Windows 10 Mail app
Since Windows 10 updated the first time I have been wanting a feature to help me out in my daily computing regimen. I want to be able to right-click and send the item to my Mail program. That ability, I'm told by a pop-up, is not available because I haven't set a default mail program. THAT is not true! I always double check to see if Windows 10 Mail is the default and, to my surprise, IT IS! Many times I have re-done the setting and many times I have been disappointed. Is this feature just not available on Windows 10 or is it something I'm doing wrong? Hope you can send me a solution.

Many thanks in advance. Terry

Our answer
Hi Terry. Neither of us use Windows 10 Mail App, but in an effort to help you, I went over to my other laptop that I use for testing and tried to add Send to > Windows Mail app and I was not successful, even though I did set Windows Mail App as the default client. This led me to do some research and it appears this has been a bug in Windows 10 for quite some time. I found many unhelpful answers, and most fixes involved installing Thunderbird Mail and using that as the Send to mail client (which works). Butt that does no good for anyone who wants to use Windows 10's Mail app.

You can read all the crazy suggestions and see how long this has been going on by reading this.

I did discover this: If Windows 10 Mail app is your default mail client and if you right-click on something you want to send by email (like a photo), and you choose "Share". One of the icons that appears in the "share" dialog is, you guessed it, Window 10 Mail app.

I am sorry I can't be of more help, but not being a fan of Windows 10 Mail app and not having much experience with it, made this a learning experience for me.

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Mavis wants to know if we still recommend Open Office
I'm looking for a good replacement for Microsoft Office. I don't need office programs very often, but occasionally I need to create or open an Microsoft Office file. Is Open Office still a good alternative for Microsoft Office? Do you still recommend it? Thanks for all you guys do! Mavis T.

Our answer
Hi Mavis. Thanks for your nice comments.

Open Office is still a great office suite and a good choice for those who want a free MS Office alternative. You can open and create Microsoft Office documents using Open Office.

You can download Open Office from here.

Another good Microsoft Office alternative is Libre Office. You can read more about it and/or download it from here.

We hope this helps you, Mavis!

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Mavis wrote back: "Thanks so much, TC! Open Office is just what I was looking for. Thanks for all you and Darcy do for everyone."

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Diane has a PUP
I thought Emsisoft had gotten rid of the Localweatherradar.co PUP, but it is still coming up. Can you help?

Our answer
Hi Diane. You should be able to disable it or remove it from extensions in your browser settings. Many browser add-ons are installed because the user unintentionally authorizes the installation. And, unfortunately, oftentimes they are installed without your knowledge as they come bundled with other programs

I went to their site to find definitive uninstall instructions. I see an "allow" link so be careful when allowing extensions. However, when I was on the page, it made no attempt to install otherwise.

Here is are their official removal instructions: http://legal.localweatherradar.co/RemoveExtension .

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Barb has a question about whether a program is safe or not
I have a question about a picture program that looks like a good replacement for my old Picture It programs from Microsoft, to use on both on my Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. The program is called InPixio Photo Clip Pro by Avanquest. Emsisoft seems to detect a problem with possible CryptoMalware. Is there any way you can research this program for this problem, or is it a false positive noted by Emsisoft?

Our answer
Hi Barb. Programs and companies can go from good to bad, and I'm not familiar with this program. I did some checking on this and see Avanquest responding to a lot of complaints about malware with their programs. Avanquest says they're false alarms. Emsisoft has a low rate of false positives, but I'd suggest you write to Emsisoft and ask them if this is a false positive. I would guess it's a false positive, but since I have not tested it, I would not guarantee it.

Go to https://help.emsisoft.com/en/ and click on "Send email" and tell them what you told me. I'd feel better if you had them double check, rather than me guessing.
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Barb wrote back: "Thank you so much again for your advice. I checked it out with Emsisoft as you suggested and they reported back to me that it was safe. I am happy that it checked out OK, as this program seems to be a good replacement for my old Picture It programs from Microsoft.

I have attempted to use other replacements, but the learning curve on this one seems much simpler for me. Once again, I thank you for your response to my inquiry.

I wish I could convince more of my computing colleagues who complain about their computers to use your expert services. Keep up your fantastic work. Barb."

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Bob forgot his router password
I can't remember my wireless router user name and password. What can I do? Please help!.

Our answer
Hi Bob. First thing to do is to find the default username & password for your router make and model. It will be in its manual. If you don't have a manual, go to this site:

http://www.routerpasswords.com/ ... and find your router's default password by brand and model number.

You will have to reset the router back to factory settings. All routers have a reset button on the back or bottom. Normally it's quite small. You may need to use a pen or other object to press the reset button. But do see this page for the correct way to reset a router- pressing the reset button for a couple seconds often does not work.

After you find your routers default username / password. Reset the router and enter the default username & password to access it. After you've regained access, you can then go in and change both the username and password to whatever you want.

If you need any more help, let us know.

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Bob  wrote back: "Thanks so much for this. I was able to get into my router settings and now have a new password. Thanks again! Bob"

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Paula wants to know why major Windows 10 Updates disconnect her Internet
It seems every time Windows 10 Updates, it kicks me off the  Internet? It seems this happens often any time Windows 10 has a major update. My brother-in-law is computer savvy and  has spent a lot of his time trying to help me with this problem.. What can we do to stop this problem ,I am using Wi-Fi on this HP Laptop. Thank you for your help, Paula

Our answer
Hi Paula. It's a known issue with some major Windows updates (mostly version updates)  that they can sometimes disrupt your Internet connection. That's why Windows 10 (starting with version 1703) has a couple ways to help you fix your connection issues, including an easy way to completely reset your Windows networking.

But if this problem happens to you again, before you do anything else, the very first thing you should do is Power Cycle.. We have written a easy-to-follow tutorial on Power Cycling. You can read it here.

If Power Cycling does not work, the second thing you should try, is the Network troubleshooter. You can find the Network troubleshooter in Settings > Network & Internet > Status > Check your network settings (see screenshot below):

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You may have to restart your PC after you run the troubleshooter. If running the troubleshooter does not help, you can completely reset Windows networking components. Again in Network & Internet > Status > Change your network settings ... click on "Network reset", then click the "Reset now" button and follow the onscreen instructions (See screenshot below). Your computer should restart automatically after the reset is complete.

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We're pretty sure one of these three options will help you the next time you have a problem with your connection. In many cases we have found that a simple Power cycling is all that is needed... .but Windows 10 gives you a couple of other options that may help you in case Power Cycling doesn't work for you. If you do a network reset make sure you know your Wi-Fi password. If you don't know how to find it, please read our tutorial here.

We hope his helps you, Paula.


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2019 Donataion Drive

Make a small donation and help us help you!

We are beginning our annual winter donation drive today. If you don't need any of our products or services right now, please help us with a donation. Even the smallest gift is appreciated. Every donation helps us to provide useful information that helps you with your computer as well as helping to keep you safe on the Internet. We offer free help to thousands of people every year... and we offer an honest and inexpensive computer repair service too. We do everything we can to help you with your computer and keep you safe too.

So if you don't need any our products or services right now, please consider helping us with a small donation. If you're not a Cloudeight Booster already, you'll be invited to join our boosters after you make a donation of any amount. Our boosters get freebies and special booster-only offers

Please help us by making a donation right now. Thank you!

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium -Tips & Tricks

How to Organize Folders
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

One question we are often asked is how to sort folders by date, name, type, and so on. For instance, today Ken asked us how to make the new pictures he adds to a folder go to the bottom of the list.

Here’s how to sort folders just about any way you like:

Open any folder and right click on a blank space in the folder.

You’ll see a menu appear. Click on “Sort by“, and you’ll see another menu appear.

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From that menu, you’ll be able to sort all the items in that folder by Name, Date, Type, Size and Tags. You’ll also see that you can sort them in ascending or descending order.

So, to answer Ken’s question: He would sort his files by date in ascending order. This would put the newest files at the bottom and the oldest files at the top. Then when he adds a new picture to that folder, it will be placed at the bottom just like he wants.

You can sort any folder this way by name, date, type, size and tags and in ascending or descending order.

Let’s do another example: Let’s sort a folder by name. If we choose ascending order, files will be alphabetically sorted from A to Z. If we choose descending order, files will be alphabetically sorted from Z to A. See?
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Above: Files sorted by name in ascending order.

Below: Files sorted by name in descending order.
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You can use this method to sort any folder to organize it any way you want.

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What Are You Looking For?
Windows 7, Windows 8x, Windows 10

Whenever we publish a tip like “How to Organize Folders“, it inevitably leads to another tip. A question from a reader about our “How to Organize Folders” article, led us to this tip. And we wonder just how many of you have noticed the little folder search box when you open a folder?

Take a look at the screenshot below; we’ve outlined the folder search box. Here we’re searching our Pictures for any photos with “Savannah” in the name. And you can see, we got a lot of results:

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But you’re not limited to searching by name, you can search by file type. In the screenshot below, we’re looking for PDF files in our Documents folder. So, how to you search for all files ending with a .pdf extension? It’s easy we tells ya! In the folder search box type *.pdf and start your search. All your PDF files will show up in the search results.

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Below we’re looking for a .zip file in our Downloads folder. We can use the folder search box to show us all the zip files in our downloads folder by searching for *.zip …. see?

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The folder search box can really help you find things in folders, but only if you use it. Now that you know where it is and how to use it. So whether you’re searching for a file by name or file type, this tip should help you.

What are you looking for?

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How to Add [and Remove] Items To/From Your Windows Send To Menu
Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Most of you know what the Windows Send-to Menu is… when you right click a file you see a list of things and one of them is “Send to”, see?

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Yeah, we know! There are at least 9 dozen program (most of them freeware) that will help you add and remove things from your SendTo menu. But, if you want to learn how Windows works, you don’t need no stinkin’ program to add and/or remove things from your SendTo menu, I tells ya! We’ll show you how it works…

But before you get rolling you’re going to need to make sure that “Show hidden files, folders and drives” is ticked in Folder Options (File Explorer Options on Windows 8x and Windows 10). Because we want to save you from a lot of reading, we’re going to use the one-size-fits-all way of doing this. We are going to send you to Control Panel to make sure you can see hidden files and folders. In Windows 7, just open your start menu and click Control Panel. In Windows 8.1 press Windows Key + X then click Control Panel in the menu. In Windows 10 type Control in taskbar search and press Enter. In Control Panel make sure you’re in Large Icon view and not category view and click on Folder Options or File Explorer Options and you’ll see this:

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Make sure the circle next to “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” is ticked. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to proceed.

OK let’s go… Press the Windows Key + R to open a Run box. In the Run box type the following

shell:sendto

Now press Enter.

You will see File Explorer (Windows Explorer on Windows 7) open to:

C: \Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo .

Look at the screenshot below and you’ll see a list of things that you’ll see when you right-click something and choose “Send to”. You can add almost anything to this list or remove anything from this list.

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I don’t need Fax recipient on my SendTo list so I right-clicked on it and deleted it. (These are all just shortcuts) so you’re not going to accidentally remove any programs from your computer here.)

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Since I deleted “Fax recipient”, from the SendTo folder above, it no longer appears as a choice when I right-click and choose “Send to”.

I use a program called MetaPad — instead of Notepad — to open text files, reg files and more – but it was not on the list. To put it on the SendTo list, all I had to do to was drag a MetaPad shortcut and drop it in to the Send-to folder. (Make sure you only move shortcuts and not the program itself.) If you’re not sure, right-click in program’s folder and choose “Create shortcut” – then move the shortcut in to the Send-to directory. Now when I choose Send to, I have the option to “Send to” MetaPad (see the screen shot above). Notice also that “Fax recipient” is no longer on my SendTo menu, because I deleted it.

You can drag any shortcut into the SendTo folder. You can create new shortcuts and drag them into the SendTo folder. You can create a shortcut to any folder and add it to your SendTo list.

If all this seems like a trifle too much maneuvering and aggravation, you can use of the many programs available to accomplish the same things as shown in this article. One of our favorites is a free program called “Sendto Toys”. Sendto Toys makes it a snap to add, delete and modify items to/from your Sendto menu. You can read more about Sendto Toys here.

Now, it’s time to make a shortcut called “Sendto EB”. I’ll send her all my work – send her yours too!

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How Your Browser's Address Bar Can Help Keep You Safe
Windows 7, Windows 8x, Windows 10

No matter what browser you use, it has an address bar. The address bar is where you type in the address (URL) of a site you want to visit. It's also the place where you can see the address of the site you are on. So, if you get to a site by clicking a link rather than typing it in, you'll see the site's address (URL) in the browser's address bar.

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(Above: The address bar in Microsoft Edge)

For instance, if you click http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/ , your default browser will open and you'll see http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/ in your browser's address bar.

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(Above the address bar in Firefox showing the URL or "web address" to a truly wonderful site.)

But what if I wanted to trick you? I could say, come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody come visit Cloudeight InfoAve News! Just click here. I could even show you the URL http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/new/ and trick you. But we are honest hard-working souls with malice towards none... I tells ya.... so we would never send you someplace harmful. Maybe annoying, but never harmful!

Too bad there are so many crooks and too many greedy people with to much time on their hands who spend all their time trying to make easy money. So, think of your address bar as your first line of defense against these flagitious, reprehensible, nefarious reprobates out to trick you into giving up your good name, good credit and your money.

Here, we'll show you what we mean.  Let's say you do your banking at Bank of America. You type in www.bankofamerica.com  in your address bar and press Enter and voila the internet whisks you off to the banking site where you can log in and do your business.

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Notice that it says "Bank of America [US] " in the address bar. And you can see it's a secure site by the lock on the left edge and the https:// before the address. Just looking at your browser's address bar to make sure you're on the site you're supposed to be on, an save you all kinds of worry, grief, and even money.

All's well, eh? For now. But let's say some evil, malicious knave, sends you an email that looks exactly like it came from Bank of America. And the email tells you that you need to log into your account and verify your username and password because, he says, there's been suspicious activity on your account. He does this to trick you. And to make the trick work, he puts a link to your bank site with something like please login here. And not thinking, you click it.

So, you click the link and you see this.

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Now, if you're not paying attention, or you are tired or distracted, at a glance everything looks right. It looks like the Bank of America site and the login looks perfect. So, you type in your username and password - and nothing happens. Well, nothing happens that you can see. Somewhere, some lazy miscreant has tricked you into giving him (or her) your Bank of America username and password. And you can guess what he (or she) can do with that.

But if you look closely at the page above, and look at your browser's address bar, you see that the word before the dot com is not bankofamerica but spivey. Who the heck is spivey? Spivey was a bully at my grade school. We called him poison - Poison Spivey. He's now a guard at the landfill. First, the site (a banking site), is not showing the secure lock. You don't see any identification in the address bar that this is Bank of America. None. And remember this: Only the name that appears right before the dot (.) is the domain name.

So, for example, if you see http://support.microsoft.com/ the name before the dot com is Microsoft so it's a genuine Microsoft site (as long as it's spelled correctly). But if you see microsoft.support.spivey.com that's not Microsoft. And it doesn't matter if it's a dot com, a dot org, a dot net, a dot.tv or any of the other designations, the name right before the .com, .net, .org, .tv, .info, etc. tells you the domain . If you see dell-support.hooligan.com  it's not a Dell domain and you should scurry away like a possum from a skunk. Or if you see support.mircosoft.com, it's not Microsoft site - note the misspelling.

So, the address bar is more than just a place to type in the address of a web site you want to visit. It's a way to check that he site you're on is legitimate; that it's the site you want to be on - and the site you're supposed to be on.

Now you know more about the address bar and how knowing how to read it can help keep you safe.

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Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Valentines Extravaganza

Get computer repair for just $14! CRAZY CHEAP!
From now through Valentine's day, you can buy one Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Repair Key at our regular low price of $50 and get a second one for just $14.00. That's two computer repair keys for just $64. This offer is good only through February 17, 2019.

Buy One For You and One For Your Valentine... or anyone else you like
Buy one for yourself and give one to your Valentine... or a friend or family member. Or just keep them both for yourself. Our keys never expire - they are good until you use them. 

Better than chocolates or flowers!
If you have a Valentine, give him or her a free computer repair key - it's better for them than a box of chocolates, and unlike a bouquet of flowers, our computer repair keys never expire - they're good until you use them.

Keys are good for any Cloudeight Direct Computer Care repair service!
The keys are good for any Cloudeight Direct Computer Care repair service.  You won't find a better repair service anywhere!

Get more information and take advantage of our Valentine's sale by visiting this page.

Offer is good through this weekend.


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Thousands of Beautiful Free Photos

There is nothing we like better than stumbling into a gold mine – and that’s just what happened to us today. While looking for something nice for my desktop, I found a site called Pexels.

Pexels has thousands of beautiful free photographs that you can download and use for whatever you like. And Pexels makes it super easy to find what you’re looking for with superb search feature. Once you find what you’re looking for, Pexels makes it easy to download the picture without a lot of monkey business.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and thousands of beautiful pictures are worth millions of words. So, instead of typing millions of words, we’re just going to send you off to look through some amazing photographs of a huge variety of subjects: from landscapes to lanterns – there’s a great chance you’ll find something you’ll love on Pexels.

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Above: A search for “Mountains” produces hundreds of gorgeous photos of mountains.

And I found my new desktop wallpaper on Pexels…

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Above: My new desktop wallpaper from Pexels.

And … here are some words from the people who created Pexels:

Empowering Creators

By providing free stock photos Pexels helps millions of creators all over the world to easily create beautiful products and designs.

About Us

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.

Photos

We have hundreds of thousands free stock photos and every day new high resolution photos will be added. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under the Pexels license.

Photo Sources

Only free images from our community of photographers and sources like Pixabay, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more are added to our photo database. We constantly try to deliver as many high quality free stock photos as possible to the creatives who use our website.

Team

Pexels is run by Bruno Joseph, Ingo Joseph and Daniel Frese. Bruno and Ingo co-founded Pexels together in 2014 and Daniel joined them in 2015.

Mission

We help millions of designers, writers, artists, programmers and other creators to get access to beautiful photos that they can use freely which empowers them to create amazing products, designs, stories, websites, apps, art and other work. We call it: “Empowering Creators”

Contribute

Upload your own pictures to support the Pexels community:

And don’t forget to share, like and follow Pexels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter  

Beautiful free photos contributed by our talented community…

Whether you’re searching for something in particular – or you just want to browse through thousands of beautiful, free, stock photos, a trip to Pexels is well worth your time.

Visit Pexels right now!

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Cloudeight Valentine's Sale - Senior Pass


SeniorPass - one full year of computer care & repair for one great price! ❤

If you're 60 or older, take advantage of our SeniorPass Valentine's sale. You'll save $14 and get a full year of computer care and repair... plus you'll be eligible for Unattended support (free). Once we set up unattended support, just email us and tell us about your computer problems, and in most cases we will come take a look within 24 hours.

During our Valentine's sale you can get one full year of unlimited computer care & repair for just $85. That's $14 off our already low price of $99.

And your year of computer care and repair does not start until the day you first use your SeniorPass - so you really do get a full year of computer care & repair!

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Essays , Rants, etc.

The Fighters

Nah, we’re not those kinds of fighters.

We’re not the kind of fighters that throw knockout punches or wild left hooks. We’re fighters fighting for you and fighting to keep our small business going. If you have a small business, then you know that you have to be a fighter to survive, because nothing comes easy.

About twenty years ago, Darcy and I were riding on a wave of popularity with our email stationery. Eventually our Cloudeight Stationery website became the biggest and most well-known email stationery site on the Web. But even while we were riding the wave of popularity that was growing and growing, we made a commitment to those who visited our sites and those who subscribed to our newsletters. When someone wrote for help, we helped them. We tried to answer every email we received. And back in those days, we were getting over a thousand a week.

I’ll be honest, Darcy is the one who answered most of those… I was the dreamer and she was the doer. And it was Darcy who set the high standards for our business that we still live by today.

Twenty years ago we were growing and growing and growing. We reached the peak of our success...

Please read the rest of "The Fighters" here.

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So if you don't need any our products or services right now, please consider helping us with a small donation. If you're not a Cloudeight Booster already, you'll be invited to join our boosters after you make a donation of any amount. Our boosters get freebies and special booster-only offers


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What is a processor (CPU)?

EB is a processor. She processes my salary. By the time she gets done processing it, I end up with $7.43 each week, and EB keeps the remaining $4.67 for a processing fee. You might have noticed when you order something "As seen on TV" you end up paying a shipping and processing charge. Processing charges, like EB's, are generally fees for doing very little work - so processing is a euphemism for taking your money for "processing" nothing.

But surely I jest. You want to know about computer processors - the one(s) inside your computer. Generally referred to as "the processor" or CPU (Central Processing Unit), it's the brain of your computer. It's like your brain, which processes everything you hear, see, feel and do. The CPU or processor(s) inside your computer or device is the brain of your computer or device. But rather than me trying to explain it, I'm going to give you a really good definition from TechTerms.

The following is from this TechTerms page. If your brain is ready... start processing!

"A processor, or "microprocessor," is a small chip that resides in computers and other electronic devices. Its basic job is to receive input and provide the appropriate output. While this may seem like a simple task, modern processors can handle trillions of calculations per second.

The central processor of a computer is also known as the CPU, or "central processing unit." This processor handles all the basic system instructions, such as processing mouse and keyboard input and running applications. Most desktop computers contain a CPU developed by either Intel or AMD, both of which use the x86 processor architecture. Mobile devices, such as laptops and tablets may use Intel and AMD CPUs, but can also use specific mobile processors developed by companies like ARM or Apple.

Modern CPUs often include multiple processing cores, which work together to process instructions. While these "cores" are contained in one physical unit, they are actually individual processors. In fact, if you view your computer's performance with a system monitoring utility like Windows Task Manager (Windows) or Activity Monitor (Mac OS X), you will see separate graphs for each processor..."


If you want to know even more about this subject, please visit this page to read the rest of this article... and keep on processing. And remember: If you have a desktop, the computer case is not a CPU.

What's that EB? Your processing fee just went up by 10%. I barely get paid now! I can't afford another 10%!

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Volume 16 Number 17
February 15, 2019

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