LibreOffice Writer: Bookmarks vs References

Please help me understand the functional distinctions between them.

I’m hard put to grasp when to use which for cross-referencing. From all the experimenting I’ve done, it appears to me that it boils down to personal preferences and not anything technical. What am I missing?

I know that bookmarks are faster to create. But you have to open the dialog each time. On the other hand, creating a target/reference involves more steps, but you can leave the dialog open to create multiple targets/references. Read it all

Cheers for Cash-Free Oregon DMV

Wherein the papery place finally offers a paperless payment option

If you’re an Oregonian, you may know the feeling of being in to DMV to renew license plate tags, change a vehicle title, or otherwise part with your money in one way or another. You fill out the paperwork with info and your version of John Henry. You hand over your plastic bank-in-a-wallet to pay, and . . .

“I’m sorry. We only take cash or checks.”

Oh. Right. Of course. You knew that. Great.

No more. I just saw this big, fat headline: Read it all

I Researched the XP Alternatives and Made My Choice

I'm sticking with Windows XP over Linux, MS DOS, and Win3.1!

A week from tomorrow Microsoft ends support for Windows XP. You know that. Some of the warnings I’ve read remind me of the good old pre-Y2K hysteria.

Dell Dimension 3000 info

I own two XP machines: a 9-year-old Dell Dimension 3000 tower (are they expensive collector’s items yet?) and an almost-8-year-old IBM ThinkPad R51e. I doubt either has the muscle or the brains to run Windows 7 or Window 8.1 well (if at all).

What do I plan to do about their soon-to-be-dangerous-on-the-Internet OS?

Well, I had thought to switch to Linux since I can’t afford to replace either machine with — Wow! I just looked out the window and you ought to see the sunrise-struck clouds against the light-blue sky, all pink and salmon and some-shade-of-orange! — eh, where was I? 🙄

Anyway, so I’d thought to switch to Linux — mint or puppy or loveunto, I didn’t know which. Read it all

OK, Pull Up Your Keyboard and Let’s Write a Smashing Craigslist Ad

Read and learn -- and contribute to its improvement...

Google will show you plenty of theories and pointers for writing the perfect Craigslist ad. And Amazon has a few books on the subject as well (for instance, Make Money Posting Ads on Craigslist).

But I’m going to show you a real live unique Craigslist ad-in-the-making. I hope to list it there within 24 hours (just in time to sell the car this weekend, you know).

The rest of this post is The Ad itself. Read it. Study it. Learn from it. And Read it all

Your Earwax Is Tattling on You

Never mind your armpit -- have you smelled your earwax today?

This is ridiculous. Another way for the wrong people to breach our privacy and security. 😯

Read it. Call me paranoid. If you want. :mrgreen: (Does the Google Glass earpiece have a sniffer?)

Just beware of the next person offering to whisper a secret in your ear. Especially if he puts his nose up to your ear… Read it all

Who Can Email You Via Google+?

It depends on whether you leave the new default setting set.

So Google+ is playing catch-up with Facebook again.

Now it’s by allowing people who don’t have your email address send you an email if they have your Google+ address or profile or whatever it’s called.

Quoting from an email from Google early this morning…

Gmail update: Reach more people you know

Ever wanted to email someone you know, but haven’t yet exchanged email addresses? Starting this week, when you’re composing a new email, Gmail will suggest your Google+ connections as recipients, even if you haven’t exchanged email addresses yet.

That seems useful enough. Even innocuous.

But what about people not in your Google+ circles. Can you send them an email too? And much more importantly, can they send you an email?

Of course! Read it all

Above all, love God!