ce magazine may 2018 issue

CEoMC17

Our Digital World

Michigan City Indiana

May Vol. 9

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Thanks to all who contributed to CE

Magazine. Have an article you would like

contribute? You can mail it to:

CE, P.O. Box 8619

Michigan City In 46360

Or E-Mail it to

computerease@juno.com

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Founder & Chief Editor

Peter Nadal

Editor

Pamela Kennoy

Art & Design

Peter Nadal

Our Writers

Rodrigo Esperanza : Nomar Shaw

Diane G : Big Papa

Guest Writers On This Month issue

NewsUSA

Tech support alert

Short cut mania

In our April Issue Vol. 8

6 Hey Pete!

11 Digitally crossing over those CD’s

& Records part 2! By Rodrigo

15 Biz Cards board!! Hey its free

16 Secret Scroll Tip

17 Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Your

Data? Submitted by our Editor

20 Increasingly Complex Infotainment

Systems Place Heavy Demands on

Drivers and Driver Safety

Submitted by our Editor

24 Digital Coloring Old Black &

White Photographs By Nomar Shaw

28 A bit of computer history and the

people who made possible!

30 What to do when the printer locks

Up by Big Papa

33 Computer Advertizing From The

Past!

34 Computer of the month!

Front Cover

Somewhere in the western mountains

Fonts by Peter Nadal

Original Computer-Ease logo ©

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American Hero

Lance Corporal

Michael J, Williams

United States Marine Corps

Age: 31

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Gave his life on:

March 23, 2003

If I knew that would be the last time I would see you, I would hug you a

little tighter, kiss you a little longer, and tell you that I love you

one more time.

American Heroes tribute

For information call 1.877.983.HERO

A note from his love one

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From Pete’s Desk!

Welcome and thank you for reading CE magazine.

Our digital world is our may issue title and we cover

a small sample on that title. Part 2 of Rodrigo‟s

digitally crossing over those CD’s & Records is

how to burn those beautiful songs from that old

record. He uses Windows Media Player to show the

simplicity on how easy is to do it. In Hey Pete I

cover on who make labels and for demo purpose I use Nero Suite which is one of

the best user friendly software on the market, there is a link to Amazon for Nero

Suite in my article.

Nomar Shaw Put together a very interesting article on Digital Coloring Old Black

& White Photographs were he colored some of my old photos from 60+ years ago

and may I say a fantastic job he did. If you have thought about it then do try it is

easy and a lot of fun! Our Editor Pamela Kennoy submitted two articles that it is a

must read, one is about Cloud Security and the other one Demands on Drivers and

Driver Safety about digital technology in cars and here we thought cell phone were

bad for texting and driving.

Our newest page is on the back of the magazine and it‟s Computer of the Month

and its desktop‟s or laptop‟s that have been refurbished by Computer-Ease up for

sale… give it a look

Got a business card, post it on our Biz Card Board, it‟s free and if you have it on

your computer send us a copy to computerease@juno.com or drop a text & photo to

our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Computerease89 . If you had it made by

outside source put it in an envelope and send it to Computer-Ease, Po Box 8619,

Michigan City In 46360, we will scan it and put it on the board.

Any comments or questions we will gladly answer them put it on our next issue for

our readers if they should have the same question.

Peter Nadal

Support your local DAV

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A CE Magazine Public service

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Public announcement by Forest Manor Neighbor watch and Computer-Ease of Michigan City

How do you do that!

How to make your own CD and CD Cover label!

This How-To is how to make your own CD label for that music cd you just made,

so, let‟s begin. This time we have to use external software to make that cd label so

before you go running to the store the only thing you need is CD Labels. Which is

best? I usually use Memorex and most stores sell them for around $10 and if you

click on the following link you can download the software for Free that Memorex

offers.

http://www.nchsoftware.com/cdlabeler/index.html?kw=memorex&gclid=EAIaIQob

ChMI6IP8lOWF2wIVRb7ACh2slAopEAAYASABEgLse_D_BwE

--- Note: all links on CE Magazine have been tested for secure downloads ----

Your disketchpsetup.exe will be in your download file, now if you‟re personal file

(Usually it has your user name) is not on your desktop the go to the windows button

down on the left side of the screen. Click on it and in the blank box were it says

“search programs and files” type in “download” click on it when you see it,

normally at the top of the list. Look for

disketchpsetup.exe and double click on

(left button on the mouse) after a few

seconds this will pop up ().

Just click next, DO NOT CLICK ON

ANY THING BUT THE NEXT

BUTTON!

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It will install automatically and then you will get to the desktop of the program like

the one below.

Select the 2 nd button from the bottom up then you should get the next screen….

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In the Memorex cd label you will find an instruction sheet in how to select the right

blank cd label. I personally use Nero and I will be using it for this presentation. I

started with NCH yrs ago and its good simple program to begin your artistic side. If

you decide to have Nero instead you can buy Nero suite for $29.98 from Amazon

and here is the link;

https://www.amazon.com/Nero-Burn-Express-Version-

4/dp/B07BW96G87/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526399035&sr=8-

1&keywords=nero+cover+designer+cd

In my example below is the easiest way to make a custom cd label, Just scan

your record covers and save it as a picture and then over lay it, with Nero go to

Object on the top bar and select Insert them Image, see next image…

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From here a window opens all you have to do look for your scanned cover and

Click Open. So you‟re happy the way it looks so now you want to do a cover for

the jewel case (cd case), down below (red arrow) click on Booklet (front). But

before you do that, right click on the picture and from the menu that shows up select

“copy”. Now, go to to “Booklet” right click again and select paste as shown

below..

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Play with your fonts then save your project, now you‟re going to print, select “File”

(at the top left) then scroll down to print and click on it, then your print menu will

come up select Elements tab and check what you want to print 1 st . I always select

disk 1 st to make sure it‟s perfectly in the disk label boundaries.

So there you are, play around and make your fair amount of mistakes and before

you know it PERFECTION!!!!!

Here is another sample and yes this was crossed from a record and remastered

digitally… Later folks!

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Digitally crossing over those CD’s

& Records!

Part 2

Burning those tracks to CD

Now, you‟re ready to burn those songs you

ripped from your records, but hold on for a

second! If you installed the software that we talked about in last month‟s issue then

you would have noticed it made each track separate from the other, so, if you had

12 tracks on the record, you have 12 tracks saved. Oh, by the way, buy CD‟s and if

you can find it CD‟s for music recording either one is good.

1: Check each track with the record listing and on note pad or a paper tablet write

down the song title and track number, sometimes the tracks are saved in a different

order.

Click on Windows media player down

on the bar as seen on picture 1.

Now if you have never used it then do

the following as picture 2, click the

select button for “Recommended

settings” then hit next.

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When media opens you are greeted

with this, but, we need the menu

tools to work it so as in picture 3

right click where “A” is at, a menu

will open then left click on

“View”. A 2 nd menu will open

scroll down to “Show menu bar”

left click it and now we have our

menu bar to work it.

Now go to the top left side of the windows

media player and you will see this as shown in

picture 4. Click on file and then select open and

you will get a window that says OPEN as

shown in

Picture 5.

From this

point use the

left side in

the “Open”

window to

search for the

file that has

your music

we crossed

over from

that record.

On the right

side of the

“Open”

window, left

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click the 1 st track, press and hold down the shift key, click the last track and they

will highlight like in picture 6 below then click open.

Play – Burn –Sync

\/

As you can see the music you just selected and

opened is on the right side and playing the 1 st

track on the list. If you look below your play

button will look like this “ll” click on it and it

will stop, and looking like the play button

below. On right side at the top click Burn.

Play button

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In the “Burn” tab use the command

“Import 'Unsaved list'” click on it and you should get all

your music under the play tab listed under “Burn”. Now

open your cd/dvd player/burner put a blank cd and you‟re

ready to burn when it looks like

picture at the right (Note: I used a

dvd just to show how it will look,

it will show a icon with cd

underneath) now hit the start

button and the recording session

will start, any prompts it shows you is very easy to follow.

For a cd cover label and case cover read “HEY PETE” the

boss will show you how to do it and come out good. So

there you have it we made our 1 st music cd all with

window operating sys, this works with Windows XP all

the way to Windows 10 with some minor changes along

the way. All the projects and how-to‟s are one done on

Windows 7 home Premium. If you have any questions please E-mail me at

computerease@juno.com on subject line put Rodrigo and I will gladly answer you

privately.

CHOW FOR NOW

Rodrigo

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If you can’t contact me, please call

Joy W Pawlak @ 219.861.9992

Send your biz card in pdf to computerease@juno.com or mail to Computer-Ease,

Po BOX 8619 Michigan City IN 46360

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Secret Tip Scroll

Chromebook Tips

Chromebooks have limited local storage, but you’re encouraged not to use it,

and Google Drive appears as an option whenever you download something

from the web. To have Chrome OS save files straight to Google Drive with no

prompt, open up the Settings dialog then click Show advanced settings.

Under Downloads, click Change, then specify your Google Drive (or any folder

inside it), and click on Open. Back on the Settings screen, untick the box

marked Ask where to save each file before downloading. The change is

saved automatically and new downloads will go straight to your cloud storage.

Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Your Data

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Is Cloud Security a

Safe Bet for Your

Data?

by Danish Wadhwa

About 64% of IT experts consider cloud a better and secure place to run business

applications as compared to legacy systems. But a closer look at data reveals that 38

percent of them see the Cloud only as a secure place rather than a highly secure

platform. Considering this thought, a quarter of respondents are unsure of qualitywhether

a platform has the edge over other platforms when it comes to privacy

challenges. And 10 percent of them do not trust on the efficacy of cloud security

overall.

A recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot and in the Apple iCloud have gained

a lot of hype with media constantly asking experts regarding cloud security.

Actually, the attacks were the results of human mistakes, and the cloud was not

responsible for these attacks. In the case of Target, Home Depot, the third party

vendors were responsible for giving access to personal information to hackers, but

still, the cloud is seen as the culprit.

These type of breaches along with a lack of knowledge related to technicalities of

cloud safety usually prevent businesses to shift to or make the most of the cloud.

This post sheds light on cloud security and guides on the latest technologies and

advancements in the cloud which ensures that cloud is a better place for data

storage and other business operations.

How is Microsoft making a difference by launching Office apps on the Apple

iPad?

This advancement may change the perception towards cloud security. Now, you

get double benefits by standardizing on office 365 as Microsoft has launched apps

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that are in sync to cloud and comes for free to those who pay the monthly Web

usage storage fees.

Basic6

The use of console to manage cloud servers and data center services allows you

work on various tasks, for example, managing accounts, controlling Amazon Elastic

Compute Cloud (EC2) features, and setting passwords.

Basic6 brings a twist here as the dashboard works for Box and AWS

simultaneously in real time. The management of features using a tree structure on

the left pane is an important characteristic of it. Moreover, the console manages an

audit trail while keeping a check on what changes were made to which cloud

services.

Box View

Most developers face difficulty when writing code for the cloud, but Box has made

it easy. Through Box View, even non-technical people can upload a business

document and create rich HTML sites with an integrated document viewer. So

cloud will continue to grow when it comes to developing custom apps and features

that cater to business requirements.

How is AWS taking security to next level?

The ideas mentioned below will make you more confident in cloud security.

AWS holds your data on multiple self-healing hard disks which provide a strong

back up in case of disasters and attacks. It significantly enhances durability with

more than 20,000 files stored on AWS cloud, so there is a chance to lose a single

file every 10 million years. Moreover, you can automate replication to other cloud

providers which ease overall migration process.

Encryption is important, and if you lose your keys, your data is still safe as no

one- you, me, Amazon, Google or the NSA could read your data as your key is the

only way to get access to.

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Do you know the US government stores data in AWS? Here is the reason why?

Amazon Web Services safeguards the global infrastructure that controls and

manages all of the services which AWS cloud offers. This global infrastructure

consists of the hardware, software, networking, etc. The cloud of AWS is

expanding, giving new opportunities to cloud enthusiasts to learn more through

AWS training and become AWS certified solution architect.

What’s new?

Cloud empowered vending machines that improve customer personalization

A new way to deliver a value-added experience for consumers is SAP Hana which

is a new touchscreen vending machine based on cloud software. How does it work?

The machine has a smartphone in it to run every transaction on the cloud, and then

we work on analytics. For example, you can measure the inventory to replenish a

machine, and if a machine is close to being empty, you can fill it up on time.

Therefore, the cloud facilitates analytics processing and helps meet demands,

without any upfront requiring capital investment.

FINAL WORDS

With an increase in the number of Cloud users, business efficiency, better access to

data and security is likely to get better with time. These benefits are likely to

automate every business operation. The advent of Big data, virtual reality and the

Internet of Things (IoT) along with cloud is likely to empower the future of

computing. More reliance on cloud services will eliminate remaining security

concerns, and we will have more examples to explain why the cloud is a better

place than antiquated on-premises systems.

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Increasingly Complex Infotainment Systems Place Heavy Demands on Drivers

and Driver Safety

Infotainment systems are now standard in nearly all new vehicles. In fact,

infotainment displays increasingly control everything from radio stations and

volume to thermostat, navigation, cellphone calls. Instrumentation clusters are also

rapidly converting from analog dials to digital displays. Drivers expect that these

new display systems are there to make driving easier and safer. Regrettably, just the

opposite can be true.

Edge Computing

Serious Risk to Drivers

According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, new

vehicle infotainment systems pose a serious risk to drivers. One in three U.S. adults

use infotainment systems while driving. Improperly designed in-vehicle displays

require more effort from drivers to see and comprehend. The traffic safety study

examined both visual and cognitive demands using the infotainment systems in 30

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new 2017 vehicles. Study participants were asked to use touch-screen and other

interactive technologies while driving.

Drivers who used touch-screen infotainment systems took their hands, eyes, and

mind off the road for more than 24 seconds. Programming navigation systems took

an average of 40 seconds for drivers to complete, calling for drivers to take their

eyes completely off the road. As many as 23 systems called for high or very high

levels of demand on drivers. None called for low levels of demand for the driver‟s

attention. At just 25 mph, a driver can travel four football fields in the time it takes

to enter a destination in navigation.

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that

taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles the risk of a crash. The

infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be

used while driving. Current infotainment technologies simply don‟t mix well with

the demands of safe driving. Researchers hope that these and similar studies will

help automakers and system designers improve the functionality of new

infotainment systems making it faster to interpret content and reducing the

distraction demands placed on drivers.

Reducing “Dwell’ Time

One way to reduce the distraction level of infotainment system displays is to give

them the built-in flexibility to reduce dwell time (time to interpret content on the

display) during sudden changes in ambient light. Vehicle infotainment and

instrumentation cluster display systems are viewed under rapidly varying lighting

conditions. Drivers strain to see and rapidly interpret the content in these changing

ambient driving conditions because our eyes see color and contrast differently

depending on ambient light, age and other factors. For instance, very bright sun

shining on a display can make it also impossible for a driver or passenger to make

out the content. What‟s needed is a technology that addresses how drivers perceive

the content on the displays. Improved readability in bright light driving conditions

can reduce driver display dwell time and increase driver and passenger safety.

Conversely, improved readability in dark driving conditions can reduce the cabin

brightness, thereby reducing the impact on a driver's night vision to increase safety.

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Improving Readability in Bright and Dark Driving Conditions

What‟s needed, some say, is a display technology that can improve readability in

different ambient driving conditions and ideally can also adjust to match the age of

the viewers eyes. Straining to read display screens takes a driver's eyes off the road

that much longer. New category of display technology called “perceptual

processing” has recently become available that will improve the readability of

automotive displays in bright and dark driving conditions, which limit the length of

time a driver's gaze is fixed on the display. This perceptual processing technology

can reduce dwell time significantly. If the perceptual technology can also be

implemented in software, then this can also enable rapid low-cost integration of this

new display improvement technology as it can be OS and GPU agnostic.

Automotive display systems that adapt this new form of perceptual display

processing technology can also apply the technology to reduce display brightness

by 50% or more, which offers the added benefits of reducing power and heat,

prolonging the life of display panels, reducing heat dissipation costs and reducing

battery drain for electric vehicles.

Early Adopters Offer Solutions

Some car manufacturers have found solutions like IRYStec‟s Perceptual Display

Platform (PDP) technology helpful in increasing display readability. Mr. SG Kim of

Hyundai Motor notes, “We have been working with IRYStec on their PDP

technology to improve the display experience and are impressed how we can

dynamically and in real time improve readability of content on an automotive

display in dark and bright driving conditions making the experience better, but also

safer.”

Francesco Biondi, a researcher from the University of Utah, which was

commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shares similar sentiments.

“Our collaborative research with AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that

the latest automotive infotainment systems increase the potential for distraction, by

taking the driver‟s eyes off the road. Two second viewing time is enough to double

the risk of a crash, according to previous research. IRYStec‟s approach to

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improving readability in dark and bright driving conditions can help and has the real

potential for improving driving safety.”

Other automotive manufacturers are exploring how this new category of display

enhancing technology, perceptual display processing, could also lead to a lower cost

display as perceptual technology can increase the “perceived contrast” which in turn

could mean meeting the ISO-15008 contrast standard, by using a display panel with

lower contrast ratio which is less expensive.

With auto manufacturers in a headlong rush to add captivating digital

instrumentation clusters and infotainment systems, displays are becoming larger

and more prominent. The goal then shifts to displays that must adapt to the ambient

light and to personalizing the viewing experience to ensure readability making

driver safer

About IRYStec

Based in Montreal, Canada, IRYStec Software is a leading innovator of perceptual

display processing technology. Providing Perceptual Display Platform (PDP)

embedded software solutions, IRYStec enables consumer device and automotive

OEMs to revolutionize their display device viewing experience and performance.

IRYStec‟s technology leadership is complemented by a world-wide Technology

Advisory Board actively working with IRYStec R&D resulting in an impressive

combined and historical depth of display research expertise. Call: 1 514 227 5132

or email: info@irystec.com for more information.

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Digital Coloring Old

Black & White Photographs

By Nomar Shaw

Let‟s face the reality, the digital world is here to stay and that statement opens up a

universe of tremendous possibilities, from aviation, cars, digitally designs boats and

on and on. Which bring us to those old black and white photographs, I will show

you how to color them and bring new life to them and the software I will be using is

Black Magic you can go their site for more info if you want to by it. This has to be

the best and easiest program to learn and the results are excellent, here is the boss

with his dad when he was finished from being baptized.

The color of the flowers was an educated guess, after scanning I used Corel Paint to

make the grey uniform by selecting Grayscale 16 bit after correcting all the little

blemishes. Then I saved it and opened it in Black Magic from there I started with

his dad‟s face then suit, with the fine point his hands and around the boss‟s

baptismal gown and did his face. Trees were a series of overlaps of different greens

and blues, you will learn that 16 bit grayscale have a certain quality that only the

right color will stick. This picture took about 3 hrs to do and as I got better it

became easier.

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Oh, and the water scene even more exciting to do and the result can be a piece to

talk about as the next two pictures show!

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I used all the shades of blue to show the different depth of the bay along with the

rocks in the water. Below is Black Magic and its simplicity!

Here is a quick sample on the ease of this program!

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The boss found this old WWII photo washed out, he used Corel Paint converted it

to grayscale 16 bit then used Black Magic‟

Here is another sample from the boss collection that he did with Black Magic for

someone he knows.

You are in control now and it is your restoration or fantasy, have fun!

Thanks for the boss letting me use and color his pictures…

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A bit of computer history and the people who made possible!

Born: New York, New York, December 9, 1906

Died: Arlington, Virginia, January 1, 1992

Pioneer Computer Scientist

The new discipline of computing and the sciences that

depend upon it have led the way in making space for

women's participation on an equal basis. That was in

some ways true for Grace Murray Hopper, and it is all

the more true for women today because of Hopper's

work.

Grace Brewster Murray graduated from Vassar with a B.A. in mathematics in 1928

and worked under algebraist Oystein Ore at Yale for her M.A. (1930) and Ph.D.

(1934). She married Vincent Foster Hopper, an educator, in 1930 and began

teaching mathematics at Vassar in 1931. She had achieved the rank of associate

professor in 1941 when she won a faculty fellowship for study at New York

University's Courant Institute for Mathematics.

Hopper had come from a family with military traditions, thus it was not surprising

to anyone when she resigned her Vassar post to join the Navy WAVES (Women

Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) in December 1943. She was

commissioned a lieutenant in July 1944 and reported to the Bureau of Ordnance

Computation Project at Harvard University, where she was the third person to join

the research team of professor (and Naval Reserve lieutenant) Howard H. Aiken.

She recalled that he greeted her with the words, "Where the hell have you been?"

and pointed to his electromechanical Mark I computing machine, saying "Here,

compute the coefficients of the arc tangent series by next Thursday."

Hopper plunged in and learned to program the machine, putting together a 500-page

Manual of Operations for the Automatic Sequence-Controlled Calculator in which

she outlined the fundamental operating principles of computing machines. By the

end of World War II in 1945, Hopper was working on the Mark II version of the

machine. Although her marriage was dissolved at this point, and though she had no

children, she did not resume her maiden name. Hopper was appointed to the

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Harvard faculty as a research fellow, and in 1949 she joined the newly formed

Eckert-Mauchly Corporation.

Hopper never again held only one job at a time. She remained associated with

Eckert-Mauchly and its successors (Remington-Rand, Sperry-Rand, and Univac)

until her official "retirement" in 1971. Her work took her back and forth among

institutions in the military, private industry, business, and academe. In December

1983 she was promoted to commodore in a ceremony at the White House. When the

post of commodore was merged with that of rear admiral, two years later, she

became Admiral Hopper. She was one of the first software engineers and, indeed,

one of the most incisive strategic "futurists" in the world of computing.

Perhaps her best-known contribution to computing was the invention of the

compiler, the intermediate program that translates English language instructions

into the language of the target computer. She did this, she said, because she was

lazy and hoped that "the programmer may return to being a mathematician." Her

work embodied or foreshadowed enormous numbers of developments that are now

the bones of digital computing: subroutines, formula translation, relative

addressing, the linking loader, code optimization, and even symbolic manipulation

of the kind embodied in Mathematica and Maple.

Throughout her life, it was her service to her country of which she was most proud.

Appropriately, Admiral Hopper was buried with full Naval honors at Arlington

National Cemetery on January 7, 1992.

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What to do when the printer locks up.

It happens to all of us at one time or another. You just finish

up that spreadsheet or the letter that you needed to write.

Maybe you have found that perfect pancake recipe and just have to print it out for

future reference. You hit the print button, look toward the printer in anticipation and

nothing happens. You reach over and give the printer a good shake, maybe pull the

paper out and put it back in and still no signs of compliance from the printer. So

now what do you do?

The first thing to do is to check the print queue. This can be done by right clicking

on the printer icon located at the bottom of the screen in the system tray. In the

small window that opens click on the name of your printer and that will take you to

the print queue. Here you will find the document that you were trying to print. If

you are lucky it will be the only document listed in the queue. If not, then there

could be several that have been sitting there for who knows how long. Either way at

this point you can right click on any document in the queue and be able to cancel or

restart the print job. If you decide to cancel the print job and you click on the button

and nothing happens then you will have to escalate your efforts.

If you have tried unsuccessfully to delete or restart you print job then the print

spooler may be the culprit. The print spooler is the interface between your PC and

printer that controls just about everything involved in printing anything.

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To access your print spooler, enter: „services.msc‟ into your search bar or start

menu and hit enter. This will open the services management console and allow you

to shut down and restart the spooler.

Simply

right

click on

the print spooler and a menu will appear allowing you to stop and restart the

spooler. Once you have accomplished this then go back to your document and try

the print job again. If it works then you are good to go, if not then you will need to

clear out the print queue.

There are two ways to clear out the print queue that are relatively painless.

The first is to shut down printer and then shut down the PC. This method works

most of the time but not always. A sure-fire way is to manually clear out the print

queue.

In order to manually clear the print queue, you will need to stop the print

spooler as we discussed earlier. Once you have the spooler stopped keep your

services.msc window open, launch File Explorer from the Start Menu or the

taskbar. In the address bar of File Explorer enter the following:

„C:\Windows|System32\Spool\Printers‟ and then hit enter. This will take you to the

print queue repository. This file holds all of the print jobs that are in the queue.

Delete everything in this folder, close File Explorer and then restart the print

spooler. You can now close out the services.msc window and return to printing your

documents.

If your print job still fails, then go to Printer Properties and try to print a test

page. Printer Properties can be accessed through the Control Panel > Devices path

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or through the Printers path on the start menu. If you are unable to print a test page,

or if the printer is totally unreachable then it may have reached the end of its useful

career. In this case do not waste you time trying to find someone to repair it. This is

not a cost-effective method by any measure. The price of a new printer is cheap

compared to the bench fee and hours needed to troubleshoot and repair a disposable

item. Buy a new printer and be happy.

Until next time Chillens.

Fair Winds and Following Seas to you all.

Big Papa

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Thank for reading CE Magazine, Chow for now!

Nanomites!

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