May 13 2014

Free computer clinics every Thursday during May in Malden

Free Computer Clinic in May

Frustrated with GMail or other Google services?  Live in the Boston area?  Contact the CyberCafe to arrange a quick consultation and get more info about our 1 dollar a month (Yeah, that’s ONE DOLLAR A MONTH, folks), membership which gives you access to our drop-in computer lab 6 days a week.  Wanna learn more about …

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Feb 12 2014

Comcast may have been hacked, change your passwords now!

This from Lifehacker- A hacking group known as NullCrew claims to have hacked Comcast’s servers last week, possibly gaining access to user account information. You should change your passwords now. Look, the hackers could be just looking for publicity – but considering that most people use one password for everything and never change it… For …

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Jan 28 2014

He made democracy sing – R.I.P. Pete Seeger

I first heard “If I Had a Hammer” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” when I was a small child; Mom had a copy of their first album and I think I wore the grooves out trying to learn the lyrics. But I was really introduced to Pete Seeger’s music when I was 10; …

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Jan 25 2014

Sing Jenny’s number to get discounts without the stupid card

This worked for me tonight.  I was at a large pharmacy that had recently made sale prices dependent on the dog tags known as discount cards, so I just asked the cashier to “Use your universal card, please.”  This usually works like a charm, but today it was a no-go; the cashier told me she …

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Jan 16 2014

20$ Uber discounts off your first ride – promo code f309z

If you live in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, or Chicago, you can get a $20 discount off your first trip on Uber!  Just use promo code f309z when you sign up. And if you haven’t taken Uber yet, you’re in for a delightful surprise!  Compared to taxi’s, the cars are …

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Dec 24 2013

Take action today! Mass Transit needs our help!

Congress is currently considering legislation to cut commuter rail deductions in half, while preserving deductions for parking.  Financial favoritism to those who drive verses those who take mass transit is short-sighted nonsense that hurts public health, the environment and reduces employment. Please contact your representatives in Congress and ask them to preserve the current commuter …

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Dec 19 2013

Andres Serrano’s collections of begging signs from the homeless is incredible

Andres Serrano had the brilliant idea of putting together a collection of sign of he collected from the homeless. Check out the story behind the creation of his exhibition “Sign of the Times,” Then click on the video to watch the film he made with his collection of homeless signs.

Nov 30 2013

Bob Ultrasound McDonnell now has a tampon named after him!


I was turned on to this little bit of joy by Popehat – if you haven’t checked them out, you’re missing a lovely slice of Monty-Pythonesque insanity. The Urban Ministries of Durham is running this nifty interactive website that allows the donor to purchase naming rights to items that are given to those who are …

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Oct 22 2013

Elizabeth Warren sent me the BEST autoresponder ever.


As a regular writer to politicians, I often get back auto-responders and boilerplate replies that make it obvious that my representatives could care less. This was not one of those letters. FYI, this was in response to an amendment to the Farm Bill. I’ll let the letter speak for itself: Dear Rachel, I am writing …

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May 01 2013

Even better than watching grass grow. No, really.

A few months ago I published a post showcasing Watching Grass Grow.  Billed as the "Most Exciting Website in the World", the site primarily consists of a webcam trained on the blogger's front lawn.  Every once in a while we're all treating to someone mowing the lawn, but that's it.  I thought that site was …

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Apr 20 2013

Update from the Boston Lockdown – I’m just fine, folks.

Hi Folks – Once again I VERY GLADLY missed all the "fun" here in Boston. The lockdown was major bother, as my shift relief couldn't get into town, and I couldn't get out! Finally got home late in the morning – but all the police actions, explosions and manhunt were many many miles from anyplace …

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Apr 18 2013

Blatant Promo for Lee Camp’s Moment of Clarity

He's rude.  He's crude.  He's funny – and possibly the most honest comedian since George Carlin. Lee Camp is an unabashedly progressive comic; if you haven't seen his sketches, check out his Moment of Clarity channel on YouTube He's also doing a fundraiser on Kickstarter for his full Moment of Clarity Shows – so click …

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Apr 15 2013

Boston Marathon Stuff

Several people have called or sent text or email asking if I was at the Boston Marathon.  Mercifully, I was not – though the area where it all went down was about 2 blocks from the subway stop I would have used. I worked last night; in addition, my boss asked to take off today, …

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Apr 03 2013

Because we all need a little squee! once in a while…

Surfin Bulldog

Apr 02 2013

Five Dollars for a Month of Computer Classes!


Yep, we now have four classes available at the CyberCafe in Malden.  That's only two blocks from the Malden T stop.  I'm teaching the Wednesday night class on Google for Job Search.  Even if you're not in the market right now, brushing up on your resume and job hunting skills is a good way to …

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