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How computers work 101.


If you are an “eldergarten” student this is your first homework assignment:

Your instructions:

Examine the following collection of links and comment in the “Leave a Reply” box at the very end. You will have to scroll down to get to the end,

(If you are not an “eldergarten” student or if you come to this site often, you are probably not even reading this anymore. Students are asked to read further.)

The blue word –> definitions is a hypertext link to the words that were discussed in “How computers work 101.”

The following is a collection of LINKS to various PAGES on the internet:

Click on the following link to go to the Medicare page:

LINKS to e-mail sites:

This is a LINK to our local paper:

Looking for a new job?  This site is typical of what’s out there:

Mouse drills:  <– very hard to do. Designed for test pilots in the Australian Air Force.

Computer usage and software applications tutorials and career advisory:

“Boomers on Line”, a Facebook page with job seeker ideas

To see if your password is weak or strong:

Here is a LINK that goes to an article about the Windows 8 operating system:

Click here for a youtube video about Windows 8 –>

Looking for a router for at home ? Try this infograph:

Typing Practice and Testing:  or  or  <– re-type a paragraph, with a timer.     or   or

Career advice from the State of North Carolina:

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a book every year called the, “Occupational Outlook Handbook” which you can download for free. It lists out job descriptions for each category of job.

A really cool application for free:  Greenshot image saver :

Students: To leave a reply, comment in the box at the end.

Get a Job


The very best first site for a job seeker in the State of Minnesota is Positively Minnesota.

A great place to sharpen your computer skills, GCFlearnfree has over 750 tutorials about everything from Office 2010 to how to make a good resume. If you claim computer skills on your resume go here to improve your skills.

If you copy graphic images while you browse the internet you may want to get Greenshot. This PC application mimics a camera and captures a cropped screen shot with the touch of one button.The shot can be copied to the buffer or saved as a graphic file. It saves a lot of clicks. Get it here.  <– (don’t do it until you understand that  the green lettering is hyper text.)


Network is a Verb and a Noun

Network is a noun and a verb.

Network is a noun, the collection of persons, places and things that we know about (or should get to know) that may have ideas on how we find employment. Examples of “a network” are our past employers, friends, relatives, fellow bus-riders, tennis partners, members of our church, the guy across the table at bingo, etc.

Network is a verb that describes how we expand our collection of persons, places and things that will eventually lead us to employment. Examples of “networking” are joining job boards, social media, talking to everyone about needing a job and informational interviews.