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Daily Archives: December 26, 2020

  • Tasks for the weekend – December 26, 2020

    Posted on December 26th, 2020 at 22:29 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Youtube video here

    Like Amy, I use the end of the year to take stock, clean up and possibly upgrade.  It’s that time of the year that I ask myself if my computer is running okay or if it needs a bit of help.  Does it need a bigger hard drive?  More ram memory?  CAN it be easily upgraded or if it’s a laptop, it’s so hard to pry it apart that they expect you to just by a new one.  You can typically search online for someone’s youtube video on how easy – or hard – it is to open up a laptop or desktop and change out parts.

    I typically go to www.crucial.com and see if I can upgrade a part that is easy to change out.  This allows me to review the pricing and see if it’s worth the cost.  If I can’t easily upgrade something I will spend the time reviewing software installed and if anything should be removed.  I’ll use something like treesize free to review what is the hard drive hog on my machine.

    So do you use this time to review your computer?

    (note that computer shortages are still being seen, so consider upgrading what you have)

  • It’s unsubscribe season! Clean that inbox

    Posted on December 26th, 2020 at 15:18 amybabinchak Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The most wonderful time of the year is here! It’s unsubscribe season! Unsubscribe season is when I de-clutter my mailbox in a deep cleaning kind of way. This year, I couldn’t help myself, my annoyance level was so high that I started unsubscribing in mid-December but usually unsubscribe season happens after Christmas though the second week of January. Why then? Because every newsletter, every corporation, every hopeful salesperson, sends out their season’s greetings and predictions for the new year. This means that every last organization that has your email address will send you an email and by the grace of the can-spam act they are required to include an unsubscribe link. Every time you hit that unsubscribe link, a little bit of joy comes back into your life. Therefore, it’s the most wonderful time of year.

    Does it work?

    Years ago, I used to advise my clients not to click the unsubscribe button because all it did was verify that your email address had a live person attached to it. But the can-spam act changed all of that. It holds businesses responsible for generating mailing lists in a fair way and for making it easy and then honoring unsubscribe requests. So, hit that unsubscribe link and bring bits of joy back into your email life. It works!

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