My turn: Prize wins turned into computer woes

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“Hit any key to continue.” It seems that every time I have a deadline or project that just has to be finished, something goes wrong with my computer. It might have something to do with the fact that I always look into all of the pop-ups that show up on my screen. It is too [...]

McGee: No shame in taking help

This is a message for the young man who came walking down the street the other day and offered to lend a hand as The Lady of the House and I were unloading a massive computer desk we bought at a yard sale. Hey amigo, thanks for offering a hand; it turns out we needed [...]

Rooting through family tree facinating

Family trees can be a fascinating thing, when you really stop to climb them. Being a bit too ADHD to spend the requisite hours on computer, I have generally allowed others to do the researching. I’ve heard a slight flurry of interest due to the Royal Wedding — perhaps from people who wondered if they [...]

Computer games addictive

I may have developed an addiction. I Boggle when I should be doing other things. I while back I downloaded a Boggle game app on my iPad and began to play endlessly in single player “Quick Play” mode. I do it while watching television. I do it before I go to bed at night and [...]

Computer help comes at high cost

By Glenda Price: State columnist A gremlin lives in my computer. I’ve named him Elmer. We get along fine for awhile, then one day he says, “You’ve been doing really well, Glenda. Too good for my liking, so I’m gonna mess you up.” And he does. His little attacks usually are sneaky, and more irksome [...]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as a dispatcher in Clovis for 14 years, she moved to working in Portales last year. Stress diet: I love my job. [...]

Oct. 17, 1982

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales school system has received its new computer and equipment to be used for payroll, attendance, grading and class scheduling. The system, which cost $40,145.50, includes an IBM computer, a printer and three mini-terminals, purchased from IBM in Lubbock, Texas.

Yeast bread featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making homemade yeast breads and computer-generated items for pets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Glenna Vance, manager of consumer public relations with Lesaffre Yeast Corp., will demonstrate different ways to shape homemade yeast breads into interesting loafs, baguettes, [...]

Identity theft modern day nightmare

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist My dear wife hollered at me from her position in front of the computer in our home office one morning last week as I was getting ready for work: “Did you buy something on EBay?” “Don’t reply, they’re just phishing,” I hollered back. “I don’t think it has anything to [...]

Clovis Christian superintendent placed on adminstrative leave

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Christian School’s superintendent was placed on administrative leave Friday, part of an ongoing investigation of his roommate’s arrest on a federal warrant alleging child rape. Investigators seized Steven Schultze’s computer from his office at the school Thursday, looking for evidence to determine if he knowingly harbored a fugitive [...]