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 […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Portales High School News

College Goal Sunday slated College Goal Sunday will be hosted at Portales High School on 1-3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Portales High School/PMSD District Computer Lab.

Paying attention may be easiest from computer

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican So you’ve heard politicians pontificating about the need for citizens to participate in government and being the responsible, civic-minded citizen you are, you’ve decided to take them up for it and go to the state Legislature this week to push for new laws you support or try […]

Password protected

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Computer passwords. They’ve become a part of every day life as computer technology continues to grow. Nearly every Web site requires a username and password to view some, if not all, of its content. Then there’s the bank or e-mail account. Al Noblett, manager of an electronics store in […]

Technology finds place in schools

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Students with a laptop computer may find it easier nowadays to order electronic versions of textbooks, and make their college work lighter — literally. Electronic books, available for purchase online, come without the weight and wear of used textbooks, and one online site now offers a scratch-n-sniff sticker so the […]

Learning laptop lessons

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter A program that provided a laptop computer to every seventh-grader at Portales Junior High School last year was a big success according to teachers and administrators. The school is looking forward to expansion of the program this year. According to principal Steve Harris, returning eighth-graders will be re-issued laptops […]

Some mistakes can be costly

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, like accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, like accidentally using two instead of one of those little Post-It […]

Daylight-saving time kicks into action

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Some people love it, others hate it. Either way daylight-saving time arrived early this year thanks to a law signed by President Bush in 2005. Officially the change should have been made at 2 a.m. this morning — local time. “It’s good for our business,” Portales Country Club pro […]

Companies insult buyer’s intelligence

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I recently got a new computer, and I’ve lost a lot of sleep over the last week customizing it to my liking. The computer started up right out of the box and it was fast — and by fast, I mean the speed at which Time magazine ran away from […]

Seventh-graders granted laptops

By Paula Cronic:PNT Staff Writer Portales Junior High School will issue all its seventh-graders a brand-new Hewlett-Packard laptop computer soon in order to enhance their education and learning skills. This is the first year for the program in Portales. After originally applying for the Laptop Initiative state grant last year to fund the laptops, the […]

We can do without films, cells, stats

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s no real need to give a long introduction to this one. There are things I encounter in my life that just need to go, and I’ll tell you why: • Computer-animated films: I’ll admit it, I loved “Toy Story,” made at a time when Pixar was pretty much alone […]