Category Archives: Computer Tips

Jumpline: I love you!

Last night and today I’ve been creating the new website for the Montrose (Colorado) Amateur Radio Club. Frustratingly, I couldn’t configure it to upload images easily. So, I filed a support ticket with Jumpline, Inc., my web hosting provider. I … Continue reading

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Skybeam: I think it’s fixed!

I’ve been having a terrible time with Skybeam.com, my ISP. Starting around December 3rd, my speeds were “inverted.” I pay for their 7 Mbps service, which unlike any other definition actually means 5 Mbps down and 2 Mbps down. (For … Continue reading

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Skybeam Still a Fallen Star

My issues with Skybeam, my Internet Service Provider, continue. (This is my ninth post; see previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.) I pay for their 7 Mbps service, which means 5 Mbps up and 2 … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector: Green Screen Doesn’t Have To Cover Entire Frame

CyberLink PowerDirector is my video editor of choice. Great product! (Sadly, like all software these days, it’s lightly documented.) I just figured out an interesting way to do green screen without having the green screen cover the entire frame. That … Continue reading

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Skybeam: Still a falling star!

Skybeam is still broken. Yesterday I was given the same status I’ve been given for over a month: their best network engineers were working on the problem. I keep asking how I can escalate this so something actually gets done, … Continue reading

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Kindle NCX file demystified

Kindle! Everyone wants their book on Kindle. And, everyone wants it to look gorgeous. As covered in previous posts (here for cover images, getting Kindlegen to recognize the cover image, and an introduction to the all-important OPF file), the key … Continue reading

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Opening a Command Window Directly

As I’ve been exploring how to use Kindlegen to prepare my new fantasy novel, The Unexpected Traveler, for upload to Kindle, I made a couple posts (see here, here, and here) about the Kindlegen experience. Reader Ellie O. sent me … Continue reading

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Is Skybeam Incompetent?

I continue to have trouble with Skybeam, my Internet Service Provider. I called again today and was given the same status that I’ve been given for a month: it’s been assigned to someone who is actively working it. Really? As … Continue reading

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Kindlegen and the OPF file

In an earlier post, I talked about Kindlegen and how to make it sing. This post talks about the key to all that singing: the OPF file. The OPF file is essentially a list of things for Kindlegen to do. … Continue reading

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Skybeam still AWOL

My troubles with Skybeam, my ISP, continue. Some time prior to Dec 8th, my 5 Mbps download speed suddenly became 2 Mbps. That’s too slow for YouTube videos and many other things. I’ve called over a dozen times. I keep … Continue reading

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