Last day of school – some fun stuff to end on….

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Go to Google and type in each of the following:

DO A BARREL ROLL

TILT

ANAGRAM

 

http://elgoog.im/  (google mirror)

Calculate the BACON NUMBER of any celebrity.  Just google their name + Bacon number. Challenge: Try and find someone with a Bacon number above “2”.

Search for “Atari Breakout” in Google Images.

Google “zerg rush”, and try and stop the “o” invasion. A Zerg Rush is an overwhelming attack in a video game. More fun than it sounds. (Chrome/Firefox/Safari).

Go to daskeyboard.com, click “destroy this site” at the bottom of the page, and blow the page to pieces, Space Invaders style! (All browsers).

“Kerning” is a term that refers to the space between characters in a font. So, when you Google “kerning,” it displays the results with odd spacing between the letters.

Did you know there is a PIRATE version of Google?  : https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-pirate

Did you know there is an ELMER FUDD version of Google? : https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=xx-elmer

https://www.google.com/doodles/30th-anniversary-of-pac-man

 

Anyway – Enjoy!

 

How do I keep my computer from getting infected?

The first line of defense against malware is … you!

You can check whether a file is harmful before you install it. Sometimes you can check before you even download it. VirusTotal (https://www.virustotal.com/en/) is a great website where you can check a file against 40 or so antivirus resources to see if it’s likely to be dangerous. It’s dead easy. A more complete explanation of the site is here: https://www.virustotal.com/en/about/. That page explains how to submit a file for analysis, too. If you do a lot of downloading, you might be interested in the advanced tools, here: https://www.virustotal.com/en/documentation/.

Once you’ve downloaded a file, you can (and should) check it before you install it. So given a choice to Save or Run or Save and Run, the best choice on a file you’re not sure about is Save. When the download finishes, right-click on the file. You will see options to scan the file with your antivirus and antimalware program. Do it! That scan takes seconds!

Even great, safe programs will try to force stuff on you. Sometimes it’s Google Chrome (I’m talking about YOU, Avast! Free) or McAfee Security Suite. (What does that have to do with updating your Java? Stop it, Adobe!) Always choose Custom Install over Typical or Express. Custom Install allows you to decline unwanted programs, toolbars, and search hijacks. Typical or Express installs mean that you accept whatever is offered. Clear the check boxes for the stuff you don’t want.

My websites show up in the middle of the browser window rather than the top.

ie8_compatibilityWith some of the new Microsoft IE Browser versions, you must click the COMPATIBILITY VIEW Button to make some websites appear right.  If you are having an issue where you are having to scroll down in order to see the content on the page, press the COMPATIBILITY VIEW Button (as shown) and that should correct the issue.