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Faster Forward: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Facebook Follow-up

Since I wrote a column earlier this summer about the awkwardness of folks who don't meet the dictionary definition of "friend" asking to be my Facebook friends, the inevitable has happened: Strangers or near-strangers have realized that I'm on Facebook and have sent me friend requests. Some are easy to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 12, 2007; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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Cameras That Polish Your Portrait

For years, people wanting to upgrade their own electronic image have had to work on it--writing a just-snarky-enough blog, pimping out a MySpace page, leaving witty comments on Evite. Now they can just press a button or two on a digital camera. For today's column, I tried out two cameras...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 11, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Pictures  
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Reminder: Back Up Your Data Already!

As the primary source of tech support for much of my family, I'm used to getting panicked calls from one relative or another, but usually, I can find a solution to the problem without too much angst. That wasn't the case when my mother-in-law called on Monday to report that...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 10, 2007; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Computers  
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A Dot-Com Dream Lives

A little while ago, I paid a parking ticket online, and it was more pleasant than I could have hoped. First, the $30 fine was no big deal, given that I'd somehow gone more than seven years without getting ticketed in the District. Second, paying up was simpler and faster...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  October 9, 2007; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Digital culture  
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