Wednesday, November 25, 2009

online chat customer service at Hewlett Packard impressive

I had a problem with a CD containing the Users Manual for a Samsung monitor, not running on an Hewlett Packard computer that I keep offline. I was impressed by the free chat technician (chat using keyboard) help I got from HP re the problem, despite it having been several years since the computer was bought and warranties etc having expired. The free chat, with a transcript kept of the entire chat, is very reasonable compared to other methods of customer service. I estimate that such chat, with transcripts kept, would be a big step forward in areas such as educational student/teacher interactions, and organization management.


"Transcript of my free chat with a Hewlett Packard (HP) technician, re a CD that would not run in an HP Computer"

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wide screen monitor for computer produces real advantages

I created a web page, which is not on the blog again because it contains a table, regarding a new Samsung 2343BWX I now have the privilege of using. The page is at: The page describes the actual, measured by experimentation advantages produced by a switch from a 13 inch wide computer monitor to a 20 inch wide computer monitor.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

soccer sprint while juggling ball in air drills resumed

After going 59 weeks without practicing soccer, during which I focused on improving my middle distance running endurance, Thursday Nov 12 I started practicing soccer again. The Nov 12, 2009 workout is described at

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Habakkuk in rhyme

November Poem #1
Version 1: 2:36 AM 11/10/2009
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My rhyming, poetic version of Habakkuk 3:17-18 (

Even if the fig tree does not blossom,
and the vines produce no fruit to eat;
Even if the tiring work in the heat
on the olive trees proves fruitless
and the fields yield no meat;
If the flock gets cut off from the herd,
and the herd disappears from the stalls:
Still will I rejoice in the LORD,
and rejoice in the God of my salvation.

(don't scoff, 9 line per day adds up to 270 lines per month)

@2009 David Virgil Hobbs

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

KVM imperfection--possible solution

I explore possible solutions to the the imperfections described in the previous post, "KVM Switch & two monitors, imperfect solution" (, at:

'Switching Monitor Input Between KVM-to-monitor-output & Computer Output'

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

KVM Switch & two monitors, imperfect solution

I created a page at, entitled "KVM switch and splitter for two computers two monitors setup...KVM Switch Combined with Splitter an Imperfect Solution to two-computers, two monitors setup".

The followup to this page is:

"KVM imperfection--possible solution"

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