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Mobile Computing Ideas from Big Dennis

Big Dennis has been sort of the Appalachian Marco Polo.
His business keeps him on the road from Sunday nights through Friday's, yet he always manages to find his way back into the Appalachians.
He says the mountains get him "re-charged" so he can face another week on the road.

Probably so.

His column is updated every day or thereabouts, as he can e-mail us, so check back often for new contributions.


Swab The Decks, Guy

Do you have a Guy?

I have a Guy.

In fact, for this column I have two Guys:

  • Wireless Bill; and,

  • Mobile Murray (honest).
  • So I was complaining to Mobile Murray -- MM for short -- the other day about my venerable Nokia.

    Seems my mobile has a mind of its own.

    Not only does it shut itself off for no rhyme or reason, but also the battery charge doesn't last as long.

    My best guess pinned the problems on age and the fact that I've dropped the thing, like, a zillion times.

    While either could be the culprit, MM suggested I check that my phone's battery contacts were clean and to swab them with alcohol if needed.

    Guess what?

    It worked!


    Do you have some mobile computing advice to share or have a question?

    You can Write to Dennis!.

    Include your first initial and last name and put the word MOBILE in the subject.

    I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

    (Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)


    If you have to travel like I do, then you KNOW what a pain computing on the road can be.
    If your traveling is for pleasure and you plan to take a laptop, then you STILL know what a pain computing on the road can be.
    Either way, I hope these ideas help.
    Oh, if you get home before I do, please leave a light in the window and the latch-string out.

    Big 'Un


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