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2002 Stories by Brendan I. Koerner

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  • Palmistry

    published December 31, 2002

    Q: Adult life's gotten hectic to the point where it's high time I invested in a personal digital assistant. From what I can tell, there are... More >>

  • Workin' It

    published December 24, 2002

    Q: Like so many other cubicle dwellers, I like rocking a little music on my PC while I work. But I've grown so weary of listening to the same... More >>

  • Call Me Digital . . .

    published December 17, 2002

    Q: There was this Chinese movie I really dug last year called Lan Yu. Snooping around some fan sites, I noticed the flick was adapted... More >>

  • Refurb Madness

    published December 10, 2002

    Q: With the holidays coming up, I've been scrounging around the Internet for the cheapest gifts possible—hey, it was a lousy year. I found... More >>

  • Porn-napped!

    published December 3, 2002

    Q: A year ago, I registered an Internet domain name for the college club I head. Our treasurer was one day late in sending in our renewal fee... More >>

  • Vinyl Resting Place

    published November 26, 2002

    Q: Not to be immodest, but I've pulled together quite the record collection over the years. Now I'm starting to think I should digitize all... More >>

  • Amiga Mia

    published November 19, 2002

    Q: I've been hearing that the beloved computer of my youth, the Commodore Amiga, is making a comeback. Seems like these rumors have made the... More >>

  • Dr. Pusherman

    published November 12, 2002

    Q: I've been buying my meds from an online pharmacy based overseas, which saves me oodles of cash. But I'm beginning to wonder whether my... More >>

  • Barely Legal

    published November 5, 2002

    Q: I think I speak for the masses when I say I'm fed up with spam. I've tried a bunch of anti-spam filters, but the nasty buggers still slip... More >>

  • Cache Your Chips

    published October 29, 2002

    Q: I've won a hefty amount betting on sports through an online casino, which is based outside the U.S. Now I'd like to collect my winnings and,... More >>

  • Refill 'er Up

    published October 22, 2002

    Q: The prices for brand-name ink cartridges are absolutely outrageous. I'd love to use cheaper generic ones, but my printer's manual warns that... More >>

  • Broadbandits

    published October 15, 2002

    Q: I get my local phone service through a small company that beats Verizon's rates by a good $20 per month. Now I want to tack on a DSL... More >>

  • Scan Artists

    published October 8, 2002

    Q: I've got a shoebox full of old snapshots that I'm looking to digitize, so I'm in the market for a scanner—the cheaper the better, as... More >>

  • License to Ill

    published September 24, 2002

    Q: About a year ago, I purchased a new PC that came with some excellent MP3 ripping software. I recently downloaded one of those Windows XP... More >>

  • Plane Truths

    published September 17, 2002

    Q: I've gotten some pretty good travel deals on But my brother says I should steer clear of the site because it's part of some... More >>

  • Cheap Shot

    published September 10, 2002

    Q: I read somewhere that Wal-Mart's going to start selling $199 desktops. I'm all for cheap computers, but that price sounds a little sketchy.... More >>

  • Lingua Cranka

    published September 3, 2002

    Q: I'm using the Web to plan a trip abroad, and the language barrier has been a real pain. I've tried translating some pages and e-mails with... More >>

  • Hire Level

    published August 27, 2002

    Q: I'm a hopeless video game addict who'd love a career in the industry. Trouble is, I can't program worth a lick, and my résumé... More >>

  • PCs in a 'Pod

    published August 20, 2002

    Q: My girlfriend recently bought me an Apple iPod for my birthday, even though I'm a PC user. She swears there's a way to make it work with... More >>

  • Fowl Snip

    published August 13, 2002

    Q: What's the deal with Road Runner, Time Warner Cable's Internet service? I'm a customer, and it seems like the system is preventing me from... More >>

  • Trash Drive

    published August 6, 2002

    Q: A couple of weeks ago, you asked your readers to come up with some crafty ways of ditching their old computers. How about good ol' charity?... More >>

  • Bug Out

    published July 30, 2002

    Q: OK, I'm a moron. I got a mysterious e-mail entitled "Good Karma" and opened the attachment. Now my PC's infected with a virus, and I'm... More >>

  • When Pols Attack

    published July 23, 2002

    Q: A friend of mine says there's a law coming down the pike that'll let companies hack music-swapping networks. Is this the end of free... More >>

  • Luxe for Less

    published July 16, 2002

    Q: New laptop prices are ridiculous—$2000, minimum, for anything brawny enough to run Quake and Photoshop well. I've come across cheaper... More >>

  • Hareware

    published July 9, 2002

    Q: I've had it with Internet Explorer—the browser crashes, like, every two minutes, and it's lousy with video. I tried the latest... More >>

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