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Is Your Computer Disaster-Proofed? by Ben Hampton •”.

The Friendly Tech

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GLEN ELLEN, CA. ~ In our modern world of digital pho- tos, books and diaries, online banking and taxes, it can be horrible to loose even some of your personal digital infor- mation, let alone everything on your computers hard drive or business information your rely on for your income. The frightful thing is how easily it can all be lost. Just think, your precious family photos and financial information is all spinning at seven thousand two hundred rpm in your aver-

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spinning disk. This means that a single piece of dust in your hard drive or a problem that creates a small error can cause major problems. Luckily, making a back up copy of your most important informa- tion is easy. There are many ways to back up your data which sim- ply means making a copy of your information so that in case the original file is lost or destroyed you will still have your important files. It is said that in the digital world

if Williebird’s is a Sonoma County Tradition!

We proudly feature our own locally grown Willie Bird

Turkeys. We’re open daily serving

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. But turkey is not all we’re about....we also feature fi ne steaks, succulent seafood, and a


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variety of salads. We have a full service bar so that you can enjoy your favorite cocktail, beer, or glass of wine along with your meal or simply share a drink with your friends!

Williebird’s Restaurant Hours: Monday - Saturday

7:00AM - 9:00PM • Sunday 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Our Menu is online at 1150 Santa Rosa Ave ~ Santa Rosa, CA • 707-542-0861

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you don't have two copies of something then you don't have it at all. Below I’ll cover my two favorite ways to back up your data. Both back up auto- matically everyday to protect your files. The first way is buying a

USB external hard drive to set on your desk. It keeps a complete back up of your computer in the case of a hard drive crash, accident or acci- dental deletion. These drives cost around $79-$89 dollars and are great for desk tops and laptops. Try and get one that doesn’t require an extra power cord to keep everything simpler. Once set up, it’s like insurance for your informa- tion. The USB external drive is a great solution to defend against a crashed hard drive, but it what if you have a fire, flood, electrical surge or a theft? If you keep your back up in the same place as your computer you’re not truly safe from loosing your tion.


The second way is to back up your information securely and privately off site with an online service. These services run completely in the back ground meaning you don't need to think about them at all since they can run wirelessly with a laptop (this is very important to me). I never have to remember to plug in that extra cable. Online back up for one computer is between

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SEBASTOPOL, CA. ~ Main Stage West presents the second encore performance of a criti- cally acclaimed production of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, starring Mary Gannon Graham and directed by John Shillington. Performances will take place January 25 through February 17 at Main Stage West, 104 North Main Street in Sebastopol, in the same space where the production originated as part of the Sonoma County Repertory Theater’s 2008 sea- son. The play was first revived at Cinnabar Theater in 2010 where it played to an extended run of sold out houses. PLOT: Wondering how she let vibrancy and joy slip out of her life, bored and disillusioned housewife Shirley Valentine finds herself talking to the walls. But when she chances on a trip to Greece, Shirley finds the adventure, hope, laughs and, ultimately,

love she had been

missing. Starring Mary Gannon Graham (Always...Patsy Cline, Woody Guthrie’s American Song) in a tour de force encore performance, this comic master- piece lifts our spirits and inspires us to embrace life in all its ter-


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Weird Facts & Trivia - 4

Camels include 2 species of large ruminant related to the llama and the vicuna. The Dromedary or Arabian camel has one hump and stands about 6 ft. tall at the shoulders. The Bactrian camel has two humps, with shorter legs but a heavier torso.

In 2011 more than one million wild camels were roaming Australia's interior.

The Saguaro Cactus blossom is the official state flower of Arizona. The white, funnel shaped, night bloom- ing flowers, grow on the trunk and branches of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The red fruits of this largest American cactus are edible.

Today, the McDonald's 'Extra Value Meal' of a Quarter- Pounder, super size french fries, and a 42 oz. Coke has 1550 calories.

A Hummer H2 could be driven around the world 244 times on the excess calories Americans consume each year.

rifying and delicious glory. Mr. Shillington and Ms. Graham previously collaborated on sold- out runs of Shirley Valentine in 2008 & 2011 at the Sonoma County Repertory Theater in Sebastopol and Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma. Play by Willie Russell. Runs through February 17, 2012. Reservations by telephone: 707- 823-0177.

There are only three ages

for women in Hollywood - Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy. Goldie Hawn

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West

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