• These days, people store themselves on their hard drives: Photos, music library, financial & tax info, address book, etc. - essentially, it's your digital life. And as valuable as your digital life is, more and more people are losing their digital life and digital memories. I cannot emphasize how painful it is to watch someone realize their last five years' worth of family photos no longer exists.

    Feb 15,
  • Some users have reported receiving suspicious emails which claim to be from Semo.net support, asking for information about their account. These are not from our staff, and should not be replied to. Semo.net staff will never ask for your password over email. If you are ever unsure about whether an email is from us, please do not hesitate to call our office at 573-686-9114.

    Feb 15,
    - by semoadmin
  • This past week, Microsoft announced that David Porter will head up their Retail Chain. Porter has spent the past two years with Dreamworks and 25 years before that with WalMart. Unfortunately, here in Southeast Missouri, Microsoft will probably not be on a corner near us any time soon (or ever for that matter). But just like Apple users who trek to St Louis every few months for an IV injection of all things Apple, I'm sure a Microsoft store in St Louis would drain a few local gas tanks. Confession: Even though my wife's iPod is our only apple product, I cannot walk past an Apple store. The Apple logo in a like a giant bug light—drawing the geek in

    Feb 14,
  • I've never done this before, but today I called my senators and representative of the U.S. Congress. I've been reading about this "stimulus bill" and I don't like it. Two weeks ago I saw the mayor of Virginia Beach on the television and he was trying to get part of the stimulus package for his town. He said that for $3.4 million he could employ 11 new employees to repaint their water treatment plant. WHAT? $308,000 is the going rate for a painter these days? Give me $3.4 million dollars and I can employ 50 new people and bring broadband internet to all the places in Southeast Missouri that don't have it.

    Feb 12,

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