Monthly Archives: June 2011

Change Gmail “name”

Do you have “suchandsuchandsuch” as the name that shows up in quotes next to your Gmail address?  Are you using your first and last name but worry about this showing up online wherever you send an email? Change it!

There are two obvious ways:

  A.

1)  Log in to Gmail/Google mail.

2)  At the upper right of your browser, click your email address to reveal a drop-down list.

3)  Click Account  Settings. The Google accounts screen opens, with subheadings Profile, Personal Settings, and *My  Products down below.

4)  Under the Profile subheading, click Edit your personal info. The Edit personal information screen appears.

5)  Using the “First name” and “Last name” fields, change the name associated with the Gmail account (the purpose of the “nickname” field is unclear. You don’t have to use your full name; however, the “Last name: ” field requires at least one alpha character. It doesn’t have to be your full name, and better that it not be, for security purposes.)


*NOTE: Under the My Products subheading you will see icons for the various Google apps – Analytics, Book Search, Docs, etc. If you need global access to these apps, here is one way to find that.


B.

The other way is simply to repeat steps 1) – 3) but navigate to the Edit Personal information screen via Personal Settings, instead – that’s the section just to the right of the Profile subheading on the Google Accounts page). You will see the list “Security, Dashboard, and Email addresses, Multiple sign-in, and Connected accounts.”

1)  Under Personal Settings < Email addresses  click “Edit.” The very same Edit personal information screen appears.

2)  Edit the information in the name fields to change the name associated with your Gmail account.

– dgw

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WHO report on mobile phone electromagnetic fields

There has been much recent research into the matter in light of the World Health Organization’s recent findings that (surprise surprise) cell phones cause cancer. Here’s the original paper that caused all the stir:  Or rather, cell phone signals cause cancer. “Electromagnetic fields and public health: mobile phones [Fact sheet N°193 May 2010] “

Wireless signals and cell phone signals – ambient yet powerful electromagnetic radiation – are crisscrossing our skulls every moment of every day and night. What the WHO probably knows and does hint at here is that in addition to the cancer causality, such radiation has subtler affects –  such as interfering w/ the body’s natural energy field; and the other hint is that wireless Internet signals also fall in a similar category, but I think the WHO yielded on that subject…too controversial.

Nature; ecosystems; organisms are highly sensitive. Nature and the human body are also adaptive, yes, but the newness and worldwide barrage has to be causing something.

Testimonial:

I use a Clear USB modem for Internet, though I’ve modded it to create a LAN w/ normal wi-fi frequency, but these 4G signals are strong. If I use it with my desktop, it’s sitting there, sticking up right between my legs! I’ve sinced moved the motherboard box.

I’ve heard from some sources that wireless signals can even modulate – as in move – like an amplitude meter arrow – certain of the liquid organic matter in the human brain. My cousin, who has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing almost completely eschews computers, preferring to write longhand. If he has to write with a keyboard, he’ll make sure the Internet is turned off, where possible. This comes from advice from people in the publishing industry, screenwriters, and other writer friends generally. The Internet and cell phone signal radiation affect our brains.

I enjoy writing on my blog and I can say without a doubt that it is easier – when writing a difficult or nuanced piece – that I’m better off doing it w/ Windows Live Writer or on Notepad or paper first. It’s always handy to have the Web there to look up info – especially if you write on technology like I do – but it’s easy enough to turn it off, and back on when needed.

We need to figure out some shield; some radiation-absorbing material to aid w/ this problem. Perhaps construction/zoning codes should be revised to include such shielding in apartment building walls – interior and external walls. Or, for the WiMax/3G/4G “hotspot” technologies that are now proliferating (even phones are thus capable – Google’s Android, for example)

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