Chapters from the 'Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living'

Here are 17 chapters from the 'Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living,' 31st edition. (To switch to the 34th edition, click here.)

The printed book contains over three times as many chapters (52 chapters!) and is easier to read (because it's laid out more beautifully and contains more graphics & symbols). To get the printed book cheaply, phone 603-666-6644 day or night, 24 hours (we're usually in), or use the other methods described at

But here's a taste....

Click on the chapter you want:

how to buy computer stuff wisely
kinds of software and which to buy
which computers to buy
how to use the Windows 7 word processor & predecessors
how to use nifty features of Windows 7 & predecessors
how to use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, best sites
how to use e-mail
tricks to handle maintenance
tricks to handle repairs
how to use the iPad
how to use Microsoft Word 2007 & 2010
how to create Web pages (HTML, etc.)
tricks to be healthy (diet, sleep, and beyond)
tricks to act academic (math & beyond)
government (politics, economic policy, law, war)
talk Canadian, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese
How to program in Visual Basic 2010