by Ray Saitz

   Online is a column which appears in the Peterborough Examiner three Thursdays per month.

I am a retired Secondary School teacher who lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

The column is based on the Internet and ranges from useful sites to controversial
or topical items of interest to those who use the Internet casually or intensely. 

The column has appeared regularly since 1998, with the only exceptions being major holidays.

       I'm always looking to expand the horizons of the column. 
Feel free to contact me with any requests for syndication or
re-printing at


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Confused about the Internet?

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Badly configured programs?

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within the City of Peterborough.

  • Internet browser and e-mail configuration

  • Program installation, set up, and instruction

  • Optimization of your computer's performance

  • Internet instruction

  • Personalized help with computer problems


Send me an e-mail or call me at 705 749 0429.


Here are the links contained in recent articles in The Peterborough Examiner.  


2021 Article Links

Internet Solutions Have Problematic Outcomes, Jan. 07

Time to Back Up Your Files, Part 2, January 21

Searches, Easter Eggs, Games, February 11

The Tech Support Scam, March 04

Tax Software Get You Outside Sooner, March 18

Relief from Pandemic Boredom, April 08

Those Essential but Irritating Updates, May 06

Making Changes to Get Internet Privacy, May 20

Questions Lead to Interesting Solutions, June 10

The End of The Forever Version of Windows, July 08

Your Browser Can Do Much More, July 22

Office Programs for Students on a Budget, Aug 12

Protect Your Privacy With a VPN, Sept. 01

Password Solutions, Part 2, Sept. 16

Here We Go Again! Windows 11, Oct. 14

Hidden Settings on the Taskbar, Nov. 04 ( no links)

Internet Shopping Locally or Online, Nov. 18

Eliminating or Masking Distractions, Dec. 09

Time to Back Up Your Files, Part 1, January 14

Old Device and Wi-fi Extension, February 04

All About Cookies, February 18

The Amazing Commonplace Flash Drive, March 11

Helpful, Hidden Windows 10 Tools, April 01

Managing Your Device's Battery Life, April 15

Pandemic Banking Probably Permanent, May 13

Society is a Victim of Ransomware, June 03

The Digital Photography Revolution, June 17

Additions to Recent Columns, July 15

Simple Fixes for Common Problems, Aug. 05

More Free Essential Programs, Aug. 19

Password Solutions, Part 1, Sept. 09

The Usefulness of Your Keyboard, Oct. 07

Preserving Knowledge for the Ages, Oct. 21

Protection From Internet Threats, Nov. 11

Is Win 11 Worth the Change? Dec. 02

Christmas Diversions on the Internet, Dec. 16

Archive of 2020 Columns

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