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


2022 Article Links

A Look Back at Our Online World in 2021, Jan. 06

Maintaining Privacy on a Shared Computer, Jan. 20

Don't Fall for the Tech Support Scam, Feb. 10

Diversions from Winter and Covid, March 03

Make Your Computer Accessible, March 17

The Out-of-Memory Problem, April 14

Windows 11 Taskbar Changes, May 05

Should You Buy a Chromebook? May 19

The Resources of the Ptbo Public Library, June 09

Finding the Perfect Hotel, July 07

The Different Types of Email, July 21

Equipping a Student Computer Pt. 1, Aug. 11

Phishing Scam Catches Many Victims, Sept. 01

My Internet Road Trip, Sept. 15

Protecting Your Computer from Other Users, Oct. 13

Screenshots and Creating a PDF, Nov. 03

Christmas Shopping Made Easier, Nov. 17

Fixing Common Problems, Dec. 08

Nifty Hidden Things, January 13

Welcome to the Metaverse, February 03

Repair or Restore Your Computer, Feb. 17

File Your Income Tax Online, March 10

Organizing Your Photos, April 07

The Neglected Taskbar, April 21 (no links)

Word Games and Other Diversions, May 12

The Greatest Travel Resource, June 02

Discoveries and Diversions, June 16

Random Notes About Useful Things, July 14

Useful Websites You Should Bookmark, Aug 04

Equipping a Student Computer, Pt. 2, Aug. 18

Email Filters and DNS Servers, Sept. 08

The Importance of Reading Carefully, Oct. 06

Google Rolls Out New Innovations, Oct. 20

Those Annoying but Necessary Updates, Nov. 10

Keep All Your Files in Sync, Dec. 01

An Online Christmas, Dec. 15

Archive of 2021 Columns

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