Author Archives: Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.

Discovering new talent at Costco’s Pump 16

Sometimes the best entertainers are just regular folks, as the Tonight Show’s Pumpcast News team discovered at a gas station in Burbank, California.

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Shared knowledge saves time and sanity

Many Word users are specialists in one discipline or another — such as the law — and they tailor templates and auto-correct tools in their word-processing programs accordingly.

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Rising and falling by diverse means: mimed

Michael Menes is a one-man variety show. He’s a juggler, mime, and physical comedian of exceptional skill, as you’ll see in this video.

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‘Illegitimis non carborundum’ applies to tablet

When you visit the Lounge, you’re apt to find the information you’re searching for, such as how to deal with a possibly flaky Nexus 7.

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Here comes the sun: Beach-blanket Seattle

We at Windows Secrets are not born-and-bred natives of Seattle, but we know our city. So we can attest to the truthfulness of this sly video.

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One way to catch your own mistake: Describe it

You might not be surprised by the number of times Lounge members figure out what’s wrong with a spreadsheet or database almost all by themselves. Jacksonmacd provided a case in point.

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The travails of a good-sport fisherman

Bill Dance’s website calls him a Southern gentleman angler as well as America’s most-loved TV fisherman. Even if you never see his show, you’ll at least appreciate these outtakes for his sense of humor.

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How do we love thee, XP? Let us count the ways

When Lounge member bhdavis brought performance data from his XP desktop and Win8 laptop to the Lounge, he asked for opinions about the usefulness of additional memory for his Windows XP Home machine. Should he buy more?

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Small boy with big sticks plays gigs

Avery is a mere six years old — and he’s already an exceptional musician. His drumming is not simply enthusiastic or con brio: he knows what he’s doing.

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How to network various Windows versions

Lounge member TerobitTony wants all his PCs to share all their files. But it’s a trick to get one Windows 8, two Windows 7, and two Windows XP machines to all recognize one another.

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