Tuesday, January 31, 2006
AOL is good for something I guess
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1. Adams 30. Hancock 59. Orange 88. Washington
2. Allen 31. Harrison 60. Owen 89. Wayne
3. Bartholomew 32. Hendricks 61. Parke 90. Wells
4. Benton 33. Henry 62. Perry 91. White
5. Blackford 34. Howard 63. Pike 92. Whitley
6. Boone 35. Huntington 64. Porter 93. Marion
7. Brown 36. Jackson 65. Posey 94. Lake
8. Carroll 37. Jasper 66. Pulaski 95. Marion
9. Cass 38. Jay 67. Putnam 96. Lake
10. Clark 39. Jefferson 68. Randolph 97. Marion
11. Clay 40. Jennings 69. Ripley 98. Marion
12. Clinton 41. Johnson 70. Rush 99. Marion
13. Crawford 42. Knox 71. St. Joseph
14. Daviess 43. Kosciusko 72. Scott
15. Dearborn 44. LaGrange 73. Shelby
16. Decatur 45. Lake 74. Spencer
17. Dekalb 46. LaPorte 75. Starke
18. Delaware 47. Lawrence 76. Steuben
19. Dubois 48. Madison 77. Sullivan
20. Elkhart 49. Marion 78. Switzerland
21. Fayette 50. Marshall 79. Tippecanoe
22. Floyd 51. Martin 80. Tipton
23. Fountain 52. Miami 81. Union
24. Franklin 53. Monroe 82. Vanderburgh
25. Fulton 54. Montgomery 83. Vermillon
26. Gibson 55. Morgan 84. Vigo
27. Grant 56. Newton 85. Wabash
28. Greene 57. Noble 86. Warren
29. Hamilton 58. Ohio 87. Warrick
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Thursday, January 12, 2006
It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.
In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.
Read the complete story here
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
Use it for awhile to get the feel of it, then after you think you can't do without it, buy version X.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I have a large amount of CDs and a MP3 walkman/player. I have ripped the songs in the WMA format and find out too late that my player will not play WMA files. Is there any way to convert them to MP3 without too much trouble. I am a beginner, so keep this in mind.
A very simple audio conversion program I have used is Free MP3 WMA Converter. It's free, very fast, and works very well.
So what type of audio conversion can Free MP3 WMA Converter handle? You can go from: MP3 to Ogg, MP3 to WMA, MP3 to AAC, MP3 to WAV, WAV to MP3, WAV to Ogg, WAV to AAC, WAV to WMA, WMA to MP3, WMA to Ogg, WMA to AAC, WMA to WAV, Ogg to MP3, Ogg to WMA, Ogg to AAC, Ogg to WAV, AAC to MP3, AAC to WMA, AAC to Ogg, AAC to WAV and well, I think you get the picture. This program does handle a lot. Download the program at the URL below. By the way you do not have to enter the information in the form, just click "Download". When you install the program be connected to the internet and turn your firewall off if you need to, let it download the the conversion file as you will need it to do the convections. Turn your firewall back on before you run it as it will open your browser. No spyware is loaded though. Now you will be on your way to the MP3 tunes, play some oldies for me will you !
Hope this helps. Do you have a question? - email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
You are always telling people to use Thunder Bird Mail instead of Outlook Express, so I switched to it. Now I can't find in the help files just how to attach my old signature file. I know it can be done because your emails have this. Thanks for your help.
As I remember it is just about the same as Outlook Express, just harder to find out just how to ad it. Here is your answer:
If you are using Windows:
1. Click the Start button, then click Run.
2. In the Run window that appears, type notepad and then press OK.
3. Use the open Notepad window to create your signature. Design your signature to appear exactly the way you want it to look in Thunderbird.
4. Once you have created you signature you will need to save it. Click File on the Notepad main menu and select Save. A window will appear that will allow you to name and select a location to save your signature. We suggest saving the signature somewhere you can easily find it (like My Documents), but not somewhere where it is always visible and in the way (like your desktop.)
5. In Thunderbird, click Tools on the main menu, then select Account Settings from the list that appears. A window will appear that will allow you to update your account information.
6. In Account Settings, click the check box next to "Attach this signature:".
7. Next, click the Choose button located to the right of the field just below the "Attach this signature" button. Select the signature file you created and then press Open.
8. Choose OK from the original Account Settings window.
Your signature will now be added to all outgoing messages in Thunderbird. To make any further changes to the signature, all you have to do is edit the signature file. This also means that if you delete the signature file, the signature will no longer appear in your Thunderbird email messages.
Nothing to it !
Thanks for your question,
Monday, January 02, 2006
A little over a year or so ago I wrote about networking home computers. At that time I only new two people that had a home network and I was one of them. Now it seems, as I perdicted, more homes have more than one computer and broadband is getting to be the standard over dial-up. You want the main computer and the laptop both to be able to access the Internet.
I have deleted the link and paragraph that was here. I have replaced it with a more simple one.
This is written for local Ripley county Indiana readers, but may apply to other locations also.
Sometimes I forget I have been using computers sense 1981 and some of the things I take for granted everyone else has not a clue what I'm talking about. I received two emails telling me to explain this networking deal. This means the silent majority that never email, might be hundreds or more (i would hope). So here is the network deal in a nutshell.
If you have Verizon DSL you have a wireless router already. To surf the Web with another computer you will have to ad a PCI or USB wireless device or card to the second or third computer. Very good directions come with this hardware and all you will have to do is read and install the software. Most all new notebooks/laptops have built-in Wi-Fi (wireless) ready to go. If you have an older one without you will have to ad the Wi-Fi hardware.
The modem Suscom provides is not wireless. So you can buy one from a computer store like Staples, Best Buy, etc. The draw back to this is you will have to call Suscom and give them the MAC number that you will find on the new modem/router. After you are up and running with the main computer you can set up the other computers. If you use the Suscom modem they provide, you can ad an access point. Read the very clear directions that come with any of this hardware to get up and running.
The above is for Internet access only. If you want a full blown network it is a little more complicated to set up, but it is not that hard if you have XP Home or Pro. Just look in the help files with the key words "network configuring" and don't forget to search the Web for more help. Most home users won't need or want a network. Most just want all the computers to have Internet accsess, if this is the case, don't worry about the networking part.