Wishing you all an enjoyable holiday season and hoping
that the return to work or school routine will not be too stressful.
Thank you for subscribing to my occasional e-Newsletter. Please forward
it to friends and colleagues who might find it useful.
Best wishes for 2007,
How do I use this RSS thing?
RSS is designed to send you notice when websites and blogs are updated,
so you don't have to browse through all your bookmarks to see if anything
changed. There are two ways to use RSS, one is by installing a "reader"
program on your computer and having it running all the time. The icon
in your task bar changes color when there are updates that you haven't
These programs are called "aggregators." The other way is
to use a webpage as an aggregator. My Yahoo <http://my.yahoo.com/>
is one such, if you already have a Yahoo username, you login and click
on MyYahoo and see some pre-set subscriptions already setup. Google
This site has some good info about spam, spammers, and protecting your
email address: http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm
Gmail - use that space
Gmail accounts currently come with 2.66GB of storage (email me if you
want a Gmail invitation). Most of us will never use half of that for
mail. Instead, use your account for web-based file storage. Bjarke Viksoe's
Gmail Drive <http://www.viksoe.dk/gmail/>
adds an extra drive to your Windows Explorer allowing you to drag-n-drop
files that then get sent to your account where they are stored as attachments.
Have you ever been completely unable to find the Administrator password
for a Windows 2K or XP computer? There is a service that may be able
to help you: <http://www.loginrecovery.com/>
It is supposed to free if you don't mind waiting a few days, but one
person who used it told me she was charged $15.
Emailing large files
Large email attachments can be a problem for some people, either because
they are on dial-up or because their Internet service provider has file
size limits, or because their computer security setup doesn't like it.
I read in PCWorld about a service called www.dropload.com
and tried it out. The recipient gets a link to the file, a note from
me, and the information that the file will be deleted after 7 days.
I think the message is clear and I like it that the file is deleted
after 7 days.
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