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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Organizing your Favorites

Order in chaos



Basic stuff that bares repeating.
(IE7 is not that much different)

Microsoft:
Use Favorites to Get Around the Web


History and Favorites
  • Add a Web Page to Your Favorites
  • Go to a Web Page on Your Favorites List
  • Alphabetize Your Favorites
  • Remove a Web Page from the Favorites List
  • Organize Your Favorite Web Pages in a New Folder
  • Remove a Web Page from a Folder in the Favorites List
Move Favorites from an earlier version


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

List your Addresses

When I find the time


Here's a simple suggestion that sounds silly to begin with, but may come in handy in the future.
Write down your email addresses!
How many do you have?
  • Created by an ISP when setting up an Internet connection.
  • Work email accounts
  • Club or hobby related
  • From any domain you’ve purchased
  • Email aliases created on your behalf.
  • Web based email addresses with Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or many others.
Remember your old AOL/CompuServe addresses?


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Monday, February 16, 2015

How Google Works

Fact and not



The magic that makes Google tick
  • Over four billion Web pages, each an average of 10KB, all fully indexed
  • Up to 2,000 PCs in a cluster
  • Over 30 clusters
  • 104 interface languages including Klingon and Tagalog
  • One petabyte of data in a cluster - so much that hard disk error rates of 10-15 begin to be a real issue
  • Sustained transfer rates of 2Gbps in a cluster
  • An expectation that two machines will fail every day in each of the larger clusters
  • No complete system failure since February 2000
Stanford University: The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine  

Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page Google.com:
How Google Works
 
How Stuff/Google Works

The Economist: Case History
 
Or
 

It's all done with pigeons


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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Default Save

Choose your own location



When you choose to save most Office files, the Save dialog box defaults to the Documents or My Documents folder.

(The following directions work in 2007+, but you need to click on the Office button in the upper left corner of the Window)

Word
you can change the default location by going to Tools>Options. On the "File Locations" tab you can modify the storage location.
Excel
Tools>Options. On the "General" tab change the default location.
PowerPoint
uses Tools>Options and the "Save" tab.
Access
Tools>Options and the "General" tab for Databases and Projects
Publisher
Tools>Options "General".
Outlook
will make you take an underground tour into the Registry to change the location to save e-mail attachments.
FrontPage/Expression Web
appears to require the same sort of spelunking.


Change the folder where e-mail messages and attachments are saved


If you don't want to change the default, but would like to be able to quickly go to an alternate site, open the Save or Save Attachment dialog box. On the left side of the box is the Places Navigation bar. If you click the Desktop icon, that location will be used to save the file.

You can add spots to the bar. Browse to the specific folder. Highlight the folder and click the down arrow beside the Tools option. Select "Add to My Places."

The file or e-mail attachment can then be saved where you want.


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Friday, February 06, 2015

Free HTML Tools

Collection of helpful utilities




AXCEL216's MAX Speeed WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets:

HTML Authoring
Webmaster Resources

GIF + JPEG Shrinkers
Do you have large GIFs/JPEGs cluttering your internet/server space? Are your web pages loading too slow?
HTML Validators
These HTML/CSS/DHTML/XHTML validators check the accuracy of your code, reporting all aspects of design and eventual errors, flaws, invalid links etc
HTML Editors
Offline HTML + text editors
[D]HTML, XML, CSS + Java[Script] Resources
Java No Java... JavaScript dedicated web sites
FTP Transfer Tools
FTP transfer clients + FTP server tools



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