Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
What is an HTML document? Find out here! Continue reading
Need A Date?
If you use one of the major word processing programs, you have the ability to place a date into any document you’re working on. Here’s how to do it with a some of the more popular ones:
In MS Word, WordPerfect, or Windows WordPad:
Just click the Insert menu and select Date & Time…
A screen will pop up that gives you a host of different date… Continue reading
I see the letters CGI on many web pages and in many URLs. What is CGI?
CGI is short for Common Gateway Interface. Basically, a CGI script is a
program that runs on a web server. These scripts can do anything from counting hits on a web page to processing forms.
We use several types of these on our web site. In fact, when you… Continue reading
What are Wave (WAV) files?
They are basically files on your computer that have gotten moisture in them. The theory being that if you collect enough of this moisture, you’ll get tiny “waves” on your hard drive as a result.
JUST KIDDING – I couldn’t resist. Sorry.
Wave files (they have a .WAV extension) are sound files. They can be anything from a little beep to… Continue reading
What is “Safe mode”?
Safe mode is a Windows maintenance mode where only the bare minimum of drivers are loaded. You don’t have access to CD ROMs, printers, or other non-essential devices.
It’s helpful to use this mode when you are having problems with your PC. For example, maybe you just installed an awesome new video card, but in all the excitement loaded the… Continue reading
How do I use Win XP’s built-in CD burning software?
It’s actually very easy to use. Here’s all ya do:
1. First, you need to tell Windows what files you want copied to CD. You can do this in a couple of different ways:
Method 1 -
The first method is to right-click the file you want to copy, then select Send To, CD-R (or whatever… Continue reading
What are “window panes”?
“Panes” are generally referenced when you have a split window, like what you would have in Windows Explorer. The “panes” are the individual sides of the window. In explorer the right side is usually called the “right pane”, the left side is the “left pane”.
Why not simply call them the right and left sides? Well, that would make SENSE now… Continue reading
Where is the information on the Windows Clipboard kept?
Unfortunately, if you’re copying large items, this can adversely affect your computer’s performance. How? Well, that large file, picture, object, or whatever it… Continue reading
What’s an ISP?
I get this one a lot. It seems like people are told to “check with their ISP” about this or that and they aren’t sure who (or what) their ISP is.
ISP stands for Internet Service Provider. Your ISP is who you “dial up or connect to” when you access the internet. Compnaies like AOL and Comcast… Continue reading
Is the government going to start charging a five cent tax on every e-mail we send out?
I’ve been getting lots of people forwarding around this old hoax again. So, if you get something in your inbox that says the government is considering bill 602P to place a 5 cent tax on e-mail, inform the sender that it’s a hoax (and please don’t send it… Continue reading