The site shutdown at Winmag.com is
nearly done, and just about all the old content is now currently unavailable.
Plus! reader Patrick Deal, at the
ripe old age of 19, already is a pretty good programmer. He’s developed a free
custom search bar for your desktop that lets you instantly access any of 6 major
search engines without having to first open your browser. Here’s how he
After reading the article on using a
simple, cheap "Direct Cable Connection" to transfer large files— or
even whole hard drives— from one machine to another without networks,
floppies, Zip-disks, CDRs, or anything else (see http://www.langalist.com/plus/extras/dcc1.asp
), Plus! reader Bruce Fraser asked a natural follow-on question:
Plus subscriber Rus McDaniel asked a
very perceptive question:
Some readers have already reported
problems accessing some links at WinMag.Com; it will probably only get worse, as
all the content will be moved soon: When that happens, something like 200,000
external links (links from other sites pointing to specific WinMag.Com pages)
will probably break, along with an unknown number of internal cross-links.
We covered the appearance of
AOL-mandated "informational banners" (you and I call them ads) via an
ICQ auto-update ( http://www.langalist.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-19.htm#6
) and then covered some people who found a way to remove the ad banners. ( http://www.langalist.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-22.htm#7
The aptly-named "Dan
Messenger" wrote in with
ICQ’s been around for a loooooong
time, in Internet-years. So long, in fact, that some once-obvious things— like
its name— have become somewhat obscure. For example, reader "Tom"
Last week’s item on "Road
Runner, Verizon, @Home Email Problems" ( http://www.langalist.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-22.htm#3
) suggested that you can use your email client’s "return receipt"
[sometimes called "read receipt"] option as a way to help verify that
important email got delivered.
We’ve covered Ad-Aware— a free and
excellent spyware-remover— before. (see http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp-q=ad-aware&sp-a=0008002a-sp00000000