This newsletter comes out
twice-weekly, but my "Web HotSpots" page is updated fully 365 times a
year—a new site very day, without fail. As such, it’s a great mechanism to
bring you brand-new, just-available sites. Often, great new sites will show up
in HotSpots before I can mention them here in the newsletter.
If you think the LangaList is a
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In "A CD That Holds 1,000
Gigabytes?" ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-01.htm#7
) I told you about an emerging technology that will allow a normal-seeming CD to
have up to about 100 thin optical "platters" embedded inside it,
allowing the CD to hold over a terabyte of information!
Remember Juno’s plan to consume all
the spare CPU cycles in their subscriber’s PCs? (See "Peer-To-Peer’s Dark
Side" at http://www.byte.com/column/BYT20010222S0004
In "A Window-Positioner, And
More" ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-02-15.htm
) we talked about Zmover, a $10 shareware "program to position windows
automatically and keep them there (for example, IE5 puts new windows in
different places, which is very annoying)."
When you read this, you’ll know why
I’m offering it to the small group of Plus! readers instead of the to the full
A few weeks back, I told you about a
new version (4.0) of Cacheman, a free tool that helps you experiment with
various settings for Windows’ disk cache: The idea is to help prevent excessive
swapping of data from RAM to disk and back again, and thus improve performance.
In "A Rosetta Stone" ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-03-08.htm#6
) we discussed a way to obtain all the keywords to the complex Microsoft
KnowledgeBase: Knowing the keyword system lets you avoid off-target searches and
zero in on just what you want.