Well over 1,000 of your
fellow readers have "Loaded the code." Please click over to http://www.langa.com/code.htm
, and maybe you can join them! (If you’ve already "Loaded The Code"
and are wondering if your site will appear here or on the Langa.Com web site,
please see http://www.langa.com/link.txt
If the word "puka" doesn’t
mean anything to you, or if it only conjures images of Polynesian seashells,
then read on:
The Microsoft Knowledgebase is truly
huge— so huge, it can be hard to dig out information. Part of the problem is
in the keywording system: If you happen to frame your query in exactly the way
some KnowledgeBase worker imagined you would, using the same keywords in your
search as the Microsoftie originally input, then you find a trove of great
If you’re running Office 2000,
Windows 2000, or Windows Me, there’s a problem in the "Web Client NTLM
Authentication" that you need to know about.
The LangaList Plus! Edition got off
to an excellent start Monday. No, not a perfect start— there were some minor
glitches— but given that it involves three new versions of the newsletter and
a new web site, it went pretty well. <g>
Know the saying
"necessity of the mother of invention?" Well, the needs of a LangaList
reader— a German Journalist Living in Florida—led him to invent an extremely
cool way to search. It goes way beyond what we normally know as
"metasearching," and the result— well, lemme just say that I
*love* his site.
Wow! What a commotion the current
WinMag article on DMA caused! (See http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/02.htm
) Many, many readers have reported instant speed increases similar to the ones I
reported (5-15%); and all just by clicking on the right choice-box in Windows.
Peter Crockett, the webmaster at
PuterGeek, is at it again, and has produced another lively, useful resource page
aimed at helping novice and intermediate users get up to speed on some of the
arcana of computing. He writes:
Canadian reader Derrick Kearney
expressed an increasingly-common frustration recently:
Last issue’s item on the
potential evils of using the "Hosts" file to block ads ( http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-11.htm#7
) brought some interesting replies.