Fred: As a long-time reader of your list and an original
subscriber to PLUS, I do not recall your discussing a solution to a common and
annoying problem: Most new printers these days, and all cheap printers, are
"Windows-only" printers, i.e., they no longer contain the firmware needed to
respond to the Escape sequences that we used to embed in DOS files to make
printers do things like Underline, Bold, Italic, double
size & width, and super & sub scripts. That’s a real problem for those of us
who, for whatever reasons of our own, want to control our print jobs with
embedded Escape sequences.
Hi Fred, Thanks for the constant
stream of useful tips – very much appreciated!
Hi Fred — just hafta say first – ‘love your Plus!
newsletter’, and I just
LangaList reader Peter Norton— yes, *that* Peter Norton, whose eponymous
tools are now produced and sold by Symantec— is a fan of Wikipedia, as am I.
But he’s been playing with a new Wikipedia-based tool I hadn’t heard of. It
sounds like it could be good, once the paint’s dry and they’ve worked out the
Hi Fred, I’ve been a LangaList reader for a couple years
and this last year upgraded to the Plus edition. Well worth the money.
Fred, Saw the article in the latest newsletter and just had to let you know that
"Image for Windows" (
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/imagew.html ) was the backup program I finally settled on after an
exhaustive search for one that fit how I wanted to do backups. Wouldn’t you know
that no sooner had I made my image backups that my secondary drive died. I
replaced it with a 200 GB drive partitioning it with several partitions after
this program made quick work of replacing my OS partition. I had the chance to
try it one week later when the new drive died a premature death. Both times it
worked flawlessly and got me back up and running in about 30 minutes. I highly
recommend this backup program.
I mentioned in a recent newsletter that I’d gotten some
new WiFi gear for my home and office. It’s a Netgear "wap54g" access
point, and the hardware’s well done.
Re: Today’s Langalist filing "Music File
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-05-29.htm#9 ] prompts me to
respond to your error Movies are recorded at 28 frames per second. NO!
Sound motion pictures are recorded at 24 fps regardless of film width. Television frame rate is 30fps.
Fred, The current issue’s "Just For Grins" link to an
oil-cooled PC ( http://tinyurl.com/c3mc2
) reminded me that when the RAF was teaching me all about RDF (later called
Radar) in 1942 the instructor said their first transmitters were
The WinXP Power Toys includes a synchronization "toy" that I
been wanting to try….