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X1 Search Utility Phones Home

Hi, Fred. I just received your most
recent LangaList Plus issue and read with some interest your recommendation of
the X1 search engine. I went to the site you mentioned and downloaded the
software. I then poked around for some time trying to find out what it costs. I
could find NOTHING about how to buy it or what it costs, though I have the
distinct feeling it isn’t free.

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Another Great Search Utility Found

Hey, Fred – A good search utility can
be downloaded here:
http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/. Keep up the good work. George
Salley

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Just the Fax, Ma’am

Howdy Fred, I look forward to discovering
new information that fills your newsletters. I’m hoping you can help me with
this problem.

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SpamCop’s Auto-Complaint Feature

You had a reader that said he was
‘Doing Something About Spam’ and using a whois tool to figure out who to
complain to. Try pasting an email (with it’s headers) into Spamcop’s reporting
service (entirely free) and you can get a *VERY* detailed breakdown of places to
complain to, specific to the computers the email traveled through and products
advertised. I liked the service so much, I went and paid for a Spamcop email
address. But that’s just me. J Visit
http://www.spamcop.net/ but
be careful as http://www.spamcop.com is a
similar, but not free, commercial product. —Neal

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Flog the Blog!

OK, you know what "Load the Code" is all
about (see above). Now, if you have a blog of your own, you can participate in a
similar service: "Flog The Blog." <g>

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Covering Your LCD Assets

Fred: My long-serving CRT monitor
recently got tired, so I got a nice big LCD monitor on sale at Staples. It’s
great. But reading its literature, I got nervous about all the warnings about
the fragility of the LCD display and that impact damage is not covered by its
warranty. That made me search catalogs and on-line for protective screens— and
I was shocked at their cost, over $100, more than half of the cost of the
monitor itself ! But I found a great and reasonably-priced alternative: 1/8"
thick clear Lucite Acrylic Plastic. A local plastics store’s scrap bin contained
several pieces that were just a little bigger than what I needed (16 3/4" x 13
1/4"). Including cutting it to size, it set me back just $3.00 It was easy to
attach to the monitor with a few little pieces of Duct Tape, and it provides
complete protection for the screen. If there’s no Plastics Store locally (check
the Yellow Pages), try your local hardware store. Many sell the same thing, cut
to size, for storm doors etc. —Eric

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Still Not Getting The Messages

Can you help me? I lost my entire
INBOX at Outlook Express – 650 folders. I have been trying to use DBXtract. I
have been successful with recovering some of the files. Others give me an
‘extracted’ comment but nothing is transferred. I have to do this
manually. Sandy Hart

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Well Documented Document Error

I hate to bother you with such a
trivial thing as this, but perhaps others have the same problem. Some time ago,
my email program (Mozilla) and my Google program began something strange. On
occasion, clicking a link in one of them will not result in opening the
indicated link, but rather in an error message that states that a "related" file
could not be "saved" because "the source file could not be found".

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Mo’ Betta Linuxes

Fred,
Noticed the discussion of Ubuntu in your newsletter (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-09-28.htm#3 ). Thought I would
share my experiences with Linux. I have been shopping for a Linux
implementation that could be used by a computer layman. Many are usable
right off the boot/install live cd. My favorites used to be Knoppix and
Kanotix. However; the big hangup is installation of additional software. As
you know lots is available but after downloading you need to be a linux
terminal whiz to just find where you downloaded the software, then use the
correct commands (which you must scour the internet to find) to extract,
compile and then run the installation script.  This is a nightmare for me,
and I started computers with HDOS and CPM working exclusively from the
command line.

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