A few issues ago, I wrote about
creating 100% self-contained backups— CDs that contain not only your backed up
data, but also everything you need to access and restore the backup.
Speaking of CDs, we recently also
discussed the prospects of using Windows’ "autorun" feature to make
your backups totally automatic and self-restoring.
Scott Moorey faced an issue that’s
increasingly common: How to share a single fast connection (cable, DSL, etc)
among several machines.
Readers have really been digging for
answers to questions about the Windows Registry— and man, have they come up
some some great information!
Reader Adam Porter found a nice
little software vendor I’d never heard of, but wish I’d found sooner:
The next issue of the LangaList
Standard Edition will be on February 26th. With one exception, instead of
publishing the newsletter next week, I’ll be ripping apart and overhauling my
office LAN setup, changing the way I network my systems. Part of it’s a simple
changeover and system shuffle, but part is decidedly experimental, so I don’t
want to promise to deliver issues I may not be able to produce.
Reader Daniel Tivadar encountered an
insidious example of one of the oldest scams in the book, where hackers redirect
users to a page that looks legitimate but which really has another purpose:
If you’ve been reading the LangaList
for a while, you know that one of its themes is "giving back." After
all, those of us with computers and Internet access are vastly better off than
most of the world’s population. In this vein, a portion of the Plus! Edition’s
subscription fees is donated to registered/legitimate charities helping the
underprivileged around the world.
A few issues back, in “Fed Up With Outlook/Outlook Express?” (
http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2001/2001-01-25.htm#5 ) we opened a
discussion on email clients. Let me briefly recap: