Fred, I resubscribed to the Plus! edition— that’s an indicator of how
much I enjoy the newsletter.
What are those numbers and letters that some sites want you to enter for
security reasons (I notice eBay has started to use the same on some entry points
to their forms).
Hi Fred, Regarding the recent question from Danny Hoffman
about CHKDSK running every time he starts his computer: I had the same
problem with mine after fiddling around creating/deleting partitions and
moving files and folders around. I found this quick fix in the "PCReview"
Thanks for a great read. As a charter Plus subscriber I’ve learned the value of
a good backup strategy—so I thought. I partitioned my hard drive(s) as
you recommended in the past. I also used a USB hard drive for backup media. One day my
computer refused to boot into XP Pro. After many hours of failed attempts I
made the dreaded call to tech support and eventually was instructed to remove my
Raid-0 configuration. I didn’t realize that I was going to lose ALL my data on
ALL partitions. To make matters worse it didn’t help resolve the boot problem. The culprit was a bad USB drive. Now I lost my primary file, backup partition
AND external drive!
I have pasted a trick that I read on Lockergnome.com. to increase your available
bandwidth. I have tried this and it did give a noticeable increase in download
speed on fast sites, and it is easily reversible if you do not like the
results. Just thought some readers might be interested. —
It’s one of those software design decisions that makes you scratch your head
and wonder, "What were they thinking?"
Remember Macy-Jean Calinawan, from the Philippines? We first met
her here (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2002/meet_macy_jean.htm ), and a while
later saw how much she’s been growing. (
http://www.freetune.com/images/macy_jean200210a.jpg ). We also got a
handprint painting from her here:
Following our discussion of the free Vista beta (
Fred: Thanks for a newsletter that is the only thing of
its type that I always find time to read and never, ever delete! But a
couple of things you’ve said lately have given me food for thought, and I
think I need some sensible advice…
In "Divide And Conquer" (
) we discussed several partitioning strategies that can make huge disks more
manageable. Here’s a follow-on question: