Daily Archives: January 26, 2006

Obscure e-Shorthand

Could you please tell me what "<g>" means
in your newsletter? —Joe

Oops, sorry. It’s internet shorthand for "grin,"
one of many ways to
convey emotion by typographic convention. See:

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CD Markers Worth It?

To maximize the lifetime of the data on a CD or DVD, I have read that a felt-tip
pen, especially made for writing on CDs/DVDs should be used. Is this correct or
does the pen make no difference?

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“Personal Servers”

Fred, Can you comment on personal servers?  I
am thinking about a Buffalo Terabyte server (Mirra servers are too small) as
a way to have a mindless backup system and server for my consulting
business.  Some reviewers have complained that these systems are slow and if
you want to replace one harddrive you need to replace them all.  I have
looked at descriptions to build your own server but I want to be able to
plug-n-play and not deal with incompatible components.  Are these servers
really practical or given your recent discussion about a new windows OS,
should I wait for the next round of servers? Best regards, JoAnn

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Wants “System Restore” Off Some Drives

This reader mentions a USB drive in his question, but the
answer applies to *any* drive, not just USB thumb or flash drives:

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Reader Tip On Easier Interface

Hi Fred,
Happy New Year!  I have a tip for the new year for people running, at least,
Windows XP Home, to fairly easily navigate their hard disks.

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XP In Your Pocket

Fred- Thanks for the
great newsletter. I haven’t seen much about this topic, so I thought I’d suggest
it to you, as I think it would be of interest to your readers.

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