Volume II Issue 3
February 1, 2005
"We followed our dreams, for dreams were all we had. In the process our lives became magical."
-Sigfried & Roy
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Welcome all our wonderful subscribers. Here we go with another edition of How2-4newbies eZine chock full of good stuff you can use to make your everyday use of the computer safe and happy.
Editors Comments - More Month than Money
By the end of the month, I am always in a quandry as to why there is just not enough money to do the things I want to do.
Paying bills for the right to live in an apartment or home of your own, those never ending utility bills, and for the inevitable groceries, may be a necessary evil for all of us, but shouldn't there be more?
Coming home tired, night after night from the proverbial job, worrying about job security, knowing the job is a dead ender, wondering why we do this, day after long and undending day, dulls the light at the end of our tunnel significantly.
Renewing Survival Instincts
When was the last time you had a good relaxing vacation - a vacation where the last concern you had was how you were going to pay for the maxed out credit cards that allowed this brief moment of respite?
Going Round In Circles
Far too many of us have been there, done that. We are on a vicious treadmill of going nowhere fast.
Desperation makes strange bedfellow of all of us one time or the other, and we reach for answers that pour into our email accounts by the thousands.
Have you done that? Have you signed up for some promise of relief, spent your last needed dollar on hope, only to find you are minus one more dollar and a wee bit deeper in debt?
A Way Through The Maze
Let's take a journey into the sometimes cold reality of ecommerce and see if there is a warm solution that can work for you.
There is loads to learn, basics that will save you much grief, and choices that can change your future for the better if your interests are well grounded.
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In This Issue
Editor's Comments - More Month Than Money
Top Ad - Complete Lead Generation for YOUR Business
Tips to Help
- True Customer Support includes the Value of a Customer
Ski's Security Stinger - Been Getting Hoaxy Emails?
Middle Ad - Your Own Business - How to begin
Article - Humor Re the Help Desk
Legal Stuff - Subscription and unsubscribe Information
True Customer Support includes the Value of a Customer
You are tweaking this and tweaking that on your computer to add the eye candy you think will attract more viewers to your web site and increase your conversion rates.
Keep in mind that the most common mistakes will cost you in loading time - like more than three graphics a page which can take up to the 7 seconds load time that causes most viisitors to move on, and that load time is based on a 56 Modem.
What about your long time friend and client who started with you way back when they purchased a Pentium 75 top of the line that had you drooling in envy?
Your computer needs caused you to update. You had the need for the faster, more efficient computer. And you had the money to do it.
These people may not be technologically up to date but they are still very valuable customers. Make sure in your haste to be current and trendy, you are not sending your customers somewhere else.
Been Getting Hoaxy Emails?
Well it seems that there has been a growing rash of hoax e-mails out of Africa. Again!
What they ARE trying to do is get a whole lot of information from you!
What they want is:
Your Email Address(es)
Your Bank Acount Information
They want all this PERSONAL information from you so that your personal greed will over-ride your good common sense and fall hook, line and sinker, for one of the oldest con games around.
Fall for this and you are letting yourself and also your close family members in for what just could be years of financial grief. As your credit line(s), name and bank accounts and exploited to the max.
Then you could be left with a pile of bills, bad credit, and a whole lot of explaining to do the bank(s), credit card companies, lawyers and authorities.
If you think this will not happen to you if you do fall for this con game, then think again - because it will!
The best way is just treat it as junk/SPAM e-mail and delete it/them.
So a word to the wise, Watch yourself at all times, in all places on the net and off.
Happy surfing - keep safe.
Editor's Comment: Use our Feedback link and send in your questions and concerns.
From Mark J?
How do I find my ip address?
From the Start menu, select the Run option. In the space provided, type WINIPCFG and press enter. A dialog box will be displayed, showing IPs/Gateways/Subnet masks for the different interfaces on your PC. The drop down list at the top of the dialog will show all of your interface devices. These may include your network card, dialup modem or xDSL adapter. Select the adapter that connects you to the Internet to view the coresponding IP address.
From the Start Menu, go to Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. In the DOS Prompt window that opens, type IPCONFIG. You should see a list of interfaces and corresponding IP addresses.
From the shell prompt, type /sbin/ifconfig and press enter. You should see a report with list of devices and corresponding information about them. Locate the device that connects you to the internet, and make note of the "inet addr" This is your IP address.
Hope this helps.
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How about a little humor to take the edge of that frustrating day?
Humor re the Help Desk
Dear Help Desk,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes to the accounting modules, limiting access to flower and jewelry applications which had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
Additionally, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.9, but installed undesirable programs such as Football 5.0 and NBA 3.0. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and HouseCleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.
I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to rectify these problems, but to no avail.
Please bear in mind that Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Try to enter the command: C:/I-THOUGHT-YOU-LOVED-ME, then install Tears 6.2. Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Guilty 3.0 and Flowers 7.0. However, remember that overuse could cause Husband 1.0 to default to GrumpySilence 2.5, HappyHour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.
Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will create "Snoring Loudly" WAV files. DO NOT install MotherInLaw 1.0 or reinstall another Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications and will cause Husband 1.0 to crash.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, however, it does have limited memory and is unable to learn new applications quickly. Consider purchasing additional software to improve performance.
Personally, I would recommend HotFood 3.0 and Lingerie 5.3.
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