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30 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on the Internet

My growing dependence on the Internet as a way to stay in touch, get information, check weather reports, and be entertained has grown to an amazing obsession. Actually, it’s more like a desperate dependence. With all the information that is out there, it is overwhelming. And yet, after almost 20 years playing on the Internet […]

An IRC Tutorial

I’ve been talking on the Internet since almost its conception. Oh, that makes me sound so old, and maybe I am finally getting “that old”. Still, when the early days of bulletin boards developed into forums, I was there with them, learning along with everyone else. The forums were a huge improvement since we could […]

File Downloading – Avoiding the Bug and Viruses

Over 90% of all viruses today enter your computer through email. The odds of you getting a virus through email in the USA as of 2001 was 1 in 1200. Today, your file virus checking software probably caught at least two in the past month. Currently, you cannot get a virus by exploring on the […]

Lorelle’s List of Spam Words for WordPress

After battling long and hard with spammers, I’ve created a huge comment spam words list for filtering out the nasty comment spammers on my site. If you have WordPress or any other blogging or CMS software, add these to your comment spam list. You can also use this if your email software permits such word […]

Voices Over the Computer

It seems that technology is finally catching up with desired results. For the longest time people have wanted to “talk” to their computers. This isn’t something from the fiction of Star Trek, it is just “easier” to talk to your computer than to move around through menus, clicking and tapping on your mouse and keyboard. […]

Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Email Miseries

In 2003, experts are saying that the ratio of virus-infected messages to other e-mail traffic increased by nearly 85 percent. If this doesn’t scare you into purchasing an anti-virus software program and keeping your operating system up-to-date, I don’t know what will. If you haven’t protected your computer against the people with too much time […]

Popups, Spammers, Spyware, Gator, GAIN, and Adware

Determined to fight back against those who abuse the benefits of the Internet and the Web? As nature photographers and writers living in a computer world, we are constantly fighting the battles of online trash and litter. We have some techniques to help you fight off the popups, spammers, spyware, Gator, GAIN, viruses, trojans, worms, […]

Spam, Spammers, and Unsolicited and Unwanted Email

Recent polls show that about 85% of all email users believe spam should be banned. Efforts by the United States government and other countries to put a halt to spam email have been weak and ineffective, putting the responsibility in the hands of the user and not the spammer. Until spammers can be adequately caught […]

Hoaxes, Rumor Mills, Chain Letters, and Online Trash

Make money now! Send this email to 10 people in the next 5 days…! Boycott X! Did you know you can die from soap scum? Be terrified. Be warned! Be afraid! Be happy! Spread the good word! Share with your friends! Tell everyone you know! Excuse me, before we get too carried away here, STOP! […]

File Sharing – Kazaa, Kazaa Lite, eDonkey, Bit Torrent, LimeWire, and More

Living overseas away from easily accessible mail order, stores, and media outlets, as well as most of our personal music and video collection, we are truly blessed to be able to take advantage of peer-to-peer file sharing programs to allow us to hear and see media that we miss terribly. There is a lot of […]

Introduction to the Internet

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;teach him to use the Net and he won’t bother you for weeks.” Anonymous The following articles, tips, and technques will take you step-by-step through the process of understanding how to seach the web, how to search web pages and find the information you […]

Internet Options – Customizing Internet Explorer

The key to working efficiently with Internet Explorer and the Internet is to make the software work for you. There are many tips and tricks to customizing your Internet work space. CUSTOMIZING THE TOOLBAR To get your buttons on the toolbar set up so you can use them in a way that best suits you, […]

Introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser

Keyboard Shortcuts Sometimes working from the keyboard rather than a mouse can speed up the process on the Internet. Look for tips for using keyboard shortcuts. They are listed as single or combined keystrokes. For example, F5 is found across the top of your keyboard, and CTRL+F means to hold the Control key down and […]

Microsoft Internet Explorer Parts and Pieces

Exploring the Internet means more than learning to navigate the pages you see in your browser. It also means learning how to more efficiently use your browser to improve the process and the experience. In this section we will learn about the parts, pieces, buttons and bells of Microsoft Internet Explorer, including power user tips […]

Tools and Tips for Working Offline

When your computer is connected to the Internet you are “online”. When it is disconnected, you are “offline”. Many people use the same telephone line for the Internet as well as talking. When sharing the same line, it is important not to tie it up or hog it, so getting your work done quickly, and […]