CHANGING TIME AND DATE:
This is done by clicking on start, then settings, control
panel, date and time--make changes there.
||----The World Clock--to set your clocks.|
Or, adjust your computer's Date and Time settings by double-clicking the Taskbar's System Tray
(on the far-right corner) to reach the Date/Time Properties dialog box. Make the adjustments you want and click OK.
View the date. Move your mouse cursor over the time displayed in the far-right corner (called the System Tray) of
the Taskbar and leave it motionless. In about a second, you will see the date pop-up.
COMPUTER LOCKUP: If your screen freezes or locks up, hit and hold these
buttons: control(ctrl), Alt, delete.
DE-FRAGGING: This function should be performed every week. Through use, your
computer becomes "disorganized," and may perform erratically. Here's how to initiate the defrag
function: Hit start, go up to programs, then go to accessories, system tools, defragmenter. Then click
to start the defrag IN YOUR "C" DRIVE. This may take some time.
Let the Maintenance Wizard keep your system in tip-top shape. If you don't have time to worry about system
maintenance, let the Maintenance Wizard worry about it for you. This wizard takes you through the process of setting
up and scheduling automatic system maintenance (with ScanDisk, Disk Defragmenter, and Disk Cleanup). To access
it, open the Start menu, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click Maintenance Wizard.
BACKUP YOUR FILES
||----Tips page on backing up your files|
Computer Tech Support Sites:
911 Computer Service
Search Engines Explained Very good site
Obtain your own FREE VOICE CHAT
ROOM here. This is free long distance, like a world wide party line!
ZD Net Computer Help Page, with tips.
---Webmasters will like its technical tips, and the rest of us can consult its tutorials on how to
refine our search, look through the glossary for words we don't understand, read articles rating search engines, and put our newfound
knowledge to the test. A tremendous resource for all Internet users.
The bare bones guide to HTML
The last Page on the internet!
3.9 cents per minute Long Distance...Its busy!
Virus software protection McAfee Virus Scan--download updates here.
Show and tell computer tips!...
Great site if you are computer challenged.
the premier visual search engine....Ditto.com searches for photos
Lots of great resource links here
.html----How to build your
own website--HTML .
||----Great site for health care data.|
||----Great site for accountants.|
||----The World Clock--to set your clocks.|
----List of Telephone Area Codes
||----Establish your own message board on the net-very cool.|
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/bus_info/sm_bus/index.html----IRS Website for small business owners(coaches?)
||----The World Wide Web site is a free service that lets you search by vendor or product
name for more than 3,000 vendors' home pages, including technical support sites, update driver downloads, E-mail
addresses, and telephone numbers.|
||----How to obtain a Domain Name. Also how to search if a domain name is available|
||----Guru.com is creating the Internet's most comprehensive resource for people who have the skills
and determination to manage a solo career. |
||----Purchase U.S postage stamps on the internet. |
||----ThisWeb site's search feature can help you find out if another business already
uses the name you want. You can also use the site to register the name as a trademark in the United
States and Canada, and the site's NetVigil service can track the use and improper use of your trademark
on the Internet. . |
http://www.lawoffice.com/ ----Lawoffice.com contains pragmatic,
thorough, in-depth information for dealing with legal affairs.
Telephone Area Codes
How stuff works
Finding work on-line
Oprah's book club
Special Sites for Coaches:
Home Office Magazine
Relationship Advice...Cool Site
Law.Com...Great Legal Source
Finding work on-line
Good search engine type in a category, and earn points
good source of info on the net---free
How to use the internet Internet tutorials
US Patents Law
www.ragingbull.com...Provides real time quotes and portfolio tracking
www.smallcapcenter.com...Stock tips from top investment newsletters
www.sixer.com...Lists stocks trading on rumors.
www.buckinvestor.com...Long term investment tips.
www.fool.com...personal finance site.
www.quicken.com...Offers financial tools.
Money 2000 Bring sanity to your finances.
SUBJECT: Computers - Male or Female?
As you are aware, ships have long been characterized as being female (e.g."Steady as she
goes", or "She's listing to Starboard, Captain!"). Recently a group of computer scientists
(all men) announced that computers should also be referred to as being female. Their reasons follow:
Five reasons to believe computers are female:
1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to
3. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know
why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you".
4. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
5. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay check on
accessories for it.
However, another group of computer scientists (all women) think that
computers should be referred to as if they were male. Their reasons follow:
Five reasons to believe computers are male:
1. They have a lot of data, but are still "clueless."
2. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they
are the problem.
3. As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you had waited a little longer you could have obtained a better model.
4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
5. Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.
HOW TO INSTALL LOVE
Customer Service Rep: Can you install LOVE?
Customer: I can do that. I'm not very technical, but I think I am ready to install now. What do I do first?
CS Rep: The first step is to open your HEART. Have you located your HEART ma'am?
Customer: Yes I have, but there are several programs running right now. Is it okay to install while they are running?
CS Rep: What programs are running ma'am?
Customer: Let me see....I have PASTHURT.EXE, LOWESTEEM.EXE, GRUDGE.EXE, and RESENTMENT.COM running right now.
CS Rep: No problem.
LOVE will automatically erase PASTHURT.EXE from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. LOVE will eventually overwrite LOWESTEEM.EXE with a module of its own called HIGHESTEEM.EXE. However, you have to completely turn off GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM. Those
programs prevent LOVE from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ma'am?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
CS Rep: My pleasure. Go to your Start menu and invoke FORGIVENESS.EXE. Do this as many times as necessary until GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, I'm done. LOVE has started installing itself automatically. Is that normal?
CS Rep: Yes it is. You should receive a message that says it will reinstall for the life of your HEART. Do you see that message?
Customer: Yes I do. Is it completely installed?
CS Rep: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other HEARTS in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops...I have an error message already. What should I do?
CS Rep: What does the message say?
Customer: It says "ERROR 412 - PROGRAM NOT RUN ON INTERNAL COMPONENTS". What does that mean?
Rep: Don't worry ma'am, that's a common problem. It means that the LOVE program is set up to run on external HEARTS but has not yet been run on your HEART. It is one of those complicated programming things, but in non-technical terms it means you have to "LOVE" your own machine before it can "LOVE" others.
Customer: So what should I do?
CS Rep: Can you find the directory called "SELF-ACCEPTANCE"?
Customer: Yes, I have it.
CS Rep: Excellent, you are getting good at this.
Customer: Thank you.
CS Rep: You're welcome. Click on the following files and then copy them to the "MYHEART" directory: FORGIVESELF.DOC, SELFESTEEM.TXT, REALIZEWORTH.TXT, and GOODNESS.DOC. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and
begin patching any faulty programming. Also, you need to delete SELFCRITICIZE.EXE from all directories, and then empty your recycle bin afterwards to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My HEART is filling up with really neat files. SMILE.MPG is playing on my monitor right now and it shows that WARMTH.COM, PEACE.EXE, and CONTENTMENT.COM are copying themselvesall over my HEART!
CS Rep: Then LOVE is installed and running. You should be able to handle it from here. One more thing before I go...
CS Rep: LOVE is freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everybody you meet. They will in turn share it with other people and they will return some really neat modules back to you.
Customer: I will. Thank you for your help.