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We all started learning about computers somewhere, and over the years I have saved good [ getting started with computer] pages. They should help you with editing, simple harware problems, and feeling more comfortable on email lists. These links can show you how to edit, how to remove the characters from forwards, and how to practice good netiquitte. Also there is a link here to find urban legends, you don't have to be fooled by forwards.

The Internet Traffic Report monitors the flow of data around the world. It then displays a value between zero and 100. Higher values indicate faster and more reliable connections.

Character Stripper for Forwards

Free online spell checker. Checks your spelling and word count

Do you have a file to big to send? Here is your answer. To big to send.

A favorite list of freeware. Freeware galore.

Is your file to big for email? You send it!!
Choose who you want to send a file to. It can be anyone with an email address. You can specify multiple email addresses separated by commas.

Here is a great site for an upgraded free download of a paint program. From Washnington State University. It resizes and changes files from bmp to jpg. Thank you WSU!
Do you try sending links that don't wrap? Here are some sites that makes long links clickable.
Make a Shorter Link
Tiny URL

Shorl URL

Not Long

This one can be private by the use of a password.
Snip URL

Here are a couple of links that let you easily convert PDF to HTML.
By Adobe
go htm

Internet Traffic Report

I've been trying to get away from Microsoft products, and found Mozilla to be user friendly. I like Foxfire, the new broswer, and Thunderbird as an email client.
Mozilla Products are free

Active X control help for other browsers.
Plug-in For Hosting ActiveX Controls

Here is one of the best tutorial pages I've run across, there is a lot of information about windows, and quite a bit about the XP operating system.
Denny's Tutorial Viewlets

How about an email list for windows?

A good site for beginners- EZ4U Computers

Bleeping Computer dot com, great tutorials

Computer Articles, Presentations, and Tutorials

Another good site for beginners- computer Hope

Windows, Computers, Internet & More

Find Old Archived Websites

I love this site, it allows me to sign onto news sites and not have to register. IT'd called Bug ME NOt and the name says it all.
Bug me not, sign into registered sites

How to send pop email

Email List FAQs

Email List Netiquette

Send Email in Plain Text

Manage your email lists when you send group mail

Emoticons are facial expressions made by a a certain series of keystrokes

Newbies and Nitwits for beginners

FREE and

to sign up for
Fred Langa's award-winning e-newsletter.

You'll see how to get LOTS more from your hardware, software, and time online!

Online dictionary for computer and IT

List of lists, all kinds of computer help links.
List of lists

Favorite Freeware

Broadband port scanner, free, no download
Port Scanner

What is your IP address?
Find it here

Windows Support and Drivers

Stop Carnivore

Urban Legends

Windows Registry Guide

Annoyances, all about Windows Annoyances

PC911 - Friendly Computer Help In Plain English

Neat Net Tricks

Accurate time for your computer clock

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell

WEcome to PC Hell covers about everything, well worth the visit.
PC Hell

Modem help and more

How Stuff Works...


Is your hardware ready for XP?

Motherboards and more

See if your freeware is spyware

Fix it before it fails
The Big Fix

Automated software updating service


Network Tools Trace and more

Virus Help Index

Craig Williams AV Page

Virus Alerts For The Common Man

Top Ten Viruses Today and More

New Virus Hoaxes (check here if you get an alert)

House Call free Virus Scan

If all else fails you an do your computer in!!



One way to stop spammers is to blind carbon copy, bcc, your recipients.

Abuse on the interent is becoming widespread. You do not have to be a victim, fight back!! Here are some tools to help you do that. The first link give you step by step instructions on what to do if you have been stalked, harrased or violated online. There is something you can do.

Are you tired of your address being harvested off your site? Try this nifty program. No download involved.
Enkoder Here is a free program you can use to help fight spam.

Tools for fighting spam

Stalking Resource Center- Victim Assitance

Cyberstalking Laws

Cyberstalking laws- 42 on the books

Cyberstalking Behavior; a new form of terror

Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you. Chilling Effects.

Get Headers

Network Tools Trace and more

Who Is Network Solutions

Working To Halt Online Abuse


Web Police


Turn in spammers

Fighting Spam

UNX Spam Combat

How to cut and paste


World Time Zones

ListManager's FAQ page

Magazine Search

A great free archiving service for email lists:

Telephone Directories on the Web

All the Worlds Maps

Free Email Reminders

Net Lingo Dictionary

Online Thesaurus

Rhyming Dictionary

FDA Recalls and Safety Alerts

Comsumer Opinions
Consumer Opinions

Not Much Opinion Polls

Do you like fun tests?

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