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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                       May 4, 2006
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This week...

- Webmaster Tip: Border Blues
- Surfin' the Web: Rock Wisdom
- Software Spotlight: AutoScreenRecorder
- The Oddball Wall: All In Fun
- Computer Tip: Find Lost Files

We were at a relative's party and got very lucky. My wife and 
I drove separate cars because she needed to leave early. A 
HUGE tree that was waterlogged from the rain gave out, the 
core was rotten, and it fell with a thunderous crash. A very 
large branch landed right in between our two cars. One or both 
could have been hit, but the worst we got it was a few leaves 
on them.

Then when my wife left she back into my car!

Again, no damage. It pays to be good, it pays to be lucky, 
and sometimes it pays to be darn good and lucky.


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WEBMASTER TIP - Border Blues

Note: In code examples I add a period after each left arrow
bracket so the code can be viewed in all e-mail programs. If 
you copy and paste, be sure to remove the periods or it won't 
work.

Question: All I want to do is place a small stripe of color 
at the top and bottom, and on both sides of my web page. It 
seems unnecessarily complicated to use tables just have a 
splash of color. Is there another way?

Simon Says: Yep, easy as pie too, and it works in all modern 
browsers. Just add a border to the BODY using CSS. To do 
that, just place the following code in the HEAD section of 
your page:

<.style type="text/css">
body {border: solid blue 12px;}
<./style>

All you have to do is change the color and width and you'll 
have a nice color border on your page. Incidentally, the 
border remains even when you scroll the page.


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SURFIN' THE WEB - Rock Wisdom

You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of 
these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better 
use of mind.

That's a line from the Jackson Browne song, Say It Isn't 
True.

RockWisdom is a site where you can find lines of "wisdom" 
in the lyrics of rock songs. There are a few pretty good 
points to ponder, but apparently the wisdom in rock songs 
doesn't run very deep because most of the quoted lyrics 
aren't all that profound.

Still in all, it's a fun site to browse for a while.

http://www.rockwisdom.com


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          GopherCentral's Question of the Week

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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - AutoScreenRecorder

AutoScreenRecorder is an application you can use capture 
desktop activity and save the recording as AVI video or 
automatically convert it to Flash. It can capture a segment 
of your screen or all of it.

AutoScreenRecorder is fairly easy to use, but it doesn't 
provide a way to edit or annotate the captured frames -- it's 
purely a "what you record is what you get" application.

There's a free version or a paid "pro" version that has more 
features. One use might be to create visual tutorials.

Note: I do not provide support for the featured software. 
Contact the software vendor for support. No warranty is 
made or implied as to the usefulness or appropriateness of 
featured software.


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THE ODDBALL WALL - All In Fun

On this day in 1975, Houston's Bob Watson scored the one-
millionth run in baseball. Big deal, it's not like he scored 
all one million runs himself! Today's brain strain is about 
fun and games.

1) In bowling, what's it called when you score three strikes 
in a row?
a. triplet   b. turkey   c. hat trick

2) In billiards, what color is a standard two-ball?
a. green   b. yellow   c. blue

3) Most folks know the yard game where you use a racket to 
hit a rubber-tipped shuttlecock back and forth over a net as 
badmitten. That's incorrect though. What is the right name 
for this game?
a. badminton   b. badmidden   c. yardmitten

4) In foosball (not fooTball, but fooSball), how many "men" 
are on the left-hand rod of the person playing forward?
a. 3 men   b. 5 men   c. 7 men

5) In darts, what's the name of the game where you need three 
bulls eyes, three 20's, three 19's, three 18's, three 17's, 
three 16's, three 15's, and more points than your opponent to 
go out?
a. 703   b. Three Kings   c. Cricket

6) In Ping Pong, a slice is a shot that produces a backspin 
on the ball. What is the name of the shot that is taken farther 
back from the table and produces a bigger, heavier slice?
a. chop   b. back slam   c. power loop

7) In golf, what's it call when you hole the ball in two less 
strokes than par on a 5 par hole?
a. birdie   b. eagle   c. bogey

8) In shuffleboard, how many points is a hanger worth?
a. 6   b. 5   c. 4

And now for a itty-bitty question...

9) In miniature golf, what's a foozle?
a. a bungled shot
b. a score card cheater
c. successfully putting the end of game challenge shot

Answers below, here's the scoring:

9 correct: Perfection!
7-8 correct: Outstanding
5-6 correct: Very Good
2-4 correct: Fairly Fair
0-1 correct: Turn the TV off.

Answers:

1) b. turkey
2) c. blue
3) a. badminton
4) b. 5 men
5) c. Cricket
6) a. chop
7) b. eagle
8) c. 4
9) a. a bungled shot

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COMPUTER TIPS - Find Lost Files

If you've downloaded something from the net and forgotten 
where you saved it, even if you've forgotten the file name, 
your computer's Find (Win98) or Search (WinXP) function can 
still find it for you.

Rather than looking for a specific file, use the "Date 
Modified" tab within the time frame you downloaded it. For 
example, if you download it within the last week, search 
between today's date and one week ago. You'll find it and 
any other files downloaded or modified within that time 
frame.

With a little luck you'll either recognize the file name or 
perhaps you'll be familiar with the other files modified so 
you can find it by process of elimination.

Disclaimer: Advice in this column is presented as 
informational and is true to the best of my knowledge. 
Any decisions to follow this advice is your responsibility. 
Your computer, your choice.


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Until next week, remember these words of Jackson Browne: 
Forget what life used to be, you are what you choose to be. 
It's whatever it is you see that life will become Have an 
interesting day, Simon

Questions? Comments? Email me at: tutor@gophercentral.com

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