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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                     October 5, 2006 
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This week...
 
- Webmaster Tip: Custom Sized Pop-up Window
- Surfin' the Web: Pixsy
- Software Spotlight: Link Sleuth
- The Oddball Wall: Louis the Movie Maker
- Computer Tip: Adjust Print Size
 
People are interesting. The lady who cuts my hair was telling 
me that the same person had came in four times last week, twice 
on one day, because he wasn't happy with her hair cut.
 
This guy insisted his hair was longer on one side than the 
other. She told him it was even but he wanted one side cut 
shorter because it didn't look even to him. So she shortened 
one side until he said it was good. Then he came back the next 
day saying the side she cut shorter was shorter than the other 
side now. She cut the other side.
 
This happened three times, and three times she made adjustments
according to his direction. The fourth time he came in with the 
same complaint she told him to buy a hat!
 

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I'm Walking Here....

Here's an item (the Telescopic Walking Stick) that I never 
really thought I would use. But I decided to try it out
when we went for a walk along a trail a few weeks ago. 

It was fun to use.... yes I said fun. When we would come up
to a stream, I would poke at things in it. I also used it
when I wanted to venture off the beaten path, just to make
sure that there were no snakes in front of me. Believe it or 
not, it made the walk more enjoyable. Check it out and the 
unbelievable low price. 

Normal Price: $19.99
DEAL PRICE: $8.27

Whether you're an avid hiker or just looking for a little
extra help walking around, the Telescopic Walking Stick is
just what you need. It's fully adjustable to fit your height
and the spring loaded shaft helps reduce strain on your wrists, 
back, knees, legs and feet. With a built in compass it will get 
you through hard rocky terrain or just across the street. 

Make Walking Fun with The Walking Stick
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WEBMASTER TIP - Custom Sized Pop-up Window
 
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: Is there a SIMPLE way to control the size of a pop up 
window? All I can find are complicated scripts that make me want 
to scream.
 
Simon Says: Simon to the rescue! For the easiest pop-up window 
that offers a custom-size option that you can code:
 
<.a href = "#" onClick = "window.open('pop.html',
'popup', 'height=400,width=450');">View Pop Up<./A>
 
This opens a window with no tool bar and a predetermined height 
and width. Whatever you do, DON'T change the height and width!!!
Just kidding, go ahead and change the size if you want to. You 
can even change the pop.html page so you don't have to call your 
page pop. If you do call your page pop, what's your mom going to 
think?
 
The page specified must be in the same directory as the page 
the code is on, unless you include the path to it in the code. 
Now get to popping, which is better than popping off.
 
True Confession: I should have said, "Boogie Jack" to the 
rescue. I got that code from his eBook titled "The Best of 
Almost a Newsletter Webmasters Edition" and printed here with 
his permission. Hey, what are cousins for? You can learn more 
about his dandy ebook here:
http://www.boogiejack.com/Almost7.html
 

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SURFIN' THE WEB - Pixsy
 
Pixsy is a "visual" search engine that collects visual material 
from thousands of providers across the web, resulting in millions 
of photos and videos for you to search and browse. Traditional 
image search engines take a mathematical approach to search, with 
the focus entirely on relevancy. With Pixsy, you can search for 
both photos and videos by relevance, category, provider, or 
freshness.
 
http://www.pixsy.com
 
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          GopherCentral's Question of the Week
 
Colin Powell recently revealed that he was fired by President 
Bush. Do you agree that this was a good decision?
 
 Please share your opinion, visit: The Question of the Week
 
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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - Link Sleuth
 
If you have a lot of links you'll love me for this one. Xenu's 
Link Sleuth checks web sites for broken links. Link verification 
is done on text or image links, links in frames, plug-ins, 
backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and Java 
applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URLs which 
you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at 
any time. Free!
 
http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
 
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 - Louis the Movie Maker
 
On this day in 1864, Louis LumiSre was born. Louis and his 
brother Auguste made the 1st motion picture in 1895. They 
filmed people walking through a train station and 35 people 
paid to see it. Movies have came a long way since then, 
let's see how far along you are...
 
1) The 2006 movie, Little Miss Sunshine, took 5 years to make. 
Why?
a. budget problems   b. legal problems   c. 3 cast members 
died
 
2) In the 1943 movie, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Gary Cooper's 
horse falls and breaks its leg. His horse was gray, but the 
only horse that could do the final stunt was brown. What did 
they do?
a. trained another horse to do the stunt
b. painted the brown horse gray
c. filmed the horse from the torso up
 
3) In the 1988 movie, Rain Man, who is the boy at the pancake 
counter in real life?
a. A cameraman's son, recruited due to a last minute illness
b. A girl made up to look like a boy
c. Dustin Hoffman's son, Jake
 
4) OK, here's an easy one...in the 2006 documentary, New Orleans
Story, what's the name of the hurricane that hit the gulf coast?
a. Hurricane Hugo   b. Hurricane Katrina   c. Hurricane Catalina
 
5) In the 2003 movie, Seabiscuit, how many different horses were 
used to play Seabiscuit?
a. just 1 - duh   b. 5   c. 10
 
6) How many Tarzan movies have been made?
a. less than 15   b. exactly 23   c. over 30
 
7) In the 1980 movie, Caddyshack, who or what made the sounds the 
cute little gopher was supposed to have made?
a. a dolphin, the same sound effects used in Flipper
b. Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and other cartoon characters
c. Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather predicting groundhog
 
8) Which of the following is not a real movie?
a. They Saved Hitler's Brain
b. The Geranium with a Cranium
c. Cow Monkey
 
And now for a tough question sure to dull your gems...

9) In the 1985 movie, Jewel of the Nile, starring Michael 
Douglas, there's a scene where an Arab makes a speech in Arabic 
encouraging his followers to fight. That's not what he was really 
saying though. What was he talking about?
a. He was naming the movies Kirk Douglas, Michael's father was in.
b. He was describing how to make potato soup.
c. He was reciting the lyrics to the Beatles song, I Am A Walrus.
 
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) a. budget problems
2) b. painted the brown horse gray
3) c. Dustin Hoffman's son, Jake
4) b. Hurricane Katrina
5) c. 10
6) c. over 30
7) a. a dolphin, the same sound effects used in Flipper
8) b. The Geranium with a Cranium
9) a. He was naming the movies Kirk Douglas, Michael's father 
was in. 
 

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COMPUTER TIPS - Adjust Print Size
 
Have you ever tried to print an email only to find the text was 
way too small to easily read or so big it eats up more paper 
than you wish? Did you know in most email clients you can easily 
change the text size?
 
Even if you don't want print the message you can adjust the text 
size for simply reading it if it's difficult to read.
 
In Outlook Express go the View menu and select Text Size. Make it
bigger or smaller as needed. If you have a wheel mouse it's even
easier. Just hold down the Ctrl (control) key and roll the wheel. 
One direction increases the size and the other decreases it.
 
You'll find the text size option in many other email clients, 
though some may require that you select the text in the message 
first. You may have other programs that support this option as 
well, though it may be listed using another term or in a different 
menu. For example, in the editor I use to write this newsletter 
it's under Preferences in the Configure menu. Look around, your 
programs won't bite you. Most of them won't anyway.
 
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, ponder these words Henry Ford: Anyone who 
stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
 
Have an interesting day, Simon
 
Questions? Comments? Email me at: tutor@gophercentral.com

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