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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                      March 16, 2006
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This week...
 
- Webmaster Tip: Email Subject AutoFill
- Surfin' the Web: Fallen Fruit
- Software Spotlight: Background Magic
- The Oddball Wall: Slubberdefructulist?
- Computer Tip: Edit Program Sounds
 
Don't you think it's time for spring? I do, it's been cold 
long enough. So, to force spring to come early, I set my 
clocks ahead one hour like it was April and time to change 
the clocks for daylight savings time. It didn't help. In fact, 
it started snowing shortly thereafter.
 
I'm thinking it's going to take more than one person setting 
his clocks ahead to force spring to come early, so tonight at 
midnight I want everyone reading this to set their clocks 
ahead by one hour. Do it! When we wake up on Friday, it will 
surely be a nice, warm, sunny spring day!
 
I've got my shorts and t-shirt laid out and ready to wear. 
Really now.
 

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WEBMASTER TIP - Email Subject AutoFill
 
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: I clicked a mail link the other day and my mail 
program opened with the subject line already filled in! I 
clicked a different mail link and my email opened with a 
different subject!! How'd they do that?
 
Simon Says: This is very easy to do. Just add a the following 
to your email link:
 
 ?subject=Your_Subject
 
...to have Your_Subject be the subject line of an email. Of 
course, change "Your_Subject" to the subject line you want to 
use. Here's a full mail link with a proper subject line added:
 
<.a href="mailto:you@yourdomain.com?subject=Sales">Email Sales
 
This link would open your mail program with "Sales" as the 
subject line. You can place as many email links on a page as 
you want with predetermined subjects, such as Sales, Support, 
Web_Inquiry, etc.
 
I do suggest that if you want to use two or more words in the 
subject line you separate the words with an underscore rather 
than a space, as I've shown in my example with Web_Inquiry. 
Using a space won't work in some browsers, but the underscore 
will. You could also use a dash, or run words together, LikeThis. 
Of course, using just one word is the most professional looking 
option.
 
Whatever tickles your fancy, Nancy.
 

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Shhhh... What The Movie Studios Do Not Want You To Know... 

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you to know about... DVDCopyONE 

WHY? Because it copies DVD movies to inexpensive blank CDs 
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With DVDCopyONE you can backup your DVD movie collection to 
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no need to go out and purchase an expensive DVD burner or 
expensive blank DVDs. Nothing could be easier. 
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If you purchase now we'll also include $109.00 in bonus software 
that allows you to: Backup your PlayStation2 games Backup VHS 
movies to CDs that play on your DVD player Turn your digital 
images into DVDs that you can play on your home DVD player And 
of course back up your DVD Movies to CD-Rs.

Be sure to get this software before it's gone forever... Movie
Studios are desperately trying to get this software removed
from sale. So order it while you can. Check it out while you
can at: What the Movie Studios Don't Want You To Know About
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SURFIN' THE WEB - Fallen Fruit
 
Johnny Appleseed lives again! Three of them, in fact. Three 
guys in LA hit upon a neat idea. They made a map of all the 
places in the city where fruit trees were growing, on private 
property, but had branches hanging over on public property.
 
With cities all across America, and indeed, all over the 
world, spending money on landscaping using decorative, but 
useless, tree, shrubs and flowers, why not decorate with 
more useful foliage? These guys are calling on all cities 
and towns everywhere to decorate with fruit trees and other 
edibles.
 
The idea is simple, but great. People are hungry all over the 
world. By decorating with trees and plants that bear food, 
some of this hunger could be relieved by allowing people to 
pick and eat free fruit, nuts, and whatever.
 
Get some info here, and start a movement in your town. You may 
even win an award or official recognition for your efforts. 
It happened to my brother when he started a similar community 
betterment project. It could happen to you too, but if not, 
you'll still be a hero for making the world a better place!
 
http://www.fallenfruit.org/
 

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          GopherCentral's Question of the Week
 
Do you approve of Dick Cheney's performance as Vice President?
 
     Please take a moment to share your opinion, visit: 

The Question of the Week
 
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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - Background Magic
 
Attention webmasters! Background Magic may be the most fun 
software you can own. If you like to build web sites or wish 
you could easily create your own email stationery, you'll 
want to try this great program.
 
Background Magic makes you into a web graphics artist in 
minutes. With it, you'll be able to create seamless web page 
background tiles, left border background tiles, matching 
buttons and banners, and even your own email stationery.
 
It's very simple to learn, just drag two backgrounds into the 
blending window and you have a new, custom background! Add 
special effects, change the color, and make other fun adjust-
ments and create your very own perfect web site images.
 
http://www.htmlville.com/web_design_software/background_magic.shtml
 
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 - Slubberdefructulist?
 
On this day in 1849, James E. Smith became a father at 100 
years of age. His wife was 36 years old - 64 years younger 
than him. Since I know you don't know anything about that, 
today's issue features another vocabulary builder. Choose 
the word that most closely fits the description given.
 
1) Distinctly dissimilar
a. diverse   b. divergent   c. derivative
 
2) A ghostly appearing figure
a. sepulchre   b. specter   c. spectator
 
3) Cause to be unable to think clearly
a. retrogress   b. jinx   c. discombobulate
 
4) The state of looking younger than your years
a. agerasia   b. eloquent   c. apathetic
 
5) Completely change the nature or appearance
a. circumspect   b. transmogrify   c. repose
 
6) Indications of favorable circumstances
a. ribald   b. auguring   c. auspicious
 
7) Indicate by signs
a. portend   b. contestation   c. masticate
 
8) Rugged and powerful
a. hardscrabble   b. sinewy   c. derisive
 
And now for a seriously arduous word...

9) A person who pretends to know more than they do to impress 
others
a. slubberdegullion   b. usufructuary   c. philosophunculist
 

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. diverse
2) b. specter
3) c. discombobulate
4) a. agerasia
5) b. transmogrify
6) c. auspicious
7) a. portend
8) b. sinewy
9) c. philosophunculist
 

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COMPUTER TIPS - Edit Program Sounds

Are there sounds that different programs use that you'd like 
to edit or remove? Perhaps the New Mail notification sound, 
for example.

Cool, I have just the tip for you then! Funny how that works.

1) Open the Control Panel.

2) Double-click on Sounds icon.

3) On the Sounds tab, scroll through the list of event sounds 
   in the Program Events window and select the sound you want 
   to modify.

4) Use controls to disable (set to None) or select a different 
   sound.
   Use the right-pointing arrow to play the sound.

5) Click "OK" and close the Control Panel when you're done.

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 Vince Lombardi: Once 
you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.

Have an interesting day, Simon

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

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