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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                       July 6, 2006

This week...
- Webmaster Tip: Image Tool Bar
- Surfin' the Web: From Old Books
- Software Spotlight: Sudoku Guide
- The Oddball Wall: I Don't Know If She Will, But Alaska
- Computer Tip: DVD Writers
My wife doesn't like houseplants. She says it's because they're messy.
I suspect it's really because she has a tendency to kill them, but
that's another story. She and I were out shopping last week when she
saw an artificial plant she really liked. She suggested we get it.
Joking around, I told she'd probably just kill it.
She missed the joke and informed that it was artificial, and you can't
kill an artificial plant.
I said, "You can if you don't pretend to water it."
She didn't think that was as funny as I did. I don't know...I crack 
me up sometimes, but she's a tougher audience, I guess.

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WEBMASTER TIP - Image Tool Bar
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 way to turn off that thing that pops up when 
you rest your mouse on an image in IE?
Simon Says: It's been a while since I've answered this question, 
and since it's an oft asked question, it's time to address it once 
That "thing" is called the Image Toolbar, or Image Tool Bar if you
prefer. To turn off the Image Toolbar for individual pictures, wear
really dirty, smelly clothing...no wait, that's not right, some of
them like that. Try this, use either:
<.img src="pic.jpg" galleryimg="no">
<.img src="pic.jpg" galleryimg="false">
You should still use the other image attributes and values: border,
width, height, and alt tags. I left them out in the above examples 
for the sake of simplicity.
To turn off the Image Toolbar for ALL pictures on a Web page rather
than one at a time, add either of the following meta tags to the HEAD
section of your page:
<.meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no">
<.meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="false">
If you turn off the Image Toolbar for all pictures on a Web page, you
can enable it for individual pictures by setting the "galleryimg"
attribute to "yes" or "true" for an individual picture. Examples:
<.img src="pic.gif" galleryimg="yes">
<.img src="pic.gif" galleryimg="true">
Note: You can only turn off the Image Toolbar for images that use the
<.img> tag; it doesn't affect other tags such as  or 
that can have images too.

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SURFIN' THE WEB - From Old Books
From Old Books is a site where you can find art scanned from, you
guessed it, old books. They claim most of it copyright free or the
copyrights have expired, so you can use it on your web site, in your
print projects, and most any place you have a need.
There are almost 1,200 images scanned from over 90 old books, and 
most come in a variety of resolutions. From Abbeys to the Zodiac, 
maybe you'll find what you're looking for here.
          GopherCentral's Question of the Week
     Is President Bush to blame for higher gas prices?
 Please share your opinion, visit: The Question of the Week

Sudoku puzzles are all the rage right now. I must admit I'm hooked 
on them myself. Solving Sudoku puzzles not only is an entertaining
challenge, but in using your logic and reason you can actually
increase your intelligence.
The first time I looked at a Sudoku puzzle I thought, how in the world
do you solve those? I didn't try, it looked like it would take too
much time.
Then a friend of mine said he was doing them, so I took another look
and tried to solve one. I liked it. Since then I've become quite good
as solving them, but not everyone is able to solve them as easily.
That's where this Sudoku Guide comes in. By learning these strategies
you'll become a much better Sudoku solver, maybe the best in your
circle of friends like I am in mine.
Want some free Sudoku puzzles? You'll find 8,000 of them ranging from
easy to super tough that you can print out at this site:
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 - I Don't Know If She Will, But Alaska
On this day in 1483, England's King Richard III crowned. My dad used
to crown me, but there was no honor in it. On this day in 1932 a first
class postage stamp went from 2 cents to 3 cents. I'm sure many folks
complained about how outrageous that was. On this day in 1945, Wash.
Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games. That's how the feat
was worded, but I don't think he caught all 1,722 games in one day. On
this day in 1958, Alaska became the 49th state. Let's go with that...
1) What is the capital of Alaska?
a. Fairbanks   b. Juneau   c. Anchorage
2) Which country is Nome, Alaska closest to?
a. Russia   b. Canada   c. Iceland
3) Which is larger?
a. Texas and California   b. Texas, Montana, and Oregon   c. Alaska
4) Of the 20 highest mountains in the US, how many are in Alaska?
a. 12   b. 17   c. 20
5) The grizzly bears in Denali National Park are:
a. mostly vegetarians   b. mostly fish eaters   c. mostly meat eaters
6) How much did the US pay Russia for Alaska?
a. $0.02 an acre   b. $2.00 an acre   c. $20.00 an acre
7) What is Alaska's state motto?
a. Big Land, Big Future
b. Go North Young Man
c. North to the Future
8) The city of "Ptarmigan" was renamed because the people that lived
there had trouble spelling it. What was the name changed to?
a. Goose Bay   b. Eagle Summit   c. Chicken
And now for a question that's sure to snow you...
9) What is unique about Wrangell, Alaska?
a. It's the northern-most city in the United States
b. It's the only Alaskan city to have existed under four nations
c. It's the only city in the world built entirely on ice
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
1) b. Juneau
2) a. Russia
3) c. Alaska
4) b. 17
5) a. mostly vegetarians
6) a. $0.02 an acre
7) c. North to the Future
8) c. Chicken
9) b. It's the only Alaskan city to have existed under four nations.
Note: I had about 3/4 of this quiz written when another date was
listed at a different site for the date Alaska became a state. 
As further research indicated, the statehood measure passed and 
President Eisenhower signs statehood bill in 1958, but Alaskan 
statehood wasn't actually proclaimed until January 3, 1959. I 
wasn't about to start all over, so roll with it. :)


Thinking of adding a DVD writer to your computer? Confused about 
which way to go, DVD-R or DVD+R? Yeah...
Remember the battle between cassette tapes and 8-track tapes? 
Maybe I'm going back too far.
Remember the battle between VHS and BETA video tapes?
Maybe that's going back to far too.
Anyway, DVD-R and DVD+R are competing formats, much like the 
battles between cassettes and 8-tracks or VHS and BETA. The 
problem is, you don't want to invest money in one only to have 
the other dominate. Cassette tapes won out because they were a 
better technology, 8-tracks simply broke down too often. Most 
experts agree BETA recorders produced better video images, but 
the VHS format won out, so you can't bank on the best techno-
logy winning out.
My advise is to either buy a DVD writer compatible with both 
DVD-R and DVD+R, or wait until the dust settles and buy the one 
that ends up dominating the marketplace. Otherwise, you could 
be buying one only to have to dump it and buy the other in a year 
or two.
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.

Until next week, ponder these words of Harry Truman: A pessimist 
is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist 
is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Have an interesting day, Simon

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