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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                     February 8, 2007
 
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This week...
 
- Webmaster Tip: Random Sounds
- Surfin' the Web: City Rag
- Software Spotlight: Software 602 PC Suite
- The Oddball Wall: Crazy Laws
- Computer Tip: What's My Password?
 
So there I was minding my own business standing in line at the
checkout counter at Target when someone came up from behind,
covered my eyes with their hands, and said, "Guess who?"
 
After 2 guesses and 2 misses I gave up and turned around. I 
didn't recognize the guy. I asked him, "Do I know you?"
 
"Nope," he says smiling. "That what makes it so hard." Then 
he walked away laughing to himself.
 
It was such a strange thing for him to do, but you gotta like 
a guy that knows how to make his own fun.
 

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SWIVEL HEAD FLASHLIGHT

Normal Price: $7.99
DEAL PRICE: $2.49

Here's a flashlight you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. 
It can swivel up and down, or all around. You can even clip it 
on your belt, shirt pocket, on a cap, just about anywhere.

Swivel Head Flashlight
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WEBMASTER TIP - Random Sounds
 
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 add a random sound to a web page? 
I want to have different goofy sounds play when someone hits 
my home page, but don't want to drive anyone nuts using the 
same sound over an over.
 
Simon Says: Here's how you can add a random sound to your 
page - just paste the JavaScript below into the body of your 
page, preferably at the end of the page so your visitors can 
read your text without having to wait for a sound to down-
load first.
 
<.script>
<.!--
//script from boogiejack.com
var sound=new Array("sound1.wav","sound2.wav","sound3.wav")
var randsound=Math.floor((sound.length)*Math.random())
document.write("<.EMBED SRC='"+sound[randsound]+"'
AUTOSTART='TRUE' LOOP='FALSE'>")
document.write("<.NOEMBED>")
document.write("<.BGSOUND SRC='"+sound[randsound]+"'
LOOP='1'>")
document.write("<.NOEMBED>")
document.write("<./EMBED>")
-->
<./script>
 
Just change "sound1.wav" and the rest to the names of your
sounds, and include the path to them if they are in a dif-
ferent directory. You can add as many sounds as you like, 
but be sure to include them in quotation marks and separate 
them with a comma.
 
How do you like the sound of that?
 

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Spend An Evening With The Osmonds...

Join Jimmy, Merrill, Jay and Wayne as they perform 
all their best loved songs in this treasured DVD.

Normal Price: $19.99
OUR PRICE: $14.99

Not only do you get a full concert you get interviews,
you get personal tour footage filmed by Jimmy. All
the hits are here and more. Don't miss it. Visit: 

Osmonds In Concert
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SURFIN' THE WEB - City Rag
 
Guitar World compiled a list of the 100 greatest guitar solos 
ever. City Rag dug up links to videos of the top 20 on the 
list. There's some might fine guitar playing here, but if I 
were to take the time to compile my own top 20, only about 2 
or 3 solos on this list would make my list.
 
A few of the people that come to mind who would probably make 
my list that are missing on this list: Roy Clark, Ted Nugent, 
Neil Young, Paul Black, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, and Joe 
Walsh.
 
See how many you agree with.
 
http://cityrag.blogs.com/main/2007/01/100_greatest_gu.html


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          GopherCentral's Question of the Week

Do you believe a North American Union (NAU) among Mexico, 
Canada and the US is a good idea?

 Please share your opinion, visit: The Question of the Week

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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - Software 602 PC Suite
 
Tired of Microsoft Office? Tired of Microsoft?
 
Software 602's PC Suite is a low-cost alternative to MS Office. 
It's compatible with MS Word and Excel, and besides the word 
processor and spreadsheet software, it has a photo editor and 
photo album organizer, creates PDF files, and more.
 
http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/
 
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 - Crazy Laws
 
In each multiple choice question below, one of the laws 
listed is actually on the books. Your task is to figure which 
is the real law. Note that while the real laws are be on the 
books, they are probably not being enforced.
 
1) In Alabama:
  a. Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
  b. It is illegal to paint your house black.
 
2) In Ohio:
  a. You may not sell lipstick to boys under 12 years of age.
  b. It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
 
3) In Owensboro, Kentucky:
  a. A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
  b. A man may not kiss his wife in public during daylight hours.
 
4) In Iowa:
  a. It is illegal to dye a cow's hair purple.
  b. One-armed piano players must perform for free.
 
5) In Chico, California:

  a. Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits is a 
$500 fine.
  b. Surfing in a tuxedo is banned except on Sundays.
 
6) In Vermont:
  a. Singing the National Anthem while intoxicated is a $100 
fine.
  b. Whistling underwater is illegal.
 
7) In Arizona:
  a. Spelling the plural of "cactus" as "cactuses" is a $25.00 
fine.
  b. Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
 
8) In Tennessee:
  a. It is illegal to eat dirt.
  b. It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
 
And now for one that's sure to make you wonder...
 
9) In Sterling, Colorado:

  a. Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a 
taillight.
  b. It is illegal to share a toothbrush with your mother.
 

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. Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
2) b. It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
3) a. A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
4) b. One-armed piano players must perform for free.
5) a. Detonating a nuclear device is a $500 fine.
6) b. Whistling underwater is illegal.
7) b. Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
8) b. It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
9) a. Cats may not run loose without a taillight.
 

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COMPUTER TIPS - What's My Password?
 
This is a tip you might want to print out. If you forget your 
Windows logon password you're stuck like a duck in the muck, 
right? Not necessarily, Mr. Quacker.
 
If this happens to you, at the Windows 98 logon screen:
 
1) Press the Esc key.
2) Open the MS-DOS prompt window and type:
 
dir *.PWL
 
3) Delete the .PWL file with your name in front of it.
4) Restart your computer. When you do, you can create a new
password for your login.
 
After entering your new password, have it tattooed backwards on
your forehead. It won't mean anything to any one else, but you 
can always look in a mirror and get your password. ;-)
 
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 of Alfred A. Montapert: Do
not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving
but does not make any progress.
 
Have an interesting day, Simon

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

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