FACTS! FAX! 222 (27/07/00)
I am sure that I have read in dotcom.telegraph about
a download for a diary/organiser program but unfortunately I have been unable
to find the relevant details. I am Secretary of the Notts. Ladies Golf
Association and I need forward planning so that I am able to book golf courses
There are dozens of diary and scheduler shareware
and freeware programs available for download on the Internet, use ‘diary’ as
the search keyword at www.shareware.com or www.jumbo.com
and try one or two for size. If anyone knows of a diary program specifically
for golfers please let us know and we’ll pass it on. We also came up with a
huge golf-related software Internet site that you might find interesting at: http://www.golfbytes.com
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I am trying to get hold of the Microsoft Publisher
98 CD-ROM. This contains pictures for creating greetings cards and the like. I
have approached local outlets such as PC World etc. but they only stock the
current product (Publisher 2000). I have telephoned Microsoft Sales and the
situation there is the same. Could you possibly help with details of anyone who
may stock this item?
The weekly computer magazine Micro Mart frequently carries
advertisements from companies specialising in outdated or end of line products.
Try Infinite Global Solutions on 0208 553 5586 or PD Choice 01908 648774. It
also has busy and free to use ‘Wanted’ sections for finding really obscure
hardware and software.
I am having a problem getting rid of Hotmail.com.
Every time I send or receive a message in Outlook Express, I have to wait four
or five minutes whilst it downloads scores of unwanted junk messages. How do I
Go to Accounts on
the Tools menu and select the Mail tab, highlight the Hotmail entry, click
Remove and you’ll see no more of it.
Jo Rogers query in dotcom.telegraph (F!F!F! July 13th) about sending
her daughters wedding photos to friends and relatives. Why not use one of the
many photo-sharing sites such as Photo Point: http://www.photopoint.com/ where you can
post all your pictures in an album and send everyone the address? This will
save a lot of time and everyone can view the photos at their leisure.
addition to zipping the pictures to save upload and download time, you could
take advantage of the free service offered at www.driveway.com.
Register with them and they'll give you some space on one of their servers and
the facility to upload files to your own folder. You can then ‘share’ the
folder with anybody to whom you give the password and they can download any
files, like weddings pictures. It sounds complicated but if you visit the site
you'll find it very easy. I use the facility to store copies of crucial client
Several readers also suggested making use of the free web
space allocated by some Internet Service providers. Thanks to everyone for
those useful tips.
your Boot Camp article on Internet privacy (F!F!F! July 13th) you
explained how to delete cookies via Windows Explorer. As far as I can see I
either have to select all for deletion, or go through on an individual basis,
deleting line by line -- help life is too short! Any tips as to how to select a
number of items for deletion?
If you only want
to keep a few cookies use Select All on the Edit menu to highlight all of the
entries in your Cookies folder then, whilst holding down the Ctrl key, go
through the list and click to deselect the ones that you want to keep. You can
select blocks of cookies by clicking the mouse pointer just to the left of the
top cookie icon, keep the mouse button pressed then drag the pointer down to
the last icon in the block, release the button and press Delete.
I have a 68Mb file sitting on my hard drive called winundo.dat, which I think was created a few months ago when I upgraded from Windows 95 to 98.
Windows 98 has been running fine since the upgrade - do you think it'll be okay
to delete the file?
That file is just wasting valuable space, moreover if you
changed to the FAT 32 filing system when you upgraded to Windows 98 you can’t
go back to Windows 95 anyway (and if you didn’t change to FAT 32 you should do
so, see Windows Help). However, rather than delete the file manually you should
use the Windows 98 cleanup utility. Go to the Start menu and click Programs
then Accessories > System Tools > Disc Cleanup. Drive C should appear in
the dialogue box, click OK and the Disc Cleanup window appears. Select the Disc
Cleanup tab and scroll down the list in the Files To Delete window looking for
'Delete Windows 98 uninstall information'. Click the checkbox and select OK.
I have Windows 98 but I do not have the Solitaire
and Minesweeper programs in the Accessories folder on my computer. I
presume I have a slightly different version of Windows 98, I would be
grateful for help in obtaining these games.
Solitaire and Minesweeper are two of the four games
included in all versions of Windows 98 (the other two are Hearts and FreeCell)
and they are normally loaded by default into the Games folder in Accessories.
However, whoever built your PC or installed Windows obviously thought you
wouldn’t want to be bothered by such distractions and chose not to install
them. Providing you have the original Windows 98 CD-ROM you can easily load
them by going to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel (Start > Settings), select
the Windows Setup tab, double-click on Accessories, then put tick in the
checkbox next to Games, click Okay and when prompted load your Windows
there any city or landscape sites on the Internet showing real time moving images
rather than still frames upgraded at intervals? If not is it for technical or cost reasons?
It’s technical. Moving video images contain a huge amount
of information that simply cannot be squeezed through the narrow pipe – the
analogue modem and telephone wires -- that connects your PC to the Internet.
Currently it’s only possible to send images that are updated a few times each
second, though many ‘web cam’ sites are a lot slower, trading speed against
image quality, or reflecting the fact that the image or scene changes slowly.
that is all changing, as you probably know you can subscribe to a high-speed
digital ISDN (integrated services digital network) line right now, and BT are
currently introducing ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) technology that
operates at between 10 and 40 times the speed of an current 56Kbps modem. This
will allow huge volumes of digital data – including high quality video -- to be
sent down ordinary telephone lines. You can find out when it’ll be available in
your area at: http://www.bt.com/adsl/
the way, there’s a good list of live ‘family friendly’ web cams around the
world at: http://www.leonardsworlds.com/