Monthly Archives: December 2005

Father of the World Wide Web Finally has a Blog

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) finally has a blog. His first blog reflects the first browser which was also an editor. He had always envisioned the web as a … Continue reading

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Smileys and Emoticons

You’ll have to indulge me; but I had no idea that Asian smileys (aka emoticons) are different than Western Smiles.  In the US, we use sideways smileys: 🙂 = Smile   😉 = Winking But I’m now totally smitten with … Continue reading

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New Microsoft Virtual Earth with Bird’s Eye View

Congratulations! Windows Live Local Wins PC Editor’s Choice Award "There’s no doubt about it—all those billions in licensing fees we’ve paid to Microsoft over the years have finally paid off. Windows Live Local, in beta testing now, has to be … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft WiFi GPS for Your Laptop

VERSION 2.0 UPDATE! Microsoft’s Location Finder is a free client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. Location Finder uses WiFi access points – … Continue reading

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New Internet Explorer Add-ins

Microsoft recently released two new free Internet Explorer Add-ins (Live Favorites & Search Preview). While you’ll find them on my Windows Downloads Page, I wanted to recap all of their add-ins here: NEW Webpage! Browser add-ons can help personalize the … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft Holiday Software

Microsoft’s John Howard recently blogged about their free Holiday software available for download.  I have those listed on my Free Windows XP Software page – but since this IS the appropriate time of the year I’m listing all of Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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25 Rules of Outlook Email Etiquette

Without sounding like Miss Manners, here are my 25 rules of Outlook email etiquette.   1) KEEP EMAILS SHORT – Don’t write a novel. Keep the email to one or two pages of text. Any longer, consider using an attachment.   2) … Continue reading

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Too Many Outlook Emails? SNARF Them Up!

My blog buddy Alfred recently wrote about returning home after four days and being inundated with too much email. While I added these to my Microsoft’s Research Software List — I never gave these three new programs from the Microsoft … Continue reading

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