I hope your summer is starting out well! (Now that I said that, I guess where you live you may be starting the winter!).
Here, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA we are just starting the really warm part of the year (average daytime high temp is 90 deg. F).
In any case -
Contact me regarding any matter in this newsletter that causes you concern or you want to otherwise discuss.
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Some Comments Regarding Getting Started with the Internet and eMail
The lab exercise I updated this month was "Examples of Getting Started With and Using America Online and the Internet". As I worked on the material, I also updated the following comments. Let me know your view/opinion of the comments. I use the material as an introduction and talk/discussion session early in the lab exercise. The discussions of the matters can be quite interesting since the matters have a number of interpretations.
From the SCScompA Lab Exercise 10: "Examples of Getting Started With and Using America Online and the Internet":
Comments Regarding Internet Use and eMail
Understand, and use, the above guidelines -- together with your common sense -- and you will be able to fully enjoy and appreciate Internet, the Web, eMail, and related matters.
If you have any comments/questions or want the SCScompA lab exercise mentioned above, let me know (SCScompA@aol.com).
Using the PC to Store/Save/Look-at Old Family/Other Photographs and Other-Such Material
This month we had occasion to go through some material that resulted in my finding some old photographs. Photographs that are put into a drawer, box, or album on a shelf somewhere are saved and are valuable treasures for the family and other interested persons. I do not mean to imply that having some/all of the families' photographic treasures stored on and accessible by a PC can replace "the real thing". However, there are some advantages and reasons to try to save/place such items on the PC. Some reasons include:
A few things are needed to store something (pictures, etc.) on the PC.
To see an example of the results of doing the above for a few photographs we ran across this month as we went through some family treasures, click on: Family Treasure Examples
Freecell Game/Deal of the Month
We continue, in our household, doing Freecell deals from 1-to-32000! We will NOT accomplish this task. We know that. However, as we go along in our for-fun-effort, yet frustration... I will mention once in awhile specific Freecell deals we find challenging.
Note: If you are running your PC on Windows 98, it is possible you have to specifically install Freecell. Just install Accessories/Games.
Let me know if this Freecell game and the number of times we had to restart to solve the deal is about what you find. If you are going to attack deals 1-to-32000 and want to interact with us in that regard, let me know what thousand-or-so you are going to start with. For now, we are attacking 1-to-1000 and I would recommend you start with 1001! We are up to deals around 600. At the rate we are going (a little more than 100 deals a month) it will only take us 24 more years to complete the 32000 deals without your help. If you let us know what you have completed, it will take us less time!
Let me know how YOU do!
If you want to see our list of Freecell Deals 1-thru-what we are working on now and our comments on how many times we had to restart the deal to find a solution, let me know -- or click on: SCScompA Freecell Table of Completed Deals
Or send snail-mail to:
P.O. Box 58223
Raleigh NC 27658
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