Useful Stuff of various sorts
- Recovering and converting old
Quattro Pro files;
an adventure in dealing with stale, proprietary file formats.
- How to
override your HP printer's work
- when it tells you to "replace supplies."
- How to Defuse the IRA Tax Time
- with Ed Slott's helpful book, and website.
- Understanding Required
- from tax-deferred retirement savings accounts.
Trademarks & Copyrights
- information, organized by the National Paralegal College.
- A book review of "Critical
- that I wrote in 1998, with a synopsis of the author's ideas about
- 25 fallacies
- in reasoning, just in case you're not sure about that argument
you heard someone spout off...
- Webhosting comparison chart
- from long-ago shopping for a webhost. I settled on
Westhost and have stayed a
reasonably happy customer for 15+ years (and even after they
were acquired by a big UK company). I'm happy to refer you to them (and
receive an exceedingly modest referral credit if you tell them I sent
- A compact
manual for Server Side Includes
- (SSI) on the Apache web
server. Useful and simple HTML technology. The
strftime() formatting of dates
is good to know for that. (Most SSI refs don't show the whole list of
- Extending tooltips with
- and finding a twisty maze of bugs between us and where we want to
- Ad Attack
- responding to advertising on- and off-line, including information
about monkey-wrenching Double Click's database of your online
- The Honda Insight
- A brief look at the new "Ultrahigh Efficiency Vehicle."
(We bought a Prius in late 2001 and love it.)
Live longer, happier, and with less stress
- through a relatively simple attitude adjustment.
How to deal with abusive persons
- you may find on the 'net.
- A recipe for invention,
- step by step.
- Top 10 questions
- that science has yet to answer.
- Treating small cuts with Cayenne
- Put a little spice in your First Aid kit!
- A "Dear Bill" letter,
- that bounced, perhaps the antithesis of something "useful."
Going (or gone stale), but kept for historical interest
- Interesting places on the web
- from my point of view, from about 1999, looks like. Some of the
links are still going strong, some are long gone.
- My most-used software
- This list was inspired by Dave Winer's list of his
mission-critical software. He was interested in demonstrating that
it's not "Open Source" that's essential. I'm interested in showing you
that when it comes to software, it's often the case that the best
things in life are free and providing pointers to those best things.
Vintage 2001, but a decade later
vim still tops the list!
A dozen tips to save space and time with Windows
- Simple and effective improvements to your display, and to the way you get
your computer work done.
- Windows folder styled, goes back to
- Scripted document structuring
- Matt Kruse's
Toolbox has another well-documented example for scripted
structuring, and a lot more good stuff. [But the thing to use anymore
is jQuery. Once you've
linked in its infrastructure, you just
.toggle() to your heart's
- Exercise in CSS:
- a scale "drawing" of a tennis court, turned out to be an Internet
Explorer bug collector.
- It was worthy of note, back in 1999 that
where everyone goes to search
- was Google. That was before
Google was verbified.
- How to weigh cannonballs
- just in case you ever need to. (It has one or more errors that need