Random ramblings from a guy who is too busy to have a Web site. On the bright side, you won't find any ads, pop-ups, hype, or any attempts to sell you anything at all. Furthermore, you won't find any pages divided into a hundred little boxes. And the text is so large, you don't need an electron microscope to read it. A refreshing break from reality. Anyway, here's what I have so far as I gradually resurrect my poor neglected Web site.
Being new to computers, or even just being a "casual user", isn't always fun. It's as though everybody on the planet assumes you already know all the buzzwords, and already possess all the skills necessary to use a computer. Which is a really big assumption, when you consider that nobody was ever born knowing how to use a computer. The links below provide some quick mini-tutorials on all the skills and buzzwords that everyone else seems to assume you already know. Click on any link (underlined text) for a quick mini-lesson. Use the Back button at the bottom of any page to work your way back to this page.
|TechFear Camp||Jargon Camp||Internet Camp||Windows XP Camp|
|Wrong button!||Hardware||What is the Net?||Desktop|
|Crash the Internet!||Ports||What's Bandwidth?||Start menu|
|Erase everything!||KB, megabytes, etc.||What's Download?||Taskbar|
|Run out of space!||Software||What Web browser?||Quick Launch|
|Email privacy!||Toolbars||Getting around||Notifications|
|Viruses!||What e-Mail client?||Moving and Sizing|
|Hackers!||Death to pop-ups||Control Panel|
If you're looking for Microsoft Access stuff, click here.
I'm gradually bringing back some of my old HTML stuff here.
If you have a question, Ask Alan