To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
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All blind jr. skulkers should read this item carefully, and everyone else should find it interesting too. The InetNow web site is strictly the place to get information about and sign up for their service, and has no other content. What they offer is live operators who answer their toll-free phone number, and will look up any information you want on the Internet and read it to you. This is, of course, totally free, or WebSkulker probably wouldn't mention it. They will start charging eventually, but they won't say how much and it should be free for at least three months, so take advantage of it while you can.
They think of their service as something to use when you are away from your computer, but need to get information from the Internet. You would call them from a cell phone, etc., and give the operator a specific web site and they will read it to you, fill in a form, whatever needs to be done from that site. They are also supposed to be experts at skulking the web for information, so you can ask them general questions about anything and they will try to find the answers. They will even read your email from a web-based email system and they should be able to read your email from any POP3 system by using a web site such as http://www.mailstart.com.
WebSkulker knows that blind jr. skulkers can handle many web pages themselves through your Braille or speech screen reader programs, but that some web sites can be very difficult for you to navigate, especially if you have to fill out a form. Just call the InetNow operators and they will do this all for you on the phone. Remember, it's free! WebSkulker talked to a couple of their operators and specifically asked them if they would be willing to read information and fill out forms for blind people. They said of course, that would be no different from what they do for everyone who calls in on the phone.
WebSkulker learned about this site from the Lockergnome newsletter.
WebSkulker was talking to Jr. Skulker Randy Solton the other day who complained that we publish too many free voicemail systems. Well Randy, too bad, here's another one because this site has other features also. Sign up for their Message Center Lite for a free voicemail/fax number in your choice of area codes. It isn't that good a service because you can't customize the outgoing greeting, and you must sign on to their web site to receive the messages and faxes; they don't forward them by email.
But they also have a web-controllable conference call system similar to http://www.spiderphone.com that we discussed in yesterday's issue. Spiderphone is a lot better because they allow far more parties on the conference and their web interface gives a lot more control and information. But Telepost can be much cheaper if you use the system often. You can make a free five-minute conference call to test the system from the second link above. Give Telepost your phone number and the number of the first person you want to talk to. It will dial both numbers and connect you, then you can add other people on to the conference.
They only want you to do this free demo call once. After skulking around a while, it seems like they control this partly by remembering your phone number, and partly by a couple of cookies that they place on your machine with the name "confdemo.telepost.net". If you erase these cookies using Cookie Pal, for example (http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html), and give a different starting phone number, you could get another demo. WebSkulker sometimes got it to work with the same phone after erasing the cookies, but sometimes not, and couldn't figure out the pattern.
Jr. Skulker Stuart Shostak suggested this site which is strictly for people with high-bandwidth connections to the Internet through a DSL line, cable modem, or corporate LAN. They deliver streaming videos that need 300 Kbps bandwidth. If your line can handle this, you will get large, high-quality, 30 frame-per-second video from a library of material.
Jr. Skulker Uncle Brucie submitted this site. He wasn't sure whether they were serious or tongue-in-cheek. WebSkulker studied this page and the ones below it, backed up and looked at other pages starting from the beginning of the domain, and finally decided that these people are serious, but totally crazy. What do you think?
An extraordinarily handsome man decided he had the God-given responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce children beyond comparison.
With that as his mission he began searching for the perfect woman. After a diligent, but fruitless, search up and down the east coast, he started to head west. Shortly thereafter he met a farmer who had three stunning, gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away.
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