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WebSkulker has mentioned InetNow a couple of times before and it's worth mentioning again because until 9/30/00 you can use it to make free phone calls to anyone in the U.S. Real phone calls, not PC-based Internet calls! Read the article in our 4/7/00 issue about what you are supposed to use InetNow for, then continue to read the following.
After you sign up for your free account at the InetNow web site and get a userid and password for the phone number, log in to your account at the web site. At the left you will see a box called Address Book. Click directly on the words "Address Book" to go to a screen for viewing and editing your phone and address directory. Click on "Add Entry" and add entries for anyone you want to make free calls to.
Now dial into the InetNow phone number,
give the operator your phone id and password, and tell them that you
want them to look up an entry in your address book. Give them a
name, and when they find it, ask them if they will please dial it
for you. According to their latest newsletter (and
WebSkulker talked to one of their operators to confirm this) they will
dial the phone number, connect you to it, and get off the line leaving
you to talk privately with your friend for as long as you want!
All InetNow services, including these phone calls, are completely free
Jr. Skulker Batteryman mentioned this phone number that will let you listen to a demonstration of the company's text-to-speech products. The demo doesn't do anything useful, but it's fun to play with.
Jr. Skulker Chris Baldwin told us about Surplus Traders, a web site for jr. skulkers interested in electronics, especially if you build your own equipment or like to play around with gadgets. They have thousands and thousands of items for sale, with new items added all the time. As an example of how comprehensive this site is, their index has over 128 categories of telephone equipment and 334 categories of computer equipment, and lots more.
This is one of those sites that can lead you to a highly-paid career if you take it seriously. It has tutorials and articles about the internals of web servers and the details of how they interact with web browsers, along with articles on how to choose and install a web server. This information might be useful for anyone who runs a web site and wants to understand more about how this all works, and for anyone who wants to get into the web administration business.
Jr. Skulker Dan Northridge suggests going to this site if you have a lot of time to waste. Just click on everything and see what happens. WebSkulker got bored of it after a while and has no idea if there is an ending point.
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