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Thursday October 21, 1999

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Skulkers don't need to buy computer books

These two free sites let you jr. skulkers read and search the complete text of many up-to-date technical computer books.  These books are exactly the same ones that sell in book stores for $50 and up, so this is a great deal and we don't really understand why the publishers are doing this.

Jr. Skulker Batteryman suggested the first site.  WebSkulker skulked around to see how part of that one worked and discovered the second one.  The first one is very easy to use and doesn't need any registration; just choose a book and start reading.  But it doesn't have very many books.  Go to that site and notice the links at the top: Microsoft Office. Lotus Notes, Operating System, Programming, and Internet & Intranet.  Click on one of these categories to see the list of books, click on the picture of a book to bring up the table of contents, click on the title of a chapter to read the text.

The second site is far more comprehensive with over 200 books online, but you need to register first (it's free) and then you get a page personalized for you with five slots to keep track of your favorite five books.  Each slot has a link above it "Click to select a book".  Do that and you will get a list of categories.  Choose a category to get a list of books, click on "Add to your Personal Bookshelf".

Some of the categories list several subcategories and then "more".  Be sure to click on that because it means there are other subcategories that don't fit on the list.  Very important topics such as Windows NT Server don't show up until you click "more".

Free customized PC news for the jr. skulker

Download and install the free software from this site and keep it running in the background.  It will either automatically, or after prompting, connect to its home site once a day when you are connected to the Internet and download any new "fixlets", special news messages that are customized to some extent to the hardware and software it found on your machine. Some of the fixlets are just text, others have a button to press to install an update or change a setting automatically.

WebSkulker has been running this for several weeks and likes it a lot.  The fixlets are generally relevant and useful information, and are very current.  We subscribe to many email newsletters with computer and security news, and fixlets with the same information often arrive only a day or so after the news hits.

Skulking in the palm of your hand

WebSkulker has a Palm V and therefore will write about the Palm series of hand-held computers from time to time.  Palm recently came out with two software upgrades that jr. skulkers with Palm machines should install.  The first link above leads to a new version of the Palm Desktop software for Windows 95/98; the second link is a new version of the firmware that runs in the Palm itself.

The biggest change is that you can now synchronize your Palm using its infrared port aimed at the infrared port on a notebook computer, so you don't need to carry the cradle and cable.  (Actually this infrared capability has been around unofficially for a while as an extension, but now it is an official part of the operating system.)

What to do with obsolete skulking gear

These two pages show how to turn obsolete computer monitors (including the old Macs with a monitor built in) into fish tanks!  Who wants to be the first to do this with an iMac?

Mac users, get your revenge here, which shows what old PC's are good for:

Finally this site shows what to do with other obsolete technology:

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Rhoda Morton:

Rodney Dangerfield one-liners

A girl phoned me the other day and said "Come on over, there's nobody home." I went over. Nobody was home.

During sex my wife always wants to talk to me.
Just the other night she called me from a hotel.

One day as I came home early from work I saw a guy jogging naked. I said to the guy. "Hey buddy, why are you doing that?"  He said, "Because you came home early."

Its been a rough day. I got up this morning, put on a shirt and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom.

When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up.

I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.

When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father.... I'm very sorry. We did everything we could...But he pulled through.

My mother had morning sickness - after I was born.

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.

Once when I was lost..... I saw a policeman and asked him to help me find my parents. I said to him .... "Do you think we'll ever find them?  "He said ..."I don't know kid ... there are so many places they can hide."

My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next Tuesday.

I worked in a pet shop and people kept asking how big I'd get.

I went to see my doctor. "Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror... I feel like throwing up; What's wrong with me?"  He said..."I don't know but your eyesight is perfect."

I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.

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