Resources Special Issue
(Sorry - I've had to combine 2 months again! The 'busyness
demon's still at it!)
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In this issue:
1) 3 Little Computer Utilities I can't do without
(Update: newer versions of Windows now include two of these)
2) The Illustrated Dictionary of Appliance Terms
Next time: Latest Refrigerator and Range Recalls
We're venturing a bit off-topic this issue, but if you've been reading
for very long, you
know from time to time I like to let you know about computer utilities
that I use every day
and that can save you a lot of time and aggravation. 'Wish I could
calculate how many
hours just these 3 simple little programs save me every month! 'Hope you
enjoy them as
much as I do.
a) The first is one I've told you a few years ago,
but it continues to amaze me how much it
streamlines my online life. Especially whenever I use someone another
That's RoboForm, just my favorite utility of all time! I use it
constantly, all day every day,
and if you spend much time online and never tried it, you're in for a
I spent $29.95 on the pro version many years (and about 5 computers)
ago, and keep it on
all my machines. I can't do without it, and you'll feel the same way
once you try it, so I wanted
to share it with you.
I no longer have pages of pencil-smudged user ID's
and passwords stuffed into a notebook;
they're all (500+!) 'remembered' securely by RoboForm, as well as
my name, address, phone
number, etc, all filled into forms in about a second when needed! I just
can't recommend this
one highly enough! Try the free trial download at:
Another handy (and free) bit of code that you'll wonder how you ever got
along without is
called 'mouse gestures.' For a while, it wasn't available for Internet
Explorer 8, but it's now
up and running. There are more features built in than I'll ever use, but
just being able to
'forward' and 'back' my moving the mouse right/left is worth the minute
it takes to download
this one. I'm thrilled that they've made it available:
c) Maybe it's never irritated you, but I always knew
there had to be a better way to get a
mouse to scroll inside the window I moved it into without having to
click inside the new window
every time. I use multiple monitors and do a LOT of copying/pasting
between them, so this one
saves me a time, too.
A free little utility from AntiBody Software called
'WizMouse' makes your mouse work like it
should've from the start. Just move your mouse into a window, and
it'll scroll there without
having to click inside that window. Again, doesn't seem like a big deal
until you move back and
forth between multiple windows for an hour or two!
Try it! You'll be mumbling like I do: 'how'd I get
along without this?'
2) I'm nearly done with this new project, and would love your opinion.
The text portions are
finished, even though it's a work in
I call it a 'Dictionary of Appliance Terms', and have nearly all of the
illustrations added. And
it'll be available as one downloadable pdf file
when I get it 'tweaked'. That's where you come
Please let me know what you think when you get a chance. Any ideas
you have for
improvements, changes, more ease of use, terms you'd
like to see added, etc, are welcome.
Here's what I have so far:
There's been a demand for something like this for 'handy' folks for a
while; sort of an
'encyclopedia' of terms used in appliance service every
day. I tend to assume that everyone
knows what I'm talking
about, but it can get confusing. This project is an attempt to list
(and not so common) words and phrases used in the
Thanks in advance!
Note: I wanted to include a couple of recalls that came out
recently and I wanted
you to be
aware of, but just haven't had time to get the data together, so
that'll have to wait until next
issue. Things are just too crazy around here!
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