Log File Usage
capture all internet usage for a disconnection fault or to
confirm your ISP billing, you can record you modem usage. Enter
Dial Adapter | Properties, choose Modem Configure, Connect,
Advanced and click 'Append Log'
NZ incorporated companies (Ltd) are listed on the Internet with
up to 2 directors names for free. Also, you can pay extra
service fees and have more detailed searching and information.
See Companies Office
Trade and Exchange
to buy something Second hand ?. Check out the Online Trade and
Exchange. They have separate issues for Manawatu, Taranaki,
Wellington, Christchurch as well as Auckland Trade
these sites for online news: NZ
Herald or NewsTalkZB
and for music try ZMonline
with friends & family on the Internet
you ever wondered if your best friend or relative is online
while you are. Well there is a way where the Internet will tell
you. The Microsoft Messenger can be set up so that you store one
or several peoples names. Then if they are online while you are,
you get a message telling you. You can then send them messages,
and they can reply. What's best is, its all instant, private and
FREE. Check out www.microsoft.com
someone's telephone number or address, in another town or city?
Try the online White Pages at www.whitepages.co.nz
or for the Yellow Pages www.yellowpages.co.nz
your email when you are away from home.
Internet providers (Xtra in my case) have web based
email. This allows you to go to any computer that is logged onto
the Internet, and from in the browser (Internet Explorer or
Netscape) you can access the web page, enter your login name and
password, and receive your emails. In the case of Xtra,
the web address is www.xtramail.co.nz
If you are with a different Internet Provider, then contact them
for more details.
too long to log on to the Internet
default settings are not necessary, but get set by Windows, and tend to slow down the login
procedure. You can check and change these as follows: Double
Click "My Computer", double click "Dial-Up
Networking", Right click on the Icon which dials the
Internet, choose "Properties", click "Server
Types" and then check that "Log on to Network",
"NetBEUI" and "IPX/SPX Compatible" are all
not ticked. These options are not used for Internet dial-up
to avoid getting a Virus in your email (Outlook and Outlook
viruses come as an attached file in your email. You have to open
the email, and then the attachment may do the damage before you
know about it. The best way is to turn the Viewing Pane off, so
that mail does not open automatically, and when you receive an
email that you are suspicious of, and not sure who it is from or
where it has come from, Right Click on it, and view
the properties. You can then view the details, see who it is
from etc, without opening it and infecting your computer.
Internet Explorer for disconnecting from the Internet.
feature exists that allows your PC to automatically disconnect
from the Internet if you stop using it for a set amount of time.
This can be aborted at the time, if you want to stay connected,
but is a good safeguard. You can also set it to disconnect as
soon as you close Internet Explorer. Follow these steps: Open Control
Panel, Internet Options,
Click on Connections tab, Settings,
Advanced. In this dialogue
box, there are several options, but the ones we cover here are:
if Idle x minutes - Click here and
enter an amount of minutes to pop up a disconnect box when
the timer detects inactivity.
when connection may no longer be needed
- Click here if you want to be prompted with the
disconnect box when you close Internet Explorer.
you have made the desired changes, Click OK
to accept and close each box.
|NZ Sites of interest
||Good site for maps. http://www.wises.co.nz
Interesting NZ Census results. http://www.stats.govt.nz/
|Useful file for Web developers
||This file is a nice little animated gif, with the
word "New". A good little trick for web developers. It
is from Microsoft, so full credit to them please. Download
|Data keeps transferring over your modem, when you
aren't doing anything.
||One thing that can cause this is having Windows XP
Auto-Update active. This can cause continuous downloading of
data, and even drop connections if you try to download something
at the same time. Turn it off with the following steps: Control
Panel | System | Automatic
Updates | Click to turn off "Keeping
computer up to date..."
|IE7 Opens Word or Excel documents in application rather than in Browser Window..
||Not sure what makes this happen on some computers, but is changed as follows.My Computer | Tools | Folder Options |File Types | Browse to the file extensions, eg .DOC and .XLS. Click Advanced And tick in the box "Browse in same window"
|favicon does not work in IE sometimes.
||This can be very frustrating. Many people find that the favicon works in firefox and not IE. You search the internet, and people write stuff like, delete your history, refresh your browser, reboot your PC etc etc. None of this makes any difference, and what use is it anyway, after all, do you really think all your customers are going to do that ? I finally found the answer. Yes, how to make IE recognise the favicon. Firstly, you may have already read stuff about making the icon (16 x 16 etc). I am not covering that here, as plenty have written about it.
The key problem is the original IE favicon has been cached on your PC, and refresh does not download it again. The solution is to change the name of your favicon, eg faviconctas.ico and change the html code to use that name. Ie href="faviconctas.ico" (see this page for real example), then upload both to the web site, and simply close and reopen the browser. Wait a few seconds, and it will download the new favicon file, and presto.
|Need a good system for alerts, reminders, retaining customers ?
||Are you a small business looking to attract customers back on a recurring basis or a large business requiring automated notifications, reminders and appointments, then AlertManager is the cost effective solution for you. AlertManager has been designed to provide a flexible, effective reminder system, for business or home use. It is free to join, or we have fixed rate plans if you prefer to operate with regular costs. SMS txt is 25c/txt on the PayPerAlert Plan but on some Prepay Plans can work out as low as 10c/txt. Other options such as txtmail, email, calendar are all free.
|Sierra Wireless USB TStick not working.
||This problem can happen if you have had a previous Sierra Wireless device, or your computer had trouble when first installing. You plug in the device, and the computer recognises a port, but the Watcher does not run. When you try to run it manually ( C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless inc\TRU-Install\TRU-Installer.exe ) it says there is no USB device, but there is. In the same directory as the exe, there is a TRU-Install.cpl file. If you run that, it asks you if you want to go into Installer mode. Select OK, and then run the exe again, and follow the prompts. This will solve this problem.