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Reid Goldsborough, January 2005
Saving Data Online »

I’m a compulsive saver. I save backup copies of all important computer documents I’m working on, and backups of my backups. As I’m working, I frequently hit the Ctrl-S keys to save my current document to the hard disk. Somewhat less frequently, I periodically save a backup copy to a floppy disk, provided the file …

Reid Goldsborough, December 2004
Prevent Spam Filters from Blocking Legitimate Email »

There’s no question about it: Spam is a scourge. This ever-increasing torrent of unsolicited commercial mass email saps productivity and, for some, threatens the very viability of email. The battle against spam, unfortunately, is creating problems of its own; sometimes people are unable to send legitimate email, and other times they’re unable to receive it. …

Reid Goldsborough, November 2004
Making Sense of Optical Storage »

Computer manufacturers have always loved their acronyms, and this has never been so evident as in the world of computer optical storage. It’s an alphabet soup: DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-R, and CD-ROM. It sometimes makes you feel you need a Ph.D. to make sense of it all. While computer hard and …

Reid Goldsborough, October 2004
Stop Web Plagiarists from Stealing Your Content »

How do you find out whether people are lifting content from your site and using it at theirs? You can search for unique strings of text from your site via a Web search service such as Google to uncover other sites with the same content. You can buy a pricey infringement-detection program or hire a …

Reid Goldsborough, September 2004
Creating Web Sites for Web Surfers »

If you build it, will they come? This is one of the fundamental questions you have to confront when you’re creating a Web site, whether you’re a publisher or a Web professional. One of the fundamental ways to ensure that people do come, and return, is to make the content of your site as appealing …

Reid Goldsborough, August 2004
Savvy Computing
Preventing Catastrophes from Data Loss »

What’s the worst thing that can happen to your computer? Worse than a hard disk crash, virus infection, spam assault, denial-of-service attack, hacker takeover, fire, flood, or other human, mechanical, or natural disaster is a faulty backup when you really need it. If the computer blows up, you can recover if and only if your …

Reid Goldsborough, July 2004
How to Find the Right Web Host »

If you’re in business and online, it’s likely that at some point you’ll want to switch Web hosting companies or consider using one if you don’t already. The greatest benefit to using a Web host is the greater assurance that it will keep your site up. With redundant connections, backup power, and security safeguards, Web …

Reid Goldsborough, June 2004
When It Pays to Pay for Research »

There comes a time when one asks even of Yahoo, even of Google, Is this all? Yahoo and Google do an admirable job of categorizing the Internet and making its contents more accessible. But ultimately they’re search tools, not research tools. A great deal of information is not on the Internet, particularly thoroughly researched, carefully …

Reid Goldsborough, May 2004
In Search of Truth, on the Internet »

Is it true? There’s no more important question to ask yourself when you’re online. Truth telling has never been a requirement for providing information online. Standards for online accuracy, to a large extent, don’t exist. As a general rule, the real-time communication that takes place in instant messaging sessions and chat rooms is the least …

Reid Goldsborough, April 2004
Defend Yourself Against Your Mouse »

Despite the promise of voice recognition and the allure of HAL, the talking (and listening) computer from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the vast majority of us still peck at a keyboard and push around a mouse to get our computers to do what we want. Voice recognition, except for those unable to use …

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