Tech Tips


How to Build a Personlized Homepage

by Barbara J. Feldman December 1, 2008

If you’ve never created a personalized homepage, or custom start-up page for your browser, there are a lot to choose from. My personal favorite is iGoogle but Pageflakes looks interesting too. A custom homepages is a place to gather all the news, feeds, email, gadgets, widgets and apps that are important to you, to give […]

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How to Own Your Email Address Forever

by Barbara J. Feldman February 13, 2008

If you are tired of changing your email address whenever your ISP changes, buying your own domain name is a simple way to assure that you can keep the same email address year after year. A domain costs about $8 to $18 per year, depending on where you buy it. Once you own your domain […]

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Locking a Domain Record

by Barbara J. Feldman March 8, 2005

Today’s tip is for anyone who owns a domain name. Because of an ICANN (Internet Corporation on Assigned Names and Numbers) policy change implemented late last year, it is possible to lose control of a domain if you fail to respond to an email transfer request. Since email has become bogged down with spam and […]

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Writing URLs

by Barbara J. Feldman June 11, 2004

When writing about your website, should you include the “http://” in your URL? Here’s a rule of thumb. For offline use, such as business cards and envelopes, drop the “http://” prefix. But for anything electronic, such as word processing documents or e-mail messages, always include the “http://” because in many applications it makes your link […]

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Long URLs

by Barbara J. Feldman July 8, 2002

If your Web site is on a free server (such as space provided by your Internet service provider or Yahoo! Geocities) you might suffer from long URL syndrome. You know what I mean. Long Web site addresses that look like http://yourinternetserviceprovider/users/~yournamehere/mybestphotos are unwieldy, hard to remember, and difficult to click on in email messages because […]

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