Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data

Microsoft's small add-in tool for removing hidden data - at last a "solution" from the vendor! ddv

Download details: Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data: "Office 2003/XP Add-in: Remove Hidden Data
With this add-in you can permanently remove hidden data and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint files.
Overview

When you distribute an Office document electronically, the document might contain information that you do not want to share publicly, such as information you’ve designated as “hidden” or information that allows you to collaborate on writing and editing the document with others. "

Saturday, January 24, 2004

System Codes and Messages: Dell Dimension 4100 System Reference

Needed for home pc. ddv

System Codes and Messages: Dell Dimension 4100 System Reference

Friday, January 23, 2004

Gord's Recipe For A Faster, Better Behaved Windows 98

Summary of links and tweaks for Win98 (yes that was Win98!). Last update was 1/17/2004 - so current as of the most recent threatened end of support by Microsoft. ddv
Gord's Recipe For A Faster, Better Behaved Windows 98

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Computer Gripes

Computer Gripes: "web site is devoted to what stinks about computer products (hardware, software, web sites); specifically to the problems I've experienced in using them. It exists because the errors, bugs, poor documentation, and occasional stupidity in the field drives me nuts."

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

BookBrowse.com. Excerpts, reviews & more from the best current books.

BookBrowse.com. Excerpts, reviews & more from the best current books.

"Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is BookBrowse.com, started in 1997 by Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a substantial excerpt of each." Visitors to the site can browse titles by genre, read a list of the 2003 Favorite Books, examine reading guides for a host of titles, and view a list of recent books featured on the site. Another fun feature is the interview section, where users can peruse interview sessions with Isabel Allende, Harold Bloom, Geraldine Brooks, J.A. Jance, and 226 others. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive the free e-newsletter, which is sent out weekly throughout most of the year."

Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web

Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web: "Conducting Research Surveys via E-mail and the Web.
Summary:
Internet-based surveys, although still in their infancy, are becoming increasingly popular because they are believed to be faster, better, cheaper, and easier to conduct than surveys using more-traditional telephone or mail methods. Based on evidence in the literature and real-life case studies, this book examines the validity of those claims. The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using e-mail and the Web to conduct research surveys, and also offer practical suggestions for designing and implementing Internet surveys most effectively. "

Saturday, January 03, 2004

God and Science

Interesting volume - still not sure about the background of the author, but the book seems to have interesting chapters on the life of Paul Tillich (Lutheran) and Charles Darwin. The Introduction provides a perspective looking back to the first edition of the book (1986). ddv

God and Science

Links to Freeware

This first site is a classic with ratings and descriptions. But all of the links are to Freeware Linking sites, not necessarily freeware. ddv
Links to Freeware

The second site is part of a community of sites with plenty of "free" link information sources. ddv
Dubber's Freeware Link Empire

Friday, January 02, 2004

Procrastination Research Group Home Page

What can you say about doing research on procrastination? I'm surprised the researchers actually got around to setting up the website! But there are some interesting links to computers, the web, and college students. ddv

Procrastination Research Group Home Page