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Issue 34

--- THE NEWBIE CLUB INSIDER Issue 34 June 16, 2001

Written by Tom Glander,
and Joe Robson,

You receive the INSIDER as a benefit of membership in
The Newbie Club. Your membership details are at the end 
of this newsletter. 

All replies go straight into cyberspace and will not be read!
Use the email addresses given in this newsletter!"


Buy One - Get The Other One Free!

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<< MENU >>

==> 1. Tom's Thoughts ... "California Dreamin' "
==> 2. Tutorial ... "Protect yourself -- Nobody Else Will"
==> 3. Joe's Place ... "I'll Ring You Back"
==> 4. Tutorial ... "Understanding Hosting"
==> 5. Linda's Office ... "Getting Snazzy with Word"
==> 6. NEW!! Tutorials by Newbies!! You can do it, too!
==> 7. Administration ... "Stuff at the bottom"


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==> 1. --- Tom's Thoughts ... California Dreamin'

Hello %name%,

Another week gone by ... and my brain is bursting with amazing
thoughts of that Golden land I grew up in. Why I'm in Michigan
is a story that would take too much space and time to tell. Of
course the "Golden land" is California.

Just got an email from a wonderful lady who owns a nice ocean
ranch in California. It's for sale soon. And of course I
want it! Imagine having your own private beach. And a river
that runs into the sea. I know what this looks like - I used
to live there, and put up with the smog and traffic. Could 
never get past the raw beauty of the place, though. 

Do you ever get homesick? Ever have nostalgic thoughts sweep
over you like those ocean waves? I'll bet you do when you let
yourself relax and think back...

Conversations with veterans around Memorial Day always cause
me a certain amount of psychic disturbance. I'm no Vet, but I
can somehow feel the pain, and the pride. I am a father, and 
know what it's like to be proud of my young ones. And I know
the pain of living through their not-so-perfect choices at

Which brings up Father's Day. I hope you'll do something
wonderful for your Father if he's living. Or something for
a son or son-in-law who may be a father. Just a note will do,
especially if you haven't communicated in a long time. Life is
too short and fragile not to let bygones be bygones, and to

Okay, I'm getting a little funny around the edges. And I'm 
through. Let's get on to the meat of the matter and see what's
cooking this week!

The Web is your oyster ... learn to use it well for that info
you're looking for ... or to stay in touch ... or to reach out
and grab somebody by the scruff of the neck and just say HI!

(That part of the Net is still in the research and development

"And that's all I have to say about that."

Take care,



Geek-Speak Buster: "Bookmark"

Using a browser, a bookmark is a saved link to a 
Web page that has been added to a list of saved 
links. When you are looking at a particular Web 
site or home page and want to be able to quickly 
get back to it later, you can create a bookmark 
for it. You can think of your browser as a book 
full of Web pages and a few well-placed bookmarks
that you have chosen. The list that contains your 
bookmarks is the "bookmark list". 

Netscape and some other browsers use the bookmark 
idea. Microsoft's Internet Explorer uses the term
"favorite." Bookmarks are an excellent way for you
to organize your own web into a meaningful mass
rather than a great endless info dump.


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==> 2. Tutorial: Protect Yourself -- Nobody Else Will

With all the email viruses that are spread on a daily basis,
there's got to be some way to protect yourself. Some kind of
filtering mechanism that strains these things out of the
ether ... and keeps them at bay.

But of course there's not really such a device. So what do you
use? A good anti-virus program? A lot of people don't use
anything at all. Until they're suddenly and rudely awakened
to the fact that THEY'VE been spreading a virus, and by then,
it's too late!

If you're guilty of going without protection, stop by and have
your system examined ... McAfee has a clinic based program that
will scan your computer online ... learn more with a click
AOL users, 
<a href="">click here</a>.

Viruses are spread primarily by file attachment. They ride in
on the wings of messages and invite you to click them. There's
a powerful psychological force called curiosity that may cause
you to do what you know you shouldn't. 

Then there are worms, trojans, and other critters you should be
aware of. 

Learn more here ==> and 
AOL users, you can 
<a href="">click here</a>.

Nobody will force you to take care of your computer. Nobody
will pass a law stating you have to insall an anti-virus gizmo
on your computer. But just wait till you catch one! (I hope
that doesn't happen.)

Finally, if you're somewhat technically minded, and want to 
read about how easy it is for nothing more than the whim of a
13-year old hacker to take a server right off the Internet, 
or deny access to a web site, read Steve Gibson's documented
denial of service attack on his site. The URL is
right here==>

AOL users, 
<a href="">click here</a>.

Finally, there's no substitute for a firewall if your 
computer is connected by cable modem or DSL. Learn more
about the firewall, and why you should think seriously about
having one installed. The article is short and easy to read.
Read it here==>
AOL users,
<a href="">click here</a>.

Go do the safe thing!


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==> 3. Joe's Place ... "Break Time"

Hi there %name%, I hope you're well.


Hey, this is Tom. Joe isn't in right now. Please leave a
message and he'll get right back to you. 

Seriously, Joe's fine. He's just focused on a rather
remarkable project that requires his complete and total
attention, so he's taking the day off. He'll be back next
week with his regularly scheduled column.

Not to worry, the British invasion is over. The tea is in
the sea, and bygones are bygones. (In case you didn't know
it, Joe Robson is my thoroughly British partner, who makes
his home in the U.K. Read more about Joe and myself on the
"About" page here==> ... along with
photos and a little something about Jann Gentry, too! She's
our customer service big shot... :-)

AOL users,
<a href="">click here</a> for About page info.

Joe will return from his tea soon. Really. Trust me.

Until next week!


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Some Zip programs are frustratingly confusing to use. But it's
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'Unzip Wizard' is so simple it's impossible to go wrong. That's
because it's specifically designed with Newbies in mind. And
The Newbie Club has arranged a special discount for you at this
page. So now you can save AND unzip without embarrassment! 

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This is a stunner!


---------------- "MAGIC!" ----------------

Many people believe their magic mouse is the be-and-end-all of
modern technology. Click this, click that, right click, left
click, double click, somersault and middle click - magic! And
who can blame them? After all they've never been shown a better
way! But the savvy one's learn all about those mysterious
keyboard keys, and their lives - and creativity - are
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==> 4. Tutorial: Understanding Hosting

You already know about web pages. You use them all the time.
And you probably know that those web pages have to live

They live on computer hard drives, just like the one you have
at home or in your office.

You're familiar with the hosting conept, even if you don't 
know you are. A host is someone or something that gives up
some space for others. Or provides a home for someone. You
could be a hosting family for International students. 

A web host is the same thing. It's a computer that gives up
hard drive space for web pages. It allows them to take up
residence, and sit there until your browser requests they
be displayed for you to see.

All kinds of rules and regulations surround the host, and
it has to meet them without exception. 

Hosting companies are simply one or 100 person organizations
that have computers called "servers" set aside for the
purpose of hosting web sites. And all companies pay for

Even "free hosting" costs money. Companies that offer that
kind of service make it up elsewhere. Through advertising
dollars, special deals with larger companies, etc. 

Anyway, web hosting is a neat business. You meet a lot of 
people on the web, and learn a lot. It's a fun, even rewarding
business to be in. We'd love to host your web site, should
you be looking for someone you can trust. 


Need a Trustworthy Web Host for your Web site? The Newbie Club
has exactly what you're looking for. With features and benefits
too numerous to list, we have options to choose from. So whether
you're a Newbie or a Pro you'll be blown away by what we have to
offer - and we talk in Newbie-Speak! It's all explained at...

AOL users, 
<a href="">click here</a> to visit.

==> 5. Linda's Office Corner: "Getting Snazzy"

Snazzing Up Word Documents the Fastest Way

My MS Word MAGIC!! ebook series teaches how to format all the 
parts of your Word document individually, but for those who have 
neither the time, patience, or desire to do this, there are some 
shortcuts to pre-formatted options. Here are a few to get you 

First, open a blank document in Word and add a paragraph or two
to work with. Then, go to the Format Menu and select "Theme". 
In here you will see all of the Themes installed in your
computer for programs like Word and FrontPage. In the box on 
the left is a list of all the themes and if you click on them
one at a time, you will see a sample in the box on the right. 
Also, below the list of themes, you will see three radio 
buttons that say Vivid Colors, Active Graphics, and Background
Image. Try turning these off and on and see how it effects the
sample in the box on the right. If you find one you like, you
can click on the button that says "Set Default" if you want to 
use this theme for all of your Word documents, or just click OK
to apply this theme to this document. 

Also, in this box, you will see a button that says "Style 
Gallery". Clicking on this will take you to a similar box which
shows the Styles included in your machine. Styles pertain more
to document types (Résumés, letters, etc.) as opposed to colors
and bullets, which is what Themes are all about. But you can
apply styles to your documents as well as themes.

Have fun experimenting in there. And, if you want to add even 
more themes, go to the Internet and search for "themes" and see
what you come up with. I find there are more themes on the
Internet for FrontPage than there are for Word, but I find all
the FrontPage themes work in Word as well.

And, don't forget that you don't need to start all your Word
documents on a blank sheet of paper. Try going to the File menu
and selecting New and check out all the Wizards in there that
will help you setup most any type of new document you want.

Hang in there!


And hey, visit me at
You'll be assured of a warm welcome.

AOL users,
<a href="">click here</a>.


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So you're not such a Newbie after all? Like to know what makes
Windows act the way it does? Then this ebook will give you a
quick, easy understanding of your PC's Brain. It's called 'The
Registry For Newbies' and you can read all about it here...

AOL users,
<a href="">click here</a>.

See Techie-Speak translated into Newbie-Speak by an expert!


==> 6. Tutorials by Newbies: You Can Do it Too!

This marks the first of what we hope are several installments
of real life how-to experiences of conquering your frustration
with your computer. It should be velly, velly intellesting...

This section is dedicated to you! Special thanks to Jerry Dodd for
suggesting this, and for providing the first tutorial. If you
have something you'd like to share, send it to Jerry. He'll 
collect them for us. We'll edit them for space and clarity, to
make YOU look good! Send your tutorials to:,"Newbie_Tips

And remember, we're all Newbies at something!


Just solved an annoying problem on my system and thought perhaps
your readers may be interested.

All of a sudden my system started checking the A: drive once the
Desktop had fully loaded. A very annoying problem to me and I 
figured my A: drive was getting upset at Windows also. I assumed
it was looking for a disk in the A: drive but I was not going
to accommodate Windows. What was the solution?

I clicked on Start - and scrolled up to Documents. I noticed a
file that I copied to a floppy disk for a friend was in the
document listing.

I then clicked on Start - Settings - Taskbar and Start Menu -
then clicked on the Advanced tab. Then clicked on the "CLEAR" 

This removed the listing of previous files.

Restarted my computer and no more annoying "checking A: drive".
Not only did I pat myself on the back but I'm sure I heard a
"Thank You" from the A: drive, too!


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If you didn't get a chance last week to look at Jann's web
site, now's the time to catch some rather gorgeous photos
and to sign her guestbook! 
AOL users, 
<a href="">click here</a>.

Jann will teach YOU to take wonderful photos with your digital
camera... go see how here==>
AOL users,
<a href="">click here</a>.

6. Administration

To make changes to your membership details, such as updating
your name or email address, or unsubscribing (huh?), visit your
membership management headquarters...

Click==> and check on
your details now! You should see your info listed as ...

Name: %name%
Address: %email%

You can cancel your membership, change your name, update your
email address and more.

Back issues of the INSIDER are found here...

... and we beg - sorry, encourage - you to forward this email to
someone you know. Just don't spam anyone with it!

The TNC INSIDER is a publication of The Newbie Club and is
owned by Roglan International LLC, whose partners are
Tom Glander and
Joe Robson

(C) 2001 The Newbie Club(TM) All Rights Reserved

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