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Issue 39


--- THE NEWBIE CLUB INSIDER Issue 39 July 19th 2001

Written by Tom Glander, mailto:tg@newbieclub.com
and Joe Robson, mailto:jr@newbieclub.com


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You receive the INSIDER as a benefit of membership in
The Newbie Club. Your membership details are at the end
of this newsletter.
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"DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL BY CLICKING YOUR REPLY BUTTON!
Your email will not be read. All emails that are sent by
clicking your Reply key will go to the cyber dump, where there
is weeping and gnashing of teeth. DON'T DO IT! Respond by
writing to Tom or Joe at their email addresses above. Thanks!

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<< MENU >>

==> 1. Tom's Thoughts ... "Thinking About School"
==> 2. Tutorial ... "Creating New Folders"
==> 3. Joe's Place ... "I Should Have Known Better"
==> 4. Tutorial ... "What Does 'Save to Disk' Really Mean"
==> 5. Linda's Office ... "How to Hide Your Documents"
==> 6. Administration ... "Stuff about your account"

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-------------------- Unsolicited Testimonial --------------

"Dear Tom and Joe,

I bought the First Website Builder a month ago, and while I
didn't finish my website in 2 days, I feel I have gained years of
experience in a very short time. I not only built my site, but I
did it with all the FREE programs that were listed in the books.
I had bought programs to attempt this feat, that don't even come
close to what I have now, and I don't think the way the
information is presented could have been any easier. One thing's
for sure .... I believe I got 10 times return on my investment.
Job well done!

Sincerely, John Burnette

Get your Free evaluation copy of this outstanding 4 Volume course
at http://newbieclub.com/builder


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==> 1. --- Tom's Thoughts ... "Thinking About School"
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Hello %name%,

Who thinks about school in the middle of July? My own kids do,
that's who. And I'll be yours might, too.

If you've got children or grandchildren who are getting ready
for school, you may want to check out some of the software
available at Publisher's Pipeline. A lot of learning products
there won't cost a thing if the instant rebate applies. See
what Paul is offering today:

http://newbieclub.com/pipeline.htm

My youngest daughter is busy with summer work in Monterey Bay,
California. She's the 15-year-old technical whiz-kid. Do you
have children or grandchildren who seem to make the computer
fly? I've watched Erika work with two email programs, and
three instant messaging services at the same time... flipping
between screens, typing like mad, then off to another screen.
It's really amazing to watch.

Communication is what it's all about. And finding information.
The Internet has brought the world together. The fact that you
are online is a wonderful testament to your own ability to
adapt to this new technology. (Okay, it's not new. The Internet
has been around for over a decade.)

Hey, one more thing. Quoting from a book I picked up at Borders
Books... from "Harley Hahn Teaches the Internet"... Harley
writes, "Finally, I want to mention the word NEWBIE. A newbie
is a person who is a newcomer to the Net, but the only people
who use this word are newbies, so, please, leave it out of your
vocabulary."

What do you think? I think we're elevating the word. Its a
cool thing to be new on the Net. NOT something you want to
leave out of your vocabulary, as Mr. Hahn writes.

Well, times do change, and since this book was written in 1999,
you can see how dated it is. A couple of years go by, and
EVERYTHING is different. So you're a Newbie. So am I. Let's
wear our Newbie T-Shirts proudly, shall we? At least we're not
dummies. (Hey, you're reading this newsletter, right? You've
proven you're smart!)

Until next time,

Tom

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Geek-Speak Busters:

1. "i-Cop"

Internet Cop. Someone who patrols the web, looking for
scamsters and rip-off artists. Such a site actually
exists for this very purpose, and you can visit them
here: http://i-cop.org
If you have something to report, that's the place to
do it. Together, we can make a difference on the Web!

2. "Worm"

A type of Internet nasty that can get in your computer
and annoy you to death. Or to what feels like death
warmed over. Really, they're no good for anything at
all. If you want to educate yourself more about these
non-garden variety creatures, just visit this page:
http://newbieclub.com/worms.php
Hope you dig it!

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------ NEWBIES CAN'T BUILD A WEBSITE? - RUBBISH!

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people, to create a stunning 4 volume collection that blows away
the myths forever. Now you can create, write, design, automate,
upload and promote your very own individual Website in 2 days or
less. All with FREE programs, pictures and graphics. See for
yourself and prepare yourself for a revelation. WOW what a
blockbuster! Visit http://newbieclub.com/builder for your FREE
TRIAL.



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==> 2. Tutorial: "How to Find Files and Folders"
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This question comes 'round more than any other here at TNC
headquarters. "How do I find the file I downloaded?" You can
find anything on your computer using the Find function.

Click Start > Find > Files or Folders. You'll see the "Find:
All Files" dialog box. (Dialog box is another name for the
little window you see.)

In this box are three lines:

1. Named:
2. Containing text:
3. Look in:

Just type the name of the file you are looking for in line
number one. If you don't know the file's name, well, that makes
things rather difficult!

In the "Look in:" line, be SURE you select the location you
want to search. I recommend you choose your (C:) drive. Then,
when ready, click the "Find Now" button. A lower window pane
will open, and you'll see the magnifying glass animate itself.

You can try using various file extensions with this search,
just to try it. In the "Named:" line, type the following:

*.txt

That's asterisk dot tee ex tee. (Read it out loud. Sounds good,
doesn't it?) The asterisk is a "wild card" that means search
for anything that ends with .txt. You'll find a LOT of files
on your computer! You can also try...

*.exe for executable files (programs and applications)
*.jpg for graphics files (photographs, etc.)
*.gif for more graphics (generally non-photographs)
*.zip for zipped files (compressed with a zipping program)

That should give you a feel for things. If you want to see
some common file extensions, and learn a bit more about how
these work on your computer, visit this page:
http://newbieclub.com/files

My whole purpose in life is to help you get more comfortable
with your computer. I don't want you to be intimidated by it.
And all the poking around you can do is GREAT! Just don't
poke it in the eye. (Throwing a brick through the monitor is
not a good idea ... this would be a major eye poke!) And by
the way, "monitor" is a techie-term. Sorry. I should have
said, "computer screen". :-) I think you know what I mean!

Search for stuff on your computer. Click the Date and Advanced
tabs on the Find dialog box. A lot of this stuff is pretty
basic, common sense stuff. Click around. Have FUN!



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------------- "Yet Another Happy Bunny ..."

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Greg (Email address with held for privacy reasons.)

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==> 3. Joe's Place . "I Should Have Known Better"
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Hi %name%,

You know, when I first went into Direct Marketing, I believed all
the hype about how anyone could make a fortune in Direct Mail,
just by working a few hours a week. So I bought a book on the
subject and looked forward to earning a healthy income...

I should have known better.

But I persevered and studied the subject every spare moment I
had. And money began trickling in. Eventually I started making
serious money, and thought I'd finally 'cracked it'. Now I could
start relaxing and taking time out to enjoy my 'success'...

I should have known better.

Then I was told that to be really successful, I had to keep
learning all the time. I had to constantly look for better ideas.
I had to study the masters of the craft. I had to keep my
ear to the ground, my shoulder to the wheel, and success would
automatically follow. So I did...

I should have known better...

I bought dozens of self-help books. Well known successful people
revealed their innermost 'secrets of success' to me, and I was
motivated to thinking that "If I believe, I will succeed". So I
wrote down my goals, my dreams, and my desires. I repeated them
to myself everyday until they became indelibly imprinted into my
subconscious. "Now I *will* succeed" I was told ...

I should have known better.

As an off line Copywriter I went on to write Ads and Sales
Letters that delighted my clients and increased their sales. Now
I could take things easy, stop chasing new accounts and let my
hard-earned reputation do the work for me ...

I should have known better.

Because, even though all the things I did were needed to become
successful, the one VITAL ingredient to sustain that success was
hardly ever mentioned ...

Hard work, persistence, and PASSION!

Then I 'discovered' the Internet! I laboriously studied the
successful marketers, analyzed their methods, experienced the
pain of coming to terms with my computer, and put up a Website.
There's 50 million Internet users out there - and a fortune to be
*easily* made with hardly any effort at all, I was told ...

I should have known better.

Success did eventually come - whatever success really means - and
several Websites later I *bumped* into Tom Glander. Millions of
new computer buyers are logging on to the Internet every year,
and
they ALL need help to conquer their beast of a PC. So we decided
to build The Newbie Club ...

But this time I knew better!

We spent 6 months researching, holding surveys and asking
questions. We spent weeks looking at how other 'Newbie' sites
were failing. And agreed that success would not come easy. There
would be no 'instant' millions, and once success began to happen,
we would have to keep working, learning and taking risks.

So we built a unique Website that speaks to Newbies at their own
level. A Website that offers them FREE information written in a
language that anyone can understand. A Website that talks *to*
them, not *at* them. A Website so different to the other Newbie
Websites, it's reputation would grow to such an extent that
people would buy our personally produced products and services -
and actually THANK US for making them available ...

Most people would say that The Newbie Club is a resounding
success. And I'd agree with them. But to stay in front you
have to keep on working on new ideas, learn new methods, and burn
the midnight oil. Otherwise you stagnate - and eventually die.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, and there's no such thing
as something for nothing. You have to work hard to succeed at
anything - being a good parent, a reliable employee, building a
business, or learning new technology. The easy money promises on
the Internet are mostly lies, and the success stories you read
about are mostly hype. But those who *are* successful will tell
you that it didn't come easy, even though - like me - many of
them probably believed at one time that *instant* Internet
success was possible ...

But now they know better!

And I hope you do too.

Keep smilin' %name%

Joe.

PS. One of the 'risks' I mentioned was The Newbie Club Clinic at
http://newbieclub.com/clinic Yet now it's being talked about all
over the Web and it's an overwhelming success. Why? Because it's
the only place on the Internet where full time professionals give
solutions to any PC technical problem you can think of... for
just 8 cents a day! But it took 4 passionate people, 3 months to
make it possible. And I'm eternally grateful to every single one
of them.

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------ Don't be Shy - Unzip with Confidence!

Some Zip programs are frustratingly confusing to use. But it's
essential to have one if you're downloading stuff from the Net.
'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!
http://newbieclub.com/wizard

This is a stunner!


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-------------- "MYTH BUSTER!" ---------------

Think your mouse is the best way to navigate your PC? Then what
are all those mysterious keys on you keyboard? Learning to use
them will absolutely TRANSFORM your PC experience - and your
creativity. Your keyboard was designed to achieve more than
your mouse could ever even hope to attempt. Yet most people are
never shown HOW! Keyboard MAGIC! by The Newbie Club blows away
the Myths for ever -and opens up a world you never knew existed!
What an eye-opener! http://newbieclub.com/keyboard/



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==> 4. Tutorial: "What does 'Save to Disk' Really Mean?
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Here's another strange computer-ese problem. You're about
to download a file from a web site. You see a dialog box
(window) appear with a couple of options:

1. Open from current location.
2. Save to disk.

What do you do? Open from current location, right? Sounds
reasonable. The file is at its current location, so open it.

Not so fast!

If you want to download the file to your computer at home or
work or wherever you are, then you'll want to use the option
that's selected by default... the one that's checked off to
begin with. "Save to disk".

Disk doesn't always mean "floppy disk". What it really means
is that you will save the file to a disk. Most likely this
will be, and should be, your hard drive. Otherwise known as
your (C:) drive. Though it could be your (D:) drive, or any
other letter drive as long as it's not your A:, B:, or the
drive you associated with your CD player.

Nope. You can't download to a CD! But you can burn a CD. That
is, copy programs and stuff onto a CD, which is called
"burning" a CD.

So, next time you get ready to download, just leave the "Save
to disk" option checked off. (Technically, since the selector
is a "radio button" it can't be checked. It is selected.) And
why is it called a radio button? Because it's round, and it's
kind of like those old radios that had the buttons you could
punch in, only one at a time. These computer radio buttons
can only be selected one at a time, which is different from
a check box, which allows multiple simultaneous selections.

Okay, I see your eyes starting to roll back in your head. So
let's dismiss this class! Just "Save to disk" then copy to
a floppy or some other larger storage device later, AFTER
you've downloaded.

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--------- Another Unsolicited Testimonial.

"Tom, I've yet to find a hosting vendor as responsive and
customer-focused as Newbieclub Hosting. To top it off, the extra
goodies you includes in EVERY package are mind-blowing. Why?
Cause, I reviewed and compared your features to about 10 leading
and recognized hosts and Newbieclub Hosting beat every one hands
down. Again, Kudos to your benefit-dripping service and your
uncompromising customer service."

Barry Goss www.recruitingwisdom.com Virginia Beach, Virginia

He's right. Newbie Club Hosting packages are absolutely awesome
- and extremely affordable http://newbieclub.com/hosting


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==> 5. Linda's Office Corner: "How to Hide Your Documents"
=================================================

Do you have Word documents in your computer that you don't want
other family members or fellow employees changing or even
viewing? Make them READ ONLY. To see how this is done, just
click on over to... http://newbieclub.com/officetips and
"read only". It's the top tip on the page!

Tutorial by MS Office expert Linda Johnson
http://personal-computer-tutor.com
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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...
http://newbieclub.com/rfncopy/

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



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-------- FREE Newbie Club Courses - by email.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Just send a blank email for the course you need. It's delivered
every few days to your desktop - automatically!

AOL users, copy and paste the links below into the TO: line of
your email and click Send. You'll get the info back immediately.

DO NOT put these into the BODY of your message and send them...
or you won't get any information back!

First Website Builder 5 part course: builder@newbieclub.com
mailto:freetrial@newbieclub.com

Backing up your stuff: backup@newbieclub.com
mailto:backup@newbieclub.com

Organize your files: organize@newbieclub.com
mailto:organize@newbieclub.com

Finding files: findfiles@newbieclub.com
mailto:findfiles@newbieclub.com

Take the load off your PC: msconfig@newbieclub.com
mailto:msconfig@newbieclub.com

See how easy it is to get info to people? Get your own FREE
autoresponders at http://newbieclub.com/responder.php


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Got your FREE exclusive Newbie Club eBooks yet?
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"Guide To The Internet - An Overview" features the combined
advice of 18 of the Internet's most successful marketers.

"Scientific Advertising On The Internet" contains the world
famous Claude C. Hopkins' Classic, (currently being sold at
Amazon for $11.96) plus observations and Copywriting Tutorials
by Newbie Club co-founder Joe Robson, who is also co-author of
the blockbuster "Make Your Words Sell" with Ken Evoy. Details
at http://myws.sitesell.com/webcopy.html

Get both Newbie Club books FREE from The Newbie Club Academy at
http://newbieclub.com/academy/

And don't forget , you can get your own Fully Customizable
Guestbook for your site absolutely FREE. This Newbie Club
creation is so packed with too many features to list here. And
it's an absolute dream to install - no experience needed!
http://newbieclub.com/gbook


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6. Administration
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Subscription details:

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

Click==> http://newbieclub.com/membership.php 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...
http://newbieclub.com/issues

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

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The TNC INSIDER is a publication of The Newbie Club and is
owned by Roglan International LLC, whose partners are
Tom Glander mailto:tg@newbieclub.com and
Joe Robson mailto:jr@newbieclub.com.
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(C) 2001 The Newbie Club(TM) All Rights Reserved
Computer problems are solved daily at the Newbie Club Clinic.
If you haven't checked in for a visit, you owe it to you and your
computer's health. For 8 cents a day, it's excellent insurance.
http://newbieclub.com/clinic <==Visit Now!



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