Links


Well, this series has been going now for 36 issues!  Since I receive emails from folks asking about information that appeared previously, this will be a SUMMARY of the previous 12 columns! I’ll do this every 12 issues or so.
(Remember you can always search the Archives for information that is in ALL the previous issues – Bali PC Advisor and other Bali Advertiser article Archives now ONLINE: http://baliadvertiser.biz/articles/index.html.)
Column  Topics
– Latest ‘Gadgets’ & Accessories 3 & 6 mega-pixel cameras; digital movie cameras; portable music players; DVD writers; the latest 17” flat-panel monitor AND TV – all in one!
– Portable computing in Bali – real life information from someone who is doing this NOW in Bali
– SCAMS, SPAMS, RIP OFFS, and SWINDLES – internet and other SCAMS, hoaxes, and ways folks try to steal your money & time
– Humidity & Heat in Bali – things YOU can do to protect your hardware and your files
– Troubleshooting computer problems – things to do BEFORE disaster strikes and things to do after
– Software upgrade – what upgrades are worth the effort
– Hardware upgrades – when to add a new component vs. purchasing a complete new PC
– How to protect your computer from theft, viruses and more – adding password protection to your files & virus protection MUSTS!
– READY REFERENCE – web sites
– Downloading a book to read www.ibiblio.org/gutenberg/cgi-bin/sdb/t9.cgi/
– Making an international call www.embassyworld.com/directories/global_telephone.html
– Finding out how much it cost to mail a letter or package ircalc.usps.gov/
– Figuring out foreign postal addresses www.columbia.edu/kermit/postal.html
– Looking up health hoaxes www.cdc.gov/hoax_rumors.htm
– Researching public information available on the internet www.searchsystems.net
– SMARTER SHOPPING – web sites
– Finding the BEST product (what did others who have used it think) www.consumerreview.com/
– Getting it at the best price www.pricescan.com
– Tracking it’s delivery www.packtrack.com/
– Finding out if it’s being recalled www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
– MIND YOUR MONEY – web sites
– Checking the latest stock price finance.lycos.com/qc/default.aspx
– Estimating your US taxes www.turbotax.com/calculators/
– Determining what your next house payment will be www.smartmoney.com/home/buying/index.cfm?story=mortgage
– Seeing if you won the lottery lottery.yahoo.com/
– TRAVEL WITH LESS HASSLE – web sites
– Checking the latest arrival and departure times www.flightarrivals.com/
– Making sure your baggage isn’t over weight www.onetravel.com/ click on “Rules of the Air”
– Getting weather reports world-wide www.w3.weather.com/common/welcomepage/world.html
– Seeing what shots you’ll need www.cdc.gov/travel/
– Learning what visa requirements the country you want to visit has www.travisa.com/visa1b.htm

Other LINKS Mentioned:
(Note: type all listed web address EXACTLY as listed, yes upper and lower case is important)
www.pcguide.com/ – very helpful site
www.pchell.com/tensteps/step2.html  – step-by-step on how to make an emergency boot disk
www.insight-concepts.com/products/cloak/ – Cloak7.0 password program
www.fraudbureau.com/articles/consumer.html – check on frauds
hoaxbusters.ciac.org/  & www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html  – Hoaxes

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