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The Naked PC - http://www.TheNakedPC.com What You Need to Know about All Things PC Publisher: Lee Hudspeth and T.J. Lee Editor in Chief: Dan Butler Contributing Editor: Al Gordon This issue is for Thursday, May 17, 2001 - Vol. 4 No. 10 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Table of Contents ** 01. Letter from the Publisher ** 02. Email Fraud and Common Sense (by T.J. Lee) ** 03. Broadband Once Again (by Dan Butler) ** 04. High-speed Internet Connection: What To Do When Yours Goes Down - Part 3 (by Lee Hudspeth) ** 05. Al's Ongoing Office eXPerience (by Al Gordon) ** 06. Burning Your Own CDs (by Al Gordon) ** 07. Featured Book - "Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative" by Edward Tufte ** 08. Featured Product - ParseRat from Guy Software (reviewed by Lee Hudspeth) ** 09. Featured FAQ - CD Burning ** 10. For Recent Subscribers to The Naked PC ** 11. Newsworthy - a potpourri of current events and interesting stuff ** 12. We Get Mail ** 01. Letter from the Publisher Welcome to (cough!) another (wheeze!) exciting episode of The Naked PC (hack!). Sorry, it's Jim's turn to write the Letter and he's come down hard with a virus that his son brought home from school. Speaking of viruses, Jim received something in his email the other day that while not a virus is much more dangerous to those not on guard against email bunco scams. Al checks in with his first impressions of Office XP (which he'll be updating in future issues) and reviews the leading contenders for the crown of Best CD-ROM Burning Software. Dan has some words of advice for anyone who has been the victim of phone or connection infrastructure outages: watch out for bird and wasp nests, and an update on his "Inside Secrets of Finding the Best Internet Service" cassette tape. Lee provides his analysis of the high-speed Internet connection survey you folks so kindly filled out a few issues back. A word of caution to TNPCers: phone bill scams never cease. Lee's business line was again the target of some unapproved charges on a recent phone bill (collect calls from out of state that he never received). Back in TNPC #3.01 Lee wrote in detail about phone bill scams, slams, and crams. His advice is still good today, "Review your monthly phone bills carefully, and take prompt action when you think you've been defrauded." http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?lee1 The Naked PC Company Store has been updated. We would like to thank all of you who commented on our new store design and shopping cart software. Those of you who have purchased our book on CD-ROM will be glad to know that the new software makes it easier to enter coupon numbers so you can receive your discounts on other products. http://www.TheNakedPCStore.com Speaking of products, as many of you know, the huge demand for our Back Issues CD took us by surprise but the second pressing of that CD has arrived and we've caught up on all outstanding orders. Reader support is what keeps The Naked PC free, so PLEASE help us and pass a copy on to co-workers and friends (no spam please!) and remember to always say "I saw it in The Naked PC!" http://www.TheNakedPC.com/refer/ So now you know. +++------------------------- sponsor -------------------------+++ "The Book That Should Have Come with Your Computer" Get this electronic book today and get the upper hand on your computer. Written by T.J. 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The other day I received a message that started like this: "Dear Sir, I have been instructed by my colleagues to look for partners who can assist us execute an urgent business transaction involving huge profits and international cooperation." It went on to try to set the hook thusly: "We need a foreign partner who can assist us with the transaction involving US$27.350.000.00, which has been set-aside in an escrow account. We have resolved that a negotiable percentage will be your commission for participating in this transaction on our behalf and any other assistance you may give in this deal." Welcome to the Internet variation of the 40-year old bunco scam called "The Nigerian Letter." The gist of the rip-off is that a huge, and I mean huge, amount of money is setting somewhere offshore in an escrow account and you can earn a percentage by helping the honest owners of this money get it into a bank account in your country. In the case of the letter I received the difficultly the owners of the money ran into was that they were "civil servants and as such, it is not possible for any of us to operate a foreign account." I have to tell you that receiving this spam message floored me. This is a golden oldie of the bunco world right up there with classics like the "pigeon drop." But it woke me up to the fact that the guys in the black hats who only used to prowl the physical world are waking up and smelling the zeros and ones of the cyberworld. They're jumping on the Internet bandwagon and trolling for suckers using spam email. The crux of most scams depends on the victim staying focused on getting a huge amount of money. A 5% commission on twenty-seven million three hundred and fifty thousand dollars is a bit over one million three. This sets up the scenario where investing a few measly thousand to score a cool million seems trivial. And rest assured, something will come up requiring you to cough up some earnest money before you can collect your score. That this is a rip-off may seem obvious but keep in mind that if this scam and hundreds more like it weren't working they wouldn't be around. So remember that most multi-million-dollar deals don't depend on random emails to strangers. Also, most international businessmen don't work out of Yahoo! or Hotmail email accounts when transacting these mega-deals. And always keep the classic bit of wisdom in mind: if the deal seems too good to be true, it isn't. Let's be careful out there. You can reach T.J. Lee at: mailto:tj_lee@TheNakedPC.com ** 03. Broadband Once Again (by Dan Butler) The broadband issue continues to have many of you writing in about your experiences, good and bad. Robert E. from Houston, TX had almost the same experience I did with AT&T Broadband: trees. Still AT&T continues to send me advertisements for their service. I've received 12 at last count and that's after they tried to get it to work in my neighborhood and failed. I would like to try their service but they can't work through the leafy trees in my neighborhood. Then last week my main phone line quit working. While I have three incoming lines only one of them is set to ring for various technical reasons of my own. So we were without incoming phone service for several days. I must say it was a nice change not to have the phone ringing! When the phone company showed up the problem turned out to be -- a bird's nest on the line. You would think the birds would be content to build their nests in all the trees that have stumped AT&T's broadband service. The last time my phone line quit working it turned out to be -- wasps. A wasp nest built around the connection at the pole. Just goes to show that technology can be thwarted by the smallest things in nature. As mentioned last issue my cassette tape "Inside Secrets of Finding the Best Internet Service" is almost ready. Besides my own advice I have several interviews with those in the know and a list of resources ready. If you aren't already on the list to be notified when it's available send an email to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=ISP_Tape Any specific topics you want to see covered be sure to let me know. You can reach Dan Butler at: mailto:danbutler@TheNakedPC.com ** 04. High-speed Internet Connection: What To Do When Yours Goes Down - Part 3 (by Lee Hudspeth) In two prior issues I covered what you can do when your high- speed Internet connection goes down (see TNPC #4.06 and #4.07). In #4.07 I asked you to complete a survey and a whopping 607 of you kindly did just that (thanks much). In this article I cite the statistics that I found most interesting, and draw what conclusions I can based on this type of straw polling. Part 1: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?lee2 Part 2: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?lee3 The majority of you--meaning, the survey respondents--use cable (64%), followed by DSL subscribers (34%) and other (2%). At least two-thirds of cable/DSL subscribers have been using your current ISP for more than six months and there's no significant difference between the two modes on this dimension (75% cable, 65% DSL). Not surprisingly, since the survey was targeted at cable/DSL subscribers who presumably already have a functional connection, very few of you said that you cannot get cable/DSL at your current location (less than 3%). As a group I had expected some "mode switching" from cable to DSL or vice versa, but fewer than 4% of you report having switched. I am definitely NOT surprised by the high frequency of connectivity and email disruptions. 18% of cable subscribers and 20% of DSL subscribers report regular disruptions in your Internet connection ("regular" defined here as more than one downtime incident per month). 25% and 18% (cable and DSL) report regular email disruptions. It's a shame that connectivity and email infrastructure isn't yet as reliable as POTS (plain old telephone service) dial tone. On the flip side, a surprising number of you report never experiencing a connection being down: 14% and 26% (cable and DSL). 17% and 32% (cable and DSL) report never having lost email service. The cable ISPs fall far short of my expectation that a good high- speed ISP should offer free dial-up access: only 10% of cable subscribers have such access versus almost two-thirds (61%) for DSL subscribers. But for all those ISPs that do offer free dial- up, most of you have found that it works (84% cable, 96% DSL). Note: for the one-third of you who know that your ISP provides free dial-up but haven't tested it yet, you owe it to yourself to do so! There was no single ISP with a dominant share of this subscriber base. The ISP with the most customers in this group is AT&T@home at about 13%, that's out of a total of 150 different ISPs. If you're interested in how I quickly parsed 600+ formatted email messages--many with different length text-based responses to open-ended questions, into a structured database for analysis-- read this issue's Featured Product, ParseRat. You can reach Lee Hudspeth at: mailto:leehudspeth@TheNakedPC.com +++------------------------- sponsor -------------------------+++ STOP TELEMARKETERS COLD! As seen in the pages of The Naked PC newsletter, now you can get the Ultimate Anti-Telemarketer Device! Don't let your dinner get cold while you try to stop some telemarketer's sales pitch long enough to say NO! 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Instead they are combined in one box. -- Also, you can now edit a reminder and save the changes and keep the existing reminder schedule (over the years, I have gotten REALLY tired of those "your reminder time is in the past..." messages). -- The new Smart Tag (an embedded dialog) feature allows you to get control of cutting and pasting. When you paste text into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, a Smart Tag allows you to choose the formatting that will be applied. The lack of that has been especially annoying in pasting material into documents that you've copied from Web pages. -- And, at last, you can actually open more than open document at a time in Publisher. NEXT TIME: why the Task Pane doesn't work at startup. You can reach Al Gordon at: mailto:al@TheNakedPC.com +++------------------------- sponsor -------------------------+++ PHOTON MICRO-LIGHTS the Super POCKETFLASHLIGHT! Micro-Lights are the BRIGHTEST flashlights for their size in the WORLD. 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Easy CD Creator from Adaptec (which has now spun off the software unit as Roxio) which was, ahem, easiest to use but suffered from coasteritis, that is the tendency to hiccup during the creation process turning the CD into a disc only suitable as a coaster on the coffee table. Nero Burning ROM from Germany's Ahead software, which was nearly Bulletproof when it came to burning CDs, but had a very difficult interface making it very hard to use. Now both products are back with new versions and both are, I'm happy to say, REAL upgrades addressing many of shortcomings found in the previous versions. Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum $80 ($60 after a $20 rebate for upgraders): http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?al1 Easy CD retains its plethora of features, and now is much more reliable than previous versions. Not the least of the key features is better support for BURN-Proof, the Sanyo-developed technology that allows high-speed CD burners to resume recording after a temporary interruption in the flow of data from your PC. This is the fix for the dreaded "buffer underrun" (the buffer being a cache of data on your PC that is headed for the burner). Normally, buffer underrun makes for a guaranteed coaster. The problem with Easy CD 4 was that it was released when 4x burners were dominant and before BURN-Proof had been introduced. And while Adaptec/Roxio released numerous patches, the product never seemed to catch up. Now, Easy CD 5 checks for potential buffer problems and slows down the burn rate to avoid creating a useless coaster instead of a working CD. Also in the package is DirectCD packet writing software that allows you to use CD-RWs as super-floppies. I am not a huge fan of this, as it means running one more background application on your PC, but I bow to the inevitable: packet writing will be built into Windows XP. If you are a Windows 2000 user, be sure to download the 5.01 and 5.01s patches to Easy CD, which deal with a number of bugs in the initial release related to Windows 2000 installations. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?al4 Nero Burning ROM 5.5: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?al2 Nero's pricing is more complicated: $66 for a CD in a package (which includes CD labels and an applicator) and $50 for the download-only version. But MP3 encoding (included with the Easy CD product) is sold separately and costs $15 extra to download, or $30 to get it on a floppy disk. On the other hand, upgrades from Nero 5.0 are free and there are reduced prices for those upgrading from version 4.0. Get the download-only version here: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?al3 Nero has added a wizard interface that allows you to quickly set up plain vanilla burns about as easily as with Easy CD. The more complex options are now available by shutting off the wizard. It, too, has packet writing ("In-CD") and it has much improved its CD labeling software. In fact, the essence of the 5.5 package is the addition of most of the "extras" such as audio editing software and video CD support that long have been part of Roxio's Easy CD product. The bottom line of this year's products: Easy CD is still easier and Nero is still virtually coaster-free, but the gap between the two is down to nearly zero. Casual burners probably will want Easy CD while power users will like Nero, and intermediate users would be happy either way. It really is now a matter of personal taste and quirks. Here is what I mean. When you make an audio compilation CD (a/k/a a "greatest hits" collection), both products present you with essentially two Windows Explorer-like windows--one for your system and one for the CD to be burned. Easy CD will access the Internet to get the track names for your music CD and thus you have the song titles available to assist in making your compilation. Nero, on the other hand, simply lists "track 1" "track 2" etc. and doesn't get the Internet information until after you drag to the compilation Window. BUT, the music CD information must be converted to .wav format before it can be burned and Nero does this when you set up the compilation. Easy CD does it only when you start to burn. This means that you have to go back and reinsert all the CDs you used for the compilation whereas with Nero you only do that once. Hey, it's not much of a difference. But it is a difference. You can reach Al Gordon at: mailto:al@TheNakedPC.com ** 07. Featured Book - "Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative" by Edward Tufte This is the third in the visual information series from the master of information presentation himself, Edward Tufte. His first book, "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information," is the definitive work of presenting numeric information visually in the form of a chart or graph. As Jim says, "If you create charts in Excel or just sketch graphs on cocktail napkins you gotta have this book!" The second book, "Envisioning Information," is in the same vein but focuses on maps and cartography. His latest tome, "Visual Explanations," deals with dynamic data, meaning, information that changes over time. Tufte uses key historical events to illustrate his examples, making them very interesting. From insights that can be drawn from the 1854 Cholera Epidemic to how the Challenger disaster could (and should) have been predicted and therefore prevented, this is a fascinating book. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?fbook Recent TNPC Favorites "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" by Edward Tufte http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?fbook1 "How to Read a Book" by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?fbook2 "The Mythical Man-Month" by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?fbook3 ** 08. Featured Product - ParseRat from Guy Software (reviewed by Lee Hudspeth) A few weeks ago Dan and I were talking about the high-speed Internet connection survey and he suggested I try a tool he has been using for data parsing and analysis: ParseRat. I took Dan's advice and now I too really like this product. In a nutshell, ParseRat can organize (and re-organize), filter, or parse any conceivable type of input file into whatever output format you need. I found its help text especially easy to follow, which is important because with such a rich feature set you need to stay focused on the task at hand for your particular type of file. I was able to quickly install ParseRat, study the help file to get the lay of the land, play around with a five-record test database (before tackling the 607-record master), and familiarize myself with the tool's interface. For the survey I needed to tell ParseRat that I had a page image record structure and tell it to break to a new record with each occurrence of the unique string "TNPC #4.07 Survey Form" (this is called a "tag"). Next I needed to tell it that the tags aren't always on the same line per page because some of my form's free-form text input fields push other fields "down" the page. Next I defined each tag, for example, "Type of Internet connection :" and "Question 01. :" and so on. As you're doing all this you can easily scroll through and observe your input file's data structure, both by record and horizontally across each line/field. If you like your own tag strings as field names then you simply clear the default output settings, click a "Copy all input fields to output fields" button, and click Output (you can output field names as the first record, or not). ParseRat processed 600+ records in a blazing three seconds, so clearly it can accommodate both small and gargantuan databases. ParseRat has so many capabilities it would be best for you to check out the author's Web page for the details. Suffice it to say... input formats supported are fixed format, delimited, dBase, binary, EBCDIC, page image (and other multi-record blocks), HTML, XML, output from HTML form, and the clipboard. Data element conversion including (but not limited to!) date/time; various numeric formats; split/combine inputs; reassemble and reparse fields; analyze and parse human names, street address components; change case; Soundex; eliminate duplicate records; and add your own custom transformation plug- ins. The output options are just as diverse as the input and conversion features I've listed. This is a really useful tool, and from what I can see the developer has thought of everything! ParseRat comes in the form of a 30-day free trial, after which you can register for $49.95US (electronic delivery) or $59.95US (shipped media). http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?fprod +++-----------------------------------------------------------+++ WANT TO GET YOUR WORD OUT? Classified ads in The Naked PC can be yours for ridiculously low prices. 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For Recent Subscribers to The Naked PC The Naked PC has been adding nearly 1,000 new subscribers to our readership list every issue, so a lot of our current readers may not be aware of some of the articles that have appeared in past issues of our newsletter. Here is a quick recap of some all-time winners that you may find interesting if you missed them the first time around. *-* Low Tech Solutions for High Tech Problems (TNPC #1.11.02) A look at one some of the lowest tech solutions that can pay off with the highest increase in computer productivity. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?archive1 *-* Low Tech Solutions - For Whom the Bell Tolls (TNPC #2.13.03) Do you have a home office or just work in the den evenings and on weekends? In this Low Tech article find out how a trip to Radio Shack can save your sanity. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?archive2 *-* Change your Printer Settings Faster than a Quick Change Artist (TNPC #3.01.04) How to deal with the dizzying array of options to choose from when you print: paper types, print quality, duplex, and booklet printing, et cetera with just a few clicks of the mouse. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?archive3 Remember, you can find a listing of all prior The Naked PC articles at: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/articles/index.html ** 11. Newsworthy - a potpourri of current events and interesting stuff *-* Microsoft will release Windows XP on October 25th of this year, according to the software giant. Ready or not here it comes! http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?news1 *-* Microsoft has changed their licensing programs for their corporate clients (corporations that buy software from Microsoft at a discount). Included in the new programs are maintenance agreements and corporations get future upgrades as part of the deal, but will pay 25 to 29 percent of the purchase price every year for this perpetual license--whether they want the new software or not. And they have until October 1st to get "current" defined as running either Windows 2000 on all their systems or having an agreement to purchase Windows XP when it's available. Oh, and they have to run Office XP as well. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?news2 *-* According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft won't be offering an Office XP subscription service here in the USA after all. Seems that they're not too sure about the ASP market and will "test market" an Office XP subscription service in what it's calling a "few select locations" before making it generally available here in the States. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?news3 *-* The popular search engine GoTo is one of the few Internet businesses that's making money but critics are not happy about how that money is made. When you use GoTo to search the Internet the pages returned are based on which site is paying the most for the keywords you typed into your search. http://www.TheNakedPC.com/t/410/tr.cgi?news4 Get more Newsworthy bits on The Naked PC Web site: http://www.TheNakedPC.com/newsworthy/ Have you come across something newsworthy? Drop us a line: mailto:hottips@TheNakedPC.com ** 12. We Get Mail In Jim's recent series on Email Basics he recommended re-reading your message before sending it. But it's easy to hit the Send button, especially when engaging in a heated response. 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