Ask Mr. Modem: A Second Chance With CTRL + Z

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Q. Sometimes when I drag a file, I fumble with the mouse and the file winds up in the wrong location. Is there some way I can cancel what I just did so I can start over?
A. Windows does provide a second chance of sorts in the form of an Undo keystroke command for this type of oopsie. (It’s a technical term.) The universal undo command is CTRL + Z, which works just about everywhere within Windows. You can use it when copying or moving objects, pasting and even when editing a document or spreadsheet.

Q. I have been using Windows XP since it came out years ago. Do you have a crystal ball handy so you can tell me how long XP will be around?
A. Technically, Windows XP, which was released in October 2001, is “no longer around” in the sense that it was replaced by Vista (released January 2007), Windows 7 (released October 2009), and Windows 8 (released October 2012). Microsoft support for XP ended on April 8, 2014, which means there will be no future security updates.
None of the above means that XP is going to vaporize or cause any particular problems other than those associated with any aging operating system that might become less cooperative than it was in its youth – something to which I can relate. If that occurs and you have the original XP installation CD, you have the option of having it reinstalled, though I would recommend considering a new computer at that point.
Windows XP is still available for purchase, as is Windows 7. Amazon.com has several retailers who still have Windows XP and 7 for sale. Some new-computer purchasers opt to have Windows 8 removed and Windows 7 installed in its place.

Q. Is there a site for old comic strips, specifically Smokey Stover?

A. Proving definitively that you can find anything online, there is indeed a smokey-stover.com site where you will find Smokey cartoons, as well as Smokey memorabilia. It also includes lovable Spooky the Cat and Nuts and Jolts. Be sure to also check out GoComics.com where you will find hundreds of comic strips and some of the best editorial cartoons.

Q. Every time I use the Bing search engine, there is a new background image, which I find distracting. Is it possible to disable it?

A. If you want to use Bing.com without the background, copy the following address into your browser’s address field and click Search or press Enter: http://www.bing.com/?rb=0. (That’s a zero, not the letter O.)

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

Customer Service Scoreboard
Many people believe they receive inadequate or inept customer service today – with good reason: Only 45 out of the 701 companies surveyed on this site have been rated as providing acceptable or better customer service. The ratings on this site take into consideration many criteria, including positive versus negative comments and scoring for specific characteristics such as friendliness and issue resolution.

How to Get Rid of Things
This site is dedicated to helping you banish common annoyances from your life. Everything from allergies to wrinkles, from adware to unsightly static cling, you will learn how to get rid of it here. (Unfortunately, it does not pertain to people. I just checked and Uncle Sid is still in the guest room. Just my luck.)

Physics Games
Online, physics-based games. Need I say more? Perhaps. Here you will find oodles (sometimes technical verbiage is unavoidable) of free, online, physics-related games. There is nothing to install and nothing to download. Just click to select a game and start playing. Instructions for each game are rather sparse, so be prepared for some trial and error gaming.

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Ask Mr. Modem: iPhone/iPad Printing

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Q. Is there some way I can print directly from my iPad or iPhone?

A. There are several ways to accomplish this, though I found it easiest to purchase an AirPrint printer (http://bit.ly/ruT5I4). AirPrint printers are wireless printers approved by Apple to work with the iPhone, iPad and other iDevices.
I use an Epson Artisan 730 printer primarily for printing photos taken with my iPad and iPhone, but it can be used for printing documents, email and other items. Photo print quality is outstanding and setup was a snap by simply following the instructions that came with the printer.
There are also third-party apps such as Printopia (http://ecamm.com/mac/printopia) and PrintCentral (http://bit.ly/ViQHr1) or go to the Apple App Store and search for other apps that will enable printing to a non AirPrint printer.

Q. I just bought a new PC with Windows 8. I know this sounds crazy, but I can’t figure out how to shut it down. Help!

A. What you are experiencing is quite common for new users of Windows 8. Our old friend, the Start button, is gone (let’s share a moment of silence), so what you will need to do is mouse on over the little gadget in the lower right corner of the screen, or you can move your cursor to the upper left corner for the same result or press the Windows Key + C.
In the slide-out menu that appears, also known as the Charms bar – which begs the question: Who comes up with these names? – click Settings > Power button, then click Shut Down from the menu. In the alternative, if you press CTRL + ALT + DEL and click the Power button in the bottom right-hand corner, you will be presented with the same Shut Down option.
For users who prefer alternatives to alternatives, if you are on the Desktop, press ALT + F4 and make your choice from the Shut Down, Restart, Sign Out and Switch User options.


Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

What Was There?
Think of this site as a virtual time machine that will enable you to see how familiar places looked before they were ravaged by the passage of time – not unlike my high school yearbook photo. By combining Google Maps with historical photos of streets, buildings and locations, you can see how the past compares with the present.

Retail Me Not
This is one of my all-time favorite money-savings sites. Before I order anything online, I check here for applicable promo codes provided by the retailer and shared by other consumers. If a promo code is found, type in the code when placing an order and obtain whatever discount is associated with the purchase. There are scores of coupon and promo code categories that include everything from Accessories to Zithers. Well, okay, ZitherTown is no longer in business, unfortunately, but the list of categories is extensive.

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Ask Mr. Modem: Is A Minimized Window Safe?

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Q. If I minimize one program and open a second program, is leaving the first screen minimized as secure as the new window I opened?

A. When it comes to security, there is no difference between a minimized window and one that’s open full screen. Both are operating within Windows, so the security protection afforded both is equal. Think of it in terms of turning on your home perimeter security system at night. Once it is activated, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in one room or another, sitting, standing or asleep in a chair. It is the house itself that is protected, no matter what you’re doing within the house.


Q. Sometimes when I try to add a Gmail contact, it doesn’t show up although I added it to all three Groups that I created. How should I properly add a contact?

A. When you add contacts to Gmail Groups (mailing lists), it’s best to add them from your main My Contacts list. The idea is to have one centralized repository for all contacts from which you can move any contact into any individual Group.
To add contacts to a Group, click Mail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts. Click to select the contact(s) you want to add. Next, click the Groups button and select the group to add these contacts to or select Create New to create a new Group. Gmail provides a great deal of help managing Groups at http://bit.ly/RGUmy3.


Q. Sometimes my browser displays the message, “Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page.” Can you help me get rid of this, Mr. M?

A. That message is a safeguard designed to protect you. Without that redirection protection, your browser (Firefox) could easily be hijacked. If that occurs, you might think you are on a legitimate Web site, provide a credit card number or other personal information, and wind up in deep guano.
I do not recommend the following, but if you really and truly want to disable that protection, go to Tools > Options > Preferences > Advanced tab. Remove the check mark beside, “Warn me when Web sites try to redirect or reload the page,” close your Preferences and hope for the best.

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

Entanglement
A semi-relaxing game that requires you to manipulate tiles to create a Zen-like path, without connecting it to any walls. A How-to-Play video is accessible under Menu, should you be running low on Zen. The accompanying music is soothing, right up to the point that it becomes annoying.

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Created by The New York Times to demonstrate artificial intelligence, if you select the Novice version, you will teach the site how to mimic human reactions, which it will use to defeat you. If you choose the Veteran version, it will draw from a database of 200,000 moves in its effort to humiliate you.

YouTube TestTube
If you are an avid YouTuber and want to test a bunch of really cool experimental features, check out YouTube’s “idea incubator.” YouTube is owned by Google and TestTube is similar to its Labs test features, which can be found in Gmail under Settings.

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Ask Mr. Modem: Convert PDF Files To Word Format

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Q. Is there a way of converting a PDF file into a standard Word Document?
A. Yes, there sure is. I use the free, online PDF-to-Word converter at www.pdftoword.com. Simply browse to and select the PDF file you want to convert, provide your email address and the converted DOC file will be e-mailed to you. For users who need to convert Word DOC files to PDF format, it will probably come as no surprise that there is also a free Word-to-PDF converter located at www.wordtopdf.com.

Q. How can I enlarge my Quick Launch bar buttons? I’m using Windows XP and my aging vision needs more assistance. Help!

A. We can relate – and by “we,” I am referring to my trifocals and me. You can definitely enlarge the Quick Launch buttons. In fact, you have a vast selection of sizes to choose from, ranging from Small to Large.
Once you have dithered over the choices and made a decision, right-click an empty area of the Quick Launch bar, then select View > Large Icons. The icons will instantly enlarge – to a much more reasonable size, if you ask me. You do not have to restart your computer for this change to take effect.

Q.  What is the difference between Google Earth and Google Maps?

A.  Besides the spelling (I couldn’t resist), Google Earth (www.google.com/earth) presents a phenomenal airborne view of the planet from which you can zoom in – like you’re free-falling from outer space – to an address or other selected location. If you want to see Google Earth in action without actually installing it, go to YouTube.com and search for “Google Earth.”
Google Maps provides road maps from which you can obtain information such as driving directions, for example. The best way to get a handle on it is to simply visit Google Maps at www.google.com/maps, and have fun exploring.

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

WebCams
In response to my invitation in a previous column, many of you sent links to your favorite WebCams. There are so many interesting WebCams, I could easily fill an entire column with them, but there are two WebCam aggregator sites that provide links to hundreds of fascinating WebCams throughout the world. If you are a WebCam enthusiast, be sure to visit earthcam.com and camcentral.com.

Neighbors
Enter your (or any) street address, and up pops a map of your area with a list of all neighbors and their phone numbers, if available. Helpful or overly intrusive? You be the judge. http://neighbors.whitepages.com.

Geni.com
Geni.com is a free genealogy service that enables families to learn about their ancestry and discover new relatives, who will undoubtedly want to borrow money or move into the spare bedroom. Caution is advised. A Basic Plan lets you add up to 100 people and offers 1GB of storage for photos, documents and videos. Plus and Pro plans, which offer additional features and storage, are available for a monthly fee.

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Ask Mr. Modem: Tips For Comfy Computing

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Ergonomic and environmental issues can be particularly troublesome for computer users. This month, I’d like to share several tips you can use to keep your computing comfortable, productive and, ideally, injury-free.

1. Position your keyboard so that you can type while keeping your hands in a
neutral, flat posture. Place your keyboard on a height-adjustable, negative
slope (a fancy-shmancy way of saying “away from you”) keyboard tray that attaches
to the underside of a desk or a table. For additional information, read Healthy
Computing’s Keyboard Tray Buyer’s Guide at http://bit.ly/16QrtKD.
Frequent laptop users, consider a Laptop Desk (http://bit.ly/2Qz7F) that provides a stable, ergo-friendly surface. If you have restricted hand mobility, consider a one-handed keyboard, available through half-qwerty.com.

2. When seated, position your mouse on a stable surface as close to your body as is naturally comfortable, approximately elbow high.

3. As you sit back in your chair, with your arms extended, your fingers should just about touch the center of the computer screen. You should be able to look straight ahead at the monitor without tilting your head back or looking down.
If you cannot comfortably read your screen, increase the font size within a given program. WebEyes (http://cnet.co/wSLVfm) works well with Internet Explorer and can greatly increase the size of on-screen fonts for visually impaired individuals.

4. Place your screen so it does not face or back up to an uncovered window, unless you can lower blinds to reduce glare. Keep room lighting dim so the screen can be seen without any glare.

5. Use a document holder that it is height adjustable to reduce awkward head and neck postures, fatigue, headache, eye strain and unsightly chafing. See eBay’s “Document Holders Buyer’s Guide” at http://bit.ly/11mAEtv for additional information.

6. A comfortable computing chair, with lower back support, is a little slice of heaven. If the chair does not feel comfortable after you have been sitting for awhile, consider purchasing a gel-type seat cushion. For additional information, read “How to Choose an Ergonomic Chair” at http://bit.ly/qDBkU.

7. Get in the habit of taking a two- to three-minute break every 30 minutes. Stand up, walk around and look out the window to rest your eyes. I use an inexpensive kitchen timer, placed across the room, set for 30 minutes. Every half hour, the alarm goes off and scares the bejesus out of me. When I regain consciousness, I get up, stagger across the room and tap the timer to reset it for another 30 minutes. It’s simple, it’s highly annoying, but it works like a charm.

8. While at the computer, your feet should be positioned firmly on the floor or a footstool. Dangling feet and dangling participles are to be avoided at all costs – though while writing this article, my cat fell asleep on the keyboard.

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

8-Track Heaven
Forget iPods, iTunes, downloadable MP3 files, CDs and DVDs. They are all just passing fads. Groovy hipsters like Mr. Modem know that the only truly worthwhile musical format is the almighty 8-track tape. Visit this happy hunting ground for all things 8-track related.

Pictures That Lie
A picture is worth a thousand words, unless of course, it’s a fake. This site, hosted by C/Net, presents examples of media images that have been doctored, altered or otherwise manipulated before being publicly released.

Say Cheesburger!
In the mid-1920’s, a gentleman named Lionel Sternberger (what are the odds?), in a slice of culinary genius, added cheese to a hamburger patty, thus inventing the Sternpatty. No, that’s not right, he invented the cheeseburger. Here you can read the complete history of the cheeseburger (assuming the above doesn’t about cover it), obtain recipes and read life-altering, heart-warming cheeseburger stories.

 

Ask Mr. Modem: The Perils Of Remote Access

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Q. What do you think about letting other people take remote control of my computer to analyze and fix problems?

A. I would be inclined to use something like that right after I have a microchip implanted in my body so my cat knows where I am if I wander off. In short, I wouldn’t. To grant anyone that level of access, in my opinion, is – I believe the correct psychiatric term is “nutso.” That type of access is not limited or restricted; it is full, 100-percent, wide-open, help-yourself-to-my-data access.
Most remote repair services require you to install their software so they can take control of your system. You are then relying on the honesty and integrity of people you don’t know while effectively saying, “Hey, unknown people, I give you permission to poke around inside my computer and fix whatever you think needs fixing.”
For those who have had a computer problem resolved via remote third-party access, congratulations! But while you’re basking in the glow of problem resolution, keep in mind that there are many people who also wind up with compromised computers and new problems where none previously existed – sometimes days or even weeks later. At worse, steer clear; at best, caution is advised.

Q. I have a PDF form that I have to fill out each week, but I can’t always get the form to open so I can type into it. Is there some other way to do this? Thanks, Mr. M.

A. Fill Any PDF (www.fillanypdf.com) is an online PDF form filler-outer and is an easy way to crack open a PDF file. There is a video on the site that demonstrates how it works, so give it a try and you shouldn’t have any problem.

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

Einstein’s Big Idea
Filled with fascinating facts about the legendary E=MC2 genius and his life’s work, you will also find interesting articles about Einstein’s personal life (who knew he was a big fan of the Three Stooges?), as well as some interactive features that explain the science behind the famous equation that few of us understand.

Phone Arena
If you become woozy trying to sort through features in an attempt to figure out which mobile phone is best for you, at the Phone Arena you will find phone reviews by actual users who aren’t trying to sell you anything. How refreshing! You can also observe side-by-side comparisons, editor picks and obtain the latest news about phones, including when the next version of your phone will be released, thus rendering your new phone obsolete. (Hint: Obsolescence generally occurs within 30 minutes of purchase.)

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Ask Mr. Modem: A Second Chance With CTRL + Z

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Q. Sometimes when I drag a file from one location with the intention of placing it in another location, I fumble with the mouse and it winds up in the wrong spot. When that happens, is there some way I can cancel what I just did so I can start over?

A. Windows does provide a second chance of sorts in the form of an Undo keystroke command for this type of oopsie. (It’s a technical term.) The universal Undo command is CTRL + Z, which works just about everywhere within Windows. You can use it copying or moving objects, pasting and even when editing a document or spreadsheet. (If only life had an Undo command…)

Q. I have been using Windows XP since it came out years ago. Do you have a crystal ball handy so you can tell me how long XP will be around? Thanks Mr. M.

A. Technically, Windows XP (released 10-25-01), is “no longer around” in the sense that it was replaced by Vista (released 1-30-07), Windows 7 (released 10-22-09) and Windows 8 (released 10-26-12). The fact that XP is no longer the new kid on the block doesn’t mean that it’s going to disappear from your computer or cause any particular problems other than those associated with any aging operating system.
Sometimes older operating systems become less cooperative than they were in their youth – something to which I can relate. If that occurs and you have the original XP installation CD, you have the option of having it reinstalled. If you don’t have the original XP installation CD, you will find several retailers on Amazon.com who still have it available for purchase.

Q. I like Microsoft’s Bing search engine, but I find the constantly changing backgrounds rather distracting. Is it possible to disable this feature?

A. Copy the following address into your browser’s Address field and press Enter: http://www.bing.com/?rb=0. (That’s a zero, not the letter O.) If you are satisfied with the no-frills appearance of Bing, bookmark the above URL and you will never have to see a Bing background image again. Badda bing, badda boom.


Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

Customer Service Scoreboard
Dissatisfied with customer service in general? You are not alone. Only 46 out of the 604 companies found on this site have been described as providing acceptable service. Ratings are based on consumer feedback, as well as overall friendliness and issue resolution.
www.customerservicescoreboard.com

How to Get Rid of Things
Learn how to get rid of everything from allergies to wrinkles, from adware to unsightly static cling. (Unfortunately, it does not pertain to people. I just checked and Uncle Rudy is still here. Just my luck.)
www.getridofthings.com

Physics Games
Online, physics-based games. Need I say more? Perhaps. Here you will find 99 free, online, physics-related games. There is nothing to install and nothing to download. Just click to select a game and start playing. Instructions for each game are rather sparse, so be prepared for some trial and error gaming.
www.physicsgames.net

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Ask Mr. Modem: iPhone/iPad Printing

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Q. Is there some way I can print directly from my iPad or iPhone?

A. There are several ways to accomplish this, though I found it easiest to purchase an AirPrint printer (http://bit.ly/ruT5I4). AirPrint printers are wireless printers approved by Apple to work with the iPhone, iPad and other iDevices.
I use an Epson Artisan 730 printer primarily for printing photos taken with my iPad and iPhone, but it can be used for printing documents, email and other items. Photo print quality is outstanding and setup was a snap by simply following the instructions that came with the printer.
There are also third-party apps such as Printopia (http://ecamm.com/mac/printopia) and PrintCentral (http://bit.ly/ViQHr1) or go to the Apple App Store and search for other apps that will enable printing to a non AirPrint printer.

Q. I just bought a new PC with Windows 8. I know this sounds crazy, but I can’t figure out how to shut it down. Help!

A. What you are experiencing is quite common for new users of Windows 8. Our old friend, the Start button, is gone (let’s share a moment of silence), so what you will need to do is mouse on over the little gadget in the lower right corner of the screen, or you can move your cursor to the upper left corner for the same result or press the Windows Key + C.
In the slide-out menu that appears, also known as the Charms bar – which begs the question: Who comes up with these names? – click Settings > Power button, then click Shut Down from the menu. In the alternative, if you press CTRL + ALT + DEL and click the Power button in the bottom right-hand corner, you will be presented with the same Shut Down option.
For users who prefer alternatives to alternatives, if you are on the Desktop, press ALT + F4 and make your choice from the Shut Down, Restart, Sign Out and Switch User options.


Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

What Was There?
Think of this site as a virtual time machine that will enable you to see how familiar places looked before they were ravaged by the passage of time – not unlike my high school yearbook photo. By combining Google Maps with historical photos of streets, buildings and locations, you can see how the past compares with the present.

Retail Me Not
This is one of my all-time favorite money-savings sites. Before I order anything online, I check here for applicable promo codes provided by the retailer and shared by other consumers. If a promo code is found, type in the code when placing an order and obtain whatever discount is associated with the purchase. There are scores of coupon and promo code categories that include everything from Accessories to Zithers. Well, okay, ZitherTown is no longer in business, unfortunately, but the list of categories is extensive.

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Ask Mr. Modem: Windows 8 In A Nutshell

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Q. Now that Windows 8 has been released, have you tried it and if so, what do you think, Mr. M?

A. Overall, I like it, though it is clearly designed for touchscreen devices. Using it on a desktop computer with a touchscreen monitor is a bit awkward, though it can be used with a traditional mouse. Windows 8 represents a major overhaul of Windows, and while interesting, I prefer touchscreen interfaces on tablet computers, smartphones and other mobile devices. I will be sharing more info about Windows 8 in future columns and in my weekly newsletter at http://www.mrmodem.com.

Q. If I’m composing an e-mail, then minimize it to the Taskbar and open another window so I can check something, is the first screen that is minimized as secure as the open window I’m working in?

A. When it comes to security, there is no difference between a minimized window and one that’s open full screen. Both are operating within Windows, so your installed security protects Windows overall. Think of it in terms of activating your perimeter security system at home. Once it’s activated, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in one room or another, sitting, standing or asleep in a chair. It is your home’s perimeter that is protected, no matter what you’re doing within the house.

Mr. Modem’s Web Sites Of The Month

Entanglement – http://bit.ly/hVIekc

A semi-relaxing game that requires you to manipulate tiles to create a Zen-like path, making it as long as possible without connecting it to any walls. The accompanying music is somewhat soothing, right up to the point that it becomes annoying.

YouTube TestTube – www.youtube.com/testtube

If you’re an avid YouTuber, a visit to this “idea incubator” permits you to take a sneak peek at cool experimental features for the world’s largest video site.

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Ask Mr. Modem: Beware Of Security Scams

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Q. I received a message that warned me of security problems on my computer that could be fixed if I clicked a link and paid some outfit $24.95. My security programs show no problems. I’m inclined to think this is a scam. What do you think, Mr. M?

A. Any alert that appears out of nowhere, emanating from something you didn’t install or approve, should be considered a scam, malware or worse. Even if the message was legitimate, for it to analyze your computer without your permission means that your computer was hacked – broken into – which is illegal, not to mention how it can ruin your day.
This type of scam is successful because many users react instead of thinking it though and wind up paying to fix a problem that never existed in the first place. Delete the message, don’t click any links and be happy that you dodged a digital bullet.

Q. I received some promotional CDs that are smaller than normal. I put one in the tray but I’m afraid to slide it in for fear it will get stuck in my computer. Help!

A. As long as the center hole is the standard diameter of any other CD, and the CD doesn’t physically fall through the slider tray, the CD should be fine to use. If the tray does not physically support the CD, then a mini CD adapter is needed. Run a Google search and you will find a lovely assortment of adapters from which to choose.

Q. I’ve got a really dumb question, Mr. M., so here goes: When you scan a document, does it use printer ink? I just bought a printer/scanner that requires four ink cartridges, so I don’t want to waste any ink.

A. There are never any dumb questions here in Mr. Modemville, so I’m glad you asked. When you scan a document, it does’’t use any ink. Scanning creates a digital image. Think of it as taking a photo of the item being scanned. Printing a scanned document does consume printer ink, but if your printer isn’t churning out a printed sheet, it’s not consuming ink.


Mr. Modem’s Sites Of The Month

Classical NPR – www.npr.org/music/genres/classical
If you love classical music, visit this site one time and you will soon be coming Bach for more.

Federal Spending – www.fedspending.org
If your blood pressure is running low and it needs a boost, point your browser here to Boondoggle Central.


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