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Tips from the Trenches Arming Yourself to Tangle with the Web Searcher’s Academy InfoToday May 2002 William C. Spence, MLS CTO, Information Today, Inc.
To do good work, one must first have good tools. – Confucius Prepare Yourself … RAM is dirt cheap – max it out! Wheel Mouse – you’ll never go back! CD-RW– the floppy disk of the new millennium!
Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. – HAL 9000 Protect Yourself … … from intrusion Shields Up! – … from viruses … from catastrophic loss backup, backup, backup! (Hint: use that CD-RW)
If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail. – Anna Quindlen Common Sense Don't open unexpected attachments!!! As a courtesy, let recipients know attachments are real and intentional Be especially wary of.VBS files Reconsider Outlook
What does it matter what practical systems we adopt in our search for the truth? – Quintus Aurelius Symmachus Which Browser? Netscape 4.x or 6.2 – OK; Avoid Internet Explorer 6.0 – OK; 5.0 or lower – upgrade Opera, NetCaptor & Others
If you do not use the tools, they use you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Browser Basics and Beyond “The key is quicker than the mouse” Hint: search IE Help for ‘Netscape’ Related Sites Netscape 4.x – “What’s Related” Netscape 6.x – “My Sidebar” Internet Explorer – “Tools, Show Related Links”
He who would search for pearls must dive below. – John Dryden Browser Basics and Beyond Related sites Powered by Alexa (Alexa Snapshot) The Internet Wayback Machine How did they do that? Netscape – View Page Source (Ctrl-U) Internet Explorer – View Source (Alt-V-C)
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought. – Shakespeare Browser Basics and Beyond Essential Plug-ins Adobe Acrobat Reader — Flash, ShockWave — QuickTime — Windows Media Player — WinAmp – RealPlayer — Note: Privacy Issues
Even my tools are the wrong ones for what I have to do. – Adrienne Rich Beyond the Browser Use your browser for FTP? – Puh-leeze! FTP – WS_FTP Pro – Use Windows’ Telnet client? – Puh-leeze! Telnet – QVT/Term –
If our web be framed with rotten handles, when our loom is well nigh done, our work is new to begin. – Elizabeth I Web Page Design What’s wrong with this picture? NetMechanic – AnyBrowser – Authoring software A matter of taste Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
I have told you enough of this. For my part I'll not meddle nor make no farther. – Shakespeare Questions? William C. Spence, MLS CTO, Information Today, Inc. View this and others at: