Stupid Google tricks: I'm teaching a class on internet searching. Help me impress and inform by sharing your favorite Google or other search tool feature, trick, or hack. [more inside]
Is there a simple app out there that will monitor when my Internet connection goes up and down? I've seen dozens of utilities out there that monitor a specific website, but I figure these utilities might just error out if my own connection is down. Besides I should be monitoring 2 or 3 sites rather than just one to get a true measure of whether the Internet is down.
InternetIdiotFilter: How do I get email addresses for my company? [more inside]
Would adding advertisements to my site generate enough earnings to even bother in the first place? [more inside]
What would be a good, small utility for tracking my inbound/outbound DSL bandwidth consumption (as an end user)? All the tools I'm Googling seem to be for system administrators... I'm not running a server.
How would you go about advertising a product online? [more inside]
I regularly connect to my school and work networks via VPN. When I am not connected, Windows' VPN connection dialog always pops up while I am surfing. I cancel the connection, but it returns at random a few minutes or a few hours later. How do I get it to go stay away until I explicitly tell it I want to connect? [more inside]
What resources exist to illustrate that an online credit card subscription is a sound financial investment for a print magazine? [more inside]
breaking up the day? what are the best five minute 'break' websites you visit? [more inside]
Best deal for getting both cable and internet in Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
How do I take my Mozilla Firefox with me on my jump drive?
Arrgh... I am trying to install movabletype and i can't get past the login screen! [more inside]
I am looking for net access options for a wildlife researcher operating in Botswana. He currently has limited net access, and is looking to improve his situation, both at his home and in his camp in the bush. Tips on satellite internet and other things I should be considering are appreciated. [more inside]
How do I make Firefox's keyboard shortcuts more like Safari's on OS X? I'm used to using [cmd][arrow up] to go to the top of a page, for example, and find it much more intuitive than [fn][pg dwn] on my laptop. Is there an easy way to change Firefox's keyboard shortcuts to match Safari's?
We're trying to build a web based, semi-automated careers referral program on the company website. We'd like employees to send specific job postings to friends via our website. Due to anti-spam circumventions in formmail and other such programs, this is proving difficult. What CGI/PHP tools would you recommend? [more inside]
We have a couple of blogs and use a combination of Google Ads, AdBrite and Amazon Associates placements on them. We're trying to figure out how best to approach the income from these ads on our tax filings... [more inside]
Let's say, hypothetically, that you are a victim of a man-in-the-middle attack, perhaps via the handy arp-spoofing feature of the somewhat creepy program known as ettercap. How could you tell? What are the telltale signs?
Does Comcast hate World of Warcraft? [more inside]
MailADocumentFilter: I want to auto-snailmail a document. [more inside]
Does anyone know, loosely or extensively, of Kyrgystan's methods of web censorship of religion? [more inside]
How can I safeguard a Linux laptop with dial-up Internet access? [more inside]
Can I make a profile in Firefox that will only surf to sites on an approved list? [more inside]
How does a laddie get on the internet to phone people up ?
All about blogs. - I, like many others, began blogging on blogger... I find that I want to do more with my blog and I would like to move to a better service... I love Typepad but I do not want to pay for ithe service..... I have heard good things about Wordpress.... any other suggestions...?? Also, I read that it was possible to move my blogspot entries to my new blog, can anyone guide me through this process or can anyone refer me to a site that does? TIA!
I need recommendations for a web host for serious (personal/hobby) coding. Everything I've seen so far requires compromises between flexibility and affordability. [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a 802.11g pcm/cia card. [more inside]
Firefox 1.5 on Win XP refuses to play streaming video. [more inside]
When using google to get a link to a commerce site, what are the ramifications for clicking on the "sponsored links" versus clicking on the commerce site as it appears in the non-sponsored links, below the googe ads on the google results page? [more inside]
WebSecurityFilter: I'm looking for a PHP or CGI script which would redirect a user to their password protected folder when they enter their username and password. [more inside]
My 15 year old son is getting a computer for Christmas. Any way to reliably and safely limit his internet access without restricting it so much it makes it useless? [more inside]
Can I build/run a web bot? [more inside]
My VoIP is horrible today - calls dropping constantly. This is not new, but it's at an all-time high and is impossible to use the line for business. How do I know if it's the VoIP provider, or is this my broadband service (it's cable modem)? Who do I call and complain to?
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.amazon.com. [more inside]
I'm looking for websites with lots of adverts, or sites that have the most egregious use of online advertising. [more inside]
Where's a good place to get cheap Unix or windows hosting, meaning a server that I have root/Administrator access too? I don't need much bandwidth, but most of the deals out there that give you admin rights are high bandwidth and high cost. [more inside]
Does anyone have early back issues of Internet World magazine? [more inside]
I have no problems falling in love - it's falling out I need some help with. [more inside]
There are two things on the internet that I would like to find again, both art pages related to old video games. [more inside]
I'm a sysadmin, and I've been asked to check the browsing habits of a particular employee. We don't use a proxy, but all traffic is routed through a PIX firewall. What's the best way/software to do this? [more inside]
WiFi Repeater - how feasible is this? I am affiliated with a university that offers free wireless internet access. I live less than .2 miles from the nearest building which broadcasts this signal. I can't connect to this network from home, obviously, but I would like to. Is it possible to access such a network by putting an antenna on my roof? How about by placing a repeater in a friends house closer to the source? What are my options likely to be here? [more inside]
What websites would you write yourself a note to remember if your entire memory of the internet was about to be erased? [more inside]
Can I set up a wifi "repeater" to extend the range of my wifi? [more inside]
Firefox 1.5-Filter... I just installed Firefox 1.5, and now when I open it up there's this huge grey toolbar-like space at the bottom of the window with a small red upwards pointing arrow on the left [screenshot]. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
Any word on the SF free wireless offer? [more inside]
Internet access for a short-term rented house? [more inside]
I'm taking three months this summer to bike cross-country with my father. Is there any way for us to have (reasonably) uninterrupted wireless internet on the route? [more inside]
Home Security Camera Filter: I'm looking for a wireless camera that can transmit over my existing 802.11g network. Ideally, it would have motion detection and the ability to record to the web rather than just my hard-drive. Where to look? What to Buy? Personal Experiences? [more inside]
I'm using FireFox 1.07 for Windows XP. Previously, when I typed "dict [word]" into the address bar, FireFox would take me to the dictionary.com definition for [word]. Now typing in the same command just takes me to the first result of a Google search for "dict [word]," the same as if I typed anything into the address bar. Recently all my Firefox bookmarks disappeared as well. I haven't updated Firefox or changed anything that I know of. What happened, and how do I restore the old functionality?
Is there a Linux install or live CD that is rock solid for Web Surfing? [more inside]