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100 Things for the New Year

ERIN PHEIL
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While you’re probably focused on the number 2006 right now, I’m thinking about the number 100. Why? Because after all these years, this is the 100th timeforcake article I’ve written for the Summit Daily!

Below are 50 things I feel are worth sharing. I just couldn’t squish 100 things into today’s article, so I’ll have the other 50 things waiting for you next time around.

1. Use Spybot. 2. Use Ad-Aware. 3. Alt +F4 will close any program you’re using. 4. Any email from PayPal asking you to update your account is fake. Delete it. 5. Google Earth is way cool. 6. Defragment your computer several times a year. 7. Billboard’s Hot 100 list: HYPERLINK “http://tinyurl.com/93a4f” http://tinyurl.com/93a4f. 8. Check incoming flights at HYPERLINK “http://www.flightarrivals.com” http://www.flightarrivals.com.



9. Best map website on the Internet: HYPERLINK “http://www.map24.com” http://www.map24.com. 10. Ctrl + C is copy.

11. Ctrl + V is paste. 12. Ctrl + A selects everything on the page you’re viewing. 13. HYPERLINK “http://www.ditto.com” http://www.ditto.com is an alternative to Google’s image search. 14. A vortal is a portal with a narrower focus. 15. HYPERLINK “http://labs.google.com” http://labs.google.com is a fun way to pass the time. 16. Have your own website? Please make sure that it’s obvious to everyone what’s clickable. 17. In Microsoft Word, Ctr + Up Arrow and Ctrl + Down Arrow will move you from paragraph to paragraph. 18. One new Spanish word every day: HYPERLINK “http://www.spanish-word-a-day.com” http://www.spanish-word-a-day.com. 19. Stop using AOL. 20. Start using Firefox or, if you’re on a Mac, use Safari.



21. Send someone free online flowers: HYPERLINK “http://www.virtualflowers.com” http://www.virtualflowers.com 22. Never forget another friend’s birthday: HYPERLINK “http://www.birthdayalarm.com” http://www.birthdayalarm.com 23. Ergonomic keyboards are worth their weight in gold. 24. Wireless mice are also worth their weight in gold. 25. Netflix’s top 100 current DVD rentals: HYPERLINK “http://www.netflix.com/Top100” http://www.netflix.com/Top100 26. HYPERLINK “http://www.mstag.com” http://www.mstag.com lets you know if your friend was telling the truth about not ever receiving your emails. 27. I love the bookworm game; just like Boogle: HYPERLINK “http://www.tinyurl.com/1rf4” http://www.tinyurl.com/1rf4 28. Please donate daily at HYPERLINK “http://www.thehungersite.com” http://www.thehungersite.com — for free. 29. If you’re not using eBay yet, you’re missing out on a LOT. 30. Did you know you can list your Summit County business for free at HYPERLINK “http://www.summitdirectory.com” http://www.summitdirectory.com?

31. Did you know: 70% of online customers use a competitor if they don’t receive a timely response from a company website. 32. At least once a month, visit HYPERLINK “http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com” t “_blank” http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com to see if your computer needs any important updates. 33. HYPERLINK “http://yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html” t “_blank” http://yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html shows you the 100 most misspelled words in the English language. 34. Looking for something to do tonight in Summit County? Try this: http://www.samplingswine.com. 35. HYPERLINK “http://www.uspa-usa.org” http://www.uspa-usa.org is the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Visit it. 36. Ctrl + S is a shortcut for “Save”. 37. Explore the “Advanced Search” link next time you go to Google.com. It’s worth it, and it probably isn’t too advanced for you. 38. Need a bit of inspiration today? Try HYPERLINK “http://www.wisdomquotes.com” http://www.wisdomquotes.com. 39. NEVER trust a company that promises it can get your website a top ten ranking immediately. 40. My company, timeforcake, does NOT fix computers. We work on websites and do graphic design.

41. Do you have a harmful Trojan horse program on your computer? Find out: HYPERLINK “http://www.trojanscan.com” http://www.trojanscan.com. 42. Great for comparison price shopping: HYPERLINK “http://froogle.google.com” http://froogle.google.com. 43. An archive of all my old timeforcake articles can be found here: HYPERLINK “http://www.timforcake.com/articles.html” http://www.timforcake.com/articles.html. 44. To learn the answers you’ve been dying to know but had no one to ask, try HYPERLINK “http://ask.yahoo.com” http://ask.yahoo.com. I love this site. 45. Did you know that Frisco’s Town Manager has his own blog? He does. See it here: HYPERLINK “http://www.townoffrisco.com/manager-blog.html” http://www.townoffrisco.com/manager-blog.html. 46. Don’t forget to empty the Recycle Bin on a regular basis; the computer doesn’t do this for you. 47. Getting married? Use theknot.com. 48. Any email from eBay asking you to update your account is fake. Delete it. 49. HYPERLINK “http://www.tinyurl.com/aucpg” http://www.tinyurl.com/aucpg is where you can adopt a Panda. 50. Well, it’s close to 100, at least: HYPERLINK “http://www.internet101.org” http://www.internet101.org is a great beginner’s guide to the Web.

There you have it, the first 50 out of 100. I’ll bring you the second half of my “100-list” next time. See you then, and happy New Year’s!


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