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- In Windows IE: Select Internet Options in the Tools menu. Select the Security tab. In the box that says "Security level for this zone," make sure the setting is on Medium, not High. If you want to keep the high security level and activate scripting, click on Custom Level, scroll down to Scripting and activate the three items there.
- In Mac IE: Select Preferences under the Edit menu. Under the Web Browser section, select Web Content. In the "Active content" box, check the box next to Enable Scripting.
A Note to PAM Readers from Randy Cassingham
These are just some some of the online lists and sites I've developed over the past 11 years:
- This is True reports on weird-but-true news from around the world, all with snippy commentary by yours truly: http://www.thisistrue.com. Past stories are available for online perusal at This is True's Story Archives, http://www.ThisIsTrue.com/archive.html.
- One of the stories I wrote for TRUE prompted a reader to tell me I was going to hell. My response was the "Get Out of Hell Free" card, which has spun off several associated goodies: http://www.GOOHF.com.
- TRUE also has a weekly "Honorary Unsubscribe", which tells brief stories of people who have had an impact on our lives, but when they died they were all but forgotten. (My favorite is the guy who invented the hard disk. Did you know he ALSO invented the video cassette? And more! Look for "Reynold Johnson"): http://www.HonoraryUnsubscribe.com.
- The Honorary Unsubscribe sparked a list called HeroicStories, showing that people need not die in order for us to honor their good-natured, often heroic gifts of themselves to Humanity. I eventually transferred full control of the project to its longtime editor.
- The Bonzer Web Site of the Week, which gives you something interesting to surf to each week: http://www.BonzerSites.com.
- I used to have a generic joke mailing list; this nice collection of well-filtered humor is now a web site: http://www.JumboJoke.com.
- As an e-mail publisher, I realized very early on how spam would impact us all. I wrote a primer about what spam is, how they got your address, what to be careful about (a lot!), and what can be done about it all: http://www.SpamPrimer.com.
- I use a different keyboard layout on my computer; you probably have "Qwerty", which was designed to make up for the failings of 19th century typewriters; the Dvorak keyboard was designed to make typing easier by basing its layout on how language (and your hand) is actually structured: http://www.Dvorak-Keyboard.com.
- And, last, a community site for people visiting my rural area: http://www.Loghill.com (which hosts the county's only weather station, which happens to be on my roof: http://www.Loghill.com/weather).
My wife is also quite active online. She's a hospitality consultant who specializes in small properties and how the hospitality industry can reduce their environmental impact. Her main sites are:
All that ought to keep you pretty busy for a while!
-- Randy Cassingham