your searches coming up empty on the Internet? Here's how a quick
guide to search engines and how to use them; some Web browsers will
need to be upgraded because of security certificates that were set
to expire on Dec. 31, 1999; Wal-Mart rushes new e-commerce Web site
online with 600,000 items.
Fill your new
computer with unique and useful software that you'll never see on
the shelves of your local computer retailer! The best part is the
price -- free; Microsoft cancels its $400 MSN Internet access rebate.
merger has many implications, but is the first of many media marriages
to come; General Motors inks deal with NetZero to distribute free
Internet access to customers; Google search engine offers Mac-only
software will help you handlle those files you find on the Internet;
try WinZip for the PC, and StuffIt Deluxe for the Macintosh; Happy99.exe
"virus" is still "out there," so be careful;
Blockbuster deal could bring MGM's movies to the desktop screen
of your PC!
How well do those
free Internet providers work? A mini-review of the top ones, plus
links to their Web sites and my own experiences with them; Super
Bowl XXXIV will be awash in ads from Internet companies.
6, 2000: Will a sales or use tax cripple the growth of e-commerce??;
AOL users sue over AOL 5.0 screwing up their computer systems; Kmart/Super
Kmarts to hand out free Internet access CDs featuring free Internet
13, 2000: Distributed Denial of Service attacks hit numerous
Web sites -- but will it disrupt the growth
of e-commerce?; Dell Computers jumps on the
AOL bandwagon; Home Depot chairman gets on the
"dot-com" bandwagon after some Internet tutoring
his grandkids; Presidential hopeful VP Al Gore compares
the PC/Mac decision to boxers/briefs choice during campaign stop.
20, 2000: From Celtic to hip-hop, NetRadio.com offers something
for everyone; former Net pioneer PointCast now yesterday's news;
ElectionSearch2000 web site allows you to research candidate's latest
statements on the issues.
27, 2000: CoolEmail offers you your email read to you by
computer over the phone; Swatch, Sega team up to offer high-tech
cyberwatches; Net security to top next week's column.
5, 2000: DSL & cable modem connections to the Internet
may invite unwanted guests to your PC; here's how to spoil their
party; aftermarket firewalls can help give you extra security and
alert you of any intruders knocking at your door; How big is big?
E-commerce was big this holiday season according to the Commerce
Dept. It plans to spend more tax dollars to better track it, too.
12, 2000: Farmers and gardeners can turn to the Web for
planting information, tools, seeds and more; If you've ever wondered
about planting by the phase of the moon, I've found a site online
with everything you'll need to optimize your planting times.
19, 2000: "Avon Calling" takes on new meaning
on the World Wide Web; Yahoo!/eBay merger talks dissolve; sports
Web sites barred from NCAA Final Four; "GAS OUT" e-mail
26, 2000: Cable modem trial results: So far, so good!; Web
site lets you test how fast your Internet connection REALLY is;
troubled Napster changes software coding in effort to get ban lifted
on college campuses; NADA (the blue book people) are set to join
the cyberspace revolution.
2, 2000: Tech company shakeout proves that there's no substitute
for good old-fashioned business planning; Internet Tool Box has
value, but chances are it won't make you an Internet millionaire
overnight; Wall St. whiz Robertson calls Net -fueled market "irrational"
and closes his Tiger funds.
9, 2000: Help Web surfers find your Web site by using these
search engine tips when registering your URL; Spring Fever means
baseball, and that means checking out the Louisville RiverBats'
new Web site and stadium; Netscape releases "prerelease"
version of new Web browser, Netscape 6.0.
16, 2000: Priceline moving into selling groceries, gas;
AOL Instant Messenger 4.0 available for the Macintosh -- with new
23, 2000: Are your music CDs collecting dust? Trade them
in for some new tunes; ICANN proposing new domains be created to
ease shortage of "good" domains; new Eudora 4.3 rocks!
Check my review.
30, 2000: Netscape 6 review: A not-ready-for-prime-time
Web browser; PC Anywhere lets you remote access any computer; If
poor grammar really bugs you, then you can join the Word Police!
7, 2000: There's little to love about the "Love Bug"
virus; Raging Search, a new search engine that's all the rage; AOL
releases AOL 5.0 for the Macintosh.
14, 2000: Health issues are a top e-mail hoax -- but there
are Web sites to help you weed out the rumor from the facts; Network
Solutions to go into the "used" domain name biz; ICQ retool
due; Amazon.com waa top Web site in April; Survey says the Net is
more important to us the more we use it.
21, 2000: Priceline's gas program may stall before it leaves
the garage; look for a review of Priceline's grocery savings card
soon; Fonts-a-holics unite! There's plenty of free fonts for both
Mac AND PC users; software helps manage all those new fonts, too.
28, 2000: Web sites offer help preserving those wonderful
tastes of summer; National Weather Service uses Web site to detail
storms that ripped through Kentuckky community of Leitchfield; Love
Bug copycat virus being spread by e-mail.
4, 2000: NeoPlanet Web browser blows away the competition;
actress Julia Roberts wins at "The Name Game"; Chicago-base
Spegiel making moves online, including free Net access.
11, 2000: New modem standard means somewhat faster Net access;
North Carolina taps Yahoo! for state Web portals; CornCam offers
a peek at Idaho's best; Krogers joins grocery list available at
18, 2000: Yahoo!Broadcast offers Web surfers quick access
to radio, TV content; Web site offers easy ID for trees; Krazy Glue
site sticks to the basics; Internet shakeout sends Boxlot.com packing;
JPMorgan site goes offline when corporation fails to renew domain.
25, 2000: Free Internet providers now courting Mac uers;
RootsWeb genealogy Web site is acquired by MyFamily.com; Father's
Day was good for e-business; hacker denied job working for e-zine.
2, 2000: InfiNet
sale should benefit Hardin County users; NE Online stays put (sorta);
WeatherBug gives you realtime weather data in a cool interface;
dot-com companies dropping their dot-coms; iMac refinements coming
9, 2000: IE 5.5 update coming soon from Microsoft; WorldSpy
shuts its doors, refers customers to Juno; new modem standard approved;
postal service interested in cashing in on e-commerce, e-mail; corrections.
16, 2000: Napster - a music fan's friend or enemy of the
free world?; U.S. seniors going online more frequently; IE 5.5 released
with a few bugs;
23, 2000: Too many files to track? Put them in your Driveway;
web site offers custom parts for your new PT Cruiser; FreeWwweb
closes its doors too, sends customers to Juno.com; OJ Simpson turns
to the Web to voice his innocence.
30, 2000: Visit the National Food Safety Database for canning
and home preservation guidelines and recipes if you're working to
save some of your garden's bounty this summer; Michigan State University
also offers recipes for home canning; Pressure cooker on the fritz?
Presto has repair parts for all of their canners and pressure cookers;
appeals court judge gives Napster a last-minute reprieve, but will
it last long?; NASA Web site offers latest update on the International
2000: So You Wanna Find has answers to many of life's tough
questions; if you want to duplicate fast food treats at home, here's
the site for Top Secret Recipes; eBay moves into the world of real
13, 2000: Netscape browser pre-release version offers many
new feature; political parties getting into the domain "name
game"; DSL high-speed access is gaining in popularity (in areas
where it is available); survey shows how the Internet is now part
of most daily lives.
20, 2000: Users find that even high-speed Net access has
its limits; AOL beta software accidently leaked to users; Kansas
couple win cash for naming baby after Web site; Juno inks deal with
27, 2000: Consumers snapping up cheap airfare deals on the
Web; Madonna wins suit for her domain name; Pokemon variant of Love
Bug virus now circulating; genealogy Web site to offer census data.
3, 2000: Recipe hounds will enjoy BackOfTheBox.com for new
recipes; Michigan gets into auction business; Packard name auctioned
10, 2000: Charles Atlas saga lives with strongman's Web
site; Christmas season outlook bright as e-tailers prepare earlier
for online onslaught; PCs becoming more common worldwide; Yahoo!
offering free real-time stock quotes.
17, 2000: Microsoft to unveil Office 2001 for the Mac; Windows
Me offers yet another upgrade opportunity for PC owners; Eudora
5.0 rocks, puts all e-mail software to shame; ToysRUs.com inks partnership
with Amazon.com in hopes of better order fulfillment this Christmas
2000: Priceline's stock plummets after complaints over service;
Web site offers Firestone tire recall information; Olympics to review
Web site access to the games; online banking increasingly popular;
Cagney auction going on the block.
1, 2000: Wall Street sours on Apple after warning issued
on quarterly earnings; government Web site is an information clearinghouse;
Grinch Warehouse sells Suess-inspired goodies.
8, 2000: Wall New bar code device lets Web surfers play
"cat" and mouse games; Priceline dumps grocery, gasoline
end of name-your-price business; GM moving ahead with plans for
Web site to sell cars.
15, 2000: Netscape beta a peek at browser's future; Disney
memorabilia going on the auction block online; survey says e-mails
to hit 10 billion by year's end; candidate Clinton falls victim
to urban legend during debate.
22, 2000: October means its World Series time, and the Web
pays homage to first "Subway Series" in many years; Yahoo!,
AOL and Microsoft continue to be top dogs of the Web, while a growing
list of other Net companies close or cut back.
29, 2000: TheSpaceStore.com has space memorabilia for budding
astronauts; AOL 6.0 released; Web site features national stats on
5, 2000: Online merchants turning to offline methods of
boosting sales; online fraud on the increase; Priceline's stock
12, 2000: Mountain Laurel gives a peek at the Blue Ridge
Mountains; Napster announces deal to charge for file-swapping priviledges;
Krispy Kreme franchisees get in a sticky domain name battle; Yahoo!
tops the Web's Top 10 Web sites for October.
2000: Netscape releases new Web browser; new domains approved;
Yahoo! to charge commercial sites for directory listing; Scour Exchange
closes; it's a bad year for dot-com businesses.
2000: E-mail forwards can contain fact and fiction; dot-com
war tale can win contest; shakeout hits free ISPs; Guiness promotes
Web site with world's smallest advertisement.
3, 2000: File sharing service aims to replace Napster --
privately; Marvel comics heros now Internet provider brand names;
automakers create Web sites to fight competitors; tech stock's decline
proves that Warren Buffet was right to shun Internet stocks.
10, 2000: Shopping guide for buying that gift PC.
17, 2000: Web sites can aid those in need; AOL growth continues;
Microsoft's sales slip; Bardstown Web site features snowy My Old
Kentucky Home scene.
24, 2000: E-commerce growth not as hot as anticipated, experts
say; K-Mart's free ISP business gets restrictions; computer consultant
offers additional tips.
31, 2000: Printing your own postage
is easy and legal at home; free ISPs say no more free lunches; "zombie"
remote programs could wreck PCs with full-time Net connections.