Welcome to the 382nd issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is your first
issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me two or three
issues, I know that you will come back for more!
I think that only half of you received last week's PCIN. If you for some reason
you've missed an issue, for the next week after deliver, you can always view
the latest issue online, and if it is beyond that, you can always find it in
I've made a change to the home page of PCIN. For several years I've essentially
had the same blurb about what PCIN means. Well, how is that going to make someone
return? It won't, and so I finally made a change. I've kept the PCIN.net Site
Updates and the Industry News sections, but now added Top 10 Recent Tips or
News from the PCIN.net Update Blog and Top 10 All-time Tips or News from the
PCIN.net Update Blog. These may evolve a bit over time as I figure out new
ways to present it, but I want to make the main page something worth visiting
As he mentioned last week, Chris is off this week, and so there isn't a regular Digital
Photography Tip of the Week but in it's place is a listing of the tips
since he's started.
Could the jocks and the nerds of the world unite? With the amount
of technology that is popping up all over the world of professional sports,
the answer seems to be a definite "yes".
The level of technology adoption by sports teams lags that of other larger
industries, in part because the members of this sector are, head-count-wise,
small businesses. IT nevertheless has the potential to give teams the critical
competitive advantage they need to beat the competition.
Information technology continues to advance at warp speed, and the
law struggles to catch up.
When new laws have not yet been enacted to address emerging areas of Internet
disputes, courts are called upon to try to use and mold ancient legal theories
to achieve high-tech resolution. Trespass is one of the ancient legal theories
relied upon more and more by courts that are grappling with Internet cases.
The death of a loved one is never easy, but death in the digital age can
create knotty problems that add to the anguish.
Just ask Roger van Oosten.
My father had a niche Internet business," he says. "When he died
last year at 71, he left no provision for the business. I couldn't access
his accounts or pay suppliers, and I couldn't shut the business down. People
run their lives through Outlook, but I couldn't access that either, so I
couldn't reach his customers to inform them that he'd died."
If you work in the camera industry, February is an exciting month. That's
when you head down to Florida for the annual Photo Marketing Association
convention, where your company will unveil its latest camera models, thus
making the ones everybody got for Christmas obsolete.
But this February is more exciting than most. Big changes are in the photographic
Chris will be back next week with the third and final installment on the night
photography series. He will talk about using flash at night, 2nd curtain sync
(night mode), dragging the shutter, magic hour and he will have examples of
some very nice night photography to share.
The digital photography tip of the week is written by the PCIN Assistant
Editor, Chris Empey. Chris is a long time photographer and is currently
the vice-president of the Niagara Falls Camera Club. You can see more of
his photography at his Photo
of the Day website.
If you have a tip to send Chris, or a question about digital photography
he can address in the newsletter, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not able to remove or uninstall an application in Windows XP using
either the Uninstall option or the Add/Remove Programs tool? Try using the
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application
using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files,
registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with
a clean slate.
I recently had someone email me asking for help with the built-in Windows
XP encryption options. This lets you encrypt a file so that only you as the
logged in user can see it. Another user, including an administrator, can't
read the file. The Encrypted File System (EFS) is not available
in Windows XP Home. It is only part of Windows XP Professional and Windows
Here are some helpful links if you want to learn more about EFS:
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the Editor, Graham Wing and the Assistant Editor, Chris Empey. Graham Wing
and Chris Empey accept no responsibility for the results obtained from trying
the tips in this newsletter.
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