Welcome to my monthly newsletters.
Summer is "in action" in the Raleigh, NC, USA area and so far -- other than we don't have enough rain -- the weather has been fine. I hope your summer (or fall season, if that is what is happening now in your part of the world) is starting out well.
A few reminders, if you soon will be taking vacation/travel trips:
I encourage you to browse earlier SCScompA newsletters if you have not already done so, and to send me any comments/questions/concerns that you may have regarding material presented in these newsletters.
Let's begin, as usual, the newsletter with a couple of scanned (I use a Microtek ScanMaker V6upl) comics.
Even if our friends/family give us some hints that we are not making progress: Continue practicing and perhaps someday we will be better!
Beware of gifts that may seem out of reason!
I wish you success with your use of home computing systems.
Contact me regarding any matter in this newsletter that causes you concern or you want to otherwise discuss.
eMail to: SCScompA@aol.com
Discussion Regarding Home Networking Using Telephone Wiring
I had occasion this past month to test using my home's telephone wiring as a media for communicating between my laptop and my main PC. I have been meaning to test this for awhile and this month's test was on a start on this topic.
The purpose of the following is to share my initial experiences with you while seeing if you are involved/interested in this topic. I would appreciate your feedback on your involvement/interest when you get a chance.
For those of you who are experienced:
For those of you who have interest in this topic, browse along the remainder of this newsletter's item -- and let me know if you have any comments/similar experiences you are willing to share.
Note: I will not, in the following, discuss in any detail the software/connectivity matters used with my Windows 2000 Professional operating systems' setup. If you have need of such help, ask someone who normally assists you with your home computer situation. I can, however, recommend (if you are a Windows' user) the Windows' Help panels as a guide and that you have all your PCs/laptops in your home initialized with user IDs and user passwords. If you are going to use Home Networking for multiple PCs/laptops -- always use a "User" and associated passwords when bringing up your system(s).
An Overview of The Environment
In most of my newsletters, I show a few examples of using an HTM-type approach at sharing photographs or other material including scanned images with family/friends.
This month I discuss/show examples of:
To see this month's example click anywhere on the following image or on the link, below the image.
Don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments regarding the above or for any related discussion.
Miscellaneous Comments Regarding Home Computer Use Matters that Came Up in May
Contact SCScompA if you have any comments or questions about the above.
FreeCell Game/Deal of the Month
We continue, in our household, doing FreeCell deals from 1-to-32000! We will NOT accomplish this task. We know that. However, as we go along in our for-fun-effort, yet frustration... I will mention once in awhile specific FreeCell deals we find challenging.
Note: If you are running your PC on Windows 98, it is possible you have to specifically install FreeCell. Just install Accessories/Games.
Let me know if these FreeCell games and the number of times we had to restart to solve the deal is about what you find. If you are going to attack deals 1-to-32000 and want to interact with us in that regard, let me know what thousand-or-so you are going to start with. We have completed deals through 2000. Now, we are attacking 2001-to-3000 and I would recommend you start with 3001! At the rate we are going (a little more than 100 deals a month) it will only take us 22 more years to complete the 32000 deals without your help. If you let us know what you have completed, it will take us less time!
I am adding to this column in the newsletter a few "special" games that we found during the month.
Let me know how YOU do!
If you want to see our list of FreeCell Deals 1-thru-what we are working on now and our comments on how many times we had to restart the deal to find a solution, let me know -- or click on: SCScompA FreeCell Table of Completed Deals
Or send snail-mail to:
P.O. Box 58223
Raleigh NC 27658
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