Thanks for attending today's seminar!
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Me To Do What? - Part 2
Notes from today's Seminar:
To view more of the demotivational posters I showed in the
beginning of our seminar, visit the following site (be sure to scroll down the
page to see the posters):
Congratulations to those who signed up for a MySpace account and
added me as a friend. We're sorry that MySpace and BellSouth are
preventing BellSouth users from signing up.
Ezekiel's Chariot of Fire
Using the Internet, we located a reputable breeder, emailed our
needs, purchased a new puppy using PayPal. Are you using the Internet to
its full potential?
Here's the link to the breeder:
We used PayPal to purchase our new puppy. You can use
PayPal to make purchases, send money and receive money, as well.
If you use Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher to reach
www.paypal.com, you will see
that the address bar is green.
This indicates that the PayPal site uses Extended Certification.
Here's an explanation of what that is (taken from VeriSign's site):
What is Extended Validation SSL?
Extended Validation SSL Certificates give high security Web browsers
information to clearly identify a Web site’s organizational identity. For
example, if you use Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7 to go to a Web site
secured with an SSL Certificate that meets the Extended Validation Standard,
IE7 will cause the URL address bar to turn green. A display next to the
green bar will toggle between the organization name listed in the
certificate and the Certificate Authority (VeriSign, for example). Firefox
and Opera have announced their intention to support Extended Validation SSL
in upcoming releases. Older browsers will display Extended Validation SSL
Certificates with the same security symbols as existing SSL Certificates.
Sites using Extended Validation Certificates are more
What can you do with PayPal? Here's the answer taken from
their own site:
Rules For Online Shopping
Here are the rules we talked about regarding online shopping:
Here are the questions and answers from our Jeopardy game:
Answer: Send a letter through the computer
Question: "What is email?"
Answer: A secret word to log onto the Internet
Question: "What is a password?"
Answer: Yahoo, WebCrawler, Simple Search
Question: "What are search engines?"
Answer: Get a program off the Internet
Questions: "What is to download?"
Question: "What is the acronym for an Internet address?"
Bonus: U.R.L. stands for Universal Resource Locator
Answer: You need one of these to so that you can type on
Question: "What is a keyboard?"
Answer: You do this so that you'll have a copy of your
documents WHEN your computer's hard drive crashes
Question: "What is to back up?"
Answer: This once prevented images from burning into your
Question: "What is a screensaver?"
Answer: C.P.U., Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse
Question: "What are the basic components of a computer?"
Answer: To hear from a computer, you will need one of
Question: "What is a sound card?"
Back up, Back up, Back up
Some thoughts on backing up your data:
ALL hard drives crash, so backing up is important
Never store your backup near your computer (Why not?
Think fire, flood, etc.)
Redundancy - back up different ways for very important
files. Not quite as important if you use an online backup service like
Most programs have to be installed when a computer crashes
so always keep installation CDs and always back up download installations
Back Up To A USB Drive
Insert the USB drive into a USB port
Wait for your computer to recognize the USB drive
Use (My) Computer to view all drives
Choose a method for copying files to the USB Drive
Near the end of the seminar, we used drag and drop to copy some
files onto our USB drive. At our next seminar, we are going to go into
more depth regarding the other ways to back up your files. I cannot
emphasize enough the importance of having your important documents, pictures and
music backed up.
Thanks again for attending today and thanks for telling others
about our seminars. I try to make them informative yet fun at the same
time. And thanks for all your great questions today.