About Stephen Bucaro

Stephen Bucaro

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Working With the Registry

The Registry is the central database for everything about your computer. It stores configuration information about the operating system, hardware, software, and types of files on the computer.

Configure Windows Indexing Service for Performance

The Windows Indexing Service provides you with the ability to perform advanced searches on directories located on your computer and on shared directories on the network. The Indexing Service was introduced with IIS (Internet Information Services) and is now installed with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Hexadecimal Color Notation on the Web

When designing elements for your webpage, you will often be called upon to specify a color. For example, the code for a span shown below specifies that the color of the text within the span will be yellow.

How to Backup Windows XP Home Edition

Your computer cost you from hundreds to thousands of dollars, but the computer itself is not the most valuable part. The data on the hard disk is the most valuable part. How many hours of work did you put into creating that data? One little event, like a power line spike from a lightning strike, and all that work could be lost. Unfortunately, backing up with Windows XP Home Edition is not as simple as it should be.

Troubleshoot Windows with Task Manager

Task Manager is a Windows system utility that displays the tasks or processes currently running on your computer. To open Task Manager, press Ctrl+Alt+Del. The Applcations tab lists the applications currently running on your computer. A single application may actually consist of several running processes, and many programs that run in the background are not listed (you can see icons for some of these programs in the System Tray).

The Link Swapping Trap

If you want to make money on the web, you must get traffic to your website. If you want to get traffic to your website, you must have a high rank in google’s search results. Google ranks websites based upon the number of links that point to the site.

Kill The Messenger (Service)

You are familiar with the software applications that you run on your computer, but you may not be familiar with the dozens of programs running in the background on your computer. These programs, called “services” handle tasks like event logging, spooling files to the printer, and networking. One of these services, the Messenger Service, can be reconnoitered by spammers.

Be the Master of Your Printer

Sometimes you need a print immediately, other times you need to continue working with your application while printing. You can make your printer accommodate your needs by configuring your printers “Spool Settings” and “Print Queue”.

Setting Up a Linux Modem

Almost all modems manufactured today are software modems, usually referred to as “winmodems”. Even though we pay a lot for a winmodem, they are cheap to manufacture because they use very little electronics. The functions that should be performed in hardware are emulated by software. This places an extra processing burden on your computer’s CPU. Winmodems will not work with Linux unless you can locate a special “Linmodem” driver.

What’s With All Those Error Messages?

Your software application pops up an error message with some cryptic message like “Unexpected Application Error”, “General Protection Fault” or “Illegal Operation”. You don’t have a clue as to what the message means. Illegal Operation! What did you do wrong?

Go Ahead And Use That Copyrighted Material, It’s Fair Use!

Most people would like to use a picture or some textual information they found on the Web, but they assume that copyright law prevents them from doing so. The copyright law provides a “fair use” exception that permits you to legally use copyrighted material for many purposes.

The Couch Potato Critic

This is an idea I’ve had for a while about a Web business. I don’t know if it’s a good idea – you be the judge. You are free to use this idea because I won’t have the time to use it myself.

Whether You Know it or Not You Gave a Warranty

You may not know it, but when you sell a product you automatically provide the buyer with a very extensive warranty. Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code provides buyers with implied warranties of merchantability, fitness, and noninfringement. Few sellers are even aware of the existence of these warranties, yet they expose the seller to liability far in excess of the products price.

Market By Email Without Getting Persecuted

You provide a Web service such as Web site design, Web site evaluation, search engine optimization, graphics design, or copy writing. You find a Web site that could sorely use your services. You send a friendly email message to the Web site’s owner.

Use the HOSTS File to Block Web Sites

When you type a domain name into your Web browser, Internet Protocol contacts a computer that is a domain name server to look up the IP address of the Web site. In the early days, the Internet didn’t need domain name servers. Every computer had a file named HOSTS that listed the domain name and IP address of the systems connected to the Internet.

Email Market Without Getting Persecuted

You provide a Web service such as Web site design, Web site evaluation, search engine optimization, graphics design, or copy writing. You find a Web site that could sorely use your services. You send a friendly email message to the Web site’s owner.

Grow Your Brain

In the past, scientists believed that we were each born with about 100 billion brain cells, and that after we reached adolescence our brain started dying at a rate of about 10,000 per day, and these cells could not be replaced.

Simple Ways to Protect Your Creative Work

Being productive and creative gives importance and meaning to the lives of many people. In some cases, it may also provide them with a means to earn a living. Unfortunately, other people feel that it is easier to just steal someone else’s work. How can a creative individual protect their work from thieves?

Profit From On-line Self-Surveys

Which subject do you think people are most interested in? a) money, b) movie stars c) themselves. If you answered c, give yourself five points and move on to an interesting Web business opportunity: on-line self-surveys.

How to Make Money Giving Away Clip Art
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Everybody loves to find free clip art on the Web. Some people are clip art addicts. They must have every bit of clip art they can find, purchase, or swipe. Other people will search for days for the specific piece of clip art they need. There used to be a lot of good free clip art on the Web. Now most clip art sites require you to pay.

The Real Cause of SPAM – Open SMTP Relays

Email is transported across the Internet via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP relays email from server to server in route to your mailbox. When email arrives at your ISP’s server, it is stored there until you download it via Post Office Protocol (POP3).

Pick a City – any City

Operating your own city guide on the Web can be interesting and very profitable. Almost every city already has at least one city guide. But there is always room for one more. For example, I live near Phoenix, Arizona. I could call my site “The Best Guide to Phoenix”, “The Official Guide to Phoenix”, or “The Complete Guide to Phoenix”.

Protect Your ASSets in Business

Many people are starting an online business without a thought about the danger this may pose to their personal assets. The type of protection you need depends upon the nature of your business and the amount of your personal assets.

A Colorful and Exciting Source of Wholesale Goodies

If you could find a wholesale source for products that are colorful, exciting, and spark your imagination – would you start your Web business today? Well, think up a domain name because I’ve found it for you! Not only will I share this source with you, but I’ll provide you with some business ideas to go along with it.