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up on eBay
Do I Print What I Am
Viewing on my Screen?
you know that I speak Volkswagen?
am a quail hunter and in
top of all the work at my day job and my online job, I am trying to get
this finished for hunting season this year, and I am running out of
time. I have posted
of pictures of me working on it. It
is lying on its side so my helper and I can weld the steel support in
place on the underside without having to lie on our backs and have
welding sparks falling in our faces.
I will probably write more on it for those who are
will post a
picture of the final product. It
is a one of a kind vehicle and it is fun.
few years ago, for a project (I seem to have too many of them), I
rebuilt a VW Thing. It
five years to complete since it involved taking it apart screw by screw
and then putting it back together.
used it for a few years and when our children did not need the
transportation anymore, we sold it.
It was fun, but I will not undertake a project of
and I are flying to
Q & A, Suggestions and
Know, one of our mentors, made the suggestion that we not use a full
page for the width of the Boomer Video eZine.
He suggested setting up a 700 pixel wide table on
the page and
put all the text inside that table.
tried his suggestion and it makes a world of difference in the
readability of the page. We
hope that you think the same.
send us your comments on this style change via our new suggestion form.
We will format the future issues to please our
Submit your input at our
Follow up on eBay Feedback
the last issue we discussed the need to achieve positive feedback for
ten or more transactions to be creditable on eBay.
I want to share with you the feedback generation for
fun I searched on ebooks for $.01 and found 678 ebooks for $.01.
I bought one of these on How to Sell Books on eBay.
friend who is a Boomer Video eZine subscriber bought one of the videos,
and I bought one so as of
are good items to buy for feedback.
They are inexpensive.
are delivered immediately so you do not have to wait a week for
before leaving feedback. You
can leave feedback in a few minutes after the purchase and if the
is on the ball, he/she will leave feedback quickly.
Note: I just took
read the “100 Feedback in Seven Days”.
It is a seven page book that says to search for
items for $.01
that are “Buy It Now” information products with no shipping cost.
Buy 100 of these whether you need them or not, leave
feedback and in one week you will have 100 transactions with positive
feedback for the total price of $1.00.
was looking for more value so I started at $.99 for the items for which
I was searching. However, for building feedback, the $.01 item with no
shipping cost is the way to go.
When I set up the
Boomer Guru site for selling videos, I wanted to get feedback at the
of video so I could determine if there was something outdated in the
video or get any suggestions for improvement.
I also wanted to collect any suggestions for a new
topic for a
around on what was available, I settled on ASK Database.
This is an amazing site that will handle the task of
forms to collect information and provide tools to help you analyze the
When you join
ASK, you can set up various types of question formats and it generates
the HTML code for you to copy into your web page for the form.
When the reader completes the form, the data is
logged into the
ASK database and is available for you to read or analyze.
I have used ASK
to set up a suggestion form for Boomer Video eZine at http://www.boomer-ezine.com/Suggestion_Form1.htm.
I would really appreciate your going there and
suggestions or comments. This
will help us improve the eZine and will also debug the website.
You will get a
“Thank You” page after leaving your suggestion.
This is a custom Boomer Video eZine page
If you did not want to make your own page, ASK has a
thank you page.
ASK has a 21 day
free trial and then it costs $19.95 per month for the silver membership
and $29.95 for the gold membership. This is not cheap for the starting
this service makes this one of those tough decisions.
Will my site grow so the cost per response and the
justify the cost? Our
decision is “yes”. This
will be an invaluable tool for improving the quality of this site and
other sites that we manage.
To learn more
about ASK, go to www.askdatabase.com/cmd.asp?AF=503396.
The ASK Database
is another tool that the successful online entrepreneur should have in
his/her bag of tricks.
Up Your Computer Hard Drive
What is your
backup procedure? I
hope you have one. Most
people back up to some type of media, but then store the media next to
the computer. This
care of the hard drive crash, but it does nothing about the house
burning down along with the computer and the backup.
As we have
expanded our online business, “My Documents” (for non Microsoft
Windows users, this is where all user documents and files are usually
kept) has grown exponentially. I
now have 1.5GB in My Docs. I
used to burn my backups to CD, but each CD only holds about 650MB which
complicates the backup procedures.
I now have a
large amount of valuable data on the computer that took many man-hours
to create. I DO NOT
have to recreate it. I
if I could remember half of what I have already created.
I began exploring
using an online backup service. In
the process of doing the research, I read a good review about it in P
C World (
article picked these are the top
services in order IBackup,
Data Deposit Box, Elephant Drive, Mozy.
The article picked IBackup first, but gave mention
of Mozy which
is in Beta form.
looked at the choices and I like Mozy.
You know why? Mozy
free for the first 2.0GB. It
costs $4.95 per month for 30GB. Before
you read too far about Mozy, it only works with Windows XP so check out
other sites if you do not run XP operating system.
use Mozy, download the Mozy software
and it takes care of the backups.
has an automatic feature the analyizes your hard drive and presents you
with a back up set that it develops.
You can make changes to the backup set as you see
It develops the backup set
on file extensions that it thinks you will want to back up.
It backs up Outlook or Outlook Express.
The backup works on files that are open.
first back up will be long (mine
was over 24 hours), but each backup following that is incremental.
It only backs up what has changed and it does that
The backups are done in the background only when the
CPU usage on
your PC is low.
Mozy says about itself:
* Is simple to
Mozy (this is copied from the Mozy site)
highly recommend that if you do not
have one, you start a backup procedure.
It is not a question of if the day will come when
you need the
backup. The real
recommend that you sign up with Mozy (www.mozy.com).
Since it is free for backup under 2.0GB, you have
lose. On the sign
there is a place for a referral
Please do me the favor of entering my code which is 3FWLA1.
I do not get paid directly in $$$, but I get 250MB
backup space for each member who joins and right now my backup is 1.9GB
out of the free 2.0GB so I am pushing the size of the free membership.
and I work hard each week to bring
you this eZine without volumes of advertising.
We would appreciate a favor in return.
Thanks in advance for your kindness.
do I Print What I Am Viewing on my Screen?
readers may already know this
trick so no offense to them.
want to print the contents
of the screen that you are viewing, click on the Print Screen key on
keyboard. This does
immediately print the screen but rather, it puts a copy of the screen
the clipboard. This
you to paste the image into another document.
that the image in on you
clipboard, open Notepad or Word and position your cursor in the middle
of a blank document. Right
click your mouse and select “Paste” from the dropdown box.
The image will be pasted into the document.
image is small, click on the
image to select it. You
see small boxes at each corner of the picture.
Place your cursor on one of these small boxes, hold
down the left
mouse button and drag away from the picture. This
will resize the picture to a larger size.
You may have to expand the margins of the document
to really blow
a handy tool to know how to
use so keep it in mind for the next time you want to capture a screen
prepared a short video of
this procedure. View
That wraps up our
issue for this week. I
cannot stress enough about backing up your computer.
DO IT NOW!!! Until
next week, stay tuned.
John and Linda
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