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HP Compaq 6910p specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.00GHz
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB SATA @ 5400RPM
  • Screen: 14.1" WXGA Widescreen (1280 x 800) (WXGA+ option available)
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics
  • RAM: 4.0GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 x 1GB)
  • Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti drive (DVD+/-RW) w/Double Layer Support
  • Battery: 6-cell lithium ion, 55WHr
  • Wireless: Intel PRO / Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Optional WWAN: Integrated HP ev2200 1xEV-DO Wireless Module
  • Security: Fingerprint reader, TPM hardware-based encryption
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13" (Width) x 9.4" (Depth) x 1.1" (Height)
  • Ports/Slots: docking connector; 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire); 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0); VGA monitor out; S-video out; RJ-45 Ethernet LAN; RJ-11 modem; Type I/II PC Card Slot; SmartCard; SD card reader; headphone/speaker jack; microphone


   Epson Powerlite 1925w Projector
  • LCD Display Technology
  • 4000 ANSI Lumens
  • Native Widescreen
  • Wide XGA Resolution
  • 2500 hour lamp life (typical)
  • 2000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Network Ready
  • Monitor Out
  • Includes Carry Case
  • PC Free Presentations
  • Built-in wireless networking (WiFi)
  • 3 year swap out warranty
  • 3.4kg (7.5lb.)
  • Quick Power On
  • Quick Power Off
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • PIN Code Security

freedomike.jpg (7770 bytes)        Lectrosonics Freedomike
     (Wireless Microphone)
Tom Tom 350 GPS      TomTom 350 GPS
     "It's terrific!" - Dr. Discovery
Suzuki harp.gif (7710 bytes)
     Suzuki Harmonicas (-;
Kurzweil PC88.gif (12689 bytes)       Kurzweil PC88MX Synthesizer
     Nikon D200,  
     18-200 VR zoom lens
Nikon S8100 Coolpix        Nikon S8100 Coolpix
compupic.jpg (6695 bytes)        CompuPic Imaging Software
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Alert: This is a potentially dangerous security hole in MS Word 97 through XP (2002). This is a potentially dangerous security hole in MS Word 97 through XP (2002).
Read Microsoft's information here:
and then go to  and subscribe to Woody's Office Newsletter. Also,
click here and download Woody's Sniffer program to ferret out suspicious Word field codes.

What is? / How to do I? Etc.

Monitoring your computer's CPU and HD temps
HMonitor is a terrific tool for keeping tabs on high temps HMonitor is a terrific tool for keeping tabs on high temps

Microsoft Windows Blue Screen of Death doesn't have to be blue
How to change the color of a BSOD How to change the color of a BSOD

Microsoft Office XP
Office XP programs quit after starting in Windows 2000 Office XP programs quit after starting in Windows 2000

Microsoft XP
What's compatible with Microsoft XP?

Microsoft Office
MOUS - Microsoft Office User Specialist information: MOUS - Microsoft Office User Specialist information:

  Recovering lost Office application password (

Windows 95, 98 & 98SE

  How do I make an autostart CD?
  Reordering the Start Menu in Windows 98...
  Cascade the Start Menu in Windows 98, like Windows 95......
  How to back up the Windows 9x and NT Registry...
  How to capture an image of the desktop or current window...
  Software Utilities - SRedit.exe
  Microsoft Windows 98 website homepage
  Microsoft Windows 95 website homepage
  I've got a multi-boot system and I want to switch to a single-boot system

Windows ME (Millennium Edition)
  Problems with WinME Hibernate Mode
  Microsoft Windows ME website homepage

Windows 2000
  Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 now available

File information
  What are GID files (files with a *.GID extension)?
  How can I change the font and size in MS Explorer?

  How fast is my internet connection?

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MP3 Files
  What the heck are MP3 files and what are my kids talking about?
  How to create an MP3 file from a music CD using Audiograbber:

Printing folder contents
  How can I print a list of a folder's contents in Windows 95/98?

The new Euro Currency
  How do I insert the new Euro monetary symbol () into my documents? 
  Currency conversion web-site

Microsoft Excel
  Exchanging data between Access and Excel
  How can I make Excel read my data back to me (SoundProof 2000) ????

  Excel tips and tricks

  How to find the Excel 97 Flying Easter Egg:

  How can I install MS Office Sounds?
  How do I install Office XP Report Manager?
  How do I install Office XP Sounds?

Microsoft Word
  How can I make Word proof-read my text to me (SoundProof 2000) ????
  Word tricks and tips
  Print a complete list of Word 2000 keyboard shortcuts
  How can I install MS Office Sounds?

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Copying Autocorrect lists from one computer to another
(MS Knowledgebase article)

Note: the above link allows you to download the MS Supplemental Macro file.
This program allows you to perform the useful Word utilities listed below:

Macro Description
AutoCorrect Utility Allows you to back up, restore and move AutoCorrect entries.
Automation Examples Simple macro examples demonstrating automation between Word, Excel, and Access.
Find Symbol Allows you to find and replace Symbols in your documents.
Font Sample Generator Generates a sample document of all the printable fonts on your system in 12 point.
Insert Footnote A wizard interface that helps you create footnotes in the MLA or Chicago Manual of Style format.
Modify Address Layout Modifies the layout of an address that you insert when you use the Personal Address Book, Schedule+, or Outlook Contacts List.
Save Reminder Install Installs into your Word Startup folder a template containing a macro, which periodically reminds you to save your work.
WordPerfect Data Formatter Converts certain types of non-standard WordPerfect data files and labels into a format that can be used as a mail merge data file.


Computer Architecture
  What is Firewire / IEEE 1394 / SONY iLink?
  What is USB / Universal Serial Bus?
  What is PC Architecture?
  What are XT, ISA, EISA, MCA, and PCI expansion slots?
  How many transistors are inside a Pentium chip? PII? PIII? P4? K6? K7? G3? G4?

ZIP Drives
  What is the IOMEGA "Click of Death?"

Preventing System Crashes
  An "Action Plan" to prepare for system crashes:

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Customizing Your Desktop
  How to place a logo or picture and "Support Info" button
  on your Win95/98 System Properties box:

Easter Eggs

  How to find the Excel 97 Flying Easter Egg:

  Should you be careful using a cell-phone when around gasoline?!

Computer Connections
  What is a DIN connector?

  What is a BNC connector?

Computer File Attributes
  What are and how do I change a file's attributes?

Computer Help Tips
  What are the "6 Tips" John talks about?

Search Engine Suggestions
  Which search engine should I use?

Palm OS PDAs / Handspring Visor
  What is a PDA and what is a Handspring visor?

Adobe Acrobat files
  Downloading Adobe Acrobat *.pdf files

Modem Information:
  Australian modem initialization string edits

John's PowerPoint Training Slides
Under construction...

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Fun: (-:

  What if cars were built like computers...
  What if IBM made toasters..

  Upgrading Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0
  Upgrading from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0
  Why did the chicken cross the road?
  Dr. Seuss on Computers

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