I can store about 5 square meters, is there a telephone number I can call?
20 posts • joined 25 Jul 2013
"The first thing I would do is get them into Solitaire for a a game or two. I used to think of Solitaire as the mouse use trainer.
This was always time well spent. I have never found a more effective method of teaching the basics of mouse use."
I could not agree more, any person not used to computers will rapidly learn the basic movements, not forgetting Drag and Drop, when playing Solitaire. Bill Gates hit the nail on the head with that app.
I worked for a company that had somewhat similar terrible rules. A user eventually figured how to make it easy.
Month 1 password = AAAAAAAA
Month 2 password = BBBBBBBB
Month 3 password = CCCCCCC
and so on, worked a treat, even I could remember my password!
After 12 months back to AAAAAAAA
This was for the JDE accounting software on IBM.
Does anybody remember a dial in software for CIS called Orzak or similar. It would save on the CIS hourly charge by dialing in, picking up ones forum messeges then hangup so one could look at the content at leisure. Then dial back to post comments etc. Worked a treat and saved lots of hourly charges.
I have little sympathy with the ABS and IBM over this debacle, when I note that the Melbourne Cup betting via the TAB is probably many times the volume of the census night transactions.
And no systems went down.
Can you imagine the howls of outrage if ordinary punters could not put on a bet? Governments could fall! Stock market losses etc.
"In the same way, you still have Drive space, Calendar, a YouTube account and do on. An enormous number of people over the age of 35 will have no use for anything except email. They will have no interest in YouTube and telling them about Drive is pointless."
I am way, way older than 35 and use Drive all the time as well as YouTube and Calendar features heavily on my smartphone. Ageist remarks like the above are not appropriate in this forum.
I remember owning a Tulpi dialup modem, 1200/75 baud standard. Made in Frenchs Forest, Sydney. With a unique range of commands, not Hayes. CompuServe was my ISP with it's walled garden. Actually it had a lot of content, just the cost was prohibitive.
I used to use software named Ozark which enabled automated logon, grab messages and any interesting Forum content, logoff and review at leisure. It was cheaper to make multiple phone calls than spend too much time on CompuServe.
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