Acronyms and Net lingo

To find out the language of the internet check out NetLingo or Acronymfinder (good for net abbreviations as well.

If you have teenagers in the house you MUST check out the top 50 acronyms that teens use when they are IM’ing (Caution: this is not for the kiddies). If that has not made you sick to your stomach here are 50 more

Here’s one of the largest list of chat acronyms and and text message shorthands that many of our kids use.

Check out Erin Jansen’s Top 20 and Top 50 lists

I caution you that many of the abbreviations above are not for children.

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Twitter – Free service for brief messages

Twitter is a free service which allows you to keep in touch with people using the WEB, your phone, or IM.

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected by exchanging quick, timely messages. So if you want to tell anyone what you are doing at this moment in time, you can twitter them!

Learn How to do Anything

I’m not very handy, nor am I very good a fixing things. I found these sites which help with my issues..

  • eHow – How to do just about anything
  • How Stuff Works
  • Answers – Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and More
  • Blaisdell’s Little Corner of the Web – Excellent site for Computer related tips for Windows (all Versions), Browsers, and Applications. You have to check out this site.
  • Lockergnome – If you are interested in the world around you, this blog is for you. I’ve used this site in the past for windows related tips, but it’s expanded now to

XP Tip: Cant Delete Print Jobs in XP

I was having this print spooler problem on multiple machines and finally found a solution when I Google’d it. XP was choking on a print job to a network printer. This is a common problem related to XP. I tried deleting the spooled file (The spooler is a XP software that allows printing in the background) via the printer icon, but still it wouldn’t go away.

Apparantly, the solution listed below is similar for NT, Windows 2000, and Vista. Make sure you have explorer set to show all hidden files.

Here’s the solution that worked for me to clear this problem:

This solution worked:

1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.

2. Enter the following:

net stop spooler (and hit enter)

3. Delete all files in the following folder (all *.SHD and *SPL files):

C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers —-> (in XP)

%Winroot%\System32\SpoolPrinters directory —-> (Windows NT and Windows 2000)

4. Once the spool files are deleted, start the spooler again:

net start spooler

Hope you find this tip Useful.

eDealfinder – Another really good deal site

I found this site when a friend at work told me about it. At eDealfinder, you can find the best e-deals for both on-line stores and bricks and mortar stores. The site has deals of the day, a listing alphabetically of all stores, printable coupons and generally I found it to be a great site.

I’m adding it to my side links as well. Enjoy.

Daddy O printable and hot deals

Daddy O’ Deals deals site has Printable, Forums, on-line and and overall is an easy to use site. Ended up buying a mouse that I really did not need. Fortunately, this cost me nothing as there was a $10 rebate Google Checkout rebate which put my cost at … Zero. Not Bad.

That’s all for now.

The Onion – Humorous Look at the News

Did you ever want to take a look at news from the perspect of sarcasm and humor. Well if you did, the Onion is the place for you. The videos and humor in the disguise of news are just great. Check it out.

Windows Secrets Library

The one weekly newsletter which I subscribe to and read religiously is Windows Secrets. This site gives an unbiased and tremendous perspective on Windows and how to make Windows work better for you. I subscribe to this newsletter.

There is a free version to the weekly newsletter and a paid version. This newsletter provides essential tips and techniques for Windows XP, Vista, IE, Firefox, Microsoft Windows Update and much more. If there is one weekly newsletter that I recommend hands down is Windows Secrets.

This week Brian Livingston introduced Permalinks to see a library of their tips. It’s an essential link for your reference library. Check it out.

Deals, Coupons and Free Stuff

Found this great new site call dealighted today which has an aggregated/consolidated view of Deals, Coupons and Free stuff. This site consolidates the deals founds on Dealcatcher, Slickdeals, TechBargains, XPBargains, and many many other sites.

Of course, to see additional sites you can go to my site for individual breakdown of sites for coupons and shopping and shopping comparisons.

What I liked about this site:

  • One consolidated site with bargains and free stuff.
  • Very Easy to navigate
  • A sub-sites for free-shipping
  • Forums for Hot deals, free stuff and the Best of the best
  • Price Comparisons.
  • You can select/de-select sites that you don’t want to see for deals.
  • You can search for deals.

This site is highly rated by Life Hacker.

Investing, Idently Theft, Insurance, Gardening and Baseball!

Was out of town for the past week so didn’t have a chance to add sites, but I’m back now.

Lesson of the week. When you cruise, never pay for internet access! Instead of paying the outrageous fees for internet access on Ship, wait till you get to your next port of call and go to an internet cafe at the port.

I paid over $100 for Internet access for just a little less than 3 hours of access. That’s just about 2 Months of access (example used is comcast)

Back to our sites of the day courtesy of Bottom Line which I read cover to cover:

  • I know I get overwhelmed with the number of investing sites out there, so here’s a cornucopia of Investor sites. There are over 20,000 sites. Includes mutual fund comparisons, stock screening tools, annual reports, bond yield calculations, etc… I personally prefer the Motley Fool and Yahoo Finance as my starting spots for investing ideas.

  • Develop your insurance smarts by reading vaious articles related to all kinds of insurance including home, denial of insurance, travel, long-term care and other types of insurance.