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By MICHAEL J. HIMOWITZ | October 12, 1992
Not long ago, my friend Chuck bought his first computer. Like many new buyers, he wanted to bring work home from the office, keep track of his household expenses and investments, and give the kids a tool to help them with their schoolwork.Fred isn't exactly computer illiterate. He uses a PC at the office -- WordPerfect for correspondence and reports, Lotus 1-2-3 for budgets and financial projections. But he's not what I'd call a power user. And he was puzzled when he called me."The computer came with this Microsoft Windows program on the hard disk.
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By Meekah Hopkins | April 22, 2014
The sign says "Big Ass Margaritas" … sold or shall I continue? Work up a thirst while I give you the drink details on the newly opened Papi's Taco Joint in Fells Point. Clearly, they already know their audience well - especially on Fridays (and only on Fridays), when you can order 11 delicious varieties of the 20-ounce Dos Manos Margarita all day - and all night - for a superb price. As the name implies en Espanol, you're going to need two hands to guzzle one of these puppies.
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BUSINESS
By Lawrence J. Magid and Lawrence J. Magid,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 1, 1991
The new MS-DOS 5.0 adds a lot of features, but there is still a market for "utility" programs that make computing easier and safer. The two leading DOS utility publishers, Symantec's Peter Norton Group and Central Point Software, have just released new versions of their popular programs.Utilities serve as health-maintenance and first-aid stations for your PC's disks. They help prevent accidental loss of data and improve performance by reducing the amount of time it takes for your PC to access data from its hard disk.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is having one of those nightmare weeks that all politicians dread. First, he gets into a shouting match with the Maryland State Police over traffic details and, as if that was not enough, he wades into the area of teen drinking (a problem he has highlighted during his term in office) only to emerge less than parental in his handling of this issue ("Gansler and the party," Oct. 24). The beach house saga seems to have got off to a good start - rules were written, chaperons were selected, chores were designated - so what could possibly go wrong?
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Evening Sun Staff | July 1, 1991
Navigating with IBM-compatible computers has never been easy. To make the computer do anything in its native state, you have to be on speaking terms with the Microsoft Disk Operating System (DOS). Unfortunately for many users, DOS speaks a strange variety of pidgin English that is logical but hardly intuitive.Finding, copying and deleting files, launching programs, and figuring out where anything is on your hard disk can be a royal pain in the neck, even for experienced users.Hence the explosion in recent years of DOS "Shells," programs that help you switch between directories, manage your files, launch applications and perform other useful tasks without remembering DOS's strange command syntax.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is having one of those nightmare weeks that all politicians dread. First, he gets into a shouting match with the Maryland State Police over traffic details and, as if that was not enough, he wades into the area of teen drinking (a problem he has highlighted during his term in office) only to emerge less than parental in his handling of this issue ("Gansler and the party," Oct. 24). The beach house saga seems to have got off to a good start - rules were written, chaperons were selected, chores were designated - so what could possibly go wrong?
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | February 6, 1994
People often say to me: "Dave, as a professional columnist, you have a job that requires you to process large quantities of information on a timely basis. Why don't you get a real haircut?"What these people are really asking, of course, is: How am I able to produce columns with such a high degree of accuracy, day in and day out, 54 weeks per year?The answer is: I use a computer. This enables me to be highly efficient. Suppose, for example, that I need to fill up column space by writing booger booger booger booger booger.
BUSINESS
By Craig Crossman and Craig Crossman,Knight-Ridder | December 10, 1990
Q. What is a DOS shell?A. DOS, which stands for disk operating system, is a program that performs most of the necessary housekeeping functions on your disk. These include organizing, locating, moving, copying, storing and retrieving the information that resides there.Unfortunately, to get DOS to do these functions, you need to learn what many consider to be cryptic instructions. For example, to get DOS to copy all the files named "myfile" from one disk to another, you might have to type something like this:COPY C:/SUBD/MYFILE.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 14, 2001
Now that I have upgraded my PC (running Windows ME) from 128 megabytes of RAM to 512 MB, I am wondering how I can determine if all that memory I purchased is indeed available. The best way to check how much RAM is in your machine is to hark back to the DOS routines computer users relied upon in the days when memory was counted in kilobytes rather than in multi-megabytes. To do this you need to open a DOS command line window, which accepts text commands to check the machine's memory chips and returns an answer when the enter key is hit. Type the command mem /c and hit enter, and the machine will check the memory chips on board and give you the answer.
BUSINESS
By PETER H. LEWIS | December 6, 1993
Apple Computer Inc. is developing a new Macintosh that includes an Intel 486SX microprocessor, giving the computer the ability to run DOS and Windows software along with Macintosh software.One would think such a machine would create a stir, since it represents something close to the Holy Grail of personal computing: a computer that runs all the popular programs, including DOS, Windows and Macintosh. It also represents the most tangible evidence yet of big changes at Apple under its new president and chief executive, Michael Spindler.
NEWS
The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Spring is finally here in Baltimore, and local boutiques are filled to the brim with new clothing for this season. But when picking out new go-to pieces, it's easy to get lost in a sea of mint green, bold stripes and sequins. To get you started, we asked boutique owners about their top picks for spring — and the fashion dos and don'ts that everyone should know about. Lisa Ponzoli, owner of Babe 1716 Aliceanna St., Fells Point 410-244-5114; babeaboutique.com Favorite spring trends: "Sheer fabrics, easy bodies, florals, stripes, layering, skirts and the high-low hem are really strong.
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By Lisa Airey, thewinekey@aol.com | October 13, 2011
Not all restaurants carry a liquor license, but some will give you the option to "bring your own bottle" when you sit down to dine. This is a courtesy on their part (when permitted by law) and not an obligation. The same holds true for eating establishments that hold a liquor license. Yes, you can bring your own bottle (if allowed by law and the management), but the restaurant is not obligated to let you do so. Why the reluctance? For a licensed establishment, a good portion of the profit structure rests within the beverage alcohol category.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd | June 5, 2011
No matter how bad the Orioles are going, Camden Yards is still the greatest place to watch a ballgame. Yet even in this baseball nirvana, there are fans who need to be schooled on ballpark etiquette. After attending a recent game and sitting with the teeming masses, here are a few observations: • I realize that railing against cell phone use at the ballpark is like trying to hold back the ocean. But I spent two innings listening to the guy behind me blab about all the cool features on his iPhone.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | June 26, 2008
Attention, elected officials: In case you haven't been paying attention for the past 35 years - you know, since Agnew's time - here's a little refresher course on avoiding scandal and ruin. It's a public service - a list of dos and don'ts, but mostly don'ts, that will help you avoid needless stress, embarrassment, astronomical legal bills and concerns about indictment as you enjoy healthy and rewarding careers in service to your constituents. Most of you already know this stuff, but it has become obvious in recent days that some need a remedial course.
SPORTS
February 15, 2006
A Brazilian bobsledder who tested positive for steroids in a pre-Olympic drug test became the first athlete sent home from the Turin Games for doping. Armando dos Santos failed the test in early January when a sample showed evidence of the steroid nandrolone, according to a statement posted on the Brazilian Olympic Committee's Web site. Dos Santos, a former hammer thrower, will be replaced on the four-man team by Claudinei Quirino - a silver medalist in the 400-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
NEWS
By JUDY FOREMAN | February 3, 2006
Should I throw away my toothbrush after I've had a cold? No. Nor should you waste your money on commercially available toothbrush "sanitizers" or special mouthwashes or disinfecting solutions. Thoroughly rinsing the toothbrush with tap water "does remove most of what's caught there," said Dr. Dana Graves, a professor of periodontology and oral biology at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. And leaving the brush uncovered so it can dry between uses or using a toothpaste containing a disinfectant also helps reduce the amount of live bacteria and viruses on the brush.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Evening Sun Staff | February 4, 1991
For the last few years, the best software minds in the business have been trying desperately to make computers easier to use.The result of all this work is the Graphical User Interface, or GUI (pronounced Gooey). A GUI replaces the arcane set of pidgin English commands that computers once used with an image of a desktop.On the desktop are pictures, or icons, that represent programs or data files. At the top of the screen is a menu bar containing basic commands. Using a pointing device called a mouse that moves an arrow around the screen, you just point at something and click a mouse button.
EXPLORE
By Lisa Airey, thewinekey@aol.com | October 13, 2011
Not all restaurants carry a liquor license, but some will give you the option to "bring your own bottle" when you sit down to dine. This is a courtesy on their part (when permitted by law) and not an obligation. The same holds true for eating establishments that hold a liquor license. Yes, you can bring your own bottle (if allowed by law and the management), but the restaurant is not obligated to let you do so. Why the reluctance? For a licensed establishment, a good portion of the profit structure rests within the beverage alcohol category.
BUSINESS
By Lorene Yue | February 27, 2005
The celebration of learning that your child has been accepted to a prestigious private college can be cut short when you realize that the invitation comes with a hefty price tag. Even if the college has less than Ivy League status, it might have nearly an Ivy League price tag. The average total annual cost of attending a private college last year was $27,516, according to the College Board. For a state school, the average price was $11,354, including tuition and room and board for in-state students.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN COLUMNIST | January 23, 2004
Vapor trails of Aqua Net wafted through the air at Cafe Hon on 36th Street yesterday, and the place was a riot of canary-yellow Lycra and lizard-green Spandex, shimmering two-foot beehive hairdos and leopard-print shirts with fox-fur collars. The occasion was the filming of two live shots for the new UPN talk show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, and it gave all of America an up-close-and-personal look at the "Hampden Hon" lifestyle. You wonder if all of America will ever recover. Actually, since Baltimore often makes the national airwaves for such pleasant topics as its murder and drug addiction rates, a fun glimpse at the retro "hon" look of big hair and loud clothes was definitely a step in the right direction, image-wise.
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