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Explorer Notes
Explorer Notes enhances Windows 95 Explorer byletting you associate a note of up to 255 characters with anyfile or folder. Explorer Notes adds a fifth column to Explorer'sdetail view for note display; a notes column also appears in thedetail view of Windows 95 standard file dialogs. The Explorer Notescontrol window provides a Find dialog that lets you findfiles by searching through your notes. Also works with ALLother File Management prgs like Drag N File , Turbo Browser,etc......
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After downloading the file, and installing Cute-FTP, double click on its Icon to start the program.
You will see, on the right hand side, towards the bottom, "Add Site". Click on it. Be very
sure that you have Personal Sites highlighted on the left side!

  1. Site Label: Type in ECSIS
  2. Initial Remote directory: Type in HOME/your user name
  3. Host Type: You need Auto-Detect highlighted
  4. Host Address: www.ecsis.net
  5. Initial Local Directory: This is where you installed the CUTE FTP program, for instance c:\Program Files\CuteFTP
  6. Now type in your user name and password
  7. Login type should be normal
  8. Transer type should be Auto Detect
  9. Click ok. Double click on ECSIS If all is well, you will be logged in to ECS now. Double click on the public_html folder.
  10. Now, click on the little blue arrow on the left side of the page.. these are YOUR files on your hard drive. The right side is ECS'
    Look at the TOP of the page and over towards the far right, you will see two yellow folders atop each other. Click on it. Click on Browse, find the folder of the file you want to upload (say it's your home page, in the "1sis" folder, click on 1sis, then OK) Now you see the entire contents of the file. Hold down your control key, and highlight everything in that folder that you want to upload. Look at the TOP of the window and you see a little black arrow pointing UPWARDS. Click on it, and everything you have high-lighted will then be uploaded onto ECS' ftp site.

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Written by sissi Changing your password

I have had several people that have written me for help
in changing their passwords. Here is how I do it:
  1. On your address bar, type telnet:www.ecsis.net
  2. You may see a blank page, so click on Connect, then Remote System. Put ecsis in Host Name box, telnet in Port box, and vt100 in Term Type. Click connect.
  3. Login, which means type your USER name. ENTER key
  4. Type your current password.
  5. Now you see TERM type in passwd
  6. Type in passwd AGAIN!
  7. Type in your current password
  8. You want to be able to choose your OWN password here.
  9. Type your new password and it will prompt you to type it in again. You MUST have your letters and a number such as puppy1 or puppy2 or pup309py whatever you can remember!!!!

Some folks don't do it that way, but it's much easier for
me to tell people this method. Nobody that I've told this
has had any trouble whatsoever. Sissi

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mIRC Text

mIRC is a popular new shareware client with well-deserved fame -- it is definitely one of the easiest to use IRC apps available on the 'net. In addition, it includes an extremely helpful Internet Relay Chat Primer (a must-have for all novice users of IRC) and implements nearly every IRC2 command imaginable (perhaps even every IRC2 command by now :-). mIRC also includes a timer and finger client, as well as colored text for making it easy to differentiate between (and ignore routine) events. The recent improvements to mIRC have taken it close to the top in terms of both power and ease of use; however, with all the competition out there, it may not be able to hold the pole position for long. Some of the features recently incorporated into mIRC include a history of the last twenty commands used (for quick and easy replication), basic scripting capabilities, a new 32-bit version, a configurable toolbar with quick tooltips, programmable function keys, a built-in .wav player, parameter strings, additional fonts support, private conversations, a built-in finger server, and much more. New releases have also witnessed major rewrites in the mIRC code, resulting in greater performance overall and improved screen layout. Many users prefer mIRC over WS-IRC for its inexpensive price tag, its ease of use, and its overall functionality; choosing between the two will likely come down to your own individual preferences...

*This Review text was borrowed from Stroud's Consumate Winsock Site at Wilmington.

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Pirch text

PolarGeek's IRC Hack (PIRCH) may be quite a mouthful, but the client itself is nothing short of amazing. PIRCH offers one of the most attractive, easy to use interfaces for an Internet Relay Chat client on the 'net today. It combines ease of use with powerful features, intuitive design, and more than sufficient context-sensitive online help documentation. PIRCH has the capability for private text-based chatting, as well as the ability to send and receive text, video, sound effects, MIDI, and synthesized speech files. PIRCH offers an integrated media player for playing files received via IRC. Additional PIRCH features include the ability to allow concurrent multiple server connections; user definable aliases, variables, and events handling; support for CTCP (Client to Client Protocols) and DCC (Direct Client to Client); flood handling; multimedia plug-in capabilities (including Real Audio); a personal biography feature; an integrated finger client and a DNS lookup app; direct integration with Netscape Navigator or the web browser of your choice; and a whole lot more. In addition to offering context-sensitive help, PIRCH also includes a beginner's guide to IRC and extensive documentation covering the many details and features of the client.

*Description borrowed from Strouds Consumate Winsock Review of this program. For more software and reviews checkout Back to The Win 95 Software Page


(Email, LISTSERV groups, Mailing lists, and Usenet)

•Never give your userID or password to another person. 
System administrators that need to access your account 
for maintenance or to correct problems will full priviledges 
to your account. 

•Never assume your email messages are private nor that 
they can be read by only yourself or the recipient. Never 
send something that you would mind seeing on the 
evening news.
•Keep paragraphs and messages short and to the point. 

•When quoting another person, edit out whatever isn't 
directly applicable to your reply. Don't let your mailing 
or Usenet software automatically quote the entire body 
of messages you are replying to when it's not necessary. 
Take the time to edit any quotations down to the minimum 
necessary to provide context for your reply. Nobody 
likes reading a long message in quotes for the third or 
fourth time, only to be followed by a one line response: 
"Yeah, me too." 

•Focus on one subject per message and always include 
a pertinent subject title for the message, that way the 
user can locate the message quickly. 

•Don't use the academic networks for commercial or 
proprietary work. 

•Include your signature at the bottom of Email messages 
when communicating with people who may not know 
you personally or broadcasting to a dynamic group of 

Your signature footer should include your name, position, 
affiliation and Internet and/or BITNET addresses and 
should not exceed more than 4 lines. Optional 
information could include your address and phone number. 

•Capitalize words only to highlight an important point or 
to distinguish a title or heading. Capitalizing whole words 
that are not titles is generally termed as SHOUTING! 

•*Asterisks* surrounding a word can be used to make 
a stronger point. 

•Use the underscore symbol before and after the title of 
a book, i.e. _The Wizard of Oz_ 

•Limit line length to aproximately 65-70 characters and 
avoid control characters. 

•Never send chain letters through the Internet. Sending 
them can cause the loss of your Internet Access. 

•Because of the International nature of the Internet and 
the fact that most of the world uses the following format 
for listing dates, i.e. MM DD YY, please be considerate and 
avoid misinterpretation of dates by listing dates including 
the spelled out month: Example: 24 JUN 96 or JUN 24 96 

•Follow chain of command procedures for corresponding 
with superiors. For example, don't send a complaint via 
Email directly to the "top" just because you can. 

•Be professional and careful what you say about others. 
Email is easily forwarded. 

•Cite all quotes, references and sources and respect 
copyright and license agreements. 

•It is considered extremely rude to forward personal email 
to mailing lists or Usenet without the original author's 

•Attaching return receipts to a message may be considered 
an invasion of privacy.
•Be careful when using sarcasm and humor. Without 
face to face communications your joke may be viewed as 
criticism. When being humorous, use emoticons to express
humor. (tilt your head to the left to see the emoticon smile) 
   :-) = happy face for humor

•Acronyms can be used to abbreviate when possible, 
however messages that are filled with acronyms can be 
confusing and annoying to the reader. 

Examples: IMHO= in my humble/honest opinion
FYI = for your information
BTW = by the way
Flame = antagonistic criticism

Permission to duplicate or distribute this document is granted 
with the provision that the document remains intact or if 
used in sections, that the original document source 
be referenced. 

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revisions, please click here to send email to

Last updated: 24 JUN 96 
- URL = http://www.fau.edu/rinaldi/net/elec.html 

CuteFTP is a Windows-based Internet application that allows novice users to utilize the capabilities of FTP without having to know all the details of the protocol itself. It simplifies FTP by offering a user-friendly, graphical interface instead of cumbersome command-line utility. One of the strongest features of CuteFTP is it's ability to gather all available information about files and directory structure of a remote system and present it to the user in an easy-to-use, file-manager-like browsing screen. CuteFTP also keeps data transfers to a minimum by storing frequently used data to a temporary file. The configurable interface allows options such as auto-loading indices, sorting the display and long file descriptions. You can connect to predefined sites simply by clicking on the address, and retrieve files by dragging and dropping them from one location to another. This text was borrowed from the CuteFtp Home page at (http://www.cuteftp.com). I did not write it.

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