Merlin's
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Tips, Hints, Shortcuts,
Fact Sheets, Reference Info, Usage and Policy Guidelines

   
 

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Links to useful Web pages of help, computer and Internet tips, clues, keyboard shortcuts, fact sheets and tables of useful information for computer and Internet users. Also suggested (or model) computer usage and policy guidelines for use at home or in business.

 


Keyword

Tip, Shortcut, Fact Sheet or Usage/Policy

Brief Description

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ASCII codes Fact Sheet (table and details) A table of ASCII Codes (and EBCDIC equivalents), and the characters they represent.
backup Fact Sheet What would you do if your computer's data disappeared somehow (accidentally deleted or corrupted)? Here are some hints about developing a backup strategy, and implementing it.
binary number system Fact Sheet A table showing some decimal numbers and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents. With an explanation as well.
browsing, Web Page of Tips Several hints and some cautions about browsing the World Wide Web. And watching out for viruses and hackers.
contingency planning Fact Sheet What would you do if your whole computer disappeared, or was destroyed (eg. theft, fire, flood)? Here are some suggestions for a contingency plan and recovery strategy.
decimal number system Fact Sheet A table showing some decimal numbers and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents. With an explanation as well.
Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) Fact Sheet Contingency Planning fact sheet. Here are some suggestions for a contingency plan and recovery strategy.
e-mail usage policy Usage/Policy Guidelines  Acceptable e-mail Usage Policy
general tips Page of Tips Some general computer tips.
hexadecimal number system Fact Sheet A table showing some decimal numbers and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents. With an explanation as well.
insert special characters
into text
How To Fact Sheet Easily insert special characters into your documents, charts, etc. (e.g. , , , , ), by simply typing a few numbers on the Numeric Keypad.
Internet for business  Usage/Policy Guidelines Acceptable Internet Use Policy for Business
Internet at home Usage/Policy Guidelines Safe and Acceptable Internet Usage (Rules) for Home
ISP, how to choose an How To Fact Sheet How to choose an ISP
keyboard shortcuts Page of Shortcuts A list of keyboard shortcuts to help you manipulate windows (jump between them, etc.) and to help you use your applications faster (more efficiently).
laptop computer use policy Usage/Policy Guidelines  Laptop Computer Use Policy
number systems Fact Sheet A table showing some decimal numbers and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents. With an explanation as well.
octal number system Fact Sheet A table showing some decimal numbers and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents. With an explanation as well.
policy, e-mail usage  Usage/Policy Guidelines  Acceptable e-mail Usage Policy
policy, Internet for business  Usage/Policy Guidelines Acceptable Internet Use Policy for Business
policy, Internet at home Usage/Policy Guidelines Safe and Acceptable Internet Usage (Rules) for Home
policy, laptop computer use Usage/Policy Guidelines  Laptop Computer Use Policy
policy, security  Usage/Policy Guidelines  Corporate Security Policy
security policy  Usage/Policy Guidelines  Corporate Security Policy
shortcuts, keyboard Page of Shortcuts A list of keyboard shortcuts to help you manipulate windows (jump between them, etc.) and to help you use your applications faster (more efficiently).
special characters, inserting into text How To Fact Sheet Easily insert special characters into your documents, charts, etc. (e.g. , , , , ), by simply typing a few numbers on the Numeric Keypad.
tips, general Page of Tips Some general computer tips.
tips, Windows Page of Tips Some tips about using (Microsoft) Windows, including some explanations about some of Windows' features.
viruses Fact Sheet What is a computer virus? What damage can they cause? How do you get one and what are the chances? How to guard against them, and what to do if yo do get one.
web browsing Page of Tips Several hints and some cautions about browsing the World Wide Web. And watching out for viruses and hackers.
Windows tips Page of Tips Some tips about using (Microsoft) Windows, including some explanations about some of Windows' features.


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