• 25 Things About Me

    25. Mär. 2010, 15:12

    1. My father came from a small German town in the the Ukraine.
    2. My mother came from the outskirts of Glasgow.
    3. I’m a first generation Canadian with two older sisters
    4. Born in Calgary in 68, moved to Ft. Mac in 71 and then in 77 to St. Albert.
    5. In 1981 I had a benine tumor removed from my leg.
    6. Visited Scotland and England in march of 81
    7. In 1987 graduated from a trade school with a diploma in food services
    8. Flew in a small plane in 87 from Edmonton to Vancouver to see U2s Joshawa Tree
    9. Love all music produced prior to1983
    10. Attended community college from 91 to 93 graduated with a degree in Visual Communications
    11.Was in a relationship with a woman 16 years older than me from 90 to 95
    12. First drove a car with 13 with my father in 81
    13. I’ve met Wayne Gretsky, Roman Polanski and seen lady Diana from about 10 meters
    14. Lived in a container in the former GDR East Germany for 8 months in 95
    with my father and other Canadians building Canadian wooden homes.
    15. Met, Dated, Invited to Canada, asked for her hand in marriage and received a
    A dear john letter from an East German girl in 1995
    16. Trained as an english Instructor in 2001 and am presently in Berlin
    17. I speak and write the German language
    18. Been married to a wonderful woman since 99
    19. Consider myself an agnostic
    20. I now love the German kitchen food wise
    21. Haven’t been to the cinema since 2000
    22. Can play the guitar and drums
    23. Started smoking in the fall of 83 Quit in Feb. 07
    24. Gained weight as a result! big time
    25. Have done every kind of job under the sun believe me![IMG]
  • De Tomaso GTS

    23. Mär. 2010, 14:48

    This is what happens when you drop your car off at the shop to get serviced.[youtube][/youtube]
  • Text Symbols and Faces

    18. Mär. 2010, 14:27


    #:-) Smiling with a fur hat
    %- ) Confused or merry
    %-( Confused and unhappy
    %-} Intoxicated
    %-6 Not very clever
    &:-) Smiling with curls
    (-: Smiling
    (:-) Smiling with helmet
    (:::X:::) Plaster /Elastoplast
    ******@* Cenitpede wearing a sombrero
    *<|:o)> Santa Claus
    /: - | Unamused, mildly cross
    /\(00)/\ Spider
    : - )… Drooling
    : - 7 Smirk
    : - D Grinning
    :' ) Happy and crying
    : @ Shouting
    :-# Razes
    :( Sad, without nose
    :'-( Crying
    :-( Sad
    :-( ) Shocked
    :-(0) Shouting
    :) Smiling without a nose
    :-) Smiling
    -:-) Punk
    :-)= Smiling with a beard
    :-)8 Smiling with bow tie
    :-* Bitter
    :-* Kiss
    :-? Smoking a pipe
    :-\ Sceptical
    :^) Broken nose
    :-{) With a moustache
    :-{} Lip stick
    :-| Determined
    :-|/:-I No face/poker face
    :-|| Angry
    :-~) Having a cold
    :’-( Crying
    :’-D Crying with laughter
    :-< Cheated
    :-<> Surprised
    :=) Two noses
    :-0 hbtu 0-: Happy birthday to you
    :-9 Salivating
    :-c Unhappy
    :-D Laugher
    :-E Buck-toothed Vampire
    :-o Appalled
    :-O Wow
    :-o zz Bored
    :-v Talking
    :-w Talking with two tongues
    :-x Small Kiss
    :-X Biggy sloppy kiss
    :-X Not saying a word
    ;) Twinkle (Wink), without nose
    ;-) Twinkle (Wink)
    @:-) Wearing a turban
    @}--\-,--- A rose
    @WRK At work
    [:-) Smiling with walkman
    [:] A Robot
    {:-) Toupee
    {:-) Smiling with hair
    |:-[|] Mick Jagger
    |-I Sleeping
    |-O Snoring
    }:-( Toupee blowing in the wind
    <:-| Monk / Nun
    <|-) Chinese
    <3 A love heart
    =(_8^(1) Homer Simpson
    =|:-)= Uncle Sam
    >: - ( Angry, yet sad
    >: -| Cross
    >:-( Very angry
    >:-@! Angry and swearing
    >@@@@8^) Marge Simpson
    ><:> A Turkey
    >>: -) A Klingon
    >8-D Evil crazed laughter
    2bctnd To be continued
    2d4 To die for
    2g4u To good for you
    2Ht2Hndl Too hot to handle
    2l8 too late
    2WIMC To whom it may concern
    4e Forever
    4yeo For your eyes only
    5:-) Elvis Presley
    7K Sick
    8-) Smiling with glasses
    8:-) Glasses on head
    8:] A Gorilla
  • Shortcuts with Windows XP

    18. Mär. 2010, 14:21

    General keyboard shortcuts

    CTRL+C (Copy)
    CTRL+X (Cut)
    CTRL+V (Paste)
    CTRL+Z (Undo)
    DELETE (Delete)
    SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    CTRL+A (Select all)
    F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    F5 key (Update the active window)
    BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    ESC (Cancel the current task)
    SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)
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    Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
    If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
    CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
    CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
    TAB (Move forward through the options)
    SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
    ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
    ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
    SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
    Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
    F1 key (Display Help)
    F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
    BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
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    Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
    Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
    Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
    Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
    Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
    Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
    Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
    Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
    CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
    Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
    Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
    Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
    Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
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    Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
    Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
    Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
    Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
    SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
    NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
    Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
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    Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
    END (Display the bottom of the active window)
    HOME (Display the top of the active window)
    NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
    NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
    NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
    LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
    RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
    Back to the top
    Shortcut keys for Character Map
    After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
    RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
    LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
    UP ARROW (Move up one row)
    DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
    PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
    PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
    HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
    END (Move to the end of the line)
    CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
    CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
    SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
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    Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
    CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
    CTRL+N (Open a new console)
    CTRL+S (Save the open console)
    CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
    CTRL+W (Open a new window)
    F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
    ALT+F4 (Close the console)
    ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
    ALT+V (Display the View menu)
    ALT+F (Display the File menu)
    ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
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    MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
    CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
    ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
    F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
    F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
    CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
    CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
    Back to the top
    Remote desktop connection navigation
    CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
    ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
    ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
    ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
    ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
    CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
    ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
    CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
    Back to the top
    Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
    CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
    CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
    CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
    CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
    CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
    CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
    CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
    CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
    CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
    CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
    CTRL+W (Close the current window)
  • How to post an image or photo to your page (another view)

    18. Mär. 2010, 14:07

    Find the image to which you want to link.
    Locate the IMG code below the thumbnail image.
    Note: The checkbox may only display if you move your mouse over the media. See How do I control the linking codes that display in my album for details.
    Click in the IMG code field. If one-click copy is active, the yellow "Copied" box displays when you click. If the yellow "Copied" box does not display, manually copy the code.
    Paste the code into your forum posting.
    If the image does not display immediately, clear your browser's cache, and refresh your page. If you continue to experience difficulties, contact us, and send us a link to the forum board and a link to the image that is causing difficulties.
  • How to post an image/photo to your page

    18. Mär. 2010, 14:02

    Posting Image or Photo

    Introduction: To post an image, it must be on a web server connected to the internet. This is not the same as being on your local computer. In other words, you may need to sign up / get a host for a web page site before you post images. Or perhaps, you already have a online photo album that will allow 'remote' links to the images. In any case, be a good netizen = Use space and bandwidth that you have been supplied

    Posting an image is really easy once you learn the 'tricks'. Here is an example that you can copy n paste. This example shows that it is NOT as complicated as it looks when you get into the 'step x step' instructions.

    Copy n paste this code
    in our Practice Page:

    <img src="">;

    To load / display this:

    You should be familiar with basic computer procedures such as creating a subdirectory (folder) and saving images to the folder on your hard drive. Most browsers allow you to save an image (or gif animation) just by clicking on the image and then clicking with the right mouse button.

    Posting (Step by Step):
    Note: if you have image online go directly to step 4:

    1.Create a folder (subdirectory) on your hard disk to save your images (keep things organized).
    2.If you don't already have the image, find an image / animation on the internet (check for copyright notice!). Then use your mouse over the image along with the right mouse button to save a copy to your 'folder' on your hard drive.
    3.Open the connection to your web host (With FTP software or a 'file manager') and upload the image to the host.) BTW: Check out the instructions for a free FTP program.
    4.Use the img tag to post the image by replacing the 'URL' in this tag: <img src="URL"> with the actual URL of the image.
    Note: The quotations marks around the URL / address are important.
    For example, if the image name is
    and the URL for you page is
    then the tag would be
    <img src="">;
    Footnote: Sometimes finding the URL of the image is tricky. For example, images on AOL homepages are sometimes put in an 'images' directory. So the URL may be something like this:
    In most browsers, you can use your right mouse button over an image. Then select 'properties' to view the URL of the image. Then you can mouse over (highlight) the image URL and copy n paste it inside the quotes.

    I hope this has helped you.