Problems / Settings
e m a i l   /   U R L
  During 2001 I had a lot of email problems.  Early in the year the problem was receiving mail (which was related to the site being unavailable at times).  That problem was solved and I enjoyed a few months of smooth operating.  But then in the fall, mail that I was sending started to disappear.  I don't know how many emails were lost because not everything I sent required a reply.  Some of you did receive my email, so to call it flaky would be an understatement.  If you emailed me in October or November and did not get a reply from me, please contact me again.

If you ever have trouble connecting to, use

f o n t s
  If the font size is too small for you, try one of these suggestions:

  • · If you use Internet Explorer, particularly 5.0 or 5.5, look for the Size icon on your toolbar.

    If you do not see it, click View--Toolbars--Customize and add it to the Current Toolbar Buttons.  Now, click on the Size icon and choose a size that is comfortable for you.  By using this icon you can change the font size for most sites with just two clicks.

    · If your mouse has a scroll wheel, hold down the CTRL key and roll the wheel to adjust the font size.  (Thanks to Ben for the tip.)

    · If you use Mozilla, click View--Text Size and choose a size.

    · If you use Netscape, I'm not sure what will work.  6.0 may have a feature similar to Mozilla, but Netscape 4.7 ignores parts of the stylesheet and changing the font size doesn't seem to be an option.

Arial is the primary font used.  If you don't have that, the backup is Verdana.  These two fonts, which I believe are part of the IE default installation, are all that are currently in use.  If you don't have these fonts, Microsoft has them available for free.  In the future, if any other fonts are used in the site, I will make note of it.

b r o w s e r   n o t e s
  The discography uses JavaScript, DHTML, and Cascading Style Sheets.  If your browser does not support these, or if you have turned them off, the site will not display properly.  Navigation should not be affected, though.

A resolution of at least 800 x 600, with the browser window maximized, is recommended.

Most AOL users are actually using Internet Explorer as the default browser.  After you sign on to AOL, minimize it and open a stand-alone version of IE.  You'll be better off (in general, not only for the discography).

Version 6.0:  I still have no plans to install or use this browser, primarily because of Smart Tags (even though I believe Microsoft has decided against using them...for now).  But I have used the browser and the discography appears to display exactly like IE 5.5.

Version 5.5:  This is my favorite, so it was the primary browser used to create the new layout and test all of the features.  Users with this browser should not encounter any problems.

Version 4.x:  I have no idea what the site looks like or how it works with this browser.  Everything should be OK, but a few scripts may not work.

Version 3.x:  Even though I haven't used this browser in a long time, I know it and the site won't get along.  Avoid.

If IE 5.5 isn't an option, this would be the browser I would recommend.

Version 6.0:  Although this browser displays the site quite well, I'm not fond of the program and wouldn't recommend it.

Version 4.x:  Scripts and style sheets are not utilized correctly, though navigation might be tolerable.  Avoid if possible.

Version 3.x:  See comments for IE 3.x.

I've never used this browser, but one person has reported positive results.

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