I have this on disk - one thing to note: It's not the complete collection.
Rather, it's a best of. I haven't used it extensively yet, but the few
times I have used it I was able to find an article that answered my
It seems very well put together with several different indexes:
Articles by Topic (with category & subcategory)
Index of articles by title and author
Methods of work by title and issue date
It's all acrobat based and also makes use of acrobat's search functionality.
You expect these people to send you their disks for a bit? Or do you want them
to send you copies of coopyrighted material, thereby breaking the law for
someone they don't know?
"Character is much easier kept than recovered." Thomas Paine
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 02:19:53 GMT, "Windy Wood <jcarste1@"
<"NOSPAM>nycap.rr.com"> wrote:>Has anybody sprung for the $150 for the Fine Woodworking complete
I have it and enjoy it very much. As someone else said, it doesn't
have every artickle from FWW, but it does have an awful lot. Some
reasons are obvious -- a fifteen year old tool review no longer has
much value. I think I'm only missing two issues from the whole run,
but find the CD to be very worthwhile.
PS Some things are complete, such as all of the "Methods of Work"
So far, all of the plans I've looked for have been there. But, it is
frustrating not knowing what is missing. If they could include a Table
of Contents, like they do on their website, so you could see which
articles are included and which aren't, it would be very welcome.
It's alot of money, and I waited and looked around at libraries and
such, but I finally broke down and bought it. I'm happy, but your
mileage may vary.
Well, you COULD pony up a few more bucks and buy the entire set of
issues in an EBay auction. Upside is you get to look at the pretty
covers and get all the articles including the adverts.
Oh yeah, and disk is pretty much useless while you're sitting on the
Woodworking-related ads are the one type I actually READ in a mag.
But an incomplete set of FWW on the disc? That's assinine! What
were they thinking, and at THAT price? <tsk tsk tsk>
WHAT? You don't keep your laptop in the throne room?
VIRTUE...is its own punishment
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6 computers in the house, and 1 laptop for the crapper. Yes I'm a computer
geek. Best one I ever put in was the one "integrated" into the workbench.
Got access to the web, my music, email, NG, everything.
How many are actively used? I have 7 but the old 80486-33 and Pentium 166
haven't been powered up in months. I should get rid of at least the 486 but
it would feel a little like shooting an old relative in the nursing home.
;-) Gateway's 2nd of the top of the line, first model with a fast graphics
slot, MS Access 2.0 programming *rocked* when I upgraded from 8 to 12 MB of
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 00:40:20 +0000, Mark Jerde wrote:
I'm down to three machines since the thinkpad died. One is a desktop 486
firewall running linux. When I had broadband available, it also ran a
mail server (sendmail) and webserver (apache), but since I moved and
dialup is the only option, it just does firewall duty and I got a hosting
company for email and web server. My "screamer" is a upgraded 286 chassis
with a AT2 MB and a pentium 233MMX running Linux (also is a
file/print/scanner server for the OL's machine), and the OverLords machine
is a Cyrix 333 (I think really a 266MHz) running Windoze 2000.
Yup, right on the bleeding edge....
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 04:48:05 +0000, Test Tickle wrote:
Well, I really was trying to explain my minimalist setup, and how far out
of the times I am.
Firewall: 486 DX100, 64MB mem(maxed) 512MB-Ide, RH6.2
My Desktop: pentiumMMX 233MHz, 256MB mem(maxed), 8GB SCSI/60GB-IDE,
OverLords Desktop: Cyrix 333, 256MB mem(maxed), 8GB-IDE, MS-Win-2K
I have plenty of room as I keep archives on CD-R/RW. Probably using 30%
of disk space.
Hopefully you're doing something like video editing and not just trying to
get Word documents the bosses like... ;-)
I bought my first PC in 1983. I spent the extra approximately $2000 to get
a 10 MB hard disk.
"10 *mega* bytes? My god, what will you do with all that space???"
In MS-DOS 1.0 with the 8.3 naming limitation that was a valid concern.
(This was before Bill G. invented subdirectories. <g>) Have you ever tried
to manage 800+ 8.3 files in the same directory? I was a (pre-ANSI) C
programmer and had boatloads of extensions. *.ssa for assembler, *.sso for
objects, *.ssy for a financial arithmetic library, *.ssx for ...
Later on the 8086 machine was upgraded to 92k (that's k, not M) of RAM so a
debugger could run.
But woodworking machines haven't changed very much in the same timeframe...
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