Tag Archives: How To

How to Block or Remove Web Site Cookies

Web Site Cookie Blocking

To block cookies using Internet Explorer, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Check the box beside “Override automatic cookie handling”.
  • Beneath Third-party Cookies, select Block.
  • Click OK and OK.

To block cookies using Mozilla Firefox, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click on Cookies.
  • Check the box beside “for the originating web site only”. (If you cannot, make sure the box just above it is checked first.)
  • Click OK.

Web Site Cookie Removal

To remove cookies using Internet Explorer, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Click Delete Cookies.
  • Click OK and OK.

To remove cookies using Mozilla Firefox, do the following:

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab.
  • Click the Clear button beside Cookies.
  • Click OK.

How to Clear the Cache in Mozilla Firefox

For all versions of Mozilla Firefox below version 1.5:

  1. Click [Tools] » [Options…].
  2. Select the Privacy tab.
  3. Click on [Clear All].
  4. Click [OK] and [OK].

For Mozilla Firefox version 1.5 and up (currently, to version

  1. Click [Tools] » [Clear Private Data…].
  2. Check the Cache check box or, alternately, check all check boxes.
  3. Click [Clear Private Data Now].

How to create Mailing Labels in Microsoft Word 2003

It’s strange. You’d think that Microsoft would make it easy to print mailing labels. Well, they do make it easy to print an entire page of the SAME mailing labels, but how do you print a page of DIFFERENT mailing labels?

Here’s how:

  1. Start Microsoft Word 2003.
  2. From the menu bar select [Tools] > [Letters and Mailings] > [Mail Merge]. (That’s right! Choose [Mail Merge] and not [Envelopes and Labels]. Weird.)
  3. The wizard will open in the Task Pane to the right. You can get back to the Task Pane in the future from the [View] menu or by pressing CTRL+F1.

  4. Step 1 Choose [Labels]. Click [Next].
  5. Step 2 Under [Label Options] choose the correct format for your labels. The product number should be listed on the label page such as ‘Avery Standard 5163’. Click [Next].
  6. Step 3 Select your recipient list. This must usually be a spreadsheet or database. You are probably safe accepting the default choices, but if the preview doesn’t look right you may need to reselect your list and change some options. Click [OK]. Click [Next].
  7. Step 4 Select [More Items] and insert each of the database fields one at a time. Click [Close]. Click in between the database fields (between >> and <<) to separate them using the enter key. (This formats the label so that the address information appears on three (or four) lines which is the post office standard.) Click [Update all labels] to replicate your label format to all of the other labels locations. Click [Next].
  8. Step 5 Preview your labels. If everything looks right, click [Next]. If not, use the [Previous] links to go back and make changes.
  9. Step 6 This is a good step to finish formatting your labels. From the [Edit] menu select [Select All] to select all of your labels. Now you can make changes to the font, size, and other properties of all of your labels at the same time. When you are finished formatting, click [Print].

The Best Day

Today, my wife gave me a big surprise. She called me at work after school (I teach High School) sounding really sweet. She was already on her way to pick me up before we got off the phone. I had no clue what was in store.

Well, since it was our 2 year and 4 month anniversary, she wanted to do something special and romantic. So, we talked a bit and decided to go on a date and dine out at Makoto’s in Boone. That’s about an hour drive for us, so we had plenty of time to talk and share. About halfway there, she pulled into the Exxon station in Banner Elk at the TyneCastle shopping center. She pulled out an anniversary card and a small gift wrapped in green frog paper. I opened the box first and found a pregnancy test wrapped up in a plastic bag. It had two pink lines. I looked up at her face and saw the most beautiful, humble smile I have ever seen on her lovely face. And I leaned over and kissed her.

I opened the card next and read it aloud. I was going to be a daddy and my wife had made the occasion of telling me so special. She said she did a triple take when the test results appeared. It took her a while to decide how to tell me, but I think she did a spectacular job. And the setting was beautiful. It was a misty evening with light rain giving all the tree trunks a beautiful, dark wet look that contrasted with the fall foliage. I tell you the scenery was breathtaking! Even with the rain and the mist, the trees glowed with color. It was the most beautiful place for a most beautiful revelation and I will always treasure that memory.

Well, after a little while I went into the store to get her a caffeine-free drink and a Slim Jim beef jerky – if they had them. They didn’t so I returned with a Sierra Mist Free and drove to Makoto’s. We had a dinner of sesame chicken and water and afterwards I drove us home. Coming down the mountains, we got to enjoy the colors of the leaves one more time before night fell.

And now I’m writing this post. I hope you get to experience this in your own life. I expect I’ll be writing more now that I’ve broken the ice and have something worth telling. At least for me, this is something worth telling and I figure there are people out there who will enjoy it with me too.