Head ‘em up and move ‘em out on the old Chisholm Trail

Tom DiFrancesca

Last week, I ended my column by mentioning Glen Seeber’s Internet endeavors. Glen is the news editor for the Clovis News Journal. So, as promised, I’m here with the scoop.
The Chisholm Trail — after hearing or reading those words, I immediately picture in my mind, long arduous cattle drives, men who receive little sleep and just enough food to get by on. I envision rough and tough cowboys sitting around a campfire, swapping tales. Not a life that I envy — but one that I admire.
Glen is even more infatuated with the history of the Chisholm Trail than I am — I admire that also.
Glen has been involved with the trail for a very long time, and it shows on his Web site:
www.thechisholmtrail.com/
I won’t go into any more detail though; I’ll let Glen share with you — in his own words, the details and the tales. Just hop on over to the Web site and check it out.
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With all of the new technology that we mere human beings are inundated with every day, is it any wonder that we often come across new terminology?
Terminology in some cases that isn’t quite clear — we can’t even tell what subject matter that it refers to. That’s where a Web site such as “Net Lingo” comes in handy. Just jump over to
www.netlingo.com
and you will find just about any word used in the technology sector clearly defined. One can either type in a specific word, or they can just read through the listings. It has just been announced on the Web site that the book form of “Net Lingo” is now available.
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A few weeks ago, a major flu outbreak spread across the United States — very rapidly. I’ve read some predictions that we are due for another similar outbreak — soon. I’ve also done some research on the Internet, and found what I think is the best information on ways to prevent ourselves from catching the flu. Check out
my.webmd.com/content/pages/5/4068_103.htm
and you will see what I mean. I know that the Web address is pretty long, but it’s worth typing it in.
Another type of “virus” outbreak is also about to begin, in fact the first wave started this week.
Again, I can’t stress enough the importance of having an anti-virus program installed on your computer. If you don’t, you are playing with fire.
Don’t just think for a moment, either, that your choice in not running an anti-virus program on your computer will not affect anyone else but you.
Just ask any of those poor slobs, who after receiving a cute little e-mail — supposedly from a friend or family member — had to totally reformat their hard-drives, and reinstall all of their software.
A great place to go, to keep up with the latest virus threat is
www.sarc.com
It belongs to Symantec Corp. — access to the information is free.
No strings attached.

Tom DiFrancesca III is a freelance columnist and a resident of Clovis. He can be reached at
tomdifran@ureach.com or www.trackertom.com