Size Does Matter!


My Childhood Wonder!

My Childhood Wonder!

 

Ah the pride of every Boy Scout, the Swiss Army Knife!

 This is the little pocket treasure that would save the day and prove your resourcefulness. Yes I was a boy scout and yes I had a Swiss Army Knife (SAK) it was only 5 ounces and 4 ” long. It was a pocket knife that you could do everything with. 2.5″ Blade, 2.75″ Double-cut wood saw, Patented locking screwdriver, 2.4″ Springless scissors with serrated self-sharpening design, Cap lifter, Wire stripper, Can opener, Nail file and cleaner, Phillips® head screwdriver, Reamer, Awl, Toothpick, Tweezers, and a Key ring!

The most important part of all

IT WOULD FIT INTO YOUR POCKET!

That was what it was originally designed to do.

Giant Swiss Army Knife 2 pounds 11 ounces and 9 inches wide

Giant Swiss Army Knife 2 pounds 11 ounces and 9 inches wide

The new Giant Swiss Army Knife

weighing in at 2 pounds 11 ounces and around 9 inches wide with 85 tools and over 100 functions will

NOT fit into your pocket !

How could it be a Swiss Army Knife and not fit into your pocket?

Because the amount of tools became more important then its original purpose.
TO FIT INTO THE POCKET !!
 

 Does this have something to do with Computers? Yes!

I can see !

I can see !

The computer receives information from the Internet through port 80 or in other computers port 8080. These ports are for HTML. Information coming in from port 80 or 8080 requires a web browser to receive it.

Just like you need to have binoculars to receive information to your brain’s visual ports (eyes) from far away , your computer needs a browser to receive to its port 80 or 8080 from HTML information.

What would happen if you added more functions to the binoculars and in doing so made it so big you couldn’t carry it and worse you couldn’t see through it?

Let me introduce to you the Internet browser.

The Internet browser is your Swiss Army Knife or your Binoculars for the Internet.

REMEMBER THE BROWSER’S PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO GET THROUGH PORT 80 or 8080 AND BRING BACK THE INFORMATION FOR YOU, EVERYTHING ELSE IS SECONDARY!

When you go onto the Internet with your browser is it excruciatingly slow but when you get your email it is fast? Use our old friend “tracert” (click on start, then run, then type cmd and hit enter, remember? 🙂  

Where did my email go?<- click here for a review)

 at the command prompt type “tracert yahoo.com” if you get rapid responses. then your brower is the problem.

bowser tools menu

bowser tools menu

 

At the tools menu click on ” manage add-ons”

 

Your next screen should look like this:

Menu of Add-ons

Menu of Add-ons

 

Notice I have 17 add-ons. But my computer is a dual core, if it was a single core (Pentium 4) I would only have 8.

If yours shows 63 add-ons its a wonder it even opened!

Highlight each one you do not use and click on “disable”. Try to get all so that you have only what you need or use.

When you are finished click on OK!

Close your browser. Then re-open it.

Notice the speed?

Notice the smile growing on your face?

What happened?

Your Giant Swiss Army Knife now fits into your 80 or 8080 pocket !

Do you see?

Enjoy 🙂

R. Frank Tulak

 

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