Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 08:14:40 -0500 From: Bob Rankin
Reply to: TOURBUS-REQUEST@LISTSERV.AOL.COM To: Multiple recipients of list TOURBUS Subject: TOURBUS - Dec. 7, 1995 - The Vicarious Netizen /~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~/~~~|~\ | "Why | Surf When / You Can | Ride The | Bus?" / | \ |__________|__________/__________|__________|________/ | \ / /______|----\ / Send INFO TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM ///////| | | Or visit http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus |//////| | | |//////| | ~~~/~~~\~/~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~\~~~~ \___/ \___/ T h e I n t e r n e t T o u r B u s \___/ Hi - we've been been kind of web-heavy lately, so this issue is going to be totally e-mail friendly. I know that many TOURBUS riders (scattered around the globe in over 90 countries) live in places where high-speed dedicated connections are still a distant dream. But even with a 2400 baud modem on a creaking PC you don't have to miss out on all the great stuff floating around in cyberspace! That's why I thought I'd mention that the long-awaited Accessing the Internet by E-Mail Doctor Bob's Guide to Offline Internet Access 5th Edition - December 1995 ...is here. (Those of you who have been holding your breath may now sigh deeply and resume your usual skin color.) You can access almost any Internet resource using e-mail. Maybe you've heard of FTP, Gopher, Archie, Veronica, Finger, Usenet, Whois, Netfind, WAIS, and the World-Wide Web but thought they were out of your reach because you don't have a direct connection. Not so! You can do all this and more with simple e-mail commands, and all the details are available in this free guide. Finding the Latest Version -------------------------- Version 5.01 is now available from several automated mail servers. To get your copy, send e-mail to one of the addresses below. To: firstname.lastname@example.org (for US, Canada & South America) Enter only this line in the BODY of the note: send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email To: email@example.com (for Europe, Asia, etc.) Enter only this line in the BODY of the note: send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt You can also get the file by anonymous FTP at one of these sites: Site: rtfm.mit.edu get pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email Site: mailbase.ac.uk get pub/lists/lis-iis/files/e-access-inet.txt The ACCMAIL Discussion List --------------------------- If you'd like to keep up with the latest updates and announcements of new versions, send the command: SUBSCRIBE ACCMAIL Firstname Lastname in the BODY of a message to the address "LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM". In fact, the ACCMAIL list is a great place to ask any questions you have about this guide. You're likely to get a quicker response from one of the list subscribers, because I get several hundred messages per week and it's hard to keep up with my correspondence. (Right now I've got over 150 messages in my "must handle" queue.) Maybe someday I'll figure out a way to keep e-mail from running my life. :-) Not Quite Baskin-Robbins, but... -------------------------------- Several readers have graciously volunteered to translate the text into languages other than English. The list below shows the 20 "flavors" currently available. Catalanian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish To request a copy of one of the translations, send e-mail to "BobRankin@MHV.net" with "send list" in the SUBJECT line (not the BODY of the note). You'll get a list of files and complete instructions. Good Enough To Eat ------------------ Here's a sample of the goodies listed in the "Accessing" document. If you want all the good stuff (a 62KB file) get your own copy using the instructions above. * An Executable ASCII Decoder! An ASCII version of the UUDECODE.COM program is available for DOS users. This is a rare exception to the rule that executable files must be encoded to survive e-mail transmission. You can receive it via e-mail and execute it "as is". To get a copy, send e-mail to BobRankin@MHV.net with Subject: send uudecode.com (must be lowercase). * SEARCHING FOR USENET NEWSGROUPS - Don't know the name of the newsgroup? To search for Usenet groups about "pets", for example, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with this line in the message BODY: send http://www.nova.edu/Inter-Links/cgi-bin/news.pl?pets * CURRENCY CONVERSION You can get the daily "Value of Foreign Currencies" chart from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City by sending this line to email@example.com: send gopher://una.hh.lib.umich.edu/00/ebb/monetary/noonfx.frb * ISPs BY AREA CODE For a list of Internet Service Providers in your area code, send this line to firstname.lastname@example.org: send http://thelist.com/???.html (???=your area code) You can also search by State or Country names. ie: send http://thelist.com/Texas.html send http://thelist.com/South~Carolina.html send http://thelist.com/Bulgaria.html send http://thelist.com/Sri~Lanka.html Let's Link! ----------- Got a web page? Let the world know you're riding the TOURBUS, and we'll return the favor. If you put a link to the TOURBUS Home Page (see address below), we'll add a link to your page from the "Home Pages of TourBus Riders" section! TOURBUS is the 4th most popular LISTSERV list on the Net. For details, check out "http://tile.net/lists/most.html". (Note: These figures are a month old and only reflect the direct subscribers to the list.) Cool E-Mail Address Of The Week ------------------------------- A new feature! You think your e-mail address is long? Try to get this one on your business card... /DD.IBMMAIL=DKDANLAN.DANKNN/O=snads/PRMD=dannet/ADMD=dk400/C=dk/@X400.DANNET.DK "Could you repeat that again, sir?" ====================================================================== SUBSCRIBE : Send SUBSCRIBE TOURBUS Firstname Lastname to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM unSUBSCRIBE: Send SIGNOFF TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Web Site : http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus (stop in for back issues and the logo contest) Advertising: E-mail BobRankin@MHV.net w/ Subject: SEND TBRATES ====================================================================== TOURBUS - (c) Copyright 1995, Patrick Crispen and Bob Rankin All rights reserved. Redistribution is allowed only with permission. Send this copy to 3 friends and tell them to get on the Bus!