Rants & Raves
April 10, 2002 Auto-Refresh a Web Page, and the Schrodinger Wave Equation
At the end of the show today, a viewer asked how to get pages such as My Yahoo to refresh automatically. Yahoo does allow you to cutomize this setting. I finally found it under Add/Delete Pages (really intuitive). But the shortest time interval is 15 minutes. If you want to do this for other pages or to refresh Yahoo more often, copy the following code to a text editor such as Wordpad.
Customiize the url and the content="30" value to the amount of time in seconds that you want. Then save as a text document with the ".html" extension, using whatever file name you like. Then open the file with your internet browser and bookmark it. You can save a file on your hard drive to favorites or bookmarks, in addition to internet addresses.
The Schrodinger equation shirt:
Cecil Adams writes a syndicated column called "The Straight Dope" where readers send him questions that he researches and then answers. One reader sent him a question about the Schrodinger's cat story written in rhyming verse, so Adams responded in kind: The Straight Dope: The story of Schroedinger's cat (an epic poem)
Posted by Christy on April 10, 2002 11:13 PM
Thanks Christy, I learn something new from you almost every day! Now I can refresh 'hamsterdance.com', I mean my home page automatically. BTW, someday I'll beat you at literati.
Posted by: John on April 11, 2002 12:25 AM
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