A quick update - the Info-Mac archive site at <sumex-aim.stanford.edu> is back up and running, although you should still try to use mirror sites whenever possible.
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.
Set a Default Finder Column Width
When in column view in the Finder, if you want to set the width of all the columns to something different - and have it stick! - Option-drag one of the column handles at the bottom of the window.