Macworld Expo SF 2005 Free Registration -- IDG World Expo has opened up registration for the upcoming Macworld Expo in San Francisco from 10-Jan-05 through 14-Jan-05 (the exhibit hall opens on Tuesday, 11-Jan-05). If you register now through 05-Nov-04 using priority code B0201, you can receive a free exhibit hall pass; such a pass costs between $20 and $40 afterwards (although we can often work with Peachpit to make free exhibit hall passes available to TidBITS readers later on). If you're also planning to attend the conferences at Macworld, make sure to register with the same priority code before 10-Dec-04 for the lowest price. [ACE]
Copy Before Submitting Web Forms
Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.