08/23/2004: Len makes a recommendation (as if you all really care...)
In a post from yesterday I suggested BugMeNot when I provided a link to a "registration required" webpage (the LA Times to be specific). You probably should be familiar with BugMeNot; basically a lot of Web surfers have expended a great deal of time and energy creating user accounts for registration websites, and sharing them with the world at large. Go to the BugMeNot website, enter the URL of the website you want to read, and they'll provide you with a username and password (sometimes several, in case one doesn't work).
Even better, they provide plugins for Mozilla based browsers (basically Mozilla, Firefox and Netscape, and the plugin works regardless of your OS--at any rate, I'm using it in all my Firefox browsers in both Winblows and Linux) and for Internet Explorer. If you install the plug in, you don't even have to visit the BugMeNot webpage. The plugin adds an item to your right click context menu called "BugMeNot". If you're faced with a registration page, just right click with your mouse, and select "BugMeNot". A popup window will open with a username and password for you to use. So simple, even my grandmother could use it.
Go to the BugMeNot website and install the plugin. You'll wonder how you got along without it.
Len on 08.23.04 @ 09:25 PM CST