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Are the Graphics in your Alchemy Mindworks Update List Postings Invisible?

pictureThe Alchemy Mindworks e-mail update list now includes formatted text and some small graphics to make it easier to read and interact with. It has come to our attention that a few mail readers may be blocking the graphics in these postings by default.

Some mail readers don’t display pictures in e-mail unless you tell them to, either because they’re trying to reduce the amount of bandwidth required to download messages, or because in times past JPEG graphics have theoretically been used to introduce malware into the computers of the unwary.

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Sponsored Links at mindworkshop.com

The Alchemy Mindworks web site takes a lot of hits, and it enjoys a favorable ranking in the popular search engines – such as Google, Bing and so on – because of its popularity.

picturePages with links from mindworkshop.com will also benefit from our search engine ranking. The logic behind search engine ranking would probably make your socks explode if you really understood it.

To this end, we’re periodically approached by the owners of other web sites to add them to the Sponsored Links section of our home page. If you have a page that you’d like to improve the ranking of, we can do the same for you.

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Free Advice (Is Usually Worth What it Costs…)

pictureThe support staff at Alchemy Mindworks receive a considerable number of requests for advice, information, assistance, sage council and general dispensed wisdom regarding things other than our software and related issues. In ages past, we were happy to address these requests, time and wisdom permitting. We still are, although with the coming of the great recession and the end of civilization as we know it, our bookkeeper has become involved in the process.

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Version 4 Updates in 30 Seconds

The process of installing updates to Alchemy Mindworks’ version 4 applications is somewhat more involved than was the case for their ancestors. While doing so will unquestionably entail more clicking than users of our products may be used to – for which we’re suitably contrite – you can minimize the additional work required if you understand what the little man behind the curtain is up to.

Earlier releases of our software used a custom installer that we wrote, and as such, that we were able to nuance into being a fairly effortless installation experience. It was typically done with an installation so quickly as to make describing its activities as an “experience” just this side of pretentious.

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