|Hey AOL customers! Ever get tired of hearing that AOL guy say
"Welcome!" and "File's Done!" and "You've got
Mail!" and "Goodbye!" every time you use the system? Ever get
the urge to replace or even disable them? Well we here at The Daily Feed
decided to ask one of our editors, Max Knobny to record some replacements, and
here they are!
|Inspired by a piece we aired earlier in the year called
America on the Line: An AOL
Defense we decided to offer these Max sound bites along with directions on
how to replace the AOL provided sound files with Max's.
|So all you need do to get them is click on any of the AOL
"channels" in the imagemap below (or,
there's an alternative method if
your browser doesn't support image maps.)
|If you are using AOL's browser, it'll download the file then offer you a
little button to play it (it will automatically play once). While you see the
button, choose Save As... from the popdown menu (I believe
<ctrl-S> also works) and save the file where you like.
|If you are using Netscape and you get one of those little LiveAudio control
player popups, right click anywhere in it and you'll see Save As...
which you can use to save the file once you've heard it.
|Oh and if your browser doesn't let you save them, click on the AOL logo in
the imagemap to download them all in a self extracting archive. Click on the
"Find" oval to get
directions on how to extract them and how to replace the AOL guy's voice on
|Column 1 contains "Welcome!" replacements, the first seven in
column 2 can replace "You've got Mail!", the last one in column 2 and
the first 4 of column 3 offer "File's Done!" replacements, and the
last four can take the place of "Goodbye!" All of the buttons across
the bottom will send you to AOL's homepage, provided as a courtesy to AOL.
|MAC USERS! We have not forgotten you! A helpful
listener has supplied us with native format sounds and instructions
just for you!