Jim’s WebLetter for 5/31/08

Hi-ya friends and neighbors!

Today marks the last day of May and the last week of the month has it’s own distinction as several events occurred over the past few days. Take for instance Phoenix landing on Mars. Pictures returned to earth by the latest ‘portable observatory’ show that there may be evidence of ice under the sand that was blown away from the surface. Visit NASA’s site to see the photos and read of the findings. http://tinyurl.com/5jqm2e

Also this week, we learned that scientists believe they have uncovered the meaning of Stonehenge, the ancient structure located in Salisbury Plain, England. Long time a mystery, excavations have revealed that there was a structure of wood near it and that these two structures were located outside a city where a thousand people lived. Sunday night, the National Geographic channel will premiere “Stonehenge Decoded” at 9 ET/PT. The website has details. http://tinyurl.com/6oksj3

Also this week, Comcast, the cable communications giant, was brought to it’s knees as hackers got into the companies domain names and website effectively stopping email delivery for about 5 hours. The Chicago Tribune has the story … http://tinyurl.com/5e93od. As they point out, every day, sites are hacked. It’s just big news when a company like Comcast is affected.

Facebook friends, heads up … a Canadian privacy group has filed a complaint against the site accusing it of violating privacy laws. BBC news has the details. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7428833.stm We’ll be keeping an eye out for any updates.

Sites in view this week include The Everyman annual photo competition site for amateur and professional photographers. Already underway, you can submit yours with a chance at winning a few dollars (no one will get rich in this competition, but it’s a great way to submit your click for everyone to see). Get details and get snapping! http://theeveryman.com/

Time to take a break? Online games can take your mind off the workday and Free Online Games is loaded. Now that scientists tell us that playing games like these is actually good for mental health and helping to avoid the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a good idea to bookmark this site for return visits. http://freeonlinegames.com/

As we close out the month of May and this WebLetter, it would be fitting to remind everyone that this was the month designated as National Sweet Vidalia Month because, ” onions need love, too”. The Vidalia website is loaded with helpful recipes as well as information on entering the competition with the deadline of August 15th (so there’s still time to enter!). http://www.vidaliaonion.org/index.php

<== HuMoR ==>
I got so excited when my husband expressed interest in my meditation sessions. “You don’t have to close your eyes,” I explained. “You can keep them open and focus on something like a candle or a spot in front of you.”
He nodded thoughtfully. “Could it be a TV?”
(thanks, Tracey)
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The blind man walks into a bar and says, “Wanna hear a blond joke?”
The bartender tells him, “Well, I’m blond and I won’t appreciate it. The man sitting next to you is 265 pounds, and is also blond. The man behind you is 285 pounds, and he’s blond too. Do you still want to tell that joke?”
“No way,” says the blind man. “Not if I have to explain it three times.”
(thanks, Henry)
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Heading down the interstate, our car passed through a huge swarm of gnats so dense that their bodies made popping noises as they hit the windshield. “I can’t get over how loud they are,” my wife said.
“Well, we are hitting them at 65 miles an hour,” I pointed out.
Her reply left me speechless. “I didn’t know bugs could fly that fast.”
(thanks, John)
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Everyone knows I’m a stickler for good spelling. So when an associate e-mailed technical documents asking me to “decifer” them, I had to set him straight.
“Decipher is spelled with a ph, not an f,” I wrote. “In case you’ve forgotten, spell checker comes free with your Microsoft program.”
A minute later came his reply: “Must be dephective.”
(thanks, Teresa)
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And that’s the week in review, Web Friends. Thank you for the time you take to read it. Next weekend, my wife and I will be in a conference and I likely will not have time to write. With almost 36 years of marriage, we’re going to a conference to find out if we’ve been doing it right (;-D). Have a great weekend and until next time, may God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim
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