Jim’s WebLetter for 7/12/08

Hi-ya neighbors and friends!

It’s mid July and the week has been packed with things going on in technology.  Among them, the new iPhone was released yesterday, promising to be better and “cooler” than the original.  It’s also less expensive, although the cost of connection and add-ons make it more expensive than iPhone 1.   Then later in the day, Apple cancelled all orders for the iPhone 3G.  People who already bought the phones will get them replaced by Apple’s new wonderproduct, the iBrick 3G.  http://tinyurl.com/5hvcvz

Also this week, Microsoft’s Vista Compatibility Center was put online. A beta version of the site, which lets people check whether their hardware and software is Vista ready, is now open.  With the problems that Vista owners have experienced with getting software to work with the newest operating system, hopefully this will help.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/

And the FCC has released it’s conclusion with the investigation on Comcast’s blocking of certain downloads saying that the cable giant violated the government’s principles.  So what will become of this?  Apparently, no fine will be involved even though Comcast has been caught lying to the government and it’s subscribers.  This story is a long way from being over.  http://tinyurl.com/6dcbmz

Here’s a site for folks who like to wait until the price drops on a product before purchasing it.  With Waitable, you search for what you want, add it to your Waitable account, set the price you’re willing to pay for it, and wait to be alerted when it comes down to the price you list.  http://www.waitable.com/

These days, more and more gadgets have the ability to record video. Your cell phone can probably record video. Or you can use a digital camera or Webcam.  There’s just one problem. These gadgets often don’t yield high-quality video clips. For example, the videos may be dark and low resolution.  To fix that,  just go to FixMyMovie. It will enhance the resolution of your videos, brighten them and remove noise.  You can upload your videos via FixMyMovie’s site. You can also upload them via e-mail or your cell phone.   When you’re ready, you can download them to your hard drive.  http://www.fixmymovie.com/splash/

If you’re looking for music to mix under a video you’ve created, there’s one site available with dozens of songs created by a guy who has sold millions in his career.  Moby makes his Mobygratis site available for downloads for home movies, student projects and non-commercial use.  http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music.html

A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.  There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows every week and began to understand what the magician did in every trick. Once he understood that, he started shouting in the middle of the show.
“Look, it’s not the same hat!” “Look, he’s hiding the flowers under the table!” “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?”
The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything, it was the captain’s parrot after all.
One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood, in the middle of the ocean, and of course the parrot was by his side.
They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for several days.
After a week the parrot finally said, “Okay, I give up. What’d you do with the boat?”
(thanks, Mary)
Bernard, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at four forty four AM by his ringing telephone. . .
“Your dog’s barking, and it’s keeping me awake,” said his angry neighbor.
Bernard thanked the caller politely.
The next morning at precisely four forty four AM Bernard called his neighbor back . . .
“Good morning, Mr. Williams…. Just called to say that I don’t *have* a dog.”
(thanks, Tim)
This little guy is sitting at the bar just staring at his drink. He’s been sitting there for half an hour when this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, grabs his drink and gulps it down in one swig.
The poor little guy starts crying.
“Come on man, I was just giving you a hard time,” says the truck driver.
“I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t stand to see a man crying.”
“This is the worst day of my life,” says the little guy between sobs. I can’t do anything right. I overslept, and was late to an important meeting, so my boss fired me.”
“When I went to the parking lot,I found my car was stolen and I have no insurance. I grabbed a cab home but, after the cab left, I discovered my wallet was left in the cab.”
“At home I found my wife in bed with the gardener.
So I came to the bar and was thinking about putting an end to my life,and then you show up and drink the darn poison.”
(thanks, John)
A lady went into the grocery and asked for fifty gallons of milk.
The clerk, amazed, asked her what she was going to do with that much milk.
“I have a skin problem and the Doctor prescribed a milk bath.”
The clerk asked, “Pasteurized?”
She replied, . . . “No just up to my chin.”
(thanks, Pete)
That’s it for this week, folks.  A special “hi-ya” to new WebLetter readers who joined this week.  If you have a joke you’d like to pass along to everyone, just email me.

Til next week, may God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

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