Jim’s WebLetter for 1/31/09

Hi-ya friends and neighbors!

This week I heard that the parent organization for the Florida Times Union is hiring attorneys who specialize in bankrupcies. It’s the sign of the times when newspapers are finding more people reading the news online rather than buying the paper. Folks are finding out that it’s easier to read from their computer or computing device than pay for paper you just throw away.

Well, it’s a super weekend and time for some super stuff from Jim’s WebLetter. Hope you have a great one. Here are a few things to think about …

It’s SuperBowl weekend and for many folks, it’s calling for the same old snacks you have every year … chips, pizza, chili … you get the idea (and the heartburn). I saw an article in Wired Magazine’s blog about scientifically balanced snacks that are anything but boring. Keep in mind, Wired Magazine, while supplying factual information, is a bit over the top in some of it’s presentations. You get my drift. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/01/superfoods.html

I saw a story about BuyMyTronics and found them online. Here’s a great idea for you if you have an older gaming console, cellphone or IPod or IPhone and want to trade it in for cash. These guys will buy back your device and send you money. They also offer these devices for people who can’t afford the newest model on the shelf. Their plan is simple and they even offer free shipping. http://www.buymytronics.com/

I realize that not everyone has been able to upgrade their older PC’s into a newer powerhouse. Many folks just don’t have the bucks to buy a new machine. That’s where this article in TechRadar comes in. They have done the research and provide the 10 best applications for your machine that will help it to run faster and fly farther.

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with unique and sometimes silly applications for your computer. One of the most unique online clocks is Uniqlock. When you visit the site, it displays the time in Tokyo, Japan interspersed every five seconds with short bursts of modern dance interpretations performed by dancers in woolly jumpers and gloves. And all this is accompanied by some music which changes in mood depending on the time of day. If you like it enough you can download it as a screen-saver or embed it in your website or blog. You can even change the time displayed to your home location. http://www.uniqlo.jp/uniqlock


I was supposed to go out with this guy on Friday night. On Friday afternoon he called and said that he didn’t think it was a good idea, because he just wanted to be friends. So I hung up and called him back. He was like, “Hello?” I said, “Hey, friend, it’s me. Want to hear what this jerk just did?”
(thanks, Karen)
A man showed some friends his apartment. One guest asked “What’s that big brass basin for?” “That’s the talking clock,” answered the man. He gave it an ear shattering pound with a hammer. Suddenly, a voice on the other side of the wall screamed, “Knock it off, it’s 2 a.m., you idiot!”
(thanks, Marvin)
A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. “Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmother’s meat loaf for dinner tonight, and it’s just awful! I followed the recipe exactly, and I know I have the recipe right because it’s the one you gave me. But it just didn’t come out right, and I’m so upset. I wanted this to be so special for George because he loves meat loaf. What could have gone wrong?”
Her mother replied soothingly, “Well, dear, let’s go through the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you did at each step, and together we’ll figure it out.”
“OK,” the bride sniffled. “Well, it starts out, ‘Take fifty cents worth of ground beef’ …”
(thanks, Ann)
My kids are addicted to their computers. I took them to the library.
They didn’t know what it was.
I told them it was Google Classic.
(thanks, Roger)
And that’s my collection of Web stuff this weekend, friends. Til next weekend, may God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

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