Jim’s WebLetter for 12/18/09

Hi-ya Webfriends!
Yes, it’s Friday and you’re getting a JWL a day early. Because of the holidays, Saturdays are gonna be busy, so you will receive it a day early for the next couple of weeks.

Facebook fans, heads up. Last week there was a privacy change made on your account that you need to pay attention to. Go into your account and check how you want your information shared through the social giant. It may have been changed as Facebook now wants everyone to see everything you have listed about you. Yep, when you go into Settings, and Privacy Settings, you should find each entry has been checked for everyone to see. You simply check the box that says only friends. But you will need to do it to each category (about me, personal info, birthday, etc.).

Some Facebook owners didn’t appreciate FB doing that, and have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission stating unfair and deceptive trade practices. The story is Marketwatch … http://www.marketwatch.com/story/privacy-groups-file-ftc-complaint-against-facebook-2009-12-17

Blackberry and Android phone owners, if you like to Twitter, try using a new software called Seesmic, which allows searches, lists and other features like easy and I do mean easy, shortcuts. Point your blackberry to m.seesmic.com to get Seesmic within minutes.

In my continuing education of Windows 7 operating system, I have discovered the marvels of using my Flip Mino HD camera using Windows Live Movie Maker. In a word, WOW. One of the special things Windows 7 does is to instantly detect a device plugged in and determine if there is a need for a new driver to run it. But instead of telling you that you need a new driver, it simply goes online, finds it, downloads and installs it. All this takes place in seconds. The next thing you know, a window fades up and you have a choice of what you want to do with your new attachment. And the Windows Live Movie Maker makes it drop dead easy to edit, enhance and save your movie into whatever size you need (even 1080 ip for best viewing quality).

Finally, the internet on your TV. More and more people (like me) are discovering the beauty of sitting in your living room and surfing the Web for shows to watch, games to play and checking email, Facebook entries and Twittering. I am using a Wii game console to do it with, but it’s super easy to hook up a laptop with Windows 7. And a program on the market called Boxee is putting the ease of computing on your TV. It combines elements from the Internet like TV, Facebook, Flicker, CNN, and Weather and puts them into an easy-to-use graphical user interface right on your television screen. This site shows you how to download the program for free and gives instructions on hooking up your computer to your TV. http://www.boxee.tv/

The detective was interviewing the man whose clothing shop had just been burglarized.
“It’s bad,” said the proprietor, “but it’s not as bad as it could have been if he’d robbed me yesterday.”
“Why is that?” the detective asked.
“Because today everything was on sale.”
(thanks, Reggie)
While I was in the Navy, my ship was bound for Japan. Because of a minor infraction, a shipmate of mine was busted one rank, fined and given extra duty for three weeks.
Looking forward to celebrating his 21st birthday on July 22, he consoled himself every night during his extra duty by reciting: “They can bust me, they can fine me — but they can’t take away my birthday.”
As July 22 approached, his excitement increased. When he went to bed on July 21, he happily repeated: “They can bust me, they can fine me — but they can’t take away my birthday.”
The next morning, he found out that the ship had crossed the international date line — and it was July 23!
(thanks, Tony)
A woman, on meeting a psychologist at a party, made a pitch for some free professional advice. “What kind of toy would you suggest giving a little boy on his third birthday?” she asked.
“First I’d have to know more about the child,” the psychologist hedged.
The woman took a deep breath. “He’s very bright and quick-witted and exceptionally advanced for his age,” she said. “He has good coordination, expresses himself very well…”
“Oh, I see,” the psychologist said. “It’s YOUR child!”
(thanks, Betty)
After church one Sunday morning, a mother commented, “The choir was awful this morning.”
The father commented, “The sermon was too long.”
Their 7-year-old daughter added, “You’ve got to admit it was a pretty good show for a dollar.”
(thanks, Andrew)
Have a great weekend and as I always say, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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