Jim’s WebLetter for 2/6/10

Hi-ya WebLetter readers!

Well it didn’t take long for a cloud to form over the release of the new Apple IPad I reported on last week as a Chinese firm now claims that Apple stole the design and name from them and they’re planning on a lawsuit. Shenzhen Great Loong Industrial claims their P88 computer, which can be seen on their site … http://en.hkjulong.com/Product-35.html … is “exactly the same”. According to their executive director, “The P88’s appearance, system and mode are all accomplished by our own engineers,” and says the company has already signed deals to ship the P88 to France, Germany, Japan and the United States. Should be interesting to follow this story.

This weekend is Superbowl Weekend and Mashable.com has listed the top 8 social media resources to follow the game and everything that’s going on around it, including the commercials exclusive to the game … http://mashable.com/2010/02/05/super-bowl-resources/

Facebook folks, guess what? They’ve changed things on your page again. Seems the developers keep coming up with different things to do with the Facebook design and now when you go to your site, you will find they have moved your categories around in an effort to simplify what you see and how you access your pages and applications. Here’s a video of Product Manager Peter Deng explaining the changes … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6TkzuKfDE&feature=player_embedded

In a story printed in the NY Times, Sarah Perez of ReadWriteWeb wrote of the changes Facebook made on your privacy that bears a few minutes of your time. She points out that Facebook has adopted the attitude that it’s OK for everyone to see your private information. If you don’t agree, just follow her directions to protect yourself and your friends … http://nyti.ms/4z8wA1

“An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure” certainly pertains to your computer. It’s always a smart thing to check for anti virus updates and regularly clean your computer to prevent viruses from getting in and messing up your system.

Here’s a tip to remember if your computer somehow becomes infected with a virus. When you start your computer and the pop ups begin, press down the Alt key then hit F4. This shuts down any program. Then open Firefox, Chrome or Opera browsers to access the internet and download an anti virus program. The tipsters tell us not to use Internet Explorer as it seems to have a port that allows viruses to come back in after you have cleaned the system.

I have Avast (http://www.avast.com) in my wife’s XP computer and currently use Avira (http://www.free-av.com/) on my Windows 7 laptop. If you don’t have it already, you will also want to download CC Cleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/). Use them to clean up your system. Lastly, if you continue to have problems, try System Restore. In Windows XP, right click on My Computer and click Properties. Click on the System Restore tab, and make sure the Turn off System Restore checkbox is not checked. (It feels backwards, I know …). If you’re turning on System Restore, especially for the first time, it may then create a restore point, so it may take just a minute to complete. Windows 7 users, go to Start, Control Panel and System Security to fix the issues.

Although a bright and able man, my husband is almost completely helpless when faced with even the simplest domestic chore.
One day, in exasperation, I pointed out to him that our friend, Betty, had taught her husband Frank to cook, sew and do laundry, and that if anything ever happened to Betty, Frank would be able to care for himself.
Then I said, “What would you do if anything happened to me?”
After considering that possibility for a moment, my husband said happily, “I’d move in with Frank.”
(thanks, Toni)
To pass the time while our plane was being de-iced, the flight attendants played a trivia game with the passengers. They asked us to guess the total number of years the three of them had worked for the airlines.
After an attendant collected our estimates, we heard the announcement:
“The correct answer is 26 years. For the two people who came closest with 28 years, we have prizes. And for the passenger in seat 12F who guessed 85 years, would you please step off the plane once we are airborne.”
(thanks, Madeline and welcome as a new JWL reader!)
As an engineer in an upscale hotel, I was asked to repair or replace the television in a guest room. When I arrived, the couple was watching a picture one-third the size of the screen.
I knew all our spare sets were in use, so I figured what the heck – I struck the side of the TV with the heel of my hand. The picture returned to full size.
“Look, honey,” said the wife to her husband. “He went to the same repair school as you.”
(thanks, Rob … yea, we all went to that school)
A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later, there’s a knock on the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says “What the heck was that all about?”
(thanks, Ralph)
So enjoy your weekend, try to stay out of trouble and as always, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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