Jim’s WebLetter for 2/13/10

Hi-ya Web fun seekers! How ’bout this weather huh? This winter has been setting records as far back as recorded time with snow, rain, and windy days. Whether you’re inside huddled against the extremes, or in the warmer hemisphere of Australia and New Zealand where they enjoyed a high temperature in the mid 70’s, I hope you find, as I have, some fascinating places to enjoy as we discover the best of the Web.

This weekend begins the 21st Winter Olympiad being held in Canada and coverage of the games is being shown on NBCOlympics.com (http://www.nbcolympics.com/) and on Vancouver 2010 (http://www.vancouver2010.com/) which is sponsored by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the games, this site offers schedule of events, up-to-date results and maps of the various event sites in Vancouver. But a good way to keep up with the games without gluing yourself to a chair in front of a TV or computer is to hit Yahoo’s mobile site, m.yahoo.com/olympics. Yahoo’s sports site is one of the Web’s post popular. No video posted but you’ll find updated material and metal count on your cellphone.

At the risk of making this another “Google” WebLetter filled with “look what they’re doing now”, this week they posted “Buzz” inside Gmail – a kind of Twitter meets Facebook meets email (http://www.pcworld.com/article/189249/how_to_use_google_buzz.html), announced that they plan to deliver 1 gigabit connections by fibre optic to 50,000 Homes (http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/10/google-fiber-optic-network-home/), updated the Nexas One cellphone software, purchased Aardvark, a unique technology company that lets you tap into the knowledge and experience of your friends and extended network of contacts, and added new features to their Google Map system (http://www.google.com/map/). And, hey did everyone see their commercial during the Superbowl? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsSUqgkDwU

Need a photo editor without all the hassles? Citrify is a simple photo editor that applies special effects to digital photos. Upload pictures and adjust the darkness and contrast, or remove wrinkles and blemishes. There’s nothing to upload, and the tools are free. http://www.citrify.com/

A poodle and a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. “My life is a mess,” he says. “My owner is mean, my girlfriend ran away with a schnauzer, and I’m as jittery as a cat.”
“Why don’t you go see a psychiatrist?” suggests the collie.
“I can’t,” says the poodle. “I’m not allowed on the couch.”
(thanks, Larry)
In surgery for a heart attack, a middle- aged woman has a vision of God by her bedside. “Will I die?” she asks.
God says, “No. You have 30 more years to live.”
With 30 years to look forward to, she decides to make the best of it. So since she’s in the hospital, she gets breast implants, liposuction, a tummy tuck, hair transplants, and collagen injections in her lips. She looks great!
The day she’s discharged, she exits the hospital with a swagger, crosses the street, and is immediately hit by an ambulance and killed.
Up in heaven, she sees God. “You said I had 30 more years to live,” she complains. “That’s true,” says God.
“So what happened?”
God shrugs. “I didn’t recognize you.”
(thanks, Hank)
My wife I and are approaching our 76th birthdays, and for the most part, we feel fine.
A few weeks ago we had just gotten into bed when I noticed my wife taking an extra amount of time smoothing out her nightgown, then pulling up the covers and smoothing them out, and then finally going to work smoothing out her pillow.
After watching all this activity for a while, I finally asked, “What are you doing?”
“Well,” she replied, “I don’t like to sleep on wrinkles.”
I replied. “At our age, how can you avoid it?”
(thanks, Henry)
Well, that’s gonna do it this week … we are in the process of packing to move to another house here on the island and we have a lot to do yet, so … have a great weekend, no matter what weather you have to endure, and as I pray each week, may God bless you and keep you safe.

Jim’s WebLetter
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