Jim’s WebLetter for 3/12/11

Hi-ya Webfriends!

As you undoubtedly heard, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Friday and while authorities are still attempting to assess the extent of the destruction it caused, people are desperately trying to reach loved ones in areas affected by the natural disaster. Google is trying to help as they set up a Crisis Response Center page on which it provides links to disaster resources, related news reports, and the Google Person Finder tool. This tool allows individuals to share and gather information about those missing. All someone needs to do is enter as much of a person’s name as he or she knows and Google will provide any related information including last known location, physical descriptions, last reported status and messages left by those searching for the individual. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-japan-quake-google-20110312,0,5580961.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fbusiness+%28L.A.+Times+-+Business%29

The Concours d’Elegance is this weekend on Amelia Island with a collection of some of the finest cars on display. Friday, many of them took a tour that finished on Centre street where they were parked for many of us to admire and mingle. A video of several of these fine specimens is now available on FernandinaLiving.com. We have our tickets for the Sunday Concours at the Golf Club. I’m sure another video will be posted in a couple of days … http://www.fernandinaliving.com/?page_id=70

Google has another site I must tell you about. If you’ve ever been asked a computer question by a friend or relative, then you need to know about this site. Teach Parents Tech aims to offer basic, straightforward, and helpful tech advice to moms and dads. How it works is a bit ingenious. You simply fill out the form online, use the drop down lists to find the video(s) that answer the question you’ve been given and send it to them. It’s free and really easy to use. http://www.teachparentstech.org/

To keep yourself organized, use the power of Cloud computing with a free program called Spring Pad. As they put it, this program “gives you a place to quickly and easily save anything you want to remember. Take a note, create a task, scan a product barcode and look up the book your friend mentioned. The best part is that no matter where you are, Springpad is there with you to make sure you don’t forget something worth remembering. Just think it and Spring it, and it’ll be there for you when you need it”. You download the program and carry it in your smart phone, laptop, tablet, wherever. Make notes using it and it is saved everywhere you have set up an access point (Google calendar, email, even other programs). It great for keeping up with appointments, shopping lists, and just about anything else. There is a helpful video and instructions to get your started. http://springpadit.com/

My cousin was behind the bakery’s cash register one morning when a gunman burst in and demanded all the cash.
As she nervously handed over the money, she noticed the rolls of coins in the back of the register.
“Do you want the rolls too?” she asked.
“No cars,” said the robber, waving his gun. “Just the money.”
(thanks, Virginia)
A politician was running for re-election and was talking at a campaign stop to his constituents.
“My opponent has called me a liar. Rest assured, I have never lied to you. The only problem I have is that the facts don’t always match up with what I believe.”
(yea, thanks, Max)
Grandpa was telling his little boy about the human brain. “It seems that your brain gets so full that if you have to remember one more thing, you will forget something else.” Just then, his wife walks in the room and announces that the trash pickup has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday. “Remember that, Earl”, she said. When she left the room, grandpa looked at his grandson and exclaimed, “well, there went my Social Security number!”
(as seen in the ‘Pickles’ comics last week)
I bought a great new toilet seat recently. On the label was a suggestion on how to clean it.
Although nice to have the option, I doubt I’ll take advantage of it.
My toilet seat, it seems, is “Dishwasher Safe.”
(thanks, Tim)
And that’s the brief look into the computer screen this week, WebLetter readers. Have a great weekend. With our Spring weather, it is gonna be a nice one! Until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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