Jim’s WebLetter for 6/25/11

Hi-ya Webfriends!

Anyone who knows anything about domain names and the Web knows the name Go Daddy, a leader in domain name registration and hosting since 1997 now with some 48 million domains registered. Friday, it became known as “for sale” as they are in talks with KKR and Silver Lake Partners for the purchase price of somewhere between $2 billion and $2.5 billion dollars. Details are being kept in secret until the deal is done.

Facebook has reached the 750 million members mark and it doesn’t show signs of stopping, at least with the rest of the world (reports last week showed Americans and Canadians were slowing down in new registrations). Users know Facebook has several features going for it but did you know there is a secondary industry of creating coffee table books made from your entries? Among the number is EgoBook, created specifically from your status updates, posted and tagged photos, wall posts, links and comments as well as content from friends you select. Personalized covers options include your profile pic and “about me” bio over a photo mosaic of all your friends. Simply grant permission for EgoBook to access your account and info and they’ll do the rest. The cost starts at $29.95. Get more details when you visit https://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=158345047528376&sk=app_180319488688783

Firefox browser owners, you probably have received notice of an upgrade to the new Firefox 5.0. For those who keep their browsers updated, you may think of clicking the upgrade button and going to the new Fox. But before you upgrade, think about this … we just started using Firefox 4 a few months ago and the upgraded model may offer features like the Panorama tab group with organizes your sites (it’s a lot like Google’s Chrome browser), better cross-platforming which means the browser can read different formats better than the current browser. But there are a few issues, too. Firefox has to have an add-on for viewing Flash video (why isn’t that built in?) and it is not up to Google Chrome’s standards for the new HTML5. Also, there are no new-tab page helpers. And the kiss of death … slower start up from the time you click the icon til you can begin using the browser for what it is built. So the bottom line? You may want to wait until they offer an update to the Firefox 5. Take a tour … http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/central/

OK, so I was watching a program on CNET video and host Molly Wood shows a YouTube video of a barking cat. But what is really funny is the cat gets found out and changes back to meowing … you have to see this to really enjoy it … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP3gzee1cps

A man was on trial for robbing a convenience store. He didn’t like the job his attorney was doing, so he fired him and represented himself. He was doing a fine job until the manager of the store got to the stand. When she identified him as the robber, he jumped up and yelled, “You’re lying! I should have shot you!!!”
He paused, wide-eyed, then added, “Uh, if I had been the one that was there.”
It took the jury only twenty minutes to find him guilty.
(thanks, Joe)
“Young Scholars” wrote their idea of stories in the Bible. The following are a few that were originally printed in National Review Magazine.

In the first book of the Bible, Guiness, God got tired of creating the world, so He took the Sabbath off. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark, which the animals came on to in pears. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol. The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.

St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage. A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.

(thanks, Rick)
My busy mother sometimes accidentally left pots and pans on the stove with the burners on, so she resorted to posting this reminder on the kitchen door: “STOVE?”
My sister, back from college, noticed Mother’s sign. Beneath it she taped her reply: “No — Door! Trust me. I went to college.”
(thanks, Jack)

have a great weekend and as always, I pray that God bless you and keep you safe.

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