Jim’s WebLetter for 8/27/11

Hi-ya net neighbors and friends!

We miss another hurricane up here in North Florida. Irene missed us moving instead up to the Carolinas and beyond. Here on the island, I think we got about a quarter inch of rain and a light breeze out of all of it. So here I am writing this on a Saturday morning while the TV is on and watching Mayor Bloomberg telling New York residents to prepare for the worst. It is indeed an unusual year for storms, isn’t it?

Steve Jobs changes jobs … now the chairman of the board after resigning as CEO of Apple. His place at the top of the company will be taken by Tim Cook, previously Apple’s chief operating officer. In light of all the news, Pursuitist, the premiere travel, food, style and leisure online destination, has offered to give an iPad 2 away. Hurry, contest ends August 28th. http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/26/techcrunch-giveaway-ipad-2-techcrunch/

Had problems with your Windows machine? Microsoft came up with a site with solutions to your problems. Using Fix It, you can automatically diagnose and repair common software problems, not only in Windows, but Internet Explorer and other Microsoft products. Bookmark this and keep it … http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

I just spent the past hour going over the newly recreated Exploratorium online. The Exploratorium is a museum of “science, art, and human perception” located in San Francisco, California. I discovered the online presence some years ago, but haven’t been back in some time so you can imagine how I felt when I revisited the site and found it new and improved. There is something for everyone. http://www.exploratorium.edu/

A site for kids, Molecularium is all about learning what lives in the nano world through interactive activities, a gallery, and more … by Rensselaer’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures. You’ll need the free Flash Player. One other thing, you may want to turn your computer sound down as I did find the music and sound used on the site a bit annoying after awhile. http://www.molecularium.com/kidsite.html

Bubba had shingles.
Those of us who spend much time in a doctor’s office should appreciate this! Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?
Here’s what happened to Bubba:
Bubba walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said: ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Bubba what he had…
Bubba said, ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room.
A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, ‘Shingles..’ So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.
An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had.
Bubba said, ‘Shingles.’ The doctor asked, ‘Where?’
Bubba said, ‘Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload ’em??’
(thanks, dad)
A married couple in their 60’s are visited by a fairy who grants them both a wish. “I want to travel round the world with my darling husband” says wife, Two tickets for a luxury cruise magically appear in her hand. Husband says: “Sorry but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me.” Fairy waves wand and husband becomes 92 … Moral of story – Men who are ungrateful should remember fairies are female!!!
(thanks, Rich)
I was unhappy with my job, so I submitted my resignation. I was sure I’d have no trouble finding a new position, because there was a shortage of people with my skill.
I e-mailed cover letters to dozens of potential employers, attaching a copy of my resume to each one. Weeks later, I was dismayed and bewildered that I hadn’t received even one request for an interview.
Finally I received a response that explained it all: “Your resume was not attached as stated. I do, however, want to thank you for the vegetable lasagna recipe.”
(thanks, Jacob)
And that’s what I have for you this week, Web friends. Until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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