Jim’s WebLetter for 9/17/11

Hi-ya friends and netneighbors!

The word is out and now, so is the preview … Microsoft has debuted Windows 8. From everything I’ve seen and read, it’s nothing like the present Windows 7 and everything like the new operating systems that you see on tablets and smartphones. That’s where we’re heading, friends … what you do on a smartphone or tablet is what you will do on laptops and desktops using Windows 8. Of course there will be a few bugs in the software until they work them all out, but this is definitely the future for operating systems. http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/13/technology/microsoft_build_windows_8/index.htm

HTML 5 is being added to such places as YouTube and while programmers and developers are perfecting the system, here comes a way to use it right now. It’s called Carbyn. With Carbyn, there is nothing to install. This online operating system brings the same type of experience you would have running a smartphone or tablet, but doing it in the browser. This means it’s accessible to everyone on all devices … phones, tablets, and desktops new and old. Now everyone can get the apps they love and launch them. This works with iPad, iPhone and Android system applications. Here’s an explanation from a Carbyn rep … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNAuB5JWfoE and here’s where you go to get an invite to this new systen … http://carbyn.com/?ref=86kog6og

Whether you use Google Plus or any other video chat online, you typically find there is no way to capture the video for review. So you need to visit Pixetell. Download this little device and it sits at the middle top of your screen as a small black icon. When you’re ready to record, just mouseover the icon and select “record screen.” It will automatically select the most forward window you have open. While in record screen mode, Pixetell adds a round menu bar to your display, which lets you pause, stop, etc. Once recording, it shrinks down to a tiny, unobtrusive timer. When you stop the recording, the Pixetell player window opens. You can review your clip as well as explore the share and export options including direct uploading to YouTube. It’s free … http://download.cnet.com/Pixetell/3000-2075_4-10974369.html

For your chance to win a iPad 2 or Dell laptop, Kim Komando has a daily form to fill out on her website. No obligation and she doesn’t sell your information (at least the fine print says so). http://win.komando.com/

==HuMoR==

Reminds me of a drill sergeant …
“Well,” snarled the tough old sergeant to the bewildered private. “I suppose after you get discharged from the Army, you’ll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and spit on my grave.”
“Not me, Sarge!” the private replied. “Once I get out of the Army, I’m never going to stand in line again!”
(thanks, John)
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The trendy dresser fancied himself quite a ladies’ man, and was delighted to find a note pinned inside a new shirt. It contained a girl’s name and address, and asked the recipient to send a photograph. How romantic, he thought to himself, very taken with the idea of this mystery woman so eager to meet him, and promptly mailed off a note and a photo.
Heart aflutter, he opened her response.
It read, “Thanks for writing. I was just curious to see what kind of guy would buy such a goofy shirt.”
(Thanks, Joanne)
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On many U.S. Navy ships the movie screen is suspended amid-ship so that it can be viewed from both sides. This procedure makes it available to larger crowds at popular movies, but usually the junior officers get a reverse image from “the wrong side of the screen.”
One evening at dinnertime an enterprising young ensign passed the following word over the officer’s IMC circuit: “The movie to be shown in the wardroom tonight for the senior officers is on the right side of the screen – The Left-Handed Gun, starring Paul Newman.”
“For the junior officers on the wrong side of the screen – The Right-Handed Gun, starring Namwen Luap.”
(thanks, Steve)
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One Sunday morning, when my son was about 5, we were attending a church in our community. It was common for the preacher to invite the children to the front of the church and have a small lesson before beginning the sermon. He would bring in an item they could find around the house and relate it to a teaching from the Bible.
This particular morning, the visual aid for his lesson was a smoke detector. He asked the children if anyone knew what it meant when an alarm sounded from the smoke detector.
My child immediately raised his hand and said, “It means Daddy’s cooking dinner.”
(thanks, Kate)
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That’s this week’s collection of sites and jokes, friends. Next weekend I will be taking a few days with the family down state, so I will not be publishing the webletter … until the following week, may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim
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