Jim’s WebLetter for 10/13/12

Hi-ya Friends!

Got mine, have you gotten yours? I’m talking about a flu shot. Ok, before you get all flustered, let me remind you that this year, the CDC is predicting a tough year for influenza and besides, the shot is easy … They use a really small needle and in my case, I had it administered before I knew it was going to happen. Get details about it all on the Flue Facts website …

Google’s Street View coverage is more comprehensive than ever before as they just launched their largest ever update, doubling the number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. That includes countries like the U.S., England and Italy. http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/

Video Ripper is a free to use web application that lets you extract videos off YouTube and many other video streaming sites such as Liveleak, Videobash, and College Humor. The site does not require you to sign up for any new accounts. All you have to do is provide the URL of the YouTube page of a video. Not only can you download the video in different formats, but you can also directly obtain the extracted off the video as a MP3 audio file. http://www.videoripper.me/

PDFconv is a free to use web service that converts your digital documents into PDF files. You can provide the URL of a digital document or simply select ones that are stored on your computer. You can select a maximum of 5 files together that total up to a size less than 25 MB. After your files have been converted to PDF files, you can download them as a compressed ZIP file. http://pdfconv.com/

A bus full of noisy tourists arrives at Runnymede, England.
They gather around the guide who says, “This is the spot where the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta.”
A man pushing his way to the front of the crowd asks, “When did that happen?”
“1215,” answers the guide.
The man looks at his watch and says, “Darn! Just missed it by a half hour!”
(Thanks, Glenn – yes we had a great time in Italy. Sorrento is a nice place. Could live there.)
O’Reilly was in a bit of a fix. He was filling in an insurance form and was asked to state how his parents had died. His mother was not a problem, she had died of a coronary at the age of 71, but his father had been hanged for murder at the age of 46.
He did not want to say this, though, so after a bit of thought came up with a solution and filled in the form:
“My father died at the age of 46 when a platform collapsed at a public occasion.”
(Thanks, Roger)
Have a great weekend and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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