Jim’s WebLetter for 11/17/12

Hi-ya WebFolks!

The weather certainly has changed, hasn’t it? Here on the Island, it’s cool and blustery. But on the Web, things are only getting better. Take a look at a few of the things I discovered this week …

The next generation of in-home communications is called Moca. Where cable companies are combining internet, TV and phone services, there new service puts the package together and provides faster, more mobile streaming. Moca is explained by reporter Cali Lewis who breaks it down into easy to understand terms.

My daughter asked me if I had heard of Gaggle. As she home schools her kids, seemed that she has discovered a tool for students helping them learn how to communicate by using technology. The program was begun in 1999 as an email provider and has developed into a full-fledge system based on email but now including a list of apps for providing education in order to help kids prepare for the future in technology. There are webinars and tutorial videos to aid. Check out the site … https://www.gaggle.net/

The makers of Coca-cola have created a new website and this thing is cool. Coke has become an institution and is integrated into so many facets of our lives. The website features examples of its past, present and future. http://www.coca-colacompany.com/

George Santayana once said … “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” The problem with learning history is it’s often boring if it’s presented in a study format. I remember having to learn dates of explorers and their expeditions. If it weren’t for “in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, I would have had a hard time remembering that particular voyage. Now, history is shown through a website called TimeMaps. The TimeMap of World History combines history maps, timelines, and written historical narrative to create a complete guide to world history. http://www.timemaps.com/


An Octogenarian moved to a new town and joined the local Country Club. He went to the Club for the first time to play but was told everyone scheduled to play was already out on the course. He was so disappointed, the Assistant Pro said he would play with him and would give him a 12 stroke handicap.
The 80 year old said, “I really don’t need a handicap. The only real problem I have is getting out of sand traps.”
They both played well. Coming into the par three 18th they were even. The pro had a nice drive to mid-fairway and would be able to get on the green with the next stroke and then putt for a par with the following play.
The old man hit a long drive, and the ball landed in one of the two sand traps around the hole. Shooting from the sand trap on his second stroke, he hit a high ball which landed on the green and rolled right into the hole!
The Assistant Pro was stunned. “Nice shot, but I thought you said you have a problem getting out of sand traps.”
“I do,” replied the octogenarian. “Give me a hand.”
Judge to prospective juror: “And why do you wish to be excused from serving on this jury?”
“Your honor, it’s because I don’t believe in capital punishment and I don’t want my personal thoughts to prevent the trial from running its proper course.”
“Madam, this is not a murder trial. It’s a civil lawsuit. A wife is bringing this case against her husband because he gambled away the $25,000 he had promised to use to remodel the kitchen for her birthday.”
“Well, okay. I’ll serve. I guess I could be wrong about capital punishment after all.”
That’s what I have for you this week … make it a good weekend friends, and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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