Jim’s WebLetter for 12/1/12

Hi-ya friends and neighbors!

Hope you’ve had a good week. Now the weekend is here, spend a moment and let me show you some things to do on the Web.

After hearing how select members of Congress were seeking to change the privacy laws to include email, that is, giving themselves permission to read your emails, a select Panel has come out introducing a bill to protect emails from such intrusion. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to ensure our privacy is protected but will include the option for a court order allowing officials to use email as an information source for investigations into such cases as child pornography or abuse. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/technology/senate-committee-approves-stricter-privacy-for-e-mail.html?ref=technology&_r=0

Tiny Cassette is a free to use web service that lets you create music playlists. The playlists are composed of songs on YouTube and SoundCloud. You start simply by naming your playlist and then adding YouTube video URLs and SoundCloud songs URLs to the playlist. Your playlist is viewable on the site and others can check it out to add relevant songs to it. You can name the playlist something that indicates the kind of music you want to discover. Even if you do not want to create a playlist of your own, you can simply visit the website and check out some cool music. With no registration required, music fans will love the convenience. http://tinycassette.com/

If you use a Windows operating system, you know that all folders are the same color, Manila. Now a free to use program lets you organize your folders by changing their color. Made by the Softorino people, Folder Colorizer is installed in your computer and gives you the option to color any and all folders on your desktop. But, beware, when installing the program, there is an option to add some additional software. Uncheck the box for CleanMyPc so it will not be installed along with Folder Colorizer.

Google has upgraded its Drive storage for mobile devices. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, or other similar mobile device, with the Google Drive app, you can now perform a variety of spreadsheet activities that desktop users have enjoyed for quite a while. Mobile users can create and edit spreadsheets, which includes resizing layouts, changing fonts and colors, and utilizing data filters. In addition, edits and changes can be viewed live as they’re implemented, something highly useful for collaboration purposes. Pasting into Google Docs retains the original formatting, and entering “edit mode” in the Docs editor is as simple as a single tap. For those who use the service regularly, shortcuts to Google Drive folders and individual files can be added to your device’s home screen if you’re running Android.

=== HuMoR ===
Little Johnny was talking to a couple of boys in the school yard. Each was bragging about how great his father was.
The first one said, “Well, my father runs the fastest. He can fire an arrow and start to run. I tell you, he gets there before the arrow!”
The second one said, “Ha! You think that’s fast! My father is a hunter. He can shoot his gun and be there before the bullet!”
Little Johnny listened to the other two boys and shook his head. He then said: “Sorry, dudes, but MY DAD is the fastest. He’s a civil servant. He stops working at 4:30, and he’s home by 3:45!”
(Thanks, Irene)
The preacher came to call the other day. He said at my age I should be thinking of the hereafter.
I told him, “Oh, I do it all the time. No matter where I am — in the parlor, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement — I ask myself, ‘Now, what am I here after?'”
(Thanks, Doc)
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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