Jim’s WebLetter for 12/8/12

Hi-ya Webfriends!

Yesterday was the date that, 71 years ago, would live in infamy. It was December 7th, 1941 that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii pulling us into World War II. I was looking for a website that provided information about the attack when I came across Eyewitness to History dot com. In the page dedicated to Pearl Harbor was a write about the day as told by those who were there. The website has several events recorded on its pages which help to keep the memories alive for all time. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pearl.htm

A computer that knows what you’re thinking …. Imagine a computer that can tell your next move. That’s exactly what scientists at SRI Labs have developed in Menlo Park, California. As the video shows, there’s no need for mouse and keyboard.

Ever have problems with spelling words while writing? For folks with dyslexia, it can be a nightmare. Now software called Ginger can save the day. When you visit the site, you can type in your word or sentence and the software will analyze option and provide the correct spelling or improve your sentence structure. http://www.gingersoftware.com/

Rallee is a free Facebook walkie-talkie app. It works with Android phones and tablets and once installed gives you a simple interface for having voice chats with your Facebook friends. To talk, you simply click on the profile picture of the person you want to call, and if they’re online the call starts. You can either use the big red friendly ‘press to chat‘ button in walkie-talkie mode, or click on the mic icon to conduct a conventional two-way conversation as with Skype or a phone. There are additional features but the chance to chat with friends for free over long distances is the biggest … Rallee is in the Play Store.

=== HuMoR ===
The vet prescribed daily tablets for our geriatric cat and after several battles my husband devised a way to give her the medication. It involved wrapping the cat in a towel, trapping her between his knees, forcing her mouth open and the positioning the pill on the back of her tongue. He was proud of his resourcefulness until one hectic session when he lost control of both cat and the medicine. The cat leaped out of his grasp, paused to inspect the tablet, which had rolled across the floor, and then ate it.
(Thanks, Mary)
There were five houses of religion in a small town:
The Presbyterian Church,
The Baptist Church ,
The Methodist Church,
The Catholic Church and
The Jewish Synagogue.

Each church and Synagogue was overrun with pesky squirrels.

One day, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels. After much prayer and consideration they determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

In the Baptist Church the squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it. The squirrels escaped somehow and there were twice as many there the next week

The Methodist Church got together and decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creation. So, they humanely trapped the Squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later, the squirrels were back.

But — The Catholic Church came up with the best and most effective solution. They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas , Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter.

Not much was heard about the Jewish Synagogue, but they took one squirrel and had a short service with him called circumcision and they haven’t seen a squirrel on the property since.
(Thanks, dad)
And that’s this week’s look through the computer screen … have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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