Jim’s WebLetter for 7/6/13

Hi-ya friends!
I hope you had a safe and celebratory July 4th.  Now with the weekend upon us, I have compiled a few of the things I discovered while cruising around on the World Wide Web.  
Whether you own a MAC or PC computer, it is always a good idea to remove or wipe clean your computer’s hard drive of files you don’t want to keep or, in the case of security, have others see when you are selling or giving it away.   This week, Kim Komando printed a story in USA Today showing you three ways to easily do just that.


More than a billion people have a Facebook account.  That many people will soon get bored with using the social network if it doesn’t work to improve itself.  That’s where this article from Make Use Of … Four New Tools From Facebook.  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/four-cool-new-tools-from-facebook-weekly-facebook-tips/


On AARP’s website is a story written by travel expert Samantha Brown dealing with 10 mistakes she makes when traveling.  This might sound funny – a travel expert who makes travel mistakes apparently on a regular basis. If you’re planning a trip, it makes good reading and for printing for later use … http://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/info-07-2013/Samantha-browns-travel-mistakes.html


Smartphone operators, for the month of July, you can take field trips in the US from Google.  Download and install Google’s Field Trip app on your phone and you can get free admission at 23 of the nation’s best museums and zoos until the end of July.  Check out everything from President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C. to the Bronx Zoo in New York City.  Google originally launched Field Trip last September.   A guide to cool stuff and hidden treasures around you, the app runs in the background and when it thinks you’re around something interesting, it makes suggestions for places to visit.  If you’re looking for things to do, a map view within the app also helps you find cool places nearby, with categories ranging from Historic Places & Events to Outdoor Art to help you narrow down your search. 
A man approached a ticket agent and said, “I want to buy a bus ticket for Norwald.” 
The ticket agent started search his destination book, “Norwald? Let me find that. Hmm… never heard of it. Let me see… Norwald. I don’t see Norwald listed, and I can’t find it on the map. Just where is Norwald, anyway?” 
“Over there. He’s my brother-in-law.”
(thanks, Steve)
Every time I hear the dirty word ‘exercise’, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60.
Now he’s 97 years old and we have no idea where he is.
(thanks, dad)
Have a great rest of your weekend friends, and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.




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