Jim’s WebLetter for 11/2/13

Hi-ya friends!

Before I forget, let me remind you to set your clocks back one hour tonight before bed.  We fall back now, only to spring forward in 6 months.

I learned a new trick with my Gmail this week from a guy who is devoted to decreasing the amount of email stored and managed in your account.  Steve Dotto at lifehack.org demonstrates how to use variations of your email address and filter out spammed or otherwise unwanted email when you sign up for something online.  This is brilliant.  Follow along on his video and you, too will become an email master … http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/gmails-secret-weapon.html

There are many video sites on the Web these days, so being able to have them all organized and grouped in one place would be extremely beneficial and productive. This is what Solayo aims to do. After signing in, search for your videos, then watch them on Solayo’s media player, and save the videos in playlists for replaying later. http://solayo.com/landing

EDpuzzle is a resource for teachers to make their own video lessons, using videos already on the Internet in places like YouTube, Khan Academy, and even on the EDpuzzle website. When you have found the web address of the video, crop it to the part you need, and change the audio to your own voice explaining things your own way.  You need Adobe Flash to use this online feature, tho’, which means only devices that support Flash can be used.  http://edpuzzle.com/ 

For teaching kids the importance of space exploration and the technology NASA has created, there’s an app for iPad called Spinoff which profiles the best examples of technology that has been transferred from NASA research and missions into commercial products. From life-saving satellite systems to hospital robots that care for patients, NASA technologies benefit society.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spinoff-2012/id634067246?ls=1&mt=8

It’s too bad the Obama Adminstration doesn’t seem to agree, proposing to cut spending from NASA’s budget by some $50 million.  http://www.space.com/20835-planetary-science-nasa-2014-budget.html

=== HuMoR ===
Here are some actual humorous statements by airline flight crews.
Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the “in-flight safety lecture” a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

“There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane…”

Good morning. As we leave Dallas, it’s warm, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing. We are going to Charlotte, where it’s dark, windy and raining. Why in the world y’all wanna go there I really don’t know.”

Pilot – “Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane till we land… it’s a bit cold outside, and if you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern.”

And, after landing: “Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.”

As you exit the plane, please make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.

And from the pilot during his welcome message: “We are pleased to have some of the best flight attendants in the industry… Unfortunately none of them are on this flight. “
(thanks, Cole)
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Have a great weekend friends, and until next, may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya
Jim
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