Jim’s WebLetter for 6/7/14

Hi-ya friends!

Yesterday marked the anniversary of one of our most difficult times in American History. D-Day saw thousands of our soldiers fight and die on France’s Normandy Beach during World War II. It was chronicled in newspapers, photos and in video shot by those whose job it was to report what we did to defeat Hitler and secure freedom for Europe. Now, 70 years later, we remember. The website from the Army provides details and images. http://www.army.mil/d-day/

This week, Apple held its annual WWDC, Worldwide Developers Conference and broadcast it’s Keynote address on the web demonstrating many of the new features for the operating systems they’re releasing this year. For MAC computers, the new system is called Yosemite. The system for iPad and iPhone is IOS 8 which has been declared as the means of improving the computerization of the Apple devices over the present system IOS 7. Due to be released this fall, this system provides shortcuts and new features that rival the competitors. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/everything-about-ios-8/

It’s only been a short few weeks since we were alerted to a virus called Heartbleed that was a serious issue for thousands of computers worldwide. Now, round two … the Handshake bug. Website owners who use the OpenSSL system are being advised to deploy a new patch and upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSL software. Something tells me we will hear of other such issues in weeks to come as the giant corporations lend a hand with money and engineers on what was a small, poorly funded operation. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/05/openssl_bug_batch/

I came across a story this week written by a blogger who really appreciates photography. Matter of fact, she’s a photographer who likes to use public domain & royalty-free photos in her writings. In a blog, she listed five of the best sites for finding and using photos. Whether you’re looking for photos for an upcoming project, or you just enjoy looking at interesting photography, check out the sites reported here … http://travellersoul76.com/2014/05/13/top-5-websites-for-free-images/

The site You’re Getting Old compares your age to pop culture references and provides interesting numerical data, such as the exact number of days you’ve been alive. The website also has real-time features, calculating estimates of the distance you’ve traveled as Earth moves around the sun, the approximate number of times your heart has beaten, and the number of breaths you have taken. While this isn’t earth-shattering news, it does give you some perspective on just how old you’re getting! http://you.regettingold.com

Harry walked over to the minister after services, “You know Reverend, I am really stuck in a quandary. I would like to attend church next week but I just can’t miss the big game next Sunday. It’s just out of the question.”
“Oh Harry,” said the minister, “don’t you know that’s what DVR’s are for.”
Harry’s face lit up. “You mean I could record your sermon?”
(Thanks, Glenn)
One of the youth league soccer coaches didn’t care much for my refereeing and had no problem letting me know it.
Fed up, I threatened him with a penalty if he didn’t stop.
He calmed down, but an older woman took up where he’d left off.
“You’d better control your sideline,” I warned the coach.
The coach turned to the woman and barked, “Knock it off, Mom!”
(Thanks, John)
Have a great weekend friends, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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