Jim’s WebLetter for 6/21/14

Jim’s WebLetter
(also blogged on jimonline.wordpress.com)

Hi-ya friends!

Google’s famous security guru just found an embarrassing hole in Microsoft’s products. Quickly becoming the GM of recalled software, Microsoft’s security software has a leak and Tavis Ormandy, known for looking for problems with Microsoft products, found it. What is MS’s response? Another patch is being sent down on Tuesday. http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-security-versus-google-guru-2014-6?utm_source=news360&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=referral&utm_content=referral&utm_campaign=referral

One of the things I like about YouTube is the collection of music I can research and download for my collection. Search by artist, decade, style or song title, and find a recording at the touch of a button. Sometimes searches will uncover obscure recordings that someone found and uploads so others can hear. Well, YouTube is planning to change the way they present their music. Matter of fact, independent record artist videos are being taken down. http://thesource.com/2014/06/18/youtube-will-be-deleting-independent-artists-from-its-site-in-a-matter-of-days/

Speaking of YouTube, if you have the Google $35 dongle Chromecast which connects wirelessly to your TV, You will now find support for live streams to its iOS and Android apps. Not only can you watch on demand video, you see the live broadcasts of concerts, sporting events and shows. http://gigaom.com/2014/06/17/outube-adds-chromecast-support-for-live-streams-to-its-ios-and-android-apps/

YouTube videos are popping up everywhere. With the invention and mass production of unmanned drones mounted with cameras, overhead shots of locations all over the world are being collected on a Google Map and featured on a website called Travel By Drone. Some of the videos are masterpieces and I personally find captivating. Pick a pin on the map and see what you find … http://travelbydrone.com/

Going around on Facebook is this timely article “41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius”. I thought several of the examples were more than notable, they were as the title suggests, genius. Whether you’re going camping or preparing for inclement weather during tornado or hurricane season. Check out these ideas … http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius

Discover additional stories this week in WebLetter magazine, the companion to this blog at http://web.jimonline.com
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When I bought my new Corvette, my two sons asked me who would inherit it if I met my demise. I pondered the question, then told them if I passed away on an even day, the son born on an even day would get it. If it happened on an odd day, the one born on the odd day would get it.
A few weekends later, while river rafting with one of my sons, I was tossed out of the boat. As I floated in the rapids, I heard my son yelling, “It’s the wrong day!”
(Thanks, Mark)
Why was Noah the best business man in the Bible?
He floated his stock while everyone else was being liquidated.
(Thanks, Rich)
Have a great weekend friends, and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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