Jim’s WebLetter for 5/9/15

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Hi-ya Friends!

How’s it going on the Web with you this week?  Me, I’m building sites and reading articles.  One of which I discovered in Lifehacker was “10 Computer Disasters (and How To Deal with Them)” which gives some general but informative responses to occurrences like a computer that won’t turn on (heard an instance of that this week) and a computer that runs real slow.  Hopefully you’ll never encounter anything like those listed, but it never hurts to be prepared.  http://lifehacker.com/top-10-computer-disasters-and-how-to-deal-with-them-1701627195

You know, emails sent by marketers invade your inbox every day.  Software used by these companies track whether you open the email they sent.  Now a free extension for the Google Chrome browser called Ugly Email works on the Gmail website to serve one purpose.  It will let you know when an email is being tracked before you open it.  The article from Epoch Times tells you about the little plugin and how it works.  You have a Gmail account?  This is invaluable.

Also new to the Chrome browser is something beneficial to millions of people who are color-blind.  Color Enhancer adds a customizable color filter to Chrome which may improve color perception on websites for partially color-blind users of the browser.  A click on the extension icon displays a basic configuration menu at first and an extended menu once you click the setup button.  Complete two steps during setup to find the color adjustment that works best for you. In step one you are asked to pick the row with the faintest stars, and in step 2 to use a slider until all stars in the selected row are visible.  Click OK afterwards and then enable to apply the color adjustment to all websites you visit in the browser.  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/color-enhancer/ipkjmjaledkapilfdigkgfmpekpfnkih?hl=en

American Greetings has created a website called Thanklist which gives you the opportunity to thank someone either by video or by writing a Thanklist message.  With Mothers Day this weekend, this would be an added bonus to say what you feel about her.   They promote their mission as one “to make the world a more thoughtful and caring place”, stating that some 95% of Americans believe we have a civility problem.  Their cure is summed up in one word, gratitude.  As American Greetings put it, “The remedy for a rude world starts with reminding people to say two simple words: “Thank You”.  http://www.thanklist.com/

Own a tablet for your computing pleasure?  Check out the stories in iTab Magazine.  http://iTab.jimonline.com

The plane was only half-full. When an attractive young woman asked if the seat next to mine was free, my male ego soared.
Soon we were chatting pleasantly, and she told me it was her first flight.
“Mom said to sit next to someone I thought I could trust,” she confessed nervously, “and you look just like my dad.”
(Thanks, Paul)
When I go to a local discount store to get oil and filters for my car, I buy my wife a bouquet of flowers on display near the checkout counter.
During one trip, some women in line behind me were oohing and aahing about a husband getting flowers for his wife. “How often do you do that?” one asked.
Before I could answer, the cashier, more than familiar with my routine, said, “Every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.”
(Thanks, Patty)
Have a great weekend, remember to call your mother, and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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