Jim’s WebLetter for 8/16/14

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Hi-ya friends!

This weekend, people from the 60’s era are breaking out their tie dye t-shirts, bell bottom jeans and tying headbands on as we remember the Woodstock concert. It’s been 45 years since the Summer of Love and a concert that was to be for about 50,000 people in upstate New York that grew to almost ten times that number on Yasgar’s Farm. It was billed as three days of music and crafts. What it became was much, much more. And despite the issues like heavy rain and overcrowding, became known as an event where people helped people as they came together for the music from many of the great artists of the generation. http://history1900s.about.com/od/1960s/p/woodstock.htm Warner Brothers pictures bought the movie rights and released a movie that to date has grossed millions of dollars. http://woodstock.wikia.com/wiki/Woodstock_(movie) Documentaries featured stories of those who spent time and money to make it all come together. The hour long documentary from VH-1 tells of the behind the scenes effort. http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=t_SdzBMCpzQ&u=/watch%3Fv%3DZedBs1uoKaA%26feature%3Dem-subs_digest-vrecs

If you use Google apps in your phone, you should know that Google tracks and records where you’ve been. What’s more is there is a place where you can see what it tracked about you. This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. The Google Maps website shows you where you were up to 30 days. Use the little calendar beside the map to plot your time and see what it tracked … https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0

If you’re looking for a source of royalty-free photos, one place is Raumrot which is a site of free high-resolution photos you can download for any personal or commercial project. Each photo is categorized and links to the larger version on flickr.com. While there aren’t hundreds of photos listed, more are being added so it’s worth going back at a later date. http://www.raumrot.com/
Meanwhile the free images you’ll find on the IMCreator site are not original, but rather a curated collection (mostly from Flickr), approved for commercial use—that is, with attribution to the original photographer. http://www.imcreator.com/free

If you own an iPad, there is a new app you need to try. Actor Tom Hanks felt that the typewriter and the use of typewriting is a dying art and wanted to create an app that makes your device a typewriter. “Hanx Writer” does just that. It starts be putting a sheet of paper into the roller and end with you typing on real looking keys. When you’re done, you can send the page as a document or save it. There are a number of modern style features like simple erasure to typing mistakes and uploading the paper as a PDF. Download and install the free aap … http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/14/tom-hanks-hanx-writer-typewriter-app/13580367/?csp=tech

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Lady sits down on a train. Man sitting next to her turns to her and says, “Lady, that is the ugliest baby I have ever seen. That baby looks in a mirror, it’s going to shatter. You oughta put a bag on that baby’s head. That baby is just ugly.”
The woman, horrified, stands up and shouts for the conductor. “Conductor, this man has insulted me.”
“I’m so sorry, ma’am,” the conductor replies. “What he did is totally unacceptable on this train. I will deal with him later, but for now, please come with me. We’ll give you a nice seat in the first-class carriage — and a banana for your monkey.”
(Thanks, Reggie … An oldie but a funny)
The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present.
“Who is the most obedient?” he asked. “Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?”
Five small voices answered in unison. “Okay, daddy, you get the toy.”
(Thanks, Cliff)
That’s it this weekend. Have a great one and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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