#249 November 1, 2019 from http://www.don-guitar.com
First words (from Don):
I've been thinking about going through my back issues
looking for inspiration and I finally got around to it.
I started publishing in July of 2004 and not many of the
links in my first issue are still good but even a bad link
can sometimes lead me down an interesting rabbit hole and
produce something worth sharing, so some of the links in
this issue came from issue #001 and some were inspired by
bad links from that issue. Hope you enjoy it.
The most current issue of this publications is also
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but the contents of the page change each month.
Lisa on Facebook:
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One of my favorite youtube channels is a man and his kids
making music. It's titled Isaac et Nora. Here are a couple
What is WiFi 6 and why does it matter?
https://tinyurl.com/yckvypp9 [howtogeek dot com]
Twobirt seems interesting but I don't know that I'd use it
and I'm inclined to wonder how long it will be free.
A good resource for electronics hobbyists.
All about Time, from the National Institute of Standards.
https://tinyurl.com/y9m66wjp [nist dot gov]
Eliabeth Boston doesn't write a newsletter anymore but she
has a cool blog and there's a huge amount of data in the
back issues of her ezine (available from her home page).
For folks who like to hike. https://www.trails.com/
There are bad guys out there. They've always been there and
probably always will be but they never get to anybody who
knows better than to give them the chance. Knowledge rules.
I don't know if this is cool or not. It won't work on my
When I switched from Windows to Linux, back in 2006, I had
no trouble finding analogs for the software I was accustomed
to using in Windows with one notable exception. I wrote my
ezine and created my website in an awesome text editor
called NoteTab. Granted, NoteTab had way more bells and
whistles than I knew how to use but it did everything I
needed it to do and there just wasn't anything like it.
Check it out. https://www.notetab.com/notetab-light
The same company offers another app that some folks find
Note: I ultimately learned how to use Gedit to get the job
done on Linux and it too is a very cool Open Source editor
which, believe it or not, has even been ported to Windows.
The Whalesong project. https://whalesong.net/
With CCleaner blacklisted by Microsoft some folks are
looking for an alternative app. Steven Gould's CleanUp!
may be a viable substitution and is also costless.
http://www.stevengould.org/index.php (look in Products)
Are there any Trekies out there?
Educate yourself. http://educate-yourself.org/
When I Was learning to create webpages my go-to site was the
w3 school. https://www.w3schools.com/
I don't recall seeing this one before but it might be worth
a look. https://websitesetup.org/html-tutorial-beginners/
I don't suggest you buy or try anything but this looks
All the stuff the US government figured was worth digitizing
can be found here. https://www.archives.gov/
Kids stuff from National Geographic magazine.
An interesting, if a bit oddball, collection of apps.
It's just nature. https://www.nature.com/
For those who love to blastoff. https://www.nar.org/
Penpals are still around though some are using email instead
of snail mail.
Surfing the net with kids.
Online solitary games. https://www.netsolitaire.com/
The (US) National Gallery of Art. https://www.nga.gov
Kids stuff. https://bygosh.com/
Panoramic photographs from the Library of Congress.
More pictures. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
More stuff. https://www.loc.gov/
An old, but cool archive of unusual aviation pictures.
A good dictionary and a lot more.
Dennis Curtin's short courses on digital photography are
dated but probably still useful.
A good site for photojunkies. https://www.shutterbug.com/
Over 18k stock photos you can use.
Who likes Celtic music? https://www.plaidmenagerie.com/
Old time radio resources.
radio scripts. http://www.genericradio.com/
Folks who bring old time radio back to life.
About your birthday. https://www.names.org/birthdays/
About your name. https://www.names.org/
Contributions from Lisa Miller:
Iris Van Herpen, art and fashion.
Ever heard of auto-brewery syndrome? You'd think it'd
be great, but you'd be wrong.
https://tinyurl.com/y55j8d3x [washingtonpost dot com]
There's no need to buy commercial floor cleaner.
https://tinyurl.com/yy97tvmz [crunchybetty dot com]
Preparations for Dia de Los Muertos.
https://tinyurl.com/yym4shwd [theatlantic dot com]
Laurie Lipton's disturbing art reveals our inner darkness.
https://tinyurl.com/y527se7m [theatlantic dot com]
Want better streets? Just add paint.
https://tinyurl.com/y256ckzm [citylab dot com]
I just got a bag of excellent pumpkin seeds and was
curious about the nutritional value. Woah.
https://tinyurl.com/y2pu9vxk [healthline dot com]
Taking 'love thy neighbor' to a radical extreme
https://tinyurl.com/y6cfrbnn [citypages dot com]
In honor of Halloween, one of the scariest movies ever,
with no overt violence or gore. Oh, yeah, and Peter Lorre.
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Last words (from Lisa):
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Here's to Adventures, y'all. We're eating tons of veggies!
Best regards, see you next time.
Don Crowder & Lisa Miller
Saturday, November 1, 2019, 12:03 AM
Buchanan Lake Village
served by the US Post Office in
Tow (rhymes with cow), Texas
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