#183 December 1, 2013 from http://www.don-guitar.com
I'm not ready to quit publishing yet but it's clearly
going to be somewhat haphazard from now on and I'm going
to prune down the format a lot. Instead of six sections
of a dozen or more links I'll just give you what I have
in one big batch and pat myself on the back any time I
actually get an issue posted. :) That being said, let
get to it.
Our email group is a (very) low traffic, non-topical,
'hanging with friends' sort of email discussion
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This may be my favorite youtube channel.
Do you have any questions about Science Fiction
and/or Fantasy? http://scifi.stackexchange.com/
I can only assume the writer is artistically
challenged. :) http://partiallyclips.com/
Any Country and Western fans here?
Sometimes you need things explained very simply.
Every wanted a copy of a youtube video but just couldn't
cope with the technical complexity of it? Here you go.
Here's a strange, nerdy quiz (feeling nerdy?).
http://goo.gl/Hjq0E8 [marketplace dot org]
This is a free book about typography. You can even buy it
if you want to and pay whatever you feel like paying.
Ten amazing chemical reactions (with not-so-amazing ads).
http://goo.gl/pFVGFo [geek dot com]
Social attitude test.
Ever get a hankering for some old time radio?
http://goo.gl/dFVfz [otrarchive dot blogspot dot com]
Radio drama revival.
More radio plays.
Lots and lots of gloomy audio 'theater' (eBooks? Podcasts?).
Ever wanted to delete your account from a website? If the
site is listed here, they'll tell you how difficult it is
and give you how-to instructions as well.
Complicated but it looks interesting.
What is Open Source software?
Is there an Open Source software that I can use?
Michael de Miranda is a percussion nerd who makes great
The music of Bill Mallonee.
Spellbinding music from Rodgrigo (and) Gabriela.
A friend of mine wanted to convert youtube videos to mp3
files without adding software to his browser or computer.
I sent him here. http://media.io/
Some folks love the marshmallows in breakfast cereal
so much that they want to buy them in bulk. Silly, but
Here's a very popular and powerful, Windows-only Open
Source text editor. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
There are a lot of pictures on this page and even with a
fast connection, they might take a while to load.
http://goo.gl/n2b1nX [wired dot com]
Depending on your attitude, this is a karaoke paradise or
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that
celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of
design engineers. http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/
I'm not sure what genre Jacquelyn Conoly belongs
in but she is, for sure, a singer.
If you haven't seen Ben Ames and his daughter singing 'You
Belong to Me' then you probably should watch this.
How does free music sound to you?
http://goo.gl/6CYLHE [theverge dot com]
I think of Roger Wang as Indonesia's answer to Chet Adkins.
Here's he's playing an old standard with Gee Mojina singing.
The blog of unnecessary quotation marks.
Photos taken with the Kodak #1, 125 years ago.
http://goo.gl/t1XtAU [petapixel dot com]
A lot of folks are still upset that igoogle 'went away' and
there are a lot of contenders to replace it. ighome isn't
an exact replacement but, so far, it's the most popular.
Everything you probably didn't want to know about American
money. http://goo.gl/NP3dwy [newmoney dot gov]
Whoa, this is 'new', another place on the web where you can
talk about stuff. :) That's new, right?
Interesting musical webcasts.
Here's a site where students or authors can get a fast
work count of their work.
If you're a runner and own a smartphone, this is for you.
The website of a guitar junky. http://www.mojocaster.com/
Some of these videos are strange, some are quite good.
KDHX is a Saint Louis based organization, radio station, and
community that nurtures and promotes independent music.
Here's is a wonderful collection of live broadcast videos.
A website where you can buy, or sell, intangible things.
What color is your personality?
http://goo.gl/7GRl4 [chacha dot com]
What the web is talking about (according to them).
An interesting blog. http://www.futilitycloset.com/
Need to catch up on your TV shows?
This isn't a 'family friendly' site, not in the least, but
the section entitled 'Changing Room' is well worth seeing.
Do you know who Temple Grandin is? If you don't, you should.
Muktware is a web magazine for Linux & Open Source users.
There are an awesome number of things you can learn by
watching these videos from the Open University.
Had a bad day? Tired of horrible news reports? Ready
for some good news, just for a change of pace?
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From our web-sibling Patrick Barden.
Have you checked out the Pixar universe?
Awakening in a fog created by anesthesia a man is quite
take with his wife, who he doesn't actually recognise.
Waiting in line isn't such a hassle in Thailand.
http://goo.gl/IvfNFW [digitalspy dot com]
I keep up with events by putting them on my google calendar
then google emails me reminders the day before the event.
Patrick says this is a lot easier to use.
Computer tips for craft junkies.
From our web-sibling Vinette (Vi) DePhillipe, here's an
awesome archive of photographic images.
From our web sibling Sandy Martin, this color test proved to
me that I suck at colors while Lisa is near-perfect.
Jo-Ann Burton was among the first of our web-siblings
(which I define as a good friend whom we've never actually
met in person). She became a friend and frequent commenter
when I was writing the Maxpatch ezine and was among the
first people to send me encouraging, supportive comments
following my first issue of this independent publication.
Jo-Ann passed away on Monday, September 16th.
http://goo.gl/Sym5TW [obitsforlife dot com]
Somewhere I have an enormous archive of all the posts Jo
made to her yahoo list (sharinglinks2) over the past decade
or so. I used to extract links to reshare in my reader
section but I misplaced that archive during our move, about
six months ago. If I ever find it again I'll probably
resume resharing the best of her links here.
I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving
day. I'm sure you readers who aren't American have heard
more than you wanted to about this particular American
holiday. Know that you are among the blessings for which
I have this day given thanks. It's a big, wonderful,
lovable world and I really enjoy interacting with folks who
live in places I've never seen, wherever in the world that
happens to be (yes, Michael Harding, I'm talking to you
See you next time (whenever that happens to be),
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