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#228 January 1, 2018 from
First words from Don:
Happy New Year y'all! In years past I often had a music gig
booked for New Years weeks, or even months, in advance but
these days there are more bands than venues and I'm an old
fuddy-duddy who only plays "old stuff" that most folks don't
want to hear anymore. Not that I'm complaining mind you, I'm
getting used to having quiet evenings at home on New Years.
Any day Winter day when I don't have to go out in the cold
and go somewhere is a good day. :)

Off we go...


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Caroline Shin's fond memories of the time she spent cooking
with her grandmother was her inspiration for this lovely
series of youtube videos.

I like my gmail just the way it is but if you miss the
preview pane from Outlook/Outlook Express (and don't want
to use Thunderbird) there's a way to get it. [cnet dot com]

Alma Deutscher is a fascinating young musician, especially
when she's playing with her friend Tanja Zhou.

I'm a big fan of the double-click but I know it can be
challenging for some folks who have impaired mobility.
Here's a way to enable single-click in Windows 10. [groovypost dot com]

Voyager 1 just fired up some thrusters for the first time
in 37 years.

What you need to know about Net Neutrality. [politifact dot com]

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've forgotten which reader
sent me this one. Here's a customizable browser home page
you can tweak to suit yourself. It's pretty cool but for
years now my homepage has just been google and I'm kind
of used to it by now.

An odd little web comic.

Lots of cool photographs from NOAA.

There's not much chance that bananas will ever represent
a radiation hazard but I guess this info is good to know.

The 2017 Word of the Year, as selected by Oxford
Dictionaries is 'Youthquake'. Here are some other words
that didn't make the cut. [oxforddictionaries dot com]

An online Speech to Text engine. This might be helpful if
you have trouble typing.

The website says: 'VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a
free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling
the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other
kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines
and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as
a means to detect false positives, i.e. innocuous resources
detected as malicious by one or more scanners.'
It's not intended to replace your AV software but it might,
in some cases, be a useful tool.

Dock to Dish is a direct-to-consumer fishing co-op that
might be a good deal if you're fortunate enough to live
in one of the places they serve.


Contributions to this issue from Lisa:

I've done many kinds of composting, traditional, worm
and Black Soldier Fly, but Trench Composting is my very
favorite. The dirt and worms do the work for you, and you
don't have to look at it, smell it, or deal with critters. [thedonandlisashow dot blogspot]

Exquisite pottery, a unique artist.

These little girls are convinced they are twins. [youtube dot com]

The real reason Spaniards eat supper late. [bbc dot com]

This service connects arborists with gardeners.

How to write a news article.

The last city in America with no laws. [youtube dot com]

This lady conquered her fears and helped others.

'Clean Eating' is not a thing. [theguardian dot com]


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Last words from Lisa:

We've had a great holiday and hope you have, too. We 
provided the music for the Community Christmas Dinner and
Party at Fuel Coffeehouse again this year, it's a tradition
for us now. [blogspot dot com]

We've also slowly been becoming a little more
sociable and hanging out with friends we really like,
quite a change from our formerly hermit-like selves.

I hope you and yours have happiness, harmony and love
this year. From our house to yours, Happy New Year!


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