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#257 July 1, 2020 from http://www.don-guitar.com
  
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I don't drink, I got plenty of sleep last night and the
Saharan dust cloud hasn't made it to Albuquerque so I
can't explain why, as I write this in the middle of the
day on June 29th, I feel tired and hungover. I can't
even have a hair of the dog because I don't know which
dog bit me, or even if it was, in fact, a dog.  :(

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My most recent favorite quarantine pastime is watching
free movies on youtube. There are a few good ones if
you've enough patience to keep searching. This one, for
example was quite good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8yhL0lcQ5g

What are you doing to pass the time now that it's so very
unwise to be out and about (if you've a choice)? There are
no shortage of suggestions on the internet.
https://tinyurl.com/ybpvvzy8 [cnet dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/yxypyp63 [usatoday dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/ya99ywhz [dailyuw dot com]
https://www.latimes.com/projects/guide-to-the-internet/
https://tinyurl.com/ydcymxev [readersdigest dot ca]
https://tinyurl.com/y73k6ome [talktomira dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/wg3zfgq [travelandleisure dot com]
https://tinyurl.com/yayj2zb3 [time dot com]

Costless craft patterns.
https://www.allcrafts.net/
https://www.favecrafts.com/
https://www.freepatterns.com/
https://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Free_Craft_Patterns
https://www.craftideas.info/

An interesting online color tool.
https://www.colorschemer.com/color-picker/

Online computer help.
https://www.computing.net/
https://techguy.org/

An amateur astronomy site that's been around for a while.
https://astronomy-mall.com/Adventures.In.Deep.Space/

A good global news site. https://www.globalissues.org/

Wanna create your own crossword puzzles?
https://www.eclipsecrossword.com/

This site has been around for a long time
but suddenly it's a lot more popular.
http://www.homeschoolingadventures.com/

Empowering women. https://www.redhatsociety.com/

For Mark Twain enthusiasts.
https://twain.lib.virginia.edu/index2.html

A digital museum of professional tailor's shears.
http://www.movsd.com/tailors_shears/

It's all about canned foods.
https://www.mealtime.org/

Not a secure site but has some freeware titles
he says will run on all versions of Windows.
http://www.markuswelz.de/freeware/index.html

A pretty cool online photo editor & collage maker.
https://www.befunky.com/

Online financial tools. https://www.mint.com/

Would you like to learn how to touch type?
https://www.keybr.com/

Temporary (disposable) email addresses
have been around for several years.
https://temp-mail.org/en/
https://www.emailondeck.com/
https://www.guerrillamail.com/
https://www.throwawaymail.com/en
https://maildrop.cc/
http://www.yopmail.com/en/
https://www.luxusmail.org/

These days you can also get a temporary phone number.
https://freephonenum.com/
https://www.freetempsms.com/
https://smsreceivefree.com/
https://receive-smss.com/
https://tempophone.com/

Does your phone number spell anything?
https://phonespell.org/

Email the future.
http://www.callthefuture.org/
A better way is to schedule an email for delivery at a
future date in gmail by following this procedure:
1. On your computer, go to Gmail
2. At the top left, click Compose
3. Create your email
4. At lower left next to 'Send' click the dropdown arrow
5. Click Schedule send

Exif data is information saved by digital cameras along
with the photos it takes. This info is sometimes useful.
https://camerasummary.com/

Could you use some legal assistance?
https://tinyurl.com/y8qx638d [americanbar dot org]
https://www.lsc.gov/what-legal-aid/find-legal-aid
https://www.lawhelp.org/
https://www.justanswer.com/sip/court
https://www.askalawyeroncall.com/law

How to request FBI records.
https://tinyurl.com/y8olbhu4 [fbi dot gov]

If you suspect that your antivirus software has missed
something it may be wise to run an online scan.
www.trendmicro.com/en_us/forHome/products/housecall.html
https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/
www.f-secure.com/us-en/home/free-tools/online-scanner
www.pandasecurity.com/en-us/homeusers/online-antivirus/

The funniest and most delightful woman I know.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJd3oh_1pgv5gN7DwYxwqQ
Here's her empowering podcast for women.
https://sarahmillican.co.uk/standard-issue/
Another wonderfully funny lady.
https://www.youtube.com/user/JeanneRobertson

The fellow isn't the best voice-over speaker I've heard,
by a long shot, by the programs he mentions are good ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODO5iqNkXts

Coupons for moms. http://www.momsview.com/

More for moms. https://www.mothering.com/

For parents. https://www.todaysparent.com/

Watermark your digital images like a pro.
https://www.pictureshark.com/

A couple of out-of-the-ordinary news sites.
https://www.projectcensored.org/
https://www.straightdope.com/

Science Frontiers, the unusual & unexplained.
https://www.science-frontiers.com/index.htm

Easy science experiments, videos and science fair ideas.
https://sciencebob.com/

Scientific American online.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/

The Hanover Historical Texts Project.
https://history.hanover.edu/project.php

Questions, answers and more in the UK.
https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/

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As a young man I was excited and enthusiastic about the
opportunity to purchase and ignite fireworks every year
in the week or two preceding the 4th of July. Ironically,
I no longer have any use for fireworks and am quite annoyed
with the younger folks in my neighborhood who've been
shooting them off every evening this week. I suppose that's
just another aspect of the 'Great Circle of Life'. :)

Bah, humbug.

See you next time. 

Don Crowder
Tuesday, June 30, 2020,  4:45 PM (MDT/MST)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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