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#226 November 1, 2017 from

It's late Fall in Texas. It'll be 45°F (7°C) out tonight and
the high tomorrow will be 92°F (33°C) and that's pretty much
how it's going to be for the next few weeks. Everybody I know
keeps extra coats, jackets, stocking caps and gloves in
their car at all times in November, December, January and
February because you just never know when there's gonna be
a cold snap.

Lisa has the gardening bug again but deer proof fences are
expensive and we have lots of deer here in the village.
If you can't afford a deer proof fence the only way you can
garden is to grow things that deer won't eat. She's happily
planting garlic and onions in containers and I expect we'll
have a container of Rosemary before it's over.

So, off we go again...


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You up for some indie music?

Our regional computer club (Highland Lakes Computer Club)
doesn't have a website, as such, but for years they've
maintained a downloadable archive of useful software for
Windows users. That file, and details about it, are available

If Shakespeare had written the Three Little Pigs.

A wonderfully "value added" Barista.

This could be a very useful site for Windows users.

I have friends who insist on continuing to use yahoo email
but I strongly recommend against it. These two sites offer
good reasons why it's worth switching. [techsupportalert dot com] [csoonline dot com] [consumerreports dot com]

Ever needed to convert a PDF file a an MS Word file? [techsupportallert dot com]

How well do you know African geography?

Should you switch to Linux?

I've become a big fan of the music of Laura Weinbach.

Here's a terrific way to experience some musical diversity.

An online consignment/thrift store.

Seven things zdnet feels you should do after upgrading
Windows 10. [zdnet dot com]

Do you want to help a homeless beaver? [generosity dot com]


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Sometimes it occurs to me just how much the internet has
changed my life. We still go to town for groceries and stuff
from Lowes or Home Depot but most of the rest of our shopping
is done online. Back in the day, if I wanted to learn about
something unusual I'd have to ask around among my friends or
make a trip to the library to research it. Now I can go to
google and learn about anything at all in just a few minutes.
So, how has the web changed your life? Tell me about it. :)

See you next time,

Don Crowder
12:15 AM, November 1, 2017
Buchanan Lake Village, served by the US Post Office in
Tow (rhymes with cow), Texas.


The Internet:  A Weapon of Mass Instruction.

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