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#231 May 1, 2018 from
Hello again! Did you miss me last month? Once in a while
events conspire to prevent me from having time for it. I
try not to let it happen too often but you know that old
saw about the best laid plans.

And suddenly my Chromium browser won't give me a proper view
of my bookmarks so getting to my ezine folder is going to be
challenging. Oh well, I'll figure it out...


Ok I switched to Google Chrome, removed all its bookmarks
and replaced them with the bookmark files from Chromium
(which has been my default browser for a couple of years
now) and the bookmarks manager in Chrome works fine so I'm
back in business.


Moving on...    :)


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Some possibly interesting (and free) Windows software
applications I've encountered. [thewindowsclub dot com]

Benjamin M. Schmidt is an assistant professor of history at
Northeastern University and core faculty in the NuLab for
Texts, Maps and Networks and he's into a lot of interesting
things which you can explore via links on his website.

I can't remember how many times I've recommended the Khan
Academy to young people or parents whose kids were having
trouble in school. It's an amazing resource. I know that
many of my readers are retired educators or professionals
who could easily be of enormous help to a good cause.

I'm not recommending this but as a lover of hot sauce I
can't say it's not tempting. Note: 'fuego' means 'fire'.

John Wilhelm claims to be a photoholic.

Inverse is a fascinating youtube channel.

Google's GSuite (a complete set of online office apps) has
become so popular the Microsoft has decided to get in on
the act by putting MS Office online. [products dot office dot com]

Recycling is a wonderful thing.

An online magazine for women over fifty.

Are you over 65?

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education
program for K-12 educators and their students.

Changing your DNS server is more geeky than most folks
want to get but it can enhance and improve your web
browsing adventures. Here's some info on it. [howtogeek dot com]

Chordius is an excellent little Windows software app that
lets you create chord diagrams for about any instrument
which has strings and frets (whether right or left handed).
There used to be a Linux version of this software but, for
nerdy technical reasons, it no longer runs on Linux.
I needed a chord diagram to answer a question I got (in my
email) from another guitarist and, with help from google,
found a solution.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I need a chord
diagram for a ukulele. Think I'll contact the author and
ask if he can add the ability to change the number of
strings in his online tool (done).

An online media (radio & television) museum & media news

Have you ever heard of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy?
Were you aware that the book was made into a 12 episode
radio program? All 12 are available on the Internet Archive.

It's no secret that numerous technology companies helped
with the development of Linux as a viable Operating System
but this one was a surprise to me. Clear Linux is an
Operating System developed by Intel which has been optimized
for Intel microprocessors. I haven't tried it but I find it
fascinating and will probably 'test drive' it before long.

I'm not crazy about today's pop music but I can't help but
love the way these kids perform some of it. Kids Bop.

Alternatives to your favorite software for just about any


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The last thing I do before posting every issue is go to
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the paragraph above this one and yeah, sometimes I forget
to do it). It saddens me to see that my count has dropped
to under 300 subscribers but that's still not bad for an
obsolete media format that's entirely non-commercial so
thank you for staying with me and thank you FreeLists
for making it possible in the first place.

See you next time.

Don Crowder, Buchanan Lake Village served by the post
office in Tow (rhymes with cow), Texas (yeehaw).
12:20 AM, May 1, 2018


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