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January 13, 2008

Newsletter 01-13-2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:42 pm

I lost a big portion of my subscriber list that was posted on the list server I used on the Internet. If you are reading this via email and not on my blog, then you know I managed to save your email address. Pass the word on to others that you know that receive my newsletter and tell them to look at this issue on my blog and have them to be sure to send me an email so I can get them back on the list server. Oh, if you know of anyone else that might like to receive this newsletter let me know or have them read it on the blog.

Identity Theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personal identifying information (PII) such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers and uses them for their own personal gain. This is called ID Theft. It can start with lost or stolen wallets, pilfered mail, a data breach, computer virus, phishing, a scam, or paper documents thrown out by you or a business (dumpster diving). This crime varies widely, and can include check fraud, credit card fraud, financial identity theft, criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft, and identity fraud. If this ever happened to you, it will be your worst nightmare. To help prevent this or to find out what to do if you think this has happed visit the following web site.

Music, like any subject, has its own terminology. At first the many terms that musicians use to describe music can seem daunting. But there is nothing mysterious about these terms; they merely use words to describe something we can all hear with a little bit of practice. This web site will introduce you to the terms used most often to talk about music. All the terms are clearly defined and linked to other related terms. In many cases you will be able to listen to an example chosen to illustrate the term. This site plays it samples via real player which I despise, so you at your own risk or get VLC player instead. and then click on glossary.

“StumbleUpon helps you channel surf the internet and discover great websites, videos, pictures, blogs and more – all according to your interests. As you Stumble and rate the sites you visit (using a thumbs up/down), StumbleUpon learns what you like and is able to deliver you better recommendations.” I have found this to work very well and use it all the time so I decided to pass it on.

Do you ever try to repair an appliance yourself? How about wanting to repair it but don’t know how or where to get reasonable parts? I found this great site that has very good direction on how to diagnose any appliance problem. It include pictures, helpful hints, links to just about any part for any appliance, and it is on my favorites site. Check it out, it will save you a lot of time and money.

2008 is an election year and the new is full of politics and will be until the end of November before it winds now. I found an interesting site that covers the election in a very interesting way.
2008 Central seeks to become the single most comprehensive source for information about the upcoming 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. John and Angelo are both graduates of Fordham University. Here is what they say about themselves. “we are calling ourselves gurus, because that’s what we are. We do presidential politics; it’s what we love. Not just the present and recent past, but all past U.S. presidential politics. Bringing a broader sense of history to campaign coverage enables us to frame our analysis in a context that may be different from other election sites, not necessarily better, but different and certainly valuable. Secondly, we’re both former national and international debaters. Our combined 16 years of debating has left us with unparalleled analytical skills. Skills that we are now using to de-code the politics of electioneering.”

Google is a great search engine, but it’s also more than that. Google has tons of hidden features, some of which are quite fun and most of which are extremely useful— if you know about them. has a good article on how to use these hidden features. You have to go through many pages to get to them. Just bypass all the commercials.

“Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.”


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