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February 14, 2010

Newsletter 02/14/2010

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 11:40 am

Happy Valentine’s Day to all. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Ok, we need to look at the origin of Valentine’s Day, so follow the link below and read about the history of this day.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/holidays/valentine.htm

Years ago when I was in junior high and high school, a number of my friends had motor scooters. IF you are old enough to remember, you may recall the following manufactures of motor scooters. Vespa, Lambretta, Cushman, and Mustang. There were others small manufactures but these were the most common.
California Scooter company that made the Mustang scooter back in the early ‘60s has brought back the original design with an updated motor and brakes.
If this bring backs memories or you are just curious, check out the link below.
http://www.californiascooterco.com/scooters/classic-blue.html

Here on the Eastern shore we are covered with snow and after more than a week of this stuff are though are of warmer places and summer vacation. How about a trip to Florida, Southern Arizona, or Southern California? Now being a person that likes the best deal I can get via the web, I sought out a site to find great bargains in vacation rentals.
There are quite a few out there, but this one kept my interest the longest. Vacation Rentals by Owner. This quote from their web site says it all. “Established in 1995, we’ve been in the vacation rental business for over 14 years. In fact, VRBO was founded by vacation rental owners who self-manage their second homes, like many of you do. We provide an online space for homeowners to advertise their vacation properties and make it easy for travelers to search 130,000+ rentals in over 100 countries worldwide.”
http://www.vrbo.com

While on the subject of great free products, how about a paint program that has all the functionally that most user will ever want and it only costs the time to download it.
“It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.”
http://www.getpaint.net

Do you have the need to rip DVD’s, CD’s, or covert media from one type to another? Well most of you will need to do this now or in the future so save some money and get this open source free program for all you video conversion needs. I us this all the time to rip DVD’s and CD’ to my computer and highly recommend it.
http://handbrake.fr/

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