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November 15, 2010

2010-11-15 Show Notes

Filed under: WSVA Show Notes — Ron @ 12:29 pm

Here are the sites we discussed today, in the order we mentioned them. Take a look and let me know how you like them. Also, give me others that you think we could talk about next month. Thanks!

Amazon last week Pedophile books this week nude kids in books and videos

Tags: More trouble for Amazon, this time with photos
You may have heard that there’s something rotten on We have learned that it doesn’t end with the company’s dropping of “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct.” Books and videos depicting pre-pubescent Eastern European and Asian girls, some of whom are nude, are listed for sale on Amazon in the U.S. and Japan, as of press time.

Mood Turn

Tags: Helps you take a break through site and sound
“calming” pictures and sounds/music filling your browser

PC Magazine: How to Be Good to Your Computer

Tags: How to be good to your Computer
Here are 14 ways to treat your PC right

Infinite Photograph

Tags: Part of a National Geographic collaboration – What makes up our world? Dive into this photo-mosaic portrait of Earth.
Move the yellow square over an area you would like to explore, click, and go. Double-click on an image to see more information about it. Keep clicking—and diving deeper into the Infinite Photograph—to get a truly boundless picture of Earth.

Andrea Mosaic

Tags: Create your own photo mosaic made from your own pictures.
Create your own Infinite Photographs


Tags: “Reads” text from a document and converts to audio format so you can listen. Great for hearing impaired; however, computerized voice.
On-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files.

Sample Ron’s Column

Tags: Traffic Land interstate cameras

511 Virginia – VDOT Site

Tags: A service of the VA Department of Transportation
Road conditions, Trip Planning, more Traffic Cameras, Weather and more

7plus Tweaks

Tags: Spruces up Windows 7, mostly for the geeks amoung us. Great article on Lifehacker about it.
Tweaking program 7plus allows you to create shortcuts for Windows 7 to streamline your efficiency. After a little setup, you can create files, paste text and images as files, or even upload a file to a server with the right keystroke.

Package Delivery Failure Virus

Tags: A common (and unfortunately, effective) technique for luring e-mail users into opening virus-launching attachments is to send messages that would appear to be relevant or important to many.
The UPS/FedEx/USPS Delivery failure is the circulation again.  It runs like crazy most every year starting around the Christmas season.  You have ordered something and feel that this e-mail is a real message from the shipper, only to get a dreadful surprise.


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