Category: Web Resources

Technology blues

Adios to my Dell Desktop Computer My desktop PC has crashed and burned. The “blue screen” of death appeared with a sneer and took away my companion. I had many things backed up and those that were not, flash by in my mind’s eye when I am trying to locate something. “Oh yes,” I say

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In the land of make-believe

Blogging. It’s sort of surreal. If you’ve done it, you know what I’m talking about. Putting thoughts, ideas, challenges, questions, concerns, issues, photos …out there for the world to see or reply, ignore, spam, comment, enjoy, interact, or possibly dismiss. And yet, we keep doing it. For some of us it’s a daily thing, for

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Libraries, Lessons and Learning

It’s Monday. I visited the library. I checked out 2 books, 3 books on cd and 2 music cds. I grabbed some magazines from the “free magazine” table and read the local newspaper. I read some chapters from books on the ‘New Non-Fiction’ bookshelf and paged through some Northern Colorado Business monthly newspapers. Now it’s

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Gift # 14: ‘Tis the Season

In this lovely season of gifting, parties, light, love and activity is also the season of eating. My next gift is a free online tool that helps you track your food intake and your exercise output. I’ve found that for me, losing weight is about tracking my food intake. The exercise part is easy for

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Lucky Gift # 13: Refdesk

If you’re looking for an online reference for an item – begin here at refdesk.com (Reference Desk). This page is CHOCK full of fun sites, links to news, dictionaries, weather, good news, quotes, encyclopedias, pictures and words of the day, daily diversions (think games, humor, book lists, horoscopes, view of the night sky, almanacs…) The

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The gift of Freecycle on 12/12/12

My Gift to you on 12/12/12 is the gift of recycling using Freecycle. This nonprofit organization is a way to recycle your items to others who are in need of your discards. And it’s the perfect way for you to locate items that others are discarding. I’ve used Freecycle many times and just last month

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Get LinkedIn and Get Connected: Gift #11

LinkedIn is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. This site is like a living resume. You can enter information about your skills, classes, volunteer work, new promotions, or just highlight the areas you want others to know about. LinkedIn lets you invite others to join your network, write recommendation for colleagues and

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