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Late Halloween Cartoon

November 2017 – Did you call for Hex support?

Etymology online!

October 2017 – etymonline.com is a great place to hang out and learn about the etymology of words

Two Interesting videos

September 2017 – Are you above or below average? Does correlation imply causation? Two short videos from two great channels.

Glasbergen Cartoon

August 2017 – Glasbergen Cartoon

Are you vulnerable to CIA hacking?

July 2017 – Here is a short 1 minute video that will explain whether you are vulnerable to CIA hacking.

Amazon Echo Silver

June 2017 – SNL (Saturday Night Live) did a great skit available on YouTube about a new Amazon Echo Silver, for the older generation. (Youth Challenged?)

Interesting educational places to visit

June 2017 – Four sites to visit to expand your horizons with free courses and more.

For Fun, Penspinning

May 2017 – Penspinning is very cool. Watch a number of videos.

For Fun

April 2017 – Glasbergen twisted sense of humor

For Fun

March 2017 – Two funny images. Reselling your pigeon on Ebay and a kitten attack on a toddler.

Changing a high lightbulb

February 2017 – An interesting drone video of a man changing the light bulb at the top of a 1,500 foot TV tower.

4 funny Oreo Advertisement

January 2017 – 4 funny Oreo advertisements

Organic Food?

November 2016 – Is organic food good, bad, healthy, unhealthy? Find out.

For fun

November 2016 – Nest smoke alarm cartoon from Marketoonist.com

Warner Brothers claims copyright infringement against Warner Brothers

October 2016 – Warner Brothers demanded that Google remove links to some of Warner Brothers official movie sites. Apparently, they believe that they are infringing on their own copyright.

Is your stomach your second brain?

October 2016 – ASAP Science has a great short video showing how the stomach and its microbes controls your mood and your other (upper) brain.

For Fun: 5 hot new Google Inventions

September 2016 – A funny parody for five new Google inventions.

SideClick Remotes

August 2016 – The SideClick Remote control replaces your TV, soundbar and other remotes and clips to your streaming device remote.

A Hackers Revenge

August 2016 – They messed with his mom. He made them pay.

Fingerboarding

August 2016 – Introduction to fingerboarding

ISideWith

August 2016 – A site to check how you align with various political candidates and how their positions compare with yours. Other cool things on site as well.

Interesting News

July 2016 – CityGroup seems to be claiming it has trademarked Thankyou. It is suing at&t for using "AT&T thanks" in their loyalty program. Also buy stampedo ransomware service for just $39 for a lifetime license. It's really easy to use.

Laura Williams' Self Portraits

July 2016 – This young photographer produces really interesting work.

For Fun: Our identity

June 2016 – Who are you? one person, 2, a billion? and are we living in a simulated reality?

Find Streaming Movies

June 2016 – FlixFinder is shockingly cool for those of us who want to find movies we can watch with whatever streaming subscriptions we have. You are able to find movies that meet your criteria.

Interesting News

May 2016 – A gun that looks like a smart phone, and Chrome stops supporting Vista.

For Fun, Who's on First?

May 2016 – Perhaps the definitive comedy sketch of the 20th century, Abbott and Costello's Who's on First? is still hilarious. It is also a cultural landmark.

Just for Fun

April 2016 – Saturday morning breakfast cereal nsa spying

For Fun

March 2016 – Thumb Drives that look like a thumb, and the best cartoon I've seen about the FBI / Apple phone encryption fight.

Interesting News

March 2016 – New movie about drone attacks. How NSA's Skynet program uses cell phone data to target drone attacks and a Girl's iPhone bursts into flames above the Pacific.

For Fun

February 2016 – Funny video about pot smugglers getting high and paranoid and calling 911 to turn themselves in. Also a great devil's fork illusion.

For Fun

January 2016 – Don Friesen does a comedy routine about remembering passwords. The Onion does a parody about China's inability to recruit hackers fast enough to keep up with our vulnerabilities.

For fun

December 2015 – An Optical illusion transforming a black and white picture to color, a Portland company selling 3d printed electric cars, and Mr. Forthright's YouTube channel.

Magic Leap has taken VR to the next level

November 2015 – Google invested $542 million in the company Magic Leap. Their Virtual reality technology just might be a complete game changer. It is beyond amazing.

For Fun

October 2015 – Some Google search fun tricks and a video exposing the dangers of selfies

Online clocks and timers

September 2015 – Here is where you can find online clocks and timers

For Fun

September 2015 – A cartoon of me on weekends, and an actual picture of a UFO which was caught on tape.

Checkboard Shadow Illusion

August 2015 – My favorite illusion. This shows how we adjust what we see according to inferences and surroundings.

For Fun

July 2015 – Conan O'Brien explores Andy's new Apple Watch, the best illusions of 2015 explained, and are cows are 20 times as dangerous as sharks?

For Fun

June 2015 – An android app and project for opening doors. Is Portland really weird. Does a man on a BB-8 Droid playing flame shooting bagpipes seem normal?

For Fun.

May 2015 – 5 mysterious ways earth is changing, and a man shoots his computer. Gets a ticket.

For fun - Summer Life Hacks, Gabi Mann and crows, trojan horse

April 2015 – Fun videos about summer life hacks, Gabi Mann and her friendship with crows and a Trojan horse trick tried again.

For Fun

March 2015 – Zach King 6 second magic

Big BookBub Improvements

February 2015 – Bookbub has added new vendors and author notification. These make a fabulous source of inexpensive books even better.

For fun

February 2015 – 9 tips to stay healthy, and a notification from the Time Travel Special interest group

News360

December 2014 – This is a fabulous News aggregator for mobile devices (or Windows). It collects news from over 100,000 sources and allows you amazing customization choosing (or searching) from over a million topics.

Fun Videos

December 2014 – What is better, paper towels or a hot air dryer? Humorous time travel short video, kitchen tips, stopping your car from steaming up.

Haystack TV News App

December 2014 – Haystack is a News Aggregator app for phones and tablets that collects video news segments rather than printed articles. It is done well and I really like it.

Fun Videos

October 2014 – A few fun videos. A 5 year old girl doing a good Jean-Claude Van Damme impersonation, A better way to peel Kiwi fruit, and an Ikea commercial that seems a lot like an Apple commercial and a video about keeping animals away with psychological fences.

Where I Buy Books

October 2014 – The leading Ebook retailers I use and some factors to consider.

BookBub

August 2014 – Bookbub offers thousands of free and deeply discounted Ebooks culled from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google, Kobo and Smashwords.

Fun Videos

August 2014 – Mohammed Ali meets kids on candid camera, the world's smartest dog, 10 bar bets you can win, and a 6 year old skating savant.

Fun Video

June 2014 – Pets can protect you before you are even born! Some interesting documentaries

Fun Links

April 2014 – Stuff I've recently found interesting and amusing.

What is Reddit?

April 2014 – CGP Grey explains Reddit. Great video.

For Fun February 2014

February 2014 – Toddler trick shot basketball expert Titus displays his amazing talent. - Also, remote controlled (using a cell phone) paper airplanes.

Monkeys riding dogs herding sheep

December 2013 – Fun video

Android App of the Month - The Portland Trailblazers

December 2013 – Portland Trailblazers NBA Basketball team has a new mobile app that is really very good.

For Fun

October 2013 – Just some fun things I've stumbled upon.

For Fun

August 2013 – Just a few fun sites

Fun Videos

June 2013 – Ipencil and Ellen Degeneres' password protector videos. Also a wonderful Audi commercial, with New Spock versus Old Spock.

My Favorite Android Tablet Apps

June 2013 – These are my current (May 29, 2013) favorite Android Apps for my tablet. Perhaps you'll find something new in here.

Fun Videos

April 2013 – An Expert Pickpocket and a fun science YouTube channel are the fun video selections.

Free Market Series

April 2013 – The Free Market Series is a 14 episode television series for American and Canadian audiences produced by The World Show in partnership with the Montreal Economic Institute

Coursera

April 2013 – Combine top universities, top flight educational technology and great professors and you have university level courses offered by Coursera. Currently there is no charge.

Free Books from Amazon

February 2013 – Freebooksifter gives you a great tool to help find free books on Amazon. It presents a categorized listing so you can browse through books and find neat stuff. It sorts by popularity and ratings.

Fun Videos

February 2013 – 2 short videos. One explodes 8 misconceptions about animals the other explores the wonders of coffee

Interesting Outsourcing Event

February 2013 – American Infrastructure Employee secretly outsources his job to a Chinese contracting firm. This throws his company's security team into a panic as their secure VPN channel is being used by unknown Chinese, despite requiring two factor authentication.

Three Interesting Books

December 2012 – Two Tech thrillers by Mark Russinovich and a biography by Kevin Mitnick are reviewed

Five Historical Misconceptions

December 2012 – Short video illustrating 5 misconceptions many people have about historical events

London Bridge - The straight scoop

October 2012 – Is London Bridge falling down? How was it sold to an American, or was it? A bit of history in 2 minutes.

Thinking about 7" Tablets and E-Readers

October 2012 – Looking at 7" tablets and E-ink readers. I quickly review some and discuss the various ecosystems, DRM (digital rights management)they represent. I compare the Nexus 7 with the new Kindle Fire HD.

Streaming Video Speed

October 2012 – If you are interested in streaming video, you'll probably need to know what your WiFi speed is at the location you'd be streaming and how fast it needs to be. This article explains both.

Spin Video

October 2012 – Award winning 8 minute time travel movie: Spin.

Fun Videos

August 2012 – A detached Snake head can still bite! Google has a self driving car. An idea for Amazon, Yesterday shipping.

Fun Videos

June 2012 – A tech person trying not to say, "Try turning it off and on again." - The best Mime I've ever seen, and 1 minute physics lessons.

Interesting Websites

April 2012 – 4 websites I found particularly interesting. Google Art Project, checking your lifespan and life expectancy and SpotCrime, checking the crime in your neighborhood.

Fun Videos

February 2012 – Some fun videos about animals people and driving in winter

Fun Videos

December 2011 – 2 Great Illusions and the Moth Grandslam Story telling winner

Netflix News

August 2011 – Netflix raising rates

Cool Videos

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Cool Videos

June 2011 –

Volume Control Easy

June 2011 – A wonderful little program to help control your speaker volume.

Thinking about Ebook Readers

April 2011 – What are the variables to consider before buying an Ebook Reader?

Where to get Ebooks

April 2011 – Where can I buy and download ebooks?

How to Resize Pictures

February 2011 – Image Resizer is a great little program to make it easy to resize pictures for email with Windows 7 and Vista

Video selections

December 2010 –

A Neat Video

September 2010 – A fun video of juggling.

Helium Balloon Revealed

September 2010 – A new video showing the making of another fun video.

Fun Videos

July 2010 –

2 more Great FireFox Add-ons

July 2010 – 2 more Great Firefox Add-ons

Incredible Lectures

May 2010 – Incredible lectures

Bicycle Videos

November 2009 – Fun Bicycle riding videos

News

December 2008 – Interesting News

Fun Video Tutorial Websites

August 2007 –

Optical Illusions

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