Welcome the mid October were people turn to thoughts of final race for chase in NASCAR, football, fall color change, and stoking up the fireplace.
October brings many various stuff and so does this week’s newsletter.
One of the first things that comes to mind is food. So what about a food dictionary?
Direct from their home page…
“Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you’ll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you’re looking for in the box above and select the “Go” button. If you’re unsure of a term’s correct spelling, just type in the first few letters.”
Since we are talking about food, wonder on over the Calorielab to see how much of that stuff called food is really costing you. OK, if your just curious as to which state has the fattest people and which state has the leanest, you can find the results at the link below. This site is worth cruising as it has much to do with calories both good and bad. PS My home state is the leanest.
What do you do with your scraps? Give them to Fido? Is Fido healthy? Are you concerned about the health of your pets? My little ball of fur of a dog is getting a little plump or is he just solid muscle? Who knows. Anyway I found a good resource for all pet owners. From the laboratories of Merck, comes the Merck Veterinary Manual. The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years. The first MVM was published in 1955 and introduced at the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since its introduction, the MVM has been eagerly adopted by the veterinary profession as a practical and comprehensive resource worldwide.
What about our health? The National Center for Health Statistics’ Web site is a rich source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, they compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. They are a unique public resource for health information. A government source worth bookmarking.
While I was at the Merck site looking up info on Fido, I continued on the human section of the site and found this.
“MerckMedicus gets you information you need when you need it. Not only do we want you to have the necessary resources at your fingertips.
Just in case you don’t have enough toolbars on your browser, MerckMedicus offers Internet Explorer and Firefox users the MerckMedicus Toolbar. This toolbar sits at the top of your browser -a quick access, dedicated method to searching the medical resources on MerckMedicus.
pause and enjoy some fun things.
“INTERNET IS FUN” is a breezy new approach for sharing and forwarding stuff on the Internet. It shows the actual way cool things travel online between people. It allows you to create a dead-simple personal place to keep fun stuff you encounter online.” Well that is what their web site says. I checked it out and spent a little time there getting a good laugh, and a few smiles. You might get a few yourself.
don’t require me to install a bunch of junk not needed to run the program I need. I don’t want I-tunes store, Quick time, or any of the other stuff Apple includes. There are other good alternatives like Media Monkey and aTunes. aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems. Currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs, and it is FREE.
I live in my file manage program more than any other except email, so naturally I am looking for good file manager replacements that are free. I have found a couple a like real well. AccelMan is one of them. AccelMan is a multi-window file manager incorporating a file viewer, GUI console, media player, and bookmarks manager. In AccelMan you are not restricted to an obsolete dual-pane file manager interface – you can open as many managers as you wish and freely organize your environment on the AccelMan desktop. AccelMan is a unique multipurpose application. You can use it as a regular file manager, ACDSee-style image viewer, bookmark management tool, play-list editor, media player, functional GUI console, multi-file processor, archiver with support of 15+ formats, PDF and MS Office documents manager, hexadecimal editor and a lot more besides in one seamless, ergonomic environment.
From the home page…
“VidToMP3 is a brand new site that allows you to download the audio from none-copyrighted video clips on video sites! We support all of your favorites, Myspace, Youtube, Google video and more. Remember to bookmark our Video to Sound converter for all your vid to mp3 needs!
I can’t believe it has been this long since my last newsletter. I have been very busy to say the least including a trip back home for my son’s wedding and much more.
To answer all the emails that I received while I was “away from my computer”, no I have not stopped this newsletter, I just had so much to do that I had to forgo it for a few weeks.
The news has been full of financial talk from the multiple bailout of banks, financial companies, etc. Since our government is broke, I guess we can move on to other things now like the election. Hmm, I am not going there.
OK, since the election is in the news here are some web sites that will give you all the info you need to make a decision.
The Federal News Service has the following on its information page. Actually there is a tremendous amount of news articles covering all thing Federal, including transcripts, news archives, and current news stories relating to the Federal Government.
“FNS offers the fastest and most cost effective broadcast monitoring, taping and transcribing service available! We will monitor and provide you with daily or weekly reports summarizing every story concerning your interests broadcast on networks, cable and local news programs in more than 100 (and growing) markets.”
This next web site has information on current legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Congressional Record, links to Committee reports, and more. It also has on its home page a link to read the “Emergency Stabilization Act of 2008” or the wall street bail out that is costing you and I a small fortune and will continue to cost us and our children more in the future.
From the home page…
“Contacting the Congress is a very up-to-date database of congressional contact information for the 110th Congress. As of October 01, 2008 there are 540 email addresses (of which 519 are Web-based email homepages), and 539 WWW homepages known for the 540 members of the 110th Congress. Traditional ground mail addresses are available for all current members of Congress.”
This site has all the info on all the senators and congressmen, how to contact them, phone numbers, web sites, etc. A good bookmark if you need to contact any person in congress.
This site provides the State and Local Government Internet directory in a convenient one-stop website of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. If there is an agency or an office anywhere in the US related to any government agency it is listed on this web site. Lots of stuff here folks.
An example of thing I found here: student loans, grants, insurance, education, credit reports, jobs, phone directories, city guides, and my least favorite thing lawyers.
Since I mentioned the bailout package earlier, and the FDIC plays a major part in this whole mess, you might want to check out the FDIC web site to see what they have to say for themselves. Actually there is some good information on this web site, but maybe just more boondoggle, so see for yourself.
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