Making the Best of Two Days On the Road, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2015

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I encountered The Ghostbusters' Crew on I-81 South near Carlisle, Pa.

I encountered the Ghostbusters crew driving on I-81 South, Near Carlisle, Pa.

I posted this to FB on Monday, but promised it as a blog post. I believe it shows that we don’t have to wander through life, listening to country music, and hoping for something to kill the boredom. The digital world is a cornucopia of important and entertaining information.

My wife Nancy and I  decided on the spur of the moment to take her Connecticut to visit her Mother.  That means I was the road nearly 20 hours. Yes, I listened to some Nascar, but I determined not to waste my time. Here are some of the things I found.

Open source resources: Building a house, cell phones; Linux; the T.E.D. Radio hour. Not the most fascinating: How open source information can change our lives.

Someone quoted Oscar Wilde during the Diane Rheme show. I could not find the exact quotation, but here are 70 quotations from Oscar Wilde! http://quotesnsmiles.com/quotes/70-brilliant-oscar-wilde-quotes/

Found this great song by Irish Dement: https://youtu.be/fpQNLZRcNA4

Found this “old friend” reciting my favorite poem: Dylan Thomas to his father: https://youtu.be/FKp_fjn6d9U

Paul Simon sings one of my favorites: An American Tune: An American Tune .

The best Fresh Air Interview, by Terri Gross, ever: Iris Dement: http://www.npr.org/2015/10/21/450521621/for-iris-dement-music-is-the-calling-that-forces-her-into-the-spotlight

Started by Leo LePorte The Tech Guy, 20 tech podcasts! https://twit.tv

Excellent book recommended by Fareed Zakaria: Killing a King: The Assination of Yitzhak Rabin: http://www.amazon.com/Killing-King-Assassination-Yitzhak-Remaking/dp/0393242099/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446506070&sr=1-1&keywords=kill+a+king

In looking up that book; I found this one, rated 4.5 by 380 reviewers; by American Ambassador. Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide: http://www.amazon.com/Ally-Journey-Across-American-Israeli-Divide/dp/0812996410/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41ki-eOoBkL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR105%2C160_&refRID=10GCD0FSTJE4BD7BPJCD

Fareed Zakaria: Interviewed Richard Dawkins. He explained why every Republican candidate is disingenuous or ignorant in challenging an established scientific fact, Evolution. Carson might as well disagree with Gravity! 🙂 Fareed is available as a free audio podcast, or for a small fee on iTunes. Sorry I don’t have the link.

Texture, by Next Issue; sponsors Leo LaPorte, The Tech Guy: Too good to be true? Maybe. Subscribe your iPad or SP3 or Android Pad to the top 100 magazines for $15/mo. I have a trial free one month to decide: https://www.nextissue.com/?gclid=CLbq6frw8sgCFQkyaQodJHoC4g

This sounds very, very impressive: Our new printer: 10000 pages before needing a refill: $499.

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Landing/ecotank-super-tank-printers.do??sku=C11CE69201&ref=sem:us-brand-ecotank:gs:ecotank&wm_crID=29797668&wm_lpID=123446609&wm_ctID=475&wm_kwID=81282658&wm_content=0&wm_g_crID=80351252952&wm_g_kw=%2becotank&wm_g_pcmt=&wm_g_cnt=0&wm_g_device=c&gclid=CLGJ4trM8MgCFQeOaQodaMEAoQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&wm_kw=%2becotank&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%2becotank&utm_campaign=us+%2D+brand+%2D+ecotank&wm_sd=1

Hi Def: 350 degree camera 1080P. Under $400 if you want a toy. Video too: Ricoh Theta: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ricoh+theta&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=83946111749&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15652318281752085665&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_4i1eft5oyt_e_p4

After telling a fellow he needed to wipe his hard drive and reinstall Windows, Leo LaPorte, the Tech Guy, recommended this Anti-Malware app: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware-Free/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

The future of personal loans: www.Prosper.com. Proceed at your own risk.

Still looking for a service to make prints for me: http://freeprintsapp.com/?gclid=CI_hutbz8sgCFYQ7aQod8SkJFQ

Shutterfly inherited my Kodak Albums: I will give it another try: https://www.shutterfly.com/

Gazelle.com : Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, has these folks as a sponsor. We need this; sell your old devices, and purchase good refurbished ones: https://www.gazelle.com/?k_clickid=ac6c831f-fd8c-47b6-83f8-ae4c9d7c5eac&gclid=CMnI98T18sgCFQmPaQodCXIHrA

Do you travel? This guy’s a genius: http://www.johnnyjet.com/

Have slides you want to convert to digital? $49.95! http://www.staples.com/Vupoint-Digital-Film-Converter/product_897580?cid=BNR:CORP:8689192:1037702:117501376:290360272:0

This post was written by Burton Hunter

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