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

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!

Found this great song by Irish Dement:

Found this “old friend” reciting my favorite poem: Dylan Thomas to his father:

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

The best Fresh Air Interview, by Terri Gross, ever: Iris Dement:

Started by Leo LePorte The Tech Guy, 20 tech podcasts!

Excellent book recommended by Fareed Zakaria: Killing a King: The Assination of Yitzhak Rabin:

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:

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:

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

Hi Def: 350 degree camera 1080P. Under $400 if you want a toy. Video too: Ricoh Theta:

After telling a fellow he needed to wipe his hard drive and reinstall Windows, Leo LaPorte, the Tech Guy, recommended this Anti-Malware app:

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

Still looking for a service to make prints for me:

Shutterfly inherited my Kodak Albums: I will give it another try: : Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, has these folks as a sponsor. We need this; sell your old devices, and purchase good refurbished ones:

Do you travel? This guy’s a genius:

Have slides you want to convert to digital? $49.95!

This post was written by Burton Hunter

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