No Tech Tinsel …. Part Two

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 5.41.36 PMThe whole tinsel thing got a lot of nostalgia going.

Isn’t it funny how you can absolutely remember the very feel and texture of the stuff? (if you are of-a-certain-age!)

As for Part Two:

My dear daughter-in-law, Carmen, also did a video version of the history and chemistry of tinsel, and if you are still interested, you can view that video, here.

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Technology + Neighborly Cooperation = WOW

A group of neighbors in Yucaipa, California, worked together to put together this amazing holiday display of lights. Uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, it immediately went viral.

I can’t imagine the effort that had to go into this. Filmed by a drone, and set to music by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, it is well worth three+ minutes of your time.

Sit back and enjoy!

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Where Can I Find (*insert tv show/movie here*) ? Try WhereToWatch

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 6.37.37 AM After all the chatter of the last post, as we looked at tv-watching options, I learned of a new website to help bring order to the chaos that is now the world of streaming.

Whether you are looking for something old, or new, you can search for it with this tool.

As more and more options are available, it is possible that the program you enjoy but missed last week is out there …. somewhere ….. to see.

This is so simple. And SO GREAT.

This new search tool was created by the Motion Picture Association of America. Just type in a program or movie that you would like to see. The search engine will tell you WHERE you can find it. On Netflix? Amazon? Free or $$? Hulu? HBO to go? It currently searches about 27 sources.

Here is an example.

I searched for an OLD show, the Vicar of Dibley.

It shows you where you can find this show for every season (or can’t find it, if it is not available) .

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Here is an example of a search for a CURRENT show, Scandal.

I selected THIS season, and …. look at all the options.

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It’s a great tool to find what you’re looking for. I’ve favorited the link, and although I don’t expect to use it often, it’s wonderful to know it’s available when I need it.

Give it a try! (only available at this time in the US)

Where to Watch

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Enjoy a Simon’s Cat Halloween Special: Scaredy Cat

Love love love Simon’s Cat!!!

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Weekend Distraction: Jimmy Kimmel tests Siri on iOS8

I do believe this will cause a giggle or two …. :)

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Weekend Distraction: An Apple Giggle

This bit of Jimmy Kimmel was filmed during the summer, when Apple’s Watch was still only a rumor.

But the Kimmel crew took to the street with a plain old cheap Casio watch (with an APPLE logo pasted on the back) and asked what people thought.

Silly people.

Enjoy this weekend giggle!

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Weekend Distraction: Awwwwwwww

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 7.13.07 PMYou know those adorable videos that you get in your inbox?

The ones of puppies prancing, cats riding roombas, dogs cuddling with babies or a kitten in a teacup?

Well, this weekend, if you need a “distraction”, a fine, relaxing distraction, you can spend a few minutes with “Cute Roulette“.

Just tap “next” for each dose of cuteness.

Go ahead, click on it. I know you want to! —-> Cute Roulette

And if you’re very lucky, you’ll get to see the Pugs tilting their precious little heads. :) Awwwwwwwwwwwww

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Acrobatic Motorcyclist in Russia

In this technologically-filmed world of ours, with cameras everywhere, we are capturing more and more events that previously would only have been seen by a few eyewitnesses.

This is an amazing example. Watch as the car on the right moves into the left lane, as a motorcyclist chooses to use the same lane at the same time.

This is one lucky guy. :shock:

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A Funny Video from the Onion, Reading Snobs Rejoice!

To my readers: This video is fake. It is a product of the clever writers at The Onion . It is fake. It is satire.

I’m making this point, because the video looks so real. And if you are not familiar with The Onion, well…. you might think….. Just sayin’. :)

And so, here it is ladies and gentlemen. A new Kindle for the Reading Snobs. For those folks who want everyone to know what book they are reading.

In the old days, you could throw a War and Peace dust jacket over a sleazy romance novel, but no more. When you hold a Kindle, people can’t “see” what you’re reading… until now.

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Google Doodle Winner 2014 (US)

Did you notice today’s Google Doodle? It’s the winning entry for Google Doodle 2014 (US).

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100,000 submissions. 1 winner.

Audrey Zhang, 11, from New York.

Love how the technology combines with art to create oodles of doodles. And the themes of these doodles are marvelous ‘inventions.’ And considering that any invention will begin with a sketch … who knows?

Her original drawing was not animated, of course, but the Google People worked with her to bring to life her own ideas of movement.

Congratulations, Audrey!

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