Dear Webby: JPG versus JPEG 

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It's Tuesday,  July 15, 2008

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. --- Leo Buscaglia
Thanks to Sandie for this story: All of his life, Len had heard stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 21st birthday. On that day, they'd walk across the lake to the boat club for their first legal drink. So, when Len's 21st birthday came around, he and his friend, Corky, took a boat out to the middle of the lake. Len stepped out of the boat and nearly drowned! Corky just managed to pull him to safety. Furious and confused, Len went to see his grandmother. "Grandma, it's my 21st birthday, so why can't I walk across the lake like my father, his father and his father before him?" Granny looked Len straight in the eyes and said, "Because your father, grandfather and great- grandfather were born in January. You were born in July."
Thanks to Sue for this picture: Would anyone know what lovely marked species of frog this is? Found in a babbling brook in the Cyprus Hills. Sue
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to the Orange County, California Sheriff's Dept. Massive police action at Annual Moon Over Amtrack event Sheriff's deputies told some 8,000 partiers to pull up their pants Saturday afternoon, shutting down the annual celebration known as "Moon Over Amtrak." California Highway Patrol officers were called in to assist Orange County sheriff's deputies in shutting down the event, where thousands of people bared their rear ends to passing Metrolink and Amtrak trains, reported KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. More than 50 law officers broke up the event because of complaints by a few sniveling ninnies about public nudity, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. "There were complaints about the mooning, women lifting their tops and a couple cases of complete nudity," Amormino said. There were also reports of public alcohol consumption at the event, which has been prohibited in the past. Amormino said the crowd dispersed peacefully when the mooning was over, and no arrests were made. The event originated in 1979, at the Mugs Away Saloon in Laguna Niguel, when K.T. Smith told friends he would buy a drink for anyone willing to run outside to the rail road tracks and moon the next train. Many of Smith's drinking buddies did, and the mooning tradition lived on -- although nowadays no one volunteers to buy drinks for the thousands of mooners who come out every year.
A cleric found himself wondering whether there were any golf courses in Heaven. He even began to ask the question in his prayers. One day, in answer to his prayers, he received a direct answer from on high. "Yes," said the Heavenly messenger, "There are many excellent golf courses in Heaven. The greens are always in first class condition, the weather is always perfect and you always get to play with the very nicest people." "Oh, thank you," said the cleric, "That really is marvelous news." "Yes, isn't it?" replied the messenger, "And we have you scheduled for a foursome next Saturday."
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Trish from Oz Re: JPG versus JPEG Dear Webby Very short ask of you this time, it's what's the difference between JPG and JPEG. Might be interesting to all your other 'devout' readers too as some of them may be as "unschooled" in 'tech terms' as I am. I do know that I have read what jpg etc means but hasn't registered, just want to know the difference and which or what I should 'save as'. Regards to you and yours, thinking your dad will be hiking all about as the weather should be quite nice in his part of the world now, freezing here (well to me it is). Regards Trish Dear Trish There is no difference. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the group that originally wrote the standard for JPG. In the early days of computing, the UNIX and Windows world arbitrarily settled on 3 letter extensions, since the other, older graphics format: GIF also had 3 letters. The Mac side wanted to be snooty and different, and used the 4 letter JPEG extension. The net originally was strictly UNIX, so JPG took hold and all software recognizes it, but nowadays most software also accepts the long 4 letter extension. It's just a matter of being snooty and wanting to appear different, like some women demanding to be addressed as Ms, not as Miss or Mrs. Well, I don't have time for a Ms, and I don't waste typing effort on a 4 letter name for a file, that works just fine when I call it jpg. If your browser wants to save a file as jpg, even though some Ms may have called it jpeg before, let it. The time to worry is when your browser tries to save a file as BMP. That is the crude Windows Bitmap from the barefoot DOS days, that Windows shifts down to when it is just about crashed or doesn't have enough free memory to do things right. When you see it trying to save a file as BMP, quickly save everything that is open and close what is not absolutely necessary, then run CrapCleaner. After that it will save the file properly as JPG. Have FUN! Dear Webby

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than ten years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half." You're never 36 and a half. You're four and a half going on 5. You get into your teens; now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number. "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16." You could be 12, but you're gonna be 16. Eventually. Then the great day of your life; you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. You BECOME 21 . . . Yes! Then you turn 30. What happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk. He TURNED; we had to throw him out. What's wrong? What changed? You BECOME 21; you TURN 30. Then you're PUSHING 40 . . . stay over there. You REACH 50. You BECOME 21; you TURN 30; You're PUSHING 40; you REACH 50; then you MAKE IT to 60. By then you've built up so much speed, you HIT 70. After that, it's a day by day thing. You HIT Wednesday . . . You get into your 80's; you HIT lunch, you HIT 4:30. My Grandmother won't even buy green bananas. "Well, it's an investment, you know, and maybe a bad one." And it doesn't end there . . . Into the 90's, you start going backwards. "I was JUST 92." Then a strange thing happens; if you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half."

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Waiting in a long, slow-moving line for security clearance at the Calgary International Airport in Canada, I was annoyed to hear a loud male voice behind me. "Excuse me, excuse me," said the man as he pushed his way to the front. "I want to make sure I get a good seat." I resolved not to let this line-jumper get ahead of me. When I felt a tap on my shoulder, I whirled around, prepared to unleash a verbal assault that he would never forget . . . but found myself face to face with a smiling pilot.

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