RSS versus Newsletters 

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Good Morning,  !
It's Sunday, May 29

A lot of people asked me about the confusion at Microsoft, their
CEO Ballmer announcing Windows 8 to be ready next year, 
with "Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different 
form factors", and official spokespersons claiming that
"Ballmer may have mis-spoke and Microsoft is looking 
forward to the next generation of Windows 7-based hardware."

Yeah, right. W7 is not really loved any more than VISTA was.
Industry and Commerce are hanging on to XP machines and 
threatening to migrate to Linux, if they can't get W7+ with
XP pre-installed. Sure people bitch about it, but in the end, 
they pay the extra $70 penalty for using XP.

It's not really a bad deal. You get W7 free, on shrink-wrapped 
beer coasters, and pay $70 for XP, less than when XP was 
still for sale openly.

As for Windows 8, all I know is that it takes a 4 GHz dual 
processor and 8 GB of RAM. Imagine how fast XP will fly 
on a machine built for W8 !  Yeehaw!!!!!

Have FUN!

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Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. --- Jane Wagner Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. --- Jane Wagner
Thanks to Flo for this one: The company I work for offers tours through the historic district of Annapolis, Maryland, led by guides dressed in Colonial clothing. While leading a group, Felix, one of our guides, tripped and fell, breaking his wrist. He went to the hospital, and as he sat waiting in the emergency room, a policeman walked by. Doing a double take at Felix in his 18th-century garb, he asked, "Just how long have you been waiting?"
Do you remember the smell and taste of REAL tomatoes? REAL tomatoes, that you could bite into, and smell a tomato sandwich from across the room? If you prefer REAL tomatoes like that, over the bland, tough- skinned stuff, that has been modified for mechanical harvesting, long distance transport and the convenience of the stores, the answer could be on your balcony or window sill. Organic Tomato Magic Use Method, not chemicals!

MacTavish's little boy was being questioned by the teacher during an arithmetic lesson. "If you had five dollars," said the teacher, "and I asked you to lend me three dollars, how many would you have left?" "Five," said young MacTavish firmly. "Five?" the teacher said "How do you make it five?" "Well," replied young MacTavish "You can ask me to lend you three dollars, but from the way your car sounds, your credit rating is shot, and I am not about to lend you any money."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Myra mays, 22, in Bradenton, FL Shoplifter Goes On Violent Rampage After Being Asked For Receipt This is a textbook example of how not to behave when asked for your receipt at a store's exit. According to the Bradenton, Florida police, 22 year old Myra Mays tried to leave a Walmart with 43 items she hadn't paid for, worth a total of $211. When asked for her receipt, she went on a destructive rampage, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage to merchandise. She also punched and spat on store employees, and hit a manager with a bar stool from inside her cart. She made her way into the parking lot, where she began ramming carts into cars, then spitting on and punching employees. When the cops arrived, she chucked her cell phone at them. She also spit on and kicked a cruiser when she was placed in the back seat. She was examined by medics when she arrived at the Manatee County Jail. That's when she admitted to ingesting pills of unknown origin. She also barfed all over the place. Police officers discovered marijuana in her purse, and she has been charged with, among other things, aggravated assault and battery.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Brian Re: RSS or Newsletter Dear Webby, What is better, RSS or a newsletter? This consultant told us to give up our newsletter, and instead focus on RSS and Social Media for our marketing. What is your opinion? Actually, I don't really understand RSS. Brian Dear Brian Put that consultant on commission. Tie his fee to the results you get by following his advice. I have a hunch he will leave rather suddenly. Newsletters, just like newspapers, focus on having new and fresh content every day. RSS is based on new content much less frequently, but being obnoxious about it and lighting up an alert on your desktop, whenever there is an update. RSS works fine for home schooling, where a teacher can alert the kids about new assignments ready for downloading. In the business world most people unsubscribe from most RSS alerts in a month or two, but remain subscribed to newsletters. For example, I have a choice of getting RSS alerts from NASA, or their emailed newsletter. I unsubscribed from their RSS many years ago, but still get their newsletter. I quietly filter it into the NASA box, and read it, when I have time or need to know something. Unless you are in an authority position, like a teacher or probation officer, RSS might be convenient for YOU, but rarely for your cutomers or potential customers. Re Social Media: Lots of fun for times, when you are on hold on the phone. You can amuse your choir and your friends, but don't expect a lot of new clients, if any. Since you are more or less expected to have a page on FaceBook now, just like you were expected to have one on MySpace a few years ago, it is usually best to delegate that. Have FUN DearWebby
Hyper Tufa? What is it? Have you seen garden and yard containers and art work, that looks like rock or concrete, but is extremely light in weight? That's Hyper Tufa. This book shows you how to make all kinds of garden and yard decorations and art work cheaply and easily. Make everything from artsy stepping stones to x-rated gnomes and garden fairies. The Hyper Tufa book has all the info you need.

A lady on her first visit to Yellowstone National Park said to her guide, "Look at all those big rocks. Wherever did they come from?" "The glaciers brought them down," said the guide. "But where are the glaciers?" The lady asked. "The glaciers," said the guide in a weary voice, "have gone back for more rocks."
Daily tip from Using a Glove on Either Your Right or Left Hand I'm right handed and while using rubber gloves, I wear out the right hand glove before the left one. When I have two perfectly good left hand gloves, I turn one inside out and instantly I have a right hand glove to go with my other left hand glove. A little bath powder sprinkled inside the glove makes it comfortable and easy to get on and off. Works for me. By hate litter from NC Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at also has a newsletter. If you want more than just one tip per day, or if you want to share your tips, then you can subscribe to it here:ThriftyFun Highly recommended! If you like the list, you can vote for it here:
A hospital posted a notice in the nurses' break room saying: "Remember, the first five minutes of a human being's life are the most dangerous." Underneath, a nurse had written: "The last five are pretty risky, too."
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Two doctors and an HMO manager are killed in a train wreck and line up at the Pearly Gates for admission to heaven. Saint Peter asks them to identify themselves. One doctor steps forward and says, "I was a pediatric spine surgeon. I helped hundreds of kids overcome their deformities." Saint Peter says, "Enter." The other doctor says, "I was a psychiatrist. I helped rehabilitate thousands of people." Saint Peter nods and invites him into heaven. The third applicant steps forward and says, "I was an HMO manager. I helped countless people get cost-effective health care." Saint Peter tells him, "You can come in, too." As the HMO manager walks by, Saint Peter adds, "But you can only stay for 3 days..."

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