Friday, December 09, 2005

John W. Scherer VIDEO PROFESSOR Blog December 9th

“I’m making a list, and checking it twice and storing it all on an Excel Spreadsheet”-Santa Claus, December 2005.

Let’s talk tech and computing!

Video Professor featured in the Wall Street Journal!
As I told you a couple of weeks ago, we launched our exciting “Learn How to Buy and Sell on eBay” at the Country Music Association Awards in New York, which in turn caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal! You can see the article in the Wednesday December 7th edition.

Utopian ideas always look great on paper. The problem often is in the execution as the folks at Wikipedia found out.
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Got computer? Help fight AIDS!
Christmas is a time where we all (hopefully) make an extra effort to help those less fortunate. But like others, you might be a little short on cash after a year of natural disasters, not the least of which being Hurricane Katrina. But if you have a computer, you can help make a real difference in our world!
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Virus alert!
Well, some worm has created another worm and this one is especially important to be on the lookout for if you’re an AOL customer.
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Stay current on the latest computer virus and protection news at the “Personal Internet Security” area of our website. It’s free and available to everyone!

Track holiday flights!
It’s likely you’ll have loved ones traveling to your house this Christmas. (If not the other way around) If they’re flying commercially or privately, I found this handy little site to help track you or your family as you or they head home for the holidays!
Visit the Site >
(I haven’t found the tail number for Santa’s sleigh yet but I’m working on it One source says it’s 1225SC.)

NBC gets on the iWagon
Looks like Apple’s new video iPod is taking off like a rocket with program providers lining up to offer programming for the new device. The catalog is filling up with both first-run programs, and classic hits from the past.
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Wonder if Lassie has one?
Just in case your kids are bugging you for their own cell phone, here’s a preview of what’s next. Cell phones for dogs. Yep, dogs!
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Combined ages of Penn State’s Joe Paterno (80) and FSU’s Bobby Bowden (77) when they meet in the 2006 Orange Bowl. And yep, both likely will be back next year. Great coaches are like fine wine. And very, very rare.
Combined victories of these two legendary coaches.

Reality Check (again)
I’ve seen Saddam Hussein yelling and waving his fist around the courtroom this week, screaming about how brave he is. So, why was he hiding in a dirt hole when American Troops captured him? Talk is cheap. Justice will be sweet.

Clark Griswold would be green with envy.
Just when you think you have the best Christmas lights on the block, someone comes along and raises the bar.
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Quote o’ the week
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."-Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Japanese Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, 64 years ago this week.

Site o’ the week
Paper Airplanes anyone?

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