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Ancient Origins Website ( education / history / research / internet )

Useful Websites ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center ... read more

No Annoying Prompts ( culture / technology / computers / internet )


Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter?... read more

Most Popular Site On The Internet ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: ... read more

How To Support This Website ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or S... read more

Memes About Memes ( culture / humor / internet )

Where You Belong ( education / technology / computers / internet )


I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to ... read more

History Of FriendsNews.com ( education / history / internet )


FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Open DNS ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Just thought we'd mention ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here... read more

URL Expander ( education / technology / computers / internet )


You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl... read more

Opting Out Of Ads ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: aboutads.info. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

Is It Down Right Now ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now? Someone emailed us about their tool here:... read more

Please Patronize Me ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... ... read more

Being Human ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human." Not that... read more

Another Website/page Of Mine ( education / technology / computers / internet )


It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: ... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like "Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation," I feel like I'm being approached by some c... read more

Cool Website ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found,... read more

Google Chrome Extensions ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Some of these Google Chrome extensions want permission to "... read and change all your data on the websites you visit." What the ...? Why would I give ANYONE that kind of permission?... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. ... read more

This Is Deep ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$# it means! Here it is: "I comprehend that is g... read more

Lost A Friend ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat. No, I just noticed I've lost a friend.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled screa... read more

Court To Feds, Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest ( education / technology / computers / internet )


via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy un... read more

Father's Day ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


I'm just writing this post to get something new on the blog other than that free ad for Windows 7. :) We drove up to be with my wife's side of the family today for Father's Day. An extra special treat upon returning home was... read more

Which Website Would You Choose? ( education / technology / computers / internet )


If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes ... read more

Some Facebook Users 'dislike' Being Used In Online Advertising ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in o... read more

Care2, Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. "You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community fo... read more

Things That Make You Say, You've Got To Be Kidding ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power w... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America! ( education / technology / computers / internet )


It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This ... read more

Possibly Useful Site ( education / technology / computers / internet )


For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $3... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing ( education / technology / computers / internet )

To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse ... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi ( culture / writing / blog / internet )


In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. ... read more

Website Visibility Tool ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan ( education / technology / computers / internet )

FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan.... read more

Downforeveryoneorjustme? ( education / technology / computers / internet )

I LOVE this service! Go to downforeveryoneorjustme/... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate ( education / technology / computers / internet )

I received an error in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand, on the computer.  I went to Google Translate and typed in one of the words from... read more

Good Search ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Good Search... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway) ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): thefrist fix... read more

Hack Attack? ( education / technology / computers / internet )


Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove b... read more

Converting IP V4 To IP V6 ( education / technology / computers / internet )

This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk/IPV4ToIPV6.aspx... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature ( education / technology / computers / internet )

I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to ... read more

Software Updater ( education / technology / computers / internet )

CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on th... read more

Video Download Sites ( education / technology / computers / internet )

None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: ... read more

Your Outgoing Mail Server ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsender/support/smtpserver/... read more

A New Search Engine ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Cuil (pronounced cool). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: ... read more

Watching The Watchers ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you, here: ghostery/... read more

Ransomware ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run ... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble ( education / technology / computers / internet )

If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected!  Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT!  It's a trick.  As soon as you click on it, you're infected.  ... read more

Online Backup ( education / technology / computers / internet )

I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.  So far, so good.  Click here to... read more

Free Remote Control Software ( education / technology / computers / internet )

This looks really good: teamviewer/index.aspx Of course, I've already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: ... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware ( education / technology / computers / internet )

Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet... read more

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