Monday, June 27, 2011

Computer America Show Schedule for the week of 6/27/2011

Hour one and Hour two: Centered Systems. We take a closer look at
making backups and the importance of making backups. Second Copy is the
perfect automatic backup software designed for Windows XP and above. It
makes a backup of your data files to another directory, internal or
external hard disk or to a computer across the network. Second Copy
monitors the source files and keeps the backup updated with new or
changed files. It runs in the background with no user interaction. So,
once it is set up you always have a backup of your data somewhere else.


Hour one: Scheduled is Netted by The Webbys. The editors of Netted by
The Webbys have identified the coolest, must-have tools that will help
travelers make sure their time and money are well spent.

Hour two: SWAGG. Import plastic gift and rewards cards from over 300
merchants. SWAGG tracks your balances and organizes your cards with ease
on your phone. SWAGG lets you buy, send and swap digital gift cards from
a growing list of participating merchants.

Hour one: It's Wednesday Madness! You never know who may stop in! Plus
it's OPEN phone lines! We answer your questions on ANY computer and
technology topic. We read your emails and Feedbacks, play your voice
messages, it's anything goes! Joining Craig and Ben is Yamaha.

Hour two: Dick DeBartolo, the GizWiz and Mad Magazine's maddest writer
joins us for the latest technology gadgets and wild stuff from the Internet!

Hour one: Adobe Dreamweaver. Hear all about Adobe’s Dreamweaver, the
premiere application for website development!

Hour two: World IPv6 Day. We’re running out of website addresses! We
need larger numbers to accommodate all of them. IPv6 hold the answer.
Our guest this hour is Owen DeLong, an IPv6 Evangelist and Director of
Professional Services.

Hour one: VIDEX CyberLock Solutions. CyberLock Electronic Locks and
Smart Padlocks offer some of the best security locks in the business.
Tune in to hear all about them.

Hour two: Brookstone. This highly successful chain of stores has just
introduced QR Codes. Tune in to hear how this latest technology is
being successfully used at Brookstone stores across the country.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Tomatoes in New Jersey

An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.

His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.


A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried.

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.

That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.

Love you,

Friday, June 03, 2011


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.
I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.
So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors.
So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

(Thank you, Queen Coco Puff the Munificent, for coming into my life.)