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#275 January 1, 2022 from Don Crowder www.don-guitar.com
  
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I hope you're holidays have been happy. Mine have been good
and I have great expectations for the new year but, as we
all know, life is full of surprises. I've heard it said that
the only certainties in life are death and taxes but I think
whomever coined that phrase missed surprises.  They are,
after all, fairly certain to occur.

Here we go . . .

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If you've no ambition to become a power user of Gimp or
Photoshop but wouldn't mind having a simple tool which can
improve the look of your digital images, you need look no
further than the Digital Camera Enhancer from Mediachance.
https://www.mediachance.com/digicam/enhancer.htm
They have other tools for more ambitious users.
https://www.mediachance.com/digicam/index.html
https://www.mediachance.com/free/

Online gaming sites.
http://www.fingertime.com/
https://www.surfnetkids.com/games/
https://games.aarp.org/
https://poki.com/
https://www.arkadium.com/free-online-games/
https://www.crazygames.com/
https://www.addictinggames.com/
https://www.cbc.ca/kids/games
https://www.cartoonnetworkhq.com/games
https://www.wildtangent.com/s/free-to-play-games/
https://www.miniclip.com/games/en/
https://kizi.com/
https://games.usatoday.com/all-games
https://pbskids.org/games/
https://www.pogo.com/
https://www.ufreegames.com/

Astronomical stuff.
https://www.heavens-above.com/main.aspx

technology and the web. https://www.netalert.net.au/

Cats, critters and other miscellaneous stuff.
http://messybeast.com/

80's movies rewind. https://www.fast-rewind.com/

Cricklers are a new type of word puzzle.
https://crickler.com/

If you're serious about alcoholic beverages this magazine
may well be your cup of grog. https://drunkard.com/

South Africa's Business Day magazine.
https://www.businesslive.co.za/

The Morning News is an independent web magazine but don't
look for news before 1/4/22 because they're on break.  :)
https://themorningnews.org/

Some Linux goodies.
https://linuxnewbieguide.org/
https://linuxjourney.com/
https://linuxappfinder.com/
https://www.linux-magazine.com/
https://www.linuxjournal.com/
https://distrowatch.com/
https://forums.justlinux.com/

The Lunar Institute of Technology.
https://www.ibiblio.org/lunar/school/

AAA with no automobiles!
American Accounting Association. https://aaahq.org/
American Academy of Actuaries. https://www.actuary.org/
Association of Administrative Professionals.
https://canadianadmin.ca/
Aikido Association Of America. https://aaa-aikido.com/
American Ambulance Association. https://ambulance.org/
American Association of Anatomy. https://www.anatomy.org
American Anthropological Association.
https://www.americananthro.org/
Alberta Association of Architects. https://www.aaa.ab.ca/
Australian Archaeological Association.
https://australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/
Archives of American Art. https://www.aaa.si.edu/
Asia Art Archive. https://aaa.org.hk/en
Amateur Astronomers Association. https://aaa.org/
American Academy of Audiology. https://www.audiology.org/
Australian Architecture Association.
https://www.architecture.org.au/
American Avalanche Association.
https://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/
American Arbitration Association. https://www.adr.org/

Hard drive partitioning tools.
https://gparted.org/
https://partitionlogic.org.uk/

The UK Natural History Museum. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

Empowering consumers. https://mythreecents.com/

Does your name have meaning? https://www.kabalarians.com

Does your phone number spell anything?
https://www.phonespell.org/

Crosswords.
http://www.oneacross.com/
https://www.dictionary.com/e/crosswordsolver/
https://www.wordplays.com/crossword-solver/
https://crosswordheaven.com/

The official site of Charlie Petitt and family.
http://www.ookingdom.com/

A collection of costless Windows apps.
https://www.eusing.com/

Exact Audio Copy is a so called audio grabber for
audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. 
https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/

A useful file search utility.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/

Do you know anyone who is face blind?
https://www.faceblind.org/research/
https://www.choisser.com/faceblind/

Have you ever wanted to build your own desktop computer?
https://buildeasypc.com/

The final frontier.
https://www.spacefuture.com/
https://www.aerospaceguide.net/
https://spaceadventures.com/
http://www.asi.org/
https://www.space.com/spaceflight
https://www.spacex.com/
https://www.virgingalactic.com/
https://www.nasa.gov/

If your operating system has crashed and won't book but
your hard drive is still good, it may well be possible to
recover some (or all) of your data by using a live media
disk (or USB drive) to copy your files to an external
USB drive. System-Rescue is one option.
https://www.system-rescue.org/

Info on digital images and scanning.
https://www.scantips.com/ 

How the Net works, by Scot Finnie.
https://www.scotsnewsletter.com/20quests/hownet.htm

Before Ellis island http://www.ellisisland.org/
there was Castle Garden. http://www.castlegarden.org/

Kaleidoscope Painter.
https://permadi.com/java/spaint/spaint.html
Other Java stuff. https://permadi.com/java/

Would you like to put Linux on a smartphone?  It's easy
enough to do if you have, or are willing to purchase,
a Google Pixel phone (or a Xiaomi Mi A2).
https://calyxos.org/

Do you suspect your phone of spying on your or are you
curious about crypto-currency?  Check with Naomi Brockwell.
https://www.youtube.com/c/NaomiBrockwellTV/videos

I've often mentioned my love of fusion in music. A couple of
days ago I discovered Otta, who take it to awesome places.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPKtPyBNuKk62bxmiPTA1-g

I put on a one hour performance of Christmas music for the
Coffee and Friendship group at Albuquerque's Bear Canyon
Senior Center. I've never had more than three or four
Christmas songs in my repertoire so I had to get some help
to do the show. This website was very helpful.
http://www.christmassongs.net/song-lyrics

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Last words:

Years ago I resolved to avoid making New Years Resolutions
and, so far, I've kept that resolution.  I wish you the very
best of love, luck, health and happiness in the new year,
and in all the years to come.

Catch you next month.

Don Crowder
Friday, December 1, 2022 12:18 AM (MDT/MST)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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