Monday, August 29, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
- If residents of a chaotic Tripoli were still awake in the early-morning hours Monday, they may have read this:
"Welcome to all our brothers & sisters from inside Tripoli on Twitter... Internet returns to them first time in a long time! #Feb17 #Libya."
Monday, August 22, 2011
Cnet knows that there’s something wrong with what they’re doing, and they’re trying to deceive developers and users. On the Upload.com FAQ, there’s a note posted to let developers know why the bundling is taking place: “for the users.” Yes, Cnet thinks we’re clueless enough to believe that their motivation is really to provide users with a less painful download and installation process. Because opt-out toolbars and homepage changes make software setup less annoying."
Because it is not infrequent to download an update to some tried and true freeware from Download.com it is important to know this. I certainly do not want any software wrapped with Cnet crapware. Frankly, I'd rather have a system with micropayments for clean downloads if that is what it takes. I understand that someone pays for "free" downloads, but in this case the cost is way too high.
"A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 2 p.m. at DeYoung Shoreline Chapel, 7676 Shoreline Dr., Stockton.
If you wish to make a donation in Rick's memory, the family suggests the Assistance League of Stockton. Online guest book at deyoungchapels.com"
Many of us who were fortunate enough to attend the memorial for AlaskaJoe in Modesto were also able to visit with Rick's mother, Carol, and brother, Ron, this weekend in Stockton, CA. For those who don't know, Modesto and Stockton are very near to each other.
Here is a direct link to the Assistance League of Stockton.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
We will keep you posted with any news or updates we get them.
(email address posted with permission, via Sue)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
There will be a memorial service for Joe in Modesto, CA next Saturday, August 20th at 2:00pm. The location is a clubhouse of an area community. If anyone is interested in going, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can let Shana know.
Monday, August 8, 2011
For those not in Alaska, or unable to travel to Alaska, there will also be a memorial service in Modesto, CA. No date has been set yet.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"This is Christopher Smith; Shana Smith's husband. With deepest sympathies, Joe Polinsky passed away at 9:20pm August 4th, 2011. We all love him and miss him!"
Rest in peace, Joe.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Another update. It looks like we are probably heading to the end. Joe has not been awake more than about an hour or so in the last 2 days. Nothing to eat or drink today. He is on a massive amount of pain medication and still having some breakthrough discomfort. Everyone is doing their best to keep him resting peacefully.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
British Library offers e-classics app for iPad. The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad.
From the BBC:
I though this was cool and I don't even own an i pad and it ain't free.
The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the i Pad.
Texts appear in fully digitized form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books.
All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include novels, poetry and historical accounts.
Users must pay a monthly subscription of £1.99 to access the full collection.