Please, don’t watch the solar eclipse outside… Watch it online at NASA…

I have been seeing numerous articles posted on the internet about the eclipse that is to occur Monday, August 21st and the warnings and “how to’s” associated with watching it. One article that impressed me was from an Ohio optometrist who issued this plea last Friday: “Please, don’t watch the solar eclipse outside…”. He went on to say that there are serious risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse directly, even when using solar filter glasses. You can read more about the Ohio Optometrist’s warning by clicking on the source link below…

I guess this all boils down to the fact that you better know what you are doing. Personally, I am not going to risk my eyesight.

If you do want to watch the eclipse, watch it online. For example, the best source I found was NASA. They have an eclipse site setup (see source link below) where it will be live streamed (12A to 4P EDT), from 12 locations, using airplanes, telescopes, and high altitude balloons. Below is a global depiction (of the USA) and the tracking of the eclipse; AND, a chart giving you an idea the timeframe of the eclipse based on commonly known locations across the USA.

This map shows the globe view of the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

Example of eclipse times for cities in the path of totality.


USAToday – Optometrist: There are ‘serious risks’ to watching the eclipse — even with eclipse glasses

NASA – Eclipse Live Stream

A Link To The Top Ten Highest Rated Super Bowl Commercials

Talk about great marketing tactics. We long for the commercials at Super Bowl time…

USA Today posted the top ten highest rated Super Bowl Commericals with all but three _ “Pepsi vs. Coke drivers in diner,” “Frozen Tundra” and “Chevy Chase gets fired from ad” _ finished first in the Ad Meter. (Those three placed second.) — CLICK HERE to see this roundup of commercials.

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UPDATED – Write Your Name In The Snow With Penguin Show

image To all my readers: I encourage you to visit Penguin Show and write your name (or message) in the snow [CLICK HERE] .  Make sure you turn up the sound on your PC to get the full effects.  Once you complete your message in the snow, you can send it to your friends.

[ CLICK HERE ] to see my message in the snow!

UPDATE (12/24/2014): If the links in this article, to the Penguin Show, do not work; you can still run Penguin Show by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser. Once you have it pasted in the address bar of your browser you can modify the message. Where it says, “msg=” in the URL you can type whatever you want and the Penguin will draw it for you in the snow.


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A Super Post On Robin Williams

One of my fellow bloggers put up a post this morning simply called “Robin Williams…” that I invite you take a look see. There was something there with this great person that just hits home with us all…  Check out Izaak Mak’s posting HERE


Today’s Geek Squeaks – Happy Thanksgiving

– You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out—Jay Leno

DECORATE YOUR DESKTOP with these animated Christmas trees, lights and 3D snow globes…

A PORTABLE WEB BROWSER that you carry with you on a stick (flash drive)…

A TECHIE SET OF ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS to help work off the winter and holiday season fat…

We Give Thanks


Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

– Harry Jewell

Get Ready For Christmas With These Animated Christmas Trees, Lights and Snowglobes


Add a fresh touch to your desktop and get in the Christmas spirit with these various trees, lights and snow globes.

No installation or un-installation required, just unzip the files and run. To access the settings, right-click on the tree.


In My Opinion – Best Portable App Browser Out There

Pale Moon Portable

Over the holidays you may be at more than one PC to access your personal files and data on the internet. The thing you don’t want to do is leave behind are any traces or tracks that can compromise your accounts and privacy. A workaround to this is to use Pale Moon as your browser and to run it from a stick (flash drive)…  I have used this browser extensively from my flash drive and I can tell you it is the best one out there in terms of performance and security…

Pale Moon portable has been specifically designed to take with you on removable media with high wear and slow access, and its default settings reflect this.


Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from source with carefully selected features and optimizations to maximize the browser’s speed*, stability and user experience, while maintaining compatibility with the thousands of Firefox extensions you have come to love and rely on.


Rapidly Switch From One Exercise To The Next With This Techie Set of Dumbbells

by Bowflex


If you want to get a good strength workout at home, but don’t have much space, the Bowflex 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are an ideal solution. Newly designed, the innovative pair of 552 SelectTech Dumbbells combines 15 sets of weights into one using a unique dial system. It’s one of the most space-efficient and flexible strength-training options available with its unique and effective design. With just the turn of a dial, you can automatically change your resistance on each dumbbell from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight. It adjusts in 2.5-pound increments (up to 25 pounds), enabling you to gradually increase your strength without bulking up… CHECK IT OUT HERE

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