Sites of the Week: April 27, 2013

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932

Name That Movie: Listen to this brief audio clip and see if you recognize the movie. Click here to play.  (Answer at end of newsletter)

Factoid: 34% of American adults favor making Christianity their state’s official religion, and 32% would support a constitutional amendment making it the official national religion.


Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations. offers a number of free, popular portable software solution that work on any portable storage device. One app I want to draw your attention to is the portable version of Mozilla Firefox. If your usual browser ever fails (this happened once to me), this app will help you access the Web so you can find diagnostic information, updated drivers, or any additional software you may need. It’s also convenient when you’re traveling or away from your own PC. Since it runs from your flash drive, the portable Firefox won’t leave traces behind (cookies, history, cache). You can also customize the portable version with your bookmarks and Firefox extensions.


IFTTT stands for ‘if this then that’.  It is a service that enables you to connect up to 59 channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Weather, Dropbox, etc. with personally created or publicly shared “recipes” that fit the simple “if this then that” statement syntax. The “this” part of a recipe is a trigger. An example trigger is “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook”. The “that” part of a recipe is a desired action. Examples actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.”

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Name That Movie Answer:  “Uncle Buck”, 1989 starring John Candy

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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