Friday, December 21, 2018

Old Time Cyber Christmas

It's Friday and it's the Solstice. Tomorrow the days begin to get longer and the nights shorter. Plus it's the Friday before the long Christmas weekend! So, Happy Solstice and Merry Christmas!

 Today is just a web site. While most people are flocking to Spotify and Sound Cloud for their music online, there are other forms that have existed for much longer and they often cater to very specialized audiences.

 I've been a listener of Shoutcast streams for a long time. They have a plethora of Old Time Radio broadcasts that I absolutely love and they give a variety of ways to listen. It's a matter of searching and trying different terms and keywords until you come up with the right station.

At this time of year it's easy to find streams for seasonally themed streams of all kinds! Most can be played on your desktop in whatever media app you are using. Or you can just use the web site. And it is free.

Just click the logo below!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Your Internet Connection Isn't Really Yours

CenturyLink briefly disabled the Internet connections of customers in Utah last week and allowed them back online only after they acknowledged an offer to purchase filtering software."

According to CenturyLink, it was shown in error - They misunderstood a new law regarding filtering software. It's a bit bizarre. Why would they think that they needed to go to such great lengths to fulfil the requirement of the new law? Other providers managed it handily less invasive methods.

Read the rest of the article at ArsTechnica.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Free Friday - Ice Cream Apps PDF

Free Friday is here!

PDFs. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Adobe has been the ruler in the land of PDFs for nearly as long as computers have existed, mostly because it distributed its PDF Reader with new computers.

Now Adobe no longer has downloadable software and pretty much only offers PDF software as a monthly subscription. I'm sure that we all wish them well.


Thankfully, there's a new kid in town. Icecream Apps! They have made the perfect PDF app for Windows. Seriously. I hate PDFs (admittedly that was because of the bloated, klunky, unintuitive Adobe programs). But this program might change my mind about them. I sat down with it last night and was able to create and edit PDFs without breaking a sweat or reading an instruction manual.

Can you imagine what I could do if I read the directions?

There are tons of features without the bloat. There are too many to list here. The download and installation is a breeze straight from the site.

Uninstall Adobe and get Ice Cream PDF Editor now. Go on. You really should. And while you are there, check out their other apps. I'm pretty sure I need some of the others.

IceCream Apps PDF Editor