Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Want to know which American cities are the most pleasant? Pleasant meaning cities having the most mean temperature days of between 55 and 75. Software designer, Kelly Norton made an interative map with data from NOAA and found the five most pleasant cities are: Los Angeles, San Diego, Oxnard, Simi Valley and San Francisco.
Whoa. California Dreaming. Surprised about San Francisco because the times I've been there it has been fairly chilly even in summer.
The least pleasant cities are: McAllister Montana, Northeast of Reno Nevada (I wonder if Northeast of Reno is the actual city name, Clancy Montana, Douglas Wyoming, and another wierd city name, East of Cedarville California.
The link has the map and my laying your cursor on any circle you'll get the mean average of pleasant days per year. St. Louis gets 47 or 50, the map has two bubbles for St. Louis. Chicago has more pleasant days than St. Louis.
Does anyone else find KSDK's website overwhelming and hard to navigate? If you want to see a story they've reported on, it's almost too difficult to bother with. Fox2's site is a bit better but even they make it hard to find a story which they claim is on their site. KMOV? I don't know. KMOX? Way too much going on to find the story you may have heard on the radio. Seems news outlet websites need a better way.
If you tell listeners a story will be on your site, make sure it can be easily found.
Passwords are a necessary pain–or evil–depending on how much trouble this causes you. Here's a list of the 25 worse, most easily hacked passwords. Makes you wonder why so many people still use many of these.
Number one, 123456 shoves previous number one, password, into second place.
Just like closets need clearing out now and then, so do email inboxes. We all get too many emails from businesses we buy from and websites we've visited just once and most of the time we just delete. But they also become annoying, popping up all day long so it's time to unsubscribe or "take me off your email list!"
I've often found tech writer and radio host, Kim Komando, to share interesting and helpful tech advice but I just have to unsubscribe to her emails because they have begun coming all day long. Yesterday I received 6 or 7 from her and it's just become a burden. And, as worthy as some of her advice can be, for a tech writer and tech radio host, her website is one of those that needs to be cleaned up. It is rife with all kinds of distracting elements, too many ads and content that has you going from one place to another before you get the full article. Sorry, but unsubscribe.
Mashable has listed 12 things we find all too often on various websites that should be retired because they are often annoying and more often keep us from finding what we went to that site to find.
Here are a few I totally agree should be eliminated and let's just say, news websites are the worst offenders.
1. Too much stuff on the home page. Way too much vying for your attention to the point you don't even care to keep looking. Check out KSDK and other local news sites. My gosh there is way too much going on and the mobile sites are even worse. KMOX's site is disorienting, too much movement, too much irrelevant stuff going on.
2. Auto play videos. These are most annoying. Go to a site and all of a sudden loud music or a loud voice comes out of no where and a video you don't want to see begins.
3. Automated Popups. Super annoying and news sites are most likely to have these constant popups.
There are 9 more, but these are the ones which I'd like to see gone.
In Massachusetts, people trying to sign up at the health care dot gov site computer find compuer flaws that cut off people with hyphenated names and force others to falsely say they are prison inmates or mental patients before they can finish their applications.