This Week

US CTO

Megan Smith is the new Chief Technology Officer of the United States – and she’s passionate about getting more women into technology, and more technology into schools.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/04/president-obama-names-megan-smith-us-cto-alexander-macgillivray-deputy-us-cto

INDIEGOGO

If you’re planning on crowdfunding your next big project, there’s good reason to look closely at IndieGogo.

https://www.indiegogo.com/

BRING FIDO

Travel often means leaving your best four legged friend at home – well not necessarily. Seems that hotels are getting wise to the idea that we might not want to leave Fido behind.

http://www.bringfido.com/

MAX TABS

Love your browser tabs – want more? Too many tabs means too much to control so if you use Firefox, check out Max Tabs.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/max-tabs/

FIELD TRIP

Want to find out what’s cool, and just around the corner? Go to https://www.fieldtripper.com/ and download the app for your iPhone or Droid. Then go out and explore the world!

https://www.fieldtripper.com/

Recent Programming

911 DIGITAL ARCHIVE

9/11 DIGITAL ARCHIVE – What were you doing, what did you share on September 11? Here’s an archive of the thoughts of ordinary people like us taken from blogs and Usenet groups.

http://www.911digitalarchive.org

SEEK4CAREER

Looking for a new career – with seek4career you can see where the jobs are – so you decide if you want to go to find them or look for something near you.

http://www.seek4career.com

A VIEW FROM MY SEAT

Ever had “great seats” for the game, only to find they were behind a pole, or somewhere you couldn’t see a thing? Now you can check online to see what you’ll see!!

http://aviewfrommyseat.com/

STICKY DEALS

Fabulous deals from names you know – Macy’s, Starbucks, Jelly Belly and many, many more!

http://stickydeals.com/

CALL FLAKES

Swamped with phone calls? Constantly forget to follow up? Call Flakes for your droid is what you need to stay on top of your follow ups. I only wish it was available for iOS!!!

http://www.callflakes.com/

RECREATION

Yup it’s a holiday weekend and you don’t know where to go. But Uncle Sam does – seriously. Here’s a great place to check out lots of wonderful places to get some R and R while visiting our glorious country.  From sea to shining sea – you’ll find a place that fits.

http://www.recreation.gov/

HURRICANE NEWS

Now that we’re deep in hurricane season, the informative website from NOAA – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – will help you plan  your trips!

 

It’s a great resource!

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

US HIGHWAYS

Before the interstates – the highways of the nation were stages set for scenes of adventure. Revisit the old highways of the US.

http://www.us-highways.com

WORD CENTRAL

Fabulous word games for kids and anyone who loves words!

Perfect for  holiday weekend travel!!

http://www.wordcentral.com/

TOOGL.ES

An interface for youTube that’s clean and easy to use. Visit toogl.es to find out more.

http://toogl.es

AIRPORTS

Another super app for iOS from the Apple iStore.  Airports by Travel Nerd — and it’s free.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airports-by-travelnerd/id578853409?mt=8

EDIT AND SHARE

It’s an app we can all use. Never lose another phone number, never wash something off your hand you wanted to keep – with edit and share – you don’t have to.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/edit-share/id594765820?mt=8

TEACH WITH MOVIES

Great movies have much to teach us – at least that’s the theory!!

http://www.teachwithmovies.org

UNCLE SAM’S BOOKSTORE

Uncle Sam does more than print money — he prints books too, thousands of them, many of which are really interesting.

http://www.access.gpo.gov

GOVERNMENT JOBS

If you’re looking for a government job, this site has the search made easy. You can search by job, or by location – and gets tips on how to apply!

https://www.governmentjobs.com/

LATE SUMMER – TIME TO TRAVEL!

For those on the go, but who don’t have a reservation. For that unplanned business trip, or the urge to get away. Hotel Tonight has great deals on hotels for that night. On sale from about noon … and worth a look!

http://www.dealbase.com/

AIRLINE MEALS

Like rubber chicken and break your teeth rice? Jello that’s masquerading as a hockey puck? Some green stuff that could be spinach, or pureed peas, or slime? This website has it all – the good, the bad and the downright dreadful!

http://www.airlinemeals.net/

PETS ON LINE

You may be tempted by those melting brown eyes, that fluffy kitten, those funny antics.

But if now isn’t the right time to adopt a pet – move on. A pet is for life, not a whim!

PET FIRST AID

Do you know what to do if something untoward happens to your pet? A stroke? A heart attack? Stung by a bee or a wasp?

There’s a terrific app from the American Red Cross for both Android and iOS that’ll give you answers – and it might just save a life. It’s $1.99 at the app stores.

http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/pet-first-aid-app

DOG NAMES

Fido, Rover, Caesar, Rex and Max — can you do better? How about a literary name like Bodger, Bronte or even Bilbo?

Or something from nature – Comet, or Cosmo, Cricket….?

Still no?  Then the dog names database is for you!!!

http://www.dog-names.us/