This Week

TEXTMODE

When you want to load a webpage without the pix, the flash, the bells and whistles – here’s an extension from Google Chrome that turns off the distractions, so you get the text! Text mode – from the Chrome Web Store.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore

US HIGHWAYS

For those last minute holidays – a road trip can’t be beat! Forget the Interstates, and get onto the real roads.

And here’s a simple site that has everything you want to know about the numbered US highways and what there is to see.

http://www.us-highways.com/

HOOKED ON FACTS

For those of us who love trivia — this little site’s a gem! Try it and see.

http://hookedonfacts.com/

http://hookedonfacts.com/

MY GARDEN

Gardeners love to share, they love to see what everyone else has, and add to their plants and trees and yards.

Gardening might be solitary, but gardeners are social And here’s an app for that!

http://www.mygarden.org/

Recent Programming

THE BOYS OF SUMMER

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/spalding/

THE HOUSE OF CARDS

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://thehouseofcards.com/

CRICKET

Say “The Boys of Summer” to a Brit – and that’s cricket. The much maligned, misunderstood  great English game – beloved by many – but (at least in the good old US of A) understood by few!

PLAYING BY THE RULES

Want to know how to play cards? Or baseball? Or even your favorite TV game show?  Here’s a web site with all the rules

http://www.everyrule.com/

SURFLINE

Surf’s up! Where and when!!

Whenever I check out this site, I wonder why I live in a state with no coast line!!

http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm

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

PET FIRST AID

What do you 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 now, it’s free!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid-by-american/id780415389?mt=8

SURFKOLLEN

How much time do you waste on line? On Facebook? YouTube? aimless surfing? Now you can track your surfing with Surfkollen!!

http://surfkoll.se/http://surfkoll.se/

PETPACE

A small box on your pet’s collar monitors their vital statistics and has the potential to alert you if there are problems.

http://www.petpace.com

PET FRIENDLY TRAVEL

Go on – take them with you! Fluffy and Fido love to travel and here’s where they’ll be welcome. !

You can even charter a private plane…. seriously …

http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/

BREED RESCUE

If you find you have to give up your pet, or you want to adopt – think of breed rescue. Most breeds have a rescue group who work tirelessly to find their dogs new homes. You’ll find them online via a search engine.

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/

PETS ONLINE

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!

http://www.petfinder.comhttp://www.adoptapet.com

CRUISEMATES

Always wanted a cruise? Here’s how to find a great one and not break the bank.

http://www.cruisemates.com

CRUISEBRUISE

Then again,  after seeing  this, you might not want to take a cruise at all!! A documented website of horror stories from the high seas!!!!

http://www.cruisebruise.com

STREET GAMES

Childhood games that don’t need computers, remote controls or keyboards!!

http://www.streetplay.com/

KINDERSTART

A great portal for kids that safe, and full of really great links – Because kids don’t come with instructions!

http://kinderstart.com/

WHAT NOT TO ASK

Do you know the 10 things you CAN’T be asked in an interview? They’re not obvious and it’s worth checking these illegal questions out before you go!

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140403061420-64875646-job-interview-questions-you-shouldn-t-answer-or-ask