Interactive Night Sky
Sky & Telescope Sky Viewer
Do you walk the dog at night and look up at the night sky? Maybe you like to sit on the porch and look up. Ever wonder what's in the night sky right when you look up?
Sky & Telescope can help. They built an Interactive Night Sky that shows you - at any given point - what is in the night sky.
What's nice is that you can change the date picker to be anytime - even in the past! You can see the night sky the day you were born.
Powered by Heavens Above, our interactive viewer charts the night sky as seen by eye. The map includes the Moon, stars brighter than magnitude 5, the five bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn), and deep-sky objects that can be seen without the use of optical aid.
Best Internet Tools Post of 2021
Which Internet Tools are worth checking out
As we close out 2021, for the next seven days we???ll feature the top blog posts.
Here are the top Internet blog posts of 2021:Permalink
Google Tracker is Better than Ever
It's that time of the year!
Christmas is coming and the kids are wondering where Santa is! Google created this cool site to track Santa.
Explore, play and learn with Santa's elves all December long.
Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment website first launched in 2004 by Google that simulates the tracking of the legendary character Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, using predetermined location information.
Create Your Own Christmas Song
Be creative this year and create your own Christmas Song. Perfect for those holiday parties at work!
Quickly make a Christmas song using a few words of your own or our automated keyword picker. We'll also create you a cover and song title.
Great Reference to find the perfect paper size
Have you ever wanted to know what particular paper size to use? What is the International Standard equivalent to the US Legal size? Do you know the different Business Card paper sizes? Oh, did you know Japan has the largest business card size?
Papersize.io is the go to solution to finding various sizes.
A comprehensive resource listing all paper sizes, dimensions and formats.
Launched in April 2017, PaperSizes is a side project by friends Rob and Rich, who in their spare time wanted to create a handy online resource for themselves and for others, listing every paper size and format. It has grown with the help of the design community and is used daily by thousands of people all over the world.
Find Creative Gift Ideas on Amazon.
This Christmas season, are you looking for some unique gift? Who isn't? Have you tried #FoundItOnAmazon?
This is a cool section on Amazon that highlights some popular and unpopular gifts. It's a great place to go browsing to get some gift ideas.
I would recommend at least checking the site for some ideas for those hard to buy relatives or co-workers.Permalink
The website has all sorts of creative ideas to help you generate some practical bookmarklets.
Canon Explains Exposure
Play Around with DSLR Settings
Are learning how to use a DSLR camera? Hate taking all the complex classes? Wish there was a better way to learn all the manual components of taking a picture? There is!
Cannon has a cool site called Canon Explains Exposure where you play around will all the various setting and see what happens.
You simply adjust the various settings and get a "live view" of the changes. It is a good way to learn how simple adjustments can change a photo.Permalink
National Do Not Call List
Check to see if your number is on the list
If you are tired of getting spam calls, one thing to do is to check if your phone number is on the "Do Not Call Registry." The FCC has set up a service where you can check your number.
What about Cellphone?
According to the FCC, "it is not necessary to register cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to be protected from most telemarketing calls to cell phones."
If you have a landline, you should register your number - unless you like being interrupted.
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Consumers in the United States have protection through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
One More Thing...
The Do Not Call Registry doesn't apply to call centers outside of the United States. They are under no obligation to follow the rules set by the FCC.
This means, as a consumer, you are not obligated to be truthful in answering these calls. :)Permalink
Review of the Sling TV service
Back in 2018, I wrote a blog about how can stream the Hallmark Channel, this was critical as we had recently "Cut the Cable" and we enjoy watching Hallmark Christmas shows.
One of the options was using Sling TV. That was back in 2018, and things have changed a bit.
The team at killthecablebill.com wrote an extensive review of the Sling service and it's certainly a worthwhile read. They do a great job breaking down the Sling TV plans and what channels are available in the plans.
They also cover the various add-ons - do you really need them? Hint: You do if you want the Hallmark channels for an extra $6 a month
This is a great guide to getting the full understanding of Sling TV. I would recommend reading through the review and seeing all the options available.
Oh and the guide tells you how you can watch the Free Content on Sling TV without having to sign up.Permalink
I will highlight a fun Internet site every Saturday. The basic premise is to highlight sites that I regularly visit for a variety of reasons. All site recommendations are mine and are unsponsored. By highlighting these websites, I hope to provide value to those who may not know of the sites or who might be interested in visiting the sites. I also want to share the sites that I find valuable in the hopes that others will find them just as beneficial.
Check out all the blog post.