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Friday, May 31, 2013

Detroit, Michigan & Assorted Sports Reporting Newspapers, Cable, TV, Teams Websites

Detroit Michigan Sports Reporting:
Detroit Free Press Sports
Detroit News Sports Section
Michigan Live Detroit Sports Page
Click On Detroit Sports Website
Fox Sports Detroit


More ESPN Sports
Yahoo Sports
Fox Sports at
Sports Illustrated
CBS Sports
USA Today Sports Scores Stats
NBC Sports
Sporting News
New York Times Sporting News


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cool Summer Drink & Food Links

Dairy Queen Homepage





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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What are latest promotions, specials, cups, toys, collectibles featured at Fast Food Restaurants?

Here are some links:

Burger King


A&W Restaurants



7 Eleven

Taco Bell

Kentucky Fried Chicken


Long John Silver's

Carl's Jr.

Jack in The Box

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Internet Trends Report 2013

Great post at 24/7 Wall St. concerning Internet Trends.
Internet Trends Report 2013
Informative, worthwhile read.

24/7 Wall St. Website

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2013 U.S. Department of Defense

Memorial Day

In Honor of the U.S. Men and Women who died during military service.

Our Flag

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Michigan Entertainment Sites-Music Concerts & Everything

MLive Entertainment Section

Ticketmaster This site covers more than Michigan.


Pure Michigan Travel-Tourism

Motown Museum
Motown Museum Facebook Site

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, MI

Absolute Michigan Alot of Great Lakes State Information

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Weather Sites on Web

Seems like weather is always changing. A nice selection of online weather sites helps.
Type your Zipcode in and get weather forecast.
Temperature records and history interesting to know.

Weather Underground

The Weather Channel

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, known as NOAA



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Cool Classic Rock Site

It's called "Ultimate Classic Rock" & it truly is.
Latest grooves & news 'bout those classic Rock and Roll artists we still enjoy today. Top lists and look back at those artists we grew up with that mattered and still matter today.
Visit Ultimate Classic Rock Website

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FREE Educational Resource Website

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, Teaching-Learning Resources from Federal Agencies

Great site.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Genesee County Events Schedule & Happenings (What's Going On-Stuff To Do)

Genesee Fun Website
Very cool website for the latest what's going on  schedule of events in and around Genesee County.

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Michigan Tv Local News Channel Links





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Googles ChromeBook Laptop Website

Google Chromebook Website

Really neat laptop by folks at Google. Economical, light and portable.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Dereks Daily 45 rpm singles stories

Really like this site about those 45's and stories behind them.
Dereks Daily 45 Record Site

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Only Solitaire Music Blog

Music review blog "Only Solitaire" by George Starostin
Only Solitaire Music Blog

More Only Solitaire Reviews

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Buzzle Website

This site has info on pretty much every topic.

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Flint Expatriates Website

Cool site found in Google search called "Flint Expats". If you or any of your family or friends were born, worked or lived (and still live) in Flint, Michigan, this site will refresh memories. The comments are interesting, too.
Flint Expatriates Website

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All-In-One Links on One Website...All My Faves!

This site has mega links to everything.
Easy to Navigate.
Social sites, news, shopping, sports, weather, magazines, tv...etc. List of popular websites on today's internet, classified by subject matter.
Logo's make it easy to find and click.

All My Faves

Mobile Site Here

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Direct & Create 3D Movie Animation Online with Xtranormal

Happened to find on You Tube Channels a video made by Xtranormal 3d animation creator. Haven't used it yet.  Looked cool.

Xtranormal website

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Monday, May 20, 2013

What's The Metal Value of a Penny, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half-Dollar & $1 Coin??

Great site. Check that pocket change. Real worth. Intrinsic value.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

4 the Musician in U, Zoom Q2 HD Video Recorder Rocks

One night last fall I participated in a guitar karaoke band jam. Used my first smartphone to record it. When I played it back, I was surprised how terrible it recorded live rock music video and sound. Could barely hear my rhythm guitar, singers vocals, bass or drums. All together it was a muddy sonic soup. The icing on the cake, or lack of it, was the video. The flashing lights and different colors of lighting from the ceiling and stage, blurred the video recording from the table I sat my old smartphone on to record the performance. I had to use sketch or cartoon mode to get anything that resembled a live band video with the lighting issues. Still the images were muddy from the changing lighting hues and distance. I had to find an alternative.

I remembered reading an ad in one of my guitar mags which featured a Steve Vai endorsed product. Went combing through latest issue of Guitar World, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar until I found the ad for the zoom Q2 HD video recorder. Read positive online viewpoints, so I decided to purchase it. Around $200. Got it online from ZZOUNDS.COM Customer service was perfect and it arrived couple of days later. Unit is very small, compact and can sit on a tripod. It has an easy user interface. Video frames you don't want out can be edited out on camera, saving disk recording space. In fact I had a mini tripod from the seventies that fit perfectly. Read manual, decided to use rechargeable batteries and tested it out. Recorded another performance. Sound quality was cd like. Was extremely pleased with video since I recorded at a lower resolution. Comes with 2gb card. Can take up to 64 gb card. XDSC  capability. Sound was so good, in mike surround recording, which I chose, I could hear the pool players making their shots and the band both clearly. If I chose to record just the band, the pool table sounds would be inaudible. Also, this video cam picks up those ever so slight playing mistakes that happen occassionally. That is a good thing! Back to the woodshed. This video cam helps you to become a better player, no matter what instrument you play.
Easy to transport. Very small and slim.

Recommend getting the Q2 HD apq-2HD Accessory Pack (windscreen, ac adapter, HDMI cable, USB cable, adjustable tripod stand and padded shell case) Around 35 dollars, can't remember exact amount.
This gizmo also streams video to You Tube or Ustream. Never done it, not interested , but you may be.
Anyway, until the smartphones can compete with these audio-video specific devices for band recording, and I'm sure they will one day, this is the one I am extremely happy with.
If Steve Vai's face and endorsement wasn't in the ad, I probably wouldn't have bought this specific product. He is a musical virtuoso,  perfectionist and highly admired. Think he was guitarist in David Lee Roth's post-Van Halen band.
Official Zoom Sound Laboratory Q2 HD website
Nice photos, description, in depth analysis.
Called customer service once and they were very professional and answered my camera questions. Article by Alison Richter "Zoom's Q2HD Camcorder Breaks Ground With New Features"

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Guitar Magazines Online

Premier Guitar Magazine

Vintage Guitar

Guitar World

Guitar Player

Acoustic Guitar

Guitar gear, articles, lessons, videos, artist interviews and more.

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Create Your Own Virtual Pizza Online Fun Stuff

Another 1990's website still cooking up virtual pizza pies. Assorted toppings. Fun stuff. Early www was alot of fun. Made one up with my Samsung Galaxy Note ll s-pen.

Go To Internet Pizza Server Here

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Multi-State Lottery Prizes and Odds of Powerball prizes and odds website link
Powerball Multi-State Lottery

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Michigan Politics on TV

Michigan's Tim Skubick has hosted Michigan State University's Friday evenings "Off The Record" on Michigan Public Television's WKAR for over 40 years.

Always informative and entertaining, the show about Michigan politics, has a weekly featured guest who answers questions from an assembled round table of professional  Michigan journalists.

"Off The Record" with Tim Skubick -Program Schedule & Video Here

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American Idol's Telescope to Stardom

Read Technorati Telescope Article

Technorati's interview with vote counting company Telescope's CEO, Jason George. Mr. George talks about his company's relationship with American Idol throughout the years.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

C-Span Call-In Phone Numbers Washington Journal

C-Span Washington Journal Homepage

Call-In Phone Numbers on 2-25-16. Verify if still current with Washington Journal link above.
Independents: (202) 748-8002
Outside U.S.: (202) 748-8003
Republicans: (202) 748-8001
Democrats: (202) 748-8000

Washington Journal is on from 7am-10am eastern every day.

The phone numbers to call are not constantly displayed on the screen.
Great show on an excellent cable program. All sides of an issue are examined and explored, with audience participation.

No commercials.

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Greatest Collection of Video How 2 Tips & Tricks Tutorials 4 Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The page is called The Daily Note ll: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Daily Videos

These Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Instructual videos are among the best I have found on the Web.
What's nice is they are all on one page!
The narrator is clear and precise throughout the videos.
The audio and visuals are superb.
Had Note 2 about 3 weeks and these how to videos have been instrumental to my success navigating & utilizing the unique features of my
Galaxy Note.
When I forget how to do something on the phablet, or want to learn a better technique, I immediately refer back to these Note Tips & Tricks.
Check out video lesson #78 on battery usage concerning Android 4.1.2

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Google Devices Android 5 Year Timeline

Great article from Read Write Web titled "Five Years of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS"

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Create Blog for Democrat (Dem) Party & or Republican (GOP) Party.

Create your official  blog at Democrats blog community

Democratic National Committee blog.

Still looking for official Republican Gop create your blog community. Will post it when I find it.

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Bloomberg Business Tv Video

Mobile Bloomberg Tv video archive.

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Federal Reserve Website

Federal Reserve Website

Latest on interest rates and economy.

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Google's You Tube, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Blog Directories & Images, b-roll & News from Google Website.

Google tech, education, webinar links and more Read them all from one page. Easier than looking and searching for them individually on the www.
Learn about the brillance at Google.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Are 2 Windows - Screens Better Than One? 5.5" Galaxy Note 2 Multi-Window Android 4.1.2 Jellybean

One benefit of a + tablet, is its' larger screen size. Easier to read, less scrolling...etc. One feature the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has is multi-window.

Go to Settings
Check "Multi-Window"
Go Back to Home Screen

At lower left side of screen will be blue pull tab.
Tap it
On it you will see email, gallery, Gmail, Internet, messaging, you tube, s-note, video player, google talk, Polaris office and maps.

Put finger on first choice...slide it over to right (drag and drop)
Repeat above with your second choice.

Now you can utilize 2 apps at once, simultaneously.

For example, watch and listen to you tube on one half of the screen, while surfing the web on the other half. Each separate screen can be minimized or maximized, also.
Read or write email while using Polaris office suite.
Maybe send a text while viewing your photo gallery.
The possibilities are endless.
In fact, I could do that when I compose a blog post, if I chose to.
Quad-core processor ensures no lag in your browser...along with adequate 3g, 4g, or wifi.

Only had this phone for about 3 weeks and when I take a look back at my previous phones 3.5 inch screen, I don't know how I ever typed on the onscreen keyboard (small compared to this...more mistakes) ...or read text, watched videos on it.
Anyway, when you're due for an upgrade at your service provider, or just moving up to a smartphone from a feature phone...don't feel like getting a tablet... compare the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet to the smaller screened smartphone.. Actually watch same video on both, surf web, open app on it.
Note 2 is going for around $199 as this is being written on May 13, 2013. Who knows, maybe the price will drop even more.

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Google You Tube Logo Branded Clothing Merchandise Online Store

Surfing the web on Google search stumbled on GoogleStore.
Pretty cool. Googlestore has a nice selection of Google and You Tube logo branded shirts, jackets, hats, water bottles...etc.
The most unique item was a lighted dog leash.
Check it out near top of accessories - pets.Lighted Dog Leash

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S-Pen - Galaxy Note: How To Put Pop-Up Note Reminder On Lockscreen.

One cool thing Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has other than an eye pleasing 5.5" screen is the ability to write on a reminder note on the cellphones lockscreen (the first screen that lights up and is displayed before you unlock your this case...phablet (phone + tablet= phablet).

How to:

Go to Lockscreen
Take out S-Pen
Depress Pen's Button
Tap Screen Twice
Yellow Note Appears

Write a reminder to yourself for that day with the pen, in your own handwriting!
 a list...pick up bread, get gas, sale at Sear's, Kohl' or doctor's your cellphone bill...get mulch for yard...get birthday, anniversary, get well card...

What's neato is this Note will stay and be viewable on the phone. You will see it immediately when you push phone's On Button.
Use this along with your written list.
Just one of the fun things that the Galaxy note 2 is capable of.
The pen is very handy and you will use it alot, just like the reminder pop-up note.

Just like the Tv screens progressively became bigger, just like computer monitors did, the phones displays are now getting bigger.

Matter of time when average screen size is
5" to 6" inches. Foldable screens will make phone more compact like a wallet.

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

TV & Desktop Computers are Now Like Dial, Pushbutton Landline Phones!

Nowadays, it seems like everyone is looking at their hand...the one holding their cellphone. No longer just a phone for talking,these smartphones are small, miniature, portable computers. Email,text,video, tv....It is a wonderful thing! With 3g,4g,wifi the only drawback is screen size. With the advent of the mega flat panel screen tv, it was only a matter of time that the phones screens would get bigger too. 5 inch and larger screens are becoming fashionable. A new genre of phone, + tablet, is catching on. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 5.5 inch screen even comes with a pen! Blogging from it with the pen...S-Pen as it is called by Samsung. Tapping the keys with it is much more precise. Phone is perfect size. Go ahead,take your phone to Sprint...still unlimited data, or your current carrier and compare current phone to Galaxy Note 2. Use Galaxy Note 2 for 5 minutes, then use current phone for five minutes. You will understand how cool this thing is! Plus it has multi-window... watch music video, check email, text at same time...along with other apps that work in multi windows on phone. S pen also can put a reminder note to yourself on lockscreen in your handwriting. A quick reminder to yourself for that days to do list. Rumors are a new Galaxy Note 3 will be arriving with around a 5.9 inch screen, octacore processor, 3 gigs ram...who knows. Round about last few months of 2013. Picked my note 2 up for $199 at Sprint a few weeks ago. Couldn't be happiier with price,phone,features and customer service. Plus monthly charge is around $75. Great deal and very happy with Sprints 3g service. 4g is arriving round these parts very fact picking up inklings of it when travelling coupla miles down road. Just a matter of time. For a great phone checkout Samsung Galaxy Note 2.Your eyes will thank you. Especially if you are older. Oh this phone has built in wi-fi, also. Very important if one has wifi or utilizes the array of free wifi networks in the vicinity.

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