Thursday, January 11, 2018

Internet Archive/Wayback Machine

Hi All,

Welcome to the past!  Or, the past is prologue. Whatever the case is, readers might want to visit a site called the Internet Archive.  It is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.  Or at least that's what the 'official' Internet Archive' blurb says it does. 

The Internet Archive/Wayback Machine indexes over 310 billion (yes, billion) webpages over time!!!

Users can use a particular part of the site called the 'Wayback Machine' to see what a particular website looked like at a specific date in time.  Type in a website address and up comes a timeline of the specific dates which you can see what the site looked like.  Check out some of the popular sites like Yahoo, Google or Newsday from one year ago, 5 years ago and then, if available, 10 years ago. 

It'll be absolutely clear to you that sites change and are made more user friendly over time!

The Internet Archive basically works using a spider to index a site in the past. The Internet Archive then saves the site so users can view it using the Wayback Machine.  Links on the original site do sometimes work - but the link does not go to current links.   Remember, this is just a snapshot in time of a  particular website.  Also, finding images on a page like Yahoo News can be hit or miss...

For more information on how the site actually indexes webpages, click on this Archive.org FAQ. 

For more information about the Internet Archive in general, click on this link to the FAQ.

Enjoy the links and the site and the 'older' internet!

Regards,
Stu




Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Resolutions

Hi All,

New Year's Eve (NYE) is coming up this Sunday.  Which, of course, means that New Year's Day is right around the corner - or, more accurately - a day later...

So, what about all those NYE resolutions that you've made in the past?  Have they stuck throughout the whole of the next year? Or, have you made it through a few weeks of dieting or not smoking only to go back to that habit a few weeks or a few months later?

Read on for some quick and easy tips on how to make New Year's Eve resolutions stick with you throughout the rest of the year!  The 11 sites below should help motivate you to making your 2018 resolutions stick and become habits - on your own terms!  

Forbes.com -  A Psychologist's Secrets to Making New Year's Resolutions Stick

American Psychological Association - Making Your New Year's Resolution Stick

NPR -  How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

WikiHow - How to Accomplish Your New Year's Resolutions 

Nebraska Department of Health/Human Services - Tips For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

EverydayHealth.com - 10 Tricks For Setting - and Sticking To - Your Healthy New Year's Resolution

LifeHack - 7 Steps For Making a New Year's Resolution and Keeping It 

Entrepreneur - 5 Keys to Making Your New Year's Financial Resolutions Stick  

Newsweek - Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions in 2018 - Strategies To Make This Year Different

Psychology Today- 10 Steps to a Winning New Year's Resolution 

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine - How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick 

Happy New Year - and thanks for reading this blog over the last year!  See you in 2018!


Regards,
Stu













Thursday, December 21, 2017

Enjoying the Holiday Season

Hi All,

So I wanted to write a blog entry about the holidays but I didn't want to write about how to shop on Amazon or how to get the best deals at WalMart or how to get the most for your money at the end of the holiday shopping season...no.  I wanted something a bit different than the same old, same old holiday post.

So, without further ado...how to enjoy the holiday season and not stress over presents, parties, feeling that you left somebody out on your list or any of the myriad of other ways people are stressed during the holiday season.

 Urbanest - How to Relax at Christmas and Start the New Year with Energy

WikiHow - How to Cop with Post Holiday Syndrome 

WikiHow - How to Relax During the Holidays 

Inc. - 10 Unique Ways to Relax and Recharge During the Holidays 

Health.com - 25 Ways to  Fight Holiday Stress

Simple Family Finance - 14 Ways to Simplify Christmas and Enjoy the Holidays 

NukNuuk - 5 Ways To Relax and Enjoy the Holiday Season 

Eventbrite - Beating the Holiday Blues, How to Relax and Enjoy the Holidays 

So there you have it - 8 sites that will help you relax and not stress over the nearly here holiday season!   Enjoy the links and hopefully you won't stress over the holidays!

Regards,
Stu