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Free Covid Test Kits
- You can now order a free supply of Covid tests to be mailed to you directly from the USPS. Just go to this website and fill in your name and address. https://special.usps.com/testkits (works as of 11/23/2023)
- Lexington Computer and Technology Group, LCTG (about, joining, past and future meetings, videos)
[SCHEDULE link] [Potential Topics link]
- Career Path videos on Nursing, Justice of the Peace, Dentist, and others
- oil provider research 2022 with prices and information as of 7/18/2022
Recent Wiki page changes
Recent additions of note
Popular pages shortcuts
- Buffets but not sure they are open nowadays
A grouping of information on a number of topics. Calling them “annoyances” because they address sometimes non-obvious ways to get things done.
Links by Category
See also FOOD! I'm Hungry! above
- Buffets - granted, this is mostly older, pre-pandemic information
- Food substitutions (skim–>whole milk, make buttermilk, use skim milk to replace whole milk in recipes)
See also, Annoyances (above)
- Take a walk - Across Lexington – and get a certificate worth framing (not to mention the health benefits and personal feeling of accomplishment).
- Has your ballot been mailed? After you send them your ballot, did they officially receive it?
- Put in your name and address information and see the date and status of your ballot (pending, accepted, etc).
- May not work if you're using a VPN.
- What's my precinct? Lexington MA I am in Precinct 8
- Apply for vote-by-mail maybe same as previous?
Nature. Calming. What better thing to do than watch birds and animals do their thing. OK, maybe earn some money…
- Allen Bird Cam in South Africa Live, EST+7 hours
- Bird feeders, wildlife cams, Scotland UK EST+5 hours. Uses IR cameras
- Goulburn NSW - Australian bird cams dark 12/28 noon, not sure working
- Gettysburg PA, live bird feeder (Gunshots from nearby)
- Akron, OH Live Animal Cam Happy squirrels and ground-feeding birds
- Locksmiths including Key Fob issues (will expand to cover getting new keys and replacing door locks, let me know if you can help)
Video production related
Phones and phone service
- Keep Yahoo Emails Out Of Spam also works for verizon.net emails
- How to Study, A Brief Guide by Wiliam J. Rapaport, Dept of Computer Science & Engineering, SUNY Buffalo
Netflix of Interest note this is old info as I dropped them in 2020 when they raised prices and stopped carrying what I was watching.
nice video on the page | Sample Videos
Steve is featured (kind of) in Ipswitch flash. Do the slideshow, “every employee can get a standing desk if they so desire”, that's me standing, far right.
TI Logo | WIWB Intro | Espresso | TG Dinner
STEM promo 60sec v04 | STEM promo 2 minute v06 | WIWB Nurse v07 (final)
m+m | UKtour | WIP |
Video Camera Settings
Getting Things Done
|Mistral Voices of Innocence 11/7/2015: Concert excerpts||Mistral William Tell Overture|
|Mistral Of Love and Remembrance, 2/6/2016: photos and comments|
|What's Happening - Chinese Edition with Sophia and Larry Ho Part 1 Part 2|
|Windows10||Jewish Holidays Calendar|
|Fix Breville||Buying Online - Notes|
|national parks |
free admission days
|Click to see or download the Washington Post article on Facebook|
|Steve's Programming Tips||Customer Support--reaching real person
Contacting Real Person Digest
|Tone Indicators||Robots dance to Do-You-Love-Me|
|Making of ADHD Music Video (wow)|
|How things work (using movie gifs)||Generate a technical document http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/|
|Zoom in on picture||free math courses|
|Physics of Roller Coasters||AARP article on prostate health|
New Age musics
Root Beer Rags (renditions)
|Telephone Area Codes list||Links|
|100's free books from MSDN||Local Lexington experts|
|Travel Technologies||Orbit 56544|
Button Battery Cross References
Watch battery (SR, L, AG)
Coin cell (CR)
Power cable capacities
Cable Size Chart
AWG 16 cable can handle 5 amps for 50 feet, or 10 amps max 20 feet.
AWG 12 cable can handle 5 amps for 100 feet, or 20 amps for 30 feet.
Toyota Car Links
Movies and TV programs to see
As a reminder to me, and maybe of interest to others, here are some movies and TV shows that I've heard are worth watching.
See also: Netflix of Interest for TV shows & movies available
|Alfred Hitchcock||Perry Mason|
|“Flight” w/Denzel Washington||“Finding Vivian Maier”|
Some of these can be found online in some TV services. See TV alternatives available online and also the video of a talk I gave on this topic in January, 2020, more info on the LCTG page.
places on the internet to see and download old movies
Does rotation of the earth affect flight time?
Bottom line, the rotation of the Earth does not have a direct effect on flight time, only the wind does. Rotation of earth and relative water temperature affects the winds however.
My brother was involved in a polar bear attack in Canada in 2014 and as a physician helped to save the injured. The e-book [describing the experience] is up. There are a few ways to see it. Here's the opening of the book, which we're running on our site now: http://books.insideclimatenews.org/meltdown-excerpt There are links at the top and the bottom of the excerpt to go read the entire book.
Or you can bypass the excerpt and go to this page to read the entire book: http://insideclimatenews.org/content/meltdown-terror-top-world From this page, on the right you'll see a few ways to read it. In our iPad app, called ICN Books, which is the best-looking way to read it; in Kindle; or “in browser” (meaning on your computer).