Category: FYI


FYI December 8, 2016






John Glenn

Matt Schudel, The Washington Post:  John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95





Anna Merlan: Meet the Brave, Audacious, Astonishing Women Who Built the Standing Rock Movement



Casey Chan: This Dude Can Make a Basketball Spin on Damn Near Anything

FYI December 7, 2016

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day



Kristen Lee: U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Jet Goes Down Off The Coast Of Japan



Terrell Jermaine Starr: Russia’s Unreliable Aircraft Carrier Just Lost Another Plane



Raphael Orlove: Russian Dashcam Video Captures Meteor Explosion Turning Night Into Day




Raphael Orlove: The Dodge Challenger Gets AWD To Beat The Crap Out Of Winter



Casey Chan: Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics Used Literally in a Goofy Short


FYI December 6, 2016

To celebrate this day we are using our microwave.


Thankfully now my purchased & unread ebooks are stacking up in cyberspace~
“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language


Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: Hear Reality Something’s Haunting New Song ‘Bail,’ Whose Proceeds Will Go to Planned Parenthood

Reality Something



Anna Merlan: A Few Things I Have Learned About Going Outside In North Dakota In Winter



Colourfil: Free Colouring Book for Adults iTunes app



















FYI December 5, 2016










FYI December 4, 2016


Last Call: Dad Joke Edition Teaching daughter how to drive.


Molly Taylor & co-driver Bill Hayes
Joel Strickland Australia Crowns first Female Rally Champion



In The Kitchen With Matt Bacon and Cheese Mashed Potato Balls



audreyobscura  How to Make Bread From Scratch


VladI4  Cheap DIY Ambientlight using Arduino


ClenseYourPallet Hardwood Rug


MakrToolbox Dewalt Power Bank



How do you keep your electronic devices cool?  iPad quickly overheats when the sun shines on it, maybe “Foster Grant” sunglasses for the screen?~~
Stish  DIY Notebook Stand/Cooler




Sad. The folks that complained should be on Santa’s naughty (totally disgusted) list.
Lauren Evans: Paper Forced to Close Comments On Mall Of America’s First Black Santa Thanks to Racism
Larry Jefferson is a retired U.S. Army veteran from Texas, and his hope, along with the mall’s, was that he would serve as a “Santa for everyone.”



Something nice to counteract the Santa story.



Lt. Nick Grimmer and his new kitten, Tigger.

Alanis King: Kitten Survives 300 Miles Inside Car Bumper, Becomes Cover Of Royal Navy Calendar



FYI December 3, 2016



Aimée Lutkin: First Man Convicted Under Oregon’s Revenge Porn Law Asks If Reporter Finds Porn Stars ‘Creepy’



Emma Baccellieri: Father Of High School Football Player Arrested For Sexual Assault: It Was Consensual, Lots Of Girls Want My Son



Andrew P Collins: It’s Not Really Camping If Your Land Rover Turns Into A Skyscraper



FYI December 2, 2016






Casey Chan: Watch Chernobyl’s Huge Radiation Shield Slide in and Enclose the Damaged Nuclear Reactor


Matt Novak: Over a Dozen FBI Agents Hospitalized After Million Dollar Sculpture Makes Them Sick


I have not read the book. Nor any desire or plans to.
Kelly Faircloth: Big Plans Are Afoot for Harper Lee-Based Tourism in Her Hometown


Samuel Anderson: Pedro Almodóvar Stans for Female Short-Story Authors, Just Like You

Lucia Berlin
Berlin was born in Juneau, Alaska, and spent her childhood on the move, following her father’s career as a mining engineer. The family lived in mining camps in Idaho, Montana and Arizona, and Chile, where Lucia spent most of her youth. As an adult, she lived in New Mexico, Mexico, north and south California and Colorado.



FYI December 1, 2016


If you create an app with Google App Maker, please let me know what you think of it.

Google App Maker


David Nield: How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You


The below link is only for information on various methods of activism, sharing news, etc. Use the ideas on the links to fight battles that are important to you.  Sexually abused children, domestic violence, veterans needing help, etc.

Activism is like exercising: Start with easy activities and work toward more. Here’s where to start.

Videos December 1, 2016

The Italian and Password





FYI November 30, 2016



Kristen Lee: New Yorker Casually Walks Off With $1.6 Million In Gold Out Of An Armored Truck


Vasectomies could be part of the answer
Aimée Lutkin: The ACLU Has Filed Lawsuits In Three States to Protect Abortion Rights


Vasectomies could help prevent the need for most abortions
Anna Merlan: Anti-Abortion Activist Convicted of Trying to Bomb Clinic Objects to Doctor Calling Movement ‘Violent’