Interesting Internet Finds – WE February 14, 2014

I publish Interesting Internet Finds monthly in the Boca Raton Computer Society’s Boca Bits monthly newsletter, and share them through APCUG‘s PUSH program  with other computer/technology user group newsletter editors.

Each month, I find many more things than I can use, so have decided to start publishing some of those that were not used for the newsletter on this blog most Fridays.

I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you to check out yourself.

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Titles, Links, Short Description

Why Windows Uses Backslashes and Everything Else Uses Forward Slashes
I had not thought about this before, but HTG give a great explanation of this. If you use Windows and wondered about this, you should check out this post.

Going Paperless: Automating Repetitive Stuff about Meetings
If you use Evernote and attend a lot of meetings, you should check this post out.

How To Open Strange File Types In Windows
Do you occasionally get files with a strange extension? If so, this post is something you should read and save.

Five Powerful Google Earth Features You Didn’t Know About
I don’t use Google Earth a lot, but these features just might change that. Check them out, and let GroovyPost, and me, know what you think about them.

5 Websites To Check If An Email Address Is Valid
Every once in a while, you might want to check an email address to see if it is still valid. If you do need to check, this post will be helpful.


I have not necessarily checked each link or process out, but if listed I have used the site enough to trust them.

That said, please let me know if something doesn’t work correctly, or the listed site has incorrect information.

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President/Editor/SIG Leader, Boca Raton Computer Society, Inc.. Retired, grandfather, blogger, participating in creative writing prompt blogs, and love to read.