ResourcesForLife.com – News 201109 | 30 September 2011 | Friday
I know that time is precious for everyone these days, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 5 minutes. Feel free to reduce your reading time even more by skipping over topics that don’t interest you.
Personal Update. My Personal Update for September is now available.
Facebook. If we’re not already connected on Facebook, I invite you to visit my page and send me a friend request.
Radio Interview. On September 10, I was interviewed live by ABC News Radio of Australia. You can visit the interview page to hear the interview.
Workshops. In September I began providing Technology Training Workshops at the Iowa City Public Library. The next workshop will be Technology Workshop and Training – Friday – 7 October 2011 at the ICPL. For an example from the past workshop (in audio recordings), click here to learn about the September 26 workshop. These are different than the previous classes I taught, because these new workshops are on topics requested by attendees rather than a narrow and pre-defined topic.
Store & Advertising. When you shop at our Amazon store or visit Amazon using our affiliate link, it helps generate revenue for the site. In addition to Amazon, the store page on our site has expanded greatly to include various shopping categories where you can find direct merchant links. The website also has content aware and context sensitive ads that are usually quite interesting and relevant to what’s on our site (I often find myself clicking on them to learn more). So, please make use of these resources when practical to help contribute financially to ResourcesForLife.com.
Updated Menus. If you’ve not been to the site for a while, you’ll notice updated menus at the top of the page. Some expand with drop-down options. This is to help make site navigation easier.
New Articles. During the month of September, about 30 articles were added to the site on a variety of topics. I encourage you to visit the Documents Page to view the latest updates to the site. Or, simply refer to the article title links in the right column under the Recent Documents heading. Here are a few of the new articles and documents that I’d like to highlight from this past month:
- Technology Workshop and Training – Friday – 7 October 2011 at the ICPL
- Bicycle Wisdom: This one runs on fat and saves you money… This one runs on money and makes you fat.
- Division 43 by DR Horton – Sustainable and Walkable Small New Urbanism Community in Portland, Oregon
- Speed of Wireless and Wired Internet Network Connections Comparison
- YouTube Videos – Software to Download and Save Video Clips
- Small House Living Questions and Answers
- Beyond Bells and Smells: The Gap between Eastern and Western Christianity by Salim J. Munayer
- YouTube Video Content Copyright Violations Ignored
- Architecture & Design: A Day Made of Glass… Made possible by Corning
Heart Songs. The Heart Songs selections for September 2011 are now available on iTunes. Using iTunes you can listen to previews that are 1 minute and 30 seconds long. This month, a collection of classical folk guitar instrumentals from Gustavo Santaolalla have been selected. Some of these are songs from movie soundtracks such as Motorcycle Diaries, Things We Lost in the Fire, Biutiful, and Nanga Parbat. Others were produced separately.
Thanks. I want to thank the global team of volunteers, contributors, and workers “behind the scenes” who help make all this possible. I’m very grateful to the many people who continue to uphold and advance the mission of Resources for Life. Thanks again for your support. Please let me know if there is any way that Resources for Life can serve you better.
Greg Johnson, Director
“Resources for Better Living”
E-Mail: g @ resourcesforlife.com (without spaces)
Postal: PO Box 2717, Iowa City, IA 52244-2717 USA
Phone: (319) 621-4911
Monthly Newsletter: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/resourcesforlifenews/
Subscribe. Enter your email address below and click the Join Now button to be notified when the latest ResourcesForLife.com newsletter is available.
Copyright & License Notification. Until a better system is found or developed, this content and information on the Resources for Life website will be governed by the spirit and intent of the Creative Commons ‘BYSA 3.0’ license. This license provides for the rapid dissemination and adoption of information and concepts without restricting flow and by guaranteeing unrestricted flow down stream even after third-party enhancements or revisions are made. This license is described in more detail here:
Open Source. The writings, systems, content, media (video/audio), and inventions developed under the Resources for Life name are to be governed by the spirit and intent of the Open Source license agreement described here:
Transparency and Collaboration. To the greatest extent possible, every effort is made to maintain transparency in our operation. This allows for more effective public engagement, involvement, and collaboration.