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Ron"Ron" K.

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Chicago's North Shore. Psychologist - love my work, Gym-rat, beach-rat, smile...tennis, dominant chord in my nature...just factual, really good food and fine film.

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Passion? Common-sense & honesty. I have gift of savvy intuition.


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Jaycut is not just an ordinary flash-based "upload-edit-share" tool since it has the core features that you will find in simple video editing software like Windows Movie Maker. You can upload clips from your camera, mobile phone or webcam then compile them into a nice video by adding captions and music._Jaycut has a two-track time-line interface called "Mix It" where users can drag and rearrange their uploaded clips and time the transition between clips. Jaycut's editing interface is fairly powerful for casual users who want to stitch-up clips while experimenting with its growing library of transition effects.

When you are done with the mix, you can embed the videos or you can download them to your PC/PMP.

Very handy.


If you are a bargain hunter, but don't like to compromise on quality, then Cheapism is a website you should bookmark. What it does is simple – it searches for best quality products among the cheapest ones.

The site features budget product reviews in various categories like home & garden, kitchen utilities, computers, electronics, sports, travel and many more.

Have fun with this.

Thanks to MakeUseOf.com.


Exact Site: http://krilome.com/aprod/index-cse.html.

This is just a clever, savvy, fun and "must have" utility, rolled into one.

It's a very good idea to never feel so certain your private documents will always be "safe". That's simply playing with fire.

What could be a more 'benign' safety repository than Windows Calculator? Doesn't attract attention, and probably one of the last places (if ever) anyone would look for personal data. Add the fact that this safe is password protected AND data encrypted, it should look after your need for confidentiality perfectly.

The calculator is fully functional. Move your IDs, passwords, other sensitive data without fear of consequences in case of loss or theft.

After entering your PIN, Calc. EXE will encrypt and "swallow" the file(s) you've selected for hiding. You can browse your root drive for the files to be "eyes only", and simple, easily understood directions show how the files are stored, resurrected and even executed from this devastatingly clever program.

This is one of the cool "gadget" utilities that I always keep an eye out for, and generally have a price attached. This one is FREEWARE.


Point your browser here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671 - for "Symptom Checker" page.

The Mayo Clinic has for a long time established itself as one of the most trusted names, and facilities, for medial care.

This Mayo Clinic web site, allows one to single-out parts of the body and begin to answer questions that help pinpoint POTENTIAL problems.

This kind of "diagnostic" medical tool can be handy in providing insight into areas for further research, and Q&A with your doctor.

CAUTION: I do hope NO ONE will use this diagnostic research tool to SELF DIAGNOSE, and become panicked assured they are dying.

Hope you find this interesting, and that it aids in generalizing avenues for further study.

Good health to you.


ColorJive's own INTRO:

"Paint your home without paint!

You don't even have to pick up a brush. Paint virtually with Colorjive. We've got thousands of colors to choose from.

If you're wondering whether it's a good idea to paint your kitchen red, you can test it with Colorjive. It just takes a few clicks. Click here to try it.

You can test-drive Colorjive right away without an account, no questions asked. If you want to save a picture, you'll need a free account. Signing up only takes a minute."_This site was actually intended to be an 'add-on' to my report on www.easy2diy.com, where dimensions will AUTOMATICALLY calculate the amount of paint needed. ColorJive is the application that allows you to actually see your living space in any colors you select. Hope this helps!



This particular feature (on www.easy2diy.com) impressed the heck out of me. If your planning on jumping in on some home improvement, and tackling a painting job, this can make things easier.

Point your browser to the "tiny" URL above. You'll find a template which asks room dimensions, number of doors and windows, and will translate that into how many gallons of paint you need.

If that's not handy enough, it will let you compare various color schemes to decide what colors will look best together and on the room.

If you're going to paint, check this out!


I'm not one for online gaming. Most simply don't hold my attention. Submarine 6: the edge" is different. It's a strategy game that tests memory, eye for details, and in my case became addictive.

There are many games you'll find available. I just wanted to point out Sub6 and the web site for FLASH gaming online.
Have FUN!


Per VZOchat.com:_"CRISP VIDEO QUALITY! With our patented Visicron video codec, we have achieved superior video quality, minimal processor and bandwidth usage in our free VZOchat video chat._SAFETY AND PRIVACY. Video chat VZOchat contains no harmful code, no hidden adds, no modules for tracking users. You have total control over the personal data that you share with other video chat users._COMMUNITY: Tell the world about yourself and make new friends. Use the blogs and photo albums on our site. Look for people with similar interests. Communicate your preferred way and JOIN our video chat VZOchat community!_INTEGRATION WITH OTHER WEBSITES: Insert our video chat VZOchat web client into your homepage or blog and stay in touch with your friends!_STABLE CONNECTION, EVEN THROUGH PROXY AND FIREWALLs.
Special technology allows video chat VZOchat clients to work through any HTTPS/SOCKS proxy, and does not require additional firewall settings for a stable and reliable connection.

And finally: Video chat with up to 120 of your friends in VZOchat!"

I've tried VZOchat and found, for my simple purposes, audio, video and size reproduction rival Skype. That's quite a compliment.


Here's how the site describes itself:_"How do community members receive information about criminal activity in their neighborhoods? Community members can visit www.CrimeReports.com any time to view crime incident reports for any participating jurisdiction. Based on the type of data the agency chooses to make available, community members can also sign up to receive daily, weekly or monthly email alerts regarding criminal activity and police dispatch calls for service in their neighborhoods. The majority of crime and call incident records are available indefinitely on CrimeReports.com"._This very handy. I often wonder how my neighborhood 's safety compares to others, especially after a shot of the evening news. Simply sign-up, select the particular 'crimes' you're interested in being alerted to (i. E. theft, assault, quality-of-life threats, etc.), enter your zip code, the activity within a particular radius, and your done._You can select a weekly, or daily update so this will not become overwhelming. You can also opt to become part of an active community of those who keep an eye on their neighborhoods if you wish.

The service to citizens is FREE.


"Welcome to Pissed Consumer! Bookmark and Share. The best consumer product reviews and complaints site. Write Review and share opinions about products or services."

It's that simple. A large and very popular (probably second to RipOffReport.com), CONSUMER REPORTING SITE. Register free, write your report detailing your bad-business experience, add photos to support your claim and POST.

Posts appear within an hour (generally less). Another great way to let businesses that practice BAD business you're letting the Internet know!


This is a "user created" database of phone numbers associated with people/businesses that manage to piss-off more than just yourself.

Each time someone has a bad experience with a company, found them RUDE, UNRESPONSIVE, TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE etc., he/she goes to WhoCallsMe.com, checks the company's phone number to see if others have had similar bad luck. If nothing cames back from your search, you may be the first to comment which might help the next who checks in.

Rather like a BBB by phone number. I ran a couple numbers of businesses I'd had trouble with and two searches came back with others who had upsetting things to report. This will hopefully give you some idea of who you're doing business with - or to check a business BEFORE you use their product/service.

If you miss a call and are curious about who placed it - zap - search the number and see what you find.


In short, GetHuman.com is a web site compiling phone numbers (so that you can actually Speak to a PERSON regarding your concern) that are typically hard to find.

It does become an extremely handy repository of numbers you might need to use or might want to at some point (eBay, AT&T, Verizon, Facebook, Apple, Ticketmaster, etc.).

If YOU have a "hard-to-find" phone contact, submit it to the data base so someone else can benefit from your nightmarish search.

UPDATE: Sorry I left a period out of URL in Title. SHOULD BE:


This isn't going to find you a dating service or the best singles bar. What Goby will do is hunt down anything from the best bed & breakfast, best assortment of family fun, pubs and bars, restaurants, and you name it from there - all in your zip code.

You input three pieces of information on a very simple attractive interface:
1. WHAT you want to do, 2. WHERE (name a city & state or a zip code), and
3. WHEN you'd like to get going.

Each category has a drop-down box to offer most obvious recommendations, but you can certainly type-in your particular interest.

Once you hit 'search', a text frame flashes by as Goby considers your interest and request. It then displays results with name, address, phone, and a thumbnail of each item.

I think you'll be surprised at how well this web site hunts down your interest, and the scope of it's offerings. Check Goby out and see if you don't find it a keeper for finding stuff to do!


Videos, pic, weird and funny stories. Some material here can be rated "R", bear that in mind.

There are a host of other web sites you can spin-off to. Many are rather sexually explicit with predominantly male oriented humor. Other sites are humorously appalling to both sexes.

Purely a diversion - time killer.


This web site reviews mobile phones by manufacturer and carrier, to provide you with YOUR phones "SARS" ratings (levels of radiation you are exposed to when phone is against your ear).

I'm certain you'll get a variety of responses when discussing things like dangers of mobile phone radiation and it's effects. But there seems to be enough involved to keep the manufacturers busy trying to LOWER their phone's SARS ratings.

WHEN YOU get to the EWG web site, front page, to your right, you'll see a box saying, "TAKE ACTION". Immediately below is a blue LINK reading "Cell Phone Radiation". Clicking that will take you to a page where the WORST and BEST rated phones are detailed. You can enter YOUR phone's info, carrier, and get a diagrammed rating showing how your device compares to others, and where it falls between least harmful and most.


You have to see this one for yourselves. We-based, truly unique manner of capturing text, images, even video from any web-page.

Using it is so easy. The concept is quickly grasped given a visually creative design.

Do check this out!



Ever want to be a police sketch artist? Well here's your chance! Rather addictive web-based component-sketch tool that replicates the piece-by-piece dynamic of building a face/person/personality.

You can save your people, post to web sites, and certainly kill a half-an-hour when necessary.



twofoods.com allows you to compare the nutritional data of two food items contrasting calories, fats, and other helpful data in choosing meals. A quick analysis of which food suits your healthy eating goal.

Clever idea, simply executed, with a nice variety of selections in data base.


Imaging hard drives is the process of copying it, bit by bit, to create an exact replica, in a way an "image" or 'snapshot'. The cloning part is the process of taking that "image" of a hard drive and placing copies of it on one or more other hard drives.

Clonezilla is free - a good tool for taking a snapshot of a system and reverting back to it later as a backup or to get things the way you once liked them.



Another URL SiteJabber cannot comprehend. THIS is where you point your browser: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-12-sites-watch-videos-youtube/

YouTube was created in 2005, but much like Google, it feels like it's been around forever. We post our videos on YouTube, look for some silly entertainment during boring afternoons and send videos along to friends.

But should you be limited to YouTube? Never! Let's be honest, there is a whole world of streaming video online that most people have never seen because they have settled for 'Family Sized' YouTube. Most sites have similar features, or features perhaps better than YouTube - certainly more 'specialized' and some have a more specialized selection or much higher quality videos.

So here is a small sample of video sites you should check out. Might find something you like...

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