Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Google tricks

Type one of these into Google Search page...

    do a barrel roll

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Google Sites Story

K8OMS is my amateur radio call. I first became licensed in 1958. I became interested in Google Sites when I created a site for our new amateur radio digital repeater system. The call of the repeater is W8SHI.  The site is at  I have other sites here and here.

I have been involved with creating and maintaining websites for a long time. I don't consider myself an expert but I keep learning. I had never purchased my own domain name but after creating a Google Site I decided to try it. As I often do I looked to see if there was a help forum for sites and when I found it I started reading the posts. I found all of the information I needed by reading the answers from contributors like Steegle. After getting the domain up and running I kept visiting the forum and noticed people were asking the same questions over and over, like "Why is my new website not in Google Search?".  So I started answering questions and then got recommended to be a "Top Contributor". Mostly I just repeat what I have learned from Steegle, BCJ19, Philridout and others, and I often get in over my head and have to ask one of them for help.  But it is fun!

 Other Sites I Am Involved With
 Michigan 600 Bowling Tournament  Owosso Musicale  Shiawassee Arts Center

And Shiawassee Regional Chamber I helped design and build their first site. It has gone through many changes since then and is presently created through a CMS system called Weblink.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cloud Computing and Google: Docs Date: 11/1/2011
Time: 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

621 West Oliver Street
Owosso, MI 48867

(989) 729-3603

Event Description: Explore today's computing and movement to smaller machines which are capable of accessing "cloud" based documents and applications. Learn how to use word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet documents using Google Docs, which allows you to access your documents from any computer or mobile computing device with internet access. Google Docs is one of the top online office suites and a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office. Participants should create and email address prior to class. Prerequisites: Ability to use a mouse and computer.
Baker College, Bentley Campus

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Join Us at the
Shiawassee Arts Center
this Friday, September 9, 6 - 8pm
Reception for the
"Around Shiawassee County"
Photography Exhibition
Piano Music by Richard Lahmann
20% off one purchase during opening reception
Public Welcome
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5pm
Free Admission & Parking
Show continues through September 18
Show sponsored by
Oliver Woods Retirement Village
Dr. & Mrs. David Mohlman
Awards sponsored by
John Wilkins, Farm Bureau Insurance
Carol Vaughn, Heavenly Scent Pet Resort
Shiawassee Arts Center
206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso

Friday, July 22, 2011

Road Rally

The public is invited to "rev up their engines" for a Road Rally 4-6pm on Sunday, August 21st hosted by the Shiawassee Arts Center. Preregistration is required by Tuesday, August 16 in order to be able to participate. The entry fee for this "fun"draiser is $15 per person. A picnic after the Rally is included and prizes will be given to the first place winning team.
Road Rally for the Arts Center

Click above for more information

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Budweiser Clydesdales

The Budweiser Clydesdales are in Owosso for the week. They are being housed in the parking lot behind J.C. Penny’s & The movie theatre. They will be in the Curwood Parade on Saturday. Parade starts at 2pm.

More Pictures.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I got a new pocket-sized camera just because it was on sale for half price. Here I am on the way home from breakfast this morning.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Words used in the forums...

I am starting to compile a list of words that people use in forums...words that don't exist or that are used incorrectly. I think it is sad that if such words are used enough they become a part of the language.

alot A lot in merchandising is a certain quantity of items offered for sale. People seem to use "alot" to mean a large quantity of something but it is not a word.

alls "alls I have to do today is..." I guess people mean "all that I have to do...".

your I know "your" is a good word, but it does not mean "you are".