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Snippets #30, Tuesday, 04.Jun.2002     (ISSN 1530-9622)


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_____j a m e s   s .   h u g g i n s '   r e f r i g e r a t o r   d o o r

_______________#30, Tuesday, 04.Jun.2002 (ISSN 1530-9622)


_____0. Thoughts

_____1. Quotations

_____2. Ephemerae

_____3. New on My Site

_____4. Awards

_____5. How You Can Help Me

__________0. THOUGHTS

My last issue of Snippets, Sunday, resulted in a few problems.

First, it included, for most readers, two advertisements. These are provided
by Topica. I have no control over them. Topica puts them in to "pay for"
providing this email list. That isn't a problem; I knew that was a
possibility. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it had started and didn't
realize it would include TWO ads in the email. And, to make matters worse,
one of the ads advertised a sweepstakes that had actually expired.

Let me apologize to my readers for that. I've added some disclaimers about
the ads. It will take me a couple of issues to get them exactly right. But
in the meantime, be sure to be skeptical of any ads. They are NOT a part of
this newsletter. They are just a way to pay for it.

I also received some good news. In Sunday's Snippets, I alerted you that I
had posted the Idiom Sisters Award for Content-Rich Sites. As is my custom,
I also wrote the awarding site to let them know that I had posted the award
and I apologized for the delay in posting it. I received a nice response
back from Judy Vorfeld, the award person. She wrote:

    No problem [re the delay].
    And next month I'm going to feature your site
    in the "recommended" area of
    Communication expressway, my ezine dedicated
    to better business communication. People need
    to see a site like yours to understand the scope of creativity
    that can be used without diminishing the product/service.

So . . . if you are looking for a new ezine to subscribe to, let me
recommend hers! The July issue will feature a great site!

»» http://www.ossweb.com/ezine.html
»» http://www.ossweb.com/idiomsisters-winners.html
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/awd1/awards25.htm

In addition, I realized that the U-2 section of my website has become, like
the MS section, a huge part of my site. Both the U-2 section, and the MS
section before it, were "subparts" of the "Other Stuff" section of my site.
I decided to change that and split the U-2 section completely out to its own

This is a non-trivial task involving adding the links to all menus and
moving a wazillion files around. But it will elevate that important section,
a tribute to my brother and the Air Force, to a move visible spot on my

That is done now, and if you visit the site you will see this change. The
old links have been left and automatically forward to the new pages.

Finally, two quick notes about today's ephemerae.

The New York Regent's modification of literature to be "politically correct"
really irked me. Let me particularly encourage you to read that particular

Second, I receive a ton of spam. It is part of life. But one thing
particularly irritates me and that is spam that offers items that are just
bad. Spam in recent days from Affordable-Domains has been particularly
irksome. So that is why I started my "Not Recommended" page.

__________1. QUOTATIONS

It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What
happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that
         — Jim Rohn

Walt Disney and Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller had 50 year plans - do you?
         — Mark Victor Hansen

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll
         — Native American Proverb

Life is a series of sales situations, and the answer is NO if you don't ask.
         — Patricia Fripp, professional speaker

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
         — John Cotton Dana (1856 - 1929), Librarian and writer

::::: You can see these and more in my Quotations section:
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/quo1/quotes.htm

__________2. EPHeMeRAe

every day interesting “stuff” crosses my desk. Some isn’t important enough
to put on my site in any permanent way. But it is interesting enough to put
there somehow, quickly, at least for a while.

These are ephemerae: collections of temporary, transitory tidbits. 

Today's ephemerae include information on a solar eclipse, two upcoming
conferences, educators butchering literature in the name of political
correctness and my new page "Not Recommended"

Weird Sunset: 
At sundown, on Monday, 10.Jun.2002, much of the US and North America will be
able to view a partial eclipse of the sun. This page from NASA provides some
details, including specifics for different cities.

The Public Voice in Internet Policy Making: 
If you happen to be in Washington, DC on 22.Jun.2002, you might want to
check out this symposium sponsored by the electronic Privacy Information
Center (ePIC).

The Fourth HOPe Conference: In New York City, on 12-14.Jul.2002, the fourth
HOPe (Hackers On Planet earth) Conference will be held. If you think all
hackers are the same as crackers, or that hackers are bad people you may not
understand. But take a look at the speakers at this event and you begin to
understand that it is one of the important conferences about the important
issues on the internet.

The New York Times (02.Jun.2002), "The elderly Man and the Sea?": 
A story that irked me more than many lately. It seems that the people who
prepare the New York State Regent's tests (that are required for public high
school students to graduate) are changing classic literature used in the
tests to make them more politically correct. The editors have removed almost
all references to "race, religion, ethnicity, sex, nudity, alcohol, even the
mildest profanity and just about anything that might offend someone for some

::::: I have the same information and links to prior items at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/eph1/ephemerae.htm

__________3. NEW/CHANGED ON MY SITe

Not Recommended:
As the web grows, a number of services are springing up. Many I can
recommend. A few I cannot. This page identifies a few that I feel I cannot
recommend, and explains why.

U-2 Graphics:
I'm repeating these links because they all changed with my reorganization of
the site and my creation of a separate U-2 section.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/u-2a/u-2_graphics.htm

    The U-2 Graphics Thumbnails
    »» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/u-2a/u-2_graphics_u-2.htm

    The eR-2 Graphics Thumbnails
    »» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/u-2a/u-2_graphics_er-2.htm

    First Delivery of New U-2 Cockpit
    »» http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/u-2a/u-2_02_lockheed_u2pr020415.htm

::::: I have the same information and links to prior items at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/ephemerae

__________4. AWARDS

Reality Shifting Award
Congratulations! Your site has won the Reality Shifters Award of excellence!
Your site at http://www.JamesSHuggins.com has long demonstrated excellence
in helping people shift their reality in a positive direction, and deserves
»» http://realityshifters.com/

eagle Has Landed Award
You've won the eagle has Landed Award for an outstanding website.
»» http://www.imaginesuccess.com/award-application.html

Internet-Tips excellent Site Award
Richard Lowe awarded me this in January of 2001. While visiting his site I
realized I'd never posted it and that it had been "lost" when my prior PC
"crashed". Richard was kind enough to send it to me again to post. Richar
has a great site. Let me encourage everyone to check it out, and also to
subscribe to his newsletters and forums.
»» http://http://internet-tips.net

::::: I have posted these awards at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/awd1/awards25.htm

__________5. HOW YOU CAN HeLP Me

First, if you encounter something interesting . . . please forward it to me.
I'd love to hear from you.

Second, if you know of anyone else who might appreciate receiving Snippets,
forward a copy to them so that they can subscribe.

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