Skype

Logo Among our favorite apps for communication – Skype — skype.com — first released in 2003, making quite the leap forward with phone calls. Skype to Skype calls are free – but to call a mobile or landline from Skype, you need a little Skype Credit or a subscription. The price you pay depends on …

Spacecraft

Buzzwords Spacecraft = a vehicle used for traveling in space Recommended Listening Icons of speed: spaceship – We may be blasé about satellites and space stations circling our planet, and even drones in our skies, but has the spaceship craze ended? Elsewhere on the Web July 2019 Future stellar flybys of the Voyager and Pioneer …

Google Maps

Icon Happy 15th anniversary, Google Maps! Google Maps – google.com/maps – is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views  (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation. For gamification fans, Google Maps ranks …

Digital Planet

Logo Recommended Listening: Digital Planet – bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 – is a weekly radio program from the BBC that explores technology and the digital world. Key Links bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 All Episodes Downloads Facebook Background BBC Digital Planet, which used to be Click, is the BBC World Service weekly radio show that discusses technology and how it impacts our …

Energy Links

Poster Links related to energy presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @ENERGY @mzjacobson @solarmosaic @cleanenergyNV @RuraliteMag Headlines What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels – Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-ev-oil-crisis http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html http://richardheinberg.com/museletter-272-our-renewable-future http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html Paiutes’ solar project highlight of National Clean Energy Summit http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/03/giants-green-world-profit-planets-destruction in-australia-wind-power-is-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels-and-solar-is-right-behind http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/graph-of-the-day-how-fossil-fuels-lose-out-to-wind-and-solar-94119 GasBuddy Traffic …

Firefox Links

Photo: National Park Service, Island Fox Links related to the Firefox browser presented in somewhat random fashion: Accessibility Accessibility Features: Zoom, Fonts and Colors Address Bar The address bar might be the most powerful tool in the sleek new Firefox toolbar. Start typing, and see suggestions based on your browsing and search history. Go to …

Search Engines

Buzzwords Search engines web readers find the proverbial needle in the haystack Also see: browsers Essay Planeta.com archives our own materials (6,000+ pages) and links to quality sites elsewhere on the Web. We also employ a search engine which helps locate specific documents on our site. Info Please Finding specific information on the web is …

WordPress

Logo WordPress – wordpress.org – is the platform for our website. And to mix metaphors, it is also the current mystery box we are currently curating and unpacking. There is a brand new version of WordPress called Gutenberg. We are not big fans Gutenberg Key Links wordpress.org blogging-university Questions How often do administrators have to …