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Hi Ian,

O.K. I'm late here. I've been busy on personal projects etc. I haven't devoted a great deal of time to finding downloads etc. this month.

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None, but grateful thanks to all who responded to "I'll-be-your-friend-Ian". See, it proves I have a few friends.



I couldn't resist referring you to this one:
See: http://www.good4asmile.com/dumbest_guy.htm


4. INFLATION CALCULATORS (Oh wow! - interesting use of Java I believe)

Brought to you by the folks at NASA, why I don't know. Interesting to see how much things have risen since you were born or whatever.

See: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflate.html



IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - A woman's perspective

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the "GOOD" living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment realizing that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."

There would have been more "I love you's" and more "I'm sorry's"

.... but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute..... look at it and really see it ... live it ... and never give it back.

In honor of women's history month and in memory of Erma Bombeck who lost her fight with cancer.

Here is an angel sent to watch over you

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a) A QRP transmitter project for 30 metres
See: https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/transmitters/30m-qrp-transmitter.htm

b) A pet project of mine (as yet unfinished) a receiver / decoder for VNG 5 Mhz time signals.
See: https://www.electronics-tutorials.com/receivers/vng-receiver.htm



This month appears to be that growth has finally flattened out. This newsletter continues to grow at the rate of 300 - 350 new subscribers per month.



GRAPH PAPER PRINTER - Shareware (please register if you continue to use it)

Graph Paper Printer is exactly that, a program for printing custom graph paper. It's easy to use and enables you to produce just about any type of graph paper you would ever need. It supports Cartesian, Polar, Triangular, and Mercator coordinates, along with custom margins, custom captions, size, automatic centering, and more. It can also print music paper, half-polar paper, logit-log paper, dot paper, lego paper, and your own custom designs. You can select from lots of different scale graduation styles, which are available from drop-down picklists, and change the thickness and color of the lines. A separate preview window is available to show the results of your settings.

See: http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,000WP2,.html 737 kB


8. HUMOUR OR WHATEVER (by ever popular demand) -

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that they have never tried to contact us."
--- G. M. Badger


If Their Mothers Were Jewish...

PAUL REVERE'S MOTHER: "I don't care where you think you have to go, young man, midnight is past your curfew."

MONA LISA'S MOTHER: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, that's the biggest smile you can give us?"

COLUMBUS' MOTHER: "I don't care what you've discovered, you still could have written!"

MICHELANGELO'S MOTHER: "Can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

NAPOLEON'S MOTHER: "All right, if you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, take your hand out of there and
show me."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S MOTHER: "Again with the stovepipe hat? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

MARY'S MOTHER: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, but I would like to know how he got a better grade
than you."

ALBERT EINSTEIN'S MOTHER: "But it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse,
something . . .?"

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOTHER: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"

JONAH'S MOTHER: "That's a nice story. Now tell me where you've really been for the last three days."

THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb. Now turn it off and get to bed!"



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