I just wanted to point out a few internet and keyboard related things. I noticed on some of the blogs and internet forums that I frequent, that some people might not know a few easy shortcuts for things....
As an example, when writing about the temperature, it's easy to get the little ° symbol to appear. If you hold down the Alt key and, at the same time, use the number pad on the right side of your keyboard and type the numbers, 0176.... when you do, the ° appears when you lift your finger off the Alt key.
There are lots of symbols that can be typed that way, Alt + 0189 = ½, Alt + 3 = ♥ And plenty more!
Here is a link to Howtotype.net. They list plenty of handy keyboard shortcuts.
Also, it was discussed on another blog, but it might be good to repeat it here.... How to search for an image on the internet...
One of my favorite pictures is my green ZX-14 parked across Hwy 6 in Nevada. I took that picture 6-19-2011 on my solo trip out to California. Here it is...
If I want to search the internet to see if my picture is being used somewhere I didn't know about, I can easily do a search.
Go to Google, click on Google Images, see the search box with the little camera icon in it? Click the icon. A box opens and it gives you the choice to either enter the URL of the picture, or upload a picture that you have saved in your computer. I uploaded the above picture and searched.
Google said that it found my picture 29 places. I noticed that one of the places my picture was being used, was some Kawasaki forum that I've never been to. I followed the link, and it turns out that there are actually 2 of my pictures being used. They're in a thread about being an older rider, and wanting to make the ZX-14 a more comfortable long distance touring bike.
I guess I'm cool with that, but I'd hate to find out my pictures were being used to scam someone, or to find out that someone is using my pictures and they're claiming them as their own!!!! Worse yet, making money off my pictures!!!