Sunday, July 25, 2010

Time Zones & Music to Work By

Rockin' JTB, a popular DJ in Second Life.
DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here finally got the two new Windows 7 computers working with the 3-month-old Netgear router. It took a 189mb download to rework that router. (Mr. DearMYRTLE is recuperating from the a bad summer cold.) Isn't life fun?

LIFE IS GOOD
To pass the time while setting up all the genealogy programs on my computer, I'm loving listening to my Second Life friend Rockin' JTB. He plays tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s (1950s that is!) on a radio station that streams in Second Life on Galveston Island, and also out on the web. Tune in 8-10am Pacific US time on Saturdays and Sundays.

DJ James entertains his listeners with good solid "blast from the past" music and a little bit of talk off mic via his station's chat room and Second Life. He's apparently as good at multitasking as he is at choosing the tunes, taking requests with a remarkably quick turn around time.

FIGURING OUT TIME ZONES
As you become accustomed to listening to radio online, attending web chats, taking online genealogy classes, hosting and attending GoToMeeting.com events, you'll probably see the need for TimeAndDate.com.

Fortunately, Second Life has it's own time clock, but scheduling anything outside SL gets tricky. We've got genealogy friends who live in Sweden, Norway, France, England, Scotland, several spots over in Ireland, across the US, Guam, and Australia. Oh yes, and Texas. Texas IS its own county, Tami?

Glad DateAndTime.com has a time zone converter for me.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

2 comments:

  1. Woowser! What a beautiful new web site. Congrats! Sorry to hear about Mr. DearMyrtle's cold. Summertime can be bad enough with high temps and even higher humidity -- fighting a cold with all that is a real bummer. Hope he gets better very quickly.

    Thanks for the tips on DateAndTime, etc. Always get something new when I read your blog.

    Happy rest of the summer!

    ==Laurie

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  2. Texas is NOT a county, but a state. But it has two time zones: Central and Mountain.

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