How2 Master Computer & Internet Maps

Website Maps: A Tutorial

or: What do you do when there are no instructions because its supposed to be 'intuitive'.

Whether you use MapQuest, Google Maps, Google Earth or some other mapping software the fundamentals are basically the same. Google Earth is a great personal mapping program but has a slightly harder learning curve due to its added features and power. The samples used here and on my website are from CommunityWalk's website which uses Google Maps. Remember that all mapping software may not use the same terminology as we use here and all map elements may not always appear on all maps, but the basics are here as well as features that may not standout on basic maps. Just use a little imagination when you encounter a term or element that doesn't match up to one of our examples and above all else click it and see what happens. You can always start over. GoTo Map Tutorial.


How2 Recognize A Stroke:

Having received several 'chain' emails over the years referring to the recognition of occurring strokes I decided to check out some of the claims as some were starting to sound suspicious.

  • Three simple tests [STR] anyone can administer can help diagnose the occurrence of a stroke: True.
  • Making a stroke victim bleed from his fingers will prevent further harm: False.
  • Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke. While that is also likely [true], as a test it is far less valuable than the original three [STR] because there is


How2 [&Why] You Would Subscribe to a 'Feed'

WHY: Do you have a lot of website's you like to routinely visit?  Are any of these website's 'slow loading'.  Sometimes the process of visiting our regular website's can be time consuming if we have a lot of them or as we wait for pages to download.  What 'Feeds' allow us to do is find out if a page has been updated since the last time we visited it without actually visiting it. 

HOW: If you see an advantage for you in subscribing to 'Feeds' then here's the how to.  As usual I'll keep it simple as my own understanding of it is just that, simple. 

If a website allows feeds [and many still don't] their will usually be a feed symbol on the page or in your browsers menu bar.

imageThe orange button is the Feeds symbol.  If this button is not orange then the current page does not allow subscriptions to it.  Besides the menu bar the