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  •   DuckDuckGo (5+ / 0-)

    Thanks Lisa.  Awesome list.

    I had never heard of DuckDuckGo, but pulled it up and will be using it until (if) I find a reason not to.  

    Pleasant surprise - it includes DuckDuckGo Goodies, a bunch of useful things.  Under "Everyday Goodies" there is Calculations, which includes one to calculate the number of days between 2 dates.  I've wanted something like that for years, just for fun.  I like to find reasons to celebrate, or just go out to lunch, and one I thought of was "metric birthdays".  Ie, when you are 2000 days old it is your 20th metric birthday (or 2nd, depending on if you want to celebrate 100's or 1000's, though I reserve the right to come up with names to differentiate and celebrate both).  

    And it was timely, as someone whose birthday I always celebrate will be celebrating 20,000 days later this summer.  She's in for a metric surprise.  You know what they say - if God had intended us to use the metric system, he would have given us 10 fingers.

    And though not a security issue, folks who want an alternative to Microsoft Office should give Open Office a try.  //www.openoffice.org

    Actually when I tried to find the link for OO, DuckDuckGo gave me a security warning, because the actual server is under apache.

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