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I have a Go Fund Me Page!

  I have a GoFundMe page.  I think it has been set up for a very long time.  I forget when I set it up.  The goal was to get $2000.00 in donations.  So far I have raised $5.00 so I would not say my GoFundMe page is a success.  

“My name is Jim Howard and I got my first computer in 1978.  I put a bulletin board system online in 1982.  It was called Howard’s Notebook and at first, it was 300 baud dial-up.  When the world wide web was invented in 1995 Howard’s Notebook moved to the web.

From the very beginning, I was doing everything with lost cost software and hardware.  I had to write my first BBS program in BASIC.  

My first computer did not have a floppy drive or hard drive, and I had to use a cassette tape recorder. The cost to add floppy drive would have been $350.00 for the interface and $350.00 for the floppy drive.

From the very first day, I was helping new people get online.  I have been doing that for 35 years.

In 1984 Howard’s Notebook was picked by “Line-Up” magazine as one of the ten best sites in the world.  

In 2005 I was one of the people featured in “BBS: The Documentary .”

I was one of the first people to stream video.  I was online blogging and streaming video before YouTube (2005), before Google (1998) and all of the others.

I started using YouTube when they started up in 2005 and I have over 844 videos on YouTube .  I have 2,423 subscribers.

  I am 77 years old and I have been helping online people and providing services.  I was one of the first to bring Internet email and newsgroups into Kansas City (MO) at no cost.

I always had to do it on the cheap.  I never could afford top of the line hardware or software.  I got the job done but others could afford better hardware and software.

I am living on a very small retirement.  Like many others, I just make it month to month.  

I would love to move up to a new powerful computer and video equipment and get to see just how much good I could do with some first-class video production videos on YouTube.

If you would like to see what a difference an old man could do with a first class computer and camera on YouTube I would welcome your help.

I would love to make better videos to help people.  This might be the way I could do it.

If you want to help I would thank you very much.”

Jim Howard  NØUWY


Looking at 2018

I began blogging in June of 1982 on my Radio Shack computer.  I used a lot of different computers over the years and went from 300 baud to 9600 baud.  Then they invented the world wide web in 1995 and I moved Howard’s Notebook to the web.  The Internet pretty much killed the old bulletin board systems.
Now here on the Internet Facebook has done it’s damage on the blog.  I am not sure what 2018 holds for us old bloggers.  I guess we will slowly die out.
I post to ShowMeBlog/Howad’s Notebook much less now days.  I do post videos to YouTube.  So I am still around.

Save Net Neutrality

Friends. Allies. Compatriots.

We may have lost the net neutrality battle, but the war is far from over.

Our FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, was once a good man. A smart man. A fair man. He was a man with the best interests of internet users in his heart.

Unfortunately, it now seems clear that brain parasites have taken our beloved FCC chairman away from us. From the eyes-up, Ajit Pai is now just an empty head-shaped chamber, home to a tiny alien pulling levers.

All sense, all reason, and any sense of duty has been stolen from Ajit. He is gone.

This intergalactic menace can still be thwarted, however! It’s not too late. Congress can overrule the FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, but, much like my kids brushing their teeth, they probably won’t do it unless we yell at them a lot.

Please, raise your voices and join us in yelling a lot.


Feeling bad and the numbers show it

  Last night I felt so bad that I went to bed.  I felt like I was going to faint at any time.  I knew something was wrong.  Not a normal feeling for me.
  This morning I checked my blood sugar and took my blood pressure.

My weight is not bad.  It is 234 pounds.  I wish it was a lot less.  But it has been up to 245 in the past.
My blood sugar is 163. That is bad for me. My blood sugar has been doing very well.  I get numbers of right around 110 all the time.  But Darlene is buying a lot of junk food.  If I say my blood sugar is high she says oh that is not bad.  She will say just take an extra med for it.
We have ice cream here and I been eating some of it.  I know I should not.

My blood pressure is now.  My doctor might like the numbers  117/56 but that is too low for me.  When I get a number like that it is too low for me.

Trump to Have a Physical at Walter Reed

CNN report:  “Trump will undergo a physical and release details early next year

CNN says that Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation.

  We all know how Trump acts and we know that he lies. I do not think he can open his mouth without lying.
So it will not be “early next year” and he not allow the release of an exam.
It will not surprise me if he does not have it done at Walter Reed Medical Center.  He will call their medical care “fake” or something.
What he needs is a mental exam.  I am sure they are not going to do that on the Donald. 

Is President Donald Trump Mentally ill? 

Diagnosing Donald Trump

Psychiatrists Say Trump Has “Dangerous Mental Illness”


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