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.


My God we made a mistake fighting a war to keep the south in the union!

CNN’s Jakes Tapper fact checks Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett, who inaccurately claimed that a Christian Bible must, by law, be used when being sworn into office.

Public officials should swear on a copy of the Constitution.

That might be a good idea.  How about they have to take a test first and see if they can read and if they can understand what the Constitution is and how it works?

  Jim Howard
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