Thursday, April 20, 2017

Things to do in Seattle

Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, REI, Nordstrom, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Waterfront
Amazonbooks at  University Village

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Aurora Northern Light
Aurora Forecast
A Traveler’s Guide to the Aurora Borealis
The dark of the moon in March (equinox) during solar cycle activity maximum years is the best time of year to travel to the auroral oval zone, Fairbanks, Alaska; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Fort McMurray Alberta; Greenland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Tromso, Norway

Solar Cycle Prediction 1989-1993, 1999-2004, 2012-15,
Northers Lights Travel 


Monday, March 06, 2017

Magazine Online

Santa Clara County Library SCCL Research  Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Nature, New York Times, PressReader, San Jose Mercury News, Zinio

PressReader newspapers $29.95, World Journal 世界日報, Global Views 遠見

Online/Web/iPhone Android Magazine Reader:

Zinio for Libraries CommonWealth Magazine 天下雜誌, Supertaste 食尚玩家, PC Home, Next Magazine 壹週刊
Z-Pass 6 for $5/month
Zinio Unlimited not in the U.S.A

Magzter Gold  unlimited $80/year, 5 $50/year
free- This Month in Taiwan, Where San Francisco

Readly $10/month

Readr iPad App $10/month PixelMags

Texture $10/month including weekly magazines
Next Issue Media, Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications, and Time Inc

'Netflix for Magazines’ Services Explain Why They’re Not Doomed
Digital Subscription Services Disrupt Traditional Print Advertising
Magzter Unveils Unlimited Digital Magazine Subscription Platform
To aggregate or not to aggregate? That is NOT the question
Digital Subscription Services Disrupt Traditional Print Advertising

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Social Security

Social Security Survivor Benefits – The Rules
Social Security Survivor Benefits for a Spouse 
How the The Social Security Spouse Benefit Works
Social Security: The Survivor Benefit, Simplified 

Survivors Planner: How Much Would Your Benefit Be? 
Formula for Family Maximum Benefit 3394
1411 / 75% = 1881
Social Security Benefit Amounts For The Surviving Spouse 
                rate 28.5/7 = 4.07%/year amount increase
60  71.5%  x+7 78.56 1345
61  75.57% x+6 80.56
62  79.64% x+5 82.56
63  83.71% x+4 84.56
64  87.79% x+3 86.56
65  91.86% x+2 88.56
66  95.93% x+1 90.56
67 100.0% 
               84.96 average

Retirement Planner: Benefits, Retire Early 
Delayed Retirement Credits 
35 top earning years
yr  pct yr past 70 
62  70% x+8  74.67
63  76% x+7  76.67
64  82% x+6  78.67
65  88% x+5  80.67
66  94% x+4  82.67
67 100% x+3  80.5
68 108% x+2  82.5
69 116% x+1  84.5
70 124% x

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ebook reader

Windows ePub viewer
Sumatra PDF
FBReader too simple
STDU Viewer Chinese problem
Adobe Digital Editions Chinese fonts display issue