Unum Ken Burns

Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

 

An Inspector Calls is a 2015 movie based on a play written by J.B. Priestley. It is set in 1912. An inspector calls on a wealthy British family following the suicide of a young woman in their town. I can’t tell you anymore! We really enjoyed it. Available on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

 

 

I always take books with me when I travel, but I am never sure how many to take – I want to be reading the final page of the last book as the vacation ends. Now there is a website that will make that happen. http://www.howlongtoreadthis.com/index.php tells you how long it will take to read a particular book. It has the reading times for over 12 million books.

 

Ever wonder where all the unwanted items go when people downsize their residences? This company, Everything But The House, sells the items people no longer want to own. They sell jewelry, kitchen and housewares, electronics and computers, collectibles, furniture, musical instruments, just about everything!

 

 

 

Do you write? You might be intrigued by the Describing Words website. It analyzes all kinds of text and collects all the words that are used to describe nouns. Put in the noun you want to describe and up will come all the possibilities.

 

 

 

WAZE is our ‘go-to’ navigation and direction application to outsmart traffic – and it has just gotten better. It has always been remarkably accurate in estimating arrival times, even when traffic jams and road work slow down the trip. Now it will help plan your trip by estimating the travel times depending on when you plan to depart. It answers the question, “How early do I need to leave to avoid rush hour?”.

Download the WAZE app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Type in your destination. It will give you directions and travel time for right now. It also offers to ‘Find the best time to leave’. Click on this feature and scroll through various departure times and WAZE will estimate travel time. You can look at travel times for today, tomorrow and out into the future. When you choose a departure time, WAZE offers to remind you to go at your chosen time. Magic.