With the possible exception of teenaged children, the rest of us all know the frustration of holding a piece of high technology in our hand and realizing that we are only able to use a small fraction of its capabilities. So it is with the Internet, says engineer and computer instructor Steven Kieley.
“There are well over 100 obscure, but incredibly useful websites that most people don’t even know about,” says Kieley, who will lead a program Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. on “Incredibly Useful Websites You Probably Never Knew Existed” at the Computer Learning Center at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road. The free program will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by a question and answer session with instructors. No registration is required.
Says Kieley: “These unique websites fall into several categories including news, tools and utilities, entertainment, shopping, hobbies and education, to name a few. Most people don’t know about them partially because they just are not that well publicized. As a consequence, most people are missing out on one of the most important benefits their computer can provide them and their family.”
The list of online resources may surprise you. “Perhaps you want to check if and when a particular movie is available to download, or you want to stream it from the Internet. Maybe you’d like to check if your E-mails are being read and how long people spend reading them. You might want to know a simple way to take a screen shot of an entire web page, or possibly help a friend or relative hunt for a job and check the inside scoop on a potential employer,” says Kieley. “We’ll look at ways to access a complete list of sites where the audience can find interesting information on a variety of subjects.”
A mechanical engineering graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Kieley also holds a master’s from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Kieley became a volunteer computer instructor following his retirement in 2003 after 39 years with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, where he was director of asset management.
For further information call 609-882-5086 or 609-883-1776, ext. 6205, or visit www.clcewing.org.