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Cary Ravitz

Contact

cell phone -   859-263-5087
email -   ravitz @ ravitz.us   (remove the blanks in the address)

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My Web Pages

Buzzstep - Contra Dance Band
Cary Ravitz - Contra Dance Caller
Cary Ravitz - Home Page
Contra Dances by Cary Ravitz
Micro Robot Dance
Notes on Calling Contra Dances
Notes on Choreography for Duple Minor Improper Contra Dances
Squeaky Reels - Contra Dance Band

Ravitz Software

Contra Dances by Mike Boerschig
Swing Shift - Lexington/Berea KY - Contra Dance Weekend
Dance Trance - Lexington KY - Contra Dance Weekend
Darlene Underwood - Home Page
Lexington Traditional Dance Association
Miscellaneous Contra Dances
Notes on Composing Contras by Al Olson

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Software That I Use

Windows 7

AutoHotKey - assigns macros to keys
Clickbook - prints documents as booklets
EasyABC - ABC music program
FileTypesMan - file type associations editor
Firefox - web browser with Prefbar - instant options change
Ghostscript and GSview - Postscript viewer
IrfanView - image viewer/editor
Lame - wav to mp3 converter (command line)
Microsoft Security Essentials - anti-virus

Android 4.4 phone

Alarm Clock Xtreme - alarm clock, countdown timer, with ramp up alarms, automatic dismiss
Apex Launcher Pro / Apex Notifier - adjustable home screen grid
Astro File Manager
CalenGoo - calendar, syncs with Google calendar
Cleartune - musical instrument tuner
Contacts Sync Fix - fixes broken Google contacts so that they will sync
Dropbox - cloud file manager
Free42 - HP calculator
Kii Keyboard - customizable keyboard, with cursor keys
Kindle - Amazon ebook reader
Lux Auto Brightness - screen brightness control
Make Your Clock Widget - clock/weather widget, displays time/day/date, can invoke any app
PixelPhone - contacts and dialer, handles groups, map/copy address, turn off photos in list
Poweramp - music player, understands organization by folder
Screen Off and Lock - one touch go to standby
Stock Watcher- with clear update time and % change
Textra - messaging

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Investing

Yahoo Fund Symbol Lookup
Yahoo Profile
    M* Profile
Yahoo Quotes (defaults - Dow,S&P,Nasdaq,small cap,foreign,real estate,bonds,gold)
Some mutual funds to consider
    US stock - artqx, dodgx, mpgfx, prfdx, prgfx, yackx
    US bond - dodix, habdx, lsbrx
    US balanced - berix, dodbx, fpacx, mapox, oakbx, prwcx, rpbax
    global stock - oakgx, tbhdx
    global bond - lsglx, tegbx
    global balanced - prpfx
    international stock - artkx, dodfx, hiinx, oakix
    international bond - rpibx

Note that M* year to date numbers are updated daily and the graphs include reinvested distributions. Other summaries typically update monthly or quarterly and the graphs are share price, not total value with reinvested distributions. Yahoo summaries include total expense ratio, turnover, yield, investment philosophy, and management information in a simple page. M* has a lot more information, but it is not as easy to find the basics.

Mutual Fund Observer

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Miscellaneous Links

All Music Guide
Automobiles - Autopedia | CarConnection | DealerRater | Edmunds | Informed For Life (safety)
Dilbert
HealthCentral
HowStuffWorks
Internet Acronyms
Musical instrument catalogs - Music123 | Shar Music | Southwest Strings
National Do Not Call Registry
Schubert links
US Federal Budget | Debt Clock
US Patent Search
Violin forums - Fiddle Forum | Fiddle Hangout | Maestronet Instr | Maestronet Play | Violinist
Violins - Fiddler Magazine | Gianna Violins | Maestronet | Strings Magazine

Useful Products
Drop Stop
Dr Collins Perio toothbrush (via Amazon)
Musician's Hearing Protection - Etymotic | Westone
Ortho-Step insoles (via AmesWalker)
Quiet PCs and components
SlideBelts
Tungsten weights, fine sandpaper
Wristies

Internet Links maintained by Cary Ravitz
Bartleby Books Online | Reference Books
Bing Search
Bug Me Not - Bypass WWW Registration
CNN News
CBS News
FindLaw Law Search/Directory
FirstGov Government Search/Directory
Fox News
The Free Dictionary
Google | Language Trans | Maps | News
Hours-Locations
Internet Archive
Librarian's Index to the Internet
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
NIST Time Widget
Nolo Law Information
Reseller Ratings
USA Today
Weather Channel
White Pages Phone Book
Wikipedia Encyclopedia | Dictionary
WolframAlpha Information
Yahoo | Maps | Stocks
ZAP2it TV listings
Zip Code Lookup

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Notes

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