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Cary Ravitz


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


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


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 4.4.4 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
Fake GPS location (Lexa) - fakes your GPS location so that you can more easily use mapping software to explore that area
Kii Keyboard - customizable keyboard, with cursor keys
Kindle - Amazon ebook reader
Lux Auto Brightness - screen brightness control
Make Your Clock Widget - customizable clock widget, displays time/day/date/alarm time, can invoke any app
PixelPhone - contacts and dialer, handles groups, map/copy address, turn off photos in list
Screen Off and Lock - one touch go to standby
Stock Watcher- with clear update time and % change
Textra - messaging

cut battery drain
    Restrict background data on selected apps - System settings - Data usage - select an app - Restrict background data
    Greenify - automatically hibernates selected apps after going to standby
    Switch to ART runtime -
        System settings - About phone - repeat Build number until you are a developer
        System settings - Developer options - Select runtime - ART



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


Miscellaneous Links

All Music Guide
Automobiles - Autopedia | CarConnection | DealerRater | Edmunds | Informed For Life (safety)
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
Orthaheel Orthotics - Active Insoles (via Amazon)
Ortho-Step insoles (via AmesWalker)
Quiet PCs and components
Tungsten weights, fine sandpaper

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
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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