Daily Links and Deals: How to Download Old Coursera Courses Before They Disappear

daily_links_1Today, how to save old Coursera Course: they are disappearing on June 30, 2016. Also, info on password managers, cable companies’ counter offer to open TV boxes and some vintage postcards of Shakespearean actors to enjoy. In deals, there is a large selection of PC components and accessories on sale.

Daily Links for Monday, June 20, 2016:

A Handy Guide on How to Download Old Coursera Courses Before They Disappear (Open Culture) Old Coursera content is being deleted on June 30, 2016. Here’s how to save it.

5 things you need to know about password managers (PC World) Tools such as Last Pass and Dashlane can save you a lot of headaches and this article explains the basic principles behind what they are offering.

Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it? (Ars Technica) Open access sounds easy, right? Not so much in reality….

Here’s the cable industry’s counter offer to fix TV boxes (Engadget) Viewing “only in the app itself”? So older TVs will be left out in the cold? I say no.

1,000 Vintage Postcards Show Famous Actors Performing Shakespeare’s Plays from 1880 to 1914 (Open Culture) These are just delightful!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, an Ivation 1.7 Liter(7-Cup) Precision-Temp Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Tea Kettle. Also, PC Components and Accessories: Everything from graphics cards and fans to SSIDs, routers, memory and gaming headsets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Kill Switch (Tucker Wayne Series #1) by James Rollins, Grant Blackwood for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Listen To Me: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3 by Jenna Bennett for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong for $1.99. This book is the first in a mystery series and introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police.

Google has a Hot Deals & Steals promotion (books $5.99 and less).

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, January 28, 2016:

Google Will Soon Shame All Websites That Are Unencrypted (MotherBoard) Is losing a site’s Google rank the solution the web’s security problems?

The FCC wants to totally overhaul how cable boxes work (The Verge) I would definitely want a combination ROKU and cable box if I could get one!

Google brings comments to its entire mobile office suite (The Verge) – Is this a feature you have been waiting for?

Rest in Hell, Java Plug-in (Gizmodo) – At long last, Java bites the dust.

Aereo’s ex-CEO wants to bring wireless gigabit internet to everyone (The Next Web) – The Starry wireless internet that works in an urban setting is an interesting idea, but can they pull it off?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Sarah Woodbury’s Of Men and Dragons (The Lion of Wales Book 3) for 99 cents. Who doesn’t love King Arthur? Books 1 and 2 of the series are also 99 cents and book 4 is $2.99.

And, as part of Today’s Deal, you can get a Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Previous Generation – 3rd) for $149.99. That is $65 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is What I Tell You In the Dark: A Novel by John Samuel for $2.99 (interesting angel storyline in this one…). The Romance Daily Find is Honor Reclaimed (HORNET Series #2) by Tonya Burrows for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Cold Betrayal (An Ali Reynolds Novel) by J.A. Jance for $1.99. And, Kobo’s  Buy 2, Get 1 free sale still continues through February 1st.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Gold Shimmer by P.T. Michelle for 99 cents.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.