Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Nostalgia

Have I ever mentioned that summer is my favorite season?

One reason is (I think only naturally) happy childhood memories. I recall, as a child, experiencing a certain joy when I heard some far away music, coming closer … as it heralded the arrival of a certain truck…

Ice Cream Truck Menu

(Sometimes I think ice cream was one of mankind’s better inventions…)

Today’s quote:Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” ~ Randy Pausch

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 29, 2014 Posted by | blogging | , , | Leave a comment

SB 165

Here’s another interesting image for your Sunday.

Click on image to see more by this artist

Click on image to see more by this artist

“Mark’s Orange Dog Swimming” by Barney Moss, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Today’s fun poll (cont.): I finally got around to watching Seasons 7 and 8 of House (the final two seasons) on Netflix, and so for me, I must now say ‘goodbye’ to friends. (um.. I mean, it really feels that way..)
… I was SHOCKED to learn that House MD ranked only #36 on the imdb’s “Highest Rated TV Series” (especially considering some of the titles that scored higher..) as I am hard put to think of series I was more sorry to see go (Like M*A*S*H, Cheers, , and Seinfeld). (I felt that way about Burn Notice as well, now that I think on it.)

I’m curious.. I wonder if those who answered the poll “no” – and that was exactly half the respondents – were simply saying they didn’t like the show (or House himself), as, at one point (2010?) House was the most watched show in the world; Hugh Laurie the highest paid actor; and the show won several awards… (all symptoms of a Top Show..)

Quick reminder: Be well. Spread some love today, okay? (Get creative.)

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 27, 2014 Posted by | Digital Images | 2 Comments

Happy Happy

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer (and keeping cool)(as well as ‘kewel’).

Fun fact: you may have seen the photos of a car that had it’s interior destroyed when a GPS unit’s battery ‘exploded’ (from exposure to the sun).

Guess what? It’s a myth ‘urban legend’. See this Snopes article.

(The laptops getting so hot they burned people’s laps stories were true.)

Fun video:

(So remember boys and girls, don’t go anywhere without your helmet!)

Today’s fun quote:Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” ~ Brian Wilson

Today’s fun poll (cont.): I finally got around to watching Seasons 7 and 8 of House (the final two seasons), and so for me, I must now say ‘goodbye’ to friends. (um.. I mean, it really feels that way..)
… I was SHOCKED to learn that House MD ranked only #36 on the imdb’s “Highest Rated TV Series” (especially considering some of the titles that scored higher..) as I am hard put to think of series I was more sorry to see go (Like M*A*S*H, Cheers, , and Seinfeld).

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 26, 2014 Posted by | blogging | Leave a comment

Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier (And More..)

Here are a few interesting reads, for you thinkers out there.

Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking.Read more..

* Government-Grade Stealth Malware In Hands Of Criminals

“Gyges” can be bolted onto other malware to hide it from anti-virus, intrusion detection systems, and other security tools.

Malware originally developed for government espionage is now in use by criminals, who are bolting it onto their rootkits and ransomwareRead more..

* The robots are coming: The big question is will you hand over your job – or your life?

A military think-tank has painted a grim picture of the rise of robots in society and warfare.Read more..

Today’s quotable quote:Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”  ~ Mark Twain

Today’s poll (cont.): I finally got around to watcing Seasons 7 and 8 of House (the final two seasons), and so for me, I must now say ‘goodbye’ to friends. (um.. I mean, it really feels that way..)
… I was SHOCKED to learn that House MD ranked only #36 on the imdb’s “Highest Rated TV Series” (especially considering some of the titles that scored higher..) as I am hard put to think of series I was more sorry to see go (Like M*A*S*H, Cheers, , and Seinfeld).

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 24, 2014 Posted by | advice, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Internet, News, tech | , , , | Leave a comment

Pure Filler

Folks, I do have some things to bring to post here, but between distractions, it may be a while before I get tp it. In the meantime, here is a ‘blast from the past’ I hope may bring a smile.

Today’s quote: “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ~ Dale Carnegie

Today’s poll (cont.): I finally got around to watcing Seasons 7 and 8 of House (the final two seasons), and so for me, I must now say ‘goodbye’ to friends. (um.. I mean, it really feels that way..)
… I was SHOCKED to learn that House MD ranked only #36 on the imdb’s “Highest Rated TV Series” (especially considering some of the titles that scored higher..) as I am hard put to think of series I was more sorry to see go (Like M*A*S*H, Cheers, , and Seinfeld).

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 22, 2014 Posted by | computers | Leave a comment

SB 164

Here’s another interesting image for your Sunday.

image brown bear cute

Click on image to see more by this artist

“Brown Bear having fun, rolling in the grass on his back with paws up” by Beverly & Pack, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quote:The simplest explanation is usually ‘someone screwed up’.” ~ Gregory House

Today’s poll: I finally got around to watcing Seasons 7 and 8 of House (the final two seasons), and so for me, I must now say ‘goodbye’ to friends. (um.. I mean, it sorta feels that way..)
… I was SHOCKED to learn that House MD ranked only #36 on the imdb’s “Highest Rated TV Series” (especially considering some of the titles that scored higher..) as I am hard put to think of series I was more sorry to see go (Like M*A*S*H, Cheers, , and Seinfeld).

Today’s Food for Thot: What does it say about us that Breaking Bad is #1..?

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 20, 2014 Posted by | Digital Images | 2 Comments

1 Must Read & 1 Must Watch

Folks, this article sums up the ‘big picture’ quite nicely, and everyone would be well-served to understand/know it.

Today’s Must Read: The future of computing is a battle for your personal information

The organizations that are looking to invent, and dominate the next era of computing are, at their heart, based on advertising revenue, and in the process of owning the future, these companies and their device-based competitors will treat the personal information of consumers as a prized commodity.Read more ..

Today’s Must Watch Viral Video: Winner of the Tech Paul Two Thumbs Up Award

[ For those seeking to see an intelligent rebuttal to the above video, click here. ]

*     *     *

Today’s quote: “Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
~ Christian D. Larson,

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


>> Folks, don’t miss an article! To get Tech – for Everyone articles delivered to your e-mail Inbox, click here, or to subscribe in your RSS reader, click here. <<


All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 14, 2014 Posted by | digital Video, Internet, News, privacy, tech | , | Leave a comment

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 223 other followers