Tech – for Everyone

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SB #193

I understand not everyone will appreciate this image the way I do..

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Untitled by Emily Abrams, courtesy of Flickr Commons

.. but I will say this to you: don’t take someone you love’s presence for granted. Let them know you care now. Today. While you can.

Today’s quote:Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” ~ Mike McIntyre

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

April 25, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Tips for staying safer on Facebook

I wouldn’t touch Facebook with a bargeman’s pole, but for those who do.. (and please, direct your Facebooking friends and family to this tutorial also.)

* How to stay safe on Facebook and avoid the top 5 scams

Facebook has over a billion users, which makes it a popular medium for cyber criminals to spread scams. Facebook users continue to fall for the same old ones, while some new tricks are growing as well.

All of them aim to steal sensitive user data or distribute malware. We looked into what the biggest Facebook scams are, how they trick users and included tips on how to avoid falling victim to them.

You may be surprised which popular “application” that one of your friends may have sent you is actually the biggest scam going around...” See the full list

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Today’s quote:People will always notice something about you. It might be the way you walk or the way you talk, or just simply your personality. Live each day in the way you want to be remembered. Live in such a way that people will be inspired by those unique qualities that you have and strive to live better lives for themselves.” ~ Amaka Imani Nkosazana

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April 24, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Use for Nanobots

A New Technology I’d Sure Like To See

I want to know why no one is making “nanobots” to control (human) hair growth. As a person who detests shaving, I would definitely use the type of (suggested) “nanobots” that would be applied to area where you no longer wanted hair to grow (ever) .. like, say, my chin.

And I know quite a few gentlemen who could make great use of the type of (suggested) “nanobots” that would be applied to area where you wanted hair to grow (always). areata Iffin it were my nanobot factory, I would make ’em with a On/Off switch, so you could change your mind.

As with any revolutionary technology, new Laws would have to be passed. Like, say, making it a Felony to apply these (suggested) nanobots to animals… galleryimage931370999-jan-21-2012-600x438 Now all we have to do is convince Gillette it’s in their interest to stop sitting on the patent… Like that one company is doing with the 600 Mpg carburetor, and another is doing with the 7 year battery…

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April 22, 2015 Posted by | tech | Leave a comment

Mid-April

Tuesday is my usual day for posting what I call “Tuesday Tidbits”; tech headlines (or other tech articles) I find interesting.

But this week there are none. At least, not that I noticed.
I found one.

There’s not even any I think you might find interesting (or that I think you ‘ought to know’).

* Now you can download your entire search history from Google

Earlier this year, Google quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users download their search history.Read more..

Today’s quote:Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel

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April 21, 2015 Posted by | advice, Backups, browsers, computers, consumer electronics, Google, Internet, privacy, searching, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Beauty #192

Another pretty picture for your Sunday.

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“Helping hand” by Paul Albertella, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quote:The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own
.” ~ Lao Tzu

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April 19, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | | 2 Comments

I prefer weekends

A few items for your weekend.

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“Picnic” by Sumriana Babyana, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

* Spent 15 minutes with five Apple Watch bands, left Apple Store and ordered a Garmin Vivoactive

Matthew Miller made a try-on appointment with an Apple Genius to make an informed purchase decision. After his testing, he decided to ordered something that better fits his needs.” Read more..

* 11 simple steps to secure your PC and online accounts

Data breaches, hacks, and vulnerable software makes it easier than ever for a hacker to get access to your data. These simple steps can help mitigate it happening in the first place.VIEW THE GALLERY

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Today’s quote:Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It’s these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich,

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April 18, 2015 Posted by | consumer electronics, Digital Images, Internet, privacy, security, tech | , | 2 Comments

Philosophizing with an Idjit

When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and doing my dangest to sneak my peas to the dog under the table, my parents, in a kind, loving, and helpful way, would tell me to “Eat your peas”, and to motivate me, would tell me, “there’s starving kids in Africa.”

Which motivated not the smallest, microbial jot.
Hey, tell you what, let’s grab an envelope – I’ll gladly send them these peas!

Over the years, I’ve heard lots of such “helpful” commentary.
It could be worse.
Things are always darkest before the dawn.
This too shall pass.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
And of course, “Cheer up. Nobody likes a whiner.”

And also over the years I’ve been in spots where all I could do was utter one of these time-tested encouragements.. And I knew they had the same impact/effect as my parent’s “there are starving kids..”

Oh? You haven’t landed a job since you were downsized three years ago? And the Unemployment ran out two years ago, and you have been living on your credit card? Facing homelessness? Well, cheer up. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Ffflluurrtt…

But it’s true, ya’ know? There are people who have no food, and there are places where finding clean water is a daily struggle, and remember that reality, and being glad for our blessings, allatime always, is vital. And helps keep proper perspective.

And I have had times where I so despaired, the idea of a dawn seemed impossible, or, impossibly far off. And I didn’t think I’d make it. Was pretty sure I wouldn’t.
And I know others who experienced/are experiencing worse than I ever have.

So I ain’t being some special kind of jackass when I say “hang tough, it WILL get better.” Or, “remember to smile.” Or “The surest cure for the sadnesses is to roll up your sleeves and go help someone who’s worse off.”

Though I imagine the hearer won’t always ‘hear’ me in the spirit with which I offer it.
Relish the good times. Persevere through the bad. Always lend a helping hand. There’s no shame in asking for help when you need it. Thanks for listening.

(And, yes. I am aware it’s tax day.)

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

April 15, 2015 Posted by | advice | 3 Comments

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