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Monday Fun On A Tuesday

Give That Picture A Title Contest

The three-day summer 4th of July holiday is over and (for many of us) it’s back to work. Back to the old grindstone. It’s Monday on a Tuesday. Yuk.

(For those of you who would like to be at work, but aren’t: A Top Site for Finding Work. “Job-Hunt is dedicated to the millions of people who have had their personal lives disrupted by the loss of a job.“)

So today I am doing something a bit different, something a bit more fun, to help me get over the back-to-work blues. I came across an old photograph I took back in the days when I was a shutterbug. Seeing it again struck a chord in me.. Seems to me that I was that age.. once..

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I think this photo needs a title — a one word title.

So, if this pic strikes a chord in you too, and you think you have the perfect title to go with it, please enter my Give That Picture A Title Contest by leaving a Comment (below). There will be no “prize” so to speak.. just fun.


Video On Phones – A Usage Survey

Folks, more fun! I want to ask a favor from those readers who own a smart phone. Please answer this one-question survey, if you haven’t already. Thank you.

And now for the tech:
Apple Clarifies iPhone 4 Signal Strength Woes, But I’m Still Confused
Apple is telling iPhone 4 users that there is no reception problem, just a software problem. Why, then, are so many people experiencing problems?

Google acts to fix YouTube flaw exploited by hackers
YouTube has been forced to fix a flaw allowing hackers to bombard users with fake pop-up messages and redirect them to adult sites.

We All Had To Update Firefox Because Of Farmville Users
So the world’s second most popular internet browser is updated just to fix a single game. If for some reason you hadn’t realised just how big this game is until now, this should do it.

Supply Chain for iPhone Highlights Costs in China
The least expensive part of the process is manufacturing and assembly. And that often takes place here in southern China, where workers are paid less than a dollar an hour to solder, assemble and package products for the world’s best-known brands.

(That’s right folks, you’re competing with a huge labor force willing to work for less than a buck an hour.. and they don’t sue their employer.)

Ahhhh… back to work.

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July 6, 2010 - Posted by | computers, Digital Images

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  1. “fun!”

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    Comment by Susan B | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Susan B,
      That fits. Thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. “Eloquence”

    True Eloquence is saying all is Happy, Proper and Great

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    Comment by Gaia | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I always thought “eloquence” meant “the art of using forceful or persuasive speech”..
      But this photo did “speak to me”, so… Thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

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    Comment by MikeyK | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • MikeyK
      Love it! (Even though, if I remember correctly, that electric ‘car’ was moving at about 1/2mph..) Thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. “carefree” ~ without worry.

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    Comment by AugustA | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • AugustA,
      Aaahh.. yes! (Reminds me of a Beatles song.. “Yesterday,
      All my troubles seemed so far away..
      “.) Good one and thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. they don’t sue their employer

    No that’s not correct. Working conditions in China are improving by margins every year…

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    Comment by Adrian | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      Thank you for the correction. The reason I included that was – actually – a dig at “sue happy” Americans..

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. And also you should use the radio button option for your poll above… or some could choose multiple answers.

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    Comment by Adrian | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      Yes, you’re right! And I fixed it (I think), thanks. PollDaddy is new to me.

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      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

      • No it’s not fixed yet…

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        Comment by Adrian | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  7. “Offroading”

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    Comment by Old Salt | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Old Salt,
      I could be wrong, but.. that implies dirt, and maybe hills, doesn’t it?

      Thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  8. One word title– Vrrrooooooooooooooooooooooommmmm!
    Multiple word title– Beyond the Infinity!

    “It’s Monday on a Tuesday. Yuk.”, Monday Morning Blues, huh? lol…

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    Comment by Ranjan | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Ranjan,
      Is that Buzz Lightyear?

      Yes, yesterday I had a bit of the post-holiday.. slump. Today I’m back in the groove.

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      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  9. “Is that Buzz Lightyear?”– ha ha, you too used to watch it??

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    Comment by Ranjan | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Ranjan,
      I did see the original Toy Story, yes. And if I remember correctly, I actually enjoyed it. (It may be that I saw Toy Story 2, as well.) But then, I liked every movie Tom Hanks has been a part of.

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      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  10. Can I change mine to: “LOVE” ? I think the little fellow is in love with his ride..

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    Comment by MikeyK | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • MikeyK,
      Aw cheese, MikeyK, are you sure you wanna do that? I think “Zoooooooooooooooooooooooom” is the Top Contender so far..

      .. though, the young man does seem to be “luvin’ it”..!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  11. Come on boss, I really want to win that 2011 Red-convertible. I’ll stick with Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

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    Comment by MikeyK | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • MikeyK,
      … cracking me up… (Wait. These days it’s “lol”.)

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      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

  12. I wish he would just of let me drive, the Ice Cream truck will be gone by time we get there!

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    Comment by Cappydawg | July 8, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      “Let Me Drive” is three words… but a very fitting title. Thanks for participating!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 8, 2010 | Reply


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