Tech – for Everyone

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I can get away with this.. it’s the weekend!

Just going to ramble a little bit today.. But I hope you’ll find something rewarding.

diagram of 7 chakras* Here in Kallyfornyah, we give birth to every kooky New Age fad that sweeps the nation; and so the whole Think Your Way To A Happier, Wealthier You thing is, to me, kinda “so 80’s” (and the Fonz is saying, “Aayy“). Depak Chopra, Tony Robbins, et al, became .. well, a bit passe here. You found The Science of Getting Rich and its brethren in the library’s free bin.

But in these “tough economic times”, I’m sensing a resurgence in popularity.. “self help”. And, hey, that’s “cool”. I’m all for people expanding their minds.

I read this one, though, that said all I had to do was visualize my mansion, “see” myself in my Rolls Royce, and “feel” the security that having all the money I need feels like,, And that if I did this everyday, and really got “into it” (came to believe), the Universe would simply materialize those things in my life.

That sounded easy, so I’ve been giving it The Old College Try. For two decades now …
Clearly, I must be doing something wrong..!

* This 9″ Android 4.0 Tablet has 3G, Wireless N, and decent specs — for $100. AGPtek 8GB 9″ Android 4.0 Tablet w/ 5 Point Capacitive TouchScreen & Expandable Memory

* A reader recently told me about an online ‘bookmarking’ and ‘sharing’ service for music (and music videos) – kind of a “store your songs in the cloud” kind of thing – that I think many will be interested in (it’s quite different than things like Spotify) named Songdrop. My competitors have already written about it, so I’ll just pick one and let you read their write up, here.
(Thank you for the heads up, Dear Reader!)

* How about a pretty photograph?


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* I have heard from various locales that some of you still have snow on the ground and/or are having snow storms and/or are expecting snow. But my weather-spy network still needs volunteers. If there’s snow on the ground where you are, well, how about a roaring fire and a hot toddy. Put your feet up. It’s Saturday!
Chillax, man. It’s cold outside.

Astounding Glory Pink Hybrid Tea Rose

* But if you’re thinking it’s time for planting roses.. 20 -50% off sale at Jackson & Perkins. (Not too late for bare root.)

* Yes, cyber-war and cyber-crime continue to make headlines, I could post a half-dozen items, easy. But S. Korea is kinda far away, and as I said, it’s Saturday. I’ll save up the downers for Monday. Have a great weekend, y’all!

* Started watching House of Cards on Netflix. Wow. It’s kinda like West Wing, only.. real-er. Kind of like the mc (played by Kevin Spacey).

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Today’s quote:How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

BTW.. This is my 2,000th article here on T4E. What a long strange trip it’s been.

And, yes. Ole Tech Paul likes his rose bushes. (Can’t be all tech, all the time.)

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March 23, 2013 - Posted by | Android, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, Internet, mobile, News | , , , , , ,


  1. Wow! Paul! Your “long strange trip” = 2000 articles, you put a lot of good work here. As one of your readers,I enjoyed and benefited from your postings…as I’m sure other readers has.

    Your Ramblings today are Interesting…your Photos Beautiful…the roses…(give me Roses anytime)…Roses… an assurance that summer is on its way… and I can’t wait! Thanks


    Comment by Gaia | March 24, 2013 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Thank you. It’s people like you who keep me at this writing stuff.

      I went back and checked WordPress’s logs, and I see that the first comment/question you left here on Tech – for Everyone was in January of ’09 (see, Where Did My Icons Go?).

      Which makes me wonder, where did the time go? And also reminds me of how much “tech” has changed in so few years. It has indeed been a journey, and I very much appreciate your participation on my humble website.


      Comment by techpaul | March 24, 2013 | Reply

  2. Really Paul… my first question,January 2009. Yes, long time ago!

    Made me giggle when I read: Where Did My Icons Go? Yes, Tech has changed for me too…many learning experiences!


    Comment by Gaia | March 25, 2013 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Tech never holds still.. so there’s always learning!


      Comment by techpaul | March 25, 2013 | Reply

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