Tech – for Everyone

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

Monday, Thanksgiving week.. (updated)

A couple of items for you, today, folks.

As you might have noticed, many retailers have started their ‘Black Friday’ sales already. I’ve been keeping my eye on Gadgets and Gizmos, and can tell you that there are deals out there that make waiting for BF (or ‘Cyber Tuesday’) unnecessary. I monitor Tiger Direct and New Egg for my tech deals (links to sales pages). And of course I check Amazon.

* Have you every been minding your own business, and happen to catch  a song that you haven’t heard in a really, really long time, and – magically – forgotten memories come flooding back? That happened to me yesterday when I heard this tune..

* And since that put me in the mood for ‘classic greats’.. here’s another for you (tho, Led Zepplin live is not for ‘everyone’):

Well.. I hope you are all having fun getting ready for your holiday.. ;)

Today’s quote: “Surround yourself with positive people and you’ll be a positive person.” ~ Kellie Pickler

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

November 23, 2015 Posted by | consumer electronics, digital music, digital Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo, Video, for you

Today’s Pretty Picture:

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“A Colorful Evening” by Sandeep Pawar, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s video: (volume up a bit for best results)

Today’s quote: (Lyrics to above video)

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung” ~ Bob Dylan

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November 15, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music | 2 Comments

Can you whistle?

Folks,
In an effort to spread good cheer, I ask you to participate in a little “challenge” — whistle along to this video. Have fun!

And seriously, now, folks — how long has it been since your last “random act of kindness”, eh? Well whatchu waitin’ for?

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… yes, there is tech “news”. But none of it’s at all good, so.. I’ll take a pass on that today.

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Today’s quote:Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 13, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

Tuesday “Fun”

Had a surprise today > I actually came across an Elvis song I’d never heard before (how is that possible?) and even more surprising (to me) I think I like it the best of his recordings.. Since it’s a gorgeous day, and I’m in an uptempo mood, here it is:

And I also discovered the name of a tune I’m sure we’ve all heard some place, some time. A few of you will note, this is the first fun video I’ve posted in the genre. (And I had forgotten Steve Martin’s banjo skills..)

Today’s quote:We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

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July 21, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

HFD + SB + FF

It’s officially my fave season, starting today (maybe it will warm up some, soon; but Samuel Clemens was right).

First up, let me wish all the dad’s out there a

Fathers-Day2

And next, the 200th “Sunday Beauty” image I’ve posted..

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“Free Daddy and His Little Shadow Girls at The Skate Park Creative Commons” by D Sharon Pruitt, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Next, a fun video to kick off the season.

Today’s quote:The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Mark Twain

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June 21, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

SB #197

Today’s interesting image

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“Fossil Sitting In Sun Light” by A Guy Taking Pictures, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Fun Video: This was a pretty big hit, back in the day..

Today’s quote:The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” ~ Thomas Szasz

Happy Anniversary To Me: It was eight years ago today that I posted my first Tech Paul tutorial here, (The first Tech Paul Post: secure your web connection) 2,368 articles ago.

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June 7, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

SB #188

Dear Congressperson,
Here’s a win-win idea for you. Be the hero who writes the Bill that ends “Daylight Savings Time”. This is a measure that both parties can get behind (“nonpartisan”) and would make constituencies so happy, they might stop badmouthing you for up to a week (so time it to pass in the weeks prior to election day).
I have never, not once, ever, in my many decades of talking with people, heard anyone say they like DST.. or even ‘support’ it: I’ve only heard complaint.
So make yourself useful for a change, and do something popular. Win win.

Today’s Pretty Picture:

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“Wild Spaces” by Rennett Stowe, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quotable quote:Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.” ~ Albert Camus

Today’s poll:

Today’s Misc. Notes: Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

Today’s Fun Video:

Wow.

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
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March 8, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment