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

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

Fleet Week + SB 209

Folks, the Blue Angels are here performing as part of “Fleet Week”. If you’re in the S.F. Bay Area, I encourage you to take advantage of the perfect weather and go visit. If you cannot, this Hi-Def video is not too bad a bandaid/substitute (aka “Friday Fun Video”).

And for those of you who don’t enjoy such things, here’s another “interesting image”, for your weekend:

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“The New Gene Simmons ?” by Trish Hamme, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” ~ Maya Angelou

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October 10, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, 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

SB #201 and FF

Here’s another pretty picture for your weekend.

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“waipio” by paul bica, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

This weekend’s Fun Video:

Um.. er.. a quarter million views.. and in 30 seconds of viewing, completely melted away all my (few remaining) IQ points.
OMG
I’m gonna puke.

Today’s quote:Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~ Plato

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July 11, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital Video | 5 Comments

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 + FF

Folks, here’s an interesting image, and a belated ‘fun video’, for your Sunday.

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“Valise” by Pierre-Yves Cavellat, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

(I look at that and think, either there were no gentlemen around or chivalry really is dead…)

And it’s been a while since I posted any fails..

BION, that has almost 3 1/2 million views on YouTube.
What does that tell you?

Today’s quote:The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William James

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June 14, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital Video | Leave a comment