Tech – for Everyone

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

1 Must Read & 1 Must Watch

Folks, this article sums up the ‘big picture’ quite nicely, and everyone would be well-served to understand/know it.

Today’s Must Read: The future of computing is a battle for your personal information

The organizations that are looking to invent, and dominate the next era of computing are, at their heart, based on advertising revenue, and in the process of owning the future, these companies and their device-based competitors will treat the personal information of consumers as a prized commodity.Read more ..

Today’s Must Watch Viral Video: Winner of the Tech Paul Two Thumbs Up Award

[ For those seeking to see an intelligent rebuttal to the above video, click here. ]

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Today’s quote: “Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
~ Christian D. Larson,

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

July 14, 2014 Posted by | digital Video, Internet, News, privacy, tech | , | Leave a comment

Father shoots teen’s laptop after ‘disrespectful’ Facebook post

This happened a month ago.. and I somehow missed it, and didn’t “hear anyone talking” until just now.

Video goes viral on YouTube

A video of an angry American father pumping nine slugs from a handgun into his daughter’s laptop has gone viral on YouTube and sparked an impassioned online debate over his parenting skills.

Watch the video below, then continue on to the story.

Tommy Jordan, of North Carolina, explains in the video, which he titled “Facebook Parenting: for the troubled teen,” that he was upset by a Facebook post by his 15-year-old daughter in which she complained about her parents.

“This is for my daughter, Hannah, and more importantly for all her friends on Facebook who thought her little rebellious post was cute,” Read more..

What I thought was interesting was the daughter thought her Settings choices would keep her writings private…

On the Internet…

Maybe she thought she could just “delete” it if she every changed her mind about it, too.. (No. You cannot “delete” things from the Internet. And if there’s a chance you might not want others to see it? Don’t post it.)

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Related reading: Here’s Why I Do Not Do Facebook…

Thought I would throw this article out there from MSNBC – The Redtape Chronicles , titled: Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private posts, guess again. Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information” […] Read more..

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Not related: A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview
By Woody Leonhard

If you download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, released late last week, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like it.

I know only a handful of experienced Windows users (who don’t work for or with Microsoft) who say they like Windows 8. But it’s the future, eh?Read more..

(Maybe the best read on Windows 8 I’ve seen so far..)

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Today’s quote:Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Yeah. Right.

Gotta run. I do hope to get back here.. but if I don’t, I hope you have a great day!

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March 8, 2012 Posted by | digital Video, kids and the Internet, Windows 8 | , , , , , , | 6 Comments