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Home Safety Concerns

One of my neighbors is an older widowed lady. She just called me, upset that someone backed into her driveway and then came knocking on her door. She was afraid to answer the door, as she did not know this man and was not expecting anyone today. She watched from a window and stayed quiet and eventually he left.

No one in my neighborhood opens their door to strangers anymore. It just is not safe and it is not acceptable social standards. If you are going onto a person’s property in today’s world, you should have an invitation to do so and the property owner should know in advance that you are coming. That is just the way it is now.

It is bothersome to me that the man backed into her driveway. That usually indicates a desire to leave quickly. I suspect he was up to no good and she was right to be concerned. I hope he doesn’t come back. I told her to stay vigilant and that I would also be on the lookout for the white, late model Chevy pickup truck.

Perhaps installing a motion activated camera at the front door might be wise. They don’t cost much anymore. A couple years ago I had to put in cameras; they all show on a monitor in the living room and record for 48 hours. I don’t pay a monitoring fee to a security company. My son installed the cameras in 10 minutes and they even work well at night. Just a thought – especially with all the problems with porch pirates stealing packages off the porch now. One camera at the door might bring peace of mind to her and anyone else concerned about home breakins and porch pirates.

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Trying to Learn About Plugins

I’ve used WordPress for my blog ever since I decided to write online. I love the software and it is free. This is one of the best bargains in the world except for maybe the air we breathe. I mean, there’s hundreds of thousands of man-hours put into this software and they never charge any money for it. I don’t see how these guys can make a living and pay their damn bills!

Some of the things that I want to do with this blog are not working out right, so I started asking some tech friends if there is anything I can do. Of course there is! I can use plugins to do almost all of the extra things that I want WordPress to do for my blog. I just have to read up on plugins a little and try out a couple of them.

If you have any favorite plugins, leave me a comment and share the name of it with me. The only one that I know is Akismet, which came with WordPress for free and it blocks spam. I love Akismet – it works great and saves me from the aggravation of deleting doznes of spam comments every day.

 

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No Cell Phones in the Bathroom

Did you know that the number one reason people call about needing their cell phones repaired or replaced is because they dropped their cell phone in the toilet? That is the number one reason! Is that not crazy to you? Why do people take their fucking cell phone into the bathroom with them in the first place?

Here’s a clue, people. Leave the cell phone on the table or the desk in the other room while you go do your business in the bathroom. you do not need your phone while you are using the toilet. Trust me on this. just leave the cell phone in the other room and don’t take it in the bathroom with you. The world will not end if you miss a call while you are taking a crap. To be honest, if you are taking a crap I don’t want to be talking to you right then. I can wait until you wipe your ass and wash your hands. Seriously.

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Glass touch screen clip

Glass touch screen clip

This cool clip on Technorati shows a man using Windows XP on a HUGE glass touchscreen monitor in a Public place. Would love to find one like this for my House or work space. I woder if it can use Windows Vista the same way?A truley must see video clip if your into future computer products.

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3D Hologram displays

3D Hologram displays

Saw website that sells Hologram displays the cheapest model at the moment is $18,500 and is called the Heliodisplay. Would be cool to play a couple of my favoreite video games on it one day. In a few years I imagine it will cost less to manufacter and project a better looking picture probably in high definition and who knows one day our mobile devices will have this technology standard in them.

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