In A Split Second

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Safari vs Google

Ever since the last election in the USA when my favorite candidate was opposed by Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon along with a few million left wing dingbats who voted for taxes, a green new deal, and global warming, I have a personal war going against ground squirrels, rabbits, and Google. For years I have avoided using Google as my web browser in favor of Safari. Safari is so simple compared to Google’s many and complex ways to reach into your pocket and empty it’s contents of any or all cash.

Recently, I got myself involved in a project which required that I share many scanned documents with a lawyer. The lawyer insisted I use Google Drive which I had never heard of before. Google Drive allows one to set up a cluod based file system that can be shared with a single person or teams of people depending upon one’s needs. It seemed to make sense, so I opted to take the recommendation.

It took me a few dollars to lease cloud space from Google which now renders my cloud space from Apple so much more useless. It also has a space especially designed to share photos which I needed for my project, which also requires cloud space. Again, this is a duplication of resources. Anyway, I am now reluctantly using Google for more than I ever did before, but Safari remains my favorite browser.

A few weeks ago, I encountered a problem on WordPress that Is still with me even after bitterly complaining about it. WordPress has a bug which is activated when using Safari. The post has a mind of it’s own while I compose online as I am doing now. I hate to write using Apple Pages or Microsoft Word and then copying to WordPress. I skip the middle men and their various hangups, and opt for direct writing into WordPress. What happens is that after a couple of paragraphs the screen suddenly turns black for no reason at all. I can continue to write, but I must be a able to read black print on a black background. When I preview the post it all comes out normal, but it makes writing creepy.

I contacted WordPress help, and they determined that I am using Safari when this happens. WE have our team working on resolving the issue, they said, but we recommend you switch to Google as your browser to make it go away. I have chosen not to do that. Instead I will haunt WordPress until they make me go away. How could this be a Safari problem when WordPress is “fixing” the problem at their end? To me they are deflecting the issue by blaming it on someone else. A very famous liberal trick to avoid responsibility.

In the meantime, let me complain about Google. I have it open on my computer now, and I am continuously deleting an annoying string of pop-up ads from the left side of the screen. I know there is a way to eliminate this but I don’t want to take the time to find the switch that will shut it off. Google’s business model is one of give the user free stuff, and then charge them for it when they get hooked on it. They gave me free cloud storage when I began using Google drive but I ran out of space quickly. Thus I had to buy extra space. Within two days I ran out of the new space Bought and had to upgrade again. Slowly, my pension money is being scammed by my lust for giga bytes of storage space. Google also drives me nuts with their insatiable need for passwords. In that regard, they are not different than Apple, amazon, Facebook or Twitter. My biggest problem with internet usage is my lack of memory to remember good strong passwords to let me in. It doesn’t matter if it my desk-top, lap-top or phone the internet thirty for passwords. What the world needs is a secure password free system. Frankly, I don’t understand how the millennial can handle all their internet usage and keep passwords safe and simple. If you ask me I believe they by-pass passwords completely and take chances with people stealing their useless content.

That is my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

Defining Who We Are

WASN’T THIS US? 

A little house with three bedrooms,

one bathroom and one car on the street.

A mower that you had to push

to make the grass look neat.

In the kitchen on the wall

we only had one phone,

And no need for recording things,

someone was always home.

We only had a living room

where we would congregate,

unless it was at mealtime

in the kitchen where we ate.

We had no need for family rooms

or extra rooms to dine.

When meeting as a family

those two rooms would work out fine.

We only had one TV set

and channels maybe two,

But always there was one of them

with something worth the view.

For snacks we had potato chips

that tasted like a chip.

And if you wanted flavor

there was Lipton’s onion dip.

Store-bought snacks were rare because

my mother liked to cook

and nothing can compare to snacks

in Betty Crocker’s book.

Weekends were for family trips

or staying home to play.

We all did things together —

even go to church to pray.

When we did our weekend trips

depending on the weather,

no one stayed at home because

we liked to be together.

Sometimes we would separate

to do things on our own,

but we knew where the others were

without our own cell phone.

Then there were the movies

with your favorite movie star,

and nothing can compare

to watching movies in your car.

Then there were the picnics

at the peak of summer season,

pack a lunch and find some trees

and never need a reason.

Get a baseball game together

with all the friends you know,

have real action playing ball —

and no game video.

Remember when the doctor

used to be the family friend,

and didn’t need insurance

or a lawyer to defend?

The way that he took care of you

or what he had to do,

because he took an oath and strived

to do the best for you.

Remember going to the store

and shopping casually,

and when you went to pay for it

you used your own money?

Nothing that you had to swipe

or punch in some amount,

and remember when the cashier person

had to really count?

The milkman used to go

from door to door,

And it was just a few cents more

than going to the store.

There was a time when mailed letters

came right to your door,

without a lot of junk mail ads

sent out by every store.

The mailman knew each house by name

and knew where it was sent;

there were not loads of mail addressed

to “present occupant.”

There was a time when just one glance

was all that it would take,

and you would know the kind of car,

the model and the make.

They didn’t look like turtles

trying to squeeze out every mile;

they were streamlined, white walls, fins

and really had some style.

One time the music that you played

whenever you would jive,

was from a vinyl, big-holed record

called a forty-five.

The record player had a post

to keep them all in line

and then the records would drop down

and play one at a time.

Oh sure, we had our problems then,

just like we do today

and always we were striving,

trying for a better way.

Oh, the simple life we lived

still seems like so much fun,

how can you explain a game,

just kick the can and run?

And why would boys put baseball cards

between bicycle spokes

and for a nickel, red machines

had little bottled Cokes?

This life seemed so much easier

and slower in some ways.

I love the new technology

but I sure do miss those days.

So time moves on and so do we

and nothing stays the same,

but I sure love to reminisce

and walk down memory lane.

With all today’s technology

we grant that it’s a plus!

But it’s fun to look way back and say,

Hey look guys, THAT WAS US!

PSA-210424-Now, Not After

I did not write this but WOW does it speak to my heart!

Barely the day started and it is already six in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday, and it is already Friday,

and the month is already over,

and the year is almost over,

and already 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 years have passed,

and we realize that we lost our parents, friends,

and we realize it is too late to go back.

So, let’s try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time.

Let’s keep looking for activities that we like.

Let’ put some color into our grey.

Let’s smile at the things in life that put balm into our hearts.

And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left.

Let’s try to eliminate the “afters” like,

I’m doing it after.

I’ll say after.

I’ll think about it after.

We leave everything for later like “after” is ours.

Because what we don’t understand is that:

Afterwards, the coffee gets cold.

Afterwards, priorities change.

Afterwards, the charm is broken.

Afterwards, health passes.

Afterwards, the kids grow up.

Afterwards, parents get old.

Afterwords, promises are forgotten.

Afterwards, the day becomes night.

Afterwards, life ends,

and then it’s often too late.

So, let’s leave nothing for later.

Because still waiting for later, we can lose the best moments, the best experiences,

best friends,

the best family.

The day is today, the moment is now.

We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone what needs to be done right away.

So, let’s see if you have the time to read this message and then share it.

or, maybe you’ll leave it for later, and you’ll never share it.

PSA-210207-Geography Lesson

I love maps and geography. One can learn much from the study of World maps. This set of informative maps was sent to me by fellow book club member Ron.

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Size Comparison Between Australia And the United States  
   


Tracking Of An Eagle Over A 20 Year Period

Blue States Have A Smaller Population Than Los Angeles County

50 Percent Of Canadians Live South Of The Red Line
The Biggest Non-Government Employer in Each State  
Each Section Has 10% Of the World’s Population
The Red and Orange Sections Have Equal Populations
All The Nations That Have To Be Combined To Be Equal To Brazil’s Annual Homicides

These Two Areas of Africa Have Roughly Equal Populations
Light Pollution From Coast To Coast 
Passenger Railway Network 2020
An Image Of GPS Tracking Of Multiple Wolves In Six Different Packs Around Voyageurs National Park Shows How Much The Wolf Packs Avoid Each Other’s Range  
How Much Snow Does It Usually Take To Cancel Schools?  
You Can Fit the Entirety of Poland Into Texas And Still Be Able To Drive Around It 
Out Of Service Railways–I’d say that railroads are dead in America.
Every State Ranked by Healthiness
World’s Smallest Country vs. Largest Building 
List of Countries Mentioned Or Referred In The Bible 
Most Common Country Of Birth For Foreign-born Residents In The US, Excluding Mexico  
Japan, How Big It Is in Reality?
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