Monday, May 27, 2013

Not your typical Theme Park

Buenos Aires - Inception Park from Black Sheep Films on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Goodbye Eastern, Hello Haffner's

In my previous post I expressed my displeasure about receiving a bill for propane that I didn't buy. I fell short of a minimum required purchase amount.

Eastern came and took away my tanks which was a bit of surprise since they didn't give me any notice. Thankfully Haffner's Oil came to the rescue the next day with right size tank.

Photos:

  1. Cooking outside with portable tank
  2. NEW tank (small and compact)
  3. Now I have a gauge!



Friday, May 17, 2013

Type eventvwr, check harmless errors, and download our MALWARE... TRUST US!

I guess it was my turn to get this call. As I was following the steps, I was googling for the gotcha. When I hung up, the woman (with the heavy indian accent) actually had the temerity to call me back and  tell me I was being impolite. I'll admit to being a little peeved. Some folks deal with this in a more creative and entertaining way such as this YouTube selection:

 

Cries from the ghost town that is Google+

I realize that Google+ is supposed to be a ghost town. There are a number of online articles comparing the Google+ to Facebook as if the two were equivalent.

Let's be clear, Facebook is a social network. A place to leave short messages to your friends and play games together. Google+ is a platform or infrastructure.  Google+ has a social aspect with its circle mechanism but it is not simply that.

The latest upgrades have taken Google+ to a brand new level and I suspect are the reason the stock topped $900 yesterday. Integration with existing products has been improved and I like the new clean look.

Since I use it heavily for sharing photos I was pleasantly surprised to see improvements to the photo search algorithms. Here is a graphic outlining the latest changes.

Google I/O 2013 Announcements by trendblog.net
Google I/O 2013 Announcements by trendblog.net

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sandy Hook Mother's Day Card

I cannot fathom the anguish these grieving families are experiencing since the Sandy Hook massacre. 

On this Mother's Day the Sandy Hook Promise foundation has posted an online Mother's Day Card for the mothers of the slain children.