Kids in the Street

This video went viral on social media today and is quite fascinating to watch. I just had to do something interesting with it.

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Instagram Five 2/28/17

Some really good posts from my Instagram feed today:

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b careful his bow tie is really a camera

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Instagram opens up an entire new world for me, inspiring me everyday with people’s life stories.

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YouTube Rewind 2016

Another year of YouTube is nearly in the books. To celebrate 2016’s greatest moments, the annual Rewind is back again and better than ever.

This is my reaction video. Enjoy!

The Gold Ones

My ears get to meet new beats.

I just bought a pair of gold colored headphones the other day, which is a first, even if it’s just a cosmetic thing that makes no difference on the sound quality. They sound like dynamite but of course aren’t Bose, which is the standard for great headphones. Most of my headphones either short out in one side or break in half or I accidentally rip the headphone jack from the cord after standing up with the headphones still connected to the computer and over my head.

There’s nothing like listening to some of my favorite songs with a comfortable pair of head-speakers. These are made by Vivitar, a company also known for producing cameras.

Gold Headphones

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Instagram Five

A select group of Instagram posts I discovered in my feed today. The creativity could never be any lesser.

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Parachute over the beach

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๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒž

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Sunset

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Police officers wearing riot gear block a road during protests after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex in Charlotte, North Carolina. . Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters in an overnight demonstration that left about a dozen officers injured in North Carolina's largest city and shut down a highway after the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police who said he was armed and posed a threat. Protests continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway. . See more from the overnight protests through the link in our profile. . (๐Ÿ“ท @arhew / @charlottemag)

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Riot gear

Perspective

Cheers

Expert or Bust

I’m not an expert

Still have a long ways to go

Don’t make me laugh

Expert

Starting Fresh Once Again

And here we go again…a new set of keys…a new motivation to go forth and be better.

I’ve just bought a new Dell Inspiron 15 computer from Best Buy, home of the Geek Squad. My previous machine had really been through the ringer. The charging port was broken and wouldn’t charge anymore and the lid had broken off its hinge again. More importantly though was the recent development of a piece of crypto malware that had locked me out and demanded I call a number and pay a certain amount of money to access my computer again. There was no way I was going to get past that annoying screen without some technical knowledge. Every password I entered into the box, even my login one, resulted in an “Access Denied” message along with the matching sound effect often heard in cartoons and action flicks.

Well, of course I was smart enough to look up the problem instead of falling for the ransom trick. That led me to downloading a program that was supposed to circumnavigate this piece of malware posing as an official message from the FBI/government. There was at least hope that my old computer would be saved and I’d be back to uploading pictures of yummy otter pops.

But the HitmanPro.kickstarter software so toted as the savior proved to not be the answer to kicking the ransomware out of the way (failing to even boot from the USB) and so other methods had to be taken, all of which proved worthless as well. So after numerous attempts to fix the problem, even calling the original manufacturer for support, I finally gave up and decided to dish out a couple hundred bucks for a brand new system. This new one is a lot thinner and lighter than the Toshiba brand I had been using for about 3 years. It feels more durable and less prone to falling apart after being moved around a lot. The keys are smoother and feel like air under my fingers while the touchpad glides with ease and doesn’t stick like my previous PC. After all these years of using a computer, it still never gets old of feeling like the new machine is your new best friend and the previous retired one is suddenly a second hand item that has lost its luster.

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