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Monday Quiz About Me #73

Monday, January 20th, 2014 | General, Technology with 4 Comments

Acting Balanced

The Rules: I’m going to ask FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered!

1. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the US! Do you have a favorite MLK quote?
I do not have a favorite quote.

2. Wayne told Heather to get the questions up early because we’d be exhausted from our trip… she didn’t listen to his good advice, so MQAM is late – when was the last time you didn’t listen to good advice?
I’d have to say within the last month definitely. I’m prone to go against advise for some reason lol

3. Since we talked about Movies last week, lets talk TV this week – what show or shows do you wish was still on TV that ended or was cancelled?
Fringe – why have you forsaken me Fox and JJ Abrams?!?!

4. What is your personal anthem or theme song?
I don’t have one really.

And your question is: Do you have a computer with Windows 8? Do you like it?!?
Clearly I don’t as you can tell in this post.

Trials and Tribulations

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 | Technology with 1 Comment

Newbie I feel like this lady at this point having to deal with Windows freaking 8. I mean what the hail was Bill Gates thinking when he doled out this piece of crap? Here’s my list of best to worst windows versions after the DOS version:

Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows 8
Windows Vista
Windows ME

Sure, Windows 8 is in the middle and above Vista which was trash and nothing could have been worse than ME but I mean WTF people. No damn taskbar irks me to no end. Even the fake taskbar is garbage but I’m trying not to install classic shell – trying REALLLLLY hard because I’ve already put that on a desktop running Windows 8.

The media player was the next hit. I stream everything to my media player which was a no brainer to set up on Windows 7 on everything I own (media player, tablets, phone). Windows 8? Muahahahahaha. What a freaking joke. I think I finally got it figured correctly for the umpteenth time. It seems to be working today at least. We’ll see when tomorrow comes rolling around and I start to stream my crap again.

Oh and don’t get me started on their “app store”. I REFUSE to use it or even give them my email address. Windows 8 doesn’t come with spider solitaire? I’m not getting it through the app store, you can download that entire package online and it is made for the 64-bit versions you folks have too. Spider solitaire alive and well and is the exact ones that come with Windows 7. No Windows DVD Maker – that was a low blow Microsoft. No Media Center on this version either – booo

I dunno, this makes me want to use linux more and more each freaking day.

Many Options

Friday, April 12th, 2013 | General, Technology with 1 Comment

I graduate again this May from my second degree. I am now left with many options and have had phone calls regarding job opportunities in other cities and other states. I’d prefer to stay in the south on a coast somewhere since I love the beach. I’ve thought about Florida, Georgia, and Texas. I’ve even considered going back overseas if I could find something. The key is finding a good job to be able to afford to move and then find a nice neighborhood to move into to.

People keep telling me that I should go ahead and purchase a house but I am not sure. That’s a big commitment. Sure the home prices are way down as well as the interest rate but I would be responsible for all the upkeep. I have to say I am pretty handy but that won’t get me but so far in home repair. Looking at some of the Kolter Homes Communities I could potentially stay in this state but move to Myrtle Beach. That’s a pretty good deal if I could find work up there and I do know quite a few people that live up there so it would not be like I did not know anyone.

Kolter Homes also has communities in Georgia and Florida so I really have a large selection to choose from should I move to any of those states. Right now I need to stay focused and finish my final exams for this semester as well as a Cybersecurity competition that is tomorrow. We have 15 minutes to secure 4 servers and 3 clients before the red team starts hacking our machines. Then we have 8 hours straight to keep them up and running. I don’t think we’ll be the last team in the points race but I also hope we are able to keep all of our systems up and running even if they are able to get in. We already found out one of the colleges that was entered has dropped out because they could not secure 6 people for the competition which is sad. This is a great opportunity to get networked into the companies that are sponsoring it and the other companies that are there looking for talent. We will all have copies of our resume just in case.

VIPRE Internet Security

Monday, April 1st, 2013 | Technology with 2 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vipre for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

VIPRE Internet Security is actually used at the college I currently attend and work at so I was thrilled to be able to install it on my home computer as well.  This program is great for the not so knowledgeable computer users. 

VIPRE Internet Security runs in the background just like any other antivirus or firewall program I hope you have on your personal computer but comes with so much more.  There is an option that is already checked upon installing that will install Adobe, Java, iTunes, etc updates.  Java has updates about every 3 days or so there are so many.  The Java especially is an important one to keep up to date especially when browsing the internet. 

VIPRE Internet Security was easy to download and install.  You just have to be sure that you uninstall any other firewall and/or antivirus program you normally run as there may be a conflict. If you happen to be browsing on the internet and run across a questionable website VIPRE will inform you of the possible infection you could incur should you continue to that website.  Along with VIPRE you have free access to US technical support. That alone is well worth it in my opinion because I cannot understand 99% of what some of the support staff I end up talking to with other companies. 

I had just a free antivirus program running prior to installing VIPRE. It worked well as just an antivirus but I still had another program that I used to scan my computer about once a month just as a back up because one can never be to safe.  There is a nominal cost for using VIPRE but well worth the protection it offers as you do not have to keep on top of updating a lot of the programs.  When VIPRE finds some sort of malware it will pop up with a box that tells you what the threat is.  You really will not notice that this is running in the background either.  After I installed and rebooted my machine the scan automatically started as it will do this to make sure your computer is clean right off the top and it didn't slow my computer down at all.  There is a free trial if you would like to test it out and you can visit vipreantivirus.com for more information if you would like to read up on the program and view some screenshots before you decide.

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Superbowl Commercial Take #3

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | Animals, Technology with 1 Comment

Okay, I gotta admit, these Star Wars/animal/car commercials are good. Here’s VW with the new Bug! Wish my dog would take the initiative and self exercise herself lol

I present “The Dog Strikes Back”

More SuperBowl 2012 Ads

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 | Technology with 1 Comment

Presenting the Coca-Cola Bears in The Catch!!

They even have part of the Seinfeld crew in here now for Acura NSX