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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Reasons Not To Share 

There’s many posts telling you not to click this, not to share that, don’t forward, – but you do. Its harmless right? Maybe not.

Here’s an exercise for you.


Just Friends

Click on any friend’s picture on your friends list.

Now on their friend’s list click on any picture of their friends, someone you don’t know.

Profile

You now have the profile of a complete stranger whom you do not know, correct?

- right there you have a picture of them, and most likely a list of things about them. Where they went to school, hometown,  where they’ve lived, the place where they live now, where they work, courses they have taken, groups they belong to . . .

- and if they are really forgiving, their birthday, their phone number . . .

About

Click ‘about’ and you will probably find out a lot more details of their likes, where they’ve been, places they enjoy, activities they participate in and so on.

Photos

Now go back and click on ‘photos’. This is the real gem. You are about to click through the photos of a complete stranger.

- well there’s the husband (or wife) they’re married or have a partner.

- oh look they have kids. Look the little one’s birthday. Nice big tv in the background, expensive lamps, is that jewelry on the end table?

- oh they renovated their kitchen. They’ve got that fancy new doorbell with a camera.

- they like to vacation south every year. In February it seems.

- oh look nice yard, nice home. Zoom in we can get the street sign & the number. Online maps would tell us where it is.

- hey they just bought a brand new truck with all the goodies. Lisc.# and all. It has a trailer hitch so they probably have an RV.

- now that’s the nicest back yard furniture I have ever seen, BBQ isn’t bad either.

And so it goes. And we haven’t even read one post yet. Just looked at a profile and pictures.

Posts

If we looked at the posts we could probably add:

- went to the grocery store at 8, got back at 10:30

- visited Martha on the way back. We are going for coffee tomorrow at nine.

- teacher meeting Wednesday.

- the order from Zingalong should be here Friday.

- car appointment is booked for Sat.


Time To Think

And so it goes. See how much information, (Some could consider them opportunities.), we can gather about a complete stranger. And there are hundreds of them on there.

True some of this is available by just being there.

However when you share, click, post and so on, it helps expand the list. It doesn’t go to just one person, friends, friends of friends, friends of friends friends, well you get the picture.

Do you really want that?   Maybe you would choose to share less – about yourself - and others – or maybe not.


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  • Saturday, January 05, 2019

    Smart 

    How Often Will This Blog Be Updated

    With our new beginning I have been asked how often RoseGarden will be published or updated. Initially once or twice a week until we get back to a normal routine of sorts. A notice appears on Facebook & Twitter anytime an update to RoseGarden occurs.


    Smart

    As a bit of a computer gruru over the years I have attempted to stay in touch with the latest technology. I think I am doing okay.


    Smart Phone

    I have a ‘smart phone’ that is pretty cool.

    You make a phone call and it says “Press 1, for English”  But I can never understand the accent.

    A second attempt says “All our agents are busy, Press 3 to leave a message.”  That’s pretty smart. I might get a call back tomorrow. With the old phones I could get connected in about 20 seconds.


    Smart TV

    Yep, got one of those too. The same news is on every channel repeated all day long on regular channels.

    Thank goodness for ‘smart’. I can go to several of the streaming services, watch a movie, or how about a never ending series. A dozen yoga channels. Maybe ‘no longer available’ would be good. Or coming soon to your area, could be interesting.!

    I’m thinking the old black & white one channel wonder back in the fifties wasn’t so bad.  Geeze it was fun watching the test pattern.


    Smart Home

    This is really the fun part of being Smart.

    The house lights go on by voice. Or use that Smart Phone.

    You can ask that assistant anything and she always has an answer – well almost.

    She will tell you about your day, read the news, play some music, spell words and even answer some of the TV commercials.

    Say goodnight and out goes all the lights with a pleasant “Sweet Dreams!”

    Don’t get on her bad side though. She told me off once. “That is not very polite! GoodBYE!”


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  • Tuesday, January 01, 2019

    Happy New Year 

    NewYr2019

    Year In Review

    Came home from Snowbird Florida, summer flew by, didn't go back to Florida!


    Resolutions

    Let's see, my New Year resolution for this year is not to make any New Year Resolutions. (Should be easy to keep.)


    Prediction For Year Ahead

    It'll be 12 months long, with lots of breaking news, followed by opinions of opinions of opinions of round table experts.

    Then Breaking News will be corrected

    Repeat 20 times per hour!


    TFTD (Tip For The Day!)

    "Read Before You Click!"


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  • Sunday, December 30, 2018

    Here We Go Again 


    It's been done before. Now it's going to be done again. Yes this blog, RoseGarden, will once again be on the go. Our parent site, nscave.com has suffered poor hosting for the past couple years or more.


    Now you may wonder,how did that affect this blog which is on blogger.com?  It didn't directly. But our time was used up by our troubled parent site, often off line, slow, unreliable, what's going to happen next routine.


    Good News

    Our parent site nscave.com has a new Canadian host, fast, reliable and should run well with normal attention. This will also allow us to devote normal attention to RoseGarden on a regular continuous basis.


    Regular

    Regular updates and publishing will begin on January 1st, 2019. We hope you will join us as we begin again with fun, information, rants, tips and humour along the way.


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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Test Post 

    Test post prior to reactivation #1.


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  • Sunday, December 31, 2017

    # fb Happy New Year 

    NEWYEA~11

    As another year comes to an end and the next one begins, its time to think about everyone that has made an addition to our lives. Family, neighbours, past co-workers, friends all across the United States, friends everywhere in Canada, everyone that we tend to take for granted every day.

    How lucky we are to be part of all this. May the new year of 2018 bring many more positives and good things that we will still take for granted but never forget, along with many more after that.

    Happy New Year everyone from George & Lois!

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  • Sunday, December 24, 2017

    Merry Christmas 2017 





    To all our many friends & family at home, across Canada, and across the United States, a very Merry Christmas with wishes all is well and comforting at this special time of year!

    (RoseGarden will be starting up again on a regular basis soon.)

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  • Thursday, September 01, 2016

    Slowly I’m Getting Educated 

     

    Some of us are getting up there in years, and one of our friends has a saying, “Every Day Is A School Day!”

    The past couple of weeks I am beginning to understand what that really means.

     

     

    When A Contractor Says A Job Will Be Completed In Three Days

    Really means three weeks or so.

    Failed to tell me there is a week in between each of those days.

     

     

    Meteorological Seasons

    This would make the wheel of a semi roll over.

    Meteorological Fall – Meteorological Summer,  wwhhhhhaaaaaattt?  Whatszat?

    Discussed on TV news. Discussed on TV weather shows.

    The world must be slowing down and I missed it when this makes prime time!

    So do we have four seasons – or – eight?

     

     

    Times Running Out

    Only sensible thing I found this week.

    Article said to get on with it and do what you want to do now before its too late.

    The years go by fast before you know it.

     

     

    Now don’t tell me the lifetime warranty is shortened too!


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  • Friday, August 05, 2016

    This Week’s Project - Garage 

     

    Not a lot of computer time this week.

    Most of our time was taken up starting to build a garage.

     

    Garage Forms

     

    It takes so much work just to get to this stage!

    * Tear down the original shed.

    * Take away the debris.

    * Grub off the land and level it.

    * Remove numerous bushes and rocks.

    * Take away more debris.

    * Level and smooth the site.

    * Level and line up the forms.

    * Add gravel and finally its ready for cement to be poured.

     

    This was very time consuming and exhausting in the heat.

     

    And I was only watching!

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  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    A Lot Has Happened 

    No RoseGarden hasn’t disappeared!

    Even though regular updates were promised more than a couple times, things didn’t work out as planned.

     

     

    Lets Try This Again

    So we will do our best to get back on track and see if things will work out better this time.

     

     

    Some Things That Happened

    * Our facilities were moved to a different location – then moved back again to our original location.

    * The ballroom dancing – hmmm…I prefer to call it toe-stepping. The success rate on a scale of 1 to 10 isn’t on that scale.

    * Got married!

    * Technical difficulties were caused by number 1 above. None were caused by number 3.

    * The number of projects undertaken behind the scenes not related to these sites exceeded the capacity of level headiness.

     

     

    Foreseeable Prediction

    - RoseGarden will get back on track again, posting weekly at first, perhaps increasing in frequency in time.

    - Content will continue similar to before, with some new additions later on.

    - Our opinions have multiplied with everything that is going on, but we will  try to stay humourous.

    - Computer and internet related tips will be presented from time to time.


    So with that little explanation we hope you can read between the lines and understand our unfavourable explanation.

    Most of all we hope that you are able to return and stick with us as we get RoseGarden back on track.

     

    The goal of all our sites is to provide good reliable information or links to it, to make computing, electronics, gadgets and other technology an enjoyable & fun part of your everyday life, in simple terms, easy for new users and experienced to understand.

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  • Friday, January 08, 2016

    I Wonder . . . 

    Ballroom Dancing

    I mentioned that I completed my very first ballroom dancing lesson yesterday. I ran a DJ company part time for years, yet never knew how to dance. So this is my first attempt at dancing since high school, and that was longer than I care to  explain.

    What I liked about the first ballroom dancing lesson is that the instructor emphasized “the man is always in charge!”

    I wonder how long that will last?



    Click & Like

    Certain people hear constantly that if you click and like or watch and comment on certain posted things that appear over and over again year after year on that popular social media, certain things may happen.

    Such as, you might share more personal information, you might receive more unwanted material, you might get potentially unwanted programs, you might notice your computer slows down, and then . . .

    I wonder how that happened?



    Don't Scroll 

    Not to mention those supposedly sad pictures of animals and people at their worst where you are not allowed to scroll or click away until you type Amen!

    I wonder how that works, the picture came back from last year?



    Post This On Your Status

    And - Just to prove a point. Just for one hour. Or even 5 minutes. I know who will. 

    I wonder if you know who won't?



    Solved

    I wonder why I check the highway cameras back home every morning while having my first coffee?

    Its more entertaining then all of the above. 

    Well except for the Ballroom Dancing. Its nice to be in charge - although I forgot to mention the instructor did say, "on the dance floor!"


     

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  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    Brilliant Ideas 






    (Spelling?)  Got this item in my Christmas sock this year.

    Guess that's one notebook that will remain empty!

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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    Our Wish To Each Of You 

    Its time to wish everyone Merry Christmas. A time of year that means many things to people. We all know the 'Reason For The Season' and even though things have gotten pretty commercial these days, its a time for most of us to think about our families and our friends everywhere.


    Don't forget too to consider those less fortunate than ourselves in any way you can.



    Its a fun time too, with that Santa guy, parties and other good times. And there's another guy almost as popular as the bearded red suit fellow. Elf on a shelf, or wherever you happen to find him.








    Decorations abound all across the countries with the Christmas tree being one of the most common.





    Those trees get loaded with ornaments, tinsel and lights as a symbol of
    You know, the fuzzy dogs, rabbits, snowmen, even a squirrel and yes a sock monkey.









    We are very fortunate to be in Florida for Christmas and the winter season.


    Having grown up on a farm, it was a pleasure to have a cow ornament. Who knew?









    Florida is known to have alligators lurking about in certain places. Not once did I ever consider they would be hanging out in the everglades of Christmas trees - but they are!




    Out of the many varieties of things going on, during this festive season, it is our desire to wish each of you a very special  


      Merry Christmas!




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  • Thursday, December 17, 2015

    List of Lists 

    Lists


    Everywhere you look on the internet there is a list for something. In fact they say if you have the word list in your title you will gain many more readers. 


    1. Or maybe you prefer the numbered list.
    2. -

        How about the checklist?
        -

    There's a list for almost everything - except . . . 

    List of Lists


    Personally I think it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a list of lists. 

    Or a list of how to make lists. 


    Then there will be a list of lists list.

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  • Friday, December 11, 2015

    One Foot Short 

    Electrical cords are always one foot short.  It seems more noticeable this time of year.

     
    Has this ever happened to you? You go to plug something in, and there are lots of outlets, but no matter what, the cord of your device is one foot short.
     

    You have to join the two sets of Christmas lights together, and you guessed it.
    The cord is one foot short.
     

    You do a touch-up vacuum job just before the guests arrive, and guess what?
    The cord is one foot short.

     
    You rearrange the furniture, end tables and what not. Go to plug in the lamp, and what?
    The cord is one foot short.
     

    Or its time to charge your phone or your tablet. Get it ready - you know it
    - the cord is one foot short.
     

    Now I know why the dollar store sells these things for a couple bucks - its because the cord is always one foot short!

     
    Hey manufacturers, any chance you can make those cords one foot longer? Then the cords wouldn't be… one foot short!

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  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015

    Relocating the Re-location 

     
    Location Location Location

    RoseGarden has been pretty much dormant since February 2015. No its not going away, and no it wasn't truly intentional. They say you lose all your readers if you are not consistent. Well I was consistent, I wasn't here consistently. 

    That should change.

    Truth is the title of this post is correct. Behind the scenes the activity was to close our city location and relocate to a quiet village in the country about 100 miles away. That was well under way and the process had begun in earnest. 

    Then - - - a reassessment took place. Do we really want to be out in the country? Or is it better to be  close to the city in a suburban setting? 

    After all the pros and cons, the city location won out. So the stuff we moved to the country had to come back. Then renovations had to be completed to provide additional amenities.

     

    Renovations

    These renovations became long and drawn out for various reasons, and took a lot longer than we could ever imagine. In fact, some have to be redone which will be continued in the spring.

     

    Birds Go South (Snowbirds that is…)

    Time and Tide waits for no one! Next thing we knew it was time for our annual trek south to avoid winter. Preparations and the journey took place quickly, which is where we are situated now.

    To say we have had busy times wouldn't even cover a tenth of it. 

    That is hard for you to understand. What matters is that RoseGarden will continue. And even though I said it before, I will do my best to be here more often on a regular basis. Regular will mean about once a week for awhile, then possibly increasing in frequency once we are fully relocated at the original location.

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  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Neighbours & Things 

     

    Our new place has wonderful neighbours. The human kind, and . . .

     

    Big Bird Is In Town

     

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    These guys drop by every few days. They stroll along the street with not a care in the world at a leisurely pace that is almost slow motion.

     

    They always come in three’s – except for the last few weeks. We thought one may have come to some less desirable experience.

     

    Then someone discovered a little one in a nearby pond. Guess Mom has been too busy for the weekly stroll.

     

    Is That The Wind Moving That Tree?

     

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    Look closely and you will see another neighbour half way up that tree, bushy tail and jaws full of nuts.

     

    These guys usually travel in two’s, and are like kids playing and chasing each other all day long.

     

     

    Look Up Look Way Up

     

     

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    There’s lots of these colour changing fella’s around. Some don’t care for them, but they eat all the bugs and insects.

    Haven’t seen one walk on its back legs like the green one on TV though.

     

     

    As Big As It Looks

     

     

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    No idea what this is. Only seen two. When I flicked it off the screen, it kind of glided to the ground in about 20ft. or so, like its too heavy to fly.

     

     

     

    Entertaining

    So you see, there is fascination all around us here. Along with the normal human social things that are in abundance, there are many other neighbours that provide entertainment daily.

     

     

     

    Speaking of entertainment, we saw this along one of the local streets:

     

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    The sign says $20.

     

    Can’t help wondering – is that to buy it – or use it?

     

     



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  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Busy Excuse 

    I mentioned before we changed to a new and different location for our winter home. This presented a lot of new challenges and time to get used to new things and new opportunities.

    The fact is, our new location turned out to be so good in every way that one can stay busy every day seven days a week. And in fact that is exactly what has happened, resulting in a neglected blog.

    That doesn’t mean a lack of subject matter. In fact there is a lot more. For example:

     

     

     

    The Case of the Missing Remote

    We’ve all lost our TV remote at one time or another. Under the cushion, in the other room, or even in the bathroom could be some of the ‘found’ locations.

     

     

    We had an incident not long ago where the TV suddenly got extremely loud – you know, as those blasting advertisements suddenly come through with triple the volume as the main program.

     

     

    “Where’s the remote?” “What did you do with the remote?” “Where did you put the remote?” “Well it didn’t just disappear!” – were some of the comments as the search frantically involved all the cushions, the tables, every visible spot, and some invisible ones I think.

     

     

    By now the offending advertisements are over, with the missing remote still missing.

     

     

    And then - - -  

     

     

    RemoteHangUp1

     

     

       (Can you make calls on that thing? What’s it doing on the telephone stand? Is it charging? Agghhhhh……!)

     

     

     

     

     

    Temperature Here Same As There

     

    One thing that became confusing, we came south to be warm and avoid the cold of winter. My morning routine is to grab a coffee, sit at the computer and check the highway cams and weather reports both here and back home.

     

     

    One morning it was 20 deg. here, and 20 deg. back at home.

     

     

    Another  time 10 deg. here, back home 10 deg. also.

     

     

    How can that be? And of course we are talking Celsius since back home is in Canada.

     

     

    The temperatures were the same on a lot of days!

     

     

    Oh I forgot. They put that silly little minus sign in front of the ‘back home’ temperatures.

     

     

    And did I mention everything is green here, and sort of a bright white at the home front?

     

     

    So maybe finding a lost remote is easier than shovelling out a car that you hope is yours.



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  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Happy Valentine’s 

     

    DozenRoses

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • Friday, February 13, 2015

    TGIF 13 

    Friday13a

     

     

     

      Its Okay! Nothing will break . . .

     

     

     

    friday13th

     

     

     

       Nothing will get wet . . .

     

     

     

    Unless you walk under a ladder and trip & fall and break the mirror!

     

    (P.S. The RoseGarden blog is not forgotten. I’ve been really really busy. Back now though.)



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