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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our Media Is Smarter Than My Spell Checker–Or Not! 


Under The Bus

Not long ago a couple of us discussed our feelings on one of the media’s favourite sayings “Under The Bus,” a term not very favourable to those who work in the transit transportation industry.



Our Media Is Full Of It

Well I didn’t mean exactly that, but here are some saying I’ve picked up from our local media recently.

To you, the meaning may be perfectly clear. To me not so much!



“Slowing Traffic To A Standstill”

I would really like to know if traffic is at a standstill, how can it be slow.

Conversely if traffic is slow, how can it be at a standstill if its still moving?



“Earlier  Ago”

Not totally improper I suppose, but I would just like to know if it happened earlier, or a long time ago.

Even Google was vague about this one to a certain extent.



“Temperature Is Getting Colder – Blame It On Global Warming!”

Well I can easily see where we are going with this one correct or not.

More taxes, plain and simple.



“If We’re Going To Have A Conversation About That It Should Be In The Conversation”

Back in my working days I had a course one time that focused on body language at meeting. How to tell whether a person is being upfront and honest or kind of stretching things a little.

No question here – politics, plain and simple!



“Sort Of On Standby”

Research on this one led to politics as well. All parties, several countries – more to come after the break!



All items in quotations were taken from recent TV newscasts.


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  • Monday, April 29, 2019

    Don’t Share Anything With Me 


    Don’t Share Anything With Me – I Don’t Want It!


    I’m talking about social media, the most popular one in fact.

    Let me say that again: “Don’t Share Anything With Me – I Don’t Want It!”



    People Just Don’t Get It!


    Well they do, because you sent it!

    No, I’m not talking about the article but what happens to the people you send it to.

    When you share that item I often hear, “Well it didn’t do anything.. Nothing happens.”


    You Don’t See Anything Happen


    But it goes to your friends, every one of them, and whether they read it or not,

    it goes to their friends, and their friends, and their friends, and on to their friends – get the picture?

    During that journey many items are available along the way from all those profiles – email addresses, phone numbers in some cases, where you’ve been, where your going, the kids pictures, – you know, all that stuff you don’t care about.


    How Did You Get That Article?


    Did it ever occur to you that someone else may have already read it? Probably long before you did.

    And likely some friends sent it to them. Things don’t just appear out of nowhere in social media.

    The chance of you sending something someone hasn’t already read is about 1%.


    By The Way Can You Read?


    Do you really think a lost person on the other side of the world lost 5 years ago is going to be found in my neighbourhood – or yours?

    Do you really think it is going to help cure that terrible disease if I post something on my wall for an hour?

    Do you really think thousands of people are going to receive thousands of dollars because you must share and pass on this stupid picture of phony money?

    Do you really think that something bad will happen if everyone doesn’t pass this on without scrolling in one minute?

    Do you really think I can’t come up with another hundred examples from stuff people send that I have to pass on?


    Click Bait!


    Is what it is called. Every day over and over again, Share this, click here, send this, watch this then forward . . .

    Friends, friends of friends, friends of their friends, friends of their friends, .   .   .


    Click Here!

    By the way Click Here!  You won’t get much but its more relaxing than sharing stuff!


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  • Sunday, April 21, 2019

    Get Fast Service–Unintentionally 

    US Money


    We used to spend winters in Florida but due to personal reasons we were unable to do that this past season.


    Therefore we had some American money around that I felt should be deposited before it got displaced or lost.


    To A Local Bank


    So the money is placed in a long white envelope, along with a US cheque that needed to be deposited also.


    And I head off to my local bank.


    It was cool that day, so I wear a heavy green, almost black colour jacket.


    Good Day Sir!


    As I entered the bank I almost missed the receptionist saying, “Good afternoon, how are you?”


    I guess my mind was else where.


    After about four steps past her area, I turned, smiled and said: “Oh, Good Afternoon!”


    Line Up


    There was one lady in front of me, one gentleman behind me, awaiting our turn at one of the three tellers.


    I hadn’t been in that bank for over a year and was looking around, noticing overhead some big black new style security cameras. As my gaze followed along the ceiling around the room I was thinking, those are different, there’s a lot of them.


    In the meantime the lady in front of me moves to an available teller.


    I reach inside my jacket with my right hand and pull out the long white envelope with the US money inside.


    Action


    As I did that I see one of the tellers look up quickly, then back to what she was doing.


    I also see the manager come out of his office and go quickly behind the counter being particularly busy for a few moments with also a few quick glances in my direction.


    Shortly thereafter he heads straight to my position and with a smile, asks: “You have been waiting a long time Sir. What brings you in to see us today?”


    “I have a bunch of American money I need to deposit,” I say, holding up the white envelope.


    Come With Me


    “Come right over here with me,” he says, “I can do that for you. The tellers are very busy today and things are taking a long time.”


    We introduce each other, and begin a chat as he does what I came in to do. I explain I have the money on hand because we usually go to Florida in winter, but couldn’t this year.


    He counters with the fact he had just returned from a vacation in Mexico, and had the tan to prove it. He was a nicest person you could ever meet.


    My mission for going there was soon complete, bills checked for authenticity, cheque verified, deposited, and I was on my way.


    Conclusion


    Normally I would have taken the envelope out of my jacket pocket before I entered the bank. That day I didn’t.


    As I headed back to my vehicle, I couldn’t help thinking how sad it is that society has become so different today.


    Then again how professional everything was.  I may be wrong in my assumption, but when I thought about it after the sequence started, I was reminded of one of my mother’s sayings, “You started something didn’t you!”


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  • Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Every Day’s A School Day–Don’t Offer Anything For Free 


    Just realized I missed last week’s blog entirely. Old people do that. Forget things.


    This Weeks Lesson


    I tried to give away a 61” TV this week on one of FB’s buy & sell sites.


    Free!


    It’s an older projection model that has a large cabinet. The posted write up included pictures and written dimensions. 57.5”H x 56”W x 24.25”D


    It was also stated very clearly a pickup truck would be needed to move it. It will not fit in a normal size van. No delivery.


    Free!  The picture is perfect everything works perfectly – I hated to just recycle it, but it has to go because of pending room modifications.



    Can Anybody Read Can Anybody See


    Well I ask that question because of the questions that follow.


    I will never ever try to give anything away for free ever again!



    Here’s Some Of The Questions Asked


    * Will it fit in the trunk of my car?

    * Will it fit in my van?

    * Is this still available?

    * I have a large trunk, do you think it will fit?


    * -Repeat many times-



    Finally:

    * #1 -  I will definitely take it. Will pick it up tomorrow.


    * #2 - I would have to see it working. (Yes its hooked up and working.)

    - I will take it!


    *#3 – Is this still available?


    Arrangements Made


    So arrangements were made with #1 to pick it up the following day.


    The day arrives – passes - no sign of interested party.


    So I advise offer rescinded offer going to the next on the list.



    #2 asks – are there stairs to come down?


    (No - split entry house, six stairs to go up to the door, tight fit but not that bad.)


    I wouldn’t want to damage your house taking it out. You have to have it out in the yard when I get there.


    I am a senior and have no way of getting it to the yard by myself!



    Zap


    At this point I deleted the ad!


    It was such a hassle answering all the stupid questions, comments and requests I will never ever try to give anything away for free ever again!


    It was almost a continuous waste of time for 3 days.


    Described TV although working perfectly, will be dissembled and transported in pieces directly to the local recycle depot!



    Did I Mention


    I will never ever try to give anything away for free ever again!



    Every Day’s A School Day may return again from time to time as I learn new things in my senior years.


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  • Sunday, March 31, 2019

    Standby For Rescue 

    It  started about two weeks ago when ‘you know who’ started looking at dog pictures on FaceBook.


    At the middle of the first week I was shown pictures of dogs on FB – three times a day.


    Then instead of pictures of dogs – it was a picture of a dog!



    By the beginning of the second week the investigation got more detailed and accurate.



    Then I barely heard part of a telephone conversation:
    “. . .looking for an older couple for an older dog. . .his name is Rocky!”



    Then ‘you know who’ suddenly says:

    “What a beautiful day. We should go for a drive. Can we go to Pictou to see that little dog?  Just to see what he’s really like.”



    An hour and a half later we are at the Pictou SPCA. Staff brings out this little guy and says:


    “He’s a rescue, probably not treated very good, doesn’t like other dogs - the last owner brought him in because he nipped at the kids. He needs to go to an older couple with no kids.”



    Well he went to ‘you know who’ for several minutes happy as can be, tail wagging, looking for pats with all the excitement a pet can show.



    Then quick as lightning he turned, jumped up on my lap, and curled up in a tight snuggle as much as to say, “That’s it, lets go!”



    Well you know where he is now. He is 13 years old. That old dog has an old couple.


    So far he has met a lot of people, including kids. And so far not a bit of aggression has been shown.


    Rocky definitely has a furever home.



    I’m just wondering – who rescued who?




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  • Sunday, March 24, 2019

    DashCam Daze  


    Many of us have dash cams these days just to prove what's going on in case we need to prove what went on. This is a new feature of RoseGarden that will show some reasons why so many collisions occur on our roads day after day.


    Most of them speak for themselves with no sound required.


    Isn't that cool. Right On Red From Centre!






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  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Under The Bus 


    This article was published by my friend on 02 March 2019. I asked and received permission to re-post it here, since it is a subject on which I have the same view and firmly agree with Fred.


    Guest Post by Frederick Lawrence Bushor


    Like many of you, there are a number of things in the news today that I find irksome. So what. There is one I want to mention here. A Liberal MP, Bob Nault, apparently said the Mexican government threw Canada "Under the bus" when they made a deal with the U.S. government.


    Now, I've heard this phrase used about three or four times in the media this past week or so. A CBC reporter, Chantal Hebert on CBC news and now an M.P. .


    Here's what this phrase means to me. If you want to hurt someone, throw them "Under the bus".


    Why? Because bus drivers don't pay attention to their driving?  Because they can't stop in time when braking suddenly? Why not say "Throw them under the train"? It takes a lot longer to stop a train. Why not, "Throw them under the taxi"? Or, how about, "Throw them under the Member of Parliament's staff car"?


    Bus drivers get a bad rap. Sometimes it's deserved.


    Most times it isn't . And I'd just like to see the use of the phrase,  " Throw / threw them under the bus" put to rest. Maybe try saying someone was abandoned , cast aside, deserted or rejected. 


    But, I'd like to see the media stop crapping on bus drivers.


    A-h-h-h-h.  That feels better.  G'nite.


    My Comment

    My last career before retirement was Training Officer for the local transit company. Each and every bus driver out there has a unique specialized job with a ‘clamity’ value that is equal to a junior aircraft captain!


    (Clamity is defined as: an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster – in the case of a bus operator, the number of things requiring the mind’s attention at any given time.)


    Isn't that statement discriminatory or politically incorrect these days? Everything else is! I hate it when I hear it - always did.


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  • Saturday, March 09, 2019

    My Pet Bird 

    My Pet Bird

    Yes I said that. “My Pet Bird!”

    It started last fall. This one single by itself little sparrow type bird started hanging out around the front of our house.


    It is there every morning, and returns every afternoon and evening. It looked thin and hungary, and it mostly walked, rarely flying.


    Always alone, by itself never with any other birds.


    Explanation To The Neighbours


    I am sure a few of the neighbours wondered what I have been doing, sliding out early in the morning with a small container, and reversing the procedure bringing the container in at night. This routine has been going on for months.


    You see, there are some other long tailed furry friends in the neighbourhood as well (rats), and I have no intention of nourishing them.


    Big Bird Buddy


    Well throughout the winter my friend has appeared nearly every day at the same times. This includes during rain, sleet, snow and extremely high wind.


    It eats – a lot, walks around under the car and van in the driveway and scoots out of the way if anyone suddenly appears. I have a feeling it lives under a small bush nearby and I am amazed it has survived the extreme cold of winter.


    It has now grown quite big and looks healthy. It also flies a bit now, although never higher than four feet off the ground.


    Who knew I would ever say “Click Here To See My Bird!”


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  • Tuesday, March 05, 2019

    Subscription Programs 

    It’s Worth Paying For

    Many years ago I decided not to use pirated programs. You know, you get a legitimate program, find a code and you're good to go - if you don't get caught.


    I figure it costs a lot of time and money to develop these programs, so companies and individuals deserve compensation.


    So I have purchased the programs that I depend on from the proper sources. And its worth it. Updates are often supplied regularly for free, and upgrades are often offered at discounted prices.



    Some Programs Are Free

    True, there are some programs that are free, and I have used a few of those and I do send in a contribution if I find one that does an outstanding job for me.


    But now days you have to watch those very carefully. Free programs often include a pre-checked install of an unwanted program.

    Always do a ‘custom’ install of any program. Observe all boxes and options very carefully.



    The Annual Subscription

    Now there's a new way of doing things appearing more and more in the software world.


    Subscriptions to your favourite programs. Yes, you pay a monthly or annual fee to use the program. Updates are provided free of course, which is often the company's main selling feature, their reason you should do it that way.


    In my opinion it is a way to boost their income, which increases user cost, especially for low use customers.



    Not For Me

    As an advanced hobbyist in the computer world, involved in web master activities and video editing primarily, I refuse to participate in these subscription type programs. I just don't get enough use out of any one program to justify paying a monthly or annual subscription to any program.


    Some companies still provide both a subscription version and a stand alone version, while others there are free open source alternatives available to do the job. I sure hope that continues with my favourite programs, for if it doesn't they will be just chasing me away to another vendors product.


    Again I repeat: I would drop my favourite purchased software and go to a competitor if subscription is the only thing available.


    Just my opinion!


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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    #9PMRoutine 

    #9PMRoutine

    The RCMP along with many other police forces in various places across the continent have joined a safety program called #9PMRoutine.

    I believe it was originally started by the Pasco Sheriff's Office, New Port Richey, Florida, a place I am familiar with since I used to spend winters in nearby Davenport, Fl.

    The links will inform you of all the details.


    Nightly Routine

    The idea is to get yourself into a security routine every evening at 9 P.M.

    Briefly they are: Every night at 9 pm -

    Locked (windows and doors)

    Vehicle(s)

    Garage and shed

    Lights on?

    Alarm set?


    Make The List Specific To You

    If you need to you can modify the routine to suit your own needs. For example I don't turn on back outside lights because I have sensor lights all around.

    I do turn on the front outside light because it lets everyone know I participate in the #9PMRoutine.


    DoubleCheck

    At first I thought this #9PMRoutine was unimportant since I tend to keep things locked and secure anyway.

    But you know what?

    For me it has turned into kind of a double check. At 9 pm I go through my list just to be sure I haven't missed anything.

    And you know what else? It feels good.


    Do It - #9PMRoutine

    Check it out, and why not get into the the #9PMRoutine every night.



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  • Friday, February 15, 2019

    Snow Plowing Technique 

    This won’t apply to those of you that are fortunate enough to live in a snow free warm climate. Those that do, will see the humour – and the expense.


    I Know How To Plow Snow

    Let me just say in past years I have had experience: Plowing snow on airport runways and taxiways (aerodromes), residential streets, parking lots, fire lanes, you name it.

    Equipment included huge hi-speed plows, blowers with engines the size of a locomotive, right down to front end loaders, street plows, graders and so on.

    I needed to say that so I could verify my opinion on the following comments.


    Easy Winter

    So far this year we have had a pretty easy winter. Some snow, freezing rain & ice, but it usually melted in a couple days so that grass and pavement were showing all around.

    Our storm a few days ago was the biggest so far.


    Can Dump Truck Drivers Plow Snow?

    Every storm I watch this type of plow go up the centre of the street, sometimes with the plow down, sometimes not, but the trips are made. I live on a corner, and watch time and time again as said plow plows snow into the intersection.

    There is a technique for doing intersections, T-intersections as well as full cross intersections – where you plow snow out of the intersection, not into it. That’s not taught anymore, apparently.


    Oh The Sidewalk

    Yeah that’s plowed too where I live. Sometimes by a Bobcat type machine towing a salt spreader. Other times with a John Deere tractor, with a blade wider than the sidewalk, also towing a spreader.


    Entertaining, Humourous & Expensive

    This last storm was all of the above. The street plow slowly drives up and down the street multiple times carefully cleaning the street. Yes both the plow and wing were down. The bank along the side was about 3 ft. high. Intersection cleaned, sort of.  Then it left.

    All of this is happening at night, so all of a sudden I have to spring up to see what is all the clatter, does it really matter?

    Well its the sidewalk machine bouncing along with its spreader clearing the sidewalk. Other than keeping everyone awake, it is doing a pretty good job – this time.

    An hour later, more noise louder than before, different, like something happening out of the ordinary. And it was!

    Here’s the dump truck plow coming down the street and a fairly high rate of speed, plow down, wing down.


    The perfect speed

    The snow was flying off the wing of the plow, going over the 3 ft. bank on the edge of the street already there, and perfectly filling the sidewalk  to capacity with two feet of snow.

    I won’t say much more, but the sidewalk plow didn’t clear the sidewalk as easily as before. It was a next morning production to say the least.


    The Humour

    The next day in the print media and the broadcast media it was mentioned. “Season only part way over. Its a very hard year on the ‘snow removal’ budget.”

    I could have written an article too. It would have been called: “Make Work Project Successful!”


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  • Friday, February 08, 2019

    Me & The Missus – Saturday Nights 


    I'm not even from Newfoundland but . . .

    There's a regular live show on  Facebook every Saturday evening featuring, who else, but  Me & The  Missus. A husband and wife couple who sing and play usually for a couple hours or more.

    Newfoundland, Pop, Country . . .

    "Newfie"songs, or Newfoundland songs whichever you prefer, have their own special characteristics which most people like. There are plenty of those.


    However Barb & Richard offer all kinds of songs from pop to country and more.

    Me & The Missus Have Followers Everywhere

    It’s amazing how many regular followers they have in a short time all across Canada, throughout the United States and other parts of the world such as Europe and beyond.


    They hail from Cornwall,Ontario but are originally from Ramea, Newfoundland. If you are just hanging around on A Saturday night, and need some entertainment check Facebook, search for Me & The Missus live.


    Or if you follow Richard on Facebook you will get a notification when they go live.They usually begin casting around 4:30 pm Eastern time. Although the time can vary sometimes due to their work schedule. (Search for Richard Young, the one with the ‘Talkin’ Tom’logo.)


    Computer, iPad, tablet, phone – anywhere you can get Facebook


    And if you have Chromecast or a similar device,watch them on the big screen. Video quality and sound are excellent.

    Check In, Let Them Know You’re Here

    They ask that you check in, let them know you are here via the regular Facebook chat, which is interesting to watch to see where everyone is from. If you have friends you think would like the show, they ask that you share.


    A CD is already in the planning stage, and should be available soon. Who knows, maybe this is the latest way to a recording contract.





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  • Monday, February 04, 2019

    Modern Small Appliances 


    I was looking over the names of some of our recent modern home appliances and this thought occurred to me. What would be the thoughts of the people who are not too familiar with our language when first exposed to these appliance names?


    I had a person tell me one time English is hard to learn because we have so many words that are spelled similar but mean something different, while others sound the same but mean something different. E.g. read, red.



    Instant Pot

    - confusing, do you stand in front of the cupboard and say "Ala-Ka-zam!" and suddenly a pot appears on the counter?  What if you want it positioned on the stove instead.


    Air Fryer

    - they fry air?  Why would they do that?  What kind of a container do they pour it into?


    Steam Oven

    - does it run on steam?  Or does it produce stream?  Guess they put it in the same container as the fried air.


    Toaster Oven

    - why would you want to put your Toaster in an oven?  Most certainly can't put your oven in the Toaster.


    Crock-Pot

    - Straight out of Florida. Do they have a special pot for those?  Truly amazing, how long a stove do you need?


    Multiquick Hand Blender

    - this is just plain nasty. Does it blend you hand in with the soup so you can't see it?  Or does it make your hand go faster so you mix the pudding instantly.  Instant pudding, on to something here


    Apple Watch

    - I assume this is for watching apples.  Watch them do what? What about the oranges?  Is this a security thing?  Shouldn't there be a watch to watch the watch?


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  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Cole Harbour Wings 

    Shared from: Lorelei Nicoll - District 4


    Cole Harbour PeeWee B Hockey team are Top 10 Finalists in the #GoodDeedsCup across Canada! They need our help, please view the video, most views wins, thank you!! Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Cole Harbour Wings PLEASE SHARE

    youtu.be/DrXBfrcqTAc


    This video is only 1 min. long. Let’s get them lots of views. They deserve it!


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  • Saturday, January 26, 2019

    Ah! , Ah! 

    Ah!

    Ah, the best speakers, ah, know only, ah, a couple words. Therefore, ah, this special word is, ah, needed between, ah, every few words. 


    Did you ah, notice, ah, our lead politicians ah, do it ah - constantly?


    And ah, if you listen ah carefully, you will ah, find out ah, a lot of ah, news people ah, are picking it up!


    As they say in Newfoundland: “Oh me nerves!”   As Google Assistant would say: “That’s all for now!”


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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

    LED 

    LED Lights

    First a lot of us were convinced to change our household lights to compact florescent bulbs. They had some faults, some of which are listed on our main site. Now most of us have been convinced to change our household lighting to LED bulbs or fixtures.


    There's no question, LED products do save us money in the long run through decreased electrical costs. But the A19 style bulbs do have a few, possibly harmful side effects. (A19 bulbs are the replacements for what we call ordinary light bulbs, that screw in to an ordinary socket.) Not everyone will agree, and the effect I describe may not be noticeable to everyone.





    They Flicker


    With the A19 style bulbs I can see them flickering almost constantly. Especially if I am standing so the light produced shows in my  peripheral vision. There is a constant flickering, like a visual vibration of light from these bulbs.


    Note: I personally have only noticed the flickering with this type bulb mentioned. So far I have not noticed any flickering from full LED replacement fixtures providing there is no dimmer in the circuit.


    That enticed me to do some research. Apparently a number of people also experience flickering. Sources indicate it’s possible to cause permanent eye damage, and other unwanted effects. I suspect I have received some eye damage from using these bulbs. An upcoming eye test will provide additional information.


    It is suggested dimmers can cause excess flickering. However there were no dimmers in the rooms where I observed the flickering effect.



    Here is a link that indicates the faults of both CFL's and the newer LED's. Electrosensitivity.


    Electrosensitivity

    And a typical Google search will supply almost unlimited information on our topic of LED lighting, both pro and con.


    I find it interesting that this sort of information is never supplied when we are encouraged to save the environment by using less electricity. Almost our entire house was changed over to LED lighting. Now things are going the other way - our computer room is back to old fashioned filament type bulbs. I hope it wasn't too late.

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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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