Please Stop Clicking on “Funny” Viral Videos of Animals Being Treated Cruelly

Can I just say… STOP! People, just stop clicking on supposedly funny videos where ignorant people are too unaware or just don’t care that they’re treating their animals cruelly. I won’t be linking to either video. Nor will I share any photos for either of these.

In the span of two days, I’ve had two separate people send me links to videos they thought were hysterically funny. One was of a young woman in a rough neighborhood being accosted by two other young women. She was walking her Pug on a leash. When one of the other women came toward her, she flung her dog THROUGH THE AIR! WHILE ON THE LEASH! BY THE NECK! and smacked this woman so hard […]

By |2019-04-29T21:05:56-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Life|2 Comments

Don’t Get a Call Blocking App – Do This for Free Instead – It Works Better

get text messages in do  not disturb instructions

Can you tell that I’m obsessed with foiling the sh*theads who have nothing better to do than harass people around the world with their nonstop scams?

Can you also tell that after investigating Call Blocking apps like Hiya (the absolute WORST for privacy violation) et al, that I would rather throw my phone away than use apps that are worse perpetrators than scammers for abusing your personal information and selling it over and over and over again to–forget highest–how ’bout any bidder?

This solution is absolutely FREE and absolutely PROTECTS YOUR PRIVACY.

I wrote about step one–using your phone’s Do Not Disturb tool here. That takes […]

By |2019-04-29T21:29:36-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|3 Comments

Faces of My Family

These are the faces of my family. Time zone clocks on my desktop screen.

With Easter coming up, I think back to when all of my children lived in one time zone, never mind under one roof. That was many moons ago. They’re scattered to the winds now.

We have to work hard to all wind up in the same place.

When they were younger, we always took a week to get together at the shore with our extended families. It was glorious. We all loved it.

In order to entice them all back together, we’ve decided to reinstate that tradition.

So, for at least one week out of every year, there will only be one clock I […]

By |2019-06-07T23:23:50-04:00April 18th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

How to Beat Scammers and Spammers at Their Own Game – Do Not Disturb

Okay, I’m about ready to lose my mind with all of the scam/spam/robo calls I’ve suddenly been inundated with. Many of them during the middle of the night.

I’m guessing that one of my recently hacked accounts with some company that supposedly “really values my privacy and takes safety seriously” is the culprit. Does anybody have an account anywhere–business, bank, government, medical, etc.–that hasn’t been hacked yet?  We’ve all gotten so many of these notices, “Sorry to inform you that we had a recent breach…” that nobody even blinks anymore.

I’ve researched many apps like Hiya, Truecaller, Robokiller, etc.  If you are also considering one of these, I strongly encourage you to read the […]

By |2019-04-12T15:18:20-04:00April 12th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Getting Missed Calls from International Unknown Numbers? It’s An Expensive Scam

In recent years, I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling to far-flung places. So I have some pretty unusual phone numbers in my contact list. Likewise, I’m used to getting calls at all hours of the day or night from different time zones.

But lately, I’ve been getting a rash of calls from Azerbaijan and Georgia. Neither are places I’ve been or plan on going to.

My first thought was that maybe they’re from someone who knows someone who knows me. But they hang up after one or two rings.  Just enough to wake me out of a dead sleep but not long enough for me to answer. And they don’t leave messages.

That’s […]

By |2019-04-06T08:39:22-04:00April 6th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments
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