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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

One Of My Favourite Songs From Blondie

Blondie
Cover of Blondie
One of my favourite songs from Blondie is: Call Me.

Back in 1980, their song, Call Me, spent six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 at the number one position in the United States; it was also number one in Canada and in the United Kingdom.

Here is the video for one of Blondie's most memorable songs: Call Me. Enjoy!

Blogging Under Painful Circumstances

English: White MacBook laptop
English: White MacBook laptop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the most interesting experiences that I have ever engaged myself in is: blogging with a nasty headache.

Yesterday, I woke up with a headache and I had a few body aches and pains that went along with it; that wasn't going to stop me from blogging.

As I typed the words on the computer's keyboard, I simultaneously groaned as I felt the sharp pain; it was the type of pain that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

Maybe I am stubborn. I am not going to allow a headache with a few aches and pains to keep me away from blogging (It is a habit of mines to get my daily quota of blogging done and I mentioned to you in the past that the only thing that could prevent me from blogging is, technical difficulties).

Well, people have grown accustomed to reading my posts and it might raise an alarm if they didn't see my daily quota of posts.

A Great Song From Echosmith

Echosmith (Photo credit: Facebook)
If you have been listening to a lot of radio programming lately, you would would have heard Echosmith's Cool Kids.

Even though we are now becoming familiarized with the song, it was out since October 8th, 2013.

Here is the video for Echosmith's Cool Kids. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Fish In A Man-Made Pond

An interesting snapshot of fish from an overhead position.
An interesting snapshot of fish from an overhead
position.
Recently, I had fun photographing fish in a man-made pond; they belong to my father's next-door neighbour; when I saw them, I said quietly to myself: "This is going to make a wonderful picture."

The finished effect was nothing I had expected; the fish looked like little islands and the rippled water looked like clouds overhead; one reminiscent of a satellite photo. 

I Love Jessie Ware's "Say You Love Me"

Jessie Ware (Photo credit: Facebook)
If you have ever heard Jessie Ware sing, you would know right off the bat that she is a remarkable performer.

I am predicting that this British female singer is going to captivate the hearts and the souls of her fans with: Say You Love Me.

Without further ado, here is the video for Jessie Ware's Say You Love Me. Enjoy!

Five Reasons Why I Do Not Go Crazy Over Smartphones

When it comes to smartphones, the choices are endless; there are so many brands to choose from and they are equipped with all sorts of operating systems.
 
Some have impressive features and others have basic features (Since we do get what we pay for, those with the impressive features are costly).
 

1.) Smartphones Are Overrated

 

Most people are under the impression that once they own a smartphone, they would never need a computer again; this of course is a false assumption. 

If you are into code writing and website building, you would need a computer to do those things effectively.

Now,  it is not impossible to do those things on a smartphone; it just takes way longer and much more effort if a person were to perform those tasks on a smartphone.

2.) Smartphones Track Our Movements

 

A lot of people walk around the place with their GPS location feature on (some knowingly and others inadvertently) and they are broadcasting their whereabouts for anyone who has the technological know-how to see).

It is as though many people were programmed into carrying their smartphones everywhere they go (This is an advantage for the various intelligence agencies worldwide, since they can zoom in on a person of interest at anytime they want and please note that certain criminal elements are capable of doing the same).

3.) Smartphones Can Be A Potential Health Hazard

 

Some medical experts have claimed that it can interrupt the normal brain function of children and that the radiation emitted by the smartphone can cause brain cancer (At the moment, there is a big debate going on about this;  some say it is potentially dangerous, while others say that it is safe to use).

4.) Smartphones Are A Distraction

 

I have witnessed the fact, that countless people are using their smartphones at inappropriate times; they have their heads down looking at the screen when they should be paying attention of what is ahead of them; a young lady once fell into an uncovered manhole, because she was deeply engrossed in social media at the time.

Unfortunately, there are drivers who still engage in the practice of texting while driving, risking the lives of themselves and their passengers; this is highly detrimental to everyone involved, because drivers should be fully alert of the road ahead.

Kids today, are so caught up with their smartphones that they rather  peruse the messages from their friends on popular social media than spend real quality time with their friends and family.

5.) Smartphones Help In The Area Of Violating Our Privacy

 

Now, it is not only the issue with the built-in GPS location feature;  the apps that we download possess privacy issues and in order to have them on our smartphones, we have to agree to certain terms; the kind that wants access to our phone book, location, pictures, etcetera (And, many of us agree to the app's Terms of Service, because we want so badly to have them on our smartphones).

The Conclusion

 

Although smartphones can be used to get ourselves out of trouble in times of emergency; for example calling our mechanic or a tow-truck when our car refuses to start, many of us treat them as expensive toys toys that help us to get carried away with time-wasting activities.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Are You Afraid To Share My Posts Via Social Media?

English: Infographic on how Social Media are b...
English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
These days, it is the norm to share posts that you like on your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etcetera.

So far, the only place that I know people share my posts is on Twitter (And, that happens once in a Blue Moon).

When we share posts that we like from others on our favourite social media sites, there is a great chance of  a person (or people) visiting the links to the posts that we shared.

So, do you help out your fellow bloggers by sharing their post via your social media feeds?

I really hate to beg (but, I would ask nicely), if you really liked one of my posts that you read, could you share it on your social media feeds? I would be happy to do the same for you!

Also, I would like to believe that my darn posts are worth sharing.

I Am Thinking About Scheduling My Posts On Blogger

This is icon for social networking website. Th...
This is icon for social networking website. This is part of Open Icon Library's webpage icon package. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am proud to admit that I am no stranger to scheduling posts; that is something that I usually do with some of my posts on WordPress and I am thinking about adopting that practice with my posts on Blogger.

When you're a busy person, you don't have the luxury of sitting comfortably in front of a computer whenever you want; therefore, you must use whatever time that you have available to you wisely.

The advantage of scheduling your post (or posts) is: that it would be automatically posted on the date and time that you set it for.

Scheduling posts comes in handy for me, because my laptop is a bit moody; I never know when it may choose not to come on (And, that could be bad if you're a serious hardcore blogger).

Plus, scheduling posts can be a real time-saver.

Have you ever scheduled any of your posts? Or, is that sort of thing not appropriate for you?

Armin van Buuren's Hystereo Rocks!

Armin van Buuren (Photo credit:
Facebook)
Armin van Buuren is one of Netherlands' busiest deejays and producers; he doesn't take long to come out with something new.

Recently, he released a dance track called: Hystereo (It sounds good and it is filled with lots of high-tempo energy).

Not bad at all for the co-founder of Armada Music!

Bloggers Rule

Desktop Computer (Photo
credit: sweetclipart.com)
It is really a lovely and breathtaking experience whenever I submerge myself in the blogosphere; as I have mentioned in a past post, I visit numerous blogs on all of the known blog sites on the internet.

It is hard for me to become bored of blogging, because my fellow bloggers are always posting material; many of which are diverse and thought-provoking.

Bloggers add that spiciness to a subject matter and you can bet your last dollar that they are not going to mash the proverbial brakes in regards to sharing their unique point of view.

If you want the so-called official version of current events, check the mainstream media.

However, if you want to know what the media isn't telling us, you can checkout a person's blog (or, the blogs from people) and get the story from their angle; I can guarantee you that it is one that it is way different from the mainstream media's version.

Bloggers have an important part to play; which is: informing us of events in an unbiased and uncensored manner; they don't have to go through all of the figurative red tape like the staff of the mainstream media; especially the part where an editor, or head of the news department says to them, "I am very sorry; but you can't say that in your news report."

Bloggers have full control when it comes to presenting their material to the online community and that is why they rule!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

One Of My Favourite Songs From The Vines

The Vines "Get Free" single (
Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Vines had me dumbfounded with their unique sound of Rock; one of my favourite songs from that Australian band is: Get Free.

It is alleged that the band's lead singer, Craig Nicholls was in the habit of performing under the influence of marijuana (Oh, what the hell, Rock music is based on rebellious urges anyway).

It is my opinion that Get Free is is the perfect break-up song (Just listen to the lyrics and you will know what I am talking about).

Here is the video for The Vines', Get Free. Enjoy!

One Of My Favourite Songs From Chumbawamba

Tubthumping
Tubthumping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of my favourite songs from the British Alternative Rock band, Chumbawamba is: Tubthumping.

If you are not into the habit of drinking excessive alcohol, this song may influence you to partake in binge drinking.

Also, this was one of my favourite songs for the year of 1997.


A Few Rogue Mosquitoes

English: A female mosquito of the Culicidae fa...
English: A female mosquito of the Culicidae family (Culiseta longiareolata). Size: about 10mm length Location: Lisbon region, Portugal Türkçe: Culiseta longiareolata türü dişi bir sivrisinek. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Earlier this afternoon, a few rogue mosquitoes took turns nipping away at my legs underneath the table while I typed away furiously on my my computer; they had my legs moving about in a nervous manner.

If it is not people trying to disturb me while I blog, it is the darn blood-thirsty mosquitoes (Apparently, they were sizing me up for a meal).

When I could no longer take the harassment of the mosquitoes, I took a walk around the house (I knew that they could not bite me if I was on the move, but I I knew I had to regain a state of inertia and I believed that the mosquitoes knew it too).

The sad part being: I was all out of mosquito repellent. So, the next best thing was to turn on the fan on its highest speed and leave it fixed on me; that way, the breeze would blow them away.

When human beings are desperate, they become highly innovative — innovative enough to come up with a quick solution to keep the mosquitoes from biting the living daylights out of them.

Respect For Google

English: Google Logo officially released on Ma...
English: Google Logo officially released on May 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many website administrators are aware of the fact that Google has the power to make them, or break them; which is why they are eager to be on good terms with, Google.
 
If Google were to penalize you, or blacklist you, your PageRank will no doubt plummet to the abyss.

It is another fact, that whenever someone is searching for information on the internet, the first search engine that comes to mind is: Google.

Although a lot of people hate Google, businessmen (and businesswomen too) have recognized that it is good when it comes to promoting their products online.

Since Google happens to be the world's number one search engine, it would be foolish not to want your business website, or blog in Google's top listings.

Whether you love, or hate Google, you don't have much of a choice in abiding by their rules; because if you don't, you will end up in obscurity; a part of the web where a few people, or no one will be able to find you.

Ummet Ozcan Knows How To Get A Party Started

Ummet Ozcan (Photo credit:
Facebook)
Two thumbs up to Ummet Ozcan; he is one talent DJ and producer and he has been heating things up on behalf of the guys at Spinnin' Records.

This Turkish-Dutch entertainer has a track out called: Raise Your Hands (And, it if filled with lots of energy).

If you are a staunch listener of Electronic Dance Music, you are going to love this track.

Without further ado, here is the video for Ummet Ozcan's, Raise Your Hands. Enjoy!

Rolling With Tumblr

Tumblr Logo (Photo credit: Tumblr)
My friend, Ray, has a blog on Tumblr (I am not sure if he enjoys it as much as his blog on Google Blogger).

I ask this question of those people who blog on Tumblr:

Do you like blogging on Tumblr? Or, is it one of the blog sites that you regret setting up a blog on?

I was thinking that since technological mogul, Yahoo bought it sometime in the past, they would have made improvements to it (Hmm, maybe I am entirely wrong about that).

I know for a fact the the two top ranking blog sites are WordPress and Google Blogger; so it surprises me when people choose to set up their blog somewhere else.

Anyway, people are free to choose whichever blog site that they desire (And, there are times when those desires lead to another desire to run far away from the blog site that they thought was okay).

If having a blog on Tumblr worked out for you, I am most happy for you; but, if the experience turned out to be a nightmarish one, I would advise that you find another blog site; one where you can have fun on.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Does Anyone Know The Official Release Date Of Windows 9?

Although I am quite curious to know when Microsoft is going to launch Windows 9, I have no intentions of installing it on my computer.

Like my good friend and DJ, Nigel "Sicky" Kinsale, I don't rush to install new operating systems on my computer; I wait a while before Microsoft works out the figurative bugs (And, besides, I don't think that I should be the first batch of people to be stressed out with Windows 9).

On a positive note, I genuinely hope that Microsoft irons out all the technical issues with their new Windows 9 before they launch it for usage (I pray that it is not as problematic as Windows 8, or Windows 8.1).

It was rumoured that it was going to be launched sometime in September (Apparently, it has been put off for a future date).

Do you know when Windows 9 is going to be officially launched for laptops and desktops? And, would you be willing to give Windows 9 a try when it comes out?

In the meantime, I am going to play it safe with Windows 8.

The Issue Of Sleeping Late

English: cat sleeping on a bed
English: cat sleeping on a bed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Apparently, some of us are into the habit of getting up early and as a result of this, have forgotten what it is like to sleep late; people like that would prefer to raise early, stretch or wiggle their toes instead of doing nothing.

Many of us have various early morning routines; which of course does not include sleeping late in bed (The only way that some of us might find ourselves in bed late is if we were sick and the doctor gave strict instructions to remain in bed until we got better).

Maybe, some of us should start sleeping late to remember what it felt like (That could be done on the days that you do not have to go to work).

Although getting up early (before sunrise) is a discipline, there is nothing wrong in sleeping late; which is okay, provided that it does not become a habit — one which we engage ourselves in seven days of the week.

Sleeping late has acquired a bad reputation; since it is mainly associated with people in society known as, Slackers.

Do you sleep late occasionally? Or, do you have a flawless reputation as an early raiser? Or, do you sleep late all of the time?

Friday, 12 September 2014

Mental Alertness Is A Blogger's Best Friend

MSI laptop computer
MSI laptop computer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There are times when I feel that blogging is capable of sucking people dry. Why do I think think so? For starters, there is more to blogging than meets the eye.

Almost every blogger knows, that blogging is so much more than posting articles on one's blog; it actually takes over an hour to get the entire process done, because you are not going to end it all by just updating the post on your own blog. You have to submerge yourself in the full participation; which involves visiting the blogs of others, reading their posts and commenting on them.

If your diet is poor and you are in poor health, blogging is going to take its toll on you.

Since blogging involves a lot of concentration, bloggers would benefit greatly if they took a Vitamin B-Complex supplement.

Also, an adequate amount of rest should help a blogger to be ready and most capable for the task of blogging.

Whether you have realized it or not, blogging is mostly a mental task and all bloggers should do whatever it takes (provided that the action is legal and of course a healthy one) to be mentally alert and to see to it that they can endure long hours of deep concentration.  

A Lovely Dance Track From Cash Cash

Cash Cash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The guys of Cash Cash have been around for a while and they definitely did a wonderful job in creating some fascinating music in the EDM genre.

One of my favourite dance tracks from those guys is, their 2013 hit single: Take Me Home; featuring Bebe Rexha.

This song is capable of getting everyone on the dance floor moving and it is very radio-friendly too; station managers and programme directors wouldn't have an issue with it.

Here is the video for Cash Cash's Take Me Home; featuring Bebe Rexha. Enjoy!

Hackers Are Having Themselves A Field Day

Laptop rotate
Laptop rotate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Recently, we have heard about Gmail accounts being hacked.

And, about approximately one week ago, it was brought to everyone's attention that Apple had their iCloud server hacked.

Hackers obviously see the entering of a secure system as a challenge and there are times when they do overcome those technological challenges.

Therefore, it is imperative that a company's IT department remain abreast of the latest internet security developments and not become complacent, believing that their firewalls are impenetrable.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

One Of My Favourite Songs From Survivor

Single by Survivor (Photo credit:
Wikipedia)
Survivor made the figurative dent in the music industry (Their music can even been heard today on radio stations that specialize in the Hard Rock genre).

One of my favourite songs from this American band is: Eye Of The Tiger; which ended up being the soundtrack for the movie, Rocky III.

In the wonderful year of 1982, Survivor's Eye Of A Tiger spent six consecutive weeks at the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here is the video for Survivor's hit song: Eye Of A Tiger. Enjoy!


Have You Ever Heard Of Drunk Blogging?

العربية: مجموعة مشروبات كحولية. Català: Divers...
العربية: مجموعة مشروبات كحولية. Català: Diverses begudes alcohòliques. Cymraeg: Rhai diodydd alcoholig traddodiadol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Drunk blogging is not new; it is something that is actually practised by a a group of bloggers — bloggers who drink alcohol to help them loosen up; it lifts their inhibition and they are able to write freely. Apparently, drunk blogging silences a person's inner critical voice; the one that tells them that they have written crap and gives them countless reasons why they cannot post what they have written.

I think that even though alcohol lifts a person's inhibition, they may be setting themselves up for trouble down the road. Why? Because they may become heavily reliant on alcohol beverages in order to produce articles and the worse case scenario being: they may end up transforming themselves into full-blown alcoholics.

Also, if you blog while you are heavily intoxicated, you may end up posting something that you will regret (And, that dear friends, would be a major cause for concern).

One Of My Favourite Songs From Butthole Surfers

Pepper (song)
Pepper (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Back in 1996, Butthole Surfers blew me away with their track, Pepper; which is why it happens to be one of my favourite songs from them.

I definitely felt the Psychedelic Rock vibe of this song; it was so captivating that it sky-rocketed to the number one position on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts.

Pepper, is one of those songs that I would always remember, because it has that very catchy guitar rift.


One Of My Favourite Songs From Nirvana

Nirvana logo (yellow). Derived from the cover ...
Nirvana logo (yellow). Derived from the cover of the compilation album Nirvana by Nirvana. Published in 2002. The Nirvana wordmark might be trademarked. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nirvana really made a name for themselves in the the area of Grunge; one of my favourite songs from that American band is: Heart-Shaped Box.

It doesn't take a fan of their music to know that Nirvana has a unique sound — a sound that a lot of bands tried to emulate.

Here is the video for Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box. Enjoy!


The iPhone Madness

Believe it or not, there are people who would literally camp outside of a store in their tent to get the latest model of iPhone (As much as I like dabbling with electronics, I am not going to do a thing like that).

I think that part of the issue is: ego inflation; a person does things like camping outside of a store until it opens for business, so he or she can tell their friends, family and colleagues a magnificent story; something like this:
 
"Damn, it was a cold night; I almost froze to death. I knew that it was worth the wait, because as soon as I ran into the store; those iPhones were sold out within the timeframe of a few minutes; I am lucky to have one!"

And, those that he or she told the tale to, would look at the new model of iPhone enviously, wishing that they had one of their own.

The electronic media has programmed the minds of people to want the latest of everything; it's as though they created mindless zombies; whose sole purpose is to purchase all newly released items from off of the shelves.