Monday, April 23, 2012

The New Blogger

Wow - I just got a shock.

I have been seeing a blurb on the Blogger dashboard page stating that it would be getting a new look soon.

A new look doesn't describe it.

Totally everything has changed behind the scenes of our blogs.

It is going to take some time getting used to, too.

Some of the features remind me of the Wordpress behind the scene workings.

It seems to be cleaner - the posting page has certainly undergone a huge change.

And they added a whole bunch of new options under the post settings for the post.

I kind of like that.

I can see where this is going to have a bit of a learning curve.

There will be a lot of clicking going on to see what everything does.

Just hope I don't mess up anything on the blog side of things during the tinkering.

If you use blogger, let me know what you think of the new format behind the scenes.

I think it will be a good one once we get used to it!

Friday, April 20, 2012

E-Library Books

My smartphone just keeps getting better and better.

From past posts, you know that I love the e-reader capabilities that it has.

And it has just gone up another notch in my opinion.

My small local library is part of a larger library organization in my state that offers downloadable books for computers, phones, and tablets.

They have all the new ones, and they are downloaded for a set amount of time - just like the physical books in a library.

But since the whole state is involved, many of the books are already "checked" out.

So you put yourself on a waiting list for the more popular ones.

The one I wanted put me as number 63, and a week later, I am down to 56.

It's going to take awhile for that one, but I was able to find a different one that was available right away.

It is really a cool way to "borrow" books.

And they have tons of audio ones too if one would rather listen to the books being read.

All I had to do to sign up was dig out my old library card - the numbers on it were still valid after all these years.

Technology just keeps getting better all the time!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Great Lawn in a Snap

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The Scotts® Snap® Spreader System has made it so easy to have a beautiful lawn.

We have long since given up on having that gorgeous lawn that some of the neighbors have.

For years we have weeded, seeded, fed, and cared for our lawn.

It's not bad, but we were never able to get that lush, even, look that everybody aspires to have in a great lawn.

But I think we may have just discovered what we have been missing all these years.

This new product from Scotts will have us zipping around our lawn, evenly spreading over it's surface what our poor grass has been missing all these years.

We will not have to guess the correct measurement of the food.

We will not have to spill it all over our feet as we pour it in the spreader.

And those heavy bags are a thing of the past.

This system uses a Snap Pac that connects to the spreader, and it even seals itself back up when it is removed.

No waste, no mess, no cutting, no pouring, and no unopened bags being stored until the next use.

The spreader automatically sets the flow rate too so the lawn is evenly taken care of.

Even a semi-geek like me can handle this system of lawn care.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Save Save Save!

I have been working with computers for over 25 years.

And I really should know this by now.

Well, I do, but I forget.

And I get so mad at myself when I do it.

I am typing away and I hit the wrong key, or the power goes out, or my finger brushes the keyboard wrong.

And my page and all my work disappears.

And there is no going "back" to get it.

But, if I had remembered to SAVE it everyone once in a while, there wouldn't be a big problem.

Some info might be missing, but not the whole thing.

Remembering to SAVE will save much unneeded anguish.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Technology in a Shredder by #FellowesInc

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

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Any one who works in an office, or owns one of their own, knows how necessary it is to have a paper shredder as part of their office equipmemt.

Even in our daily lives, we know that it is important to just about completely obliterate certain papers that end up in the trash.

Identity theft is a big problem, and doing everything we can to protect ourselves is very important.

Ripping up most of the stuff is okay, but having a shredder that can make a sheet of paper into a pile of 399 pieces is quite the thing.

With the cross-cut technology in the Fellowes 79Ci, it makes it pretty hard to put all those pieces back together to get any of that personal information.

And when those shredders get jammed it really puts a kink in the work schedule.

Spending time to un-jam it is not only a pain, but it is also dangerous.

And sticking other things in there to help clear the jam can end up breaking the machine altogether.

This new model made by Fellowes is 100% jam proof.

It has the technology built into it that it knows when a jam is about to occur before it even happens.

It has a sensor in it that measures the thickness of the papers, and it knows to automatically stop when it is too much.

Now, that is a time saver in any office.

And when it itime to shred the papers in the office - it can be done anytime.

The SilentShred technology in the 79Ci is whisper quiet so nobody gets disturbed or upset at the one doing the shredding.

And just in case your fingers touch the paper opening of the shredder, there is a sensor with SafeSense technology that automatically stops the shredder.

Keeping fingers safe, stopping jams before they happen, superior cross-cutting, and ever so quiet operation makes this Fellowes 79Ci a must for any office.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of them and which technology you love the most about them.

I like them all - it's a hard choice!

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