December 22nd, 2012
Contribution by Amber Kirby
My husband has recently decided that he needs to buy a gun. His dad has a lot of different types of guns, and he has been around guns his whole life. He says that a gun will make us feel safer at home. I, however, did not grow up around guns, so they make me a little nervous. He said that the gun will just be for safety. I told him that I would feel safer if we just got a security system installed. He said that he does not really want to get a security system installed, but can’t give me a good reason.
I told him that we needed to make a compromise. He can buy a gun, if we can also have a security system installed. That would make us both happy and we would feel extra safe. He agreed to it so I went online and searched Total Alarm Systems. I found a system that we could afford and they said they could install in the next day. So, now we have a full security system and I feel much safer. My husband, however, is still shopping for a gun. I am glad that we got the security system, because it was much faster than buying a gun.
December 21st, 2012
My long time friend with a bachelors in web development is taking her stores mobile. She owns and runs about twenty online stores that sell everything from novelties to DVDs and other items more eccentric for adults. She also wants to open up several more stores around the same themes but with more focus on one type of product instead of a general store and she asked for me help in creating this new type of store so I agreed to give her a hand to bring her stores onto mobile devices across the globe. In my opinion this will take up quite a bit of my spare time over the next couple of weeks and probably will not get much blogging done but who knows I may just use this as a chance to blog about some of the plans and bugs we run into while creating this next generation of sites.
Making mobile websites means it has to look good on all the top Cellular providers networks and on any browser and the only way to achieve this by making a Web Standards Compliant website. Net Objects Fusion 10 is what I use for Web Authoring Software being Web Standards compliant has made me a dedicated user something I’ve complained about for years along with about a dozen other Net Object Fusion frustrations. But now I must admit the new Net Objects Fusion is a lot more user friendly to me than Adobes Software which I recommend first to anyone looking for Mobile Web Development Software, but since I’ve had Fusion after Fusion since the beginning and now a dozen or so updates later I have more experience and skill with using this tool than any other I figured I would give them a go.
November 19th, 2012
Windtalkers, with Nicholas Cage, is one of my all time favorite movies, one that I break out and watch every couple of years and have made my kids watch it with several times through out the years. Since my kids have a bit of Native American blood in them they have always been interested in many things that involved Native Americans and since this was one of the few well known good/positive things that involved Native American they have embraced the history of the Code Talkers of World War II and are very proud of what they accomplished back then. These code talkers produced the only code that the Japanese couldn’t crack, now that is something to be proud of, wouldn’t you say?
So when I read that one of the few men, a man named George Smith, one of the Navajo code talkers who helped the U.S. military outfox the Japanese during World War II by sending messages in their obscure language, has died and the Navajo Nation’s flag is flying at half-staff to commemorate his life.
I found this photo on the CNN website along with an interesting article about the Code Talkers. Here is the link if you care to read more about these fascinating men and what they accomplished – http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/01/us/navajo-code-talker-dies/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1.
Navajo Code Talkers attend the 2011 Citi Military Appreciation Day event at Citi Pond in New York City on November 11, 2011
October 26th, 2012
There is so much involved with the issue of investing our monies. I don’t have a lot of extra cash hanging about but what I have managed to save up I want to keep, so I’m taking some time to look into annuity rates fixed to see if it is something that I might be interested in getting into. It has to beat the heck out of keeping it in a shoe box under my bed, which is where it has been for over three years now.
September 11th, 2012
I don’t think that any of these pictures need a title, or a description nor an explanation what so ever. It doesn’t seem like 12 years have gone by since this horrible day in history. This was a total wake up call and things will never, ever be the same for anyone, anywhere. These acts have affected every single person all over the entire world. God Bless America, please.