Do You Trust The Tech To Drive?

Do You Trust The Tech To Drive?

The future is here and the robots are among us. If you live in the Frisco area, you may have seen one of eight orange self-driving vans moving about in traffic. Thanks to a partnership with Drive AI, Frisco gave artificial intelligence and self-driving transportation a try.  After eight months the service has ended for Frisco public transit. Read the article. 

Bummer – at least they gave it a shot. There were no safety issues – hopefully it will become more feasible. Maybe public trust just isn’t quite there yet.

Check out their website. www.driveai.com

Roof Drip Edge Flashing

Installing new or replacing old roof drip edge flashing.

A metal drip edge, sometimes called flashing, is often installed at a roofs edge. The drip edge metal is usually “L” shaped metal flashing (sometimes other shapes) that is installed at a roofs edge. Many roofs are installed without a drip edge, but the shingle or tile roofing manufactures normally recommend them.

The purpose of the metal drip edge is to channel water away from the roofs edge or to protect the wood edges of the roof. Roof sheeting is often plywood and at times may have the eave area covered with 1 x 6 dimensional lumber for aesthetic purpose. These plywood or 1 x 6 edge pieces (sometimes called starter board) if left unprotected, may get wet or absorb moisture on the edges, which causes the wood to deteriorate over time. The metal drip edges help to deter deterioration.

The most critical location for drip edge metal flashing is the point where the majority of the drips occur -the bottom area of the eaves. The rake/gable edges of the home should also get metal edging, though this is not as critical.

Getting SSL Right for Your Website

Getting SSL Right for Your Website

Is the padlock disappearing or not appearing at all in your web browser’s address bar? Do you get errors for hostname mismatch, OCSP Status revoked?

Check this list:

1. Any links in page text including image links.

2. Theme’s global settings, check links for logo, favicons, etc.

3. Any scripts for Google analytics, fonts, etc. must be https. You may need to access the header.php file via the Editor.

4. Check header and footer for any global links that may need to be changed in Widgets.

Test your site at:
Why No Padlock?
HubSpot SSL Checker
These tools will help you identify possible problems.

 

What is SSL and why does my website need it?  Watch the Hubspot Video for a quick overview of why SSL is important for your website:

Audio Player Web Page Background HTML

HTML AUDIO PLAYER AUTOPLAY VISIBLE FOR VISITORS TO TURN ON AND OFF

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HTML AUDIO PLAYER HIDDEN

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HTML AUDIO PLAYER HIDDEN LOOP

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Life Skills Checklist for Special Needs Teens and Young Adults

Life Skills Checklist for Special Needs Teens and Young Adults

This is a list we started working on for all of our kids to set goals for attempting to learn these life skills. Of course each individual living with special needs has different capacities and levels of comprehension. Our special needs son will need help in many areas to achieve this, so in some ways it’s a list for us now – caregivers in the future.

  • Maintain relationships – faith in God, home, church, family, friends, co-workers, community
  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Sexual health
  • Caring for clothes – what you wear (washing, drying, ironing, storing, organizing)
  • Using technology for communication (smartphone, email, tablets, desktops)
  • Tie a necktie
  • Self protection (call for help, hand-to-hand, weapon safety)
  • Vaccinations
  • House cleaning, maintenance and organization
  • House emergency prep
  • Kitchen use
  • Technology maintainence
  • Car maintainence
  • Auto emergency prep
  • Personal finance management (accounts, investing, saving, taxes, budgeting, credit score, protection)
  • Personal insurances
  • Personal document management (certificates, passport, records, social security)
  • Career and Work (interviews, job search)
  • Life Learning and Education
  • Travel – air, land, sea
  • How to comparison shop and find discounts for anything (small and big purchases)
  • Personal etiquette – thank yous, greetings, hand-shakes, courtesies, respect
Context of Play

Context of Play

When our son was diagnosed with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges several years ago, one of the main points the doctor (who had 20+ years experience of working with children) made to us was that everything we wanted our son to truly and meaningfully understand should be wrapped in the context of “play”.

That advice has proved consistently true as our son has grown. Successful communication with a special needs child, preteen, teen, young adult, or adult who deals with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges is naturally and sincerely playful. It receives the most notable response.

I believe it makes the strongest connections and gains trust with the child you love and you want he or she to know that you love them.