Gentleman’s Note #26

Gentleman’s Note #26

Gentleman's Note #26 characteristics I want my son and son-in-law to see and learn by watching me BE HER BEST VALET Today was a scorching hot day in Texas. I knew where her car was parked because we had driven to work at the same location. I had a key, so I told my son, "let's go get your Mom's car, cool it off and take it to her." He was pretty impartial to the idea as he expressed how much more important it was to discuss what happened after she received her car - taking him to the playground. I had inquired to find out when she would be leaving the building. My son and I went to her car, cooled it down and drove to the curb to deliver her car. When your lady is arriving at or departing from a location, be her best valet. Provide the most comfort and safety possible. If she is driving separately from you, always make certain her vehicle is equipped...
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Virtual Reality VR Therapy to Fight Depression

Virtual Reality VR Therapy to Fight Depression

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is a leading cause of disability. Jan 28, 2015 Research from UCL and ICREA-University of Barcelon immersive virtual suggests that reality therapy could help people with depression to be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms. Click here to read more....
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Remembering Sacrifices for Justice and Freedom

Remembering Sacrifices for Justice and Freedom

Today we remember all of the men and women who gave the lives in the service of our country as the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that our nation continues to enjoy.  As I skimmed posts and thoughts others were sharing, one in particular caught my attention. It included a short excerpt from President Truman's speech on April 16, 1945 to a joint session of Congress during World War II. "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. Because of these sacrifices, the dawn of justice and freedom throughout the world slowly casts its gleam across the horizon." Memorial Day should remind us that every pursuit for a cause is not accomplished without sacrifice. Right here. Right now. We have this day to continue striving to make a difference for others. It is one of the best ways to attempt repaying the immense debt we owe....
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Bludotone Amp Works

Bludotone Amp Works

Have you heard of Bludotone Amps? Me neither, until I was checking out Jon Herington's (Steely Dan) guitar rig. He use a Bludotone Bludo-Drive. The amps are about as boutique as you can get since each amp is built specifically for the player. From their website: "When you choose a Bludotone you can rest assured that you are not getting any old amp, you are getting an amp that was build JUST FOR YOU! We like to speak to each player, the old fashioned way-over the telephone, before building the amplifier. We ask about your style, Guitars, Choice of speakers (when applicable) and what the "tone you've been hearing in your head" is. Each amplifier is built one-by-one, by hand, by one person start to finish, and we like to have a hands-on personal connection with the player that is getting the amp, sure this way takes longer, and we can produce fewer amps because of it, but after you get your amp...
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Kreed’s World

Kreed’s World

Kreed's World: A Life Unfinished is a motivating resource for parents, caregivers and families of those dealing with any of these issues: autism, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, SCAD (metabolic disorder), Adrenal Insufficiency, and/or Common Variable Immune Deficiency.  The blog topics will echo your journeys, and educate those new to the experiences. Click here to visit the site and learn more....
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I-1 Instant Film Camera

I-1 Instant Film Camera

Impossible's I-1 Instant Film Camera is the first brand-new camera system to use the classic Polaroid 600-type format in more than 20 years. So, for around $299 you can relive or experience for the first time the thrill of shooting a photo and developing it immediately. Some of the specs: Accepts 600-Type & I-Type Instant Film 82-109mm f/10-67 Lens 5-Zone Autofocus System Removable Pop-Up Optical Viewfinder Advanced Ring Flash with 12 LEDs Physical Lighten/Darken & Flash Controls Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 Connectivity iOS & WatchOS Apps for Manual Control Built-In USB-Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Watch the unboxing vid from Robert J Carmody: Click here to check out the Impossible Project YouTube channel for more videos and info. Click here to check the features and price at B&H....
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Insight Dialogues with Judith Rodin and Robin Wright

Insight Dialogues with Judith Rodin and Robin Wright

An inspiring conversation this evening between Judith Rodin and Robin Wright which was the first Insight Dialogues from the Rockefeller Foundation. A few takeaways: Engage people to act and share - to be a part, participation - skills and talents; not just giving money. Silence is apathy; let your compassion win - possess everyday drive and get up to fix the broken and unresolved for the betterment of our world. Engage with people/organizations who are on the ground making change. Movements make the change. Repeat your message with conviction that won't let go. Love the cause. The indomitable optimism in the face of extraordinary adversity is powerful to witness. Living thankful, hopeful and joyful despite situations and conditions. No matter if you are a victim or an activist, advocate, partner, etc..., you must have an attitude and outlook that won't give up or quit. Watch 'Making Noise': Robin Wright and the Path Towards Global Equality | Insight Dialogue with Judith Rodin presented by The...
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North Texas CPS To Fix Broken System

North Texas CPS To Fix Broken System

Since 2005, we have known there were gaps which were failing children in North Texas. An report released today, Child Protective Services Dallas County Management Review, confirmed it's time for change. It stated, "much of the crisis facing Dallas County is self-inflicted." Click here to read more. Robert T. Garrett reported, "CPS has been publicly reeling for months. Turnover has skyrocketed as overwhelmed, low-paid caseworkers flee the agency. Cases of suspected abuse and neglect have lingered, leading to missed signs that could have helped rescue children much sooner. And a federal judge has ruled that a key portion of the state’s child-protection work, foster care, is broken and in need of long-term oversight and repair." Click here to read his article....
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LinkedIn Data Breach May 17

LinkedIn Data Breach May 17

Notice of Data Breach You may have heard reports recently about a security issue involving LinkedIn. We would like to make sure you have the facts about what happened, what information was involved, and the steps we are taking to help protect you. What Happened? On May 17, 2016, we became aware that data stolen from LinkedIn in 2012 was being made available online. This was not a new security breach or hack. We took immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts that we believed might be at risk. These were accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach. What Information Was Involved? Member email addresses, hashed passwords, and LinkedIn member IDs (an internal identifier LinkedIn assigns to each member profile) from 2012. What We Are Doing We invalidated passwords of all LinkedIn accounts created prior to the 2012 breach that had not reset their passwords since that breach. In addition, we are using automated tools...
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