What’s New

Updates to the website and general announcements are smaller news items that aren’t long enough to justify a dedicated post. These may be related to general updates on the website or other milestones. They are listed here. For articles in chronological order by date of content see the Recent Articles page.

2020 – October

  • Apple Mac Root User Screen Capture Image Save Location. Assuming you need to be logged in as root user, you may want to take screen shots. The root user does not have a Desktop folder which is the default location for saving screenshots. So, the root user account will not save screenshots with the default settings. Follow these steps to correct this problem. [View]
  • Apple Mac Computers – Configuration Beyond the Original Initial Setup. When you get a new Apple Mac computer, there will be an initial setup process that asks for your region, keyboard preference, Apple ID, and some preferences. After you’ve completed that initial setup, here are some steps that can help improve your experience. Posted: 18 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Resources For Life News – Oct 2020. Posted: 17 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicles – Resource Page. Videos and other resources for recent news and resources relating to Plug-in Electric Vehicles. Posted: 13 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Setup Configuration for Network Solutions Email to Resolve Server Identity Not Trusted Certificate Verify Error Message on PC, Mac, iPhone. Instructions for fixing a Network Solutions email setup issue. Posted: 13 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi 4 – Setup and Getting Started Video Guide. Steps for Raspberry Pi 4 setup and getting started. Video Date: 30 Dec 2019. Posted: 7 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – News and Resources Page. This is a new page created to include all Raspberry Pi resources in one location. Created: 7 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – Portable Tablet, Display, and Laptop Enclosures. Posted: 7 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Custom Computer Build: Mini ITX NZXT Case with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Processor and Radeon RX Graphics. This computer utilizes relatively low-cost components for a relatively powerful system. Posted: 6 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – Installing TeamViewer for Remote Tech Support. For remote support, TeamViewer software works well and it’s free for personal use. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – Screen Capture Snipping Utility. Follow these instructions to install a screen capture utility for Raspberry Pi. Posted: 4 Oct 2020. [View]
  • LibreOffice Calc Spreadsheet Timestamp – Entering The Current Date and Time. Posted: 4 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – Install Thunderbird. Follow these steps to install Thunderbird on the Raspberry Pi OS. Posted: 3 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi – Setup Your HP Printer. Follow these steps to setup your HP Printer on Raspberry Pi OS. Posted: 3 Oct 2020. [View]
  • Updating Raspberry Pi OS. Follow these steps to install updates for your Raspberry Pi operating system. Posted: 3 Oct 2020. [View]
  • “Tactics for Survival in the Corporate State” – Nicholas Johnson at Grinnell College, Iowa (1 Apr 1971). Some of the material in both of these largely extemporaneous talks ultimately found its way into Johnson’s book, Test Pattern for Living. [View]
  • “Peace” – 1896 Painting by William Strutt – Depicting Isaiah 11:6-7 Lion and the Lamb. Updated: 1 Oct 2020. [View]

2020 – September

  • Subaru Ascent: The Last Gasoline Powered Vehicle (Podcast #45). In Episode #45, I talk about the Subaru Ascent as the last gasoline powered vehicle. Date: 26 Sep 2020. Posted: 30 Sep 2020. [View]
  • VMware Apple Mac Error: “Could not open /dev/vmmon: Broken pipe.” [SOLVED]. If you are using VMware on an Apple Mac computer you may at some point begin repeatedly seeing a series of error messages each time you try to load a virtual machine. [View]
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – Best Kits, Enclosures, Cases, and Cooling. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small computer that when purchased as a kit can cost about $100 to $120. Posted: 30 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Custom Computer Build – Based on Mini-ITX Motherboards. Posted: 30 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Christine Porath – The Economic Value of Civility, Respect, Decency, and Kindness. The videos below are various presentations by Christine Porath on the topic of civility and how the lack of civility in the workplace creates a toxic workplace and has a great economic cost. [View]
  • Apple Watch 6 – Product Review Videos. The videos below are from some of the top YouTube tech reviewers discussing Version 6 of the Apple Watch. [View]
  • Brad Parscale – Reference Page. Brad Parscale is known for his innovative work using social media to engineer a win for Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Posted: 28 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “The Sound of my Voice” ~ Linda Ronstadt Documentary. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice covers Ronstadt’s life and career from childhood to the present day. Date: 6 Sep 2019. Posted: 28 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris Trio – Documentary (1960s-1970s). This is a fascinating documentary that looks at the life and music of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris leading up to their collaboration as a trio, and beyond. Time Period: 1960s-1970s. Posted: 28 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “The Last Resort” – Performed by The Eagles (Live, 25-26 Apr 1994). “The Last Resort” is a song originally released on the album Hotel California by the Eagles. Event Date: 25-26 Apr 1994. Release Date: 8 Nov 1994. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Buying Guide: Deciding on a Laptop or Desktop Computer (Podcast #44). In Episode #44, I offer a buying guide examining considerations for deciding on a laptop or desktop computer. Date: 23 Sep 2020. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Custom Computer: Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus Motherboard and AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core Processor. I recently needed to upgrade a computer for someone who wanted to continue using their existing case, cooling fans, power supply, hard drives, and DVD drives. So, the upgrade would include a new motherboard, CPU, CPU cooling assembly, RAM, and primary startup drive. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “Canciones De Mi Padre” – Linda Ronstadt. The album “Canciones De Mi Padre” was released on 24 November 1987 and immediately became a global smash hit. At 2½ million US sales, it stands as the biggest selling non-English language album in American record history. Release Date: 24 Nov 1987. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Geoengineering May Be the Answer to Climate Change (VICE News, 14 Dec 2019). Greenhouse gas emissions are pouring out at unprecedented levels, and the numbers are still rising. Video Date: 14 Dec 2019. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Linda Ronstadt: “It was just a bunch of stoned people trying to make the transition from beatnik to hippie.” (Rare Interview). Video Date: 1960s/1970s. Posted: 27 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Laptop Computer Buying Guide (Podcast #43). In Episode #43, I review considerations for purchasing a laptop computer. In this buying guide, I offer some suggestions based on different needs. Date: 17 Sep 2020. Posted: 25 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” – FRONTLINE Full Video and Interviews (PBS, 22 Sep 2020). With the nation in crisis, FRONTLINE investigates how President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have responded to crises throughout their own lives. Video Date: 22 Sep 2020. Posted: 24 Sep 2020. [View]
  • World’s Biggest Oil Spill Off Coast of Yemen Expected Soon – Will Impact Environment and Economy. The spill is estimated to be 1.14 million barrels of oil, 4-times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill, and if no action is taken soon. [View]
  • Incorrect WordPress Featured Post Image Showing on Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media [SOLVED]. Social media services like Facebook will attempt to select a featured image from news articles or posts on blogs. Posted: 22 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace on Earth” — George Harrison (Music Videos). Music videos of the song “Give Me Love” (Give Me Peace on Earth) by George Harrison. Posted: 21 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “End of the Road” and “Handle With Care” — The Traveling Wilburys (Music Videos). The Traveling Wilburys were an English–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Posted: 21 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Frigidaire Microwave Stove Vent Fan Won’t Turn Off [SOLVED]. Posted: 20 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Computer display buying guide. (Podcast #42). In Episode #42, I offer suggestions about buying the best computer display and give tips about installation and positioning. In summary, I suggest that a Samsung 42-inch 4K resolution TV is an excellent choice for a computer display. Date: 15 Sep 2020. Posted: 16 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “Inside the Firestorm” — Australia Black Saturday Bushfires Documentary (7 Feb 2009). The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that either ignited or were already burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009, and were among Australia’s all-time worst bushfire disasters. Event Date: 7 Feb 2009. Release Date: 4 Feb 2010. Posted: 16 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “FireStorm” — Weather Channel Documentary About Forest Fires, Fire Fighters, and Smoke Jumpers. An in-depth look at the men and women who fight the most dangerous and deadly wildfires in the United States. Video Date: 17 Jun 2018. Posted: 15 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Antifa and Left-Wing Liberal Militant Activists Advocating Violence. This page contains videos about present-day left-wing liberal militant activists advocating violence. Posted: 14 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Militant and Weaponized: America’s Patriot Militia Groups. The following videos provide some insight into the rise of patriot militia groups in America over the past few years. Posted: 14 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Travel the World — Virtually Using Microsoft Flight Simulator (BBC, 19 Aug 2020). Revived Microsoft Flight Simulator offers additional realism. Video Date: 19 Aug 2020. Posted: 14 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Rednecks, Hillbillies, and Southerners Respond to Black Lives Matter (11 Sep 2020). A group of southerners are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Video Date: 11 Sep 2020. Posted: 13 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Chasidic Jewish Chabad Blesofsky Family in Iowa City (Video). This page was updated to utilize current WordPress block formatting and page layout. Dated: 3 Feb 2010. Updated: 13 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Michael Balch – Remembered. This tribute page was updated to include some additional information and newer page layout. Dated: 3 Jan 2020. Updated: 13 Sep 2020. [View]
  • 2020 Election — Differing Views Among Republicans. For Republicans, there seem to be some supporting President Trump and others who aren’t supportive. Among those not supporting him include former staff members and others serving during his administration. Posted: 12 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Optimizing WordPress Website Speed for Faster Load Time. WordPress websites require several website technologies to work together behind the scenes. Without optimization, site responsiveness can fluctuate depending on many factors. This document provides some suggestions for improving site speed. Posted: 12 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Fair-weather cycling and all-weather all-season year-round biking (Podcast #41). In Episode #41, I talk about all-weather year-round bike riding and my transition back to fair-weather pleasure cycling. I review the special clothing and accessories needed for all-season daily bicycling. Date: 9 Sep 2020. Posted: 11 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands — A Patagonia Documentary Film (25 Sep 2020). In 15 days, on 25 Sep 2020, the Patagonia documentary about public lands will be launched and streamed on YouTube. Signup now on YouTube to be reminded of the event. The video will be a feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them. Event Date: 25 Sep 2020. Posted: 10 Sep 2020. [View]
  • 2020 Election — Republican Messaging and Campaign Ads. Selected videos and campaign ads that convey the Republican messaging and narrative for the 2020 election. Posted: 9 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Bill Lee – Reference Page. Bill Lee is most notably known through his public service as Governor of Tennessee. His winning campaign was based on civility, respect, and focusing on what he would offer as governor by bringing a unique multi-generational agricultural farming background to leadership. Posted: 8 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content (Podcast #40). In Episode #40, I talk about hybrid monetization for podcasts and YouTube videos. This lets your regular subscribers and followers enjoy content without advertising. After a few days, monetization can be turned on, for subsequent views. Posted: 7 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack (Music Video). YouTube Date: 8 Oct 2009. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “Independence Day” by Martina McBride (Music Video). YouTube Date: 8 Mar 2010. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • American Pride, Happiness, Economy, and Politics. Yesterday I had a question from someone in Japan recently regarding America. I really appreciate this inquiry into life in America. I will try to address each question individually in the order presented. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “Days of Elijah” by Robin Mark – Music Videos Performed by Various Artists. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • “God Bless The USA” by Lee Greenwood — Lyrics and Selected Music Video Performances by Other Artists. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Neil Diamond – “America” (Live At The Greek Theatre / 2012). Dedicated to his grandmother who made the journey to America from Kiev nearly 100 years ago, watch Neil perform “America” live at the Greek Theatre. Posted: 5 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Social Media Success, Subscribers and Challenges (Podcast #39). In Episode #39, I discuss how we measure success in social media. Posted: 3 Sep 2020. [View]
  • Resources For Life News 202009. Posted: 3 Sep 2020. [View]

2020 – August

  • University of Iowa COVID Response: Isolation, Quarantine, and UIOWA Online Classes (Podcast #38). In Episode #38, I discuss the University of Iowa COVID Response including the need for student isolation and quarantine facilities as well as UIOWA online classes. The topics, themes, and suggested solutions in this episode are most likely applicable to other higher education institutions. Posted: 28 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Farming Life. This is a new resource group for promoting sustainable and regenerative agriculture and farming. Created: 28 Aug 2020. [View]
  • How to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates. (Podcast #37). In Episode #37, I discuss how to establish hourly consulting rates, service fees, and estimates. Posted: 23 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Farming – Patagonia Documentary. Growing food and fiber with industrial techniques has devastated our climate. Conventional agriculture contributes up to 25% of the emissions driving the climate crisis. But there’s another way. Regenerative Organic methods can build healthy soil which helps draw carbon back in the ground. Date: 29 Jul 2020. Posted: 23 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Online Shopping and Buying Tips (Podcast #36). In Episode #36, I talk about tips for shopping and buying online, including how to do research and comparisons between similar products and different vendors or manufacturers. Posted: 21 Aug 2020. [View]
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid-2012 Model A1278 Battery Replacement. Posted: 20 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Backup Power Systems (Podcast #35). In Episode #35, I talk about a variety of options for backup power systems that can provide you with electricity during an electrical outage. Date: 14 Aug 2020. Posted: 19 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Iowa Derecho Storm and Inland Hurricane Disaster Preparedness (Podcast #34). In Episode #34, I talk about our experience dealing with the Iowa Derecho storm, a severe inland hurricane that hit our state last week, on 10 Aug 2020. I share some of the disaster preparedness tools and resources we relied on, and how we fared through the storm and aftermath. Date: 13 Aug 2020. Posted: 18 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Things I should be doing (Podcast #33). In Episode #33, I talk about my list of things that I feel I should be doing. Date: 4 Jul 2020. Posted: 18 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Podcast Recording, Production, and Planning (Podcast #32). In Episode #32, I discuss podcast recording, production, and planning considerations. Date: 25 Jun 2020. Posted: 18 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Design Solutions for Apple and PC Thermal Management, CPU Throttling, and Overheating. Posted: 17 Aug 2020. [View]
  • “Despacito” – Performed by Korean KPOP vocalist Kim Hyo-jin (JeA) and Park Juwon. Posted: 11 Aug 2020. [View]
  • POWER COMPUTING: RYZEN 8-Core 4GHz and ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus Motherboard. If you are looking for an ideal power computing system for gaming, video editing, or other CPU intensive tasks, the following configuration offers a lot of computing power at an economical price. Posted: 2 Aug 2020. [View]
  • President George W. Bush Speech at John Lewis Memorial. Date: 30 Jul 2020. Posted: 1 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Privilege, Favor, and Access (Podcast #31). In Episode #31, I discuss the traits and factors that give people privilege, favor, and access. Date: 22 Jun 2020. Posted: 1 Aug 2020. [View]
  • Resources For Life News 202008. Posted: 1 Aug 2020. [View]

2020 – July

  • Resources For Life News 202007. Posted: 31 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Dental Care and Oral Hygiene (Podcast #30). In Episode #30, I discuss dental care and oral hygiene habits and practices. Dated: 16 Jun 2020. Posted: 27 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Podcast Workflow – Production Spreadsheet Checklist (Podcast E29). In Episode #29, I talk about the podcast production workflow spreadsheet checklist I use, and I also offer some tips about each step of the process. Date: 16 Jun 2020. Posted: 19 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Mac Mini HDMI Stopped Working After Update to macOS Catalina 10.15.6. If you recently updated your Mac Mini computer, or other Apple computer to 10.15.6 or some other version of macOS, you may notice that the HDMI port stops working. Posted: 16 Jul 2020. [View]
  • How to Force Your Apple Mac Computer to Check for macOS Updates. Today Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.6 for their Mac computers. Follow these steps to make sure you get this update and future updates when they are announced. Posted: 16 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth. As humans we have a responsibility as we ride through space on this ship we call Earth. Posted: 15 Jul 2020. [View]
  • RUMI – Quotes on Love and Relationships with the Arabic and English Translation (Music Video). Posted: 14 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Use this app to translate any text to a less offensive and politically correct version. Posted: 14 Jul 2020. [View]
  • SLEEP HEALTH – Try these techniques and tips for better sleep. Here are some simple tips to improve your sleep. These are drawn from my own experience with improving sleep. You may find other techniques that specifically help you. Posted: 13 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Apple HomeKit – Koogeek Firmware Update Available – Instruction Guide. If you use Apple HomeKit with products from Koogeek, you may get a message in the HomeKit app indicating that an update is available for one or more accessories. You’ll need to use the Koogeek Home app to perform the updates. Follow the steps below to update. Posted: 6 Jul 2020. [View]
  • The 2020 Global Desert Locust Invasion – Climate, Food Scarcity and Desertification. This page offers news and information about the 2020 global desert locust invasion. Stories and reports are listed below in chronological order with emphasis on the source and date. Posted: 5 Jul 2020. [View]
  • Cognitive Bias and Conspiracy Theories on the Internet (Deutsche Welle, 2 Jul 2020). Conspiracy theories are spreading rapidly on the Internet. And they find an audience that believes them. Scientists are studying why people have a tendency to believe nonsense is true. Date: 2 Jul 2020. Posted: 5 Jul 2020. [View]

2020 – June

  • Resources For Life News 202006. Posted: 30 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Microsoft Word Index Formats. When generating an index for a Microsoft Word document, you have a choice of styles. Those are shown below for easy reference. This is a companion document for our instructions on indexing with Word. Posted: 29 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Oceans” – Performed by Taya Smith of Hillsong UNITED. Three performances of the song “Oceans” from worship events with Taya Smith and Hillsong UNITED, a music group from Hillsong Church. Posted: 28 Jun 2020. [View]
  • White Privilege — Access and Entitlement are about the averages, not the anecdotes. There’s been a lot of talk recently about White Privilege and race relations in America. Those who wish to challenge the narrative of White Privilege have been using quotes from celebrities like Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington to question the validity of race having an impact on privilege. Posted: 19 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Our commitments to racial equity” ~ Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. The following message is from Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet. The statement was shared with everyone in the company on 17 Jun 2020 and also published to the Google blog. Date: 17 Jun 2020. Posted: 18 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “All of that hard work and education didn’t shield me…” ~ Bryan Stevenson, Civil Rights Attorney. “All of that hard work and education didn’t shield me from that threat and violence.’ — In the video below, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson is sharing his story to remind folks that impressive credentials don’t shield Black people from police violence. Date: 11 Jun 2020. Posted: 16 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Just Mercy” – Film About Civil Rights Attorney Bryan Stevenson. The film “Just Mercy” provides a recounting of some experiences Bryan Stevenson has had during his life of working for racial justice. Released Date: 10 Jan 2020. Posted: 16 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Change in ourselves helps drive change in the world” ~ Satya Narayana Nadella. The following statement is from Satya Narayana Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. It was delivered as an email to all Microsoft employees, and also published as an open letter on the Microsoft blog on 5 June 2020. Posted: 11 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Neturei Karta: The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Support a Peaceful Dismantling of the State of Israel. This opposition to a secular Jewish state continues today among some ultra-orthodox Jewish groups. One group, called the Neturei Karta, through their website, and various initiatives has become very vocal and well known. Posted: 11 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Israel West Bank Annexation News (Jun 2020). Below are recent news reports regarding the Israeli plan for annexation of the West Bank. These reports are presented in chronological order with the most recent at the top and listed with news source and date. Posted: 8 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Renegade Jewish Settlers” – VICE News Report on Jewish Settlers in Palestine (2 Jul 2015). This 5-part series from VICE News offers a report on Jewish settlers in Palestine. These videos cover news and events mostly from the spring and summer of 2015. Video Date: 2 Jul 2015. Posted: 8 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Intifada 3.0” – VICE News Report on Israeli-Palestinian Violence (Oct 2015). This series of reports by VICE News covers an increase of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the late 2015. Video Date: Oct 2015. Posted: 8 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “The War Next Door” – VICE News Report – Conflict on the Israeli and Syrian Border (December 2014). This 5-part series of reports covers news of conflict along the border between Israel and Syria. These videos were posted by VICE News to YouTube in December of 2014. Video Date: Dec 2014. Posted: 8 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Rockets and Revenge” – VICE News Reports on Conflict in Palestine and Israel (Summer 2014). The following videos are a series of reports from VICE News from the summer of 2014 covering the increased incidents of violence in Palestine and Israel at that time. Date: Summer 2014. Posted: 8 Jun 2020 [View]
  • Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020). Over the past five years, six young men of Ethiopian descent have been killed by cops, according to the Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews. Police data also shows Ethiopian Israelis are still disproportionately overrepresented in arrests and indictments even though they make up 2 percent of the population. Young Ethiopian Israelis have led the protest movement against racism and called for systemic reform. Posted: 6 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “A Time for Burning” – The 1966 Lutheran Church Documentary on Racism. A Time for Burning explores race relations through the experiences of a church community in Omaha, Nebraska in 1966. In the documentary, Lutheran minister, Reverend L. William Youngdahl, attempts to inspire his White parishioners to reach out and make a connection with members of a Black Lutheran church in their community. Film Date: 1966. Posted: 6 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Using a Life Map for Balance and Effectiveness (Podcast E28). In Episode #28, I talk about how using a Life Map can help us achieve balance and effectiveness. Podcast Date: 4 Jun 2020. Posted: 5 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Kia’s Accelerate the Good Program. Over 4 million homeless kids in America are facing this crisis without the resources to keep them safe. So, Kia is standing by its commitment to homeless youth and donating another million dollars to help. Video Date: 9 Apr 2020. Posted: 4 Jun 2020. [View]
  • “Reflecting on the Color of My Skin” ~ Marques Brownlee. Marques Brownlee is a tech reviewer on YouTube who has built a fan base of more than 11 million followers. In this video, Marques shares about how his views on race and his experiences growing up. Posted: 4 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Follow these 7 easy steps to get legal justice for yourself and others. The officers arrested for their role in George Floyd’s death have been charged with murder. Justice is served. The system is correcting itself and will continue to do so as long as we abide by the basic rules necessary to provoke a response. Posted: 3 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Despite Racist Rhetoric, Iowa Politician Gains 36% of Voter Support. Steve King is an Iowa politician known for what some describe as incendiary, racist, anti-immigrant, and white nationalist remarks that have been considered precursors to the Trump era. With a message similar to Trump’s, the nine-term Republican Congressman continued to get reelected by his constituents over the past 17 years – up until yesterday when he was narrowly defeated in the Iowa primary election by Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra. Posted: 3 Jun 2020. [View]
  • Kitchen Talk – My Two Favorite Trader Joe’s Recipes (Podcast E27). In Episode #27, I talk about my two favorite Trader Joe’s recipes and some of the Trader Joe’s spices I use when cooking. Posted: 1 Jun 2020. [View]

2020 – May

  • Resources For Life News 202005. Posted: 31 May 2020. [View]
  • News Coverage of the May-June 2020 Protests. This page contains selected news stories about the May 2020 protests organized chronologically under topic heading. Posted: 31 May 2020. [View]
  • Podcast Recording, Production, and Workflow Process (Podcast E26). In Episode #26, I talk about the podcast recording, production, and workflow process I use. Posted: 31 May 2020. [View]
  • Racism – Causes and Cures (Podcast E25). Posted: 30 May 2020. [View]
  • QUESTION: Is 5G safe, or is it dangerous? ANSWER: Both. Posted: 28 Mary 2020. [View]
  • Meditation Techniques and Benefits (Podcast E24). Posted: 27 May 2020. [View]
  • Pros and Cons of Various Content Types – Articles, Videos, and Audio Podcasts (Podcast E23). In Episode #23, I discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various content forms – articles, videos, and audio podcasts. Posted: 26 May 2020. [View]
  • “California Dreamin” by the Mamas & The Papas performed by School of Rock students. Video Date: 3 Sep 2019. Posted: 26 May 2020. [View]
  • “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley performed by Playing for Change musicians from around the world. Video Date: 7 Feb 2011. Posted: 25 May 2020. [View]
  • “Ripple” by the Grateful Dead performed by the Playing for Change Musicians. Video Date: 5 Jul 2015. Posted: 25 May 2020. [View]
  • Vegetarianism – Current Trends and Seven Reasons People Choose Plant-Based Foods (Podcast E22). In Episode 22, I talk about three current trends influencing the discussion about vegetarianism and seven reasons people choose plant-based foods. Posted: 24 May 2020. [View]
  • Digital Photography – DSLR Cameras, Smartphones, Social Media, and Photo Apps (Podcast E21). In Episode #21, I talk about how photography has changed dramatically in recent years as a result of smartphones, social media, and photo apps that are competing with traditional DSLR cameras. Our uses of photos have changed with a need for non-traditional image dimensions for use on websites and social media. Posted: 21 May 2020. [View]
  • Tiny House Design Online Workshop (1-29 June 2020). Here’s a special opportunity from the great people at Yestermorrow Design-Build School and Niche Consulting. Learn more on the Yestermorrow website workshop page. Posted: 17 May 2020. [View]
  • Seven Relationships of Business (Podcast E20). In Episode #20, I discuss seven relationships of business that define the success and impact of a company. These relationships can help with decisions about what companies and organizations to work for and invest in. Posted: 17 May 2020. [View]
  • Password Management (Podcast E19). In Episode #19, I discuss a variety of ways people manage their passwords and offer suggestions for easier and more effective password management. Posted: 16 May 2020. [View]
  • Basic Guide to Computer Security (Podcast E18). In Episode #18, I provide an introductory overview to computer security with a focus on Windows 10 computer security and a brief overview of mobile device security and Apple Mac computers. Posted: 15 May 2020. [View]
  • Iowa City Area Bike Trails Overview (Podcast E17). In Episode #17, you’ll get an overview of bike trails in the Iowa City area including Coralville and North Liberty. Posted: 14 May 2020. [View]
  • Basic Setup Guide for a Windows 10 Computer (Podcast E16). In Episode #16, I review some basic tips and considerations for setting up a Windows 10 computer. Posted: 12 May 2020. [View]
  • Planning Guide for Creating a Simple Website (Podcast E15). In Episode #15, I talk about four basic considerations of launching a website including selecting a website address, choosing a website design platform, selecting a hosting company, and cost. Posted: 11 May 2020. [View]
  • Here’s why reviews of products, services, and businesses are not reliable. We all rely on reviews of products, services, and businesses on Facebook, and with Google search results, or when purchasing products on Amazon. Posted: 10 May 2020. [View]
  • Electric Bicycles (Podcast E14). In Episode #14, I describe some of the benefits of having an electric bicycle as an alternative to an all-electric car or a traditional bicycle. Posted: 9 May 2020. [View]
  • Printer Buying Guide (Podcast E13). In Episode #13, I offer some suggestions and examine the considerations for purchasing a printer. Posted: 8 May 2020. [View]
  • Time Saving Email Management Tools and Methods (Podcast E12). In Episode #12, I talk about how to manage email better using email client software, email rules, website email addresses, catch all accounts, and more. Posted: 7 May 2020. [View]
  • Podcast Production Notes and Review (Podcast E11). In Episode #11, I look back at the past 10 episodes and talk about how I want to continue improving the message presentation and audio quality. I review some of the challenges of producing the first 10 shows. Posted: 6 May 2020. [View]
  • Backup Options for Computers and Mobile Devices (Podcast E10). In Episode 10, I talk about backup options for computers and mobile devices including cloud synchronization, external drives, and off-site cloud backup services. Posted: 6 May 2020. [View]
  • Apps and Folders on my iPhone (Podcast E9). In Episode #9, I talk about the apps and folders on my iPhone. I also offer some tips about organizing and grouping apps. Posted: 5 May 2020. [View]
  • NPR Small House Interview from 15 May 2006 (Podcast E8). In Episode #8, I share an interview that I did with NPR for the All Things Considered show on 15 May 2006. The title of that show was “Tiny Houses Find a Friend on the Gulf Coast.” Posted: 4 May 2020. [View]
  • “The Great Realization” – A Bedtime Story About the Social and Cultural Impact of COVID-19. A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020. Video Date: 29 Apr 2020. Posted: 3 May 2020. [View]
  • The Future of Feminism (Podcast E7). In Episode #7, I talk about the future of feminism, the competing goals of feminism, and the positive outcomes of some ecofeminism principles. Posted: 3 May 2020. [View]
  • A better way to email. Save time and have a greater impact. (Podcast E6). In Episode #6, I talk about how you can respond to emails and other requests by using video, articles, and podcasting on your own personal website. Posted: 2 May 2020. [View]
  • Social media is broken. You need a website (Podcast E5). In Episode #5, I explain why social media doesn’t work as well as using email and having your own website. Posted: 2 May 2020. [View]
  • Kitchen Talk – My Daily Foods (Podcast E4). In Episode #4, I talk about the foods I try to eat daily, and I discuss my general food and nutrition goals. Posted: 1 May 2020. [View]
  • A guide to buying the right computer (Podcast E3). In episode #3, I share some advice and discuss considerations for purchasing a computer. Posted: 1 May 2020. [View]

2020 – April

  • Resources For Life News 202004. Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Greg’s Personal Update for April 2020. Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Reusable Lancets for Glucose Testing. A survey conducted by One Drop revealed that 60% of diabetics do not use a new lancet every day. That’s 300 million people using their lancets multiple times. Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “alles mit maß und ziel” – Everything with measurement and goals. The German idiom “alles mit maß und ziel” is literally translated as “everything with measurement and goals” which is interpreted by some people to be the equivalent to the English idiom “everything in moderation.” Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Iowa City Internet Service Options: Mediacom or CenturyLink. There’s a misconception that one Internet service provider is universally better than another. In reality, it depends on each person’s situation. [View]
  • Iowa City Internet Service Providers (Podcast E2). In Episode 2 of the Walk and Talk podcast, I discuss various factors to consider when trying to choose an Internet service provider in the Iowa City area. [View]
  • Poems for Peace – UNICEF. Here’s an inspiring video from UNICEF of young people sharing a call to peace through poetry. Date: 26 Mar 2020. Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • CenturyLink Internet Service Pricing Details for Introductory Offers and Deals. This document contains the CenturyLink Internet service details as of 28 Apr 2020. We would link to the source, but we were only able to discover this information by clicking a link for a pop-up window on their site. Posted: 30 Apr 2020. [View]
  • About the Walk and Talk Podcast (Podcast E1). In Episode #1, I introduce the Walk and Talk podcast — what topics are covered and the goals for the show. I also talk about the decision to use Anchor.fm for podcast hosting and distribution. Posted: 19 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Podcast. The podcast page is now new and improved. [View]
  • U.F.O. Navy Video Footage Confirmed by Defense Department (27 Apr 2020). The Defense Department has declassified three videos that had previously been unofficially circulating in the public. The clips show three incidents described by the Defense Department as “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Date: 27 Apr 2020. Posted: 28 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Podcasting: The Q&A Show Format. A good format for a podcast show is to have a Q&A session. This encourages having some structure to the podcast, with some defined topics. It’s a good format for videos or articles as well. Posted: 27 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Simple Steps to Joining a Zoom Meeting. Zoom video conferencing software for online meetings is new to many people. These simple instructions should help people using Zoom for the first time. Posted: 27 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Podcasting: Everything you need to know to start and grow a successful show. Buzzsprout has produced the following excellent 8-part video series on podcasting. Posted: 25 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How to turn off Find My iPhone or iPad location information for sale and transfer of ownership. Posted: 25 Apr 2020. If you sell an iPhone or iPad, as the seller you will be required to disable the Find My Device feature. This is essential because as long as that feature is turned on, the device remains locked to the seller’s Apple user account and can’t fully be used by another person. [View]
  • This Malware Can Attack Using the Mail Program on 1.5 Billion Apple iPhone and iPad Devices. Take action now. In the past 24-48 hours, news has spread of a malicious virus that can potentially take control of the more than 1.5 billion Apple iPhone and iPad devices around the world. Posted: 24 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How to make a high quality audio or video recording with two people in different locations. This page describes the equipment and process required to make a high quality audio or video recording with two people in different locations. Posted: 22 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How to Share an iPad Voice Memo Audio Recording and Save on Google Drive. The Voice Memo program on iPhone and iPad lets you make high quality audio recordings. By default, they are saved to iCloud across your devices, and will even show up on an Apple computer automatically if you are logged into iCloud. However, Sharing these recordings can be a bit tricky. Posted: 19 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How Germany’s Universal Health-Care System Works (CNBC – 24 Nov 2019). Germany’s health-care system spends nearly half as much as the United States but still manages to cover 100% of its population through a mix of public and private insurance schemes. Video Date: 24 Nov 2019. Posted: 18 Apr 2020. [View]
  • VICE News: Moscow’s Facial Recognition Tech Will Outlast the Coronavirus (16 Apr 2020). The Russian capital is home to a network of 178,000 surveillance cameras. Thousands of these cameras are already connected to facial recognition software under a program called “Safe City.” Police claim the technology has helped arrest more than 300 people. YouTube Date: 16 Apr 2020. Posted: 17 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Home Security: Video Surveillance Cameras. There are numerous factors to consider when buying a home security camera system. Posted: 16 Apr 2020. [View]
  • SHORT FILM: “Our Kind of Love” – In “Our Kind of Love” a woman travels from Afghanistan to London for a meeting with a man she plans to marry but has never met. Video Date: 19 Feb 2019. Posted: 16 Apr 2020. [View]
  • IRAN – Documentary by VICE Media (15 Apr 2020). Over the past weeks and months, Iran has descended into chaos. From the downing of a passenger jet to the assassination of a top general, and now one of the world’s largest coronavirus outbreaks, life in the Islamic Republic is facing its toughest challenges since it was founded in 1979. Just days before all hell broke loose, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traveled to the country, meeting people from all walks of life. Date: 15 Apr 2020. Posted: 16 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Email Extortion Scam: A blackmailer has your password and claims to have a video of you. There’s an email scam that’s been going around for a while and it remains effective because of how it’s crafted. Posted: 15 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “The Wisdom of Crowds” – James Surowiecki (Video). These are videos of James Surowiecki talking about his book “The Wisdom of Crowds” and the principles it is based on. Posted: 14 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “Je me suis fait tout petit” by Georges Brassens Performed by Pomplamoose with John Schroeder. Music Video. YouTube Date: 7 Jun 2019. Posted: 14 Apr 2020. [View]
  • COVID Symptom Tracker. The COVID Symptom Tracker is an app to help scientists and medical professionals study the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). Posted: 14 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin – Performed by Violet Orlandi, Martin Senna, and Adrian Delgado. Music video. YouTube Date: 7 Nov 2017. Posted: 14 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Should I rent or buy my DSL or cable modem? Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing or renting a modem. Posted: 14 Apr 2020. [View]
  • A Massive National Labor Strike: Peace and Equality Through Chaos and Anarchy? The following article is a response to calls for a massive labor strike as strategy that today’s Rebel Alliance can use to bring down the Empire. Posted: 12 Apr 2020 [View]
  • Where are Voice Memos Stored on an Apple Mac Computer with MacOS Catalina? [SOLVED] An iPhone or iPad can be used to make fairly high quality audio recordings by using the Voice Memos app. When you’re on one of these iOS devices, it’s easy to save a recording as an audio file to various storage destinations. Posted: 11 Apr 2020 [View]
  • BREAKING NEWS: The Top 7 Secret Clickbait Tricks Used by Celebrities – #3 Will Shock You! This document is a guide to clickbait and advertising. Posted: 11 Apr 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 and Face Masks – What We Currently Know. These resources offer the latest information on the use of face masks to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including some recent tutorials on how to make masks at home. Posted: 11 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Doximity – Secure Healthcare Video Call for Doctors and Medical Professionals. Doximity was established in 2011 with a mission to offer an online networking service for medical professionals. The platform offers its members curated medical news, case collaboration and messaging capabilities. [View]
  • How to identify malicious spam and phishing emails. There are numerous advisories and guides to help people identify malicious emails. However, many of these documents are incomplete or incorrect. Posted: 9 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “The Russians” Documentary by Deutsche Welle. The following videos are part of a series called “The Russians” which is a 6-part documentary project produced by Deutsche Welle of Germany. Posted: 9 Apr 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 Mayo Clinic Special Supplement. The following is a special supplement to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. This is one of the most complete guides available containing the essential information that most people will need to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Posted: 9 Apr 2020. [View]
  • AFRICA – Economy, Education, and Governance. A video report from The Economist. Date: 7 Apr 2020. Posted: 9 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Monosodium Glutamate MSG Health Dangers and Side Effects of Toxic Additives and Excitotoxins. This page has been established to provide information about the potential negative side effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Revised: 8 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Chris Cuomo – Recent interviews about his struggle with COVID-19. CNN News Anchor, Chris Cuomo, has been continuing his regular reporting and has been sharing his personal experience of what it’s like having COVID-19. Posted: 8 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Career Services. Our Career Services initiative has a brand-new look and is now linked from our home page. Posted: 7 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Learning Center. Our Learning Center initiative has a brand-new look and is now linked from our home page. Posted: 7 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Home Services. Our Home Services initiative has a brand-new look and is now linked from our home page. Posted: 7 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How tough is Joe Biden? He’s so tough that… There’s a lot of people talking trash about Joe Biden, and if they don’t stop it, Joe is going to have to set them straight. Joe chose a life in politics over a career in professional wrestling, but he hasn’t lost his edge. Joe is ready to take on any challenger, anywhere, at any time. Posted: 6 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Jadyn Rylee, Charlotte Zone and Sina Perform Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme) by Simon & Garfunkel. In this video, Canadian singer Jadyn Rylee joins Charlotte Zone and Sina performing Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme) by Simon & Garfunkel. YouTube Date: 26 Oct 2018. Posted: 5 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “Crazy on You” by Heart – Live (13 May 1977). This video is a live performance of “Crazy on You” by Heart that aired on 13 May 1977 on The Midnight Special show. Event Date: 13 May 1977. Posted: 4 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “Closer to the Heart” by Rush – Recorded Live in Rio (23 Nov 2002). Rush in Rio is a live DVD by Canadian band Rush, released in 2003. Event Date: 23 Nov 2002. Posted: 4 Apr 2020. [View]
  • “Wish You Were Here” Performed Live by Pink Floyd at Nassau Coliseum (19 Aug 1988). In this video, Pink Floyd performs “Wish You Were Here” from the album Delicate Sound of Thunder. Event Date: 19-23 Aug 1988. Posted: 4 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park. The Concert in Central Park was a free benefit concert on 19 Sep 1981 in Central Park, New York City, where Simon & Garfunkel performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Date: 19 Sep 1981. Posted: 4 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Mediacom On-site Service and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health Precautions – Contactless Installation and Repair Procedures. The following communication was received from Mediacom this afternoon (3 Apr 2020) at 2:15 PM CT and it outlines their safety procedures for delivering home and business services. It’s a good example for other service providers to follow. Posted: 3 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Creating a MacOS Bootable Installation USB for Catalina, Mojave, or High Sierra. The following documentation and instructions are from the Apple website, knowledge-base support document number HT201372. This is the most helpful document available. This introduction has been added to specifically address Catalina. Date: 12 Mar 2020. Posted: 2 Apr 2020. [View]
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max – Zoom Comparison at .5-1-2-10x Photo Samples. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max has three fixed lenses for .5x zoom, 1x zoom, and 2x zoom, as well as a 10x digital zoom. Posted: 2 Apr 2020. [View]
  • How to make a great cup of espresso coffee latte at home. Here’s how I make a great cup of espresso coffee latte at home using fresh roasted beans and an espresso machine. This is an excellent video for those new to working from home and wanting an alternative to their favorite coffee shop. Posted: 2 Apr 2020. [View]

2020 – March

  • Resources For Life News 202003. Posted: 31 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Elmhurst 1925 Review – Nut Milk Beverages – Almond, Cashew, Oat, Hazelnut. Elmhurst 1925 offers deliciously fresh shelf stable oat and nut milk beverages for those seeking a plant-based dairy alternative. Here’s my review of a sample pack containing oat, cashew, almond, and hazelnut drinks. Posted: 31 Mar 2020. [View]
  • “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia. This music video is “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia released 17 Oct 1997 and appearing in her album Left of the Middle. Release Date: 17 Oct 1997. Post Date: 17 Oct 1997. [View]
  • Apple Mac Force Quit Shows Non-Running Apps. On Apple Mac computers, if you use the Force Quit feature, you may notice some programs show up as running that are not running. You can see they are not running because their icon in the Dock does not have the ‘dot’ below it that would signify the program is running. Posted: 30 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Atlas Coffee Club – Review. Atlas Coffee Club is a great subscription program for those who want to explore the world of coffee from the comfort of their home. Create your own global cafe in your kitchen. In this review I talk about the club briefly, and my own coffee situation and preferences. Posted: 28 Mar 2020. [View]
  • EDUCATION: With YouTube Learning, Home Schooling Just Got Easier. As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, home schooling is now mainstream, and Google is here to help with Learn at Home on YouTube. Posted: 28 Mar 2020. [View]
  • “99 Luftballons” by Nena – Original 1983 German Music Video. “99 Luftballons” is a song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. Nena is the first album by the band and the second studio album of its singer, Gabriele “Nena” Kerner. Album Release Date: 14 Jan 1983. Posted: 28 Mar 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 is Pushing Lebanon to the Breaking Point. For the lebanese, Coronavirus is only piling on top of an already dire situation. On Monday, the Lebanese government announced it would stop paying all around $30 billion worth of foreign loans, defaulting for the second time on part of its 90 billion dollar debt this year. Date: 25 Mar 2020. Posted: 27 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Microsoft Edge Tips – Guide and Tutorial. If you’ve recently updated Windows 10 you may notice upon restarting your computer that there is an introductory welcome message with tips for using the Microsoft Edge browser. Posted: 27 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Zoom.us Conferencing Software Download for Windows, Apple MacOS, iPhone, iPad, Linux, and Android. If you’ve been searching on the Zoom.us website for their software downloads, you will likely have a hard time finding them. So, we’ve tracked down the correct pages on their site and are providing them here. Posted: 26 Mar 2020. [View]
  • India on 21-day lockdown as 1.3 billion people are asked to stay home. India has become the latest and largest country to introduce a nationwide lockdown in the fight against the coronavirus. Its population of 1.3 billion has been told to stay at home. Posted: 25 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How Hospitals Could Decide Who Gets a Ventilator During the Coronavirus Pandemic. VICE News spoke with Dr. Tia Powell, a physician and bioethicist who helped write the guidelines. Date: 20 Mar 2020. Posted: 25 Mar 2020. [View]
  • New York City may need 40,000 ICU beds. They have 3,000. More than 15-thousand cases have been confirmed in New York, and around 200 deaths. It’s been in lockdown since Sunday, and state officials are pleading for help, but preparing for the worst. Posted: 25 Mar 2020. [View]
  • The smartphone app that could stop COVID-19 already exists. A rather simple solution may already exist for stopping the spread of COVID-19. An app capable of running on the 3.5 billion smartphones in the world could help stop the pandemic. Posted: 23 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Coronavirus in Italy: Cuba, China and Russia send send medical aid. Doctors from Cuba and China as well as medical supplies from Russia have been dispatched to help support the overwhelmed medical system in Italy. Posted: 23 Mar 2020. [View]
  • The Pitfalls of Direct-Marketing Business ‘Opportunities’ (or MLMs). When we hear the phrase “Home-Based Business,” what comes to mind? There are many turnkey micro-franchise ‘business opportunities’ that we’ve all heard of: Amway, Avon, Herbalife, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Nu Skin, etc. These businesses have a low cost of entry, and perhaps 80% of the work is already taken care of by the parent company. You’re simply a salesperson, and eventually, if you enroll other people, you become like a manager. Posted: 23 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately. There are currently three powerful converging forces producing a seismic shift in today’s job market. This article provides you with some suggestions how to position yourself for long-term career growth and financial wellbeing. Posted: 22 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Jackie Evancho – “Dream With Me In Concert” Live Performance (Music Videos). The “Dream With Me” album [Wikipedia] from Jackie Evancho released in June 2011 became the “Dream With Me In Concert” live performances video DVD released on 13 Sep 2011. Released: 13 Sep 2011. YouTube: 13 Mar 2019. Posted: 22 Mar 2020. [View]
  • DOCUMENTARY: AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol (9-15 Mar 2016). With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition. Event Date: 9-15 Mar 2016. YouTube Date: 13 Mar 2020. Post Date: 22 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Jon Huntsman – Utah will rise to the challenge [COVID-19 Response]. This week has been one of dramatic interruption to our way of life. A pandemic has cancelled schools, forced many to work from home or not work at all, and raised questions about when life can get back to normal and what our economy will look like when it does — not to mention the largest earthquake to hit our state since 1992. Date: 20 Mar 2020. Posted: 21 Mar 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 Response from Amazon. This response from Amazon to the COVID-19 pandemic is useful as an example for other companies to consider. Date: 13 Mar 2020. Posted: 20 Mar 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 Statements from Delivery Companies: FedEx, UPS, USPS. This page contains statements about COVID-19 from key shipping and delivery providers: FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Posted: 20 Mar 2020. [View]
  • NOTICE: State Department Global Travel Advisory. We received the following advisory from the Department of State a short while ago and are sharing it with our subscribers and site visitors. For more information visit the State Department Travel Advisory website. Posted: 19 Mar 2020. [View]
  • LinkedIn won’t let me login or reactivate my account after hibernation [SOLVED]. If you hibernate your LinkedIn account, toward the end of the process you’ll be reassured that you can simply login to reactivate it. However, you will likely have trouble logging back in to reactivate your account. When you attempt to login, you’ll go through the steps shown below. Follow the additional instructions offered below to fix the problem. Posted: 19 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Working from home? The new Apple iPad Pro may be the only computer you need. Today Apple launched a bold promotional video for their new iPad Pro. That video is below. The most significant improvements over previous models are high quality camera lenses and a new keyboard with a touch pad – allowing the new iPad Pro to offer a more laptop-like experience. The iPad Pro is available for purchase now with delivery starting next week. The keyboard availability is currently predicted for May, but other bluetooth keyboards should work for now. Posted: 18 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Community Solution. Humanity presently faces many challenges in areas of education, energy, environment, food, healthcare, housing, job training, and more. While these challenges may each seem unique, the solution is always a community solution. Created: 18 Mar 2020. [View]
  • “Happiness” – A short film about the world we’ve left behind. The 2017 short film “Happiness” by Steve Cutts depicts a world that is familiar but quickly fading from memory as our new world takes shape in 2020 as we address a global viral pandemic. Date: 24 Nov 2017. Posted: 18 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It. Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. Date: 16 Mar 2020. Posted: 17 Mar 2020. [View]
  • COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal. In response to COVID-19, all state, county, and city governments need to form emergency response task force teams who can provide effective mechanisms to communicate to their respective community members including online information and email and text notifications. Local community groups should work together to meet the needs of those most vulnerable who are likely to not get the support and care they need. With numerous school closures, parents will need additional support to meet the competing demands of parenting and working. Page Created: 15 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Electric Energy Storage Technologies – Flow Batteries, Thermal Storage, Hydro, and Gravity. This video examines electric energy storage technologies such as flow batteries, thermal storage, pumped hydro, and gravity-based storage. Date: 13 Mar 2020. Posted: 15 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Helpful apps for travel, hiking, and camping. Here’s a list of apps useful for travel, hiking, and camping. Posted: 14 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Windows can’t find my Ethernet or WiFi Adapter [SOLVED]. Sometimes on a Windows computer your Ethernet or WiFi adapter will seemingly become inaccessible. This document provides suggestions for what to do when this happens. Posted: 13 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How malicious ads on websites can harm your computer or device. As a tech support person, I frequently get calls from people who have an unexpected suspicious message showing up in their web browser. The message might state that their computer is infected or needs an update. Sometimes a phone number is displayed and the person is urged to call the number immediately. Posted: 11 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Facebook Posting Problem. Facebook seems to be trying out a new user interface. If you’re being impacted by this, you may notice slow load times on your own personal page, and if you try to post an update from your own personal page, it may take a while for the post creation and editing window to show up. Posted: 10 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How to Securely Erase Your Old Computer’s Hard Drive Before Selling or Donating It. As I’m helping people purchase and setup new computers, part of that process involves deciding what to do with the old computer. If the computer will be sold, given to someone else, or donated to Goodwill, it’s a good idea to securely wipe the computer beforehand. Posted: 9 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Let’s Stop Stigmatizing Joe Biden’s Mental Acuity and Verbal Gaffes. There has been a rise in news reports focusing on Joe Biden’s verbal gaffes and questioning his mental acuity. His opponents in the Democratic Party as well as Republicans, are hoping to discourage voters from supporting him. The result of this will be that people either vote for Trump, or they stay home thinking their vote won’t really matter. Posted: 9 Mar 2020. [View]
  • The women’s restaurant in Marrakesh. In Morocco, households that find themselves without a man often face financial difficulties. Fatima Zahara knows that only too well. After her father died, her mother could barely feed her children. So Fatima quit school to help support her family. Fatima’s entire family was subjected to social stigma, but now she hopes to find her way back into Moroccan society. The non-profit association Amal helps to empower women like Fatima through culinary skills. Posted: 9 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Women who don’t want to be mothers. Many women make a conscious decision not to have children. What are the reasons behind their choice – and what reactions does it prompt? The film [m]otherhood investigates these questions and examines the maternal myth inherent in all cultures. Date: 7 Mar 2020. Posted: 8 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Bernie Sanders – Chris Wallace Interview. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joins Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Posted: 8 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Elizabeth Warren could have been a presidential frontrunner. What happened? Had women and their allies united to support Elizabeth Warren in the same way moderates united to support Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren could be a frontrunner in the presidential race and could have gone on to become the Party’s nominee. Posted: 8 Mar 2020. [View]
  • After Super Tuesday, Bernie Sanders faces historic opposition. Bernie Sanders and his supporters have created, curated, refined, and promoted an ideology and political agenda that is viewed as a threat by many powerful people, organizations, companies, industries, and sectors of society. As a result, Sanders faces a wall of opposition similar to a tsunami induced tidal wave. Posted: 8 Mar 2020. [View]
  • The Democratic Party Just Broke the Democratic Process. The process of election primaries should be similar to athletes competing to go the Olympics. The athletes compete at the state level and then national level and eventually the winners go to represent their country in the Olympics. Each country wants their best athletes to represent them and hopefully win, this process ensures they get the best. Each political party wants their best most qualified candidates to be selected. Posted: 8 Mar 2020. [View]
  • I spent a year helping elect Joe Biden, and I didn’t know it. The sudden and unexpected surge of support from Pete, Amy, Bloomberg, and O’Rourke along with the non-endorsement from Warren was like a 3-day non-stop political equivalent of shock and awe. A daily punch to the collective gut of progressives in general and Bernie supporters in particular. Posted: 7 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How lack of paid sick leave is complicating U.S. virus response. As COVID-19 spreads to communities nationwide, financial and logistical concerns about its impact are rising. Among the major questions are whether employers will require workers to take unpaid sick leave, and who will pay for potentially significant medical bills. Posted: 6 Mar 2020. [View]
  • America’s EMT Shortage Has Communities Relying on Unpaid Volunteers. There’s a crisis unfolding in rural America. While big cities are getting bigger, small-town USA is shrinking. If you live in one of these rural communities, chances are you’re poorer and sicker than your urban counterpart. Across the country, towns that have less people have even less first responders. Oceana, West Virginia is one of those towns. It’s surrounded by logging jobs and coal mines that provide a main source of income for the roughly 1,300 people that live there. Posted: 5 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Amazon’s Expired Food Problem. Amazon is shipping out food products from third-party sellers that are expired, stale, or tampered with. Four months after CNBC first reported the problem, a new analysis found the sellers are still shipping expired food, even as regulation begins to catch up. Amazon told CNBC that this happens in very isolated incidents, and that it will suspend or terminate a seller’s account for violations of its strict policies. Date: 4 Mar 2020. Posted: 5 Mar 2020. [View]
  • This Ingenious System Brings Water to the Chinese Desert. The Karez is a modern-day engineering marvel and a prime example of a native people working with, not against, the forces of nature to deliver their needs – in this case, water. Date: 30 Apr 2019. Posted: 3 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Why it’s time for sustainable business: Rethinking growth. An entire generation of young people is rejecting the idea of unlimited economic growth on a planet with finite resources. Among them are social entrepreneurs in Indonesia looking for ways to do business that don’t harm the environment. The poles are melting. Sea levels are rising. Dozens of species go extinct every day. Environmental migration is already happening on a vast scale. It’s long past time to admit that the biggest threat humanity faces is climate change. Date: 28 Feb 2020. Posted: 3 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Password Management: Seven Different Methods and Why You Need One. There are many methods to organize and maintain your list of passwords to websites and accounts. Each of these methods will have advantages and disadvantages. This document reviews what you need to keep track of and offers a few ways to do so. Posted: 2 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Why It’s Cheaper To Have A Baby In Finland Than The U.S. As 2019′s happiest country in the world, Finland is undoubtedly a great place to have children. With lengthy parental leave, hundreds of dollars worth of free baby products in the signature baby box and low-to-no childbirth costs, here’s why it’s better to have a baby in Finland than in the U.S.Date: 14 Feb 2020. Posted: 2 Mar 2020. [View]
  • Global Corruption Index 2019 Report Released. The global corruption index report for 2019 has been released by Transparency International. Heading into 2020, the United States is positioned to possibly overtake Uruguay and Estonia in the index. Posted: 2 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How to set the default search engine for Google Chrome. The default search engine for Google Chrome is Google. However, it may get changed if you install new software on your computer, or if some other task changes it. The instructions here show you how to change your default search engine back to Google. Posted: 1 Mar 2020. [View]
  • How to update Google Chrome. It’s important to keep all of your computer software updated to ensure best performance and maximum security. Below are the steps for updating Google Chrome. The visuals here are from an Apple MacOS computer. If you have Windows you’ll see something slightly different. Posted: 1 Mar 2020. [View]

2020 – February

  • Resources for Life News 200202. Posted: 28 Feb 2020. [View]
  • How to take screenshots on different devices (Windows, iPhone, Android, MacOS). It’s important to know how to take a photo or “screenshot” on your computer, phone, or tablet. Here are a few examples of why you would want to take a screenshot. Posted: 28 Feb 2020. [View]
  • How to change your Mediacom account password. Periodically it is a good idea to change the password on your various accounts. With Mediacom, updating your password isn’t very easy. You may want to call Mediacom for support, or try following the instructions below. To save time, you can skip pas “Here’s What Doesn’t Work” and go directly to “Here’s What Works.” Posted: 27 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Cuba from 1991 to 2000: The “Special Period” / Período especial [Documentary]. In 1991, the people of Cuba had to quickly embrace some sustainability initiatives that were necessary for survival at a time of great economic crisis which continued for about 9 years. These initiatives impacted housing, transportation, healthcare, agriculture, education, commerce, and other areas of life. These are practices which are being utilized around the world because of their economic and environmental benefits. Posted: 27 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Sadia Badiei – Building a Healthy Relationship with Food. In this video, Sadia Badiei and the Pick Up Limes team offer some inspiration and insights about building a healthy relationship with food. “Making Peace with Food” provides practical and effective ways to develop a positive attitude with food choices. Date: 25 Feb 2020. Posted: 27 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Mike Bloomberg Launches Negative Bernie Sanders Political Ads. Until recently, Michael Bloomberg has been focusing on anti-Trump political ads. This is consistent with his promise to support whoever becomes the Democratic Party presidential nominee. Recently Bloomberg has focused his attacks on Bernie Sanders, as shown below. Posted: 25 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Epic Medical Records Software Documentary. Correspondent Lee Cowan checks in on Epic Systems Corporation, of Verona, Wis., a software company that has changed the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated. Date: 23 Feb 2020. Posted: 25 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Privatization and outsourcing of K-12 education. “Tennessee recently announced plans to make an investment of $117 million in teacher salaries. It’s the biggest K-12 education investment in the state’s history.” Posted: 23 Feb 2020. [View]
  • What to do about imposter Facebook accounts. In recent years, many Facebook users have had the problem of having someone they don’t know setup an imposter Facebook account in their name with their picture, pretending to be them. Usually one finds out this is going on because someone they know gets a friend request from the imposter account. Posted: 22 Feb 2020. [View]
  • What Apple MacBook laptop computer should I buy? If you’re interested in replacing an existing Apple computer or getting started for the first time, you may feel there are so many choices and configurations that it’s hard to decide what to get. This page should help. Posted: 21 Feb 2020. [View]
  • “The Facebook Dilemma” – PBS FRONTLINE Documentary (2018). “The Facebook Dilemma” is a major investigation of Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy around the world. The documentary Premiered on 29 Oct 2018. The documentary examines the early years of the company through the present day global impact and repercussions of Facebook. Date: 29 Oct 2018. Posted: 20 Feb 2020. [View]
  • iPhone Windows Photo and Video Copy Error: “A device attached to the system is not functioning.” To get photos from your iPhone onto your Windows computer, you will want to connect with a suitable USB cable. This will result in the iPhone showing up as if it were an attached camera or camera memory card. Posted: 19 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (PBS FRONTLINE). At the bottom of this page is a documentary about Amazon, described as: “An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.” Date: 18 Feb 2020. Posted: 19 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Yeah, farming is easy. Just become an expert in these 7 disciplines. There’s an ongoing misconception that farming is easy work that doesn’t require much intelligence: “Just plant seeds in the ground and the corn comes up.” In reality, farming is a lot more complicated and demanding than most people believe. Posted: 18 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Henry George – Progress and Poverty (Read Online). Among many famous people who asserted that it was impossible to refute George on the land question were Winston Churchill, Leo Tolstoy, John Dewey, and Bertrand Russell. Tolstoy and Dewey, especially, dedicated much of their lives to spreading George’s ideas. Tolstoy was preaching about the ideas in Progress and Poverty on his death bed. Posted: 18 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Crumbling infrastructure is costing the American trucking industry $60 billion per year. There are over 54,000 deficient bridges in the United States, and numerous other critical elements of our national infrastructure that are failing. As a result, truck routes are modified to accommodate for impassable roads and bridges. This costs $60 billion per year. Date: 17 Feb 2020. Posted: 18 Feb 2020. [View]
  • What if Bernie Sanders had an Anime Opening? Some creative Canadian has produced some Anime openings to an imaginary Bernie Sanders Anime television show. Posted: 18 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Amy McGrath – Reference Page. Amy McGrath is a retired fighter pilot who is currently looking to continue her public service career through politics. This page offers some quick resources to learn more. Posted: 17 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Audio Recording Equipment for Podcasting. Podcasting production requires audio recording equipment with a high level of quality because unlike video, the listener is focused on the entirety of the sound quality without any visual to draw their attention. Below are some suggestions for creating a simple high quality recording, and a brief introduction to the service you’ll need to get started. Posted: 10 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – New Hampshire Rallies and the Road Ahead. In the United States right now there seem to be two massive political movements growing in numbers: Trump’s MAGA movement and the Bernie Sanders “Not me, Us” government of the people movement.
    In New Hampshire just before the Tuesday primary in that state, these two candidates held the largest rallies to take place in the days before the primary. The video footage from each rally is below. Posted: 10 Feb 2020. [View]
  • “You’re a lying dog-faced Pony Soldier” ~ Joe Biden to woman at New Hampshire event. On Sunday, 9 Feb 2020, Joe Biden made a comment that quickly went viral. In response to a question from a woman at one of his events, he looked at her and said: “You’re a lying dog-faced Pony Soldier.” Additional context of his remarks can be seen in the video below. Posted: 9 Feb 2020. [View]
  • What is economic value, and who creates it? Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems — so capitalism can be steered toward a bold, innovative and sustainable future that works for all of us. Date: 10 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Nectar Mattress – Motivational Sleeper Yawn Yawnson. Nectar Mattress company has produced some funny ads. Take a look. Posted: 8 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Jon Huntsman – Reference Page. Jon Huntsman has served under five U.S. presidents. He’s a politician who avoids the ‘politics’ of politics and instead focuses on public service. As of 2020, he is running to be Governor of Utah. Throughout decades of service, Huntsman pursues creative and innovative collaborative solutions that can be implemented in a way to produce positive outcomes for people and the world we live in. Posted: 8 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Google AdSense: Here’s why ‘smart ads’ aren’t smart. Google makes millions of dollars selling ads through their AdSense service. Their promise is that the relevant ads will automatically appear on websites with related content. In addition to that, Google and other advertising agencies produced ads based on your browsing history and tracking cookies. Here’s why those systems are ineffective much of the time. Posted: 7 Feb 2020 [View]
  • Yes, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg Could Still Lose the Iowa Caucus. Here’s how. According to a New Hampshire Public Radio report from yesterday, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are in New Hampshire each claiming they won the Iowa Caucus, and both are using that messaging through campaign communications such as the ads at the bottom of this page from Bernie Sanders. They obviously can’t both be right. Posted: 6 Feb 2020. [View]
  • REPORT: Many U.S. Hospitals are Closing. In rural towns across the U.S. hospitals are in crisis. Since 2010, 121 rural hospitals have closed. And, the National Rural Health Association says more than one-third of all rural hospitals in the U.S. are at serious risk of shutting down. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Michael Bloomberg – Reference Page. On 24 Nov 2019, Michael Bloomberg entered the 2020 presidential race. This page offers some quick resources to learn more. Posted: 5 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Mitt Romney Comments Regarding the Impeachment Proceedings. Stating that he is bound by an oath to God to uphold the U.S. Constitution, Mitt Romney explains he will vote to convict the President. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Here’s how the top Iowa Caucus contenders were able to claim ‘victory’ for their campaigns. As huge crowds of supporters gathered to hear speeches from their favorite candidates on Caucus night in Iowa, the candidates were unable to tell their supporters the one thing everyone wanted to know: Who won. Based on totals received from their precinct captains and other campaign workers, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Bernie Sanders all knew they had done well, and could probably determine the outcome for the top positions, but without all the official votes counted, they wouldn’t likely make any specific statement based on their own data. Posted: 5 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Iowa Caucus Results – Outcome and Reporting Delays Generate Concerns and Frustration. An digital and mobilized reporting system for the Iowa Democratic Caucuses was supposed to provide additional speed and accuracy for the February 3 event, but according to party spokespersons, problems with the technology have resulted in delays and concerns about accuracy. Posted: 4 Feb 2020. [View]
  • BBC News – Antarctica is Melting. Glaciologists have described Thwaites Glacier as the “most important” glacier in the world, the “riskiest” glacier, even the “doomsday” glacier. Date: 28 Jan 2020. Posted: 2 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Damien Riehl is going to copyright billions of unique melodies and put them in the public domain. In the litany of copyright infringement lawsuits, technology lawyer and musician Damien Riehl demonstrates that music is merely math, and has a finite number of possible melodies. Date: 30 Jan 2020. Posted: 2 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Al Jazeera: Why are people protesting in Lebanon? People in Lebanon have refused to end their protests even though a new government has been announced. Many say they’re tired of the corruption and a never-ending economic crisis. Prime Minister Hassan Diab put together a new cabinet that he says is made up of technocrats with no political affiliations. But many protesters say that’s not the case and are demanding an overhaul of Lebanon’s political system. Sandra Gathmann reporting for Al Jazeera. Posted: 2 Feb 2020. [View]
  • Public Goods: Premium Products. Low Prices. Delivered. I first learned about Public Goods back in 2017 during their IndieGogo launch. I was really impressed with the company’s goal to offer high-quality premium products using minimalist packaging at low prices delivered directly to their customers. Other people were also impressed with the company. More than 34,000 people donated a total of over $2.6 million through the crowd funded launch. Posted: 1 Feb 2020. [View]

2020 – January

  • Resources For Life News for January 2020. This month’s newsletter is now available. Posted: 31 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Kim Ghattas – How the Middle East Perceives U.S.-Iran Tensions. “Black Wave” author Kim Ghattas explains the conflict between the United States and Iran from a Middle Eastern perspective and delves into the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry. Date: 29 Jan 2020. Posted: 30 Jan 2020. [View]
  • 2020 Wuhan Coronavirus – Developing Recent News Reports. This page offers recent news about the Wuhan Coronavirus, an airborne virus of the same coronavirus family as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome). As of 27 Jan 2020, of the 2,862 infected people, 81 have died. [View]
  • The Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum 2020. 8 Democratic presidential hopefuls took questions from VICE News on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here’s what happened. Event Date: 20 Jan 2020. Posted: 24 Jan 2020. [View]
  • “Saturn” by Sleeping At Last. This video was released on 28 Jun 2016. It has been viewed 39 million times. Posted: 22 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Michael Bloomberg on The View. Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg appeared on the view to discuss his campaign. Here are some excerpts from his appearance on the show. The View, YouTube, 15 Jan 2020. Posted: 16 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Mosul after ISIS. After nine months of devastating battle, Mosul was finally liberated from ISIS in July 2017. The city is the second largest in Iraq, and it was here that the Caliphate was proclaimed in 2014. A look at the situation in Mosul today. Deutsche Welle, 14 Jan 2020 [View]
  • FRONTLINE PBS – America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump. An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. PBS, YouTube, 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Watch These Movies for Free Courtesy of Google and YouTube. Amazon, Apple, and Google are competing with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and your cable company to offer new and older movies. Most of these providers require a monthly subscription fee for viewing content. However, Google is providing access to many classic movies to watch for free with some advertising. Posted: 14 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Birdcage – Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman (1986) – Watch Free Streaming Online. In this contemporary American adaptation of the 1978 outrageous French farce LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Released: 8 Mar 1996. Posted: 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Steve Bannon’s Master Plan for Europe. When President Trump’s former strategist, Steve Bannon, was ousted from his White House post, he didn’t disappear. He went to Europe and is heading up new projects to support right-wing populist parties that are currently surging across the continent. Date: 13 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Alexandra Whittingham plays Julia Florida by Agustín Barrios Mangoré. Filmed at Lock 91, Manchester. Date: 11 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Seven reasons to buy the new recipe e-book from Sadia Badiei of Pick Up Limes. The new eBook from Sadia Badiei of PickUpLimes.com offers many compelling reasons to purchase your own copy of the cookbook. Posted: 12 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Harald Eia: The Best Countries for Building Personal Wealth. In which society is it easiest to get rich? Contrary to common belief, it is not countries like the US or the UK that create the highest number of rich people per capita, but Nordic social democracies like Norway and Sweden. Date: 2 May 2016. Posted: 11 Jan 2020. [View]
  • “Hackers” – Watch the 1995 Classic Cyber Film. In this cyberpunk thriller, a renegade group of elite teenage computer hackers rollerblade through New York City by day and ride the information highway by night. After hacking into a high-stakes industrial conspiracy, they become prime suspects and must recruit the best of the cybernet underground to help clear their names. Staring: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford. Released: 15 Sep 1995. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Illusionist – Watch Movie Online Free. In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti. Released: 1 Sep 2006. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Sadia Badiei: Vegan breakfast for the weekend. Sadia Badiei is known by her YouTube name Pick Up Limes. In this video, Sadia offers some great vegan breakfast suggestions. Date: 9 Jan 2020. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • German shipping companies and the arms trade. Special report by Deutsche Welle. Date: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Alexandra Whittingham Plays Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tárrega. Filmed in the Church of St Pierre in Martignac, South-West France. Date: 10 Nov 2017. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The English Teacher – Nathan Lane and Julianne Moore – Watch Free. Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way. But Linda’s simple life turns an unexpected page when former star pupil Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano) returns to Kingston after trying to make it as a playwright in New York. This movie is made available by Bjgtjme Full Length Movies. Released: 1 Aug 2013. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Wargames – Watch the Classic 1980s Movie Online Free. A 80’s teenager, bored by traditional high school subjects like biology but fascinated by computers, accidentally taps into the Pentagon’s top-secret computer…the USA’s NORAD system. Released: 3 Jun 1983. [View]
  • Wellness Documentary: Super Size Me. Director Morgan Spurlock’s social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald’s menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected — and terrifying — side effects. Released: 11 Jun 2004. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Lord of War – Watch the Movie Online for Free. Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage stars in this action-packed tale of a notorious arms dealer who supplied weapons to ruthless dictators and successfully outran the law for nearly twenty years. Released: 16 Sep 2005. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Wellness Documentary: “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. Released: 1 Apr 2011. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Tortilla Soup – Watch the Movie Online for Free. A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. Released: 31 Aug 2001. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Jackson Hole Wyoming Fall into Winter. The transition to winter in the Tetons is breathtaking. Join us on a magical journey as wildlife make their seasonal migration and landscapes of color disappear under sheets of white. Welcome to Winter. Date: 3 Dec 2019. Posted: 10 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Sufi Inspired Restaurant: The Tulip & The Rose Cafe. The Tulip and the Rose Cafe in Franklin, NY is the type of place you could drive by for years and have no idea of the vivacity until you walk inside. Started by members of the Osmanli Dergah, a Sufi Muslim group that’s found a home in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, the restaurant serves international food focusing on Malaysian, Indian, Turkish, Thai, and American recipes. Date: 2 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Lebanon and Hezbollah. In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite “party of God”. Since the end of the civil war in 1990, multi-ethnic and multi-religious Lebanon has been exposed to growing political divisions. Supported and financed by Iran, Hezbollah now threatens to destabilize the country and the region. Date: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • The Evangelical Divide Over Religion in Politics. White evangelicals comprise a third of all Republican voters and are among the GOP’s most organized voting blocs. Date: 8 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Colombia: From Cocaine to Cacao. In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. Date: 9 Jan 2010 [View]
  • Ford Motor Company: How to Cook an Egg. Rather than just selling a product, some companies seek to portray the lifestyle of those who identify with the product and company. Ford Motor Company launched a new ad campaign to promote “Truck Life” which helps further define Ford as a lifestyle brand. Rather than just selling trucks, Ford seeks to define the character and life of people who are truck owners. Date: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Jamie Oliver Promotes His Recent Vegetarian Cookbook. Jamie Oliver has been appearing on some talk shows promoting his recent vegetarian cookbook. Date: 8 Jan 2020. Posted: 9 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Farmers Are Buying 40-Year-Old Tractors Because They’re Repairable. VICE News. Date: 7 Jan 2020. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Some fool sent Nina Kollars a free Nespresso machine. A con artist conducting a financial fraud scam through eBay sent Nina Kollars a free Nespresso machine. The scammer didn’t realize that Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College with extensive experience in Strategic and Operational Research. Suspecting something was going on, Nina began conducting an elaborate research project on the scam and ultimately contacted the FBI with the data she accumulated. Date: 15 Nov 2019. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • 14 Days in IRAN – Tour Video. Jacob Laukaitis spent 14 days in IRAN visiting a variety of sites. Date: 24 Sep 2019. Posted: 8 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Ana Vidovic plays Asturias by Isaac Albéniz on a Jim Redgate classical guitar. Performed on 29 Mar 2015 in Asamsaal Ettlingen, Germany. Posted: 7 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Documentary: Climate change in the Antarctic. Few places on Earth are as remote as the German research facility Neumayer Station III. The scientists who work at this outpost in Antarctica are studying the effects of climate change — under extreme conditions. Date: 7 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Commentary – Iranian UN Ambassador Majid Takht-RavanchiThe Friday killing of Iran’s best-known military commander in a U.S. airstrike prompted an outpouring of grief in Tehran — along with vows of vengeance. In the aftermath of Qassem Soleimani’s death, the country’s leaders and President Trump exchanged threats about what might come next. To share Iran’s perspective, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi joins Judy Woodruff. Date: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Iran Analysis on Fox and CNN. There have been a wide range of responses to the President’s order to take out Qasem Soleimani. The praise and criticism mostly falls along predictable partisan lines, but some have departed from the status quo. Date: 6 Jan 2019. [View]
  • Norway – Beautiful Video Recorded on an iPhone. This video shows beautiful scenery from Norway. Date: 25 Nov 2019. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Iran Has the Fourth Largest Cyber Army in the World. According to the CBC report below, Iran now has the fourth largest cyber army in the world with an estimated 100,000 cyber soldiers. Date: 5 Jan 2020. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • High Quality 4K Drone Nature Video of Iran. This video shows high resolution aerial views of nature areas in Iran. Produced by Reza Nazemi. Dated: 20 Jul 2019. Posted: 6 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Yellowstone National Park – Beautiful 8K Video. Yellowstone 8K HDR explores the fall landscapes of Yellowstone National Park. This footage was captured in natively in 8K UHD (4320p) and 60fps resolution with the brand new Red Helium in 8K. Date: 27 Oct 2017. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Snow Monkeys in Japan – Beautiful 5K Video. Now that more people are going to have 5K displays and technology at their finger tips with not only the new iMac, but also Dell’s new 5K display. We decided it was time to challenge ourselves and our technology and give you a chance to experience the world in 5K. Date: 26 Oct 2014. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • VICE News: Libya’s Revolution Is in Ruins. Libya is in a state of chaos as rival governments compete for power, human smuggling runs rampant, and black markets thrive with everything from oil to hard currency. Date: 26 Dec 2019. Posted: 5 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Nordic Islands – Beautiful Aerial 4K Drone Video by Stefan Forster. This is a very nice video of the mountains and shorelines of the Nordic Islands. Date: 3 Jan 2020. Posted: 4 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Top 10 Obama Scandals – The Daily Show. The Daily Show has come up with this list of 10 Obama scandals. Dated: 2 Jan 2020. Posted: 4 Jan 2020. [View]
  • PAWS & More Animal Shelter Needs Your Old Tech Devices. Right now is a great opportunity to help out the animals at PAWS & More Animal Shelter. The team that runs the shelter is in need of some iPads and laptop computers for a new shelter management system. Posted 3 Jan 2020. [View]
  • VICE News: Iran’s Power Over Iraq. Iran and Iraq fought one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the 20th century, which cost the lives of more than a million people and cemented the two countries’ rivalry in the decades that followed. Posted 3 Jan 2020 [View]
  • WEB DESIGN – Divi Theme Security Update. Elegant Themes released the following announcement regarding a security vulnerability update to their popular Divi theme. Dated 2 Jan 2020. Posted 3 Jan 2020. [View]
  • HEALTHCARE – Why Drugs Are So Expensive. Americans today spend more on pharmaceuticals per capita than anyone else in the world, and more than one in five say they have trouble affording their prescription drugs. VICE News, 3 Jan 2019. [View]
  • Mandolin Orange: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. Now ten years into playing together, this couple from Chapel Hill has a family of their own and recently released their sixth album. The two of them sing and play in such complementary ways; it’s heartwarming to watch the ease with which they perform and harmonize. Date: 23 Aug 2019. Posted 2 Jan 2020. [View]
  • Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion. On Tuesday May 28th, Mandolin Orange played a special set at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh to help usher in a partnership between Come Hear North Carolina and the Americana Music Association (AMA). Dated 28 May 2019. Posted 1 Jan 2020. [View]
  • This four minute video took two years to make: “Italian Mountains in 4K”. Dated 1 Sep 2019. Posted 1 Jan 2020. [View]

2019

  • Resources for Life News 201912. The December newsletter. Posted 31 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Robert Reich: Why I’m Still Hopeful About America. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why as a liberal he still has hope for the future. Dated 31 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Hillary Clinton on the Howard Stern Show. This is a 4-part video series of the show. Dated 6 Dec 2019. Posted 30 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid. College sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry, but the NCAA’s regulations prohibit amateur athletes from profiting off their abilities to go pro. But a new lawsuit could completely uped the NCAA and the college athletic business model. VICE Media. Dated 29 Dec 2019. Posted 30 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Tech Security: Guarding Against Threats from Nation State Actors. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) is today disseminating videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. Dated 7 Jan 2019. Posted 17 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Why do we believe things that aren’t true? A TED Talk by Philip Fernbach from 13 Sep 2017, posted 11 Dec 2019. [View]
  • Network Solutions Email Configuration for Apple MacOS Computers – Inbox Missing. When you follow the instructions provided by Network Solutions for automatic email configuration for Mac computers, the process may only partially work. Follow the instructions below to correct the problem with their automatic process. [View]
  • Atacama Desert Video. Posted at 12:18 AM on 8 Dec 2019. Content by Timestorm Films posted to YouTube on 29 Aug 2017. [View]
  • In the Age of AI (full film). A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. Posted and dated 2 Dec 2019. [View]
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