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Facebook Does It Again

Built on the Love Canal

I just quit Facebook for the third time. Maybe the charm? Possibly forever.

I was browsing some pictures in the main column of Facebook.

A full screen computer takeover warning popped up with loud audio voice over. “Don’t try to quit!” “Don’t shut down your computer.” “You will lose all your personal files if you do.” We have taken control of everything.” Listen to the following to unlock your… “

I killed everything and rebooted the computer. Then I forced WIN10 to do a security scan. Nothing found. I am hoping it was a fake alarm, but no way […] Continue reading » Facebook Does It Again

Can I Write?

I have a couple of old co-worker friends who have taken to writing books. I’ll call them Wayne and Joe. I have recently read their new books. These are people into their 60’s. Younger than I, now pushing past seven decades. None of them are trained English writing majors. Neither am I. It has me wondering if there is anything I am missing here…

I can’t say they are on the top ten best sellers list. I am sure they are not. But I think the reasons for publishing are similar to why I post on so many blogs. I can see the hits and […] Continue reading » Can I Write?

Happy Birthday Kids

My children (boy-girl twins) celebrated their birthday in my home yesterday. They will be 44 on Tuesday (tomorrow). Hard to believe it has been that long. We are blessed they are still best friends and both live near us here in Dallas, TX area. Both are married and my son has a daughter, now age 7. That’s our nuclear-fissioned family. (We are split but still live in the same reactor!) 🙂

So that makes my wife and I 25 when they were born. We were so young but so happy. Twins were not expected. Can’t forget the day as it was 10 below zero in northeast Ohio. Not […] Continue reading » Happy Birthday Kids

P.A.R.K. Field Day 2015

This is the center of a 160 meter dipole using an auto tuner at the center

Two fellow Amateur Radio Operators, James – KW5CW, “Fuzi: Dave – KG5IBQ and myself – W5EHS visited the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) Field Day event. It was located in Russel Creek Park in Plano, Texas.

I was once very active in this group, but work demands let me slack off active membership for about the last decade. I was publisher for the newsletter for several years at that time and created the first digital format. But that was long ago. Now it was time to […] Continue reading » P.A.R.K. Field Day 2015

Facebook

Except for viewing my family activities I have become extremely annoyed with the management and total control Facebook has over many people’s lives. For me it has become the false profit of Satan and destroying cultural values and the right (or is it now become a privilege) of personal privacy. Yeah, I am an old fogey and damn well proud of it.

I shared as little personal information as possible in Facebook “registration”. I even lied about my age. Facebook constantly and incessantly (Hmm. Those words mean the same) tried to “figure me out”. From my friends it was calculating where I was born, my complete family […] Continue reading » Facebook