Deals On YouTube

The day I discovered YouTube was a great day. Now it seems as if I have been on it for ages and that it has been there forever for all of our music and video wants and needs. So it was weird to hear on the radio today that YouTube has really only been around since 2005. What in the world did we do without it?

Today I was spending a bit of free time online during lunch at my desk and ended up on YouTube, which as you know you go just click and keep clicking and keep coming up with great stuff one right after another, forever.

I stumbled upon a video about a music shop near me that seemed to have some pretty good products going for some pretty decent prices. It’s not the first time I’d seen or heard of Musician’s Friend but I did a bit of checking around and it seems to check out. Since I am trying to do as much of my Christmas shopping online this year, sites like these will come into play more and more in the next couple of weeks.

Dog Parks

When I lived in California we had two dog parks close to my house. One was a small fenced aread with a lot of things to climb and crawl through. The other park was a large field where the dogs could actually run and chase frisbees or tennis balls. We used to go to the dog park 3 – 4 times a week.

Ever since we moved away I have not been able to find any kind of dog park anywhere around here. There is no place where I can safely take my dogs off the leash and let them run. I really miss that.

Electronic Cigarettes

We seem to be hearing and seeing these new fangled electronic cigarettes that there has been so much hype about these past couple of years. It seems that most of the convenience stores have signs right on the door or the front window stating that you can buy electronic cigarettes in there, and the prices don’t seem to be that unreasonable. Of course I understand now that you have to buy additional cartridges for them on occasion and I don’t have a clue how much those costs at this point, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to find out considering the Internet brings you that kind of information in just a moment or two.

I was in the grocery store a few weeks back and passed a guy in the tea and coffee aisle that had what appeared to be a lit cigarette, which provoked me to take a second look, which then I figured out that it did not have any odor and that I didn’t see a single cloud of cigarette smoke hanging in the air. Of course he saw the funny look on my face and he made a comment that his new electronic cigarette was bringing him a lot in attention when he used it in places that you normally wouldn’t see a person smoking anything. And that he has been asked a few times all ready to please extinguish it or go outside!  LOL

Valuable Software

My subscription for the antivirus software program that came pre-installed on my desktop PC has expired and I’m not going to just automatically renew it. I want to take a fresh look at antivirus software programs available and see if there are better options. My IT friends at the office told me check out the internet for antivirus software programs from other companies, like CyberDefender dot com for free trials and other good software to protect my PC.

While I’m checking out software I might as well take a look at the newest sibelius first software that is so useful for folks like me that likes to write music.

One of the threats that concerns me the most is the malware that sneaks onto your PC and steals your passwords and account information. I think that is the way a lot of people are exposed to identity theft and I want to make sure that whatever I do I am protected from that. Not that I keep a lot of personal stuff on the computer in the first place, but there are probably cookies with information stored deep on the hard drive that I don’t even know about. CyberDefender has products to stop malware, worms and trojans, plus other products that seem to be more aggressive than some of the free ones that I’ve seen. And I like the fact that they have a toll free phone number for technical support 24/7.

 

Hate To Say Good-Bye To Summer

Today is the last day of the kids in this area’s summer vacation. I think we have everything that is on the Back To School Supply List and tonight we will be having an early dinner and hopefully the house will be nice and quiet so that we can all get to bed early to get a good night’s sleep before the big day that starts way too early for my taste.