Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Add Photos from Your Phone

Lately I've noticed that Blogger gives the option to add a photo from your phone, so I thought I'd test it to see how it works.

Well, never mind.  It's part of the Google+ for Android app - which I would get, but my phone is stupid and doesn't have room for any more apps.  In fact, it tells me every day that I'm low on space, and the apps that I do have need updated - but there's not enough space to update them.  I am seriously going to need to get a new phone soon!  I don't even have very many apps.  The phone just barely has enough internal space for the apps that came on it - the ones I can't delete or move to the SD card.  It's frustrating.

If I could actually add the app, not only would it be handy to be able to use my phone pics for blogging, but all my pics would automatically be added to Google+ (in a private folder) - so I'd never lose any pictures - no matter what, which would be great.
Who has Google+ for Android?  Are you liking it?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bad Grammar Just Makes You Look Dumb

Anybody who knows me knows that stupid grammar mistakes drive me crazy - and those mistakes are everywhere.  No matter how smart you might be, making these mistakes can make you look dumb.

Take a little time to read through these tips and refer to them as often as you need to:

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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No need to look silly or dumb any longer!
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Not a Doctored Photo?

I saw this photo on Facebook tonight.
The caption read: "Taken in Rome, GA last night... I got this off fox fives website go me that doesn't look like a tornado, more like Hell..."
and my friend shared it with the comment, "Not a doctored up photo. Have you ever seen such a sight in your LIFE!!!"

Not one to believe everything I read, I went searching for Fox Five in Georgia, and I did find this photo on their site.  But when I clicked on it, I found a comment that said it was an old photo, not of a tornado from last night's storms, but of a volcano erupting.  The commenter said that he had used the same picture in a video more than a year ago.  I don't know if this is the video he was referring to, but I did find a video that uses this photo, and it was posted in November.

So, maybe it's not a doctored photo - except that it was cropped - but it's also not a photo of a tornado in Georgia last night.

Still a very cool photo! And did you know that volcanic eruptions are accompanied by lightning?  I didn't.  Then again, I've never seen a volcano erupt.  I did, however, watch this video while I was on YouTube:

How cool is that?

As I was writing this post, I went back to the Fox Five news website, and I could no longer find the photo - so it looks like it's been removed.  There are enough photos of the weather and storm damage.  Why someone felt the need to post this particular photo and claim that it's something it's not is beyond me.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

What Men Like

I was just noticing the other day that my new favorite addiction, Pinterest, is mostly for the ladies.  Sure, there are guys on there, but the overwhelming majority of my followers and the ones I'm following are ladies.  Not surprising, really, because it seems like Pinterest is full of things like recipes, craft ideas, home decorating ideas, fashion and style choices, ideas for raising children, and so many more 'girly' things.  No wonder the men are hiding!  (it would be interesting if there was a way to find out the male/female ratio of Pinterest members, but I haven't figured out how to do it)

I'm not the only one who noticed that Pinterest isn't exactly man-friendly.  I heard on the news this morning that there's a new site just for the guys - MANteresting!  A quick glance at the site shows it's definitely full of manly likes - meat, fire, cars, tools, electronics, motorcycles, eye candy.  Manteresting calls itself:
A site where you:
  1. Get inspired by awesome content
  2. Share manly things with the community
  3. View what other members are posting
What do you think?  Is it important for the guys to have their own site for saving and sharing the things they find 'manteresting'?  Sure the men could post things to Pinterest, and we'd have a nice mix of the girly and the manly stuff - and we always have a choice about which people and/or boards we follow, so they wouldn't have to see the girly stuff unless they wanted to and the ladies could see and follow only the manly things they're interested in.  Then again, Pinterest seems like the fancy living room or the kitchen, and the big burly manly men aren't going to feel comfortable there - not when they have the Man Cave of MANteresting  to join.

Like Pinterest, MANteresting is free to join - and there are no invites to wait for.
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