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Journal Childs Vision in Star Trek Video

There are many recreation aspects to the matters that stimulate our hearts and minds in this earthly plane. In this video we discuss StarTrek and commentaries about it. You can rumble and share it here

A Childs Vision In Star Trek

A Childs Vision Perceptive Readers In Star Trek. There are many recreation aspects to the matters that stimulate our hearts and minds in this earthly plane

His Love For His Children and Growth

A commentary interview reaction to what it takes to attain a wholeness in maturity and grow. Interesting conversation indeed.

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The Twitter Mute Button

From the 2015 archives The Twitter Mute Button What does it really Say

On May 12, 2014, Product Manager Paul Rosania posted “Another Way to edit your Twitter experience: with mute”
I have a few thoughts on the announcement shown below.
Paul Rosania stated
“Today we’re beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com. Mute gives you even more control over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user’s content from key parts of your Twitter experience.”
I, James, state
By using the words introduce, feature, more control, and Twitter experience it gives the impression it is certainly needed. In the next paragraph I come to the conclusion of why it was introduced, and IMHO it is more than what is stated in the paragraph. Read on.
Paul Rosania stated further 
In the same way you can turn on device notifications so you never miss a Tweet from your favorite users, you can now mute users you’d like to hear from less. Muting a user on Twitter means their Tweets and Retweets will no longer be visible in your home timeline, and you will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user. The muted user will still be able to favorite, reply to and retweet your Tweets; you just won’t see any of that activity in your timeline. The muted user will not know that you’ve muted him/her, and of course you can unmute at any time.
James stats further
What Paul stated in a nutshell, all be it an upbeat manner, is you can keep the muted person following you in addition to seeing your Twitter messages while you ignore their messages.

“Why not just unfollow them,” I quipped to myself? Then the following thoughts came to me.
● Twitter is now an IPO \ stock market commodity. It’s a numbers game more than ever.
● Maybe we can help stop people from unfollowing one another. One Twitter app user can have thousands of people they follow, this in return has a reciprocation effect, but in reality the user is only viewing a few hundred of its followers’ Twitter messages in his or her time feed line.
● Some may say, “I don’t want to be rude or hurt the person’s feelings for unfollowing them.
To each his\her own, however, here is something to think about.
How do you feel when someone wastes your time?
Are you a person who would appreciate having a person be straight with you?
For the teenage readers here, a word to the wise; social media is a tool of communication, however, muting a person with no intention to ever unmute them is in some mature circles rude or inconsiderate. This is what I think will happen in the short and long run with this mute feature. People will set it and forget it.
FYI – The Twitter Private and Public Lists feature is one way to focus on a core group of people. Periodically as you happen to view your Twitter timeline you can add and take away from the list
I wonder if someone will create an app that will inform you possibly of being muted and by who?
As for me, I desire for people to feel free to unfollow me knowing I will move on to the next person of interest. Because the several hundred I am following now know that if I greet them in peace, then it is only proper etiquette, professional and otherwise human relations to respond. This includes sporadically seeing my tweets in their time line. It is one thing to miss Twitter time line messages because no one can read them all in large numbers; it is another to not even give my Twitter message an opportunity to at least reach your eye’s attention.
So if ignored, thank you for at least making it obvious so I can now unfollow if I have no further interest either. This way I will not waste your valuable time and you will not waste mine. The mute button will provide a false hope in some people that a person they are interested in may catch a profound thought from them. Yet, in reality, they muted you 1 second after they followed you. As some young people can express with flare: “Yea, it’s all about the numbers baby!”
Inasmuch, if you like or don’t mind having a high number of follow\followers who some of them will not respond to a greeting and probably muting you in the same vein, then the instructions are provided below.
Instructions on how to use the Twitter Mute feature
To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for web, tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from his/her profile page, tap the gear icon on the page and choose mute @username.

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Advice and Opinion It feels good when a person

From the 2012 notebook archives

Advice and Opinion

It feels good when a person knows and trusts you enough that your advice is valuable.  How do you determine whether you can trust someone or not? Is it from the feedback of his/her friends or do you take the time to know the potential friend yourself?
Underestimating someone can cause a person to miss out on something good. Inasmuch, placing a person’s reliability too high a level that they cannot live up to also bring disappointments.
Here is a familiar saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” This means no matter what the color of skin may be, height and width of the body, or facial features; we have to see who the individual is inside.

Would you say I am far-out on my thinking in this area?

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HTML Programming Instructional Video by Eli

From the year 2015 archives posts HTML Programming Instructional Video by Eli

Recently, with students out for summer break, I’ve been looking for teaching tools that will help teenagers who are seriously interested in developing their skills in the Information Technology world.HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the default and still taught programming language for internet webpages. Before moving on to other languages, it really helps in the long run to get the basics down first. You will accumulate knowledge in your brain that will be laid as a foundation for you to build on top of like a house of Information Technology knowledge. Oh, you may forget this or that, but you will not forget the basics for a long time.
It will take a long time to Forget These Things
Like I mentioned in the first heading, you should not forget the basic. Here is a brief list of the basics:
● How to identify the document
● How to add a comment and why
● How to turn tags on and off
● What is a Titled tag
● What is the Body tag
● What is the paragraph tag
Introduction to HTML Programming
Here to also help you, is a class taught by Eli the computer guy, syllabus if you will, that will help you to understand what I have noted above and more.
It is very helpful for many people to read a book on a subject and have an instructor at the same time for questions and encouragement. An additional reason why Eli the Computer Guy’s “Introduction to HTML Programming” video will benefit you is because he takes into consideration the questions you would most likely ask and teaches them as he goes along. He also teaches in a repetition for emphasis style.  The 1 hour and 38 minutes video link is below.

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Bloglovin Benefits and Geek Brain

From the July 2015 archives of James Lynch’s writing Bloglovin Benefits and Geek Brain

Bloglovin’ is a tool I use to keep up with all my favorite blog posts. For a site like Geek Brain Dump, with its daily stream of new articles from the writers here, it makes sure I receive highlighted notifications via the Bloglovin website and the phone app of newly posted articles.
It places the RSS Feeds preview of each new headlined blog article and places it in an organize squared\rectangle layout. See sample and take a look at the like and red heart and share choices for your favorite articles. Your likes and shares matter!
Have you noticed the interesting articles being shared here at Geek Brain Dump? They range from all things technical in the reviews, articles, and how-to. If you do not want to miss one article, Bloglovin’ will even send you a digest at the end of the day.
This is how I keep up with the latest on this website.
Account Setup
In order to set up your account, just go to http://bloglovin.com and click on the sign up button.
After you quickly setup your account through Facebook or e-mail profile, look to the “Search blogs” feature and type in Geek Brain Dump. The website will show up before you even finish typing it.
Select and press the follow button. It will add Geek Brain Dump to your feed.
Hope this makes managing your feeds easy.

Confidence in Your Humanity

We talked about keeping our humanity in times past, these are additional thoughts from the Good Book as well. Have a wonderful day.

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Facebook at Work is this Service for You

From the pocbooks.com archives of January 2015. Facebook at Work is this Service for YOU?

Facebook is providing companies their own customized version of its social media tool. This article will not be presented as a pros and con commentary, but it will inform you in the second half of the article why this may viewed as an oxymoron [Terms or statements that seem contradictory] company policy by managers and CIOs. That is, if someone brings up using the Facebook at Work service.
How does it work?If you already have a Facebook account, then you know how to share information with family, friends, and use the messaging system? You will pretty much notice the same functionality with the exception of Facebook at Work’s purpose for businesses sole employees (co-workers) access and purported no ads and no tracking, i.e. privacy.
Did you say, “No advertisements showing up?”“This is being reported, Facebook at Work is ads free”
Are you sure the Facebook at Work service will not track and store the company’s internal communications for other reasons outside of my knowledge?“Well, again, this is being reported by Business Insider Australia that, yes, this is the case.
…Facebook at Work will not serve ads or track your data. It will remain a private, closed ecosystem only accessible to those inside a company.
As of the time of this writing, I was unable to find the official (SLA) Service level Agreement policy for the new Facebook at Work product.   Granted, I could have missed it, or because the product is still in the testing phase. This page will be updated as information becomes available.
Tools for this Product
Facebook at Work App in ITunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook-at-work/id944921229?mt=8
There are selected companies trying out this new product across multiple platforms, including smartphones, as in android and others.
Is Facebook at Work an Oxymoron?
This is a question not everyone would have to ask? This question comes up for companies that are presently blocking Facebook and have policies prohibiting its personal usage on business property or during operation hours.In Round-Robin type settings, when people just brainstorm and throw out ideas, people (including managers) sometimes make suggestion that go against present company policy.They may feel it is in the interests of progress for the company or business. However, an alert signal will go off in the minds of people who know the company policy and the viable security reasons behind it; i.e. CIO’s. They may rebuttal “We are presently blocking Facebook on the Firewall level, how can we make this work?”
Additional questions may be asked:
• Will some forget at times to sign in/out of their personal and work profile?
• What makes this messaging system worth the change from our present system?
• Will this make us more efficient with productivity and security?
Again, it has to be emphasized, that such questions may only be applicable for ones who have strict policies against the use of Facebook in company environments, yet it comes up in a brainstorming session to change such a policy.
As always, the choice is left up to the decision makers for the company. This article is provided what is the latest news in the Information Technology culture, in which Facebook is playing an enterprising role.

Generation Appreciation and Hope

Does This Generation Have Appreciation and Hope?