Cellphones

I heard it once said that the worse invention was that of the cellphone. And I tend to believe it. Furthermore, I am in agreement that use of a cellphone while driving should be banned. Allow me to explain:

I have 2 cellphones and a tablet. The 2nd cellphone is in the house in case I lose the first one and thats all. And the tablet has only once left the house. So I use my cellphone wisely.

Others I am not sure of. In fact I think some people will not learn the dangers of driving and texting until someone dies in an accident and by that time it will be to late.

I know of a couple people who make phone calls and text while driving. Sometimes they make use of all three cellphones at once. Thus putting passengers and other drivers at risk.  But what can be done to curb the threat?

What can be done  if you know of someone who sends text messages while driving?

If you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to make a comment.

Something has to change in Michigan to stop people from this behaviour.

 

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Updates October 6 2013

Before I give you all the latest allow me to say that this entry will serve on several fronts. If you get bored and want to leave I understand many people only want to hear about exciting things that will tingle their senses. However, if you read onward maybe, just maybe you will find something that will spark your interest. And now that that is out of the way let us move onward.

#1. Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc.   is undergoing some changes in the realm of reality. At present we are seeking a piece of property with at least four bedrooms in the Fenton Michigan area to begin the first phase of having an after care place for Christians coming out of at this time Michigan prison. Once at the location he will have a much needed roof over his head and Christian education. On top of it all the person will also work on the property.   The ministry has come to the understanding that while we have a vision for the large there is a need to  start small. Exiting prison life is tough and there are many in society who are hostile but here is the thing; they are people too who deserve a second chance on this planet just like God gave you a second and third chance.  Thus Thunderdome Ministries Network needs your support not just prayerfully but in other areas as well.  For more information on the vision of the ministry please o to the website at www.thunderdomeministries.net and click on the tab Vision.

#2. This writer has created a brand new website simply titled It Only Makes Cents  and at this point it has only two pages;  #1..A listing of all the websites where a person like yourself can earn a few dollars on the world wide web  #2  a Cell Phone Forum   and you can tell the world about your cellphone, service and so forth. Will you help make this a popular forum? I truly hope you will.

#3. On a personal note:  over the last few weeks I have been living out of a suitcase and nearly out of my car due to the fact that the landlord wants me moved out by noon October 15 2013. Now I have earnestly attempted to move into a nice place but regretfully that was denied. Thus the press is on.  After said date I frankly do not know if I will have internet access that would able yours truly to pen these entries. Frankly I truly desire your prayers and action as I still attempt to move closer to my home church in Fenton Michigan named Faith City.  

Thank you for your time and for reading this far into this entry. It is my hope and prayer that I will pen many more in the days and months ahead.

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2 Corinthians 5:14-15“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

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For several years yours truly has attempted to earn a few dollars for Thunderdome Ministries by having several affiliate stores via Amazon. After years of waiting around for someone to buy something there just was no action whatsoever. Thus the following will be closed effective April 5 2013 at 12:01am Kindle Store, Thunder Mall, Books 4 Sale,,MP3 Store.and Shutterbug store.

An funds from being an affiliate would have gone to Thunderdome Ministries to help curtail any out of pocket expenses. At this this point and time all yours truly can do is hope someone will send in a monetary love gift. If you would like to send a love gift to the ministry the address will be listed below. Please note that the ministry has not yet obtained tax exempt status so all love gifts  can only be treated as a Christmas or birthday gift. Which means there will be no tax write off if you send in a love gift,

You can send in you love gifts, in US dollars, to the following

Thunderdome Ministries Network inc 

David Liebler, President

202 Marge

Waterford MI 48328

Thank you for your time and I trust you will have a good day.

Trial & Error } Website tip

When you create a website you may very well have a dozen or so ideas running through your brain.  Thus you will spend hours upon hours attempting your idea, Once your concept is finished. you publish it for all the world to see.  In the days to come and roll out the door you realize that visitors are failing to visit other pages on the website. Now you must make those changes you had hoped you would not need to do; after all if you fail to make changes then all your planning  and effort are out the door.Your end result is this; your idea of having two pages now come down to just one, and with perhaps the results you so desire.

How do you find out if something is working on your website? By using a counter that produces much needed data so you can make an informed decision.  For over ten years I have been using www.sitemeter.com because if give me all the data I need.

Case in point is the website titled Click Cents I had divided up the pages so pages would not look crowed and confusing.. Results were that people were visiting the lead page they were not moving on to the next page. End result was having to trim down the lead page and squeeze onto the page much needed data.

All and all I would need to say this to those who create websites:

  • Do not be afraid to try Give the idea a 1-3 month trial period before you make changes.
  • If you make a mistake admit your error and then repair the damage.
  • If you are working with tables do not create the table inside the website itself. Instead your website in a html editor such as Microsoft  Front Page or any other editor you are comfortable with. Creating a table within the website itself can produce  nasty results and then you may have to start from the very beginning.
  • If you are tired or sleepy walk away from your work and get some sleep. Creating a website when sleepy or tired can give you a false sense of security. Thus, you are prone to creating errors

Thank you for stopping by today. I trust that you have learned a little something out of the rambling. And of course I expect you to visit Click Cents and all of this carious pages. And now for a few free graphics for your website:

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Please excuse my absence in penning any entries. In January I took to creating, working with all of the websites that I own. I even tried some new tricks and found I enjoyed the treat of what took place. It has been a very long time since I just sat back and got a little creative along with mixing it in with some education.

For those who are reading this and just starting out  with creating websites allow me to explain:  Just like in the real work the internet changes as well. What might be the style and way to go one month may not hold true in the following months. Thus, if you are going to have a website one needs to stay fresh to the point where you are willing to take a chance or two.  Several years ago having a website  using flash was very popular. Just about everyone who I knew had a website with it. As for myself, I held back  and just kept the website as simple as possible. As it turned out  the era of flash websites died out and it was back to basics. The reason why it died is this: it takes longer for a website to load using flash than simply a html code. Those seconds that a visitor has to wait are critical. If a website can not load up within 30 seconds or less everything is a pure waste of a visitors time and your prospects will move onward.

So here is a list of websites that got created or recreated since I last penned an entry. IF you visit any of them and you like the idea or layout just pen me a note in the guestbook that could very well be included. 

 

  1. If you are attempting to learn html code allow me to share this piece of advice:  be willing to practice writing codes out on both your computer and on paper. By doing this the codes will tend to become memorized thus creating a second nature of sorts.
  2. Remember, when you create a website  keep this in mind: you are in truth creating it for yourself for the world to see. If you do not like it  your visitors very well will not either. Do yourself proud!

Have a good day everyone and I hope to see some kind remarks in those guestbook.

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My Smartphone Beef

If you have a regular cellphone then you may skip this entry and move onward. However, those with smartphones just may want to hold their horses and continue forward.

It was in the year 2000 that I chose to move into the realm of being a cellphone user. Ameritech/AT&T was getting very expensive to maintain a landland so something had to be done. Thus I got my first cellphone from what was then Cingular; talk about problems with dropped calls and such I had enough after six months and moved onward to T-Mobile. Since moving to T-Mobile I really have had no problems to speak of that would keep a reader from changing his or her service over to T-Mobile.

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For those who are not yet up to speed as to what a smartphone is allow me to define it in real simply for you.  They are for all since or arguments nothing more than a handheld computer. You can surf the internet, get connected with your favorite social media site, read email. That my dear reader is the very basic definition of the smartphone.

What they fail to inform you of at the place of purchase is that to maintain a cellphone you need what is known as  “a data plan..” This enables your phone to accept bits and pieces of information from various websites such as cookies and so forth. Without that data you pretty much have a regular cellphone that does nothing more that receive phone calls and perhaps even text messages.

With a smartphone one thing you will find you will need and want will be what is known as “apps” which are smaller versions of full blown applications that you may have on your home computer or laptop. Question you may have in mind is one I had months ago, can an app  for a smartphone be used on a laptop in order to save space?  The answer is not really unless you have a special download that would convert the app for you. In other words it would be like taking a six inch pipe and putting it into a three inch hole; it can be done but with modifications.

Question: Are all apps the same?
My Beef #1

The answer is a sounding no they are not and here is why. While an app may work on an IPhone it will not work on an Android or Windows phone. Same case in point for Android apps and for Windows phones.

I had bought a G1 smartphone back in  the summer of 2009 and fell love with owning one. So much so I nearly gave up on owning a laptop. I learned how to use apps, find websites that offered apps.  Soon when I was away from home it was my mainstay with the World Wide Web.  Towards the end of its life it grew tired and was showing signs of death. Thus it was time for a newer phone. At the  time I did not realize that apps from my G1 were not compatible with my new phone which worked only using Windows. Furthermore, there was also a matter of learning how to use a “Windows phone” with all its tiles, apps, and its software. After a while a person gets the hang of things and has fun with ones smartphone.

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The first beef I have with apps is as follows: they are not compatible with other types of smartphones. Thus, what ever app you have on an IPhone or Android phone will not work on a “Windows phone/” and vise-versa. Thus an owner of a smartphone needs to show some patience when in all reality your starting all over again. The end result  just maybe a smarter user when and it it came time to start a new job.

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My Beet #2

While all apps are not created equal so are the smartphones. Each smartphone has its own style and feel in many ways.

  • So my first tip on this aspect is as follows: do not buy a smart phone just because of all its bells, whistles and name plate.
  • Do not buy a smartphone  just because  your friend and or neighbor has one with some fancy nameplate. In other words be yourself. Get what feels right for you.
  • If you are not a quick learner then don’t move over to a  move over to a different type of platform. Stay with the platform you presently use. Example: if you are presently using an Android then don’t move over to a Windows Phone; it took me about 1-2 weeks to get the hang of a new platform.
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Beef #3

Yes having the smartphone your friend and neighbor have would be, cool it is not smart either.

  • Buy a smartphone that you can afford! Not what is hip, cool or what your neighbors and friends have.
  • Do not buy on nameplate alone/ Just because Brand X Y or Z look nice get one you like.
  • How a cellphone feels in your hand is everything. Example:  back in 2009 I held the G1 Phone in my hands along with other smartphones at the time. While the others looked all nice and pretty the G1 got me hook-line and sinker
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Creators of smartphone apps need to keep in mind that a large portion of the app market speak and  read only English. Thus app creators need to include an English translation to an app along with his or her language of preference.  For example:  why in the world would I down load an app that is written in Japanese, Spanish or Korean when I can not read or speak the language. When you create an app remember your audience will be and put it in that language; more so if you are putting a price tag on the app.

Safety Tips 
  1. Do not text and drive at the same time cars-015-animated-images
  2. If you do not have a Bluetooth or answering devise do not answer the phone while driving

What you do behind the wheel matters: In many states it is illegal to test and drive. Doing so and causing an accident could very well put you behind bars

In closing

Remember that a cellphone, whether or not is a smartphone still gets you connected to your friends and loved ones. It is a form of communication   that can be your best of friends or your worse enemy. Treat your cellphone with care and you will  have a great deal of fun  for many years to come.

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Disclaimer: 

Name of companies mentioned  in this entry were not an endorsement for their product.

Psalm 118:5-6“When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

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The following is  from     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone 

A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone.[1][2][3] The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Many modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband. In recent years, the rapid development of Mobile App markets and of Mobile Commerce have been drivers of smartphone adoption.

Three Things To Remember….

 

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as each day passes by so our shopping days until Christmas grow shorter and shorter. So I would like to take this time  and remind you of several things.

  • As each day passes the lines at various stores get longer and everyone’s nerves are on edge. The solution to this problem and to keep from wasting precious gas is to shop online. One such place you can shop is at Thunder Mall. With Thunder Mall you can shop in the comfort of your favorite chair right at home. Each store at Thunder Mall is an affiliate right from Amazon.com itself. So you would be shopping with confidence.
  • As 2012 draws to a close this writer needs to remind you that Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc  needs sponsors for next year. I do believe that this was mentioned in a blog entry titled WANTED. In said entry I do believe that things were mentioned as so you could choose which aspect of the ministry you may want to support.
  • Lastly I would like to mention to you the following: yours truly has not family whatsoever. Thus Christmas gets to truly be a drag all by itself. Yet there is a way that you could make this writers Christmas a little brighter by taking advantage of my Amazon.com Wish List.

May the Lord bless and keep you in everything you say and do.

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