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Got a new computer from Best Buy (2019)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Internet_Related 03 May 2019 · 147 views

After my Windows 7 computer died in March of 2015, I got a Hewlett-Packard Windows 8.1 computer from Walmart:
[HP Pavilion  500-223w Desktop PC with Intel Core i3-4130 Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 8.1]
Avast screwed u...

Human Trafficking Prevention (The White Hats Are Winning)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 20 February 2019 · 106 views

You'd think this would be a huge story in the mainstream news:
The war between the white hats and the black hats has been going on for a long time, but the white hats are finally winning. It seems a disgusting man in the big chair has agreed to work with the white hats. For decades, most men who sat in that big chair have worked for the...

Do You Have an Amazon Wishlist? Make Sure People Can Send You Gifts.

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, Personal_Stuff 06 June 2017 · 478 views
Amazon Wishlist and 2 more...
I got an e-mail from a friendly person today. They couldn't send me a gift from my Tip Jar Wish List because the address was blank. I went Googling for the answer and found out from an Amazon forum that an Amazon Wishlist shipping address is blank by default. You have to click on "List Settings," then click on "View Details," then change the shipping...

236 Down and 23 Up (Internet)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Internet_Related 05 April 2016 · 568 views

Cable guy came today and gave us a new modem/router thingy:
I went from 23 down to 236 down and 2 up to 23 up.
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Giant Space Creature May Be Heading for Earth

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts, Internet_Related 09 December 2015 · 711 views

Someone mentioned Google Sky , so I thought I'd check it out. I started randomly clicking and zooming in on things and found a giant space creature:
Giant Space Creature at Google Sky
Now that it knows we've seen it, the creature might arrive just in time for Christmas and swallow the entire Earth. If it doesn't have teeth, we might surv...

Best 3 From The Acapella Project

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, Personal_Stuff 15 June 2015 · 736 views

Even though I escaped from religion many years ago, I still like these songs. They didn't used to be on YouTube, but now they are:
youtube.com/watch?v=KLCUcUwF4oE "The Reason" by GLAD
youtube.com/watch?v=n8NRD5B_sAA "A Mighty Fortress" by GLAD

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, TV_and_Movie_Related_Topics 06 June 2015 · 1,078 views

Before the Stick
I think I got my Blu-ray player in 2012 and it was able to handle Netflix, but it doesn't recognize Amazon Instant Video. It was nice for a while, but the menu for Netflix seems to be getting slower, it keeps forgetting my viewing progress, and it doesn't automatically play the next episode of a TV show. My sister uses her PlaySt...

Searching for a Word Near Another Word (Proximity Search)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 13 January 2015 · 968 views

I recently got a friendly virtual kick in the pants from a couple of people to get back to work on my release date pages for Atari 2600 games:
Since then I've been searching long full text versions of old magazines using...

Convert JPG to PDF (Free Online)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info, Internet_Related 07 December 2014 · 1,028 views

I wanted to put a bunch of JPG images into a PDF file so they'd be easier to read and easier to convert to text , so I went Googling and tried this web site:
It seems to be working great so far (after allowing cookies). I used it twice last night to put JPG magazine scans into PDF files and I'll be using it some...

Was Einstein wrong? (Howell's Theory of Relativity)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts, Useful_Info, Internet_Related 01 September 2014 · 1,336 views
$10000 reward?, John Howell and 5 more...
I was looking for something else and found this article that I cut out from the Greensboro News & Record newspaper. I'm guessing that it was from around 1994. When I cut out the article, I forgot to keep the top of the paper that had the date.
What happened with John Howell and his book? Did he give up? Was he proven wrong? I must be using the...

5 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong In The Shower

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, Personal_Stuff 30 January 2014 · 1,471 views

Check out this Huffington Post article:
5 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong In The Shower
"You're Not Using a Handheld Shower Head" should have been added to the list. I can't believe that people in civilized societies (who have extra money) are still using shower heads that stay stuck up on the wall. If you take the water where you need...

I Love Useful Videos on the Internet

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Xbox 360, Internet_Related 15 January 2014 · 746 views

Seems like there is a video on the Internet to help with almost anything you can think of. Around a week ago, I used this video to help me replace a bathroom fan:
Over a year ago, the controller that came with my Xbox 360 developed a squeaky trigger and...

Netflix Has Improved

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, TV_and_Movie_Related_Topics, Internet_Related 09 December 2013 · 1,099 views

I had Netflix 4 or 5 years ago and things have improved since then. The player in the browser on my PC seems to be a lot more professional and user-friendly than it used to be. I also have a different setup than I had back then, so I'm not just limited to using a PC.
I wirelessly connected my Blu-ray player to the Internet tonight with the little U...

How to Get Rid of the "Use Your Real Name" YouTube Popup

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 14 May 2013 · 5,461 views

Sometimes that irritating popup has a link that will let you close it, but most of the time it's not there. If you're sick of that thing popping up almost every time you go to watch a video, all you need is the Firefox add-on Adblock Plus   and the filter below. If you don't already have Adblock Plus, add it to Firefox, then add this custom fi...

I have news that everyone should know. Buy my book and find out what it is!

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts, Internet_Related 22 September 2012 · 741 views

There are a lot of people out there who claim that they have earth-shattering humanitarian news that everyone needs to know, but instead of posting it for free on the Internet or uploading the full educational video to YouTube, they tell you to buy their book or DVD.

Don't act like you care about saving the people of the world from the evil plans of...

Goodbye Google AdSense Ads

Posted by Random Terrain, in RandomTerrain.com, Internet_Related 15 September 2012 · 742 views

Seems like hardly anyone has been clicking on the Google AdSense ads on my web site for the last 3 months, no matter where I put them or what I try. I'm getting tired of fiddling with the ads, so I removed them from my pages. My web site is now ad-free (except for the site search and any ads...

Google Analytics - Active Visitors on Site

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 05 June 2012 · 1,674 views

In case you didn't know, if you have Google Analytics tracking code on your Web pages, you can now watch your visitors come and go in real time. I've been wanting something like this for years. It makes your web site seem more alive when you can see visitors coming and going as it happens....

My Favorite Firefox Add-ons (2010)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 14 June 2010 · 905 views

I have tried various Firefox add-ons over the years, but the only ones I have kept are these:

Only allows scripts to run on web sites that you trust. It also ends up working like an ad blocker most of the time, so...

Message Board Mobs: Honorable Evil

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 26 March 2009 · 585 views
I think it's best to consult a lawyer before you post anything. You never know how someone is going to interpret what you say. Every sentence needs to be expanded into at least 5 paragraphs so your meaning will be obvious to even the most dense.

A mob can form quickly and you can be labeled an a-hole or a troll before you've had a chance to respond. Your...

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