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The Confederate Flag and Its Impact and Influence on Millenials

It's been an unsettling week as once again, some post high school dropout with a chip on his soldier and a too-easily acquired gun decides to end lives.  This time, some loser douche decided to invade a church and kill several people who weren't pale enough for him.  This has led, most unfortunately to a whole lot of sheeple deciding to blame everything in the world, except for this young guy. What some people just can't seem to wrap around their heads is that sometimes people are just born wrong.  This guy probably has instances as far back as early childhood of things that should have alerted someone to the fact that he's cracked in the head.  But the sheeple persist. So, now we have this movement going on called #takedowntheflag, where civil authorities are being besieged by people in droves demanding that Confederate flags from the Civil War be taken down from government buildings. Apparently, that was what set the guy off.  A flag.  No, that's just what he cho…
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Yandex Web Browser

On my Windows 7 computer, the one I work from, I need a good, fast reliable browser as part of my workflow.  I recently got rid of one that I really loved for a while, called Torch Browser.  Torch has a lot of great extras, such as music and video players, torrent downloader, facelift for facebook; basically it's great for play.  Don't get me wrong, it was great but my focus on this computer is productivity and I need a web browser to match.  I like using Chrome based browsers as well as Firefox, but I hate having Google involved in everything (like this blog *grumble*) so I go for alternative browsers based on Chrome, minus the Google.  (Sorry, Google dear, but you brought this on yourself)  I was a rabid fan of Opera prior to what I like to call the Operocalypse, where Opera gave up everything that made it stand out from the rest (and made it the best) to yet another Chrome clone.  I have it, out of habit, but only use it on my most secure sites; it sits idle 90% of the time…

Review of All Natural Products

As noted in my other blog, Thoughts From The Outside, I went on a all-natural mission to detoxify my life.  In part this change came about due to my dad's bout with cancer, but also it was something I have wanted to do for a long time and that was just my extra boost.  I started reading first about the 'no-poo' movement, which involves all natural alternatives to washing one's hair without using commercial shampoos, which are laden with cancer causing ingredients.  After several tries of various things, all of which are chronicled in my other blog, Thoughts From The Outside, I settled on one company for all of my all natural needs.

I discovered a wonderful, family owned company during my lengthy search for quality, effective all natural products.  They are called Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company, located in Cleveland Ohio.  They sell lots of amazing, all natural products like (obviously) soap and salve, also shampoo bars, deodorant, lotions and lip balms.  When I b…

Writer's Block and a Deadline

Everyone has something they are good at; I'm a writer.  I have been hired as a freelance writer on multiple occasions, to the benefit of both parties.  I have written many different types of custom writing for various clients, depending on their needs and my knowledge of the subject they need written about.  Sometimes, though, after a long while of not doing much on the writing front, my skills can get somewhat rusty.  Enter every writers nightmare: writer's block.  Sometimes inspiration can be difficult to come by so it's necessary to have several sources at hand to give a boost when needed.  If ever I get stuck on a particularly technical piece or with a subject I know little about, I can always get a professional to write my essay.  I can always turn to writers with advanced postgraduate degrees and professional business experience to help me get a paper that I can use as a source for my work.  It's nice to know that I don't have to worry about anyone else havin…

For anyone getting login errors recently (Linux)

For those random people having random issues with logins lately..it may not be your Linux distro.  Apparently a nasty bug has creeped into ext4, which is causing all kinds of mayhem.  Make sure when installing a new distro, you mount your /home directory as something besides ext4 in order to keep your data safe.  See this link, scroll down to the Section entitled Tips and Tricks (by Robert Storey) to see more of what's going on, in case you are affected.  Not a lot of people are at this point, supposedly just randomly.  The chief maintainer of ext4 is working on a solution now.

For anyone getting login errors recently (Linux)

For those random people having random issues with logins lately..it may not be your Linux distro.  Apparently a nasty bug has creeped into ext4, which is causing all kinds of mayhem.  Make sure when installing a new distro, you mount your /home directory as something besides ext4 in order to keep your data safe.  See this link, scroll down to the Section entitled Tips and Tricks (by Robert Storey) to see more of what's going on, in case you are affected.  Not a lot of people are at this point, supposedly just randomly.  The chief maintainer of ext4 is working on a solution now.

Shopping for work pants

There is one chore in all my world that ranks right up there with going to the laundromat as "things I hate to do the most" and that would be shopping.  I admit, I'm a girl and I don't like to shop.  Unless it's rummaging, which doesn't qualify as shopping in my view.  Every so often, though, I have to work up the will to go to actual stores and hunt around for a pair of pants to wear at work.  Dockers, a brand introduced by Levi Strauss & Co., has been providing classy jeans and work pants since 1986. With fits ranging from Classic to Slim, there is a pair for everyone. Check some different styles out here!  I'm just not a fan of going from store to store, trying on pants.

Every time I do this, I end up feeling crappy about my figure.  I don't have a butt, my legs are too skinny and my waist is far too wide for the rest of my little self.  Therefore, as one might imagine, shopping for pants is not a happy time for me.  Shirts aren't so ba…