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Uncertainty


It’s been a while since I blogged and thought this would be a good time to make one, specially since I’m thinking about a lot of things. This one may not make sense to anyone, I’m still posting it anyway ūüôā

Was going to title this Turmoil but decided that isn’t a good word to use. I am in a little turmoil but it’s more of uncertainty of where my life is going than that.

I know what I should be doing and know what needs to be done and that I have control over my actions and thoughts and no one else’s. My actions causes how things go and where it’s going, like steering a boat. There are also other factors involved as well, like a strong wind pushing against you.

Like people, you can’t control them. You can try to control them and you can influence them but it’s not the right way to handle it. There is something wrong with your thinking and dealing with the world if you try controlling people.

Uncertainty comes from fear or to make a decision or taking action or not knowing what you want. It’s can also come from not having a plan. Like being in a boat at sea, having the wind blow you which ever direction it will is nice once in a while but without a plan/picking a direct you’ll just drift around.

Fear is a big one. I generally don’t fear much of anything, I know I can handle/deal with what ever it is. Most of the time what you feared about turns out to really not be nearly as bad as we thought or no big deal at all (worrying is another form).

Fear of making a wrong decision is probably one of the bigger ones that holds us back. Just as long as it’s not a life or death situation then go for it. A lot of times it’s a one time deal when it’s gone, it’s gone, and usually you don’t get a second chance. Life is to be grabbed ahold of, it’s not a spectator sport, well it can be but do you really want to just watch or regret not doing something later on? Can’t decide what you want then go sit in a room alone with paper and pencil with NO music, TV, books, phones, people or any other distractions and sit there until you figure it out. Don’t be in a hurry it may take some time and you might have to do it several times, keep at it until you have the answer. If you don’t know what you want or don’t go after what you want then what’s the point. I believe your heart or gut feeling to be the truth of what you want because it doesn’t over think things and it boils everything down to what you really want. Once you make a decision and act on it, right or wrong, you will feel purpose and you’ll feel like a weight is lifted off of your shoulders. If it was the wrong choice, at least you went for it and learned from it, just make some changes.

There is a storm in the direction I’m heading. I could go around it or even head in a different direction but my choice is to stay my course and weather the storm.

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Blog comments and links


I welcome your opinions, ideas and comments on any of my blog entries.  I have noticed that a good number of comments have been marked as spam so your post might not be approved right away and I miss some of them because they are in the spam section.

I’m not going to allow links to advertisement that doesn’t pertain to the blog entry or isn’t legit. ¬†I check out any websites or links in comments. ¬†If it goes to a seedy/questionable site, bad page or advertisement I will remove the link. ¬†Or if you are just making a comment just to put in a link and doesn’t contribute to the blog, the comment will be completely deleted.

I know what it’s like to take the time to type up a comment only for it to say it’s spam or not get posted, specially when you strong feelings about the subject. ¬†So I try to make sure your comment gets seen, I just don’t check WordPress everyday.

Links can be valuable and can save time or prove a point. ¬†There is also a bad side to them, they can take you to a site with viruses etc. ¬†There is enough of that going around and why I’m checking and doing what I’m doing so the readers don’t have to worry about it. ¬†Try and use full URLs instead of shorten ones so that people know where it’s pointing to. ¬†This isn’t twitter and you have plenty of space.

Feel free to link to any of my blogs and Thank you for reading my blogs.

Facebook, Email, viruses and what to watch out for


I just received an email supposedly from Facebook.  It said my password has been changed because my password is not safe.  When in fact opening the attachment would not safe, as this is a fake email.  That prompted me to blog about some things to watch out for and possibly avoid problems.  There are all sorts of tactics that they have trying to get information from you or login information.

No company is going to change your password for any reason and another, even bigger one, no one is going to ask you for your password, ever! ¬†If they do, a HUGE red flag so be waving in front of your face. ¬†Like the Facebook email. ¬†Besides it saying they changed my password it also had CC some other variations on my email address. ¬†Also the one that they sent it to, Facebook doesn’t even have. ¬†Facebook has a lot of users and makes a good target for the scumbags.

Since we are talking about emails. ¬†Don’t click on a link (URL) in an email, they can hide the real link. ¬†In other words it can show you one thing but take you to another. ¬†Always type in the URL into the browser. ¬†Example. ¬†Say you received an email from your bank. ¬†It says there is a problem with your account and they provide a link to go to your account. ¬†You click on it and it takes you to the website and you login. ¬†Here’s what really happened. ¬†It was a fake email and the link you clicked on takes you to a site that looks exactly like your bank’s website but is also fake. ¬†Since you logged in they now have your user name and password that they can use on the real website. ¬†If you should fall for this, close your browser and open up a new one and type in the URL, login and change your password immediately. ¬†Other things to watch out for is all caps or improper sentences. ¬†Here’s another one, there are pictures of you naked or at a party or something along those lines and provides a link. ¬†Or an email from a friend that just has a link in it or just doesn’t sound like them. ¬†There are several viruses out there that will try to spread itself when an infected machine is logged into, say yahoo mail and starts sending out email to your contacts making it look like it’s from you. ¬†I’m not even going to get starting about attachments. ¬†Tiny or short urls, like http://bit.ly/hvJ2F9, are good for twitter since they are short but bad because you have no idea of where it’s taking you.

You go to a website and all of a sudden a window pops up saying you have a virus and to do a scan. ¬†If you click yes or scan it will then actually give you a virus and it’s a pain to remove it. ¬†You should know what your virus scanner messages looks like. ¬†If it catches one it will take care of it and won’t ask you to scan your computer.

You go to watch a video on a website and just before it begins it tells you that you need a newer version of Flash player.  Do not click on the link to install it.  First off, you should keep up with the latest version of software specially flash since they have more security holes than a sieve. If you believe that you might not have the latest then open a new browser window and search for adobe flash player update website and do the update yourself.  If you have the latest flash player then get away from that website asap because they are trying to infect you.

As always. ¬†You don’t get something for nothing. ¬†If it’s sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

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