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Thriller Trigger October 31, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in Fashion, Heroes.
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I really like Remy, he has some very clever videos. Kind of like a Political Weird Al.

I Apologize October 19, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Entertainment, Heroes, Humor, Obama's Legacy, Privacy, Stupid shit.
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I’m over 50 years old and I should have probably outgrown things like this, but no. I hit a clickbait thing a few weeks ago and got a serious case of the GLAR syndrome. The story is here.

Short version: for a few bucks you can buy a lot of “For Rectal Use Only” stickers. I made the investment. My wife can’t stop shaking her head in disbelief at the stupidity, but I’m kind of a hero to my kids at the moment. I got 1,000 stickers for about 5 dollars. There are plenty to share.

You’re only limited by your imagination.

Winter Driving video December 4, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes.
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Gosh this is tense.

Drive defensively and watch out for the idiots.

A Coveted Innocent Bystanders Endorsement November 19, 2016

Posted by skinbad in Heroes, Technology, Women Ranting.
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No, not a political endorsement–merciful SMOD, please give us a few months’ break. This is some free software that saved my daughter’s bacon and made old dad look like a hero. The story goes something like this:

I was headed to bed the other night and checked on my daughter who was working on some homework on the computer in the study. I was just going to tell her “goodnight” and be on my way when I noticed something wasn’t right. Being a sensitive male, I picked up on the subtle clue that she was sad by the tears rolling down her face. Upon further investigation, it appeared she had deleted about 50 photos from her thumb drive. These were for her photography class and she had spent a lot of time editing them. She thought she had moved them to the computer before clearing off the thumb drive, but apparently not.

I had never had a need to try to recover files, so this was new to me. I wondered if it would be possible to get the photos back by (gasp) PAYING for some expert help. Then I thought, let’s do what any normal person would do and “Google It.” I’m leery of downloading software after a couple of experiences with my teen daughters who got a lot more than they bargained for (ransomware) when downloading games that sounded fun.

Anyhoo–at the top of the list was a program by Piriform called “Recuva.” Get it? “Recover,” like I might imagine a Northeastern moron like laurREDACTED would say it. I recognized Piriform as the “CCleaner” company and have used that quite a bit over the years at the recommendation of IT people at work. So, I figured we could trust it.

I downloaded and installed the free version, chose the type of file to look for and then selected the drive. Bing, bang, boom, there the photos were. Ecstatic daughter, hero dad, grateful Recuva user. Also, thoughtful dad, in regards to just how “deleted” files are that you try to delete. Two thumbs up from a very satisfied user.

recuva-gets-support-for-iso-images-and-unmounted-drives

Letter to the Hospital Staff October 19, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes.
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Tissue alert.

“As I begin to tell my friends and family about the seven days you treated my wife, Laura Levis, in what turned out to be the last days of her young life, they stop me at about the 15th name that I recall. The list includes the doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists, social workers, even cleaning staff members who cared for her.

‘How do you remember any of their names?’ they ask.

How could I not, I respond.

 

You should read the whole thing.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/1771/Read-The-Letter-This-Man-Sent-The-Hospital-Staff-Who-Cared-For-His-Wife

 

 

Drowning Rescue from Car August 15, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes.
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Too exciting!

World’s Biggest Ahole August 9, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Fashion, Heroes.
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You might know this guy.

Gleason July 13, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Heroes.
2 comments

Tissue Alert.

Independence Day – Brexit style July 3, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, History.
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Always excellent, Bill Whittle.

Just Keep Swimming June 22, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Heroes.
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Serious tissue alert!

You have to go to the Legal Insurrection blog to see the video.

Well worth your time.

Man Dog Hummingbird June 12, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks, Heroes.
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Feel good story of the day:

Ballet on a Bike May 31, 2016

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Heroes.
4 comments

Jaw Dropping!