Trump Transition Team in disarray?

imagesTrump Transition Team in disarray is a common headline or comment from the statist media

pundits.  A quick google search will find you half a dozen headlines and stories from national and international news sources.

A contention of the writers is that President-Elect Trump hasn’t appointed people to his cabinet and other administration positions.  Well sparky, he has.  And let’s take a look at history thanks to Ari Fleischer.

Thanks to his twitter postings we know the following.

img_1317Take a deep breath and relax.  The president-elect is doing just fine.

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5 Items for your Sunday Discussions.

5 items for your Sunday Discussions here, two days prior to the Presidential Election.  Yes,

TV set.

TV set. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

it’s Sunday and as we don’t have a broadcast television provider and we aren’t glued to the TV and any NFL football games.  Should I want to find out scores I’ll check espn.com.  Now on to our list which is in no particular order.

CNN: Obamacare Unaffordable For The Middle Class.

Gee, ya think?  With Arizona leading the states with an average increase of 116% I’m surprised that there isn’t a mass exodus from the state.  Given the population now of Arizona being a majority of snowbirds, I’m wondering how if at all, this impacts the numbers.

Clinton VP Candidate Tim Kaine: FBI Is Working Directly with GOP to Destroy Clinton.

Really Tim?  When you are unable to have a reasoned conversation and debate on the facts of your positions, certainly, your best offense/defense is to blame the FBI.  I am surprise that he didn’t blame the Russians.  Also missing from the conversation is the fact that Hillary Rodam (Felon) Clinton is destroying her own credibility without any assistance from outside sources.

Does Anyone Understand Those Laundry-Tag Symbols? – WSJ

This caught my eye this morning.  As a guy, laundry labels are akin to a foreign language.  For me, laundry is whites and everything else.  My college roommate and I were very successful in using this method during our time in school.

New App Lets You Buy Cheap Leftovers When Restaurants Close.

I like this concept.  The app is in its Kickstarter stage so it will likely be a while before it comes to a device near you.  This app could assist anyone with those late night munchies.

How Music Affects Your Brain (Plus 11 Artists To Listen To At Work)

I know from my own experience that there is substance to the writer’s premise.  I’ve listened to a few of the suggested artists and only one was of interest so far.  I’ll go back and give another listen to the rest of the list and see what transpires.

Have a great rest of your Sunday.  Share and comment, please.

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October Blogging Numbers.

October blogging numbers are as follows.

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35 blog posts paulswansen.com
  • 268 sessions (8.6/day)
  • 205 users (6.6/day)
  • 397 page views (12.8/day)

I’m working on learning what this all means and so far I’m still in a fog about it all.  I want to learn more about sessions, users, and page views and how they all relate to these spots on the internet.  I am also letting you know how things are going here at the remote northern outpost in northern Wisconsin.

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Technology Fail.

Technology fail comes front and center.  Now I’ll be the first to point out that this isn’t a

Google Science Fair

Google Science Fair (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

complete conspiracy.  Hell, it might just be a Google anomaly for all we know.  Suffice to say that it is curious and does give you pause to wonder just how accurate and possibly complete your search results are.

screenshot_1Should you be one of those, inexplicable undecided voters and you begin a Google search, this is your first pass.  And your first selection is Hillary Clinton.

 

screenshot_2Should you be of another mind and continue to type, this is your next choice.  Really Google?  Dancing with the Stars?  It makes no sense contextually.

screenshot_3Third and finally Google responds, “I got nothin’.”

 

 

Conspiracy, outright fraud, are certainly possibilities.  Having a new intern writing political and voting algorithms certainly comes to mind as well.  Overall it is and was an interesting exercise done on my computer last evening.  And thanks and a HT to the good folks at TheRebel.

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Auto Play Video Ads.

Why have we returned to the interweb’s of the 80’s and 90’s? I’m of course referring to the screenshot_1propensity of web sites to have auto play video start playing when you go to their site.
What is even worse is that the video more often than not, has nothing to do with the site content. The videos are simply ads. If I wanted to watch TV type ads I’d have cable or satellite thank you very much. This is directly why we don’t have cable or satellite, as there are entirely to many ads.
One of the worst offenders I’ve found is Dailywire.com. Not only do they have the auto play video ads, and they have the same ad playing in two different places on the article page.
Dailywire.com has great content, and yet the video ads are a complete distraction from their content. I know that there are other sites that I’ve gone to who have something similar and yes, it’s just as annoying.
I’m wondering if this is simply a push for ad dollars during the presidential campaign and nothing more. We shall see after November 8th, 2016

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Google Project Fi.

Google Project Fi came on my radar recently.  (HT: Andrew Hyde)

Given where we live in Wisconsin, this looked like a great option for us, who don’t have a cell phone currently.  Lower costs, good coverage and what appear to be good phones to select, it all seems to be a great fit.

26268200962_7a5cd2f2b0_oAccording to this map from the Project Fi site, we have coverage. The green shaded area shows coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then proceeding to get signed up for the Project Fi service I get this screen.

My question becomes, which is it Google?  I understand this is your service and you get to set the qualifications for said service.  However, you show me that your service coverage is available in my area, and yet when I attempt so sign up, nope, no service for me.

Now we continue to seek a quality cell phone service.

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Sure Happy It’s Thursday.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sure Happy It’s Thursday.
Where has the year gone? Yes it’s September and that means fall is in the air. Ok, not so much fall here as humid and foggy.
This morning’s breaking news is coming from the NFL about the reversal of the DeflateGate, and now Tom Brady gets to play at the start of the season. Thank goodness this has been resolved and the entire minutia matter can disappear.
The other news matter that continues to drone on is Hilary and the continuing saga of her email. I can only think that all news outlets are milking this for all its worth to have daily content. The bottom line of this issue is that Hillary Clinton is in direct violation of 18 USC 793, the Espionage Act. That being said, where is the Grand Jury and or the Department of Justice, to begin prosecution? How long will the American public continue to let this travesty go on?
Baseball season is nearly over and seeing as we’re in the northlands this seems much more like football and hockey country. It will be interesting to see what sort of hockey games we’ll get on the cable here.
Being in the central time zone also gets a different perspective on any sporting events. I’m sure we’ll get all of the Packer games and likely the Vikings as well as both cities are within four hours of us.
This day three of this and I’m working to push through some writers block. There are plenty of other thoughts and ideas roaming around in my head and they are not in any sort of alignment to be able to be put to keyboard and out in the blog. I guess I can continue with the stream of random thoughts and observations and then there are the commentary on current events and such. We shall see.
I’m looking into Google Analytics and how that can assist the blog and get things moving. This is a completely new area for me so bear with me as I try new things out. I’m posting sometimes to both the wordpress site and the mobile Winksite, and we’ll see what sort of overall response comes out of that.
Something interesting in the technology area: Canon printers have a known issue with not printing black ink after a period of time. There are years of posts in a google search regarding this issue and from what I can see, Canon hasn’t bothered to fix the issue. Rather they’ve and some others have posted a fix which involves replacing the print head for your particular machine. Now, were I so inclined and had the free time to embark on just such a task, sure no problem. Given the current state of the economy of printers from any of the big box electronic stores or on line, I’m better off finding a new printer. Also, I’m not sure just how old this printer in the office is, and I’m sure that I can find a fully functional feature rich one that will suite me and the office just fine.

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Ads in Gmail

The ads the google is placing at the top of one of my gmail areas are in no way related to anything I’m looking for. Neither are they anything related. Massive #FAIL Google.

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Hangouts and catching up

I had a wonderful opportunity to once again have an hour of great conversation with my friend and political pundit Willie Lawson last night. While it’s always stimulating conversation, I did the entire hour from my phone while often walking around the community. Mobile connectivity is great.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

 

The device has a mind of its own. This morning finds the normal Google search bar and mic graphic at the top of the screen above the time is gone.

Then the Multi window tab which usually sits at the 10 o’clock position will appear and then be missing as well.

Galaxy Note II

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