I always get very excited when I buy a new computer. You get it home, start it up, and it runs so smooth and fast! Web pages come up so fast, and the programs open up and run without crashing.
Why can’t they stay like that?
A while back I bought a new computer and it ran great…because it was new. After about a month I had it set up exactly the way I wanted it with all the programs I would need to use for work and home.
Unfortunately all of the sudden it didn’t seem to run quite as good as it did when I had bought it. The internet was slow, videos would buffer for what seemed like forever, and there were pop ups coming from all directions.
- Was my computer being attacked by Malware or a virus?
- Why was my brand new computer crashing?
All it could be was a virus, I thought. Maybe I downloaded some malware with that software I had installed on my computer.
It was strange because I was using an antivirus program that was known to be very good but things only got worse. My computer was slow until the day the DNS Changer Virus rumors started floating around. I was afraid of this virus so I did what the professionals said to do. They recommended that everyone download a certain kind of virus scanner that could detect a virus that regular antivirus programs could not.
I downloaded it, I ran it, and guess what. It found a few things that my antivirus had not. It wasn’t the DNS Changer, but it was something strong. After the software removed the malware I started to notice something.
My computer ran like new again! I could not believe it!
I own a website, and in that website I recommend many helpful things. As I go through life I run into challenges. As I figure out how to overcome these challenges I post about it.
A slow computer can really present a challenge if you depend on it for completing important tasks. I overcame that challenge. I conquered that laggy and glitchy computer, and now I want to share the trick with you.
It isn’t a secret, but not very many people know about it. It is not for sale because it was made available for free by the antivirus community under direction of the FBI. This software is very good, and if you run it once a month your computer will continue to run perfect all the time. Check out my PC optimization guide where I will tell you how to get that software and make your computer run like new again.
Tampa’s Best Personal Injury Attorney
Did you know that there is a reason that stairs are measured the way they are? All it takes is a slight error in height or spacing between two stairs and you will find yourself tripping up or falling down the stairs. For the fallen, a major issue is the type of material the stairs are made of. There is the more common wooden stair found around homes, the steel staircase stairs found on fire escapes and in factories, and the lesser used cement stairs.
I can tell you from personal experience you do not want to fall on cement stairs.
I have a neighbor who lives at the bottom of a hill. In order to get from the street level (top) you have to descend 21 stairs. Fortunately the angle is not to steep. Unfortunately, because we live in a town where street lighting is sparse, navigating down the stairs in the dark can be treacherous. I discovered that the hard way.
One rainy day, I was going down the stairs and missed the presence of a 3 inch tree branch. I rolled my foot on it and fell forward, striking my knee against one stair and my shoulder against another. It is a good thing I didn’t fall backwards. As I lay there writhing in pain and trying to get up, my neighbor came out of his house and saw the tree branch – and the accident. He asked me if I was all right and tried to help me up. But my mom told me that if you are ever in such a situation, stay down and get someone to call an ambulance. So I asked my neighbor to call an ambulance.
He balked, saying that he would help me and there was no need to call an ambulance. But I insisted. The ambulance came and put me on the gurney to take me to the hospital. Once there, it was discovered that I had torn some tendons in my rotator cuff, had a sprained wrist, and my arm had to be put in a sling for at least a week. My job is loading trucks, which means I would be losing out on at least a week’s worth of pay.
A friend, not a neighbor, heard about the accident and told me about a web site that I should visit to try and get compensation for my medical bills and lost time from work. The site, The Personal Injury Attorney Tampa at was recommended because he had used it and got more than a satisfactory settlement. He said the staff was helpful and knowledgeable, and they had a ”no fee unless we win” policy. They have a list of steps potential clients should take when filing a personal injury claim. Best of all, the site is full of useful information that can be directly applied to your situation without having to pay a lawyer for it.
This was my first time dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, so I was glad to have the reference. I called them at their toll free number, 888-447-0618 and was immediately connected to a lawyer who evaluated my overall situation and explained to me the possibilities of getting compensated for the accident. When I decided to go ahead with the case, I discovered how reasonable the prices were for their services, and how they would be there every step of the way through the legal process. The court system is slower than we would like it to be, and my neighbor refused to let his homeowner’s insurance pay for the medical and compensation expenses. At the end of the day, I won my lawsuit all with the help and legal expertise of their excellent legal staff. If I had to do it all over, this is the place I would go to, without a doubt.
By the way, I found out all that information about stairs because it was part of the legal process. The more I learned about the little things, the more I realized how personal injury lawsuits come about. Many times we think it was just an accident or our fault, but discovering these little tidbits can be the difference between having to carry the burden of medical bills or being compensated for your losses.
But the best thing that came out of this ordeal was that I didn’t have to search around for a knowledgeable and competent legal team. That part of the problem was resolved by them. As my friend recommended them to me, so I heartily recommend them to you.
It was only two weeks ago, my partner and I were talking about the phone system we had in our office. It was not working very well and there had to be something better. We started looking into a hosted PBX system (also called virtual PBX, cloud PBX, VOIP phone service, etc. etc.) and found that there were lots of benefits to using them including cost, reliability and usability. There were a lot of different systems available but after some searching we decided to go with BroadConnect.com’s system and I have never looked back due to the features, costs and support that BroadConnect offered.
What is a PBX System?
For people that don’t know what a PBX system is or a hosted PBX system is then here’s an explanation. A PBX system is a private telephone network that connects our internal phones within a business network. A cloud PBX system is a cloud based system that allows remote access to the PBX system from any device that I or anyone in the business has. We started using an on-site system when I first started out in business but there are a lot of benefits to using a VOIP phone service system that I have found out first hand.
BroadConnect System Overview
There were a number of different options available but the BroadConnect system had benefits that the others didn’t. They have a number of different systems such as hosted PBX, SIP trunking, hosted call center and more but the cloud PBX was what I was looking for. The reason I purchased it was firstly the features that they offered and then I saw other reviews that really backed up my hunch. They offered a 100% fully customizable system, 99.999% uptime and data centers around the world. That is exactly what I needed and was a lot better than other services.
Getting started with BroadConnect’s system was easy. I gave them a call and told them exactly what I needed. They were helpful on the phone and told me things that made my options even better. They then sent me a proposal which was a detailed overview of my custom system and it was exactly what I needed. Finally, when I agreed to everything, my system was installed, they trained my staff and everything ran perfectly smooth. The whole process was very fast and within a week I had the system installed and had continuous support whenever we need it.
How it Works
Their VOIP business phone system just works, making sure my business runs smoothly. It is so different compared to any other system I’ve ever tried. With our last system, which was hosted in-house, each person had their own phone and if they weren’t at their phone then they were stuck. With the new Hosted system the extensions are connected to the employee rather than the phone itself which allows employees to redirect calls to different devices anywhere round the world. The BroadConnect system also allows employees to have multiple numbers and they will always get calls to their specified device which makes everything a lot easier than with the old system. It works by having the employees connected to the system whether it be in the office or on devices of their own. When a call comes in or goes out, the BroadConnect system routes the call across the internet securely to the right place. This was all explained by a BroadConnect employee and is really easy to understand and use.
There are a lot of benefits to this which I have found out, the main of which being cost benefits, reliability, management , and flexibility. The BroadConnect system has more benefits and features to other systems which are why we selected it. One of the benefits we found to allow us to work better was the benefit of allowing our employees and offices to use a single number wherever they were. They also offer some of the most up to date software and hardware that are available in the industry. With the system being hosted on the BroadConnect servers, it allows easy management of the system with an administrative panel and makes it so we don’t need any technical managers on site or any hardware investments. There are no downsides to using it. It allows me to save money and make the business run smoothly with ease.
Overall I would recommend this service to anyone, it has helped us to work better and make sure that we can focus on our business rather than upgrading systems and hardware maintenance. Broadconnect is an established player in this industry with over 20 years of Telecom experience. Even though we had so many options I wouldn’t change this system for anything, the fact that two weeks ago we had an on-site system that didn’t work as well as we wanted and now we have a hosted system shows how easy it is to get used to and install across devices. If you need a system like this or currently have a PBX system I would recommend you give BroadConnect a try.
Come See the Beauty of the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
I just wanted to write a quick post about a new hobby I’ve really been enjoying…..mountain biking. I’m a bigger guy so running isn’t so good on my joints. I wanted something I could do that
- allowed me to enjoy the outdoors
- wasn’t bad on my joints
- didn’t bore me to death
Mountain biking did all of these things for me, and more. Since I started riding just a few months ago, I’ve lost 11 lbs! And that is all of the exercise that I’ve been doing, although it doesn’t feel like exercise because it’s so much fun. I’m trying to find someone to start riding with me so if you would like to start send me a message. I’m free on most afternoons and on the weekends.
There is a really great trail near where I live. It’s called the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail and it is epic. It is on the top 100 best mountain bike trails in the country! I ride it at least twice a week. There is lots of info at a website that is dedicated to the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail including videos so you can see how the trails are laid out. They have group rides frequently and have great areas to picnic also. Bring your bike, bring some food and ride hard.
Since I’ve started mountain biking my sleep has also been a lot better. If I can lose about 10 more lbs I will be ecstatic. I have tried going to the gym and exercising and it just doesn’t work for me. This is more like entertainment than exercising!
People travel from all over the Southeast and I’ve even met some from across the country that have came to ride this trail. Even if you are like me and just a casual rider, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in this area. I encourage you to try the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail for yourself.
Apple has added to the mix 2 new slick iPhones simultaneously for the very first time and they are both pretty similar. For me, the decision was easy but for you there may be a problem. Which one will you pick?
The iPhone 6, which I add feels excellent to hold, has almost all exactly the same features as the iPhone 6+. The iPhone 6 and big brother 6+ have bigger displays than previous iPhones. Both of them have brand new A8 processors. Both of them come configured as 16, 64, or 128GB of flash storage. Both of them are available in 3 colors: silver, gold, and gray. They both offer slimmer and more flat designs, improved cameras, faster Wi-Fi and LTE, greater voice quality if you are utilizing voice-over-LTE.
I have been a proud owner of the iPhone 6 for a week, and I can confidently say: Apple’s new iPhone has a better, big display, and it makes the iPhone 5S/5C/5 screen seem tiny. When it came to choosing which I wanted between the 6 and the 6+, it was easy. I have small hands and I wanted to still be able to use the phone for texting with one hand. Thankfully, I am able to, albeit it’s a stretch!
Android phones for years have been shipping with screens in large, 5 inch+ displays, but Apple always has relied on the need for a smaller display for one handed operation. The iPhone 5S hit a wall in display size, its four inch screen was one of the smallest in the huge smartphone marketplace. Apple felt a need to compete in the larger phone arena and thus the 6 and 6+ were born.
Each of the new models additionally include Apple Pay, the brand new and most likely groundbreaking NFC-powered payment method that turns the iPhone perfectly into a credit card. Apple Pay will probably be the biggest feature on these two iPhones in the event it works as presented. With our society going cashless and iPhone crazy, this new addition just seems inevitable. Apple Pay will launch in the U.S. in October.
The iPhone 6 feels very good in my hand. I will tell the truth when I say I was worried about it being too big, but it isn’t. It’s slender, stylish, functions better than ever, and offers every feature I need in a smartphone. Althought on their website, Apple boasts of extra battery life in some tasks, it falls short of the additional battery life I seem to need out of a single daily charge cycle.
Apple thankfully makes the process painless of changing from one iPhone to a new iPhone. I backed up my old iPhone 5 and restored the backup to the new 6 and there wasn’t a hitch. I am however a huge fan of what is called jailbreaking and this new iPhone is missing some of the features that I miss on my jailbroken iPhone 5. Jailbreaking allows you access to an alternate “app store” that includes tens of thousands of jailbroken apps. These “red headed stepchild” apps can do anything from change the theme of your iPhone to allow tweaking of Apple’s iOS. I will most likely have to wait a few months before a jailbreak is available for iOS8.
I chose to go with the 128GB iPhone 6. I was constantly having to remove pictures off my iPhone 5 to make room for new apps. I do wish one day that Apple will eventually allow the use of removable flash media in addition to the stock flash storage. They have budged on a few things that I thought they never would so maybe we will see that one day.