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Just Pondering Part 722

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Every so often, I would hear about the death of someone who made friends with a person via social media and the person whom they befriended via social media, ended up killing them.

Can you tell a person’s true motive through Facebook? In some cases, you might be able to know who you are dealing with; but unfortunately, there are those who can slip their way beneath your proverbial radar.

One of the major issues is: most people go beyond adding their real life friends on Facebook; they add total strangers and a small percentage of those strangers, could be potential maniacs.

In the virtual world, things are not always what they seem.

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Are People From Great Britain Usually That Smart?

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I have noticed that whenever I am experiencing technical issues and I ask my WordPress friends for assistance, the first two people that help me out by providing solutions are my friends from Great Britain; they are: Al and Alex (I thank God/Goddess for having such brilliant-minded friends).

Are the people over in Great Britain constantly consuming information and technology on a regular basis? I really had to ask that question, because they really know their stuff inside and out!

I will theorize that Great Britain is a place where people can broaden their intellect if they want too (That is provided that the GCHQ doesn’t choose to withhold certain types of information — the type of information that is supposed to be readily available on the internet).

From a logical perspective, there are very smart people in every country on the planet.

However, whenever I request help pertaining to browsers, computers and routers, Great Britain seems to be the first country to help out.

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Just Pondering Part 656

Beautiful PenOne of the most embarrassing things is, when someone who haven’t seen you in a very long time hails you out aloud and you can’t even remember their name (And to make things a little worse, they remembered yours even though some years have passed).

It’s as though our memory can be selective at times.

Although some of us might forget what day of the week it is, we would want to believe that we would always remember who our friends are (Which for some odd reason is never the case).

For starters, people’s appearances do change; they either become fatter, skinnier, a change of hair colour (hair that has gotten grey), longer or shorter hair, or no hair due to male pattern baldness, or they decided to cut it all off because it was too much to maintain (And, the list goes on to infinity).

The best thing to do when faced with such a situation, is to kindly say to them, “Please forgive me. My memory is not what it used to be. Do you mind re-introducing yourself?”

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Just Pondering Part 603

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Friends (Photo credit: nataliej)

One of the best things we could ever learn is knowing which friends to let go of and which ones to keep.

Obviously, you would let go of the ones who are always borrowing money from you, promising to pay you back and breaking those promises inadvertently or purposely.

And, it is no Rocket Science that you are going to keep those who have been always good to you; they were there when you needed them and they gave you their time and their undivided attention freely.

It pays to know psychology; which enables you to decipher those friends who have ulterior motives and those who are sincere.

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Just Pondering Part 540

Parker PenIf someone hacked into your WordPress account and pretended to be you and uploaded a post without your knowledge, would your viewers be able to tell the difference? Well, here is hoping that they can, since our personalities are unique.

For the record, I think that it would be difficult for the imposter to get away with such a task, unless they made an intense study of our personality (Now, I don’t think that anything like that ever transpired on WordPress).

I remembered that a few years ago, a mischievous hacker took possession of some Facebook accounts; what the hacker did was enough to make those Facebook account holders cringe; the hacker decided to post hurtful messages on the walls of the account holder’s friends (Some of the account holder’s friends actually believed that their Facebook friend wrote the hurtful message and others didn’t fall for such deception, because they knew that their friend would never do such a thing).

Hackers are always having themselves a field-day on the internet.

I am happy to be using the WordPress-Hosted version, because it was brought to my attention a few months ago that bloggers who used the self-hosted version of WordPress were prone to hackers (Those who use the self-hosted version of WordPress are responsible for updating their own security and unfortunately, some of them can be very complacent).

Those Happy Engineers have their job cut out for them and so far, they have been doing a great one of keeping unwanted hackers out.

Just Pondering Part 464

Parker PenI remembered as a young boy, I would visit the cemetery with friends (No, I wasn’t part of a cult. It’s just that, back then, there were mango trees and cashew-nut trees that were always laden with fruit and children are attracted to fruit in the same manner as birds are).

As children we weren’t superstitious; we knew that those who were buried in the graveyard would not come out of their graves and harass us.

The biggest irony was: the cemetery was right next to the school (the entire public had access to it) and most of the teachers didn’t mind at all except for one teacher who didn’t want us going there; being boys, we ignored the concerns of the teacher and nothing negative ever transpired. We simply went over to the cemetery, picked fruit and ate to our heart’s content.

Today, the cemetery is surrounded by four walls and a large gate with a big padlock on it. There is also a large sign urging people not to trespass and it also stated that trespassers would be dealt with severely (Wow. Times have surely changed).

I can only speculate that the cemetery was barricaded to prevent any type of grave-robbing incidents.

It is a know fact, that on rare occasions, grave-robbers would go to the cemetery in the middle of the night and exhume dead bodies; they would remove the corpse from the casket, put the corpse back into the hole they had dug and depart with the casket (Coffins are highly priced merchandise).

We are living in different times and the church and the grounds-keepers have initiated certain protocols that they believe is appropriate for these so-called troubled times; which is: no unauthorised entry into the cemetery.

A Blog Worth Following Part 2

BlogI have been following Alastair’s Blog for quite sometime and I have to say that this gentleman is rather versatile when it comes to blogging.

Alistair Forbes, is a devoted father, talented photographer, writer, poet and a person with a great sense of humour.

He has one of the best blogs from the United Kingdom.

This gentleman, whom I am proud to call a friend, is a very kind-hearted individual. He has helped those in the blogosphere by helping to promote the blogs of newcomers via his posts (Thanks to Alistair, I have encountered some wonderful blogs).

Alastair, is a true WordPress supporter and he has a reputation for helping those with technical issues; whether it is with their blog or their computer.

He also participates by reading blogs, commenting and liking.

I am not going to present him with any awards, because he knows that I am not into awards. After all, he is the designer of my No Awards For This Blog Please Thanks badge (you can see it at the right-hand side of my blog); which he presented me as a gift; because back then, I wrote about how people were presenting me with awards when I said countless times, “I am not into awards!”

In my opinion, his blog is worth following!

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Just Pondering Part 441

Paulo Coelho Gold Diamonds Fountain PenHow well do we really know our friends? If they didn’t see us for a few weeks, would they inquire about our whereabouts? And, if you were sick, would they pay you a visit?

Some of you may have said, “Yes,” to all the above questions. While, some of you are unsure about a few of them.

I would want to believe that if a friend of mine didn’t see me for a few weeks, they would conduct a personal investigation into the matter.

Now, there are those who respect other people’s privacy. If they didn’t see you for a long period, they would wait for you to resurface and hoped that you took it upon yourself to say where you were. Some people may misconstrue that type of friend to be the cold-hearted, uncaring type; which is far from the truth.

Then there a those who are not too fond of hospitals; medical institutions freak them out! Those people would prefer to call you on your cell phone or send you a “Get Well,” text message. And if they know that someone is going to see you, they may ask that person to deliver some flowers for you with a note from them.

Many of our friends have our best interest at heart. But unfortunately, many people misjudge them, because in their minds, they have created an unrealistic image as to how a friend is supposed to behave.

We might as well let them be themselves and throw judgement in the wastepaper basket.

Having The Right Kind Of Friends Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Life

FriendsHow many of your friends are truly supportive of your endeavours?

You might share a business idea with some friends and get mixed reactions; some of them will tell you that there is no way in God’s green Earth that the plan of yours is ever going to come into fruition. While another portion of your friends will encourage you to give it all that you have got. And then, there are those who would be neutral about the whole thing; they may not comprehend your idea or it simply doesn’t interest them.

In lots of instances, it is easier for us to acquire our goals when we associate ourselves with positive like-minded people.

Some people have failed at realising that having negative people around them can drag them down; it is like a figurative iron-ball chained to their ankles; they are unable to raise to success.

What kind of friends do you associate yourself with? Is it the positive kind? Or, is it the negative kind? Or, is it the neutral type?

For your sake, I hope you have chosen your friends wisely.

Six Months Of Fun

October 26th, 2012, makes it exactly 6 months that I am on WordPress  (For your information, I enjoy being here).

Some of you are aware that I imported my blog from Google’s Blogger  and that I made WordPress  my happy home for blogging.

I will admit that the whole experience of blogging on WordPress  was very challenging — challenging in the sense of learning an entirely new format, learning about everything in my Dashboard  area and when I wasn’t on the PC, I had the enjoyable task of learning about the WordPress  Application for my smartphone; I turned it all into a fun process.

Within the period of 6 months, I explored blogs from a lot of people (Unfortunately, a few decided that blogging was not for them; some only lasted as long as 1 week and a small percentage of them threw in the figurative towel within a few month’s time).

Those who have been with me in the beginning would know that I always provided the needed support and encouragement for people within the blogosphere; I wanted them to know that their blogs were loved and appreciated and to never give up on theirself and their blog.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for accompanying me on this wonderful journey. 6 months may seem like a very long period for some of you (Which is half of the year), but I have been doing this sort of thing since 2009.

I will continue to produce high quality blogs and I will also continue to be supportive of my brothers and sisters in the blogging community.