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7 months ago
by steve
Change management in the early 2000's in Chat with Steve

Change management in the early 2000's


steve's picture
8 months ago
by steve
So oddly enough I had recently been thinking of investing in... in News & Current Events

So oddly enough I had recently been thinking of investing in Australia because my understanding was that they were handling the COVID 19 pandemic better than other countries. Then I stumble across this fellow I had never heard of, Avi Yemini, who is a journalist who was randomly arrested while reporting on a protest. The video clearly shows he is minding his own business with other journalists moving around nearby, then a police commander comes along and says he "isn't there purposefully" and orders the surrounding police to arrest him.
I really don't care where you stand politically, there is absolutely no reason in a free society why police should be arresting people without any warning or cause. This goes for anyone of any race or political viewpoint.
We should support and respect police and those in authority, but they must answer to a higher authority even if that is just the rule of law.


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8 months ago
by steve
Facebook is being sued for spying on users and accessing iPhones... in Facebook

Facebook is being sued for spying on users and accessing iPhones without user consent. The allegations are that Instagram/Facebook is using data from your phone to provide you with targetted advertising. Viva Frei does a great breakdown of the history and the nature of the lawsuit.


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8 months ago
by steve
This guy has a great act and fun to watch. Mix of comedy and... in Funny or Entertaining

This guy has a great act and fun to watch. Mix of comedy and slight of hand magician.

Check out his website at http://themagicartist.com/


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8 months ago
by steve
This is a fantastic statement by "Mr. Bean" (Rowan... in Chat with Steve

This is a fantastic statement by "Mr. Bean" (Rowan Atkinson) on free speech and the right to insult someone without being criminally charged.

It contains a great quote "Free Speech can only suffer if the law prevents us from dealing with it's consequences." And this is really the point, making laws to force people to be polite or silenced insulates us from bad ideas and potentially bad actors in society.

It is better to have people free to say what they want and then be judged or responded to based on the merits of their words and behavior.


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8 months ago
by steve
Update on being de-monetized by Google Adsense. Unfortunately,... in Chat with Steve

Update on being de-monetized by Google Adsense. Unfortunately, still no progress on the appeal process. I have corrected the pages that Google flagged as "not advertiser-friendly", even though the Adsense system clearly stated that fix was not required. After submitting several review requests we continue to get a canned response from the Adsense system saying we are still in violation.

According to the Google Adsense forums, it can take up to a week for them to re-crawl the webpages but we are now on week 4 without any success.


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8 months ago
by steve
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8 months ago
by steve
A highly recommended video that breaks down the unconstitutional... in News & Current Events

A highly recommended video that breaks down the unconstitutional nature of the "stay at home" orders enforced by local governments.
Regardless of your opinion on COVID 19 and what governments should or should not be doing, this judgement gives a well worded rebuttle to some of the emergency actions taken during this pandemic.


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8 months ago
by steve
Wow, Facebook banned Techlead from their platform. If you are... in Facebook

Wow, Facebook banned Techlead from their platform. If you are interested in startups, programming, or big tech companies make sure you subscribe to his channel @TechLead

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xKdmAXFh4ACyhpiQ_3qBw



9 months ago
by Anonymous
in Business Ideas

Check out this fellow running a homestead in the Redwood forest.

I know you're into greenhouses and off-grid living so I figure you will enjoy this. He's a real architect and created his garden scapes and multiple homes without any outside contractors.


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steve's picture
7 months ago
by steve

Change management in the early 2000's



steve's picture
8 months ago
by steve

This is a fantastic statement by "Mr. Bean" (Rowan Atkinson) on free speech and the right to insult someone without being criminally charged.

It contains a great quote "Free Speech can only suffer if the law prevents us from dealing with it's consequences." And this is really the point, making laws to force people to be polite or silenced insulates us from bad ideas and potentially bad actors in society.

It is better to have people free to say what they want and then be judged or responded to based on the merits of their words and behavior.



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8 months ago
by steve

Update on being de-monetized by Google Adsense. Unfortunately, still no progress on the appeal process. I have corrected the pages that Google flagged as "not advertiser-friendly", even though the Adsense system clearly stated that fix was not required. After submitting several review requests we continue to get a canned response from the Adsense system saying we are still in violation.

According to the Google Adsense forums, it can take up to a week for them to re-crawl the webpages but we are now on week 4 without any success.



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1 year ago
by steve

I just rounded off the busiest month of my entire life. The TownPost upgrade I spoke of in my last post did go ahead but instead of taking 3-4 days took more like 25 days.

It was by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. My mind was tested under insane amounts of stress and a serious lack of sleep.

When the smoke cleared the upgrade was complete and the new version of TownPost is now up and running.

This is a total rebuild from scratch complete with messaging services, better location based access, and a powerful dashboard for administrators to process new ads, support requests, and advertising transactions.

In a way, this is a new era of the business. Everything up until now was a prototype but now we are ready to scale.