Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Uber Driverless Car Kills a Pedestrian!

Some say it was an accident waiting to happen. The first fatality with an autonomous vehicle happened in Arizona. The Uber Technology self-driving car, hit a woman walking her bicycle outside the crosswalk. News outlets are saying that the driver who was in the Uber was a convicted felon. That apparently had nothing to do with the outcome but is certainly adding fuel to the fire. Uber has now removed all vehicles in the cities they are testing temporarily.  Do you like the idea of these driver-less vehicles on the road? 

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Yoni Eliav: Funk Melody 2018 - Featuring Mordechai Shapiro,Eli Marcus and More!

One of my favorite bands from Isreal has just released their annual funk melody medley!

You must check out Yoni Eliav. He is mega talented and his arrangement are fantastic.

This video features some big hitters and a great song list:

0:00 עברי אנכי -  אלי מרקוס | Ivri Anochi - Eli Marcus
1:42 בואי בשלום - מרדכי שפירא | Boee B'Shalom - Mordechai Shapiro
3:11 ממלא כל עלמין - לוי פולקוביץ | Memalei Kol Almin - Levy Falkowitz
4:27 יבנה המקדש - יוני אליאב | Yibaneh Hamikdash - Yoni Eliav Band
5:50 כל הנשמה - יוני זי | Kol Hneshama - Yoni Z
8:00 אחים בנפש -   | Achim Banefesh - All


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Harvey and My Home

It's been a while since I last posted. One of the main reasons for that is Harvey. Although many in my immediate area where not affected much if at all, my first floor was totally flooded and now totally gutted. The house still does not have floors. We are lucky to have a second floor but it is quite small.
Having 7 people living in such a small area has been a daunting task and has been difficult for everyone. We are hopeful that the end is near and in a month or 2 we will get back to living a more normal life.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Amazon Scams Target Personal Information and more!

There are some big scams using Amazon to lure customers into providing personal information and more! The first is an email that looks like it is coming from Amazon using a phishing technique. The email states that your order can't be shipped or it's cancelled and you need to enter your personal information to resolve it. It even takes you to the true Amazon website but what it's really doing is gathering your personal information and exploiting it so please be careful! Another issues are companies selling on Amazon with prices so low they are truly fake. These sellers never actually ship the item and you never see it. If you don't complain quickly enough they can take off with your funds. An easy way to figure it out is if the business just opened and is offering the item way below anyone else. I hope you find this information useful and be careful in general whenever you provide personal information. always make sure you are no getting scammed as there are many way scammers will phish for information.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to save money while shopping and get an awesome deal!

My favorite websites for saving money for online purchases are Be frugal. I find this website to offer some of the best cashback deals anywhere.  The second would be Ebates. The truth is you can check both websites to see who will offer the best deal for cashback when shopping. A great application to add for chrome is the Honey app. I use it to check for the best prices on Amazon and it has a really cool price drop feature to keep an eye on prices for the future and it allows you to see how the prices have fluctuated on a particular item and much more! Another site that is great for deal finding is Fatwallet.com but I pay special attention to the hot deal forums. Of course there is always DansDeals. Truthfully the best way to take advantage of DansDeals is to add it to your twitter. This is because usually the best deals offered are gone before you sneeze. Adding the website to create a twitter alert will allow you to grab an awesome deal before it's "dead". Another interesting app is OfferUp. This App is what craigslist should have done but decided not to. Features merchandise being sold locally and you can usually find some great deals there as well. Facebook of course has local groups where you can become a member to browse local merchandise and sometimes at some serious savings. Ebay of course is nothing new and occasion you can find a flash sale of $15 off $75. What are some of your favorite websites and apps?