Blackberry Most Precious to Homeless Man

English: Homeless man in Los Angeles, CA

English: Homeless man in Los Angeles, CA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of the rare beautiful stories on being homeless. Frank too

‘He (sold his car and) used the money to save for his phone bill, as well as a cheap $30-a-month membership to a local 24-hour gym in a central part of town, which gives him regular access to a hot shower and a place he can go late at night if he needs. He knows that sounds ludicrous, but says nothing marks a homeless man more than pungent body odor and an unclean appearance.

‘You could have all the iPhones in the world with you, he said, but if you don’t have a regular way to stay clean, that’s the most dangerous thing of all in a precarious situation. Nothing gets a homeless person kicked out, rejected from a job or denied housing faster than looking dirty. He kept repeating, “Dirty ain’t dignified.” It’s often that dignity that Bert fights so hard to maintain, even at the expense of other things — but definitely not at the cost of a cell phone…’
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Car Cyberattack a Hasting Case Suspect
‘A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles.

‘Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last Tuesday was “consistent with a car cyberattack,” raising new questions about the death of the award-winning journalist…’

How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts
‘While the Internet has already provided for ways to remove your deceased loved one’s digital accounts , there is occasionally the need to access them. Sometimes it’s for will information – other times it has to deal with financial reasons. Whatever your objective may be, I understand how tough it is. Below are a few tips to get you started in the right direction for gaining access to your deceased relative’s digital account. I can’t guarantee success, but I can say that these are good ways to move forward…’ Read on

Select Text and Request URL
A great app for those who use URLs a lot

Add text you select in a webpage to your URL. Build your own URL Requests to access many web services like word definitions and much more.

‘One use for this tool is to find a website that has definitions of words in a language you need. If its search url for a word is say

where GIANT is the word you want translated, you simply add as the URL you are going to use then select a word like GIANT at another website and it will go and get the definition for you.’…’


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