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This is my view, from my foxhole.  Everybody has their own war…  Take what you need — leave the rest.  And, most importantly, I reserve the right to change and evolve my opinions over time…  That's what good conversations do — blogs, inherently, are conversations.

 

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  • Transform Your Home Screen Into a Terminal :: Linux CLI Launcher

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    Transform Your Home Screen Into a Terminal :: Linux CLI Launcher
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Greater Sudbury Public Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4X8, Canada

    The Google Play Store features many launchers, of all sorts, ready to make your life easier.  Whether it's Apex Launcher, Evie Launcher, or Nova Launcher, there are a lot of third-party launchers for you to choose from.  At the base-level though, these launchers start out — thematically — quite similar.  However, you can customize them with beautiful icon packs, themes, widgets, and more.  As you may know, Android's built on the Linux kernel.  Thus, it has a hidden shell functionality — which, fans of GNU/Linux may be pleased to give a try.  A full Linux terminal environment on an Android phone?  That, definitely, sounds interesting.  But, what if you could replace your stock launcher with a launcher that mimics the Linux terminal interface?  Luckily, you can — thanks to the Linux CLI Launcher.

    Linux CLI Launcher for Android replaces your home screen with a minimalist terminal-style interface, which uses commands to control basically everything.  You can call, manage your contacts, and/or text using simple commands.  Aside from supporting some basic GNU/Linux commands, the application offers the ability to create aliases…  Running your favourite games and/or applications effortlessly.

  • Why Google AdSense Rules

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    Why Google AdSense Rules
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Tim Hortons, 465 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 3T4, Canada

    Perhaps, one of the best ways to make money blogging is by displaying advertisements on your Web blog.  There are many ad networks available — AdSense, Chitika, Infolinks, VigLink, etc.  Obviously, we can't clutter our Web blogs with too many ads though.  So, we need to choose the best — most effective — program(s) available.

    AdSense is a Google product. It enables us to show contextual ads on a Web site.  It's, probably, the best ad network available for any Web site.  There are people making, quite literally, thousands of dollars every day using AdSense alone.

  • Aaron Greenspan Sued Google for Disabling His AdSense Account

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    Aaron Greenspan Sued Google for Disabling His AdSense Account
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Tim Hortons, 465 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 3T4, Canada

    Tonight, we're going to hear a story about a guy named Aaron Greenspan, who sued AdSense for disabling his account — and, he won the case.  The Google AdSense team has been disabling many accounts to protect other publishers and advertisers interests.  However, at times, they aren't necessarily correct…  Many people have lost their hard-earned AdSense revenue due to having their account(s) disabled.

    Undoubtedly, Google AdSense rules the contextual ad space.  Regardless, Google will keep serving your ad space with advertisements — provided, of course, that you have a valid Google AdSense account.  Otherwise, you have to turn to AdSense-alternative program for your ad revenue stream.

  • Take the Suck Out of Mental Health

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    Take the Suck Out of Mental Health
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Greater Sudbury Public Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4X8, Canada

    I was joking with some friends the other day, about inventing a stress vacuum, to neatly suck-up and dispose of any and all issues that interfere with our lives.  Wouldn't that be nice?  It seems that there are always times in our lives where things start going sideways and our stress feels out of control.  During these times, it comforts me to know that programs are available to assist us in dealing with the stressors that life throws our way.  What does still surprise me though, is how many times that I hear people are reluctant to access such services…  Primarily, because they feel that they're "stressed out" and just need to suck it up — no vacuum pun intended.  This disheartens me, as I'd hoped that our society was well past this stigma, and could understand that seeking help isn't a sign of weakness — rather, as one of strength.

  • What We Know About Veteran Homelessness in Canada and What's Being Done to Address the Issue

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    What We Know About Veteran Homelessness in Canada and What's Being Done to Address the Issue
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    by James Stewart
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    Location:  Greater Sudbury Public Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4X8, Canada

    Veteran homelessness is a growing issue in Canada.  The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 reports that there are 2,950 veterans staying in shelters, making up 2.2% of annual shelter users.  About 25% of the veteran population in Canada faces difficulties transitioning from military service to civilian life — facing a risk of homelessness, mental illness, and/or addictions.  While veterans make up approximately 2% of the Canadian population, advocates are concerned with the over-representation of veterans within the homeless population.  In Metro Vancouver region's 2014 point-in-time count, 7% of respondents indicated that they'd served in the Forces.  In Toronto, the same percentage was reported in their 2013 Street Needs Assessment.  Alberta's 7 cities — Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Wood Buffalo — co-ordinated point-in-time count found that, of those surveyed, 6% had military service.  In the Waterloo region, it was 5%.

 

 

 

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