Tuesday, April 28, 2015
When I first got my tablet [Feb. 2015], I was pleased that my GPS location would always broadcast. I use Skype, Twitter and any number of other apps which I allow to broadcast the location.
Initially, Google Earth [another tablet App] was dead-on when reporting my location, however began reporting my location slightly off within a week of the tablet's arrival. This kind of worried me. Initially, earpiece personnel [think it was the FBI], indicated that this location broadcast should prevent others from using my accounts. I even noted it in a blog post.
Since then I put off looking into why this might be happening. Then last Sunday, I noticed something and checked Google Earth and sure enough the location was being reported incorrectly. Here is a screen shot of a similar reporting by Google Earth. [You cannot see it in this image, however there is another house at that location.] I am given all shorts of reports about the house and who is there at any given time.
Based on this error, I decided to download another GPS tracking APP hoping to force Google Earth to report my true location. This app allows me the option for setting the time interval for satellite tracking.
Those assigned with the security of my mother and I, might offer the following as to why the GPS location is wrong:
- They do not want my location known to help with our security?
- They try to monitor all of our calls, both my business and residential and they need the location to show another location? This is interference with my business. My Skype never rings unless it is a family member. It is listed on www.qisoftware.com.
- The use of our Verizon FiOS account by personnel with security duty. I am told they somehow amp up the signal. I did not know official FBI personnel were actually located at that site. Anyone else, should not be on security duty there. They are raiding themselves?
Other problems with this reasoning? Many of you are aware, I often show my actual address-- via correspondence I receive, that I want to share. There are a lot of security and government personnel in the area. I do not like them hi-jacking my GPS location.
That said, the activity in the house where sometimes my location is reported- is not good. The house, I am told was raided by law enforcement because the original owners should not have put up a custom built house so close to an elementary school. Now, CIA, family members of the people who used to live there [CIA ties], FBI and others from other places have been known to be there and asked to leave.
I take photos of me, showing who I am and also provide where I am going. I used to think I was a victim of mistaken identity. That said, many know who I am. I always say, "you do not live the life I lived, and have the problems I have". I am not trying to hide. I have too many problems. I really think that house is the wrong house for Google Earth and others to report as being my location.
Why do you think they are doing it?
Monday, April 27, 2015
In Feb. 2015, I developed two Java Servlets to pull earnings data from professional tennis tracking sites, which populate Excel Spreadsheets for selected professional tennis players.
The following illustrates an example of the earnings data returned- when I run the WTA women's servlet.
Every Monday [except when no tournaments were scheduled the prior week], I run each of the servlets and update the corresponding spreadsheet.
This week, though tournaments are scheduled for both men's and women's professional tennis, for the most part- they are not being televised. So, I will keep busy doing other things.
Two major tournaments are coming up, Madrid and Rome, so I think the media is gearing up for the extended coverage they will be offering starting next week. The tournaments are one right after the other.
In the meantime, perhaps I will be posting more to my blogs about other doings....
Saturday, April 18, 2015
All week I have been watching the ATP Monte Carlo Tennis Tournament, finals are tomorrow.
In between matches [Fed Cup also on this morning], I went outside to take photos of the trees in bloom.
I also noticed my Peonies have not started growing. Looks like the whole bush is gone. Not sure what happened. About, 14 years ago, my Mother, Niece and I started that bush from roots. I suspect this is the work of vandals. If this is my mistake, I will let you know. Not happy about this.
Made a hamburger and french fries for lunch after spreading a little fertilizer to get rid of Dandelions.
My hair is getting longer. You can see the difference from the photos I took before I started rolling my hair every night [about 2 months ago] and today.
Other things I have been up to:
- Updating Amazon Computer and Electronics Store
- Watching movies I have never seen before. Did you see Clearskin? Just saw this last night. I tend to like spy and black ops type movies and novels [big fan of Ludlum].
- Marking my calendar for upcoming tennis tournaments, including; Madrid, Paris, Wimbledon. See here for a complete list.
Latest Philodendron plant from clippings is doing well. When I find the photo I took when I first planted it, I will provide the link.
Other issues? Nothing to report here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This Spring, homeowners in my neighborhood are having solar panels installed. From the window in the den, I have watched two new installations. Yesterday, I went out to get a closer look.
When I drove down the nearby street, I found three homes with new solar panel installations within the first block. I love this idea, and have noted as described by bloggers and HGTV episodes, that RV owners and custom home builders are doing more with solar panels.
Sophisticated solar power controllers are now offered for RV and homeowners which allow for more efficient use of multiple sets of batteries. When one set of batteries is being charged via the solar panels another set is used to supply power. Then when the charged batteries run out the other set is swapped in for power while the discharged set recharges. See this:
For some reason, I get excited about things like this. Youtube Solar Panel Link.
I did not get into Washington to see the Cherry Blossoms this year, however my Twitter stream [source: Patch] provided information about a new EarthCam camera in Washington. I wish they would put one at the City Dock in Annapolis. It is so pretty there and sometimes you see the cadets.
Also, watching a lot of tennis and the arrival of Spring. News from Washington? I am told the United Nations is involved.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Easter was nice. My blooms are starting to come out. Watched the Finals in Miama [Tennis].
That evening, after dinner and the men's final in Miami- I watched Lucy with Scarlett Johansson. I thought this movie was pretty interesting.. here are some scenes.
The next morning, I used a tablet app-- "Screenshot Easy" to grab these scenes from the movie.
Have you researched the new Chromebox offerings-- [see here]? Just started looking at these.
My tablet has become an invaluable asset. The Chromebox is similar however more a desktop [stationary] offering. Verizon FiOS allows me to watch many things on my tablet [WatchESPN, FiOS Mobile, TennisChannel, etc. FYI: Watched the movie Lucy with my Tablet] and a desktop version would enable greater resolution and a larger picture.
I also updated my Amazon Computer and Electronics Store, listing a more enhanced version of a Chromebox- than the one I reference in this post. Check out all of the offerings to see the different options. Just think, all of your favorite tablet apps running from a desktop.
News from Washington? Lots, just not worth repeating here. Is there an end in sight? Not sure. ACLU guy is back... yes, some relief from those using government issued consoles.