Monday, February 8, 2010

Lenticular Clouds

Mount Rainier is in Washington State. We saw these amazing pictures.

Those of us NOT living in Tacoma Washington, or surrounding areas will
appreciate these pictures. I know some people who saw this on Friday Feb 5th 2010.
It was so amazing, people were pulling over on the freeway to take pictures.
Mt. Rainier puts on a show!
Our little dry streak is about to come to an end. But if you looked at
Mt. Rainier today, you would have known that already.
Take a look at some of these incredible clouds captured over Mt. Rainier today.
Those are called "lenticular clouds" They're caused when the air flow is
just right so when it flows over Mt. Rainier, the air gets pushed upward
where it cools and condenses into clouds. Depending on how smooth
the flow is, you can get some amazing clouds formations as we've seen
so far to day. Here is more information on what causes them from an
earlier blog entry.
It's usually a sign of rain within 24 hours because typically the moist
flow that precedes a storm around here is the perfect set up for these clouds.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rules about the Internet

Think about what you post. Sharing provocative photos or intimate details online, even in private emails, can cause you problems later on. Even people you consider friends can use this info against you, especially if they become ex-friends.

Read between the “lines.” It may be fun to check out new people for friendship or romance, but be aware that, while some people are nice, others act nice because they’re trying to get something. Flattering or supportive messages may be more about manipulation than friendship or romance.

Don’t talk about sex with strangers. Be cautious when communicating with people you don’t know in person, especially if the conversation starts to be about sex or physical details. Don’t lead them on – you don’t want to be the target of a predator’s grooming.

Avoid in-person meetings. The only way someone can physically harm you is if you’re both in the same location, so – to be 100% safe – don’t meet them in person. If you really have to get together with someone you “met” online, don’t go alone. Have the meeting in a public place, tell a parent or some other solid backup, and bring some friends along.

Be smart when using a cell phone. All the same tips apply with phones as with computers. Except phones are with you wherever you are, often away from home and your usual support systems. Be careful who you give your number to and how you use GPS and other technologies that can pinpoint your physical location.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

What Happens in Vegas ... STAYS on the WEB….

Be Careful! What Happens in Vegas ... STAYS on the WEB….


Have you ever read the long lists of Privacy Policy and Internet companies when they enlist an email account with them, or when they discharged Facebook?,

Although it is a fact that can be “lost” on the web somewhere BUT, when you don´t expect it, it might “appear” around and all can see it!!!!!
It´s easy, just search yourself, family or friends in engines like Google (Google you), Bing or Yahoo! and you´ll see the results.

So I suggest you think through what will appear, especially when it comes to photos, videos, or confidential or privileged information, as I said in my presentation, "What happened in Vegas ... stays on the web.!!!".
So very careful with the people you give permission to see their photos, friends of friends, and worse unknown to his friends. They may be misusing or just use of their images and content.

Today, Facebook, and social networks generally offer locks and security tools that many of you know or not know how to use, I suggest you keep an eye on your friends list, enter the security options they have in their account, and also invite you to carefully review the information that we get into this blog to be sure they are safe.


So, have you heard of the phrase “Google has indexed” me? When “stuff” appears in Search Engines such as Google, Bing or Yahoo! It´s something often referred to, Google has indexed me… and it hardly “disappears” from the web.

Can I remove my own content from Google?

Yes, you can make “indexed stuff” disappear from the web… this is a termed called, “delist” ore “remove indexed content” or whatever is listed. All you have to do, for example, in Google. Go to and you will find all you need to know…

Therefore to conclude and give you some tips.

1. Think twice next time you upload stuff to the web
2. Unless, you do it safely getting to know and using the security settings of the sites you upload information to. (Facebook, Twitter, Live, etc)
3. Teach others how to….
4. Share this blog and article.
5. Start NOW

Hope this was usefull.

Social Media has done it, what are you thinking about?

Article for Parents….. Today much is known about social networks, they arrived without warning and grew before we could understand how they work, but guess what, we are all already sharing information, photos, and videos, without thinking far as they have gone. This article will try to explain in general terms, how they work, and far reaching if we decide we belong to them.

Currently there are several Internet networks that allow us to share information, to reconnect with old friends, and the best known are HI5, My Space, Twitter, and of course FACEBOOK.

We received an invitation from one of our friends, and acquaintances by e-mail, asking us where we enrolled Facebook, and as fast as a link away, we filled our data, we accept the terms and conditions of the company, (which of course I never read) and create an account, from that moment, and we're already enjoying the "gossipy" world's largest, with over 300 million active users. Suddenly we realize that almost all our friends and acquaintances are already there, ask them to let us add to our account and then begin to understand how it all begins ...

What are you thinking about?

At first few were those who filled the blank: "What are you thinking? "Where it is sometimes very funny or clever to express what you are thinking, or read what others are thinking, some have used it as a space for reflection and many like an open book literally expose what they are doing at the time, or just what happens to me at the time they are connected.

He became so popular and entertaining to read what each who he wants to write, that a new social network called Twitter did not hesitate to use that resource, to create another business model, based on what each person is thinking, believing or doing, but that's another story ...

And who are thinking about kids today actually, to enlist in their lists of friends and people they scarcely know or worse yet people who believe they know, or want to know this through Facebook.
Guys, Facebook works great if they give up for two separate lists of their close friends and acquaintances, NEVER a stranger or someone they are not sure whether that person actually.


The first thing to watch is to separate their lists of friends and acquaintances, making sure his "friends" are only those with access to everything they write, up and “tag" you.

If not yet done so, NOW is a good day, I recommend you read the list to prepare them with the details of how to make these changes, step by step.

Also be careful with fall applications of third parties (not Facebook) and give permission to enter their accounts, I mean the fortune cookies at Farmville, and all the games, trivia, polls and accessories to them seeking permission ... eye! They are NOT FACEBOOK and are reading them like a friend more. FACEBOOK Certainly explains in its security tools that neither they nor anyone else can see who goes in or how many times your account, do not authorize anyone to perform that action and that is not true!

Social Media is here to stay, so.. learn more about it. I will be writing more about this topic.