Sunset on Siesta Key in Sarasota. Jim’s birthday 2013
We are enjoying traveling around Florida this winter. We see beautiful sunrises when we’re on the east coast, and sunsets on the west! Besides being a beautiful sunset, you may notice something extra special about this picture if you click on it to enlarge. It has a little extra depth and sharpness that Picasa’s HDRish tool gave it. If you’re a Geeks on Tour Member you can watch a tutorial video on how HDRish works. If you’re not a member, why not?! It’s only $7/mo or $58/yrly. Join Today!
Get Away Stay Connected: This tagline from our Coach Connect days describes our lifestyle. We love to get away, but we also love to stay connected. Usually that means using our computer, but since Florida was our home for so long, it also means face-to-face connections with old friends and colleagues while we’re here. This time, while in Fort Lauderdale, we decided to re-join our Toastmasters group. Both Jim and I were very active in Toastmasters for many years before we hit the road. We’ve even visited one club outside of our area during our first year of traveling. We’d like to do more of that – Toastmaster’s meetings are so enjoyable, uplifting, and educational. It is an international organization with groups everywhere we go. It’s good to be a member again.
Calendar: Coming up in February/March
Registration is open for our third TechnoGeek Learning Rally in Bushnell, Florida March 26-30. Come learn about lots of technology to enhance your RVing lifestyle! Geeks on Tour Members get a 20% discount. Hey! That’s another reason to Join Today. The rally is 5 days, including 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners. There is an optional 2-day pre-rally focusing on smartphones, and an included 2 days post-rally Homework Help.
The Q&A Forums on the Geeks on Tour website are a great place to discuss the topics we cover. This is where we answer our members’ questions. Anyone can read the forums, you need to be a member to post. Here are some topics of interest:
Do Me a Favor … Don’t Listen to your Friends on Facebook!
When you get a Facebook message that starts with “I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you…” you should know that the instructions that follow are pure nonsense. Don’t do it when it tells you to find your Friend settings and “REMOVE the CHECK on "COMMENTS & LIKE" and also "PHOTOS” By unchecking those boxes all you’ve done is cut yourself off from receiving your friend’s photos, comments and likes. It has NO bearing on who else can see their posts, but it is a worthy lesson in how Facebook privacy works. Read on and I will explain what is going on as well as tell you the right way to stay PRIVATELY connected – it’s a lot easier than removing checkmarks on all your Friends’ settings!
More and more, people are using their smartphones to capture all the pictures in their lives. Many of them don’t know that there are special settings and features that will help them take better pictures. And, once the pictures are taken, there are lots of ways to share them.
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