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We all take "Screen Shots". Programs like SnagIt by TechSmith include tools similar to Microsoft Paint - you can add captions, call-outs, arrows, highlights, boxes and so much more. I have used SnagIt for a long time, and highly recommend it.
Video Capture - if you have seen my Videos on my YouTube Channels, or (5 comments)
Where I am now: I use a Tripod to steady the shots. I have a basic understanding of shutter speeds and lighting, but in all honesty I usually set the Cameras to "Auto". I need to get better at "custom settings" for photos and videos. (4 comments)
Mission San Luis de Apalachee of Tallahassee will host a day camp for children ages 8 through 13.
Children will learn about the Spanish National Holiday known as "El Día de los Reyes" (The Day of the Kings). This occurs on January 6, the day of the traditional Christian Holy Day of Epiphany.
This Holiday (3 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing - Splash Children's Experimental Color Camp! - 12/26/11 12:03 AM
Artist / Instructor April Saler will be teaching "Color Concepts" to children ages 6 to 12 at LeMoyne Art Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. The day-long classes will be held Tuesday December 27, Wednesday December 28, Thursday December 29, and Friday December 30. Take your child, or take a child, and let April introduce the youngster to "Art" and "Artists"!
The cost for the 4 day event is $95 for Members, $105 for non-Members.
My Answer: "Maybe 2015 or 2016, if the American Economy also recovers. But I do not expect Prices to go back up..."
His challenge is that the restaurant he manages, opened a new location about 10 miles farther away. His commute increased accordingly. I know that (6 comments)
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing - Christmas Service on Christmas Day! - 12/24/11 10:57 PM
Tallahassee Churches will be holding Christmas Day Services on Sunday, December 25. It is always special when Christmas falls on Sunday! Many Traditional Protestant Churches in Tallahassee will hold a "Liturgy of Holy Communion". Other Churches will feature Nativity Dramas, and Sermons proclaiming the Birth of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.
This will be a good day to attend Church, with family or with friends.
Consider giving a ride to those who cannot otherwise make it to Church.
This Tribute to America's Troops and Veterans will make you Laugh, Cry, Sing, and Cheer!
The Whitis Family is using this as a Fund-Raiser for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. See their sign below.
The Good Morning America episode where the Whitis Family is (3 comments)
To my Dear Wife: Happy 26th Anniversary To, "The Vision" - 12/22/11 06:45 PM
In the early 1980's I saw "A Vision". A lady who could stop traffic was in the supermarket. I had never seen anyone so beautiful. Could I work up the nerve to talk to her? Too late! She was in the check-out lane, and then she was gone. But that was only the beginning... __________________
While shopping for groceries, I noticed a lady in the produce section that looked like a movie star. How could I approach her? What could I say? I took too long... she was checked out and gone. I had seen someone (6 comments)
For $6 you can rent skates and have an hour of fun, on the synthetic composite ice (hey, this is Florida, it's the best we can do). You will need to rent the skates - because who in Florida owns Ice Skates?)
I re-arranged the office... I have an extra computer monitor on the "client side" of my desk, so that they can see what I see. I set up an older laptop for "Guest Users", to keep them from loading viruses or (2 comments)
Worse, there are dump truck loads of construction waste, concrete, and asphalt that was dumped onto the property years ago.
The trash dumps are going to involve raking, and putting the jars, metal, and other items into trash containers.
But the two dozen or so Dump Truck sized piles of asphalt, concrete, construction waste, and (2 comments)
2011 December Blogging Challenge Day 18. Senior Citizen Seller; Functionally Obsolete House - 12/18/11 11:28 PM
Today I had a telephone conference with 2 daughters of a Senior Citizen / Widow who is planning to sell her house. She seldom stays there. The Roof, one of the HVAC systems, and other components are from 1985 when the house was built. Daughters are pushing their mother to sell. The son does not want his mother to sell the property. ___________________
Pros: This House is in a prime location. It is built on a very large lot in a quiet subdivision. There are few comparable houses for sale in the immediate area, and none on this street.
Yesterday, the Problem Tenant got worse. The Landlord called me this morning from the rental property: "The neighbors called the Sheriff last night at midnight, complaining about loud music, and yelling and arguing. When the Deputies arrived, they met a lady with (6 comments)
2011 December Blogging Challenge Day 13 - Talking with a Landlord, about his Problem Tenant - 12/13/11 11:59 PM
This afternoon I met a Landlord / Friend. He does his own Property Management. This Rental house was becoming a "Hang-Out" for Partiers, Couch Crashers, the Perpetually Stoned, and other persons on the dark side of the Social Spectrum. He went to the property to deliver written notice to comply with the Lease (per Florida Statutes Chapter 83, the Florida Landlord Tenant Act).
When he showed up to deliver the notice, he told "several guys standing around with beers in their hand" that this was not the Local Hang-Out; they needed to leave (they left).
Today, I talked with a GoDaddy Rep on the Telephone, to make sure that everything is in order at the beginning of 2012.
When you think of "GoDaddy", the first thing that comes to mind may be the trashy images of scantily clad women. But forget about that (unless you are in their Target Market of young males). GoDaddy is a (9 comments)
We could not film a Video of her birthday, so enjoy this Video from when she was only 100.
The lady on the left is her granddaughter, cousin Robin. The lady on the right is her sister Dores, who is 90 in this video, and the little boy blowing out the candles is great-great-great (3 comments)
NAR has been providing embellished, errant data for 5 Years.
Many Realtors have raise their eyebrows when reading NAR Housing Sales Reports. "Times are Good and Getting Better" is the feeling of most Housing Reports from NAR. But those of us in the Industry know better... we have watched Sales Drop, not Increase. (6 comments)
The houses were Trashed and Damaged when the Builder acquired this land. The previous owner had rented them to migrants, illegal aliens, transients, and whoever else he could squeeze a buck out of. One house had 18 mattresses in it!
2011 December Blogging Challenge Day 9 - Records and Paperwork - End of the Year Review and Wrap-Up - 12/09/11 11:40 PM
We are required to keep records of Contracts, Offers, Closing Statements, and the myriad of other Paperwork (or Paperless) Documents pertaining to Real Estate Transactions. There are also cell phone records and emails. The IRS has record-keeping requirements; so does the Florida Real Estate Commission. My Accountant and my Lawyer have additional suggestions and guidelines for me.
Granted, I "File" this stuff at the time it is created. At the Closing Table, I do a summary of everything that pertained to that Transaction. Then it goes onto the Hard Drive, onto a DVD, and into the Cloud. I (9 comments)
Google knows that Social Media is the Future of the Internet. They are endeavoring to make YouTube more of a Social Network. The new Design looks eerily similar to Facebook and Google+. The "Feed" is straight out of Twitter.
Watch the 2 Videos Below (5 minutes each)
(1) A Quick Look at the New YouTube Layout Platform Design
Just as he did at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow operates as a dual-threat quarterback, able to pass the football, and able to run with it. In the second half of today's game, Tebow completed 6 of 8 passes for 178 yards. On a 2-point conversion, (8 comments)
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