The #Tech Life ~ #VPN Pros and Cons

26 Apr

As always, I’m actually a supporter of people using VPNs to protect themselves when on the internet.  Although a VPN is never completely anonymous, it does go a long way towards protecting your identity and computer from people who want to hack and steal your data.  For those of you interested in how a VPN can help you or hurt you, I thought I’d compile a list of benefits and problems I’ve run into with my 3 years of VPN experience 🙂

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#Art I Love ~ A Dirty Birdie!

23 Apr

Ice Cream #Coffee

22 Apr

Iced Coffee #China style!  Here in Henan, most restaurants don’t have ice.  The Chinese don’t really like iced drinks – believing the cold unboiled water will make them sick and is a bad combination with your inside organs. (Probably true of the water here.) 

But Ice Cream is a different story.  Still bad for your health but not so likely to kill you.  So if you Order iced coffee or an iced soda You’ll get Ice cream coffee or a ice cream float 😄

#Foreign Food Fun!

21 Apr

Ooh. . . . Seaweed Chips!  😂 The perfect junk food.  They have the weirdest Types of chips here – no BBQ or Chedder Sour Cream.  Nope, It’s Seaweed, Green Tea, Squid, Roasted Lamb, Hot Pot, and Yoghurt

Installing #WordPress Site on #HostGator

21 Apr

How to Install and Start Editing your WordPress Site on Hostgator!!

STEP #1 – Sign Into your CONTROL PANEL.  If you aren’t sure how, look here.

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See the button in the picture above that says “WordPress – 1 Click Installation?”  Click it 🙂

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Click the down arrow and choose the domain name (URL: http://www.deceptivelyblonde.com) that you have created on HostGator and was to set up as a WordPress Site. Click “Next”

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Fill in your Name and information for the WordPress Site.  Be careful – if the email address you use already has a WordPress Site attached to it, they’ll want to add this site to your old WordPress account. If you don’t want to do that, you’ll have to create a new WordPress account.

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You’re installing!  Wait, Wait, Wait!

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Awesome! Your Installation is Complete.  Pay attention to the “Installed to:” “Username” and “Password” — You’ll need these next.

Take that “Installed To:” URL and put it in your URL field at the top of your browser. It should be the url you chose for your website.  Basically, just go visit your new site. It’ll show the image below:

For example: “https://www.deceptivelyblonde.com”

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This is the page that everyone else is going to see until you finally publish your completed site.  But for now, just click “Admin Login.”  In the picture below, enter the username and password that they gave you before.    

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Viola!  You’ll be on the familiar “WordPress” dashboard instead of the Hostgator dashboard.  Now you can go through the steps and start setting up your website.  (I’ll post another instruction set for that later. 🙂

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Cheating #China Style

19 Apr



Cheating China style 😰  So annoying.  No notes mid-term exam, somehow they had magic notes under the keyboard.  ‘Teacher, It’s not mine. I Don’t know where it came from!’

Funny. . . You’re the only one in this seat. 😡  How do they even read a font that small?  

#Easter Brunch!

16 Apr

Easter Brunch!

Honey-Glazed Ham, Deviled & Colored eggs, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Scalloped Potatos, Drinks and more! My Chinese student Harry came yesterday to cook and craft with me, then today good friends came for the party!

Happy Easter!

#BFF

15 Apr

Awww!  Made some new friends! #可爱! 

In Chinese, ‘ke ai’ is Cute!  Like these cuties!

#Cooking Fun! (Or Tears)

14 Apr

Cooking is tragic work!!  Grating onions today, left me in tears.  😭😂

#Maine Bar Results Come Out Low

14 Apr

If you compare the February 2017 applicant list with the passing list, only 20/62 people passed Maine’s exam (32.2%). I don’t know how many people were no-shows, but that’s really low for Maine. Compare to last year’s 60%.

Maybe I’m missing something – I only compared the list of applicants with the number of numbers on the passing list.  Anyone have an explanation for this?

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