Best Buckle-Up Ad EVER

I first posted this to my blog on May 1, 2010; and I am moving it upfront in my blog again because it has such a needed message! ๐Ÿ™‚

After watching this video, I agreed wholeheartedly with the Subject title of this message when it was sent to me by my sister, Darcy!

The explanation read as follows:

This is the new “wear your seatbelt” ad the UK is doing – started by some guy not hired to do it, but because the cause is important to him, he came up with this idea, and now it’s being hailed across the world as a beautiful’ commercial. …

Please Do Wear your seat belt! If not for yourself, for the ones you love and who love you!

Poor Sad Mac…

I love my MacBook; however, recently I found a receipt that reminded me that even a Mac wants some extra attention sometimes. Especially, with all the possible threats out there in cyberspace. ๐Ÿ˜

On Thursday, June 23, 2013, my MacBook encountered a file on its hard drive that was too confusing for it to sort out so it subsequently decided not to boot. I remember I investigated it long into the night then decided to take it to see a Mac Doctor at Mac Made Easy on June 24, 2013, for a ‘Physical Exam’!

During data backup, a file was discovered (title was something like …~.gif) that the backup kept failing on. We finally had it move this file to the trash, and immediately emptied the trash. Then the backup was started again. This time it worked; and when the Mac was again booted into Mac OS, it made a complete and ‘Happy Mac’ boot.

A full scan with Mac Tech Tools turned up no further issues with the directory structure; but a surface scan shows one error on the hard disk. It is not a serious error and is probably related to the Boot Camp partition so I carry on for now.

I just finished putting Mac back as I had configured before (minus the file-tangler), then ‘Business as Usual’ ๐Ÿ˜€



With Apple gaining in popularity, be certain that they will also draw the eye of a few ‘Crackers’ (Hackers with Mal intent)!

HAPPY MAC and HAPPY Computing!!!

The Furry, The Scaly or The Fowl (well, maybe just Feathered)…

“Does my outfit look good for the Christmas Party?” Gold Dust Day Gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda).

Same Blog, Different Tool!

Hello Family, Friends, and Visitors!

Yep, I am migrating my Blog from my Previous Software (PS) to WordPress. My PS had failed to save my works-in-progress WAY too many times. ๐Ÿ˜ก

I have abandoned it now and use it to get the transfers to WordPress accurate.

You have probably noticed (or will notice, soon) that my old Blog is somewhat “interesting” now (or you get forwarded automatically).

When my account was updated to work with WordPress, something in my PS did not like the change. ๐Ÿ˜

Result: Some miscellaneous characters; and most important, it will not let me post, edit, delete or even access my admin pages.

My new Blog URL is

I like the layout of my new blog; although, little adjustments are inevitable along the way! What do you think?

Well, not being able to access the admin will make my progress a bit slower while I reformat my entries and put them back together; but it will not stop me!

I am publishing them with their original posting dates so that will take some time, as well.

Don’t let the “fine-tuning” scare you away, though. I will publish a new post every now and then to keep things interesting. In a good way! ๐Ÿ˜Ž You may even see something old that is new again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tag along on an AWESOME dive with us…

Mark is one of several regulars to our dive parties.

He has put together another great video of diving adventures aboard the Aqua Safari around the Big Island!

This dive was on August 17, 2014. A Nitrox Dive – special certification required.

It is a special treat for me to watch these videos, especially on the dives that I was unable to take part in. Thank You Mark! ๐Ÿ˜€

Island of Hawai’i Hurricane News from the “Cradle”

Live stream of a wet and gray Hilo from Hawai'i News Now iPad App

Live stream of a WET and WINDY Hilo from Hawai’i News Now iPad App

Update For my Family & Friends!

While still a bit sensationalized by the media but accurate for large areas of the Island of Hawai’i, forces of Hurricane Iselle rolled over The Big Island with varying degrees of damage. (Oh, NBC; please take note from ABC and call the Island of Hawai’i, “The Big Island” or “The Island of Hawai’i“; not “the main Island“) ๐Ÿ˜‰

We received much stronger winds than our usual, and powerful gusts were pushed through Waikoloa with force! But in our little sheltered “cradle”, we had no major issues unlike those on the East, South, and North areas of the Island.

Live stream of Morning News from Hawaiโ€™i News Now on iPad App

Live stream of Morning News from Hawai’i News Now iPad App

I understand that Kona is now getting quite a bit of wind and rain on the West, too!

The inches upon inches of rain that have hit and are hitting other parts of the Island went around us, due in large part to the Mauna Kea mountain shadow effect!

Not such a bad thing to be nestled close to the base of a nearly 14,000 foot tall mountain! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now we watch Hurricane Julio, and see where the “winds” carry!

Surprisingly, I didn’t see or hear news in the media of the ~Mag 4.5 Earthquake that occurred in Kohala at ~6:21am on Thursday morning the 7th of August!

I am Baaaaaack…

Home anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That was GREAT!

What an AWESOME time fishing, sightseeing and having fun with friends and family!

I hope to be posting entries soon; but first I have to re-acclimate to the schedule here at home as well as re-gain my ‘land legs’!

I am also going back to work with Waikoloa Elementary School!!! Hurray!

Andy has already posted several new entries about the trip and other items of interest so check out his site. I will be back in circulation soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aloha!