Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Two Molly Ringwald Netflix Original Movies

The Kissing Booth: Ms. Ringwald didn't show up in the first five minutes, which is how long our Arts and Entertainment Team (AET) lasted. The first five minutes were boring and stupid to the max.

SPF-18: Ms. Ringwald showed up at around the 7 minute point. The only regret was not having stopped watching sooner.

Bottom Line 1: Who doesn't love Molly Ringwald? 

Bottom Line 2: Especially if you do, stay away from these two movies. Far away. 

Excellent $79 Laser Printer: Brother HL-L2320D

If all you need is a simple b/w printer, the Brother HL-L2320D is an excellent choice. It takes about 5 minutes to set up (with an extra two minutes to find the online manual to set it to "quiet mode" (which all Brother and likely other brands can be set to)), can be delivered free from Best Buy the day you order it online, and, best of all, it costs just $79 (although you'll also need a printer-to-USB cable which is not included and costs about $5). Of course, "they," and everyone knows who "they" are, give away the printer to sell the toner replacements, the high-yield version of which can be $58. Sheesh. But still, it's a very nice consolation prize if you can't pull the trigger on the TV you want, which is pictured below and also is available at Best Buy (although not with same day delivery; note also that the "included free item" is a 30-day subscription to Sling Streaming).

Brother - HL-L2320D Black-and-White Printer - Gray - Front_Zoom

Monday, June 18, 2018

New Verizon Family Plans

Verizon has changed the way it prices family plans. The new options take account of different users in a family have different data needs. So, depending on your current plan, there might be a new plan that will save you money and be overall better for everyone in your plan. 

Link to Verizon Plans

Finding Gmail Contacts in New Gmail

Google has changed the location of one's contacts in Gmail. It used to be one clicked on the Gmail at the upper left and then on Contacts. Now, one needs to clock on the Apps icon (the square boxes) in the upper right and then on Contacts. If the Contacts button is not at the top, you can drag it there. If you have Gmelius, a Chrome extension we've long recommended, your Contacts will still be on the upper bar and available with one click. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Blue Grass Music (Netflix Original)

If you don't like Steve Martin and Martin Short, there's something wrong with you. They truly are brilliant comics. They're also very funny. Alone or together. And Netflix has brought them together in An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. Much of the humor is one line stuff from the Poconos (e.g., "Take my wife, Please"). But even that is very good. Besides the laughter they will bring you, just admiring the amazing talent each of them has makes this diversion something to see. 

But let's put comedy aside for a moment, and talk about music. If you don't like Blue Grass, there's something wrong with you. Unlike any other music genre, if you like music, there won't be a song you don't like. With every other genre, no matter how much you like it, there will be songs you do not like. That said, this Netflix special will introduce you to the Steep Canyon Rangers, who are just fantastic. So, click on the link below, and start listening to their tracks. Or download them from your music app. And, while every banjo song is not from Deliverance, the duet that is is very good.

IMDb Link to Netflix Special

You Tube Link to Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Link to Banjo Duo From Deliverance