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Im just a dude watching over my parents,
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Now Accepting Online Credit Card Donations

I am happy to announce that I am now accepting direct credit card donations powered by Square. Backers can now make an online donation by credit card without Paypal using the new option. The backer’s name and email is collected by Square and is provided by Square; this information will be added to the backers list, the same as other methods. Backers also have the option to be anonymous by using the Paypal form or by Crypto. At the moment online donations have been very successful my Crypto and continue to grow. I hope everybody continues to show their support as the wheels continue to roll.


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[Life] Refrigerator Mayhem

The Gopher in the Garage

No Advertising Third-Party Consumer Technical Support with Google

Image Source: Google.com, Lenovo; Design by Patcoola 2019

May 2019, Google implements new policy to please Google partners. The “Third-party consumer technical support” policy prevents advertising for services provided by the computer services industry. Computer service providers cannot advertise their services with Google AdSense anymore. The new policy makes their services such as Repairs, Virus Removal, Password Resets prohibited. It’s no secret that the computer services industry is dying. Many countries are pushing for a “Right to Repair” law, and many people do not own a computer anymore in favor for a smart phone or tablet. However, this further demonstrates that manufacturers do not want their products fixed, and Google is anti-competition.

https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/6368711#691


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VR with the Nexus 7

eBay: VR Shinecon Headset

I wanted to try virtual reality (VR) to see if getting a Vive or Oculus Rift is a real thing worth getting. Seeing the diagrams of the Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) headset, VR is basically a smart phone screen with a motion sensor and lenses. I can see how their can be so may headsets on the market thanks to Google Cardboard. I bought the “VR Shinecon” also know as the “BlitzWolf VR” for $25 CAD to be used with any smart phone I could find.


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Everything Breaks in May

OSVR Hacker Development Kit 1.4 Price Canada


*Image from www.razerzone.com/ca-en/store/osvr-hdk

Razer’s new 1.4 open-source virtual reality (OSVR) development kit is up for order in Canada for $449.99 CAD. The headset features a completely open design that can be taken apart and upgraded. The software and hardware can be reprogrammed to extend its features. OSVR can also run on mid-range computers, so the NVIDIA GTX 970 is not necessary.


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