Good evening folks and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday on Jabber Log. The inspiration for this post comes from a fellow classmate and an assignment we did in class. It involved doing research on companies, media outlets, web sites, etc. that are moving toward the future of new media journalism. I wrote about Google and their social network Google+. Many things are coming to the network and what they are using now are just steps toward online dominance. After posting my assignment I read a few of my classmates posts and one caught my eye. My classmate wrote about Google’s Project Glass and I had to slap myself on the forehead because I completely forgot about it. The project is unbelievable and although the glasses used for the project look odd, the possibilities of this are straight out of a sci-fi movie. So without further ado I present to you, Google’s Project Glass.
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By Ricardo — 8 years ago
2011 was a great year for me. So many things happened to my family and I this year that it’s hard to capture them all in one post. First off I have to mention a moment that changed my family. That change is sitting in her Bumbo chair drooling and smiling at me. That change is none other than my daughter Lola. On August 29th, 2011 my beautiful princess made her appearance. She’s officially 4 months now and since her birth so many things have happened. She’s growing fast and she looks more and more like her mother every day. She coos, giggles, and smiles all the time. I can’t help but be taken back whenever she flashes a smile at me. She’s funny in the little things that she does. My world has definitely changed and I’ll be the first to admit that I am wrapped around her little finger.
Before our bundle of joy was born, I took a supervisor position in dispatch. It has been great and I work with an excellent group of people. I also started Jabber Log around April 2011 and to date I have over 13,700 hits with 122 subscribers on WordPress. 37 Twitter followers and 101 Facebook fans follow up those numbers. I started Jabber Log as something small where I would share dispatch stories and news from around the world but it turned into something more. As I generated post after post I quickly fell into my first passion, writing. I have always loved writing but as I got into design and started school, my writing took a back seat.
With Jabber Log my passion returned. My blog turned into somewhat of a self-discovery. I have shared many stories with all of you. Some stories are ones that no one knew about. I opened the floodgates to the life experiences that made me who I am today. I don’t know a lot of people who would share so much with the public but I felt the need to let everything out. I find writing to be very therapeutic and Jabber Log has helped me express my feelings. I have held back stories involving my eldest son Richie in the past but with Jabber Log I have been able to get them out and share them. About two or three months ago I saw my son. It was bittersweet and although I wish I could have said something to him, I know that one day I will get the chance to tell him everything I have ever wanted to say to him. It may sound weird to share all this with total strangers but I see it as a tool to help someone else out there. Maybe someone else is dealing with something similar to what I have experienced. Reading my posts may be able to help that person.
Whatever the case may be, my blogging has become something more than expected and it has opened up some great opportunities. With Jabber Log, I have been given the chance to explore the world of cloth diapers, promote a talented artist, and design banners for the likes of Farmington High School Choir, and Jackie Green of WGRD, a local Rock Radio Station. I have also added extra writers to Jabber Log and we can only go up from here and into 2012. Thank you to my family, the Jabber Log writing team, my friends, the talented Maddie Larkin, Candis of EcoBuns, the always awesome Sheri Jaffurs, and the beautiful and outgoing Jackie Green for allowing me to express myself through them in order to promote and spread the word on everything they do. 2011 comes to end but 2012 holds so much more. New and grand opportunities are coming my way and although I cannot speak of them at this moment, I can at least say that they are superb and I will share it with everyone as soon as I can. Happy New Year and here’s to another excellent year!Post Views: 411
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
5k races are run all the time but did your race leave you with a sense of happiness and the appearance of a Dr. Seuss character? The Color Run, known as the “happiest 5k” by the events web site thecolorrun.com, took place today in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mlive.com reports that, “more than 10,000 people ran through downtown Sunday morning.” The events web site states that the run consists of two simple rules, “1) White shirts (any mostly white T will work great) mandatory at the start line and 2) Color plastered EVERYTHING at the finish!” They go on to say that, “Runner/walkers begin the 5k at the start line like a brand new pristine coloring book. By the end, they look like they fell into a Willy Wonka… tie dyed… vat of colored goodness.” The Color Run did not disappoint and proved to be the “happiest 5k” as shown in the video below.
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By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Good morning and welcome back! Whitney and I finally got the chance to record episode 43 and this is a must listen and watch! In this episode we sat down with our good friend Matt to talk about ridiculous calls and non-emergency calls on emergency lines. Matt is a local police officer and since we have worked with him before we felt he would be best suited for this episode. We also visit inappropriate 9-1-1 “on hold” songs and share other funny stories. Get ready to be schooled and make sure to check out our podcast promotion featuring Facebook fan page 911 Dispatches From the Edge. This page is a good mixture of humor and seriousness. It’s a place for 9-1-1 professionals to vent, network, share stories and more. Tune in next week when I sit down with Smart911 to share what they do for the public and dispatch. As always you can email the show at email@example.com. And make sure to look below because this episode comes with a video version.
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- Back to dispatch traffic
- The infamous sniff
- Ridiculous calls on 9-1-1
- How Matt handles ridiculous calls