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Miscellaneous

Windows Defender Review

Tom’s Guide has a pretty good review of the free antivirus / antimalware program Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security in a post called Windows Defender Review:

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/windows-defender

I am glad that Windows Defender / Microsoft Defender / Windows Security (Microsoft keeps changing the name) is continuing to improve.

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Miscellaneous

NEW XBOX SERIES X SMOKES….I DON’T BELIEVE IT AND HERE IS WHY! ( MY OPINION)

NEW XBOX SERIES X SMOKES….I DON’T BELIEVE IT AND HERE IS WHY! ( MY OPINION)

🤣.

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Miscellaneous

Privacy

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Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Privacy, and this is what it said:

DAILY PROMPT

Privacy

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

Not sure how to participate?

Here are the steps to get started.

And this is my response:

Privacy

I would like to mostly focus on computer and online privacy with today’s prompt, and I will start with some simple online/computer privacy and security tips by Microsoft called Protect Your Privacy On The Internet:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/prevent.aspx

I recommend following those tips from Microsoft in the link above, keeping your software/apps updated (up-to-date), using an ad blocker/general purpose blocker browser extension like UBlock Origin (uBlock Origin), using a free version of an on-demand backup anti-malware scanner like Zemana AntiMalware Free as another layer of protection to manually scan files/drives/devices before you use or open them and scan your computer/devices at least once a week, and use skepticism and common sense to help you protect your privacy and yourself and your computer/devices et cetera.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

John Jr’s Dream Blog Featured On Bing News (MSN News | Cortana News)

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Source: MSN News App

Today on my post called Someone Is Murdering Martial Arts Masters I had a comment from Wendigo Runner (@WendigoRunner):

https://johnjronline.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/someone-is-murdering-martial-arts-masters/comment-page-1/#comment-10614 :

Well that’s cute.

Just FYI, this showed up in my Cortana news feed which I have following “Martial Arts”, in addition to some other keywords.

All it has is the title and the image.

After reading Wendigo Runner’s comment I decided to check this myself by looking up the Martial Arts Interest | Topic in the Microsoft MSN News (News) App on Windows 10, and what Wendigo Runner said was true.

My dream post was showing up on the first page of the featured news stories in the MSN News (News) App below a Fox News article which you can see in the image above at the top of this post, and through the news feed in the Cortana app according to Wendigo Runner.

My post is also currently showing up on the first page of Bing News if you search for the term Martial Arts:

https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=martial+arts&qs=n&form=NWRFSH&pq=martial+arts&sc=8-10&sp=-1&sk= :

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Source: Bing News

This is crazy and interesting and funny and slightly disturbing, I guess Microsoft’s algorithm goofed | messed up on this one (well my first dream in that post was about martial arts, but it was only a dream and not a news article), but at least I get some free publicity and an interesting story to tell.😀

Hopefully most people reading that dream post will realize that those were just dreams that I had when I was sleep, and that none of that happened in the real world.

When I type my dreams I have them categorized as dreams and I try to add at least one dream related tag when possible, and I try to make it clear that they are dreams in the posts themselves by labeling them as dreams and saying that they are dreams in the first sentence of each dream in each post when possible so that people will not think that these are real events.

I used to also title my posts to make it clear that they are dreams, but I recently stopped doing that because it made my titles too long and strange-looking and it seemed to keep most readers away.

I also hope that people do not think that my blog is a fake news website because it is not, and I noticed that on Web Of Trust (WOT | MyWOT | WOT Services) some people were giving my blog negative ratings (rating my blog as scam, misleading claims, unethical, et cetera) like they did not realize that most of my posts are dreams and they mistakenly assume that I mostly talk about real life events so they falsely assume that my blog is mostly lies not realizing that most of my posts are dreams:

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/johnjronline.wordpress.com#comment-list

Even the name | title of my blog is currently John Jr’s Dream Blog and my blog tagline is currently Dreams In The Time Of Sleep and even my About Page makes this clear, and so I am not sure why some people still do not realize that most of my posts are dreams.

I would like to thank Wendigo Runner (@WendigoRunner) for letting me know about this, I would not have known about this otherwise. 🙂

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Satya Nadella Doing A Customer Service Visit

I went to bed very late again last night and I slept well and I had some pretty clear dreams, but somehow I ended up forgetting all but the end of my last dream from last night.

The end of the dream took place during the day and I was inside my parent’s house when I looked out of the window toward The G House, and I noticed that my male cousin DE had many boxes of stuff inside the house and maybe some outside on the back porch like someone had given him a lot of free stuff and/or he bought some of it himself.

Most of the boxes had coloring (red, maybe green, maybe gold and/or yellow, et cetera) and text that was possibly in a Chinese style like most of the boxes had come from an Oriental Market (Asian Supermarket) and/or Chinese restaurant, and my cousin DE seemed slightly more stable than usual but still not stable.

Surprisingly my cousin DE told my family that we could go to The G House and get some of the boxes while he is gone because there was way too much for him to ever use, my family thanked him, and then my cousin DE walked away smiling unstably to walk somewhere (maybe to a store to get more cigarettes and alcoholic beverages).

While my cousin DE was away, I am not sure if my family walked over to The G House or not to get some boxes of stuff, and all that I can remember later in the dream is being in my parent’s living room when I heard my dad talking to someone outside the back door.

I opened the back door to see who my dad was talking to and to my surprise he was talking to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft Mr. Satya Nadella, and Mr. Nadella was doing in-person customer service trying to help my dad troubleshoot a problem with a Microsoft device (maybe his mobile phone, a Nokia Lumia 635, but I can not remember).

They were standing outside the back door on the wooden boards that I walk on almost every day during my daily walks, it was a nice day outside, and I walked on the back steps to see if I could help; and I was surprised to see the CEO of Microsoft doing in-person customer service at my parent’s house.

Mr. Nadella was trying to explain things to my dad and I remember him writing down some of his directions on a piece of paper with a pencil, he wrote down a certain Microsoft website, and he wanted my dad to go to this website and download and run a certain file (I can not remember the name of the file) with a strange file format and filename extension at the end that was .MAN which is not a file format or filename extension that I have heard of before.

My dad is not computer literate or good with modern technology so I decided to do this for him, I invited Mr. Nadella inside the living room going over his directions, and asking him some questions and giving him some feedback about Microsoft and its products and services and its past and present and future et cetera while also trying to show off my knowledge and skills as I stood at my desktop computer following his directions to download that .MAN file from a Microsoft website; but I woke up as I was doing this.

The end,

-John Jr