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Dreams

A Young Man Steals Something From My Parents Yard | Talking With My Former Classmate KW | A Fake Wikipedia Browser Extension

Dream 1

This dream took place during the day, I was at my parents house when I noticed a young man stealing something from my parents yard on the side of the yard that the dogs are on near Jack (my brother TDC’s dog), and then he ran and jumped the fence to escape through the field.

Somehow the dogs did not notice him, I ran outside but he had escaped, I paused trying to decide whether to run after him or not.

I did not know what he stole or why or who he was, but I woke up.

Dream 2

This dream took place inside a house, I was there with one or more people, and my former male classmate KW showed up.

We talked about computer stuff, software, and maybe things about our lives in the years since we graduated from high school.

At some point KW left thinking that we had abandoned him or something, so he was probably hurt and angry, we felt bad about this misunderstanding so we called him.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

I am not sure where this dream took place, you would think that it was The BP Library but it possibly was not, if it was then I was possibly not working and was just there as a patron; but I can not remember where I was or if I was working or not for sure.

All that I can remember is that I was sitting down at a computer with a woman helping her with a web browser situation.

I noticed that she had a browser extension installed that was supposedly a Wikipedia browser extension, it looked fake to me, and so I went to the web browser’s add-on website to look up some information on this so-called Wikipedia browser extension.

The browser extension was a fake so I uninstalled it, and I decided to install a content blocker / ad blocker to help block ads and help protect her from accidentally installing fake extensions like this so I installed Ublock Origin (which is my current favorite free open source content blocker / ad blocker) for her.

I also considered installing the Malwarebytes Browser Extension, I probably did install it, and then I tried to decide if I should leave it installed or not.

While I tried to decide this I explained to her what these browser extensions were and how they can help, and I explained how that so-called Wikipedia browser extension was a fake et cetera; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

Basketball + uBlock Origin + An Android = ?

I did not record most of my dreams and so now I can only barely remember part of my last dream.

This dream was probably partly inspired by me trying to decide which filters to use in the uBlock Origin browser extension.

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Miscellaneous

UBlock Origin

What is it?

The free open source cross-platform wide-spectrum blocker / ad blocker browser extension UBlock Origin (uBlock Origin) by Raymond Hill (Gorhill).

Here is how Wikipedia describes this browser extension:

uBlock Origin (pronounced you-block /ˈjuːˌblɒk/) is a free and open source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking.

The extension is available for several browsers: Safari, Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.[7]

uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites, and is reported to be much less memory-intensive than other extensions[8][9] with similar functionality.[10][11]

uBlock Origin’s stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own (content-filtering) choices.[12][13]

As of 2017, uBlock Origin continues to be actively developed and maintained by founder and lead developer Raymond Hill.[14]

Here are the links where you can get uBlock Origin for several different web browsers:

uBlock Origin for Google Chrome & Brave Browser & Chromium

uBlock Origin for Mozilla Firefox

uBlock Origin for Microsoft Edge

uBlock Origin for Opera

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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