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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

File:Facebook- The privacy saga continues (4638981545).jpg
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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Dreams

360 Total Security + Grand Theft Auto V + Only Lovers Left Alive Soundtrack = ?

File:Grand Theft Auto V Los Santos.jpg
Source: Wikipedia

I woke up early this morning and I could not go back to sleep and my dreams/sleep was/were disturbed even while I tried to sleep, my social/generalized anxiety disorder and stress levels increased yesterday after getting a voice mail, and last night I found out what it was about and I started looking into finding a new free antivirus to recommend to people, and so all of this has been bothering me; and I still have not called back yet.

After not being able to go back to sleep I have been up trying to test 360 Total Security and see how it runs on its maximum security mode called Security where the Avira AntiVir and Bitdefender engines are enabled and files are scanned when they are accessed/opened, and so far I am impressed and I think that using it on a possibly infected computer will be a good experiment for this free antivirus to see how well it does; I have known about it since last year, but I have been waiting for more people to use and test it first because it is new to me and it is only the second Chinese anti-virus that I have ever known to get somewhat popular outside of China so I was trying to be cautious.

I can only remember part of one dream that involved using, testing, scanning, et cetera with the free 360 Total Security antivirus while Michael De Santa from the video game Grand Theft Auto V was acting/being depressed/gloomy/sad as music from the Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack played in the background like the song Spooky Action From A Distance.

I remember 360 Total Security finding some unrecognized files that it wanted to upload for analysis and so those were uploaded, while waiting for the results it was mentioned that 360 Total Security can help with various computer issues but probably not with Michael’s gloominess, but it would try to help him anyway; and so it asked him what was bothering him.

Michael started talking about what was bothering him like he was talking to his therapist as the 360 Total Security antivirus listened and maybe gave some suggestions sometimes like a virtual assistant, music from the Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack continued playing in the background, but I woke up early and I have been awake ever since.

I possibly have a new free anti-virus to recommend to people that meets some of my requirements: free, no registration needed, it is not trying to constantly sell you stuff, it looks nice and runs pretty well (though Firefox seems to be using a bit more of the CPU and RAM than usual at times, and so I am not sure if this is causing the problem or not), it is pretty easy to use, the default settings are pretty good (but for maximum security set the mode to Security, but it will probably slow down your computer more in this mode; and so a compromise would be to maybe only enable the Avira Antivir virus engine in real-time instead of Bitdefender and enable both of them for on-demand scanning), it installed quickly and easily, no annoying toolbars, it has browser protection, and it has some other extra features that can be helpful (it can scan for and patch Windows vulnerabilities, speed up start-up and network and computer by optimizing settings, remove unnecessary files to save space, and you can run files/programs in a sandbox isolated from the rest of your computer so that it/they can not infect you computer when using/testing them).

I will continue using/testing 360 Total Security on my computer to see how well it does, I also have been testing out uBlock Ublock Origin for Firefox as a replacement for the Adblock Plus extension, and so far I am liking uBlock UBlock Origin better and my browser runs a bit smoother.

The end,

-John Jr