Amazon AWS Shuts Social Media Platform Parler

Saturday Morning Amazon pulls the plug off Parler

Parler’s CEO John Matze said the site “will likely be down longer than expected,” adding that “most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us.” Apple suspended the Parler app from the App Store on Saturday, following Google who removed it from the Google Play Store on Friday.
Parler goes offline following suspensions by Amazon, Apple, and Google
The site went offline shortly after midnight, Pacific Time, in the early hours of January 11.
From an interview with Fox Business this Monday, CEO John Matze said
I’ll have come up with brand new servers our wise Parler will be out of business.
Parler was the 1# App on Apple’s IOS Store and Google Play Store, Which receives so many great reviews, Parler, a Social Media competitor to Twitter and Facebook.  Which a platform that advocates free speech on their platform.  Apple’s discussion to take off the platform was the fact that after the DC Riot event happened after Jan 6th.  Following Google’s removal of the Play Store.
Source from the Verge this week.
Amazon told Parler of its decision late Saturday, in a letter to chief policy officer Amy Peikoff. Its Amazon Web Service (AWS) “cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,” the letter to Peikoff states, adding that Parler “poses a very real risk to public safety.”
Which, I myself that registered to Parler.  I can confirm any of the members on Parler did not organize the DC rally.   Nor it show a threat to public safety whatsoever!  There was no evidence on the platform that encouraged violent attempts.

What this week shows that Big Tech giants do not like competition

Nor the freedom of ideas.  Amazon, Apple, and Google.  Honestly!, censorship does work somehow this comes to shows hosting your platform on Amazon’s AWS is not safe for small businesses.  Which discourages anyone that wants to start their platforms from the ground up.  Have your site hosted on Amazon is a clear sign not to use AWS!  You can host your platform yourself off your own host. Which I recommend small business to do it!

Beginners Guide to Uber Eats 2021, How to get started! Part 1

Beginner’s Guide to Uber Eats 2021-How to get started!

Now that we’re into the year 2021, many people continue to stay at home due to the ongoing Pandemic. Many side hustles like Uber or Lyft passenger ride pickup services are not doing so well these days.  However, that’s now changing with many people working 9-5 shifts from home due to the Pandemic and looking for alternatives to cooking at home, as well.  Trying out an Uber Eats delivery gig is a good opportunity for drivers to earn extra money on a very flexible schedule delivering food to consumers.  Uber Eats offers lots of opportunities, and here I’ll go over some of the Pros and Cons you should know about as a  beginner. Welcome to the Beginners Guide to Uber Eats 2021, let’s get started!

Why try Uber Eats?

I’ve tried Uber Eats. It’s great to try something different even if you’re not interested in Uber Eats as a full-time position. As a part-timer, you’re working on your own, you can set your own hours and choose when you want to start end end your day.  Some people who have gotten into this Gig economy have reported earnings of up to $8,000 in one month, for those who are disciplined and open to working extra hard to make the lofty income goals happen.  For example, one YouTuber Sabbi Lyon tells a remarkable story of how he hit over an $8,000 dollar earnings mark in one month!  That’s awesome for anyone to make that kind of money doing gig work in a single month.  Sabbi’s video explains his strategy of how he carefully planned his rides, stuck to a consistent schedule and ultimately exceeded his 8k monthly goal through hard work and dedication.  Although my approach varies somewhat from Sabbi’s, his video taught me lots about ways to earn more each day by fine-tuning my own Uber Eats delivery strategy.

Location, Location, Location!

One of the things to consider when you are driving is where most participating restaurants are located. Then position yourself near them to start your day. Your best money days will happen if you can stay near these popular restaurants.

More and more restaurants are adding Uber Eats to their delivery options. The best places for increasing Uber Eats earnings are:

  • Near commerical retail & shopping areas
  • Any area with a busy marketplace plaza
The map of the South Metro Atlanta area

Both are great strategic areas to locate nearby so that you can possibly earn more revenue.  I am someone who lives 32 miles out in the Metro Atlanta area, so I prefer not to drive to the epicenter of a city like Atlanta.  While you can earn a lot working in these more densely populated downtown areas of big cities, and some premium pay can be an incentive there, it’s not always preferable.  A 30-mile each way commute to a city epicenter, as in my case, may not always be most cost-effective just to do food deliveries.

Tons of Suburban knights are ordering every single day.  What I like is how this modern-day type of food delivery service has become so very popular.  Record numbers of people are ordering in residential that simply do not want to leave the comfort of home and love the convenience factor.  It’s perfectly OK to aim for an area that’s close to home.  A few times I’ve had made food deliveries from noman’s land, for example, Logan’s Roadhouse is a steakhouse.  I’ve made two deliveries from here to the other side of McDonough, GA. (McDonough is very wide city, some of your trips will end you in the middle of nowhere lands, BECAREFUL!).

The Con: long-distance food deliveries will burn gas easily, especially the less fuel-efficient your vehicle is. That’s one disadvantage of doing rural food delivery runs involving greater distances.

Earnings Activity 

Uber Eats conveniently shows real-time earnings straight off of the app and helps you keep track of everything. Very user-friendly and informative.

After your done day communting, Uber-Eats Earnings Activity will work have everything calculated.  Your base trips and trips received from consumers.  before you download your excel CSV file off Uber Driver Dashboard.  I would wait till an hour later for all the data to compile.

Uber Driver App – Inside Earning Activities of the day.

All your data can be looked at via Desktop or, by Uber Driver App on IOS and Android.  I prefer downloading CSV file desktop which works out great myself.  You can find out all the miles and gas cost at the end of your day.

Conclusions

Uber Eats is fun and you turn this into Full Time work as long you work hard.  I enjoyed it a lot, More on Uber Eats will be coming along the way. Love to hear your stories and, along with your experiences.

End of Part 1

The 2021 American Technocracy, The Stage is Set!

The year American Technocracy 2021 will be a very different time.

The technological ruling class will set the stage for our American Technocracy

Now, I am writing this blog after Christmas Day, the Year 2020 stirred to be the most difficult time with this so-called “pandemic”. The virus isn’t one of the reasons that will be hurting many people. Bureaucracy and Lockdowns will! The stage new global stage of American Technocracy, This Blog I describe why the year 2021 technologies will rule over livelihoods and our health. Over time I expect more restrictions on access to conventions and social gatherings, like concerts, events, and many along the way.

Health ID Pass

The way everyone will have to go through places, every citizen will have to have to download health ID passes for.

  • Going to shopping Malls
  • Concerts, or theaters
  • Need to make a purchase for food.

One of the few examples to name.

At most!  Controlling civilians through tracking from big corporations and governments. While they will say that they are there for your health and not to spread the coronavirus to everyone else. Health ID Pass serves no more excusable to seek out moral and social control. This equals out that all civil liberties for all living in the first world, The current pandemic in itself as a way to infringe rights, Australia’s display of authoritarianism this year shows if you do NOT wear a mask you are fined or arrested by law now. “Depending on your state’s local district and municipality and, how they go about it.”

Social Credit Score

What we have seen in Eastern countries like China’s social crediting model. Many of California’s Big Silicon Technocrats will and push this social credit score in the west.

China’s model has never been the bedrock of freedom. Under the regime. The Chinese citizen has to behave well in order to go from point A to B. Many of these rules and systems in China will never be accepted in the western world. That is never the case anymore. Social Media, large Company’s efforts collaborated with big governments what everyone knows on Snowden’s Revelations on the U.S NSA bulk surveillance.

The Invisible Shackles of America’s Social Credit System.

Sources from the Human Event

This Dystopian, American Technocracy adds-up more truth than fiction, For anyone that hasn’t read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, This reality is coming fore right to the first world bringing the socialist model that the far-left advocates currently, even if it is coming from the left-wing, The Neo-Conservatives will impose similar measures would turn the U.S into a Technocratic State.  Citizen’s activities will be recorded through each keystroke;  sent over through the state’s local databases will determine what the local state sees as dangerous, or will determine what is lawbreaking to their point of view.  While the freedoms are still here; not for much longer.  Many U.S Politicians have sold out on China’s Interests, instead of putting the American People first! they, those politicians will bring the Chinese model; crushing down the First World upon us.  The Social Crediting System will number scale into human behavior and actions, regulating our morals.

It may not be true now, the moment we are shifting onto any administration, it may not be fiction for long.

Mandatory, Health Checkups

The items may be insane to the average person that can’t shallow this what I’m about to drawdown.

You can find this crazy or as one conspiracy,  Where I can find the lines for Mandatory Health check-up will be something will be mandated through for American travelers,  Not just applying to “Americans” any first-world citizens from the Brits, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and so on.  Technically some people with current lockdowns measurement can travel (except Australians), but some can’t travel outside of their home countries.  During the 2020 Pandemic, you had to check with your primary doctor before boarding a flight between 48-72hrs ahead of your flight schedule. INSANITY!

Face it!

The United States of America is no longer a republic by the people, for the people.  Politicians have sold themselves out for good!

Zackary Denman’s Dystopian Sci-Fi Hits The Spot On Mental Health Crisis

The whole year it has been a mental health Halloween nightmare since March 12.

Throughout this so called pandemic, many aren’t questioning what will happen to the U.S now sliding into downward depression.  This depiction of Zackary Denman’s Dystopian Sci-Fi hit the nail of what the world isn’t talking about now.  A few trustworthy medical experts are.

Zackary Denman's Dystopian Kain narrates his struggles In dealing with his emotions and his mental state from the lockdowns
Zackary Denman’s Dystopian Kain narrates his struggles in dealing with his emotions and his mental state.

Everything in place

2021 will come with no jobs in sight and masses of people worried how they are will keep the bills paid. With worry comes stress. Stress becomes a killer of mental health and constructive thinking. With everything in play now, it’s becoming more clear that the implementation of lockdowns in parts of the world did not work and NEVER will!

In Zackary Denman’s Dystopian scenic London world

In my last blog about the Post-COVID world, unlike previous episodes, the Mental Health narrative is from a first-person perspective instead of third-person.

Mental Health is Zackary Denman‘s Best Short Film release to date featuring the actor George Bloomfield‘s maybe last role (with Kain) in Dystopian.  Filming is top notch, greatly enhancing the Dystopian narrative. Some people have craved  lockdown, since it fits into their passive needs. That’s a bit scary. Lockdowns are now widely accepted as our 24/7 modern reality. No one wants to fight off this systemic change or question the potential further harm it will do to everyone.

The U.S has poorly managed Mental Health programs and treatments for a long time. It should come as no surprise that many reports are surfacing about unprecedented upticks in opioid and antidepressant use since midsummer.

According to MENAFN reported on 12/8:

“Using data prepared by the Florida Department of Health that shows a staggering rise in opioid deaths caused by the shutdown, Project Opioid created a model to include the entire United States. The model predicts overdose deaths from March 2020 to March 2021 will be between 140,000 and 175,000 people. When including pandemic suicide-related deaths that number could balloon to a total of 200,000 Americans.”

My friend, whom I spoke to on Aug 2, completely missed the point by arguing that grouping COVID deaths with suicides is not the right way. We know that. It would be like comparing deadly car accidents to drug-related deaths.

I wouldn’t compare the deaths between COVID and suicides since both of them are completely different matters. I’d never make that absurd comparison! What I will argue is that more harm will result from the lockdowns themselves, rather than the disease.

How to fix this mental health crisis?

Some ways we can fix the mental health issues are:

  • Lift travel restrictions
  • Let small local businesses return to normal
  • Stop the mask mandates (Masks never work on viruses)
  • End the government lockdown!

Many people aren’t used to being confined by the four walls of their rooms. Most are tired & frustrated. What the year 2020 has shown is that Government’s quick reactionary “solution” has done more damage than good!

 

Making the Best of Cyber Week 2020 Deals, Cyber Monday Aftermath

Black Friday Season is long from over and Cyber Monday is out of the way …….. or is it?

Cyber Week is just the beginning.  Sales are still all over the interwebs, with online stores such as Overstock, WalMart, Amazon, and many, many more going full throttle for your retail dollars.

If anyone has missed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals,  don’t worry you can still breathe easy. You still have enough time to shop for yourself, kids and loved ones, and everyone special in your life this holiday season.   But remember to purchase your gifts as soon as possible because even these  extended sales won’t last forever.

Source coming from Bloomberg this week mention:

"Zalando added more than 1 million customers during 
“Cyber Week,” Europe’s largest online fashion retailer 
said, with gross merchandise volume growing by 35%. 
The share of business generated via its partner program, 
where Zalando does not take ownership of merchandise 
sold through its websites, grew to 30% compared with 20% 
a year ago".
With Amazon, Overstock, and Wal-Mart setting new records for retail sales in Q4, Amazon is currently the #1 retail champion so far this season in online sales.

Overstock

A strong competitor, Overstock offers  1000’s of items to choose from, ranging  from clothing and shoewear to electronics & home furniture.  You’ll even find huge selections of accessories like rugs and home decor items to choose from.  Overstock’s Cyber-Week Sale is offering up to 70% off storewide through Friday.

Wayfair

Wayfair’s reputable deals have never disappointed me. What a great shopping experience for home and office.  So many choices,  from furniture to bed & bath, decor pillows to appliances.  Wayfair Cyber Week has up to 80% discount on over 8,000 items store wide.  Living room seating up to 70% off and if you’re looking for an area rug for a room you can get a very cozy 80% off!  The sale ends this Thursday.

Newegg & Amazon Electronic Deals

Electronic sales can become difficult to shop.  Sorting through massive selections can be challenging and difficult. But whether you’re looking for that perfect laptop, desktop, or tablet, it all comes down to your personal needs and wants. And those things vary greatly from one person to the next.  Both websites offer unique items for novices and pros.
Newegg offers a diverse A to Z product selection for all shoppers, newbies & pros alike.  Newegg is also a go-to site for those computer builders with so many parts on sale all the time making tech upgrades economical.
 Amazon is also widely popular for great electronics deals,  don’t get me wrong. I love Amazon because you can find almost anything at a low cost.  With ever-changing technology, Amazon doesn’t disappoint with ever-changing product offerings to keep us happy. With or without Amazon Prime Membership, your purchase comes with free shipping over $25.
So there you have my top 4 websites for this week’s cyber shopping deals.  I hope you enjoy the read, I’d love to hear your take.  Make sure to leave your comments down below,  If there’s anything I’m missing, let me know – I can’t wait to hear from everybody!

Zachary Denman’s Dystopian Sci-Fi Series

First, it seems like Fiction until you watch this!

Last week I enjoyed viewing the Dystopian Sci-Fi short film series directed by Zachary Denman. He’s a filmmaker living in London who produces music videos, promo videos and documentaries. One of his latest, highly recommended videos released in August is Masked Agenda | Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film

This film first came to my attention in YouTube’s recommendation feed. Surprise, surprise!  I love science-fiction.  When you watch the Dystopian Short film Series,  you’ll discover that it is not fiction!  This is a glimpse of today’s reality, and what we are experiencing today could not be more surreal.

Zachary Denman’s Dystopian film brings to viewers the dark narration of what has happened in modern society.

Even for George Orwell, it would have been a far stretch to predict current events and where we now find ourselves as a species. In fact, he’s likely rolling in his grave seeing how devolved we’ve become and comparing the shape of our modern world to dark ages of long ago.

Zachary Denman’s Dystopian Releases

Can’t wait for what’s coming down the road for Zachary Denman’s directorial career.

For more on Denman’s film projects refer here

Black Friday Tech Deals 2020 Trends For The Coming Week Ahead

The Time of year has ARRIVED!

I know we all like to save money on the very expensive electronics out there. There are so many deals over the inter-webs.  For those who are having a hard time looking for DIY Projects, Gifts for loved ones, or just looking for something inexpensive a month before the Christmas Holidays there are plenty of online retailers were you can go shop for deals.

  1. Newegg

    For those of you who don’t know, I love shopping at Newegg. Often for my electronic components. Sometimes for others, like  a computer build I’m setting up for a friend in the near future. Newegg has tons of deals all the time.  Regardless if you’re a novice user or computer expert with an intense amount knowledge of components and what goes where.  I strongly recommend Newegg for your shopping needs.
    Black Friday Price Protection
    What makes this even more special is the newest Black Friday Price Protection. It’s going on right now for purchases through December 24, 2020.  What this means is that even if you don’t like an item you buy and miss out on the normal 30-day return window, there’s great news!  According to Newegg CEO, Anthony Chow he wrote: Extended Return Window

    “Our low-price guarantee is just the beginning. We’re also extending our return window to give you even greater flexibility. All eligible purchases made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2020 can be returned until Jan. 31, 2021″.

    For computer builders who, for example, purchase an incorrect part (it happens) I recommend taking  advantage of this liberal purchase protection policy now extended through into the new year.

2. DealNews

This site is tailored to deals on brand names and wide-ranging consumer goods specials. DealNews makes it easy for anyone to find great offers on home goods, furniture and many small accessories.  The biggest deals right now are home appliances and winter wear for this season. So many deals and more being added all the time.

If you are looking into ultra-lite notebooks, I recommend reading through here.  Forbes outlines the  Black Friday deals on Smart-TV’s and Laptops, definitely a must-see for serious buyers.

Apples Innovative Magic Is Now Lost

October 13, 2020 Apple Event,

I have stated it before and I’ll say it again.  Apple knows how to make great products but only know how to copy old products from the past.  Which makes Apple very un-innovative of today.  A two-trillion dollar company that was the once the forward thinking of the past that did great products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad during the 2000’s since Steve Job’s return to Apple back in 1997 through time in Apple all the way through his death in Oct 2011.

The lackluster event comes to show the laziness aspects of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro which only features on Verizon’s network for the meantime.  Not available through ATT nor T-Mobile. (As of yet)

Apple’s HomePod released on Oct 13th Presentation

First on Apples Presentation was its Home-Pod, which its Apple’s second attempt to market it out for the home users, feature to let users send messages between Home-Pods around the home.

Which is very similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home Mini.  Now in this second attempt of releasing the second generation Home-Pod, In hopes that it’ll succeeded and people will jump on this release for the home consumers, when in fact it is already behind between both  Google and Amazon’s home assistant devices.

I expect more coming out from a legendary company way more,  I expect they should had made a turn around over this years WWDC, presentation and special effects  which I give the Apple Team credit the virtual was different not in anyway special.

As someone that have grown up watching Steve Jobs in live WWDC around the mid-2000’s I definitely miss in person presentation around the Jobs era.  Which this years is not what it use to be.

244th Annual Celebration Marks the Birth of a Nation, How the United States has lost Its ways

Yesterday was the 4th of July, the 244th birthday of our Founding Nation,  or whatever anyone calls it.  How I call it its the United States birthdate of our Founding Republic.

What it is to be an American?

That’s the questions I’ve always been asking myself.  Being an American is one of the things you can’t never brush that away.  Somehow, I am told-a-tell, That being an American Is like a badge of honor or, a national birth mark given to me by God from the time I was born.  The time I was young, Its told from the beginning, Be grateful you were born in the land of opportunity, that you couldn’t get from any other country.  One of the first thoughts in mind is being a free person in a free country.

Are we really free?1

Right  after 18th Century America has made tremendous process after the  20th Century and this was a golden age period what America has turned nothing into something from Industrial age of the earliest 20th Century. The poster boy model of free market capitalism. We were builders that create industries and was able to produce products that benefit  the lives of everyone else’s!  The thing we’re never free from is Government and taxation.

Where went  wrong towards 21st Century U.S America?

Setting the base of our current modern-day U.S politics gone fore with electing puppet officials decided to set the tone what our country suppose to be.  Starting from the Bush years, The country has changed a lot from the basis our founding republic.

The Founding Fathers sought out the creation of USA, The Founders, knew well enough a pure democracy will never work, they studied in on Roman Empire failures, so they knew

Writing here with mixed emotions of the 4th of July.

I’m disappointed  the nation moving towards socialism,  scariest thing that many millennials will never know the true nature what socialism do, examples of socialist failed experiments; in China, USSR, North Korea, Venezuela Nazi Germany and, Cuba.  I hope many people will wake up to this nonsense,  If its the direction we are heading, count me out!

 

The Death of Retail …. The Take Over of E-Commerce

For many years now,  I’ve have seen retail everywhere now plummeting on new time lows.

I go out and see so many people out shopping in small town centers around my area.  So far its amazing I go out I still see people going on shopping.  The number one question how long are we going to see more retailers surviving with Post-Covid situation,  Easy answer, No surviving through it this time.

Pier1 Imports Closing
Going Out of Business Sign Outside Pier 1 Imports in McDonough, GA

Over this week, I was riding over to a local Home Depot shopping before it closed that evening.  I wasn’t able to purchase my items on time, when I was leaving the Town Center, I notice the a big yellow “Going Out of Business” Sign outside of P1I.   Weird to say it,  I haven’t visited that store since my late-teens thereafter year outta High School.

Which brings me back memories working in the retail space,  I can’t say I’ll ever miss working again over with retail.  I knew at some point the tech sector will take over the retail space.  The question came in mind was the how’s and when’s that was about happen?

Here we have E-Commerce!

Since of January of 2010,  I was working during Obama’s Recession things were pretty slow looking for work, it was not easy looking work.  Graduated out of high school months after recession started toward the end of Bush’s Term.  The Recession hurt hard with many of the working class living, many people unemployed,  I will stay it was rough at first job searching my first year.  I was able to find something.  To help me out financially in my younger years.

Over a decade steady growth economically,  The retail during the Post-COVID will be upmost challenge with increasing staggation for retailers nationwide.  COVID will proves E-Commerce will take over things the way it is.  Very recent I’ve purchase computer through Newegg.

Before 2010 I had made few purchases on Amazon before retail,  honest I’ve been more happy to save time purchasing online then go out of my way  through a store you enter-in, wait in line, then waste gas driving back home for your purchase goods,  tedious!.  Now didn’t that mean I never like going out?No!.  I enjoy spending time outside my house getting to see items and neat product displayed on  store shelves.  When it comes to the busiest times of year such as  Black Friday or, 4th of July.  there’s when I didn’t find fun waiting 15 minutes in a long clothing store,   …..Those are the days I do not miss one bit.  I will say it can be fun to walk into big malls , finding all the fine selection of goodies.

The Hard Truth

If we all have to honest the Death of retail is already in place,  many people will not able to feel the effects of  downward spiral ready crashing on stores,  The money isn’t what it use to be,  Right now the futures bright right now Online Shopping.  PC Shopping for newPC Built was easy purchasing through Newegg, with help through an online community, total parts I have gathered up for example now I have, MSI Graphic Card, G-Skill RipJaws DDR4, Internal SSD, Power Supply, and to name a few.  I am waiting on four CPU Cooling fans & MSI motherboard, which is arriving statewide around the corner.  The Hard Truth of our economic situation,  a V-Shape recovery isn’t going to happen likely,  I’ll say many should get savvy on the trends on digital e-commerce & selling, this is where we’re heading.

Like it or not, E-Commerce is a clear winner.  You can pretty much get anything on online. Almost anything, Really!