This picture of a serene lakeside setting was borrowed from Living Forest, a blog with a variety of lovely and fascinating pictures. Pictures such as this one make me want to hike up to the highest point around and sit for hours while gazing out upon the lakes, ponds, and mountains that surround me. I forget too often what this place offers. As it’s now spring and the snow has long since thawed and the vegetation returned, I need to begin spending more time outdoors soaking up the sun and indulging in the breathtaking views of this magical world where I reside.
Remember, if you enjoyed this photograph, more just like it can be found at http://livingforest.wordpress.com/ and for those who care to see the page where this particular picture can be seen, you can always visit the link that I’ve attached to the bottom of this post here on the Codeword.org website.
Can’t you just imagine sitting on the stone bench in the picture and staring out over the water? These kinds of scenes just tug at my heart strings. One day, I’ll spend more time on a bench such as this one and I will do so with good company intact.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Running Google’s Android Mobile OS
It’s hard to call the Galaxy S4 (the latest in the Samsung Galaxy series) a cell phone when it’s so much more. Making calls is one of the most basic functions, however, even that has become incredibly sophisticated and yet still insanely convenient with this new phone. When you see an incoming call on the screen, you can simply say “answer” and the voice activation will pickup your command and answer the phone for you; this way, you don’t have to press any buttons to answer a call. I assume this feature was intended to be used by those driving their motor vehicles, however, I find it convenient while simply performing regular day to day tasks. If that’s not enough, you can ask the phone questions. For example, I asked it “how many people live in China?” and it quickly replied with the following answer: 1.34 billion people (world rank: 1st). That’s an amazing feature that actually works. The voice recognition has improved greatly over the years and it’s at a point where I’m actually comfortably using it without the hiccups I recollect from earlier attempts.
Web connectivity is another reason why it’s a nice phone. The ability to connect to virtually every web-based service makes it easy to stay connected with the rest of the world. There are apps for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. Beyond social networking, it allows you to check your bank accounts, move money between accounts, send money to others, and so on. For banking alone, I love this phone. Were this not enough, it acts as a high intensity flashlight with the help of a free app that activates the rear camera’s flash. I say rear camera because there are two. One in the front and one in the rear. The one in the rear takes some extremely high quality pictures and videos, while the one in the front is mostly used for “selfies” (pictures taken of oneself) and video chats.
All in all, I would have to say that this particular phone is one of the best cell phones that I’ve ever used and it’s no surprise that it costs around $650 when you buy it without any discounts applied. When you sign-up for a new contract or upgrade an existing phone that’s eligible for an upgrade, you get some nice discounts which make the phone significantly more affordable to the average person. Seeing as prices change and different service provides offer different deals, don’t quote me on any of this price nonsense because it’s certainly temporal.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Review – FINAL THOUGHTS
If you’re wondering whether or not it’s a good phone, it really is. I’ve used more than one Samsung phone with the Android mobile operating system and this one is by far the best. It’s fast, it works, it doesn’t have any problems that I’ve come across, the video and picture quality is superb, voice activation works surprisingly well, and the 1080p touch screen is more crisp than I would have ever imagined. This is one awesome phone and given the opportunity, I definitely suggest picking one up for yourself.
The author of this Galaxy S4 review would like for you to visit a website dedicated to crazy gizmos called vaporizers over at http://vapeforest.com/ if you have any interest in aromatherapy or the vaporizers used in aromatherapy.
VapeForest.com has been busy updating their vaporizer blog and adding reviews to their growing repository which encompasses plugin, portable, whip, and balloon vaporizers. In light of their latest review, that of the Arizer Solo, they have updated their best vaporizer list (a top 10 currently based on their own ratings) to include the Solo. Where does it rank amongst the competition? Somewhat surprisingly, it’s holding the number one spot. Why? Well, you’ll just have to read their review @ http://vapeforest.com/reviews/solo-vaporizer-review/ to find out or you could continue reading this Solo vaporizer review.
Black (Left) & Silver (Right) Portable Solo Vaporizers By Arizer – Click The Image Above To Read Solo Vaporizer Reviews @ VapeForest.com
So What Makes Arizer’s Solo #1?
As far as Vape Forest is concerned, it’s a combination of factors that ranks this particular portable number one on their list. For starters, it has enough juice in the battery to get most users through the day. It comes with an adorable aromatherapy bowl that makes it easy to release aromatic vapors wherever you go. Typical users will use the lower temperature settings, of which there are more than a few, to vaporize their dry blends which is why the heat-up time is actually quite reasonable. Flavor considered, it’s actually one of the best tasting portable vaporizers at the moment, however, that could all change with the release of the Ascent vaporizer scheduled for later this month. Just about the only qualm one might have with this Canadian made vape is the somewhat large design. While it may prove slightly larger than preferred, it’s by no means cumbersome, as it’s fairly light and very easy to hold. Efficient, easy to use, lightweight, reasonably compact, portable, delicious, and capable of quickly heating up, this is one of the best portable vaporizers today, according to the vaporizer reviewers at http://vapeforest.com/ who have dedicated themselves to thoroughly reviewing vaporizers and their accessories.
Compared To Other Portables…
When compared to other portables such as the Puffit, which doesn’t even make the top 10 list on Vape Forest, the Solo is significantly better. Although it’s not as sneaky, it wins in almost every other regard, especially the most important of them all: vapor quality. If Puffit VS Solo isn’t a great comparison, how about Pax VS Solo? The Pax is definitely nice, however, it’s not as consistent as the Solo and that’s one of the main reasons why VF has opted to rate it higher. Compared to the Palm, which VF rates 2 out of 5 stars, Arizer’s portable simply blows it out of the water. Compared to Hammer, Wispr, and Iolite vaporizers, it runs on lithium-ion battery power instead of butane and that’s definitely an advantage to a lot of vapor aficionados.
Solo Vaporizers In The News?
Apparently these portable Arizer vaporizers have made their way into the news on websites such as Benzinga, SB Wire, and PR Buzz (to name a few). This knocks the Pax vaporizer by Ploom, which you can read about here, out of the number one spot where it previously resided.
This Solo vaporizer video can be found on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3OFalFoZoU (Gus Maley). The video above was uploaded by Vaporizer2013.com in March of 2013.
Solo Vape, Right For You?
There are a lot of portable vapes out there so how do you know that this is the right one for you? The answer is simple, Solo actually works and tastes great. It’s actually good enough to replace a lot of desktop units and better than more than a few of them in terms of the vapor it produces. Currently less expensive than Pax by Ploom, it’s priced to sell and for the cost, it’s well worth the money. One of the most important factors is consistency. Solo vaporizers consistently deliver delicious vapor (assuming a fresh blend that’s actually tasty itself) and that’s just one more reason to buy Solo. You can get yours by clicking the link below:
A day of 2 wheeled firsts for me…
10 years of street bikes but I fixated for the first time today, on the back corner of a city bus crossing into my lane in a high speed freeway corner. I was traveling probably 20 mph, or more, faster than the bus, like everyone else. Fortunately, I reacted appropriately, leaned hard to clear the bumper, and split traffic to relinquish enough of MY real estate to the thieving city bus. Mere inches to spare but a clean getaway regardless. I nearly soiled my armour I was so scared. That fixation cost me a lot of valuable reaction time. The bus didn’t scare me, the fixation did.
Then I got pulled over for the first time ever on a (street) bike for speeding. As it turned out the bike cop was cool and didn’t care about my speed because it wasn’t malicious, just probable cause for a stop; he was, however, concerned about my aggressive lane change(s). He let me go because “you weren’t riding like I know you could, just try not to piss off the people who drive cars.” He liked my response “is it worth trying to get people who drive Priuses to like us?” He didn’t even care that my license plate is cut up to accommodate my Leo Vince exhaust… Cops like that make me reconsider my choice to not follow my father and dawn the badge.
He was a genuinely intelligent cop, who was aware of my strategies for both police interaction and police-avoidance-riding (thanks for those dad). I couldn’t believe it when he recapped my every move and exact intentions over the course of probably 3 miles, as though he could read my mind… So rare to meet a cop like that. He was lurking for a while, using overpass ramps to reacquire my location and “watch my behaviour”, and following; clearly, he was a determined stalker and a genuinely astute rider. However, he did say he thought I was going to run. I told him I knew better to run from motorcycle cops, but it was too late because within two-three minutes of exiting the freeway and parking in on service road, another patrol bike showed up in a fuss. He had radioed ahead and I assume everyone was getting excited for an interesting chase.
What a showdown it would have been had I ran, two white 1400 Kawasakis vs my red super Kow in light traffic. They wouldn’t stand a chance but the radio is hard to outrun and the laptop case on my back makes moving around on the bike a pain anyway
Strange when nearly colliding with a bus and then getting pulled over becomes the highlight of the day and saviour of another dreary Tuesday commute.
I guess statement “The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel” holds true for some because I feel great now, who needs Redbull.
I jest, I still love you Redbull.
I was reading around online the other day about internet businesses. I came across a lot of doom and gloom about it, as well as an awful lot of blindly optimistic fools. I also noticed a book titled “90% of Internet Businesses Will Fail.” Sort of an ominous title, I thought. But it’s probably true. I gained access to a bit of that book and read until I was bored of it. The author also runs online seo consulting services. There is a lot more two an online business than one might think.
Probably the biggest problem businesses face is getting their name out there. The internet, being a darkened trough of shit, is awash in companies vying for your business. All of them are competing for advertisement space on relevant or high traffic sites and the likes.
Something probably overlooked most by new and/or small business is there SEO optimization, or total lack thereof. Companies that offer seo consulting services can offer a leg up over the competition for large and small businesses alike. It’s not going to help you overtake a Forbes 500 company on the exchange by any means, but it might help you get the name of your web-shoppe one or two spots higher on the list of search results. That alone could probably make or break a business teetering on the edge of oblivion.
Anymore, there are so many advertisements, spam, and the like, bombarding our senses online that something as unintrusive as being listed higher in a queue of search results might be the best form of advertisement money can buy.
If I was going to start an online business, and someday I might, I will likely seriously investigate a number of seo consulting services; it just seems like a wise thing to do. It’s a simple goal with potentially game changing results.