Construction Progress Pictures In the Age of Personal Tech

One of the smartest things to do as a contractor and something that is completely appreciated by the owner of the property or building once it’s completed is if you take progress pictures. As the grading is completed, the trenches are dug, the foundation is put in, and the building takes shape it’s nice to have pictures along the way. This has always been quite common in the construction sector, but many contractors are so busy they never seem to get around to it. However, it’s a lot easier today than it ever has been in the past.

Consider if you will the reality that everyone has a digital camera in their smart phone, and there are new 3-D apps for the Apple iPhone. It’s easy to take all these digital renderings, and even build a 3-D model day by day as the work progresses. I suppose the future holographic imagery and spectral imaging will be part of this, as all those pictures are made into holograms. So you can see the building being built in real time in one sequential video. Perhaps you’ve seen this on YouTube where a building just gets built and you can watch it all in a three-minute video. That’s pretty cool.

Being able to do this for your customer, and also having it available to show future customers puts you on the leading technical edge, and sure works great for presentations at planning commissions to show the great work you do. It’s definitely a digital keepsake and it’s nothing like the old days where you would take the pictures, and then go down to perhaps a local Walmart to have the film developed. Then you would have a stack of pictures to hand to the owner, or perhaps you would have them mounted in a scrapbook and then hand it over.

Usually, the contractor would make two scrapbooks one for himself and one for the owner. The scrapbook for himself would be kept in his office to show future clientele how things were done. Now, all of these things can be put on YouTube and people can subscribe to your channel, and they can look at all the projects you have ever done and watch it all unfold as you did it.

What amazing new technology, and what a wonderful application for the construction industry, and the long-term entrepreneurial contractor that wants to grow his business. It is my sincere hope that you will please consider all this and develop your digital progress construction strategy in the new age of personal tech.

Crowd Sourcing Via Personal Tech Sensors for Potentially Harmful Substances

It seems that crowd sourcing is all the rage, and that makes sense because when you break very large and challenging problems into micro components, you get a little bit of work out of a whole bunch of people. But what if we got a whole bunch of work out of a whole bunch of personal tech smart phones?

Do you remember the SETI project where they allowed each individual on their giant network to donate their excess computer usage to help the processing of information? This distributive computing strategy allowed all of the participants to work as one giant supercomputer processing data. If you aren’t familiar with the “[email protected] Project” then you can look it up on the Internet.

Now then, what if we used a version of distributive computing, and crowd sourcing to provide a layer of protection against terror attacks on the United States of America – let me explain my plan, as I have in previous articles for the last 10 years, because I think this technology has now come to fruition, and we can make this happen. But first let me give you some background.

There was an interesting article recently on Homeland Security News titled; “Researcher develops highly sensitive, nanomaterial gas detector,” published on March 12, 2012. It turns out a post graduate student at Rensselaer is using a graphene material sensor device to sense minute traces of hazardous gases. It might also be used to detect bomb materials for security. The article stated;

“He has created a device that is durable, inexpensive, and highly sensitive, and has created a range of new gas detectors for bomb squads, law enforcement officials, the military, and industry.”

Okay so, what would I do with something like this? Well, I am glad you asked, because as I said above such a technology could save our nation from a terrible terrorist attack; we should put one of these little sensor devices embedded in every single smart phone. When it detects something, it would turn on the camera, and send a call out to the Department of Homeland Security Fusion Center alerting them of the GPS position, and the type of substance which was discovered.

They could then decide what the threat level was, and if it was something that needed to be taken care of right away. If it was just someone who was perhaps loading their own bullets at home, someone with a gun permit, it would be no big deal and skipped over, but if it looked like someone was putting together a bomb, or was at an airport, government building, or in a very populated place, then they could do something about it.

This means they can catch the terrorists while they were doing their bomb making, or while they were preparing to do a terrorist act. The uses in the battle space goes without comment, obviously it makes sense for that. For instance small lightweight UAVs, model aircraft size flying above the roadways in front of convoys, military personnel, or dignitaries. We need this technology, and we should use it to our advantage. And, perhaps we can do it in such a way where it doesn’t disturb any innocent person’s privacy. Please consider all this and think on it.

Personal Tech and Cell Phone Battery Recycling Programs

We all know that the electronics we use often come to an abrupt end, they stop working, we grow tired of them, or we buy the next new thing. It’s easy to get excited and caught up in the action as ever subsequent generation of cell phone, now called smart phones hyper-space the technology of the present period in our information high-tech age. We also know, or we should know that simply throwing your old cell phone into the trash is a real problem.

There are all sorts of destructive chemicals, heavy metals, and non-biodegradable high-tech plastics. Well, eventually they will decay, but it could take 100s of years. Remember our personal tech devices are made tough to handle the abuse of the human race upon their small frames. For instance, when was the last time you dropped your cell phone and picked it up and it still worked fine? See that point?

But what are companies like Motorola, NEC, Nokia, HTC, Apple, Google, Sony, Sanyo, and other top smart phone makers doing to protect our landfills, and environment? Well, all these companies have recycling drop off policies. In fact, AT&T a leader in eco-packaging of cell phones and smart phones has been awarded kudos from top environmental groups for their efforts. The company will no longer carry any product that comes in a non-eco-friendly package or any accessory born of dangerous hazardous environmentally challenging materials.

How bad is the problem? It’s serious, as only about 30% of high-tech personal devices such as cell phones and smart phones are currently recycled properly. The industry hopes to get that up to 60%, and eventually someday 99%, of course it takes you the user and consumer to help out too. You should be buying from responsible companies and not just throw your own cell phone in the trash because you are going to purchase a new top of the line smart phone this week.

Now some might say that this problem is over embellished, and that it is not that big of a deal, but if we look at the EPA guidelines for parts-per-million of various heavy metals, alkali metals, and chemicals, we’ll find very quickly that it sure doesn’t take much to reach the threshold of unsafe drinking water. The costs to remediate tainted ground water or soil are astronomical, even though the methods are quite efficient and refined.

And sometimes it’s almost impossible to do so, and thus, perhaps all of us can stop the problem before it gets too difficult or impossible to control. Do your part – please consider all this.

How Personal Tech Support Works

The needs of home PC users are diverse. Since we are not engaged in specialized computing tasks at home, the problems that we face are not restricted to hardware, software, or connectivity alone. Most common issues are such that deal with computer and data security, including securing banking and transactional information on your home computer and network. There might be issues installing an antivirus or enabling parental controls. Other related issues might deal with peripherals not working, hardware drivers, or programs and services not responding.

Virus infections and malware are the most commonly found issues on Windows home PCs these days. These could include anything from targeted hacks and loss of information to spam and spyware, and redirecting root kits. Internet security is the most popular protection software currently available on the market. This is because internet and Java based applets that are used to communicate malware is becoming increasingly common and have cross-platform capabilities. This kind of malware can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.

Compatibility is another problem that home users increasingly face when either the operating systems or the third party programs running on their computers get upgrades or become incompatible with previous versions. Personal tech support can help users overcome these issues, including errors that require advanced troubleshooting techniques or configuration tools. With remote support, any computer that is infected or has a corrupted hard drive can be fixed in Safe Mode with Networking. Internet connection issues can also be resolved with phone support available with PC help support.

Antivirus support is responsible for securing your PC and enabling advanced functions that protect computers against zero day virus attacks and behavioral hacking devices. This means that even an accidental download on the part of the user does not allow the program to execute a malicious operation on the host computer. Expert technicians use standard deployment techniques when it comes to recovering access to Hotmail, AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, or any other web mail service. Windows installation support will enable you to get the latest Windows updates, troubleshoot computer crash or blue screen errors, or reinstall a corrupted OS fresh from the start.

Printer and scanner support can help you troubleshoot an HP, Epson, or any other printer in no time. Tech help will reinstall drivers and get you the configuration support needed to connect printer to network. Troubleshoot almost any printer problem (drivers, printer network, spooler, Wi-Fi) with online tech support.

Top Solutions for PC Issues:

Windows Installation and Update Errors
Hard Disk or Data Loss
Back and Restore Data, Programs, and Settings
Troubleshoot Printer and PC Peripherals
Configure or Troubleshoot Wireless or Wired Network
Antivirus and Anti-spyware Protection
Computer Optimization and Tune Up
User safe and security
Webmail and Outlook Support
Windows and DLL errors, and Booting Issues

Power Up Your Personal Tech With Your Excess Human Body Energy

Americans are getting a little overweight last time I checked, and if this is due to too much caloric intake, then they’ll need to stop eating so much – or, maybe there is another idea. Yes, let’s talk, no need to limit your food or diet, just use the energy of your body, so your body can’t store all that food as fat.

There was an interesting article posted to the Dark Government Website on April 13, 2014 titled; “Personal Devices Powered by Body Heat? There’ll soon be no need to ever take off wearable technology as your body heat will be able to run a generator to keep it powered-up,” which stated;

“The small generator was created and tested on small bracelet and it is said it can be able to provide power in a stable and reliable way. The technology presents an easy and simple way of fabricating an extremely flexible, light, and high-performance TE generator. They expect that this technology will find further applications in scale-up systems such as automobiles, factories, aircraft, and vessels where we see abundant thermal energy being wasted’.”

Heat takes energy, and if we rob the body of heat, then maybe those who eat too many calories can burn it off this way to the optimum weight and food intake level – just a thought. In areas where it is quite hot, taking away heat energy might be a very good thing in keeping the body cooler, while powering up your personal tech devices like iPad, iPhone, wristwatch device, or Google Glass?

When will all this come to the market, probably very soon, especially for military use – imagine the concept being used in the Middle East with US and NATO forces? It’s hot there, so the body is already running at excessive heat, there is free-energy there, plus, no need to stop and recharge your communication devices. Where else can these things be used? How about for medical devices, or sports monitors during workouts or competition?

Teenagers have plenty of energy, why not harvest some of it so they mellow out and pay attention in the classroom? If you are on a long-distance hike, it could power up your personal GPS or ELT, Emergency Locator Transmitter in case you need to be rescued from over heat exhaustion or if you get lost, no need to worry if your device battery runs low. Please consider all the applications for this.