1TB of cloud storage for free

A russian email/cloud storage company has a special right now if you sign up and download either their mobile app (android or iOS) or their Computer application (windows, mac, linux) they will give you 1TB (1024GB) of cloud storage for free only if you sign up before January 20th, 2014.

Some pages are in Russian so unless you read Russian, i suggest using Google Chrome to let it translate to English automatically.

First go to Here (already in English) and sign up. You can choose a username plus an extension such as @mail.ru or @inbox.ru .

Once you have signed up, download their cloud app Here or their email app Here and sign in with the account you just created make sure for the user name you also include the @inbox.ru or @mail.ru

After you have done that go back into your browser and go to their cloud url here and click on GET and again sign in.

You should then see on the left side of the browser xxMB out of 1024GB (after google translate translates the page) and you can also see it in the settings within the cloud application

Remember! This offer expires January 20th, 2014

If you have problems before January 21st, tweet me @dewguzzler on twitter

Switzerland: The Melting Pot of Europe

Switzerland: The Melting Pot of Europe.

 

Historically, Switzerland had a population of many nationalities, even as far back as the days of the Roman Empire. This gave them deep cultural traits throughout the years, even in today’s world where they still maintain politically indifferent. (1) Surrounded by mountainous areas, it is easy to isolate themselves, and it also is ideal for escape for people from other nations to escape to from their prospective countries. The federal state of Switzerland as the world knows it know, was initialized in 1848 that centralized the government, currency, and postal system. (2)

Since 1900, the Swiss government had chosen to remain indifferent to the world’s political problems and organizations, until just recently. The European Union had roots as far back as the mid-1900’s; an organization that Switzerland has still not applied to.  Also, Switzerland allowed the United Nations to maintain an office there, but did not seek membership for 57 years, joining in 2002, which included not taking part in World War I and II.  Declaring isolation and neutrality, Switzerland, a country full of former Germans, Italians, and French, was able to keep themselves from falling apart with as much diversity as they had.

Switzerland is a fairly small country surrounded by France, Germany, and Italy, along with parts of Austria and Liechtenstein. It’s a completely landlocked country with mostly mountainous terrain. The Alps are the mountain range defining a large portion of the country. Being landlocked requires a lot of imports, but they also export a lot of goods also. They import bulk raw materials and export high quality finished products so exports outweigh imports by far. A majority of their jobs are then in the secondary sector with most jobs being in manufacturing products.

Their government is known as the Federal Council and is comprised of seven members with at least one member from each of the strongest four parties. Each year, one of the “councilors” is denoted as Federal President, which doesn’t bestow any special powers. Along with the seven councilors, they are assisted and advised by a Federal Chancellery. The council members do not try to extort anything on citizens or burden them with extra monetary support as they often take public transportation and can easily be approached.

Switzerland’s population has varied through the years, which is mostly dependent on foreigners becoming citizens versus the Swiss repopulation. World War I and II didn’t affect Switzerland’s population like most European countries because of their neutrality, but in the 1990’s population began to decline because of a higher mortality rate and a smaller fertility rate. Switzerland having four national languages, German, French, Italian, and Romansch, encourages immigration and to eventually become Swiss citizens. Switzerland has a current population of 7,655,628 of which about 1.8 million people are foreigners. Median age for males is 40.6 years old and the median age for females is 42.8 years old. (3) With a median age that high, we can infer that it is a working population and very industrialized.

Financially speaking, Switzerland’s currency is the Swiss Franc. Again, because they are not in the European Union, they do not use their currency, the Euro. On the C.I.A.’s world fact book, Switzerland is number 6 on the list of current account balance of over 76 billion in U.S. dollars. Swiss franc to U.S. dollar exchange rate is 0.8723, meaning that it only takes 0.8723 Swiss francs to purchase 1 U.S dollar. In previous years, the U.S. dollar was stronger than the Swiss franc but, is now currently worth less. However, Switzerland is famous for their ‘Swiss bank accounts’ most synonymous with people who obtain money from something illegal or shady. Switzerland currently holds over 230 billion dollars in foreign monies, double what they had just last year. On a list of most external debt however, Switzerland is currently number 14 with over 1.3 trillion dollars, most of which is having to import so much because of their landlocked state with very little resources.

Other interesting facts and figures about Switzerland. Swiss guards are sent to the Vatican to protect the Pope. Roman Catholicism is the most practiced religion in Switzerland. A few more exports that Switzerland is famous for are their watches and time pieces and their Swiss army knives. (4) Switzerland is comprised of 26 “cantons” which is like a state within the United States. Before joining to form what we know as Switzerland, they each had their own individual government and money, but when they joined some common elements were set such as money. Now, they pretty much govern themselves in as much as each state of the U.S. does.

 

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Works Cited

 

1. Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Presence Switzerland. (n.d.). Swiss Culture. Retrieved 4 22, 2012, from http://www.swissworld.org/en/culture/

2. Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Presence Switzerland. (n.d.). The Federal State: General Overview. Retrieved 4 22, 2012, from http://www.swissworld.org/en/history/the_federal_state/general_overview/

3. C.I.A. (n.d.). World Factbook. Retrieved 23 4, 2012, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sz.html

4. National Geographic. (n.d.). Switzerland Facts. Retrieved 23 4, 2012, from http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/switzerland-facts/

Handling multiple data profiles – Titanium Backup pro style

Handling multiple data profiles – Titanium Backup pro style

You need

1. Titanium Back up PRO referred to Tibu from here on out

2. root of course

Do

Okay so you have more than one dropbox or box.com account and its a PITA to click log out, click log in change email addresses type password constantly?

Open Up tibu, making sure you’re on the tab labeled “overview”, on the right side of the screen 3/4 of the way down touch the “switch profile” button and then click “create a new data profile”

you must create at least 2 to enable multiple data accounts later on. ive named mine pertinent to my log ins when you create both (or more) click the switch profile button and click on one of them to make it the active data profile while signed into the related dropbox/box.com account

Next tap the backup/restore tab and locate the dropbox/box.com app and long press to get the pop up labeled “special features” scroll to the very bottom and tap enable multiple profiles for this app and click yes to associate the current app data to the current data profile.

then you can go back to overview tab and click switch profiles, change to another data profile.

open up the dropbox/box.com app and you will be prompted to sign in, sign in with other account.

now, go to your homescreen, long hold if using any launcher that isn’t stock ICS, if u use stock ICS launcher you know where to find widgets,

tap widgets and scroll to tibu (data profiles) click create widgets

now tap on widget and switch data profiles like a pro

My Literary Essay of Winter’s Bone

Jesse Perkins

Dr. Heilman

English 1102

1 December 2011

 

Ree Dolly’s Role as Hero in Winter’s Bone

 

Characterization is an important aspect to look at in Daniel Woodrell’s novel on a family in the Missouri Ozarks, Winter’s Bone. The Ozarks is a unique place that helps shape the lives of anyone who lives there, no matter which side of the law you find yourself on. Ree Dolly finds herself, her family, and extended family all on the bad side of the law since illegal activities are done to support themselves in such a harsh environment. These illegal activities of her father and community start Ree on a heroes journey. She must find her father with only the help of family to save her family’s house and land.

Ree Dolly is our hero in this story and is introduced taking care of and teaching, Sonny and Harold, her 2 younger brothers. She is shown as a naive 16 year old being thrown into the roll of playing parent. Her mother is ill and her father, Jessup is not around to teach them.

On her hero’s journey, Ree is a very dynamic character, interacting with her family and extended family. At the beginning she feels shunned from her community, even though “kin ought to [help]”. (chapter 1) Everyone closes the door on her so to speak until they start letting her in on the family business. She tried to enlist in the army but couldn’t escape from the reality she knew. She has an epiphany and finally agrees with her uncle into selling the timber. In the end, with persistence, she ends up receiving help from the family that should have helped in the very beginning.

Jessup, Ree’s father, is the main cause of her journey. He comes home and abruptly leaves “promising he’d be back soon as he could with a paper sack of cash and a trunkload of delights” , however, Ree is left with the mundane tasks of chopping wood and making sure there is food on the table for everyone, which is normally the man of the house’s job. (chapter 1) He had told her to not even look for him until “you see my face.” (chapter 1) Then, when the kids get home from school, riding in Sheriff Baskins’ patrol car, the sheriff asks her if she has seen Jessup and informs her that he put the land and house up for the bail. If Jessup didn’t show up for court, they would be poor and homeless. This sets into motion her journey so she could let her dad know the “gravity of this deal.” (chapter 3)

Ree also has to take on the role of mother to the kids because her mom is pretty much useless. Something happened, whether it was drug or her lifestyle while Jessup had been imprisoned before, and the medicine that she is on isn’t helping. She can’t even participate in the raising of her kids or any chores around the house. Ree had to get Sonny and Harold ready for school even if the clothes were dirty and there was no butter to go with the grits and quizzes their knowledge like a parent should on the way to the bus stop. The kids show up home having hitched a ride from the deputy up to the Dolly’s house for which they were reprimanded by Ree to not even associate with “the law” which any true parent from the Ozarks would teach their kids. Ree later makes sure to put them under her wing so that they could learn to hunt and cook if there was ever a need for them to take care of themselves or each other by showing them how to make deer stew and how to shoot and clean squirrels.

The first stop on her heroes journey is her uncle Teardrop and Victoria, his wife, even though he scares her. Ree comes over asking if they knew where he was, but insist that they don’t and that even if they did it shouldn’t matter to her. However she continues asking for help even as far as saying, “ Jesus-fuckin’-Christ, Dad’s your only little brother!” (chapter 5) Even Victoria jumps in to defend Ree and asks Teardrop to look into helping but he got violent with Ree and gave her a mere 50 dollars to help out.

Ree did not give up but decided to relentlessly pursue her father. She decides to visit her father’s girlfriend, April Dunahew, but first has to visit with her best friend, Gail, and her husband, Floyd. While there, she realizes that she could have ended up like them: forced into marriage because of pregnancy. She tries to get Gail to use their car to go see April, but Gail reminds her that she has to convince Floyd who is in no mood to let them drive it, even after offering to pay for gas.

Still pressing on she catches the bus with the kids to go to Hawkfall despite being told not to. She finds Little Aurthur, Jessup’s partner, to see if he knows where her father is. She did all this even though Little Aurthur drugged her and raped her at one point but puts aside her own feelings to fight for her family’s house and land. Little Arthur suggests he ran off with some other woman to Memphis but shes convinced he didn’t do that so Little Arthur asks if she wants drugs and when she refuses pretty much throws her and Meg, the girl who’d walked with her to Little Arthur’s, out. Before Meg leaves, Ree starts thinking Jessup is dead and everyone is keeping her in the dark but Meg suggests going to talk to the leader of the so called extended family, Thump Milton.

Optimistic now, Ree heads up the hill to go see Thump. She arrives and is promptly greeted by Thump’s wife asking why she is there. Prior to this Jessup had been involved with their nephew and had gotten shot. Ree informs her that that wasn’t the reason for visiting but that she needed to speak to Thump about Jessup but she informs her that Thump “won’t talk much to women.” (chapter 10) So Ree suggests telling him that she is still a girl. Thump’s wife comes outside after asking if he would talk to Ree and tells her that he won’t speak to her. She drank some soup she brought out to her, handed back the soup cup, and said, “so, come the nut-cuttin’, blood don’t truly mean shit to him….You tell him Ree Dolly said that.” (chapter 10) As soon as she said that, Thump’s wife throws the cup at Dolly for such insolence.

A few minutes after she finally arrives home, she is greeted by Blond Milton. Angrily telling her how everyone is saying she needs to leave things alone. To try and appease her, he came and forcibly dragged her to the truck to show her what he said a meth cook site that blew up and killed Jessup. After they got back home from the blown up cook site she stands up and accuses him of lying because there were weeds so tall it was impossible that it was anywhere recent. At this point in the story Ree decides it’s time that she taught the boys to shoot in case something happens, since she found out Blond was lying just to keep the real truth hidden. While teaching them, because of Ree’s persistence, Gail shows up with her car to help search for Jessup in Reid’s Gap. While there, Gail and Ree went to talk to his girlfriend, April. During their talk, April tells Ree that last she had seen Jessup, some men were with him and looked like he was in trouble. On their way home Ree and Gail see Jessup’s car and chased after it but lost it after a while.

The next day, after they got home, Teardrop came over. Starting to realize he needed to help his brother’s family, he tells Ree that the police found Jessup’s car burnt to a crisp but he wasn’t in it. He also gave them some more money. He also gave her the advice of selling of the timber on their land before the bail-bondsman came to throw them out, but Ree still insists that it won’t happen. Teardrop starts reminiscing about times before when things were good and family all got along. Ree heads to town to get some groceries and is getting to the point of assuming her father is dead but trying to figure out why. “Either he stole or he told. Those are the things they kill you for.” said Gail. (chapter 15)

When they arrived home, the bail-bondsman shows up to collect the on Jessup’s bond and starts talking to Ree. He tells her of course he put the house and land up for bond but that it wasn’t enough to cover it, but that someone had come and paid his bond. He also said that Jessup didn’t seem like he wanted to get out. He tells her that she’s only got the house and land for another 30 days before he comes to get it, so she asks if there is anything to do. He gives her the idea of being able to prove Jessup is dead, that that would clear them of the debt. However, Gail, her best friend even tells her that she shouldn’t be messing around trying to get more information.

Nevertheless, Ree was still persistent and drove to Hawkfall to find Thump and talk to him. When she arrives to the Milton’s, Mrs. Milton and some other women who seemed to be closely related to the Milton’s, who turn out to be her sisters, were there waiting for her. They beat her until she couldn’t breathe or see, telling her that they warned her against digging around. They asked Ree what she wanted and she still has the gall to ask for help. At this point Thump and the men come and Thump finally asks Ree what she wanted. Ree told him that it didn’t matter who killed her father but that she needed some proof of his death so that she can keep the house and land to support her brothers and mother. Because of Ree being persistent, Teardrop races to get his niece, asking which of the men laid a hand on her. However, Mrs. Milton tells him, “no man here touched that crazy girl! I drubbed her good myself…me and my sisters.” (chapter 25) Teardrop finally vouches for Ree seeing how she stood up for herself even though none of her family would help. He then tells the clan, “if anybody lays even just one finger on that girl ever again, they better have shot me first.” (chapter 25)

After several days of bedrest and help from Gail, Teardrop takes Ree out to go look for Jessup’s body but had to go back. On their way back, Sheriff Baskins pulled him over and demanded him to get out. Teardrop had other plans though. He wanted to know who the sheriff told about his brother. This also shows how Ree’s persistence throughout her journey, has made Teardrop away that he needed to take care of family.

In the middle of the night, Mrs. Milton and her sisters came to get Ree to take her to where her dad was. They took her to where he was and helped her to cut off his hands with a chainsaw as proof that Jessup was dead. This would then satisfy the bail-bondsman’s needs for satisfying Jessup’s debt. The next day she gives the hands to the bail-bondsman as proof of his death. Her persistence is really shown in what he says. He told her, “I don’t know how you did it kid. How you got out ther’n run down the proof and all.” (chapter 35) This really shows that she was loyal to the only family she had and that through persistence taught all of her family a real lesson.

 

 

 

Bibliography

Woodrell, Daniel. Winter’s Bone: a Novel. New York: Little, Brown and, 2006. 

How to forward Yahoo! Mail to GMail for FREE!

 

How to set up forward Yahoo!® Email to Gmail® or other email address.

 

Things needed:

  • Yahoo! Email and account

  • Gmail account or any other email account you will be forwarding emails to

  • a computer

 

Est. Time: 10 min.

 

Setting Up the Forwarding:

 

  1. Navigate to yahoo and sign in. (stay on the main yahoo page after signing in)

  2. Right under the yahoo search it say “Hi (insert your screen name here). Click on your name and choose the “Account Info” activity. On the next page it will make you re-enter your password. Then hit sign in.




  3. Scroll til you see “Set Language, Site, Time-Zone” and choose it. (Located in the Account Settings section)


  4. Click on the drop down menu for Regional Site and Language and choose Yahoo Singapore. (not sure about any of the other international choices but I do know singapore works) then click I Accept button.



     

    **The Language will still stay in English!!**

     

  5. It will take you back to re-enter your password again. Enter, then sign in and you will see that you settings have been changed under the account settings section. Click the top where it now says Yahoo! Singapore which will take you to the Yahoo homepage. Choose the mail option to take you to Yahoo! Mail.



  6. When you get to your mailbox look to the right side of the page and click on “Options” dropdown and choose Mail Options.


  7. Choose POP & Forwarding. Choose Forward Your Yahoo Mail and enter the email address you want to forward them to in the space provided and just up above it choose save.


     

    **It will pop up and say a confirmation email has been sent to your other email. Go check your email inbox and click on the link provided to confirm that that is the correct address.***

     

  8. It will take you to Yahoo mail and will confirm. Just click continue and will take you to your email account settings and you will see that it has been confirmed to forward the email to your new one. If you want to check send yourself an email and see if it shows up in the New email address inbox.



  9. Enjoy free yahoo email forwarding without having to have a Yahoo Plus subscription!

 

 

Jesse Perkins

Burnt Leather ADW theme by Jesse Perkins

[Must have ADW home launcher or ADW EX Launcher installed before installing and using this theme!!!]

 

 

106 Icons Themed (as of now)

AdFree, Amazon Kindle, AndroZip, Amazon Appstore, Arcade by Kongregate, Astro, Google Books, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camcorder, Camera, Car Home, Clock, Contacts, Custom Launcher Icons (used to be Launcher Pro Icons), Desktop VisualizeR, Dialer, DLNA, Google Docs, Dolphin Browser (reg. & HD), DroidX & 2 recovery, Jrummy’s Droid Overclock, Dropbox, Google Earth, Email, Engadget, Epic Fail, Facebook, Fancy Widget Pro, Fandango, File Manager, Firefox, Foursquare, Gallery, Gmail, Google Goggles, Google Search, Handcent SMS, Home Switcher for Froyo (also legacy homeswitcher), Iheartradio,Last.FM, Latitude, Liberty Toolbox Pro, LinkedIn, Linpack, Lookout Security, Yahoo Mail, Google Maps, Android Market, Messaging, Android Music, New Google Music, MLB At Bat, My Verizon, MySpace, Google Navigation, NFS Shift, Norton Security, Opera Mobile, Google Orkut, Photobucket, Plume, Pulse, Quadrant Advanced & Standard, Reverse Lookup, ROM Manager, Root Explorer, ESPN ScoreCenter, SD Tools, Settings, Shazam, ShootMe, ShopSavvy,Skype, SkyRock, SuperUser, Google Talk, Team Black Hat, Terminal Emulator, TeslaLED, TFLN, Titanium Backup, Google Translate, Trillian, Twicca Beta, Twitter, TwitVid, Ustream, Google Voice, Voice Search, Wireless Tether, WordPress, Xda (reg. & premium), YouTube, Zedge

Email me with suggestions I will be updating as needed and at the minimum of once per week depending on time and number of requests.

3 designs for a 5 icons dock  (for ADW EX Launcher only)

7 Themed backgrounds.

To purchase this I’m offering it to the first 30 people for $0.99 thru paypal. Android Market charges $20-25 to publish applications. As I’ve been unemployed for over 2 years while going to school I have no extra money. If you purchase this now you’ll be supporting me to publish it in the Android Market and will get every update the Market does if not sooner than those purchasing it in the Market. You will also be getting a discounted price as I will most likely put it up for $1.25 when I publish it. Please include your email address that I will email you this theme to as soon as I see your purchase. Make sure to include smartone514@gmail.com included to you accepted emails list or it may end up in spam/trash

 

Buy it HERE. it is paypal and your payment is secure

 

 

Instructions on Installing

  1. Download the BurntLeather.apk from my email to you to your computer.

  2. Place the BurntLeather.apk onto your phone’s sdcard.

  3. Navigate to that file on your sdcard on your phone using any file explorer app. Such as Astro File Manager

  4. Click on that File (making sure you have Non-Market apps enabled in settings) and click install. Let it install and move on to applying the theme.

Make sure when you apply the theme to change your apps drawer icon.

Navigate to your homescreen.

> Press and hold the App Drawer Icon

> Click Edit.

> Touch the picture of the App drawer on the popup dialog.

> Choose ADWTheme IconPacks

> Choose Burnt Leather

> Chose the App Drawer icon which takes you back to the popup dialog

> Select OK and there is your Burnt Leather App Drawer Icon

How To Choose Themed Wallpapers

Home

> Menu

> Wallpaper

> Leather Wallpapers

> set wallpaper (your choice of 7)

How to change Dock Icon (ADW EX only!)

  Home

> Menu

> ADW settings

> Themes Preferences

> tap on Main dock dialog box

> select custom

> Burnt Leather

>Touch the one you want (it applies it automatically) 

 

Yo Sony Imma let you finish PSN “maintenance” but…

Dear Playstation,

Just turn PSN (Playstation Network) back on. Just admit that someone hacked the system and that you’re going to work on an update to circumvent the happening of hacking into it again. However, we all know that your “security patches” can still be circumvented. The average owner of the playstation regularly uses the psn for many things including multiplayer games download content and anyone who has Netflix cannot watch anything while your supposed “maintenance” is occuring. And I for one am fed up with your antics.

Sincerely,

Jesse Perkins

ps. the best hack of all time is good old android!!!!