Lydia’s Way

Dad received a phone call this morning from Lydia who was upset that Mommy wouldn’t let her have her way!


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Another Reason to Love Utah — Great Movies (well almost)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I was sent the below infographic and wanted to post it. Utah is the only place I have lived where people don’t like to admit they are from.

I have lived in Utah longer then any other place and it is definitely home. There is so much to explore and be proud of. Yes, it is the homeland of us crazy Mormons, but it offers so much more (and even the crazy stuff is interesting).

Anyway, below is graphic by Xango about 10 movies filmed in Utah. Frankly, I am surprised that they didn’t add M:I-2 to the list. Nonetheless, there are some great movies on the list and I personally like the troll they added at the end.

Top 10 Movies Filmed in Utah

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How to Completely Remove Viruses and/or Malware

Recently I was on the search for some new fonts for my image editor. I found a site that listed other sites with free fonts. What I didn’t know, until it was too late, was that these links were actually redirecting me to another site to download malware. I went to the first site and clicked on the download link. However, what began to download was something called iLivid. When I started the setup iLivid I noticed it wanted to change my home page, default search engine, and add a browser bar.

Now I am not a newbie on the Internet, but these guys almost had me install their crapware. I canceled the install, but unfortunately it had already downloaded to my computer. Doing a little research about iLivid I discovered that it was indeed malware, and even some people considered it a virus.

Even though I hadn’t installed the software it still would ask me to install it ever time I loaded my computer. Below are some instructions (that I don’t want to forget) that walk you through diving into your system’s registry and removing anything vicious. As with anything dealing with your registry be careful what you delete. You have the potential to really screw up your computer.

How to remove uninstall malware from your computer:

1. Go to your start menu and type in “regedit” (without the quotation marks) into your Start Search bar.
2. It will take 30 seconds or so for your system to pull up your registry, but once it does go to Edit and Find in the registry menu bar.
3. Type in ilivid.exe (if you are trying to remove ilivid, or whatever executable file you downloaded), then delete all entries.

You can do this also with anything that has installed search bars.

For those who are not familiar with regedit here is Microsoft’s official word on the matter:

The Microsoft Registry Editor (regedit.exe) enables you to view, search for, and change settings in your system registry, which contains information about how your computer runs. Although you can use Registry Editor to inspect and modify the registry, doing so is not recommended, as making incorrect changes can damage your system.

You might need to use Registry Editor, with assistance from a technical support professional, in order to adjust certain system settings.
Regedit.exe is automatically installed during setup and is stored in same folder as is Windows.

To start Regedit.exe

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type Regedit, and then click OK.

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How I Feel About Google Right Now!

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How To Tell The Status of a Woman by Her Hair

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The Solution to the Command Prompt Issue in Vista

I need to get off of Vista, because frankly it sucks! When I want to use the command prompt in Vista I have to be sure it sees me in admin role (even though my user profile is admin). I don’t use the command prompt often, so everytime I do I have to figure out how to get it to work all over again. Therefore, I decided to put the process here so all I have to remember is to come to this post. Hopefully this is helpful to other unlucky Vista users. ~Paul

You know you need to be in admin mode if you receive the below error when running a command (I used ipconfig as an example).

‘ipconfig’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

If you receive this than you need to follow this process:

  1. Go to control panel (classic view)
  2. Choose administrator tools
  3. Then system configuration
  4. Click on the tools tab
  5. Launch the Command Prompt (second to bottom in my list).

This loooooooooong process will make sure you can execute your commands. Thanks Microsoft for making an easy task ten times more complicated!

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5 Tips on How to Look Good for the Camera

Not sure who to give credit to for the below article, but thought that it was worth sharing.

  1. If standing, turn slightly and rest your weight on one foot. If sitting, angle to one side or the other. It may FEEL goofy, but you will LOOK better.
  2. Lean slightly toward the camera – Adds interest, dimension, and a natural look. Think of creating a long neck like a gazelle, and tilt your chin down just a bit to avoid a double chin and an unwanted view of your nostrils.
  3. Develop a ‘trigger’ – Models can “change state” by using “triggers.” Even if in a crummy mood, they can look ready for the shot in in a heart-beat by using a trigger or reminder to do what makes them look good. Most effective trigger: the rear cheek squeeze. It’s inconspicuous and works exactly like it sounds: squeeze rear butt cheeks together. Just ask someone to sitting on a chair to squeeze their cheeks together. Most will immediately smile and look better.
  4. Learn to 3/4 smile – Most people don’t like pictures of themselves with a huge smile: it exposes the gums and causes eyes to turn into slits. A 3/4 smile solves the problem and looks more natural.
  5. Look slightly ABOVE the lens – Never look directly at the lens.
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Personalized Google Search Page

Lindsey secretly took this photo while I rocked Chloe to sleep. I secretly made this photo Lindsey’s Google home page =).

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You Know You’re in a Bad Neighborhood When. . .

. . .there’s a billboard for the witness protection program!

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Finding the Courage to Break Free

This quote pierced deeply, and poured a different perspective into my life. What are the inconsequences that are keeping me from the dreams I desire? Where do I find the courage to release me from these petty chains?

Credit: I found this quote on my friend’s “Life After Divorce” Blog. The image is public domain, and is the last plane Amelia ever flew in.

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