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Get a website this month and save

From January 1st to February 1st, hire us for web design and get a complete site for 200 dollars.  No monthly charges, and we host for you.  We specialize in wordpress and reccomend it due to cost savings.

Our goal is to build or maintain the business empire you want so bad, but seems just out of reach.

We can get you listed on Google search, Google maps, show you how to advertise, and do other related consulting in this deal as well.

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We have relocated to Ellicott City

As of December 2nd, 2020 Bendy Computers has moved to 3262 normandy woods drive in Ellicott City, Md.

Howard county is now officially part of our service area.  We look forward to serving you when time allows.  Please contact us by filling out the form below if you need service and we will get back to you.

 

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We are open for remote support and urgent on site

Due to the Coronavirus, we are encouraging people to use our phone, text, and chat support options.  Payment is accepted via card and paypal.

For more urgent support or things that inherently require hands on, we are still providing those services on a case by case basis.

We are unfortunately unable to visit anyone on lockdown in a senior community, but will assist over the phone and accept checks from seniors only.

We service nationwide for remote support and in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for on site support.

Businesses, remote, and senior pricing is still active.  Visit our store for current offers.

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Cord cutters can now get tv from redbox

Redbox has introduced a new live tv offering supported by advertisment.  It is available on it’s website.  They are working on original content, as well as carrying basic offerings from the major networks.  Obviously, you’re not going to find premium content from starz or hbo, but it’s something.  Redbox plans on adding it’s content to major smart tv brands and roku streaming devices.

 

Brown, D. (2020, February 17). Attention cord-cutters: Redbox rolled out a free online streaming service with live TV. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/02/17/redbox-now-lets-you-stream-free-content-online/4783891002/
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Former Google Employee alleges firing was retaliation for organizing

A fifth fired Google employee said she believes she was “fired in retaliation” for her labor organizing efforts within the tech giant, as the company already faces similar allegations from its firing of four other employees just days after a staff-organized protest last month.

“I was involved in organizing at Google and I do believe I was fired in retaliation,” Kathryn Spiers, 21, from California’s Bay Area, told ABC News Tuesday.

Spiers said she wrote code that sends a notification to her coworkers whenever they visit the website for an alleged union-busting firm Google reportedly hired last month.
Google said her actions were an “unacceptable breach of a trusted responsibility,” according to a copy of an email sent by Royal Hansen, the VP of technical infrastructure security and privacy, and provided to ABC News by a Google spokesperson.

Spiers “misused a security and privacy tool to create a pop-up that was neither about security nor privacy,” the email stated. “She did that without authorization from her team or the Security and Privacy Policy Notifier team, and without a business justification. And she used an emergency rapid push to do it.”

I don’t think she would have been fired if she did something like leave union leaflets in the breakroom, but she had to go and use company security systems that she did not have a need to use, or permission to use.  She took a tool intended for safety and security and turned it into a personal broadcasting tool.  There are other ways to communicate in a company, and if I was organizing a union I’d try and be more secretive and not go on the company intercom or use work computers to do it.

Works Cited:

(n.d.). Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/Business/google-employee-fired-retaliation-organizing-efforts/story?id=67785338.
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Anti $h1tpost toilet unveiled

Employers around the world are on notice as workers hold their breath and bowels to see if their workplace will install the new toilet from a British firm called StandardToilet.  This toilet features a downward slope of 13 degrees designed to make the user feel as if they are in a squat.  Sit on the toilet for any longer than 5 minutes and expect to feel some discomfort, the maker says.  Surely this will keep people off the phone and in the cube, right?

This news comes on the heels of the infamous smell check post, wherein an employer posted someone would conduct, “a smell check,”  if an employee was in the restroom for more than 10 minutes to see if they were on their phone, and those who were deemed not using the restroom as evidenced by smell would be reported to management.  This takes brown nosing to a new level.

I understand employers wanting to increase productivity, but ruining the only break many lower level employees who do not smoke get is not the answer.  Perhaps recognizing employees for exemplary job performance or adherence to the attendance policy would do the same thing.

In a slight coincidence, our source material was written by an author with the last name “Brown.”

 

Works Cited:

Brown, S. (2019, December 18). This slanted toilet might be the meanest attempt to decrease smartphone usage so far. Retrieved from https://www.cnet.com/news/this-slanted-toilet-might-be-the-meanest-attempt-to-decrease-smartphone-usage-so-far/.

 

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My thoughts on Xfinity mobile

Xfinity mobile is a great mvno to go with.  They combine the power of Verizon’s LTE network with Xfinity’s 19 million and counting wifi hotspots to give you great coverage at a great price.

They have byod, device financing at no interest, and both high end devices like the Samsung note 10 and low end devices like the moto e5.

There is no need to sign into each and every xfinity hotspot as you travel, and handoff from wifi to cellular is acceptable in my opinion.

The carrier supports wifi calling and e 911.

The only catch I could find was you have to have Xfinity home internet to get the service.

You can drop the home internet later, but you will have to pay a line access fee of $10 per line.

You have two options for data. By the gig for as little as 12 dollars or unlimited for $45 as of this writing.  Insurance for phones is $12 a month, and with phone theft on the rise I reccomend it.

If you buy an eligible device and port a number, you can get a visa gift card for $250, which would indirectly reduce the cost of your phone by allowing you to pay off some of it.  However, it takes 16 to 18 weeks to arrive in the mail.

All in all, a great product and I’ll post my thoughts again on it in 30 days when I can really test the coverage and my note 9.