Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th

SliceFest comes to the ‘Ham this week! Coincidentally, ham is one of my favorite pizza toppings, right up next to pineapple – via slicefest.com

Another week of events in the Magic City!  This time, most of the live music is concentrated around SliceFest or other events.  Maybe I just don’t like country music as much as other people.  If you like country music, check out our full calendar of events here and see what tickles your fancy! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things To Do: May 31st-June 6th”

Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham

The Alabama Theatre is only one spot in Birmingham that provides a picturesque background – via trueclassics.net

Alabama is known across the country as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, and as a largely rural, poor state. The film industry, however, knows Alabama as the second most diverse ecosystem in the United States. While the state itself hosts a film office, Create Birmingham is promoting our city and the surrounding areas through its own film office. Continue reading “Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham”

Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense

Technically, this guy is texting in a parking space, which is totally fine – via fishertalwar.com

Distracted driving kills thousands every year – almost 3,500 people died as a result of it in 2015 alone. While the NHTSA’s definition, which includes “fiddling with the stereo,” might be a little extreme (unless your stereo-fiddling itself is extreme, in which case send me a video), distracted driving is a serious problem. How can you combat it in the absolute easiest way?  This guide should make driving easier, safer, and more fun.  Continue reading “Distracted Driving: the hidden insurance expense”

Staying secure in 2017

Ghost in the Shell is why I flat-out refuse to have any electronics inside me, no matter how cool they might seem. This logo was made by some guy going by the handle motwaaagh

Have you ever seen the old Ghost in the Shell series? It was awesome, you should watch it. More importantly, though, it’s becoming more and more relevant: far too many computers today are vulnerable to malware.

Last week, a multi-continent attack crippled Britain’s National Health Services, among other individuals and groups. How can you ensure your own computers are secure?

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