Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Added a Twitter Feed for Collier County FL on main page of http://free.naplesplus.us/ -- it shows the public twitters of people who tweet within a 35 mile radius of Picayune Strand State Forest -- which, as best as I could figure out, is the center of Collier County, and 35 miles out from that point captures everything without also grabbing Bonita Springs or Hendry County (I'm trying to keep it local without excluding ANYBODY twittering in Collier). It'll take some more testing, but I think it works great and it's pretty neat! I think it'll turn some of our local twitterers into local celebs! -Ken

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

naplesplus is back up again! *whew*

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naplesplus is down for a few hours (Dec 30, 7:46pm). It should return soon.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Red Hat Society, Naples, FL USA (Collier County)

http://free.naplesplus.us/…-naples-fl



Red Hat Society, Naples, FL



This page is a starting point to help collect information about the Red Hat Societies in Naples FL and the surrounding areas. Lots of women want to join it, but have a hard time finding information. Hopefully my little contribution along with others adding information to the page will help women find their local Red Hat Society group, go out, and have fun in the purple dresses and the red hats! I'll bet there are a lot of closet Red Hats around that will be taking over Southwest Florida before you know it!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Talking with Author Milo Wolff, WSM

Milo Wolff has published on the Spherical Standing Wave Structure of Matter (WSM), a concept that returns the Universe to an understandable concept: that all matter is made up of waves and that particles at the smallest quantum level are not particles at all, but are spherical standing waves. It is also a holistic theory, that space isn't empty space at all, that all matter/energy is interconnected (something that we intuitively know and he shows it to be true) and explains some of the apparent paradoxes in modern quantum physics are not paradoxes at all - they are explainable as WAVES.

He has published: Schroedinger's Universe and the Origin of the Natural Laws and Exploring the Physics of the Unknown Universe: An Adventurers Guide.



I think he's onto something very big, for if it can be proven to fully explain physics at least as well as the current Standard Model but ALSO explain gravity, weak force, strong force and the electromagnetic force (which it does -- they are simply properties of different waves and NOT mysterious forces at all), it will cause a great upheaval in physics, not so much proving a lot of scientists wrong, but rather proving that they just didn't dig deeply enough.



Kenneth Udut

http://free.naplesplus.us/…e-universe

Naples, FL USA - Collier County FL.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Created Naples Utterli group

http://www.utterli.com/Naples is where you can find the Naples utterli group. (Naples, FL, Collier County, Lee County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and surrounding areas). It's hard to find places online with local interest, so when I can't find 'em, I create 'em. Surprising things often follow!

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Happy Halloween!

utterli-image
Ah, how the moon is tonight...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Goodland FL (Collier County - near Marco Island)

http://free.naplesplus.us/…-county-fl



Goodland, FL is doing just fine! A nice writeup on Goodland, FL - a fishing village in the Old Florida style! Repost from the Marco Eagle.

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Keep it clean. Keep it all clean. Let not a wind

Cleanliness of a neighborhood is a sign of economic stability and prosperity and pride.







Keep the hedges trimmed. Put fresh mulch by the flowers. Bathrooms should smell nice and fresh. Sidewalks should be free of mold (especially black mold) and stains. Streets shouldn't have oil drips on it.







This holds true for homes and it also holds true for businesses, as it also holds true for the entire community.







Collier County FL is a very clean community. From Vanderbilt Beach to Golden Gate Estates, 95% of Collier County is very clean and fresh. Every area has its exceptions, but they only serve to prove the rule! Even in its ugliest parts, Naples FL is more beautiful than many other places in the USA.







There's something that happens to a community when a little bit of overlooked unkeptness rapidly grows to overtake the community. It's called the "Broken Window Syndrome". I mention a little bit about it here: http://free.naplesplus.us/…ken-window and http://free.naplesplus.us/…-explained







The gist of it is this:



Perhaps in a foreclosed (abandoned!) home, a window is broken.







Nobody pays any attention to the broken window.



Yet people drive by, walk by, every day. Kids play around there.







And the grass grows taller and the window stays broken. Bored kids break in through the broken window to see what they can see. Perhaps a homeless person crawls in to make a home. But that's not the main problem.







Before you know it another window is broken elsewhere. Nobody notices.



Then another.



Then a fence is broken. A sidewalk is cracked. Nobody pays it any mind.



Before you know it, there is graffitti. Property values plummet. Places are no longer selling, so they go for rent. But nobody is renting houses. So house is split up into rooms. One house has rooms for rent. Then another, then another.



Within a very short time (just a few years at most), the character of the neighborhood has changed.



All starting from a broken window that nobody paid any attention to.







Kenneth Udut



NeighborHelp Referrals' Affordable Trapping 239-465-9291



http://free.naplesplus.us/ - Collier County Electronic Village



P.S.

The first time I heard about Broken Window Syndrome was when I was looking into something called "self-organizing systems" ( it's related to chaos theory and complexity theory - I'm a science nut).







The short version of it is how a very small, seemingly insignificant thing is more powerful than it appears at first.







A rumor starts and spreads like wildfire until it culminates in someone getting fired from a job.



A few words spoken by a VP candidate ends up becoming fodder for Saturday Night Live and is all over the Internet and the news and spawns article after article.



A fear about a Depression spirals out of control and ends up CAUSING the very thing it feared!



This can also apply to good things. The whole "Pay-it-Forward" movement is based on that idea, as is the simple effect of making yourself say, "Good morning" to everybody in the office (whether you like them or not) - Good Will, while slower to move than Ill Will, is very powerful stuff.

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Don't worry about the coyotes, Naples Florida.

There have been a lot of hysteria over coyotes in SWFLA (especially in Collier and Lee Counties) and as one who runs an animal trapping company: DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE COYOTES.







We've gone to coyote jobs before, and to be honest, we don't like doing it. They take FOREVER to catch, nobody ever wants to pay for it - even the Florida Fish & Wildlife doesn't come out when someone calls about coyotes. THEY'RE A FACT OF LIFE living around here, just like the occasional bears, or the alligators in the water.







If you want to avoid having to call an animal trapping company:







1) Keep cat food OFF of your lanai! This is probably #1. All wild animals seem to LOVE dry cat food. Do not feed feral cats. If you feed your cats outside, BRING THE BOWLS IN at night.







2) Trim overhanging trees that touch the roof of your house. THIS WILL HELP KEEP PALM RATS OUT OF YOUR ATTIC. It's a simple thing, and fewer people would have to call us for rat problems if they simply did that. They'd probably also save on insect pest control if they did that.







3) KEEP YOUR GARBAGE SECURE. This will help with bear and raccoon problems. Put your garbage in the garage or, if like us, you don't have a garage, build a shed to hold the garbage and recycling bins.







4) If you hear about coyotes in your neighborhood, BRING your cats in at night. Coyotes LOVE rabbits - it is their favorite treat. But if they can't find a rabbit, they also like cats, as they are similar looking.







Coyote encounters are very RARE and there's no need to panic. These are simple things you can do to help reduce the need to call a trapper.





Kenneth Udut, NeighborHelp Referrals' Affordable Trapping 239-465-9291 simplify3@gmail.com Webmaster of: http://free.naplesplus.us/ - Collier County FL News/Jobs/Info/Business Directory

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Just added 26 new Naples businesses to directory

Just finished adding 26 newly registered businesses to:

http://free.naplesplus.us/…-musicians



Hope they don't mind :-)

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Wilson Plaza new store openings (Naples, FL)

http://free.naplesplus.us/….php/34487



has more updates on stores open @ Wilson Plaza in Golden Gate Estates (Naples, FL - Collier County FL)



It's news that's VERY local in nature, but otherwise very difficult to get, so I took it upon myself to help these folks out. Image Tan (Tanning Salon) has been extremely successful in its one month since opening, and having a handy-dandy Tax Collector's office, scary as it sounds, is a good thing! (the people in there are VERY nice and will get your hunting/fishing license, help you pay your traffic tickets, get you your driver's license validated and all that kind of stuff). The Pak & ship place (hill's pak and mail plus) now does postal service (USPS) - international shipping, and has a drop box for post office stuff so that you don't have to leave it in your mailbox @ home with the flag up. Farmer Jack's now offers sub sandwiches... all kinds of stuff happening :)

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TechnoPark of Naples FL registered for patent.

http://free.naplesplus.us/…opark-corp



TechnoPark Corp registered a patent with the USPTO. It gives clients a better estimate of the amount of time a programmer will need to complete a project. Looks very promising!

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Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Collier County, Fl

http://free.naplesplus.us/…te-estates



is where you can find out things happening in Golden Gate Estates (zip codes 34117 and 34120) and add your own stuff too! Golden Gate Estates is the largest subdivided (suburb) in the WORLD, yet we barely get any press, probably because the properties are all large and therefore not a lot of people live out here in the woods with us. It's a part of Naples, FL that most people don't know about. (we have bears for example, which is something you don't think of with SWFLA) - that's because we're a stone's throw from the Everglades! Also, Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, FL), the controversial conservative Roman Catholic University is right in our area, right next to us and to the left of Immokalee, FL.

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darned phone line is down :-(

I did all the tricks in the book to get it going myself but nothing worked :-( Now I have to call embarq tech support. Ah well, it's been scratchy all week anyhow (and no, I'm not switching to broadband phone service -- it may be cheaper but I'm not ready to depend on my computer for my phone :-) ) Or do you think I should get broadband phone service? -Ken

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October 13, 1582 did not exist. Missing time?

1582 - Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

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utterli works GREAT with YACS!

utterli works great with yacs metaweblog api interface. http://yetanothercommunitysystem.com/ -- my implementation in in English at http://free.naplesplus.us/ --- very few applications that support metaweblog api (Windows Live Writer is one example) are able to do it completely - they skip out on the step where "BlogID" is empty, then offer a list of available blogs. You do it completely and I thank you! -Ken Udut, webmaster of http://free.naplesplus.us/

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whoops - long urls DO work on utterli!

I spoke too soon! They *do* work on most sites. One of the spots I crossposted to using metaweblog api didn't SEEM to work, but it did work in its own weird way. (I needed to wait a short moment for the full url to expand) Sorry for the boring testing! It's fasctinating to me how all of the different services can interpret the same posting in slightly different ways. utterli's implimentations for the various x-posting sites is excellent.



Hopefully I'll be able to get some of those interesting science articles out there, and help some of the local area businesses (Collier County FL - Naples FL) get more exposure online. I think the Internet is vastly underutilized for the purposes of LOCAL connectivity, like the old BBS's were like years and years ago.

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Darn, looks like short urls only for utterli!

Ah well. Short urls only for utterli. Actually that's better 'cause it'll get me to pay attention to the length of any link. Maybe I'll use one of those short url services. (that's the trouble with blogs -- they hvae LONG LONG urls)!

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Decision-Making makes the brain tired!

http://free.naplesplus.us/…rain-tired - interesting article! It explains everything :-)

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Recovery from stock market crash in sight?

Hopefully we will recover from the stock market downturn. A lot of panicking was happening last week. Is it another Great Depression? Well, if you have a job, keep it. And visit Naples FL and be a tourist - we like tourists. -Ken http://free.naplesplus.us/

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008