1. Aug

    Personal Injury Lawyers Use Technology to Help their Clients Win

    10:56 AM   ♥   Comment

    The goal of every personal injury lawyer is to provide representation that squares with the client’s goals and expectations. In most cases, this means that a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer is shooting to win. Good lawyers are capable of helping people through the most difficult situations they might face. The good ones also understand that if they want to have long-term success, they need to use all of the available tools to get the job done. This means using technology to their advantage. More and more lawyers are seeing the value of technology for improving their chances in personal injury cases.

    Lawyers use technology to help compute the expected value of a client’s claim. If you are hurt in a car accident in Bucks County, for instance, you will have a certain percentage chance of winning your case. You will also have a potential amount that you will receive in your judgment if you happen to win. Lawyers are increasingly finding that technology allows them to compute these numbers. If they can figure out an expected value of your claim, they can do the difficult work of negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies and stand-alone defendants.

    Lawyers are also using technology to help investigate the claims of their clients. Personal injury cases are won by good lawyers, but more than that, they are won by lawyers who understand how to find the right information. Without good evidence, proving a case becomes that much harder. With top technology today, lawyers are able to more easily power through the discovery process of the case. They can ask the right questions, identify the right parties, and even ensure that they are communicating properly with the client.

    Lawyers are also using technology much more in the trial process. If you are hurt in a truck accident, the lawyer will need to show the jury what happened so the jury will have a good sense of which party was at fault. With solid technology, lawyers are able to create graphics that are more effective in front of a jury. This is a far better approach than simply trying to tell a story to the jury. Many lawyers are even receiving training on these issues in law school, ensuring that more are capable of presenting a great case to the jury when the time comes.

  2. Aug

    Do you have a carrying case?

    1:48 PM   ♥   Comment

    As the world gets smaller and technology grow more sophisticated, people are travelling more and more for both business and pleasure, and they’re taking their electronics and valuables with them. As a result, there’s an increased demand for extremely durable hand-held carrying cases for computers, medical devices, firearms and countless other essential items. CaseCruzer offers an excellent line of carrying cases that are rugged, versatile, and – check this out – guaranteed for life.

    Great Protection

    To say that CaseCruzer carrying cases are tough is a bit of an understatement. In fact, you can smash a CaseCruzer case with a 16-pound sledgehammer without having any effect on it. Additionally, being well-built doesn’t mean that these cases are heavy; in fact, they are very lightweight, and many come with wheels and pull-out handles to make them easy to haul through airports and other places.

    CaseCruzer cases are watertight, and as far as the styling inside, they are available with interior foam, which makes them great for extremely fragile items like medical equipment. When you’re carrying a CaseCruzer case, you don’t have to worry about bumps and jolts damaging your essential gear. First responders love them because they’re great for transporting medical equipment when you don’t have time to coddle your carrying case, and business travelers who depend on a working computer wherever they go find them indispensable.

    Useful and Elegant

    These cases are available in multiple dimensions and are a basic, unobtrusive black color. Also, they’re made in the USA, so you can feel good about supporting American workers when you buy one. This is an all-American product, and the United States Armed Forces even issues them to their personnel.

    A Great Company

    The company is based in Montclair, CA, and its staff is very easy to work with, offering custom solutions and exceptional customer support – not that you’re likely to need it. With CaseCruzer cases, what you see – a virtually indestructible carrying case – is what you get, and these products come with a lifetime guarantee. In short, whether you’re carrying wine or WiFi-enabled devices, CaseCruzer cases will keep the items important to you safe on your journey.

  3. Jul

    Blood is supposed to be thicker

    11:37 PM   ♥   Comment

    When I was growing up, my mom and my aunt “shared custody” of my brother and me. My mom, a single mother, worked a lot and realized babysitters cost a lot. One job was specifically for paying the babysitter. So it became a regular thing that we would go to my aunt’s house. At one point, they were trading off 3-4 nights a week. Around this point, my aunt met her husband (not married until 2008) who had a daughter a year younger than me, Christina. I don’t talk about Christina a lot on here because I don’t see her very often. She is my oldest and best friend and also my cousin by marriage. We spent a lot of time at my aunt’s house and Christina came over a lot to to be with her father, my uncle. We also spent a lot of time with my aunt alone. She was, for all intents and purposes, my second mother. I remember laying on the couch with her cuddling while I watched Are You Afraid of the Dark and she’d buy us the cool snacks. She was surprisingly a bit more strict than my mom but that didn’t matter early on. She was there for everything just like my mom was. My brother and I didn’t know our fathers so with my mom and aunt I never felt like I was missing anything. I did have two parents.

    I remember that things got more difficult as we got older. Her husband seemed to pick on my brother a lot. Christina, I love her to the moon and back, but she was a little bitch. She’ll admit that. She did things that her father would find a way to blame on Patrick or me. When I was 12, my aunt showed up at the door to tell my mom that money was missing from her dresser, where she always laid out her tips after work. She said Christina said I took it or her husband accused me, not sure. I wasn’t a theif. My mom would come home from work, drop her pants in the bathroom and any change that fell out and landed on the floor stayed there. We knew better than to steal. My mom confronted me while my aunt stood there. I told her I didn’t and my mom didn’t believe me. That hurt more than the smack I received when I tried to walk away because there was only so many times I could say “I didn’t do it”. After I went to my room, my mom says that my aunt started to think *maybe* it wasn’t me. Maybe Christina did it. It was Christina. My aunt caught her with her ring a few days later, also on her dresser.

    Her husband had convinced her that I stole from her and even though she knew I wasn’t like that, she took his side and that hurt so much. My mom and she raised me better than that. Our time at my aunts came to a halt fairly quickly. I was hurt that she/he didn’t trust me and he wasn’t very nice to my brother. We just stopped going. She was still very involved in our lives, though. I loved her and I still wanted to be around her. We spent holidays together. She came to graduations. Over time, we spent less and less time together and sided with her husband more and more.

    What’s weird is my mom and her were fairly close through all of this. They fought but they were a team. Somewhere in all of this, there was a massive fight over her husband and my mom and she stopped speaking. She got married in 2008 and we were in her wedding, Patrick and I and Zack and Breya. My mom tried to be there for her but she was met with attitude at every turn. They didn’t speak except when forced to, when she came for birthdays and such.

    I’m going to back up a bit to explain something. I have an uncle. He lived with my aunt while we were going over there. He had the spare bedroom and we barely saw him. Remember we were there half time. We saw him come out for food but other than that, he spent all of his time in his room. He moved out when I was still fairly young. Patrick and I only saw him on holidays and then my aunt’s wedding and then when my grandfather died in 2011. He was pretty much nonexistent in our lives. No idea why.

    When my grandfather died, he blamed my grandmother. For some reason, my uncle was my aunt’s favorite sibling and either she sided with him because of that or because she blamed my grandfather too. I still don’t know. The funeral was the last time I saw or even spoke to my uncle. I’m not kidding. Not a single word. My brother saw him at a store once and he rushed out of the door. He also saw him out at a bar and he said two words to him and walked away. He is not family. I’m indifferent to him.

    My aunt on the other hand, we have history. It still hurts now and then when I think about how she picked her husband over us when she thought of us as her own children. We’ve spoken, she tries to call every year on or around our birthdays and we go out to lunch but it feels forced and it’s not the same. I feel like it’s weird for her that I’m an adult, maybe because she missed it all. We make small talk but I’m not going to talk to her about the state of my relationship with Andrew. The last time I really saw her as family was the Christmas after Andrew and I got together (when I was 16). She did the whole “if you hurt her, I’ll kill you” thing. And it seemed mean since she wasn’t all that involed in my life at that point nor did she even know Andrew. It wasn’t that it didn’t seem sincere, just that it sounded more like a threat. She didn’t know Andrew, my mom did and she loved him and trusted him.

    This was long but my point is this, Patrick and I had not only our fathers abandon us, but our aunt and uncle as well. It sucks, my family was so close when I was little and things just got worse and worse.

    That brings me to today. Zack and Breya are 14 and almost 11. They don’t know my aunt and uncle. My mom said she had a talk with Breya and mentioned Christina being aunt’s husband’s daughter. She thought Christina was “always in our lives”. My mom explained that she was always in (Breya’s) life but we met because she is his daughter. She doesn’t know them. Christina is my best friend and even though we don’t spend nearly as much time with her as I’d like, she’s been around the kids. They know her.

    Patrick lives with me. He moved in with Andrew and I when we moved out. My brother rents a room from us and works a lot but not nearly as much as he acts like. Zack and Breya come to my house nearly every other weekend. Not always. I’m not going to lie but they come pretty often. I see them at the very least, once a month, and Zack and talk fairly frequently. I wish Breya would master texting or realize she can text me. I love them to pieces. On the weekends that they are here, Patrick works. You might think that’s not his fault and I would normally agree with you however their father, Bobby, gets them on the off weekends. I’m flexible, he is not. So we’ve switch weekends on occasions. And my brother always moves his weekends to work to coincide with their weekends with me. They see him for 30 seconds as he grabs his keys and walks out of the door. Zack looked up to Patrick before we moved. Now, he looks up to Andrew, his brother in law, because that’s who he knows. My brother has promised to take him fishing, to take him to the firehouse, to hang out with him and he has let him down every time. They same things my uncle did to Patrick. The difference between Zack and Patrick is that Patrick was a much more emotional child than Zack is. Every time Patrick got stood up, he bawled. He was heart broken but he. always. fell. for. it. That is not a slight at him. He was surrounded by women and was much more emotional and open about his feelings. Zack, on the other hand, is much more macho than Patrick was. It hurt him at first but he’s learned to not fall for it and if it hurts him, he tries to not let it show. I know he’s heartbroken. Patrick and I were when our own family abandoned us. This is Zack’s big brother. His role model. Zack is now closer to Andrew than he is to Patrick. As wonderful as that is, it sucks. His brother should be there for him. What kind of person has that done to him and turns around and does it to someone else. Someone you supposedly love. He’s so caught up in his own life that he forgets or doesn’t care that he is breaking his brother’s heart.

    I want to say that growing up, neither of us had a father. I’ve gotten shit for this before but I’m going to say it again. I was raised without a father, therefore I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything by not having one. I’m a girl, I needed my mother. I had my mother and my aunt, in the beginning. Yeah, I was a bit jealous of my friends who had their dad in their lives but I don’t feel like I missed anything serious. My mom was everything I needed and I think I’m a fairly normal person. My brother, on the other hand, struggled a lot by not having his father around and he latched on to every male figure in his life. My grandfather who couldn’t leave his bed, my uncle who didn’t care for his feelings at all, my aunt’s husband who wasn’t the nicest to him. It felt like everyone except my step dad, Bobby, who does not get as much credit in our upbringing as he deserves. My mom did a shit ton for us, but Bobby came into our lives when I was 8 and has been there for us and loved us like his own. He left the parenting (of us) to my mother but he was there if we needed him.

    Zack and Breya and I are very close. I’ve spent a lot of time with them. I wasn’t the best sibling always because for the early years, I felt forced to raise kids that weren’t mine. But I’ve done homework with them, I’ve gotten them up in the mornings, I took care of boo boos, I’ve yelled and disciplined them. I wasn’t a #1 parent by any means but I love them as if they were my own. Now that they are older and I’m not so much of a hard ass on them because I don’t have to be, they are cool kids. They are little adults, smartasses but so am I. I am their big sister and not for ONE FUCKING SECOND can I imagine just cutting them out of my life. It’s only going to get better from here. Breya is excited to be an aunt to my children and Zack probably doesn’t care either way but would make an awesome uncle. I expect that they’ll only come around more often.

    My mom had tried to talk to Patrick about breaking Zack’s heart. Hell, she’s tried to talk to him about the way he cuts us all out of his life but to no avail. He is so wrapped up in his own shit that he doesn’t care. I don’t get it but I feel for Zack and Breya. My fear is that one day, Andrew and I are going to buy a house. We want to do this on our own and therefore, Patrick won’t be coming. If he doesn’t live with us, we may never see him. He’s going to go the way of my aunt and uncle and I don’t know why. It’s like we had very separate upbringings. Like he didn’t experience the same things. It hurts me to think about Zack and Breya not knowing him like they know me. It feels surreal because he is their brother, not a cousin twice removed or something. I couldn’t imagine cutting them out of my life but he seems to have no problem doing it. I wish he’d figure it out and realize this is going to damage any sort of relationship he may want when they are older. He’s my brother and as much of an asshole as he is, HE’S MY BROTHER. He will still be invited to holidays and such and I’ll still call him but it’s up to him whether he shows up or returns our calls.

  4. Jul

    Make Your Company Bigger And Better With These Growth Strategies

    3:51 PM   ♥   Comment

    If you want your company to attain increasingly impressive conversion rates and a bigger base of customers, now is the time to implement growth strategies that will help you do so. While there are numerous techniques you can employ to make your company bigger and better than ever, you will likely find the following strategies particularly effective:

    1. Update Your Commercial Software.

    One of the best ways to ensure that your company becomes bigger and better is by updating your commercial software. This strategy will help ensure that you and your staff members can complete computer-related tasks quickly and correctly. In the event that your company employees make use of AS400 GUI software, you can attain the products you need from businesses like Infinite Software.

    2. Utilize Professional Marketing Services.

    In addition to updating your commercial software, make sure that you take the time to invest in professional marketing services. This technique will empower you to make your brand increasingly visible amongst members of your target market. There are numerous advertising services you can utilize to put this process in motion. For example, you can hire a team of digital advertisers to implement some of the following online marketing techniques:

    • Web design and development
    • Link building
    • Online reputation management
    • Target market analysis
    • Responsive web design
    • Keyword research
    • Social media optimization

    You may also want to invest in some traditional advertising services like:

    • Billboard signs
    • Radio ads
    • TV ads
    • Brochures

    Another form of marketing that may help increase your brand’s sphere of online authority is public relations. PR strategies help optimize your relationship with the public, and that’s why utilizing them can keep your company growing. Some of the more prevalent PR services include:

    • Crisis communications
    • Press releases
    • Brand management

    3. Make Holistic Wellness A Priority.

    One final technique you should deploy to keep your company growing is making holistic wellness a priority. Doing so will help ensure that you maintain the mood stability and energy levels necessary to accomplish your daily tasks with speed and skill. Some strategies you can employ to optimize your level of physical and mental well-being include:

    • Drink green juice
    • Meditate
    • Work out on your lunch break
    • Keep a food journal
    • Invest in a monthly massage


    If you want your company to become bigger and better with each passing year, now is the time to get the growth process underway. You can get things going and grow

  5. Jun

    Optimize Business Success With These Growth Strategies

    11:22 AM   ♥   Comment

    Although many business owners want their companies to become increasingly successful, they oftentimes fail to implement a strategic plan that would engender this outcome. If you’re serious about company growth and want to ensure that your business gets on the path to ever-increasing levels of success and expansion, you can use the following strategies to realize the objective:

    1. Utilize The Best Equipment Available.

    One of the best ways to keep your company on the path to growth is by utilizing the best equipment available. This technique will enable you to optimize your company’s daily operations so you have more time to devote to other business-building projects. In the event that your company needs dredges for rent, you can obtain them from dewatering companies such as Sandling Industrial Services. Remember to do thorough research on a business before you invest in their commercial products and equipment. The ideal retailer will have at least five years of industry experience and a proven track record.

    2. Market Online.

    In addition to utilizing the best equipment available, make sure that you market online. This technique can help you develop an international audience, thereby increasing your conversion rates. To get the online marketing process started, you’ll need to find a team of digital mavens who have experience developing eCommerce platforms for individuals in your specific industry. The ideal firm to hire is one that can offer comprehensive brand-building services, some of which may include:

    • press releases
    • web design and development
    • content marketing
    • link building
    • social media optimization
    • target market research
    • online reputation management
    • responsive web design

    3. Make Staff Development A Top Priority.

    One final technique you can deploy to keep your business growing is making staff development a top priority. This technique will empower you to ensure that your employees are offering clients excellent customer service as well as completing their daily tasks with excellence and expedience. There are numerous ways that you can get the staff development process underway, such as by offering free trainings and workshops that help employees learn about the latest methodologies within their specific sector.


    If you’re ready for your company to become more successful than ever, now is the time to implement techniques that will generate the desired outcome. Some techniques you may find particularly helpful include utilizing the best equipment available, marketing online, and making staff development a top priority.

  6. May

    We’re going to MINECON!

    11:40 AM   ♥   Comment


    Image courtesy of Minecraft.net


    We’re going to MineCon 2016!

    A couple of weeks ago, right after it was announced, we decided we could totally go to MineCon. I hadn’t said anything because I wasn’t sure how getting tickets would go. They went on sale last night at 9:00pm EST. Andrew and I were ready to take it on, even though he was more excited for the Nvidia announcement (Andrew will be upgrading in a few weeks, woot-woot! which means I get his gfx card!) that started at the same time. The clock struck 9, the green button appeared and we were off. By the time it loaded, Andrew’s journey had ended with an “Unavailable” and I was typing faster than I have ever typed in my life. I was done in 2 minutes!


    Andrew and I don’t travel, ever. We’ve gone to visit family in New York, and once we went to Massachusetts to go to an arcade VERY early in our relationship. We’ve talked about planning a trip for our honeymoon but really, we’re just happy being together and with our video games. When I saw MineCon announced last year, I was very upset that it was in London, not like I would have gone. I kept saying, “If it’s in America next year, I’m going. I don’t care if it’s in California.” Well, I would have preferred the east coast, but I’ll take it!



  7. May

    Caring for Your Kids: How to Find the Right Pediatrician

    4:30 PM   ♥   Comment

    The health of your children is important, and if you’re like every other parent in the US, you put it above almost everything else. The fact is though, getting medical care for kids doesn’t just happen. You have to make it happen.

    If you’re like a lot of people, you really don’t know who to turn to when it comes to medical care for your kids when they’re young. That isn’t a unique problem, though it isn’t one you hear about very often.

    Whether your child is six months old or six years old, you need to be responsible for their health. Use this guide to help you find the best pediatrician for your child in your area no matter what.

    Ask Other Parents

    Finding a doctor isn’t rocket science, but if you don’t know where to turn, it can be easy to feel lost. You probably know other parents in your area though, right? Talk to them and get a few names to call.

    You just might find your child’s doctor for years to come.

    Talk to Your Doctor

    Doctors know other doctors, and they speak with them on a regular basis. While you might find it strange to ask your OBGYN for a referral to a pediatrician, chances are they know at least one or two that they trust and know will take excellent care of your child.

    Get a name or phone number as soon as possible. You don’t even have to make an appointment with your doctor for this to work. Just put in a phone call and you’ll probably have a name or two to call right on the spot.

    Visit Multiple Pediatricians

    You can find a wide variety of pediatricians in Cyfair TX, so why would you only visit one when trying to find the best doctor for your child? There’s no reason not to meet with more than one pediatrician recommended to you and see how your relationship with them is.

    Being able to talk to your doctor, specifically if you have young children who can’t always express themselves well, is incredibly important. Take the time to sit down and have a conversation with any doctor you’re going to be taking your kids to.

    In addition, find a pediatrician your kids are comfortable with. You’ll know right away if your child doesn’t like a particular doctor.

  8. Mar

    New Hobby

    10:30 PM   ♥   3 Comments


    A couple of weeks ago, I did a research project to help out another VA. It was on setting up an aquarium. I started looking into it and I wanted one. I have always wanted a nice aquarium but never put much thought into actually getting one. As I read and researched, I wanted my own.

    From then it took me about a week to decide on a set up and I went to buy it. It’s been sitting in my living room cycling for about 4 weeks. It felt like forever. Finally on Wednesday, I was able to get some fish.

    My centerpiece fish was going to be a betta and I picked out a really pretty all black crowntail with white in his fins. I also got corydoras and neon tetras. Unfortunately, despite cycling, I had an ammonia spike because of the debris and junk in the substrate that I accidentally stirred up and I lost 3 of them. My betta also developed a fungus last night (which in 24 hours is pretty spectacular so I’m going with he was sick when I got him) and died this morning. There is a learning curve with aquarium keeping and I will know better next time. Currently, the other fish are as happy as can be and I am doing my best to manage the ammonia spike and bring it back down.

    Anyway, I love it. I’m sad that I’ve already lost 4 fish because they were all so cute and fun to watch. It’s even more frustrating that I spent 4 weeks cycling to prevent unnecessary deaths and people can irresponsibly (or more accurate, “ignorantly”) bring home fish and poison them with their own waste or keep them in too small habitats and they survive. *Sigh* It happens and the goal is to take it as a lesson and try to avoid it going forward. At this point, the goal is to get my ammonia back down and replace them this weekend.

    This was supposed to be an exciting blog and I’ve ruined it. But I’m sitting in front of my laptop looking over at the tank and 3 of the cories are chasing each other up and down the tank. :D

  9. Mar

    Getting Information before Ordering Finishing Services

    5:03 PM   ♥   Comment

    You must take into account every detail of creating a product for your customers. Along with being concerned about how your products are actually made, you must also pay attention to how much it costs to manufacture items that you ultimately want to sell to your targeted audience. The cost of producing a line of inventory can determine how much you charge and how much profit you will make in return. You can make sure you stay profitable by getting information on factory fixtures like metal coating equipment and other machinery before you decide whether or not to invest in them.

    Fast Online Requests

    You may not have time to sit down and write a letter or even make a phone call requesting this information, however. When you need to get such details as quickly as possible, you may find it handy to fill out the online contact form on the company’s website.

    The form asks basic details from you, like your name, email address, and company’s name. It also asks for your phone number and the service or services in which you are most interested. You can then use the description field to go into more depth about what kinds of services and products you are on the lookout for online. Using this information, the company can then tailor a response directly to you.

    Because the Internet is full of spammers and bots, the website does ask that you answer a very basic math question to prove that you are an actual person. Once you have finished that question, you can then submit the form to the company.

    Other Self-Service Options

    Along with filling out the online form, you can also answer many of your own questions by using the links found on the website. You can use the request a quote link to ask for a price for the equipment or other services. You can also use the events and media link to find out the dates for when the company may be in your area for demonstrations.

    You can also use the services link to discover more about the kinds of products and services the website has to offer. This information can help you form a decision about whether or not you want to partner with the business.

    Buying new machinery for your company can impact how much you charge customers for products. You can find out prices and more by using the contact form online.

  10. Mar

    Why Isn’t My Business Growing?

    12:58 PM   ♥   Comment

    Business growth is generally a top priority for corporate leaders who want their companies to perform exceptionally well. Nevertheless, business owners often find that their companies fail to attain the level of connectivity, visibility, and conversion necessary to facilitate ongoing expansion. If this is your current dilemma, the solution is simple: access and implement tried-and-true growth methodologies that will facilitate the positive change you desire. Here are just three of many strategies you can implement to ensure that your business remains on the path to perpetual growth:

    1. You’re Not Updating Your Equipment.

    One of the primary reasons that your business may be subject to stagnation is a failure to update your equipment. If you commit this oversight, you increase your staff’s susceptibility to work-related mishaps. Using old equipment also slows down your daily operations. The solution is simple: regularly update your equipment. If your company requires the use of broadband products, you can obtain goods such as the hybrid combiner from companies like Werlatone.

    2. You’re Not Marketing Online.

    Online advertising is a must if you want your brand to remain contemporary and relevant to your target market. Thus if you’re not marketing online, be aware that you’re making a big mistake. Luckily, you can correct the problem right now by hiring a team of professional, precise digital marketers to implement an eCommerce campaign on your behalf. Digital firms will typically use a wide range of comprehensive, customized strategies to help optimize your online presence so you can attain exceptional conversion rates. Some of the more prevalent advertising methodologies and mechanisms include:

    • Share Buttons
    • link building
    • blog work
    • keyword analysis
    • content marketing
    • social media optimization
    • search engine optimization

    3. You’re Not Taking Care Of Your Health.

    One final reason that your company’s growth may have come to a screeching halt pertains to your own activity. For example, business owners who don’t take care of their health often exist as liabilities, not assets, to their companies. With this reality in mind, make sure that you are taking care of your health so that you have the energy necessary to make good decisions and complete work-related tasks with expedience. 


    If you recognize that your business is in a period of stagnation and are ready to push it forward, now is the time to do so. Get your business back on the path of perpetual growth now by using the techniques and strategies listed for you above.

I’m Randi, short for RandiLynn. I am a 23 year old blogger, web developer, furmama, and gamer from Northeast PA. I live with my fiancé of 8 years and 7 animals. I live, eat, and sleep HTML & CSS. I spend my time creating pretty web stuff, blogging, gaming or binge-watching TV shows.

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