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‘If You Want to Help Your Community, Start Here’ — Meredith Jones Of ‘Fine Times’

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By: Meredith Jones of ‘Fine Times‘.

Being part of a community feels rewarding, but it also involves responsibility. When it comes to stepping up and helping out your neighborhood, there’s no shortage of opportunities. Here are a few steps you can take toward a healthier and happier community.

Teach Children to Think of Others

Raising a new generation of compassionate and service-oriented humans is a great way to support your community.

  • Learn about homelessness throughout the US and take steps to combat it.
  • Be conscientious and respectful about activities like creating care packages.
  • Encourage kids to participate in feeding the hungry in your neighborhood.

Consider Action to Help Animals, Too

Tending to animals is an excellent means of showing compassion to others.

See Where You Can Help Out in New Hampshire

If you’re local in New Hampshire, here are ways to focus your efforts.

No matter what initiative you take toward helping others, the potential benefits are endless. From improving your neighborhood to connecting with neighbors to changing the world — a little at a time — your effort will make an impact. All you need to do is take the first step.

Fitbit Community Having A Rough Time, Right Now, With APP & New ‘Versa 2’.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and get a feel here. From ‘Fitbit Community’ @ community.fitbit.com.

Not a bunch of happy campers.

Appears that the latest version of the APP, on both Android and Apple, had major issues.

The new ‘Versa 2‘ also appears to have had issues.

Folks are not amused.

With luck I might get a ‘Versa 2’ to evaluate at the end of this week. I will be able to get a better feel then.

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by Anura Guruge

Much Unrest Among Fitbit Ionic Users Post Latest Firmware Update, i.e., Version

by Anura Guruge

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Click image to access the Fitbit Community forum re. this update. Some very unhappy puppies.

I have not experienced MANY of the problems that others are complaining about.

Synching appears to be a problem. I had a few glitches BUT I have managed to sync. But, I have a Google Pixel 2 with the latest, and I mean latest, Android software.

Yes, there is the GPS mileage error that I reported and Fitbit support acknowledged as a problem! A lot of others are seeing that.

I also agree with many that the Resting Heart Rate is SHOT! Not good.

As for the others, I have NOT noticed. I checked ‘floors climbed’ and that seems within bounds.

I am NOT as upset as I should be — and OTHERS ARE.

I am NOT keeping this Ionic for long. So, I really have no emotional attachment to it. Basically I am not wedded to it or Fitbit.

The brand new, as yet unreleased, Garmin Forerunner 645 (without music) seems to be in my future.

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by Anura Guruge

Lighthouse24: Wholehearted Recommendation For Those Looking For Book Publishing Help.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have not use their paid services per se but like thousands of other very grateful CreateSpace (i.e., Amazon’s book publishing arm) clients, I have availed myself to the unstinted pro bono advice, help and encouragement offered by Lighthouse24 — via the very active CreateSpace user community blog.

Yesterday when CreateSpace (which tends to be somewhat cavalier, arbitrary and inconsistent) and driven me beyond distraction (and even drink), I turned to the Community for help. Lighthouse24 immediately responded with helpful advice. They even offered to look at my PDF file to see why CreateSpace was giving me grief without telling me exactly what they did not like about my file. It was a pagination (i.e., page format, in this instance page numbering) issue. I jumped at this free help from a known and proven expert, especially when it comes to the very arcane machinations of CreateSpace. I sent them a private e-mail with a link to the PDF. They checked it out and found something that I had missed. Page 1 of chapter 1 was not starting on an odd-page. In an effort to keep my page count down (and hence the price of the book), I had the page starting on the ‘wrong side’ so to speak, though this is but a convention. So I needed to add a blank page. [This wasn’t the issue that CreateSpace was busting my chops about, but it was definitely worth doing. Makes the book look professional.] So I was real grateful.

Lighthouse24 provides this type of very valuable FREE help to the CreateSpace community on an hourly basis!

This is truly noble, civic-minded community service.

CreateSpace awards ‘points’ for helping others out within the Community. Lighthouse24, as of a few minutes ago, had 16,875 points. In stark and marked contrast, I have 60 points. So you can see what a huge contribution they make compared folks like me.

Hence my wholehearted recommendation.

This is truly salt-of-the-Earth stuff.

So if you need help publishing a book contact them: http://lighthouse24.com

IF I had the money I definitely would use them to help me get my books published.