Rikki’s Coming to 30A!

The Blue Giraffe Team is excited beyond words & woofs to have Therapy Dog Rikki visit the gallery on June 8, 2016 from 10:30-1:00! She will be joined by pet parents, Chuck and Patty Mitchell, and author Julie Bettinger for a book signing and “meet & greet”.  You will have a chance to talk to Chuck and Patty about Rikki’s work as a therapy dog and get a pawtographed copy of her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog“. Julie will be on hand to personally autograph your book, and you will be fascinated to learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program, in Rikki’s hometown.

Encounters with Rikki is now available at The Blue Giraffe!  ‘Pawtographed’ by Rikki if you order by June 7, 2016. Books will ship following the event. Click here to order online.

Recent reviews: 

“The human-animal bond has quite a storied past but perhaps fewer stories can match that of Rikki . . . It is her work with child abuse victims, however, that is her most important . . . offering them a calming presence in a difficult — and heartbreaking — situation.”   – Chicago Tribune

“In Encounters with Rikki, author Julie Strauss Bettinger paints a detailed portrait of an exceptionally-gifted therapy dog named Rikki… you’ll come away from it with a renewed appreciation for the power of the human-canine bond.”    – Animal Wellness magazine

Visit the Artist’s Page to read more about Rikki and author, Julie Strauss Bettinger.

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Facebook Tests Features That Make Sharing GIFs In Messenger Easier Than Ever

Facebook Messenger quietly began testing a new search feature this week that makes it easier for finding stickers and GIFs in one place. The company recently unleashed a series of GIF apps from third-parties which work inside Messenger as part of its Messenger platform initiative but it is now going beyond that with a series of pilots that bring GIFs right into Messenger without those apps.

According to recent reports, it seems that Facebook is conducting an experiment with its users (and not in a bad way). There have been some Messenger users who are seeing the “GIF” option in their app. It skims a number of trending GIFs from Giphy and Riffsy — imacninja.com the two companies that produced dedicated apps for Messenger and serves them up for easy sharing without the need to leave the Messenger app.

Facebook has confirmed this feature in a statement to TechCrunch. “GIFs have seen success as a rich media format within Messenger. With this feature, we’re testing various ways to make it even easier to send great content — like GIFs — with just a few taps.”

Typing field turns into a “Search Bar”:

The GIF button is an obvious way to juice up the use of GIFs — and potential downloads of those GIF apps — and the company is also testing another pilot with an integrated GIF search option.

First spotted by Mashable, this experiment — which is apparently live with a selected number of users in Canada — allows users look up GIFs from Giphy and Riffsy (those two again) and stickers within the space where they type messages to friends.

Tapping the icon effectively turns the typing field into a search bar that looks for GIFs from GIPHY and Riffsy, as well as Messenger’s sticker collection, based on keywords like a person’s name, a movie title, a location, even how you’re feeling:

These two integrations are tests at this point, which means there’s no guarantee that either will roll out to all Messenger users. That said, they do show that Facebook is keen to get you sharing more multimedia inside your chat sessions.

However, with this new process, sending GIFs has become so much easier. However, like we said, this feature has only appeared for some users, meaning that if you don’t see it, fret not.

CUP Exhibit – Martin Figlinski

CUP Exhibit – Martin Figlinski

Fine art by Martin Figlinski will be on display at CUP during the month of December 2014.  An opening reception will be held Friday, 12/5/14 from 6pm – 8pm, with really awesome munchies provided by CUP Food You Pick Up.

A portion of the artwork sales will go to help support Children’s Volunteer Health Network and Food for Thought, two very worthwhile local organizations.

CUP is located in Redfish Village – Blue Mountain Beach – 2050 West Co Hwy 30A.

Scroll down to see a few of Martin’s beautiful oil paintings!

Martin Figlinski 2014

Router Tips: Fast Wireless Router How to Set?

A fast wireless router also has superior crack network blocking ability, aiming at all kinds of blocking routes around the country (such as network pioneers, star speed, trade winds, etc.) the fastest to provide upgrade software, share network resources, not subject to operator restrictions. Enter 192.168 1.1 login in the browser and log in to the router. You can select the encryption option in the radio parameters on the left. You need to use the factory provided router original account number and password (usually: admin); enter the router page, enter the broadband account and password provided by the telecommunications department and perform IP settings and wireless password settings.

Set the connection type to PPPoE in the network parameters, enter the account number and password, and the connection mode is usually automatic connection, save the point. Select Enabled in DHCP, other to keep the default, this is the dynamic allocation of IP, otherwise, You need to set the IP. Save it.

  • OK, don’t forget to restart the router for the configuration to take effect.
  • Fast wireless router settings graphics tutorial:
  • First, the physical connection of the device

The wired computer is connected to the router’s LAN port, and the external network cable is connected to the router’s WAN port. The wireless connection is set up through the router and then connected to the router through the wireless function.

Second, establish the correct network settings

2.1 Set the computer’s IP address. Right-click on “My Network Places” – “Properties” (below)

Set the IP address to “192.168.1.152, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, Default Gateway 192.168.1.1”

2.2 Test Order Check whether your computer and router are connected. Click “Start” – “Run” – “Enter CMD” Click OK. Enter ping 192.168.1.1 in the open CMD window. The result is shown below. The description is close to the router.

Third, set the router

Open IE browser input router address: http://192.168.1.1, you will see the login interface shown below. You need to log in as the system administrator, that is, enter the user name and password in the login interface (the factory settings for the user name and password are both admin), and then click the OK button.

If the user name and password are correct, the browser will display the administrator mode screen, and a setup wizard page will pop up as shown below (if it does not pop up automatically, you can activate it by clicking the setup wizard menu on the left of the administrator mode screen).

The main screen after logging in to the router can be manually set by clicking on the setup wizard

Click Next to enter the Internet access mode selection screen. Here we show how PPPOE dial-up Internet access is used by general home users. Based on your actual situation.

In the following interface, enter the username and password for the broadband Internet access provided by your ISP. Telecom Internet Account Password (as told by their staff).

After the settings are completed, click Next and you will see the basic wireless network parameter settings page as shown below.

Set a wireless internet password, this is your own mobile phone or other wireless device wifi password.

After the settings are completed, click Next. If you change the wireless settings, the setup wizard will pop up as shown in the following figure. Click Restart to make the wireless settings take effect.

If you do not change the wireless settings, the setup wizard will pop up as shown in the following figure. Click Finish to complete the setup wizard.

One thing to note here is that the channel bandwidth settings mentioned above are only for network devices that support the IEEE 802.11n protocol. For devices that do not support the IEEE 802.11n protocol, this setting does not take effect.

Wireless status: Enable or disable the wireless function of the router.

SSID: Set an arbitrary string to indicate your wireless network. (Mark this wifi is your home)

WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK: The encryption mode of your router’s wireless network. If you select this option, please enter the password you want to set in the PSK password. The password requires 64 hexadecimal characters or 8-63 ASCII characters. Code character. (other people often ask for your wifi password)

Do not modify wireless security settings: Select this option to keep the parameters you last set in the wireless security options. If you have never changed your wireless security settings, selecting this option will leave the factory default settings to turn off wireless security.