Monday, October 19, 2015

Watch the Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Watch the Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Millions of viewers will tune in tonight to watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Monday Night Football.

Many Star Wars fans are wondering what is so special about Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer previewed October 19, 2015 during Monday Night Football.  That is an excellent question. What we have already seen in the teaser trailer #1 is the introduction of Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters.

Do you want to watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Monday Night Football?

Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #1

Teaser trailer #1 opens on the actor John Boyega, who plays the character Finn. Then we see a new droid, BB-8 rolling along. We then see stormtroopers inside a dark ship, and the hatch opens.  We then see a female character frantically trying to steal a square looking landspeeder. This is actress Daisy Ridley, who plays the character Rey. We see a sith lord with a red lightsaber with two perpendicular shorter beams shooting from the right and left side. It then shows us the beloved Millennium Falcon doing a loop in the air.

Watch the teaser trailer #1 can be viewed below.

Watch Teaser Trailer #2 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In teaser trailer #2, we see Han Solo and Chewy make a cameo. Watch below.

Collider Jedi Council speculates about what we will see in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Watch that video below.

And finally, the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be viewed below.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Karate Kid (1984) Action Figures have been Revived by Funko

Daniel Larusso in competition gui by Funko
Daniel Larusso action figure by Funko

The Karate Kid (1984) lives on in 2015!

This toy brings back 1984 as it has been spotted at Target and on by the brand Funko.

The Karate Kid Action Figures are being sold on

The Karate Kid action figures are being sold on by Funko, and there are 3 different ones available.

A simple search on shows that FunKo is selling Daniel Larusso in a white gui with accessory karate tropy (see picture above) for $8.96 plus free shipping. It is being sold at Target for $9.99.

Daniel Larusso in a baseball shirt with a paint brush in his hand and accessory paint can is being sold for $9.84 plus free shipping (see picture below).

Daniel Larusso by Funko
Daniel Larusso in street clothes with paint brush and can
Mr. Miyagi is sold on for $10.42 plus free shipping, and comes with an accessory bonzai tree (see below).

Mr. Miyagi by Funko
Mr. Miyagi action figure with bonzai tree

The Karate Kid Daniel Larusso Action Figure was spotted at Target

The picture (below) was taken at #Target on October 10, 2015 - a Daniel Larusso Funko action figure sans knee and elbow joints. The picture was taken at the Super Target on University Drive in Huntsville, AL.  The Karate Kid plastic action figure look like toys from the 1980s, and now it appears to have been revived by company Funko, which holds licenses in more than 150 brands of film, television shows, and other pop culture.

The Karate Kid action figure spotted at Target on Oct. 10, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

SEC College Football: Florida Beats Tennessee at the Swamp in Thriller

Tennessee vs. Florida game 09/26/15
Tennessee vs. Florida SEC College Football Sept. 26, 2015

Sept. 26, 2015 - Before today, the Tennessee Volunteers have lost to the Florida Gators the previous 10 encounters. On Sept. 26, 2015, they almost snapped their losing streak to Florida in the Swamp. After this game, one could argue that Tennessee is at the start of a comeback as a powerhouse college football team in the SEC conference, just because of how well they did offensively. However, they were not able to hold and keep the lead at the end of the game. Tennessee loses an 11th time to Florida. The scoring recap by quarter is below.

First Quarter: Florida Gators Score First Against Tennessee; Tennessee Ties it

The Florida Gators started the football game in the first quarter when K. Taylor scored a touchdown for Florida early on at 10:23 mark on the clock.

Tennessee quarterback Jauan Jennings threw the ball for 58 yards to J. Dobbs for a Tennessee Volunteers touchdown. This drive was only 14 seconds long and the score happened at 5:07 in the first quarter. At this point, the score is tied 7 - 7.

Second Quarter: Tennessee Scores Another TD, then 3 pt. Field Goal

The Tennessee Volunteers continue strong offensively in the second quarter. Jalen Hurd runs 1 yard on the drive to score a touchdown at 8:18 in the 2nd quarter. 1 pt. field goal is good. Then, Aaron Medley kicks a 34 yard field goal and it is good at the 3:13 mark. Score is 17 - 7.

Third Quarter: Tennessee Scores Another Field Goal before Florida gets another TD

At 11:07 in the third quarter, Aaron Medley gets another 3 pt. field goal for Tennessee. Florida finally gets another touchdown at the 5:42 point in the 3rd quarter.

Fourth Quarter: Tennessee Scores Another Touchdown; Florida gets Another Touchdown and Wins Game

At 10:19 in the 4th quarter, Tennessee's Jalen Hurd runs for 10 yards for a touchdown. The Florida Gators get another touchdown at 4:09 in the 4th quarter after Brandon Powell catches a 5 yard pass from Will Grier, keeping the game close at 27 - 21. 

In a last ditch attempt, Will Grier throws a 63 yard long pass to Antonio Callaway at 1:26 in the fourth quarter. Jorge Powell kicks a field goal, and puts Florida in the lead 28 - 27.

After this scoring play, Tennessee attempted a 55 yard field goal on Aaron Medley, as he kicks and misses the field goal. Tennessee gets a second chance at the field goal, and misses again, just barely the second time.

Tennessee was unable to beat the Florida Gators on Sept. 26, 2015. 

Final Score of the Tennessee vs. Florida SEC College Football Game

Final Score: Florida 28, Tennessee 27. 

Tennessee vs. Florida SEC College Football Questions

Did Tennessee beat Florida on 09-26-15? No

Did Florida beat Tennessee on 09-26-15? Yes

Did the Florida Gators beat the Tennesse Volunters on Sept. 26,? Yes

Did the Tennessee Volunteers beat the Florida Gators on Sept. 26? No

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wiz Khalifa Tweets about being Handcuffed for Riding a Hoverboard in LAX Airport

Wiz Khalifa on a hoverboard
Great Scott!! The future is here, according to the movie, Back to the Future. Hoverboards are real, and already getting people into trouble with the law.

Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed, Accused of Resisting Arrest at LAX airport

Police officers handcuffed rapper Wiz Khalifa on Saturday August 22, 2015 after he refused to get off of his hoverboard. Yes, he was riding a hoverboard in the LAX airport. Police officers then proceeded to handcuff Wiz Khalifa after he refused to disembark from his hoverboard, telling him to stop resisting. He responded by saying "I'm not resisting."

He then keeps the online world informed with the following tweets.

Wiz Khalifa Tweets about Police Brutality following Hoverboard Incident

On 08/22/15 at 6:44 p.m. Wiz Khalifa tweets, "Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun." He was obviously being sarcastic about being fun, but still making the public aware that police brutality and excessive force is a real problem in society today.

Wiz Khalifa Tweet #1 on 08/22/15
His next tweet (below) was a picture of himself being held to the ground by LAX airport police officers accompanied by the words, "They love sayin stop resisting."

Wiz Khalifa Tweet #2 on 08/22/15
His third tweet (below) was a video of himself at LAX airport talking to the police officers. The tweet read, "All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy [sic] everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids."

Discussion of Wiz Khalifa Hoverboard LAX Airport Incident

After reading Wiz Khalifa's tweets about the incident, what do you think happened?

Do you think that police officers should have been nicer to rapper Wiz Khalifa after he refused to get off of his hoverboard in LAX airport?

Do you think that Wiz Khalifa was resisting arrest by refusing to get off of his hoverboard?

Leave your thoughts below in the comments section

Friday, August 07, 2015

Why is Google Chrome Crashing in Windows 10?

Google Chrome crashes in windows 10
Google Chrome keeps crashing in Windows 10

The question of the hour is: Why is Google Chrome crashing in Windows 10?

Here is a daily log of Google Chrome's performance in Windows 10:
I was using Google Chrome on 08/06/15 in Windows 10 and had it open for up to 30 minutes.  Then, the screen went purple and had the purple dinosaur on the screen - the unable to connect to the internet message was on the screen, with a button to reload the page.  It did nothing.  Apparently, Google Chrome has been having issues when running on OS Windows 10. It keeps crashing.

On 08/07/15, I used Google Chrome in Blogger and wrote this blog post. I did not experience any issues on this day.

08/08/15, I had Microsoft Edge browser open on one monitor screen, and opened up Google Chrome on another screen in OS Windows 10. The Google Chrome browser would not respond when I tried to type in words into I closed Google Chrome, and then opened a new window. The second Google Chrome window worked normally, but the first window was unresponsive. I tried opening up a third tab in Google Chrome, and open It took an unusually long time, and appeared to be slow and sluggish.

Google Chrome Keeps Crashing in Windows 10

Are you trying to figure out the following:
Why does Google Chrome keep crashing in Windows 10?
Google Chrome crashes in Windows 10

Google Chrome permanently crashed on me on 08/06/15, and I don't have a technical answer. The obvious answer is Google Chrome browser has not worked out the bugs with Windows 10.

Google Chrome Keeps Crashing in Windows 10, but Why? 

User Soul Wolfess  posted this on

So I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 two days ago. Everything worked like a charm. Last night my internet fluxed and I couldn't even load chrome, now my internet is stable I can't keep chrome open on 1 single tab for more than 10 mins without it crashing on me. Windows 10 update + Chrome A HUGE problem. It's never and I mean NEVER done this to me. When ever Chrome refuses to load, by this I mean even open to display. I uninstall it and re-install it and I have done that only twice in the past 2 years. But this constant ''Google Chrome is not Responding'' nonsense is getting on my nerves. I have cleared my cache, even wiped my temp files and all my browsing history. Since 9am this morning it's crashed about 5 times. I'm trying to get on with some research and some important work and it's starting to annoy me. I NEVER use Internet Explorer because it killed my PC the last time I used it. 

I am currently on a MSI Apache Pro gaming system, with 12gb Ram and a i7 Processor. Freshly re-installed to Win 10. 

Please Help me =/  


Is Microsoft Intentionally Causing other Browsers (like Google Chrome) to crash in Windows 10?

An article on Motley Fool raises the legitimate question: Is Microsoft intentionally causing other browsers to crash and burn in Windows 10?

This article says the Windows 10 was intentionally created to override the default browser used in the OS system to make Microsoft Edge (their new web browser) the default internet browser. If this is true, then it is plausible to also believe that Windows 10 might also make other browsers unstable.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Season 11 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Ditches Nick at Proposal and Picks Shawn Booth

Are you curious to find out if the Season 11 Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe picked Nick Viall or Shawn Booth?

Who did Kaitlyn Bristowe pick as her one true love?

Did Kaitlyn Bristowe pick Nick or Shawn?

Who Kaitlyn Bristowe Picks Shocked the World

The answer is this: Kaitlyn Bristowe stops Nick Viall when he attempts to propose. Nick leaves Kaitlyn Bristowe sad and confused, but Shawn Booth gets to propose to Kaitlyn Bristowe.

Kaitlyn Bristowe allows Shawn Booth to propose to her, and she picks Shawn Booth to spend her life with.

Kaitlyn Bristowe tells Shawn that from the moment that he stepped out of the limo, she knew that he was the one.

Maybe the world is shocked because Kaitlyn made the choice to be intimate with Nick early on in Season 11 of the Bachelorette, when the cameras could not follow them into the bedroom, but it was revealed that they were intimate.

Shawn Booth Proposes to Kaitlyn Bristowe on Bachelorette Season 11

She tells Shawn that she wants to tell him the truth, that she loves him and he never has to question who she loves. Shawn tells her that everything happens for a reason, and that he is not supposed to live his life without her, and gets down on one knee and proposes to her.  She says, "Yes."

Shawn Booth gives Kaitlyn Bristowe a 3.5 Ct engagement ring, and they appear to be very happy.

Summary of the show Bachelorette on IMDB: "A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down to hopefully find her true love."

About 20 minutes after the Bachelorette finale ended, Nick Viall posted the below picture on Twitter, saying, "U have to love. U have to feel. It's the reason we are here on earth. We are here to risk our hearts #thebachelorette"

Fans of the show pour out their love and support for Nick, and try to console him after its all over.

Nick Viall
Nick Viall from Bachelorette Season 11; posted on Twitter

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mr. Holmes Movie Review

The movie, "Mr. Holmes" starring Ian McKellen, was a movie that I was not expecting, to be honest. Prior to seeing this movie, I had not seen a trailer for Mr. Holmes, nor did I even know of its existence. This movie took me by surprise, and I only went to see it on a friend's suggestion. My first thought was that this was the highly anticipated "one off" Sherlock Holmes movie featuring Benedict Cumberbatch released in between seasons 3 and 4 of the BBC show, but I remember that this movie is not supposed to come out until around Christmastime, and then it would only be  in limited theaters. After a little more research, I found out that this was not the Benedict Cumberbatch movie that I was highly anticipating. Perhaps I should point out that this "research" was limited to scanning the movie posters in front of the movie theater. Nevertheless, I paid the price of admission, and gave this film a chance.

If you don't like spoilers, then do not continue reading this review.

"Mr. Holmes" with Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

I will start out by saying that I was not disappointed by the movie, Mr. Holmes. I kind of guessed seeing Ian McKellen on the movie poster, that he would be playing an aged Sherlock Holmes. This much was correct.

But in the opening scenes of the movie, I could not stop thinking about how old he is, and how could this man play the character of Magneto in the X-Men franchise.

After I overcame the age of Ian McKellen, I then took on the challenge of accepting Sherlock Holmes as an elderly, dying man. In the movie, Mr. Holmes, Sherlock Holmes says that he is 94 years old at one point, and he looks as if he is at the end of his life in the movie.

A Sherlock Holmes without John Watson

In the present time in the movie, John Watson is dead. Sherlock Holmes mentions that John Watson died 3 years earlier, and they were estranged friends at that.

John Watson had moved in temporarily with Sherlock Holmes for a month to help him overcome the failure of Sherlock Holmes' last case, which left Sherlock in a state of depression.

Ian McKellen Presented a very Human Sherlock Holmes

In other takes and renditions of Sherlock Holmes (i.e. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Downey Jr.), Sherlock is always perfect and almost untouchable. In the BBC television version, Benedict Cumberbatch rarely makes a mistake, and if he did, he wouldn't admit it.

However, in Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen's Sherlock realizes that he did make a grave mistake. This mistake left his career as detective in a state of failure. He solved the case, and deduced that the woman wanted to take her own life to be with her two dead children. Once confronted, she poured out the poison on the ground, but wanted to be consoled by someone else that had experienced loneliness such as she has experienced. That someone was Sherlock Holmes. But he tells her to go home to her husband, who loves her. Instead she walks the train tracks and kills herself anyways. Sherlock Holmes carries this grief of failure with him into retirement, living in a cottage in England, left to tend to his bees.

A house cleaner and her son come to live with Sherlock, and Sherlock befriends the young boy, Roger, played by Milo Parker. Sherlock acts much like a grandfather to the boy, who takes interest in hearing more and more about Sherlock's stories.

The boy takes a big interest in the well-being of Sherlock's bees, and this leads to a life-threatening attack on his life when he attempted to help the bees from their attacker.

The movie did provide a satisfying mystery to be solved, as all Sherlock Holmes mediums should provide, and he solves the mystery in a very genius manner.

Overall, I liked this movie, and found it to be entertaining, even though I found it a very different take on Sherlock being so old and in his final days on the Earth.

Z. Love's Entertainment Blog approves the movie, Mr. Holmes

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Review of Mr. Robot on USA, Episodes 1 - 3

Mr. Robot, played by Rami Malek

I watched the first three episodes of Mr. Robot on USA, and below is my review of the first three episodes.

Please note that the following contains graphic subject matter that is not suitable for children

Mr. Robot, Episode 1

We learn about Elliot (played by Rami Malek), a brilliant computer IT guy, who can hack into anyone's account, and find out people's dirty little secrets.  He has a crush on his childhood friend, Angela, but she has a boyfriend, Ollie, who happens to work at their company, AllSafe. We find out that Elliot has hacked him, to learn more about him, and that Ollie has been cheating on Angela with another woman.

Elliot is seeing a therapist every week.  She too, is being cheated on by her boyfriend, who Elliot has hacked.  He turns out to be married, so Elliot makes it a point to blackmail the guy into never seeing his therapist again.

Elliot has a drug problem.  He is addicted to morphine.  He also takes withdrawal medicine, so he doesn't have withdrawals.

Elliot meets a guy on the subway, who leads Elliot to an abandoned warehouse, where the hacker group "fsociety" operates out of.  The man is known as Mr. Robot, and is played by Christian Slater.

Elliot is socially awkward.  He doesn't like to be in groups of people, and parties.

By the end of episode 1, I was sort of intrigued, because Elliot was escorted by henchmen in suits to an upper floor of a high rise, where he was met by an executive of Evil Corp., Tyrell, surrounded by 11 lawyers, all around a conference table.  It is not until the beginning of episode 2 that we find out what Tyrell wants with Elliot.

Mr. Robot, Episode 2

The beginning of episode 2 starts where we left off, with Elliot in the room with Tyrell and 11 lawyers, and they offer him a cushy job with Evil Corp., and the promise of being a multi-millionaire within a few years.  Since Elliot has never liked Evil Corp., he responds by saying, "Can I think about it?"

Tyrell is not amused with the fact that Elliot did not jump at the offer. He asks the lawyers to leave the room, to have a word with Elliot alone.  Again, Elliot does not take the offer.  The business suit henchmen escort Elliot out, and Elliot is relieved to be free from these people.

He feels stressed out, so he runs into Shayla, and asks for a "re-up" on his morphine. She initially declines because he made her promise not to ever give him more than his allotted drugs within a period of time.  She eventually relents, and he finds himself snorting more morphine than normal.  He then hacks Tyrell's business server at Evil Corp., and finds it to be unusually easy to hack.  Elliot gets paranoid that it was so easy, so he immediately takes precautions to destroy his computer, so that there is no evidence that he hacked Tyrell's account.  He drills holes in his computer hard drives and fries his computer components in the microwave.

Elliot has a change of heart after his IT boss shows the public video that a hacker group called "fsociety" has made.  Elliot then tells Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), that he wants out.

At the end of episode 2, he runs into Mr. Robot again, and talks with him, sharing about his broken relationship with his father.  Elliot shares that his dad has Leukemia, and made Elliot keep his secret.  Elliot finally breaks and shares the secret with his mother.  The mother and father get into an argument, and the father pushes Elliot off of a balcony, breaking his arm in the fall.  After this, Elliot's father will not speak to him or look at him again.

After Elliot shares this with Mr. Robot, Mr. Robot pushes him off of the wooden railing he is sitting on, and the episode ends, leaving us to wonder what happened to Elliot.

Mr. Robot, Episode 3

Elliot wakes up in the hospital to the faces of two people, Shayla and his therapist.  He speaks alone with the therapist and she makes him promise to stop taking Morphine, after his admitted drug use.  He promises, but secretly plans to continue, and only make it appear on his drug tests that he is clean.

In episode 2-3, Elliot finds himself falling for his drug supplier's girl named Shayla.  In the first episode, he wakes up naked in a bed with her, which hints he was intimate with her while high on morphine.  His crush, Angela, comes over at the end of episode 1 and finds Shayla still asleep in his bed, naked.

Elliot likes Shayla and pursues her as a girlfriend in episode 3, but first he has to get rid of her drug dealer boyfriend.  He tells Shayla that he had nothing to do with him being arrested, and put into jail.

Mr. Robot shows up unannounced in this episode at Elliot's cubicle at work (which is not believable). He then says that either Elliot goes with him to a bar next door, or else he will stay there at his desk and make a scene.  Elliot agrees to go to the bar, Mr. Robot and Elliot sit and have Appletinis and discuss why Mr. Robot pushed him off of the balcony.  Mr. Robot says he has violent tendencies and was angry that Elliot would help fsociety with their plan.  As Mr. Robot is walking out, Elliot stops him and says, "What about the plan?"

This was another moment that I did not feel the character's were being honest to their characters.  I don't believe Elliot would have been so forgiving of Mr. Robot to want to jump back into the master plan of hacking Evil Corp.

Honest Feeling about the Show

In episode 3, I start to lose interest in the show, Mr. Robot.  Mainly because the character's choices are just not believable to me, but secondly, because it contains sexual themes that are immoral, and wrong.

First of all, I don't care for the Evil Corp. executive, Tyrell, who is very dark and twisted.  He is planning on taking over as Evil Corp's CTO, and when he doesn't get it, he goes out and beats up a homeless guy, for $300.  I don't believe that would happen.

He is married to a Swedish woman, and talks to her in Swedish.  He is seen at home later, getting dressed to go to a night club.  She questions what he is doing.  He grabs her by the face and says "whenever he is doing something for himself, he is doing it for them" and then forcefully kisses her.  She seems to take it without problem.  He is then seen outside a gay night club.  He meets up with another male (that he is trying to blackmail).  He tells the guy that he is there to take him home.  Next scene, they are having gay sex at the guy's house.  Tyrell tells him to go shower, and then hacks his phone while he is in the shower, and then leaves.

Tyrell returns home to his Swedish wife, that is in her bondage clothes. He ties up her arms and legs, at her request.  She is visibly pregnant.  It then goes on to a different storyline, and does not show what he does, but infers that he is intimate with her.  Since this is his wife, it is not wrong for the intimacy here, but his other relations with a man before this (only to hack his phone), was very dark, and morally sinful.

By the end of episode 3, Ollie reveals to Angela that he has been cheating on her, and shows her pictures of his fling.  He does this in fear of getting caught when a hacker threatens to make all of the information on his laptop public.  Angela seems upset at first, and through their discussion, acts more upset that her and her father's information has been potentially hacked through Ollie's laptop.  She acts as if it is the end of the world if the hacker does something to their credit.  She is willing to forgive Ollie on his indiscretions, after he promises to make everything right. The scene ends with them talking about putting a virus on their company server, in an attempt to save Angela's personal information.

I did not find this discussion on infidelity, realistic, and did not find the outcome realistic, either.  I don't think Angela and Ollie would really consider planting a virus on their company server and give into a hacker like that.

Final Thoughts on Mr. Robot on USA

I think Rami Malek is a superb actor, and rightfully deserves a lead role on a television show.  Mr. Robot on USA started out as something different.  But the newness is wearing off, and I just don't like where some of the storylines are going.  I am uninterested in Elliot and fsociety hacking Evil Corp.  Christian Slater's character is just too unbelievable.  I am uninterested in Tyrell seducing men to hack their phones.  I am uninterested in Angela and Ollie infecting AllSafe with a virus.  Overall, the major storylines are boring, and I am left uninterested by the end of episode 3.

What I have seen so far proves that Rami Malek is a great actor.  However, in episode 3, there are several characters and interactions between characters that I didn't find believable, as well as the sexual content, drug use, in addition to using God's name in vain that I find unappealing.

Z. Love's Blog does not recommend this show to other viewers.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Do You Need Free Photoshop Help?


Are you in search of free Photoshop help?

A common question I encounter online is:  "I need Photoshop help" with various projects.

Such projects include:
-Photo manipulation: adding a person to, or taking a person out of photos
-Backgrounds for social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube)
-Avatars or logos for social media accounts
-Custom memes 
-Special projects

I Need Free Photoshop Help, but Where?

Many people turn to Twitter or Craigslist to seek out someone with Photoshop skills, but one has no idea the quality of the work of people that contact you on these venues. You could literally get free help from a middle school child and not know until you receive the product.

Some people post their job on or other freelance sites, and the end result is a person in a third world country performing a Photoshop job for very little money. It is possible that the job is done right, but there is no guarantee.

And then there are the internet trolls.

What is an internet troll, you ask?

An internet troll is a person that "sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people on purpose."

There are many people that would love to intentionally do a bad Photoshop job for you, just so they could teach you a lesson to not use Photoshop, or perhaps another illogical reason.  They get their kicks from hurting others, and there is no way of knowing when you will come across an internet troll.

This is the downside of looking for free internet help.

Many People Want to Learn Photoshop Rather than get free Help

There are many tutorials that offer Photoshop help to those wanting to learn, such as "Learn Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes" at The biggest obstacle that many people face is the lack of Photoshop software.  There are alternatives, including a popular alternative called GIMP.  But there are also many tutorial videos on YouTube for both Photoshop and GIMP software to learn the key features of the software.

The number one hotkey that a Photoshop expert uses is CTRL + Z to undo the last action performed in the software.

The biggest hurdle to new people getting Photoshop is the monthly fee. It costs $9.99 a month for the basic Photography subscription, and that does not include the cloud storage. The next tier up is the Single App subscription for $19.99 a month, which includes 20 GB of cloud storage. The next tier up is the Complete subscription, which adds more, and finally the Complete with Adobe Stock subscription package, which grants a 40% reduction on Adobe stock. 

Why would anyone want to buy Adobe stock? 

Great question.

Get Photoshop Help Now...but not for free

If you need Photoshop help, I can help you if you are willing to pay for this help. If you want to see samples, click on the link above that says "Contact Z.Love & Photoshop Samples."

My help can be negotiated for a fee. So the next time you need Photoshop help, contact me via this blog, or my Google+ account linked to this blog.

Contact me to get a high quality product.

Disclaimer:  I have not been paid to promote Photoshop in any way, and I do not hold stock in Adobe.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Infinite Crisis is the DC Comics MOBA Video Game

DC MOBA Infinite Crisis online video game

Infinite Crisis is an awesome DC Comics Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game!

This is a refreshing version of the popular and growing MOBA video game genre. You can play all of your favorite characters: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Catwoman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Flash, and many more characters.

I really like play with Aquaman, Superman, and Robin as my favorite three, but I honestly like playing other characters as well.

Play just for Fun, or Competitive Ranked Play

You can play just for fun and learn how to get better. If you want to play even more competitive matches, then ranked play is available for people that wish to have a ranking. This is completely up to you. The larger size of your group when in the queue could translate to a longer wait time, because it will pit you up against another party of that size, plus the remaining characters needed to get a 5v5 match going.

More Players Open Up More Maps in the Queue

In Infinite Crisis, there are several maps available, but due to the low player base (being a relatively new game), only 1 is available in the game queue. The one currently on constant play is Coast City.

The best strategy on Coast City is to constantly be running for the relays, because relays upgrade your robot army to elite fighters to help take down the turrets. The ultimate goal is to destroy the opponents base, and you need to get rid of the turrets on at least 1 side to do this.

Coast City is a fun map, but it would be nice when the player base grows to play the other map, which is Gotham Heights.

Coast City map in Infinite Crisis

There are also special themed events and scenarios that become available for a limited time, such as 2v2 events, and new playable characters are unlocked and become available as the game developers release them.

Level your Hero in Infinite Crisis and Increase the Stats

Like any MOBA video game, your character levels up, and as your character levels, he or she grows in stats, each character with both passive and active abilities. If you die a lot to the other team, this is called "feeding." You don't want to be careless and feed the other team with easy kills. This will give them an unfair advantage early in the game. That is why you want to heal your character by going back to the base as often as needed. You can quickly get back to your base by pressing the "b" key on your keyboard.

For those of you that already play Infinite Crisis, there is a fan page on Facebook that you will want to check out.

If this sounds like a fun video game to play, use my referral link here to join and start playing this free-to-play game.

One great feature about this MOBA game is that the free characters available to play rotate, allowing you to try out other characters before you choose to purchase them with merit you earn by playing the game.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Boxing Fight Preview

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Fight Preview

On May 02, 2015, Floyd Mayweather fights Manny Pacquiao in one of the most anticipated fights in all of boxing history. This fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, NV. In order for this fight to happen, the boxers both agreed upon a 60-40 split in the purse, with Mayweather getting the 60% and Pacquiao receiving the 40%.

This fight has been in the making for many years, with various obstacles in the way, such as purse size, would it be on Pay-Per-View, and the fact that Mayweather moved from Showtime to HBO, while Manny Pacquiao remained under contract with Showtime. Only once before have the two premium channels worked out a deal for a boxing match. This was when Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson.

It wasn't until Leslie Moonvies (known as the CBS CEO), got together with Bob Arum (Pacquiao promoter), and HBO CEO Richard Plepler, and finally worked out a deal.

Then Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met publicly face-to-face at a Heat-Bucks NBA basketball game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL.

Boxing Records for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather goes into this fight with a 47 - 0 record. The boxing record of Manny Pacquiao is 57 wins, (by way of 38 knockouts and 19 decisions) with 5 losses, and 2 draws. Just by records alone, it would appear that Floyd Mayweather has much more to lose, because this could be his first boxing loss.  If he wins against Manny Pacquiao, many have speculated that he would be tempted to fight two more matches in order to get his record to 50 - 0.

Freddie Roach Knows How to beat Floyd Mayweather in a Fight

One of Manny Pacquiao's advantages is that he has Freddy Roach as a trainer, who had previously trained Oscar De La Hoya at the time that he boxed Floyd Mayweather. From his previous experience, Freddie Roach has come up with a blueprint to beat Floyd Mayweather, and it includes a lot of jabs.

Freddie Roach looked back at the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight, and said that De La Hoya was perfect in the first six rounds, because he was able to "cut of the ring" from Mayweather. This tactic worked, because Mayweather is comfortable and likes to operate near the ropes, which is why Mayweather is considered on the of best technical boxers ever, with very few mistakes in body position in the ring.

When Mayweather moves his body backwards in the boxing ring, he opening up some room to work punches in.  When the opponent follows him back, he does an evade, and then returns a quick counter attack.

The Freddie Roach BluePrint for Manny Pacquiao: 2 Keys to Success

There are two keys for Manny Pacquiao's success in the boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather:
  1. Move Mayweather backwards in his attacks, but don't step in to follow.  If Pacquiao follows his step back, he must quickly land punches and jabs, but then quickly get out.
  2. Mayweather may not attempt a step back.  Freddie Roach calls this Mayweather technique "setting a trap." Manny Pacquiao must not attempt to box Mayweather straight on, because Mayweather will have the advantage.
Manny Pacquiao is considered a powerhouse offensive fighter that uses his speed and quickness, and other boxers have said that Manny Pacquiao hits very hard.

Mayweather is excellent at throwing over the top counter punches and right punches, which is Pacquiao's problem.

Opponents that Fought both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

Shane Mosley boxed both Mayweather and Pacquiao, and said that Pacquiao's hits were unexpectedly more powerful than he had expected. Mosley said that Pacquiao hurt him more, but also credited that partly to not being at 100% when he boxed Pacquiao.

Oscar De La Hoya's corner stopped the fight against Pacquiao after eight rounds, but Oscar De La Hoya lost by a split decision to Floyd Mayweather.

Common opponent Ricky Hatton says that Manny Pacquiao hurt him with every punch, and Manny has explosive punching power, while Floyd Mayweather outboxed him with technical prowess.

What Does Floyd Mayweather do to Prepare for Manny Pacquiao?

When Floyd Mayweather is preparing for this huge fight against Manny Pacquiao, he cools down in a Cryosauna after training, which lasts approximately 2 min. 30 sec. and get down to -120 degrees Celsius.

The Cryosauna tricks Mayweather's body into thinking that it is going into hypothermia, sending a rush of blood from your arms and legs into the core of his body, and sends a jolt of oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients back out into his body.  Pretty cool, huh?

Floyd Mayweather found out about the Cryosauna from Kobe Bryant of the L.A. Lakers.
Floyd Mayweather cooling down in a Cryosauna

Results for Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight 

Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao by decision on May 2, 2015. Most people that watched the fight were disappointed, as they wanted to see a knockout or a more dominant fighter come out as the victor, but this did not happen.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Zayn Malik Just Wasn't Happy in One Direction

One Direction Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik leaving house after leaving One Direction

Why the sad face, Zayn Malik?

Maybe it is because Zayn Malik recently called it quits on his group One Direction. Maybe he just wasn't happy. He certainly doesn't look happy in his exit photo from his house (above).

Zayn Malik actually broke the silence on why he left. Read on.

Why Zayn Malik Wasn't Happy as Part of One Direction

MTV News reported that Zayn Malik made this statement about his departure from One Direction: "I feel like I'm doing what's right -- right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good."

He continued, "I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness -- and that was mainly the fans...and I only every tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them. And, basically, I'm only upset I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. That's the main thing that I don't want to happen. It's not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it's just that I just can't do that any more because it's not real to me."

Zayn Malik and One Direction are on Good Terms; They are Supportive of his Decision

MTV News reported that the other members of One Direction are on good terms, and they have been really supportive of his decision to leave, while still recording their fifth album.

Zayn Malik has revealed that he wants some time away from the publicity spotlight, wanting to "relax and chill" but also has been seen heading to a London music studio to work on new music independently of One Direction, with producer, Naughty Boy.

When quizzed, Naughty Boy, did not deny that they have been working on music together. He said, "I can't deny the fact that we have made music together...Zayn is going to feature on my next album."

Zayn Malik Did Not Leave One Direction because of Cheating Scandal

As One Direction was on their Asia leg of their tour, Zayn Malik reportedly went to a night club and mingled with some girls, and was caught on camera holding hands with a girl that is not his fiance. 

On daytime talk show, Wendy, Wendy and a Celebrity news analyst analyze what he is going through. Zayn Malik is 22 years old, and has been engaged for two years. (Watch the video below).

The analyst speculates that because of this act of infidelity, the band One Direction is stressed out, and that is why he called it quits.

Meanwhile, Zayn Malik insists this is not the reason for his departure, but it is solely because of his happiness.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) Gets Killed off in FOX show, Gotham in Season 1

Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney
Fish Mooney will not be returning to Gotham Season 2
Warning: This blog post contains spoilers about the Fox show, Gotham, Season 1.

If you haven't already read the title of this blog post, then you in are for a spoiler.  Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that her character, Fish Mooney, will be leaving the hit FOX showGotham, in Season 1. Yes, that means she will not be alive to cause problems in Season 2.

Fish Mooney will be killed off in Gotham Season 1 Finale

This can be gathered after Jada Pinkett Smith was on "Live With Kelly and Michael" on Friday March 6, 2015.  She was asked while on the talk show if she would be returning for Season 2 of Gotham - which has already been picked up by FOX. (That was announced in this Variety article). Jada Pinkett Smith answered: "I don't think so, no. I signed up for a year, and the year is up. But, there are some great things coming ahead on 'Gotham' - believe you me, there's a lot of good stuff coming."

When Jada Pinkett Smith talks about "...a lot of good stuff coming..." could she possibly be referring to her own character (Fish Mooney's) death?

Because she can't be referring to the rise of Batman, because we were told that Batman is not seen in this show...ever. So she could only be referring to something big - like the death of a major character.

But from her perspective, it would not be a good thing, because that will be the end of the paychecks for her part on the show.

But, given the fact that FOX only renews shows that get big numbers in ratings, and that FOX only airs shows that are "edgy," one can only imagine that Fish Mooney will be killed off in the Finale episode of Season 1 of Gotham. That is my prediction, anyways.

Fish Mooney has already been to the underground, and then demanded that she speak to the guy running the organization (the Dollmaker). When the manager attempts to take her eyes, she jams a spoon in her own eye, and rips it out onto the floor, and then steps on it.

You can't be too careful around a guy that calls himself the Dollmaker in the DC Comics world. There were three Dollmakers, actually. And you can read about all of them here.

The show, Gotham, is a must watch show and is approved by Z. Love's Entertainment Blog.

If you want to find our more about Fish Mooney, DC Comics has an article titled: Five Burning Questions About Gotham's Fish Mooney.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Apple Offers First Public Beta Testing iOS in 2015 to Fight Bugs

Apple iOS 9 bugs
Apple starting public beta to fight bugs

In Apple news, 9to5Mac and report that Apple will soon offer its first ever iOS public beta for 8.3, and then one for iOS 9 in the Summer of 2015. The public beta is said to only allow 100,000 users to test out the latest iOS, so that bugs in the software can be reported early on.

Yes, this is a way to fight bugs on a grand scale.

What is Apple adding to iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4?

Information gathered from 9to5mac article:
  • The iOS 8.3 is codenamed "Stowe"
  • The beta will be limited to 100,000 people
  • iOS 8.3 will add wireless CarPlay, and other improvements, such as improvements to Siri, a simpler login to Google, and even an update to the Emoji keyboard.  
  • iOS 8.4 is codenamed "Copper" and releases a new bundle to Apple's streaming music service.

iOS 9 Launch will be Smoother Transition than iOS 8

Technology analysts believe that this is a smart move by Apple to offer a public beta, which will allow the launch of the new Apple iOS 9 to be much smoother than the launch of iOS 8, which had lots and lots of bugs.

TomsGuide speculates that iOS 9 will most likely be performance improvements to the software after adding all of the new features added from iOS 8.

What is the Apple Secret behind the Cars in NYC?

One big unknown is if iOS 9 will include a big update to Apple maps.  Motley Fool reported that Apple's secret fleet of cars was being used to improve Apple maps. or perhaps something much bigger, like the creation of a self-driving car. It is all speculation at this point, but most believe it is strictly to improve Apple maps, rather than the introduction to Apple's version of the self-driving car.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Up with Girlfriend Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk
Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk on the red carpet with their son

Irina Shayk Vogue cover
Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk on Vogue Cover
Ronaldo Cristiano, a world renowned soccer player, has confirmed his break up with his girlfriend, Irina Shayk.

Apparently, girlfriend Irina Shayk didn't help celebrate Ronaldo Cristiano mother's 60th birthday, which caused some problems with his family.  The rest is history. Their relationship lasted five years, but in the end, it didn't last.

They spent this past Christmas in Dubai, but things got ugly, and Ronaldo ended up spending New Year's Eve 2014 all alone with his son. His girlfriend Irina was not present.

Irina Shayk didn't attend the award ceremony for Ronaldo Cristiano, where he received his second World Player of the Year Award at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich. This is because they broke up.

Irina Shayk is a Russian model, and Ronaldo announced his separation with a written statement sent to the Associated Press on January 20, 2015. In his statement, he says he wishes Irina the "greatest happiness."

It is rumored that he is now seeing Lucia Villalon, a Spanish television news reporter.

The mother of Ronaldo's son, Cristiano Junior, has not been disclosed at this point.

Who is a better soccer player, Ronaldo or Messi?

International soccer fans ask the question: Who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo, or Lionel Messi?

The Latin Post says that at the start of 2015, Lionel Messi is outperforming Cristiano Ronaldo, if you comparing the two as a rivalry. Messi has scored twice so far in January 2015, while Ronaldo has not scored at all against soccer opponents.

NBC Sports posted an article saying that Cristiano Ronaldo is now a free agent, not on the soccer field, but in his love life, since his breakup with Irina Shayk.

Ronaldo vs. Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo next to Lionel Messi

Monday, January 12, 2015

The College Football Playoff Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State

National Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State
Oregon vs. Ohio State: The Championship Game is Set

On January 12, 2015, Oregon and Ohio State face off in the first College Football Playoff Championship since being created.  Oregon has never won a National Championship, nor has ever beaten Ohio State.  Can Oregon end their first College Football Playoff with a National title?

Marcus Mariota won the Heisman
Marcus Mariota (Oregon QB) won the Heisman and had 40 touchdowns in the 2014 college football season

Oregon vs. Ohio State: A Test of Two Quarterbacks

Ohio State has made it to the National Championship game with their third quarterback, Cardale Jones, after the other two were been injured during the regular College Football season.  Oregon is coming to the game with the Heisman winner, Marcus Mariota.  Marcus Mariota is considered more experienced by far, but Cardale Jones is considered the new rising star, rising to success from third-string obscurity.

Cardale Jones is a Sophmore
Cardale Jones (Ohio State QB) has a 159 passer rating

High-Powered Offenses Win Games: Oregon vs. Ohio State

Oregon averages 47.2 points per game, while Ohio State averages 45 points per game.  This is a pretty impressive statistic.

Offense statistic of Oregon vs. Ohio State
Oregon vs. Ohio State both have high powered offenses

The Biggest Statistic of Oregon vs. Ohio State

Probably the biggest statistic that everyone is pointing out is that Ohio State is 8-0 vs. Oregon in all-time games.  Oregon has not yet beaten Ohio State in a College Football game.

Ohio State is 8-0 against Oregon
Ohio State is 8-0 in all time games against Oregon

Both Oregon and Ohio State Beat Very Good College Football Teams in Playoff

Oregon beat Florida State on January 1, 2015 in the Rose Bowl.  Florida State was the defending National Champions from last year's College Football season.  FSU wanted to go to the National Championship game again, but Oregon ripped away any hope of this happening in post-season play.

Ohio State beat #1 ranked Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 2015. Alabama has won the National Championship three times since 2009, making them no stranger to the National Championship game.

Urban Meyer won a National Championship in 2006 and 2008 with the Florida Gators, and is going for his third National Championship title with Ohio State.

The Winner of the Oregon vs. Ohio State National Championship was Ohio State on January 12, 2015. Ohio State 42, Oregon 20.

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