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Facebook's New Mid-Video Ads

Apparently, in a further attempt to monetize ad revenue, Facebook is slowly implementing a rollout of mid-video ads. Now, 15 seconds or so +/- into whatever video you’re watching will give you an inserted ad. Not everyone at this point is seeing them, but you will eventually. You will have no choice but to watch the…

Adventures in Mowing...

So, this morning, husband is out mowing the lawn which had turned into a forest after the storms that went through all week long. All of a sudden, it was reminiscent of a scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds when he was dive bombed by at least half a dozen swallows, all vying for the bugs that have been dormant in the…

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It's Open Thread Friday!

Yesterday was officially Pandemonium Day! All last week, every day was Pandemonium Day for me! Daughter #2 and her husband, their three cats and their rabbit stayed with us for 11 days between apartments. We are normally two adults and two Dobermans. It was...yeah. That. They left Tuesday and I was never so glad to…

It's International Joke Day!

Okay, I haven’t seen one post on this today, so for my inaugural post on Backtalk, let’s get this party started! There are lots of things going on today, Canada Day, National Gingersnap Day, but it’s also...International Joke Day. I love jokes. There isn’t enough laughter in the world as it is, so try to keep it clean…