Tech Tip for Writers #75: What’s My IP Address

Tech Tip for Writers #75: What’s My IP Address

Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

We discussed phishing earlier this week. This Tech Tip is a follow-on:

Q:I need my computer’s IP address, but I don’t know where to find it. Help!

A: Let’s start with why you might need your IP address. Here are a few reasons:

  • your Web hosting company asked you for the IP address to troubleshoot your internet connection or an email problem.
  • you fear your computer’s internet access has been hacked so want to know where it last occurred. How’s that work? My IP address is different at home than at the local free WiFi–even if I use the same computer in both places. An IP address isn’t…

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Disco shower head 

5 minutes more please

So we have a new disco shower head because that’s just what every home needs right???

Never a dull moment that’s for sure when it comes to living with my husband. Last week I came home to find we have a heat lamp in one of the light sockets in the family room and this morning I wake up and find a new disco shower head, who knows what we might find next week.

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My #BeReal guest today is Rachel Thompson.

She is powerful. She is passionate. She is a survivor. She is empowering.

I read her book, Broken Pieces, in one sitting this week. I couldn’t put it down. It is a book full of emotions that hurt, and yet there is power behind each word imparting strength. There is a link you can click below to get it for free today and tomorrow.

So many of us live with shame.Rachel creates communities where the hope is to leave shame behind. She constantly inspires me with her bravery, her dedication, and her will to help others not only survive but to thrive.

She is a shame fighter.


She tears at her scars the way an addict picks at his scabs … constantly, peeling layer after layer away, watching with detached fascination at how the healing process can start and…

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Haiku challenge: Five and Thrive

Jane Dougherty Writes

This week’s haiku challenge from Ronovan was made for me. Well, me and everybody else with five children. My haiku seem to come in pairs, so here they are. Please visit Ronovan’s blog for links to the other blogs participating.

The painting is by Van Gogh

Five roses we made
five plants set against our wall
climb and thrive in peace.

Five children we made
a bower for our old age
thrives in our shelter.

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Little Reminder – Blog Party at The Chicago Files August 1st!

The Chicago Files

Butter Tartsphoto courtesy of

I am really excited to be hosting my first ‘blog party’ here at The Chicago Files tomorrow morning! We’ll get started at 5:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. GMT for those in the UK).  Everyone is invited!

Here’s an overview of the blog party:

1. Choose one of your favorite posts from your blog.  Whatever you’d like to share with the rest of us, whether it be about travel, novels, food, personal adventures, blogging, photography, etc…………. You may share up to three of your posts during the party, but please post only one at a time.  It’s best to wait awhile before sharing your second and third posts, as it will give others enough time to join in the fun!

2. Paste the link to your post in the comment section of the ‘party post’ (which will be ready at 5:00 a.m. Central Time, 10:00 a.m…

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The Wreck

In The Hive

she lays beneath the car
in the dark
seven months pregnant
she thinks
I’ve gotta find another place DSCF0712
my belly won’t fit
make it next time
she lays very still
quiet … the song by Sting
starts to play in her mind
‘Everything You ….
it’s done this now each time
since she took to hiding herself
laid out beneath the car

She can hear his footsteps
his steel cap boots crunch
across the coldness of gravel sounds
he’s standing right next to the car now
n Her Heartbeats So Loud
How can he not hear her heart
she’s going to cry
forces with all the will not to
n as she swallows
try’s to control any sound
her fingers are numb with the cold air
legs are feeling cramp
oh Please Please don’t now get the cramp
she swears he’ll hear her heart beating
if he stops all his…

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re @cyberbonn ThankQ for nominating @beezknez beez Lists for blog poetry visuals arts

In The Hive

Hello @cyberbonn has honoured me with a blog poetry nomination Im not sure if this is how I go about this but first i must link to the blogger who nominated OK here at @cyberbonn ‘s Share seven things about myself .. I am a surviver of abuse n violence both child n adult  which i was subjected to most of my life .. not now so no boohoos but i  am passionate about the laws regarding such things for woman n children 🙂 i have been incarcerated n it was no fun full of corruption stupidity for the most part only a very small percentage of people actually need to be separated from society.. It however still over-floweth in drug illness and many other types of human error called crimes that could be dealt with in an educative rehabilitative state rather than out of sight out of mind…

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