Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Suwanee Georgia – A Beautiful Day and They Know It

March 17, 2015

Beerfest, Suwanee Day, Single Moms

Lately there has been a plethora of days where the weather has been near perfect! Weather that I have missed because it is similar to that which I grew up with in Michigan. It is not common to have a day where you can feel dry and warm yet breathe comfortably here in Suwanee Georgia.  Unfortunately for the Suwanee Beerfest patrons the weather had an exception for their annual beer party which seems like it is gaining popularity among the single moms club in the middle to upper class “utopian-like” suburb of Atlanta.  It rained and stayed gloomy forcing the mostly middle-aged patrons to tip their heads back for an extra one to compensate for the lack of sunshine!  I could only think of one phrase the entire time “mom-jeans”! You know, the mom-jeans brought to attention on Saturday Night Live that have this odd way of, well nevermind…?

Suwanee is very proud of their 3rd place (I believe) award for the best place in America to raise children by some little known website. However Money magazine published that the north metro community of Suwanee is ranked #33 on Money’s 2013 list of best places to live.  Number 33 is apparently high enough to make it the top ranked community in the entire state of Georgia!  

Suwanee In Money Magazine

Suwanee is no stranger to Money magazine; Suwanee can be found in Money’s list of Best Places to Live in previous years, ranking #10 – 2007 and #35 – 2009. Family Circle magazine ranked Suwanee as one of the nation’s 10 Best Towns for Families.  I would love to hear what the criteria are for these rankings.  Perhaps the town with the most cameras spying on their citizens so that they can accurately assess the level of fabulous that they have achieved is one way.  Another could be the Suwanee cops continuously cruising through parking lots with their trunk mounted license plate scanners/cameras getting a feel for where everyone is all of the time. In addition you can see a Suwanee patrol car parked on the side of Lawrenceville-Suwanee road documenting (recording plates) everyone who passes in and out via I-85.  Makes you wonder if they really even need those cameras at every single traffic light watching over their citizens.  Especially with all of the new Dodge Chargers running around.  The police get new cars nearly as fast as they get new police officers to replace the ones who leave or get fired for inappropriate acts with local bartenders (true story). Not intentionally harping on their police force (maybe a little) but it is one aspect of Suwanee that does stick out much more than any other. Does a town with 16,000 people need the world’s most advanced and intrusive police force?

Parks in Suwanee

The parks in Suwanee are beautiful though. They have done a magnificent job placing parks with playgrounds around the city. They have also successfully connected the parks by a system of bike paths that run for miles around the City of Suwanee.  A+++ job on their parks. You can even find a dog park if you go out from the city center a little towards Bear’s Best golf course on Johnson Road. There is a dog park where Fido can run free and “most” of the owners pick up the poos left behind. Kids love Suwanee because of these parks. Suwanee maintenance doesn’t get enough credit. These guys should be recognized. They do a fantastic job keeping the parks clean and safe for the children.  Speaking of safety, I heard that the Suwanee Police provide a home for officer(s) to live in at Sim’s Lake Park. I visited and I did see a small home on the property with a Suwanee police patrol car sitting out front.  Can anyone confirm this? Leave us a comment or a remark about any other part of this post! We’d love to hear from you. Why does Suwanee need all of that force? Mom-jeans?

Sim’s Lake Park (Suwanee) Located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road. Suwanee’s Sims Lake Park is a popular park because of its proximity to several neighborhoods.  Sim’s Lake is also a local favorite due to its many amenities and childlike environment.

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Facebook Places and Privacy How To

August 24, 2010

New facebook privacy setting allows people to see where you are.

Follow these steps to help protect your privacy:

1) Log in to Facebook. From Account menu, choose Privacy Settings.
Click the Customize option and then click the ‘Customize settings’
link (it’s the one next to the pencil below the table depicting your
current privacy settings).

2) Under the “Things I Share” heading, all the way at the bottom (of
that section), there are two things you may want to change. By default
‘Places I check in’ should be set to only be visible by your friends,
but you may want to limit it to less. Use the drop down menu to do so.
Below that option is ‘Include me in “People Here Now’ after I check
in.” It is enabled by default. This will let people know you’re at a particular location via the location’s page or in a search for people near you. Uncheck ‘Enable” if you don’t want this.

3) Lastly—and this is an important one—go down to the section called
‘Things Others Share’ and find ‘Friends can check me in to Places.’
Initially, they aren’t set to anything at all so the default option could be either choice. Regardless, set this to ‘Disabled’ if you don’t want your friends checking you in. Keep in mind that any friend could potentially check you in anywhere. You don’t actually have to be there. If you don’t want anyone playing a practical joke and checking you in to a strip club, for example, this is a good thing to turn off.

Also, your location can be shared with friends’ applications as well.
To turn that off, you have to go to a completely different section.
Click the ‘Applications and Websites’ link at the bottom and then go
to the ‘Info accessible through your friends’ section. Click ‘Edit
Settings’ and you’ll see a bunch of boxes. Anything checked is
available to Facebook apps that your friends are using. The last
checkbox in this section is ‘Places I’ve visited,’ so uncheck that if
you don’t want your friends’ apps grabbing your location information
as well.

(Thanks to http://lifehacker.com/5616395/how-to-disable-facebook-places
for this info!)