My friend Fred Barnett and his musical group the Half-Naked Savages have just released their newest album. My favorite tune is "Hey Bahtoondah!", but all of them are wonderful. Yes, this is an Amazon affiliate link, but only so I can put the whole ad on here. Fred lives in Hawaii and is one of the funniest guys I've met up with on Facebook. Let me know how you like the album after you get it. Hey Bartoondah!
Granted, I'm not the sharpest knife in the bulb drawer, and yes, I do make typos and sentence structure mistakes aplenty. Likely, even other mistakes, but if you're like me you have been noticing for a good long time now the glaring mistakes missed (or never looked for in the first place) by proofreaders.
I see it in my local papers, in blogs, and today, I saw a doozie. One of the sites I write paid posts for had quite long description of the opportunity they were promoting. I'm pretty sure the other two people who commented didn't even read beyond the notice that the opp was available, but was closed. That seemed to tick them off a bit, as it did me too to a small extent. But reading through the entire directions brought a loud chuckle from my lips as I read that you could log into the site they wanted you to promote, and could do it "unanimously". Um, what?? Now, I can see misspelling a word, but this was WAY off. "Anonymously" is not something you can misconstrue as unanimously!
Of course, I left a comment! This opp was for a site where they wanted you to encourage people to sign up and write articles as someone who knows how to do something (solve math problems, answer gardening topics, etc.) no one else knows how to do. As a 'new' idea, I think it's redundant what with sites like eHow.com something similar. I've made a whole 9 cents from my eHow article ...
My guess is this other site is going to find it tough going in the market.
Anyway, that's not my point. It just scares me that the coming generations have no idea of recent history, how to do anything but text, or even write in cursive. All that aside, they'll still have to communicate somehow and use the correct words to do it. I'm sure you all will unanimously agree. If so, you can do it anonymously.
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This event brings up all sorts of questions surrounding what happened and why.
1.Why did we have to have jets from Portland Air National Guard fly here when we have an Air Force base (McChord) a shorter distance away? What's the protocol for who is guarding us? We also have Ft. Lewis right next to McChord so there's no dearth of aircraft in the area.
2. It seems there needs to be a change in regulations for private planes if the pilot of the float plane was unaware of the closed air space around Air Force One. How can any small plane be in the air and not have to be aware of what is going on around him/her? With all the electronic capabilities these days, being out of contact is just dangerous and inexcusable.
With all that said, I'm glad the system of protection of our President works. This was a great show of how alert and ready we are in the event of emergencies. One thing though...God save us from the idiots who call 911 like it's their private news update service.
As a Twitter user, I find it's rather hard to determine just who to follow and who needs to be trimmed off the list. I recently subscribed to Tweetspinner because I was just inept unable enough to know how to do all that pruning and still make Twitter happy. And you know, it's all about making Twitter happy, right?
Just for the record, I'm not an affiliate for Tweetspinner, so this is just an informational post for Twitter users who might be as challenged as I am with time and ability. I moved up from the free plan to the one that charges $14/mo. I pay it through my credit card using PayPal just for additional buying security. The differences in the free vs. paid subscription (for me) are:
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My ratio of followed to followers was skewed just a bit, so I'm going to try Tweetspinner for a while and see if I can get them more in line. In my next post, I'm going to pose a question that I've been wondering about that concerns Page Rank, Twitter followers, True Rank, etc.
I have a friend who is currently coming into the twenty-first century and just getting started reading blogs that interest her. She can't be the only person late for the IT party, so I'm going to tell her, and you, just what's available for reading blogs. Some of it depends on which browser you use, others, not at all. If you already know all this information, just come back and visit in a day or two.
So, what's that funny orange thingy up there, huh? That is the universal symbol for a 'feed'. You might see them in a rainbow of colors, but most people look for the orange one. That is what you will be looking for in the address line of your browser once you choose which reader service you want to use.
Google Reader is probably the most widely known and used feed reader around. First, you will have to create a Google account which takes just a few minutes. Once you get the account set up, then click back here, or on the Google site for the link to Google Reader. Google Reader is easy to use and you can set it up to your liking within a few minutes. I personally like to have mine in "list" view so I can see new blog posts at a glance.
Another widely used reader is Bloglines. It has the similar layout as Google's reader page, but with a cleaner more polished look to it. Smooth and easy to use, with no software to load. Easily customizable too.
As I have found so often in the past, making a list of anything has probably already been done. I did a search for a list of feed readers and found: