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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pictures of Olivia Newton-John

This wouldn't be significant if it wasn't for the fact that she's around 56 or 57 in those pictures! How can someone age so gracefully? I'd like to find out what her diet has been like for the last 57 years...

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Monday, June 12, 2006

The Inefficiency of Visual Memory

An article on how ineffective visual memory is. Has a video that demonstrates two actors switching place during distraction and a woman continuing directions without even noticing.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Google AdSense Referrals

Google now pays people for getting them referrals to adsense. Truthfully, I don't think I would ever add one of these buttons to my website, because I think any money that could come from it probably wouldn't be worth the traffic I sent them.

Regardless though, a lot of bloggers are finding it useful just to pick up some small change.
Here's a link to the google blog's latest entry talking about the makeover their buttons have had. At least they're not as tacky anymore!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

FeedBurner

I've recently been looking into a well-known service called feedburner. I've seen the name around so many times that I decided I just had to look into it and find out exactly what it is.
Apparently they are a service that is 90% free, with a few features that cost a little bit of money... all related to (big surprise) feeds and feed hosting.

Just to outline a few cool features that using feedburner to host your feed...
1.) They will convert your feed to the best feed for each individual user (RSS, RSS2.0, atom, etc.).
2.) They will allow you to put an email subscription form on the page that allows users to have the feed EMAILED to them.
3.) They have statistics on your feed, including total number of users subscribed (my personal favorite feature!)
4.) Their feedflare service can allow you to add links like to the bottom of every feed for things like email to a friend, add to de.licio.us, and add to digg...basically all the social tagging stuff. Anything that makes it easier for people to talk about your blog is a good thing.
5.) Can convert your feed to HTML to be displayed on sites.

These are just a few of my favorite features. Theres more than that, and apparently they're pretty frequently adding new ones. Expect to see me using feedburner in the very near future. Check out their website at www.feedburner.com.

Monday, May 22, 2006

ProBlogger on Finding Blog Readers

I've probably mentioned problogger more than once before, but yet again I ran across another excellent post of theirs.

It's discussing tips and techniques for building up more readers (which I need to apply to this blog more at some point)...
Check it out here.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Fat, 40, and fired

Article by a guy that risked it all and took a year off work on his 40th year off after reading a book. Very moving, and a top story on reddit. Highly recommend anyone feeling drained, and exhausted from the grind of work over years check this out.

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Wow... Are bloggers THAT wealthy?

ProBlogger just put up a new post talking about his poll results. According to his poll, 4% of his readers make a six-figure income from blogging!

That is absolutely astounding... Check out his post here.
I'll also vouch for his blog. I read it a lot, and really like it.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Old School EverQuest Is Coming Back!

"The progression server is a new server that will start with the original, just-out-of-the-box content of EverQuest, seven years ago. Some changes are not being taken out, and instead of waiting the usual 6 to 12 months for an update, new content will be unlocked by players finishing tasks and killing bosses."

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