I wan to take this opportunity to wish Lava a Happy Birthday!
Popularity: 5% [?]
Walk A Mile In My Shoes – Technology, Web Design, Saving Money
As I always do in the morning, I looked at the weather report. The weatherman said that there’s only going to be some slight scattered showers, maybe. It was supposed to be 95 degrees, feeling like 105. So I got ready for an extremely hot day.
Fast forward to 5:00PM. I step out of the office into a dark, gloomy afternoon. The sky was dark and there was lighting all over the place. So I figured it’s not that bad, at least it’s not hot. After about 5 minutes it could hardly see where I was going. The rain was falling sidewards, it was ridiculous. After a short while, I was reduced to doing 20 MPH in a 40. You just couldn’t go any faster because the roads were flowing with water. Some lanes were reduced to “Trucks and SUVs only”, not officially but because the laws of physics dictated.
I think the weatherman owes me a written apology.
Popularity: 5% [?]
For those of you who love the iPhone, please ignore this lil’ rant. I’m one who has always been against overpriced electronics (overpriced anything for that matter). But regardless of what I think, and regardless of how cool the iPhone is (I must admit, it is cool. So’s the iPod, but I didn’t feel the urge to run out and buy one either), there are some facts that you can’t ignore:
Here we have another one of the “Get Paid To Blog” family: Smorty. It is quite similar to most of the rest of these services: they serve to connect Advertisers to Bloggers and make a lil’ bit of commission on the side.
Signing up was a breeze. You enter your blog details and boom, you’re in. Well, not exactly. There is a short period of time that your blog has to go under to be reviewed. Your blog has to meet some minimum requirements, or else everybody would be doing it and soon enough the service would become a joke. Your blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo, needs to be active for at least three months, etc. If you can’t meet these requirements, frankly you have bigger problems.
After you’re approved, you sign up and start blogging away. That’s it. One thing that is interesting, is that there’s something called a “Smorty Rank”. This consists of your Google PageRank, Alexa Rankings, return rate of given tasks, approval/decline ratio of completed tasks and the number of completed tasks. This is interesting, since most of the other blog for money sites go solely off of Google’s Pagerank and we know how Google gets flaky with Page rank every now and then.
It’s 1:37AM. Why can’t I sleep?
You give up?
My bed popped. As you know, I have very little furniture in my apartment. Ok, none. And I was relying on an air bed. The thing worked fine for many months. I had no reason to get a real bed, until now. I got off to put a book away, put a knee on to climb back on and heard a quiet poooooffff and felt the rushing air. My knee practically went through the thing. There’s a huge gaping hole through the blasted thing. I’m pissed. Can’t even return it to the store.
Oh well. And this couldn’t have come during a worst month. I guess that’s what emergency savings are for huh?