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1000th post!

Yesss! I actually got here! Please see my reaction on the left. I would not have kept it up if it was not for all my visitors though, so see below for my appreciation to you. I was going to do a best of post here but since I just did that when I reached half a million views, I’ll just redirect you to that page.

Last Post of 2010!

I’ll admit, when I first started this blog, I was unsure as to how much traffic I would get and nervous it would not catch on, but I went ahead and went for it.

I wanted to show everybody all my favorite things on the internet.

And the response was pretty great! Traffic to the blog has been steadily increasing, so I’m just going to go ahead and keep it up. You, my visitors make me feel like I can fly!

You guys just keep on doing what you’re doing too. Keep on coming back to visit and (hopefully) sharing this awesome sites with people in your life. If we both keep it up, who knows what heights we can reach?

I hope you have all had a great year in 2010!

Funny Truths… part 2

My previous truths post was so popular, I decided to follow it up with another one :-P

  1. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before I get tired.
  2. Real friends are the ones who survive transitions between address books.
  3. Sharpening a pencil with a knife makes me feel really manly.
  4. I never know where to look when eating a banana.
  5. There’s no panic like the panic I momentarily feel when I’ve got my hand or head stuck in something.
  6. Everyone had a family member (usually an uncle) who tried to steal their nose.
  7. Why are they called buildings, when they’re already finished? Shouldn’t they be called builts?
  8. Dog’s cannot be trusted to watch your food for you.
  9. Why are they called apartments, when they’re all stuck together?
  10. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  11. Laughing is good exercise.
  12. After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F
  13. The best and often embarrassing type of laughter is when you laugh so hard and can not stop till you run out of breath and no noise comes out. Once that happens you just sit there clapping like a retarded seal.
  14. I don’t mind when other people are right, just as long as it does not make me wrong.
  15. If you try to fail and you succeed, does this mean you have failed or succeeded?
  16. Technology is AWESOME… most of the time. When it just refuses to work correctly it cam be the most frustrating thing in existence.
  17. When. People. Choose. To. Write. Like. This. It. Drives. Me. Crazy.
  18. Most useful text message: “I’ll be there in 5 minutes. If not, read this again.”
  19. Have you ever changed a whole text message just because you didn’t know how to spell one word?
  20. Coolest feeling: half waking up during an awesome dream then falling back asleep to finish it. Sad feeling: not being able to fall back asleep.
  21. Seeing, talking about, or even reading about yawning will often be enough to make me yawn.
  22. It sucks when you rehearse something in your head and it sound so awesome but when you go to say it and sound like you have multiple speech impediments.
  23. When you have gum everybody is your friend.
  24. The biggest and most frequent lie of my life … I have read and agreed to the terms of use.

    Truths

    1. Nothing sucks more than the moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
    2. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger. Actually made up for it a lot in my later years of education.
    3. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? Maybe its just a guy thing though.
    4. Was learning cursive really necessary? Only time I kinda use it is my signature, but its more “chicken scratch” than signature according to my friends.
    5. Online maps really need have an option to start their directions at #5… I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
    6. I can’t remember the last time I was not at least a little tired.
    7. Bad decisions make good stories (and good photos/videos).
    8. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day. I’ve noticed this becomes progressively earlier at the beginning and end of the work week though.
    9. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection… again. Hopefully digital will become viably legal though and we can ditch disks all together though!
    10. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of a program and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my document that I swear I did not make any changes to. Sometimes I want to save just in case but then I worry I’ve deleted something perfectly good!
    11. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring, but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away? Or got so mad that you dared to miss their call they are ignoring you now?
    12. I hate leaving my house feeling confident and good looking and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
    13. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call. Sometimes its fun to come up with creative new names for these callers.
    14. I think the freezer deserves a light as well (I know that some do now… but my old one did not… poor guy)
    15. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would argue that more kisses begin with alcohol than with jewelry.
    16. I wish Google Maps had an avoid ghetto routing option, otherwise known as the “please don’t shoot me” route.
    17. Sometimes, I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it. I think I was probably too naive to grasp the more subtle plot elements.
    18. I would rather try to carry 10 overloaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
    19. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to do something on my phone (or makeup for girls).
    20. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
    21. How many times is it appropriate to say “what?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said? I think 3 is a good choice.
    22. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in line at the front. Stay strong people!
    23. Shirts get dirty, underwear gets dirty. Pants? Not so much. This is why in college my (#underwear)=(#pants)*(20).
    24. Is it me or do high school kids keep on getting dumber and dumber every year? Also smaller and smaller.
    25. There is no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
    26. As a driver I dislike pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I dislike drivers, but in both modes of travel I dislike bicyclists.
    27. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is (or I guess my smartphone now since I keep on loosing/destroying/forgetting my watches).
    28. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and pinning the tail on my donkey. But I’ll bet that almost anybody can find and push their snooze button from 3 feet away in about 2 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time :-P

    If you liked this post, see Truths 2

    New Features! Mobile + Archives + Facebook + Slider

    Hi everybody! I would like to announce a few new features I’ve implemented on my site.
    I’ve created a mobile version of the site for Android, iOS, and Blackberry users. Just visit on your mobile device :-) There is switch on the bottom if you want to switch back to the full site.

    I have also added a new archives page where you can easily browse through all of my past posts. The archives link is available on the drop down menu of my blog or on the sidebar on the right.

    You can now leave comments with your facebook accounts. Currently you can still leave comments without logging in also, but if I get too many spammer comments then I might change that.

    I have also added a featured content slider on the homepage. I’ll be updating it regularly with posts I think is important (like this one [for a couple days at least])

    Let me know what you think of these new features I hope you enjoy them!

    Background scavenger hunt

    WOOT! Just finished updating the website background to include tons of memes, video game characters, cartoon characters and many more little easter eggs! Can you find Waldo? What about Darth Vader? You can find WALL-E  next to his girlfriend of course. Many of these are the result of the hard work of Purlin Beam, so I would like to thank him for his awesome pixelians. Whats your favorite? Hope you like the new background :-D

    The internet please?

    As a follow up to my recent post, I thought I would share my favorite story about dealing with the technology impaired. This occurred back when I was working at an ITS helpdesk.

    Client: I can not access the internet.

    Me: Ok, I can help with that. What have you tried so far?

    Client: I clicked on internet explorer and all I see is this MSN crap!

    Me: That is the internet.

    Client: No this is not! I want the internet.

    I was so stumped for a while, but then inspiration struck.

    Me: Look at the top of your screen. Do you see where www.msn.com is? Great! Click there and delete that text. Now, type www.google.com and press enter.

    Client: Great, thanks so much for your help!

    [update] WOO! My story made it on clients from hell: here

    Photos 4 fam/friends access

    So I have a section of my website titled “Photos 4 fam/friends” where I put photos I want to share with my family and friends. For privacy reasons, I have this password protected. Please use the contact tab to request the password :D Hope you are enjoying the site!

    Most Popular Internet Activities

    My personal top internet time consumers are electronic communication, GOOGLE :) search and everything else, web media (news, video, music).

    I am going to try to incorporate as many of these as I can into a personal blog/homepage as I can. Right now on my website I have personal stuff (resume, art, etc..), random blog posts, media (video, fav wallpapers), recipes, and entertainment (games, gadgets). Do you guys have any ideas of things I could incorporate into my site?

    Activity Percent_of_Internet_users
    who report this activity
    Send or read email 92%
    Use a search engine to find information 89
    Search for a map or driving directions 86
    Look for info on a hobby or interest 83
    Research a product or service before buying 81
    Check the weather 80
    Look for health/medical info 75
    Get travel info 73
    Get news 73
    Buy a product 71
    Visit a local, state, or federal government website 66
    Buy or make a reservation for travel 64
    Surf the Web for fun 62
    Go to a website that provides info or support for a specific medical condition or personal situation 58
    Research for school or training 57
    Watch a video clip or listen to an audio clip 56
    Look for “how-to,” “do-it-yourself,” or repair information 55
    Look online for news or information about politics or the upcoming campaigns 55
    Look up phone number or address 54
    Do any banking online 53
    Watch a video on a video-sharing site like YouTube or GoogleVideo 52
    Take a virtual tour of a location online 51
    Do any type of research for your job 51
    Look online for info about a job 47
    Get sports scores and info online 45
    Get info online about a college, university, or other school you or a family member might attend 45
    Download other files such as games, videos, or pictures 42
    Get financial info online, such as stock quotes or mortage interest rates 41
    Send instant messages 40
    Look for info about a place to live 39
    Download computer programs from the Internet 39
    Pay bills online 38
    Download music files to your computer 37
    Upload photos to a website so you can share them with others online 37
    Look for information on Wikipedia 36
    Send or receive text messages using a cell phone 35
    Look for religious/spiritual info 35
    Play online games 35
    Listen to music online at a website 34
    Read someone else’s online journal, web log, or blog 33
    Rate a product, service, or person using an online rating system 32
    Use online classified ads or sites like Craig’s list 32
    Log on to the internet using a wireless device 30
    Listen to a live or recorded radio broadcast online, such as a newscast, sporting event, or radio show 29
    Categorize or tag online content like a photo, news story, or blog post 28
    Search for info about someone you know or might meet 28
    Pay to access or download digital content online 28
    Share files from own computer with others 27
    Download video files to your computer 27
    Participate in an online auction 26
    Research your family’s history or genealogy online 25
    Download screensavers from the Internet 23
    Chat in a chat room or in an online discussion 22
    Download computer games from the Internet 21
    Create content for the Internet 19
    Download a podcast so you can listen to it or view it at a later time 19
    Make a donation to a charity online 18
    View live images online of a remote location or person, using a webcam 17
    Use an online social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, or Friendster 16
    Sell something online 15
    Take a class online just for personal enjoyment or enrichment 13
    Participate in an online discussion, a listserv, or other online group that helps people with personal issues or health problems 12
    Send or receive an invitation to a meeting or party using an online invitation service 12
    Take a class online for credit toward a degree of some kind 12
    Create or work on your own online journal or blog 12
    Take material you find online—like songs, text, or images—and remix it into your own artistic creation 11
    Buy or sell stocks, bonds, or mutual funds 11
    Make a phone call online 8
    Go to a dating website or other site where you can meet people online 6
    Create an avatar or online representation of yourself 6