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Thanks for 1/2 a million views!!

Wow, can’t believe it has been almost a year and a half since I ventured into the world of blogging! What started as just a hobby… well is still a hobby haha, but still continues to be a rewarding experience. I have been wondering what to do for this occasion… this post will be the 992th one though, and with all that content I’m sure some posts have been missed by users so I’ll do a bit of a best of __ style. But first… a bit of celebration!

Yes, victory baby meme, success is sweet. Onward to the post!!

But maybe not everyone knows there are other categories too!

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200th post! (walking on water, benefits of laughter, emo truck)

I’m so happy that my little blog here is doing so well. Feel a little bit like I am on walking on water here.

Remember, coming to this website is beneficial to your health. See this awesome info-graphic below for proof (benefits of laughter).

Hope you keep on coming back and keep on telling your friends about my site or else I will be sad… like this emo truck:

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Rubbing a boo-boo, swearing, stubbing same toe twice…

Q: Does rubbing a boo-boo really make it better?

A: Yes! Pain signals are sent to the brain by special receptors, called nociceptors, which are sensitive enough to distinguish between a bruise and a scratch. If you rub or caress a wound, receptors for other types of sensations will start sending out their own signals -drowning out the pain signals of the nociceptors, like one voice getting lost in the crowd. The result? The pain lessens, and maybe even goes away. So let Mommy kiss that boo-boo!

Q: Can swearing help?

Yes again. There’s good scientific evidence to suggest that cursing like a sailor can numb your pain. In a recent study, participants were asked to hold their hand in icy water for as long as they could. They could either say the same neutral word over and over while their hand was in the water, or they could repeat a swear word of their choice. The people who cursed reportedly felt less pain, and they were able to keep their hand in the water longer. Scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes the phenomenon, but they’d swear by it.

Q: Why do you stub the same toe twice?

A: There’s more at work here than just bad luck. To understand why you stub the same toe twice, we need to look at the thalamus, the part of the brain that interprets pain signals. If the signals last for a while, the thalamus eventually starts to ignore them. This is called habituation. Unfortunately, when the thalamus starts to ignore pain, it also ends up ignoring other things, like where exactly a body part is in space. Not knowing exactly where your stubbed toe is can make you clumsy, and you can wind up hurting yourself again.

Above info is from mental floss, so go visit their website if you are interested.

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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 😀

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Best of Clients from Hell

I’ve been enjoying the great stories over at Clients from Hell, and thought I would share some of my favorites here.

Me: “Now just clear the cache memory in your browser in order to see latest changes we made to your website.”
Client: “What browser?”
Me: “Well, you probably use Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer to access the internet.”
Client: “No, no, you’re mistaken. We go directly to internet.”

Website user who couldn’t find an article emailed our help desk. We sent him the link to the content he couldn’t find.
Client: “Please change the letters in your email to blue, so I can click the link.”

Me: “Unfortunately some of the images you sent over cant be used as they are the wrong file type.”
Client: “Oh, okay. Which files?”
Me: “The animated GIFs.”
Client: “So why can’t they be used for the brochure?”

Client: “Why is the text slanty?”
Me: “It is in italics.”
Client: “No, it is slanty.”
Me: “It’s called italics.”
Client: “I don’t care what you call it, make it stop.”

“I want to build a website that appeals to the Amish people.”

Client: ”So they say that art is a passion. Do you really think that it’s right to charge someone for something you’re passionate about?”

“We’ve identified our target audiences. They’re 50% female and 42% male.”

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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 😀 Hope you are enjoying the site!

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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
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