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Words of wisdom from Mr. Rogers

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there are still so many helpersWhen I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

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It seems that if more visitors are what you want to log
a sure-fire way to get them is to add poetry to your blog.

It doesn't even matter what it is you have to say
it's just a fact of blogging that they'll read it anyway.

You see I've done my research and statistics tend to show
inserting clever poems will help your hit-count grow.

The secret of this technique is to include within the rhyme
all those magic little keywords that get them everytime.

Talk about the girls they'll see with hardly any clothes
or how by working from your home your income steadily rose.

Mention how without a charge card you'll help them get a date
or if their rent is coming due you'll help them pay it late.

Be sure to mention kitties and cuddly puppy dogs
and how you met your soul mate by kissing many frogs.

If you want to get the techies then resort to iPhone Five
and introduce the wonder app that makes it come alive.

Offer them a link to download the latest movies free
and the current TV programs that they click right [here] to see.

Let them know you understand just why they hate their folks
or promise if they look around they'll find the dirty jokes.

Promote the many web-cam feeds real people have to share
or how a secret you possess will help them grow more hair.

"Monetize your website without the use of adverts"
will get you bloggers quicker than "FREE PORN" will get the perverts.

But one more bit of free advice before this blogger goes,
be sure to let the reader know you believe in UFO's

I mean really - "I've been abducted but my memory's kinda hazy"
is just the sort of turn of phrase that drives statistics crazy. 

I hope that I have helped search-engine-optimize your pages
by using this sage wisdom you'll dominate the web for ages.

masodo

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Yanoff's Here - Know where to go.

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One of my latest projects has been to peruse the Technorati blog listings in a quest to find quality content creators to feature "In The Spotlight." There are surprisingly few blogs that catch my attention and those that do must strike me as truly unique and exceptional to make it into the spotlight. Perhaps someday I will attempt to quantify those characteristics that are required to spotlight a website but for now, suffice it to say, it is simply a case of "I know it when I see it."

Oftentimes in my searching I come across sites that seem interesting. While opting not to spotlight them I will instead to add them to our "Links" section. Thanks to these links I am reminded to revisit them in the future and possibly bring them some deserved attention (without having to resort to constructing a Spotlight post proper.) One such site is Homepage - Koos van den Hout.

You can learn more about Koos by visiting his website and to get a feel for why I was attracted to his site you should check out his "World wide web links" page. The Koos van den Hout - Links Page is a spectacular collection of internet suggestions that brings to mind the Yanoff list of yore.

Scott Yanoff

Many of today's World Wide Web users probably have no concept of life before Google. Oh sure, there were Yahoo, Lycos and AltaVista but in the early and mid-1990s, before the use of search engines, the Yanoff List became an essential tool for Internet users. The list consisted of Internet sites listed alphabetically and grouped by subject acting as a type of Internet Yellow Pages containing hundreds of FTP, gopher, and Web locations relevant to each subject. Users of the Internet in the early 1990s would eagerly await the latest version of this list.[source: wikipedia]

Scott Yanoff (pictured right) is an IT manager and web developer who was a key person in the early days of the internet, most notably for creating and maintaining the Yanoff List, an alphabetical list of internet sites.

If you happen to be one of those who have never started your web surf session with a copy of Yanoff's List of Internet Services you have missed an interesting bit internet history. I have linked to several editions of Yanoff's List below. Check them out - who knows? - some of those listed services may actually still be functioning (but I wouldn't count on it.)

Enjoy these "blasts from the past."



Do you have any other issues of Yanoff lists? Won't you please add them to this collection?
Post in comments or email webmaster@BlogDogIt.com. Thanks!

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Portal Calculated in 25KB

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Portal's physics engine rebuilt in 25KB
— on a graphing calculator

 

A student's years of coding work allows us all to calculate with portals.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/

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Spotlight[Science]: Physics Buzz

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Physics Buzz at Physics Central

Physics Buzz

Physics Fun and Science News. Socks Optional.

 

Curiosity detects organic compounds,
but are they Martian?

Today, scientists working on NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover released some of their preliminary results from soil samples taken on the red planet.


Curiosity's first scoop at the "Rocknest" area on Mars.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS


They made a number of intriguing announcements, including the detection of simple organic compounds — some of the building blocks for life. There's a very important caveat, however. These compounds may have hitched a ride from Earth, and scientists don't have definitive evidence that the compounds actually originated on Mars.

[Please Continue...]

 Source:  http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/

 

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Spin Kitty

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Another classic illusion from the Mighty Optical Illusions website.

Spinning Cat Optical Illusion
You control the direction of rotation with your mind!


Source: Mighty Optical Illusions

Spinning Girl optical illusion was the one responsible for skyrocketing our traffic back in the old days. Then we have received Spinning Man version. Unfortunately that one didn’t gain as much attention, I hoped it would. Let’s see if spinning some cats helps. User called Pech Misfortune (oh, the irony) created this animated gif using ImageReady in addition with 3D Studio Max. The illusions is simple – all you have to do is see the cat rotate in both directions. At first you may think it’s impossible, but after some practice you’ll soon be able to switch the direction with each round. I’m also interested to hear your comments about the original direction you saw the cat spin at? When I first saw this, it appeared to move clockwise. Now each time I see it – it’s just the opposite (concentrate on it’s tale to switch).

Scoop: Mighty Optical Illusions(c) is a website dedicated to optical illusions, magic tricks and puzzles. And the best thing about them, they’re free! Yes, free free free pictures free images! Single sentence describes this website perfectly: "When the perception turns against you!". Providing regular updates, giving quick and easy aces to our database makes our guests coming back. We are growing fast and giving our best to keep the throne of Internet leading Optical Illusion website.

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Have some Regrettes - Don't Talk Back

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Don't Talk Back - Regrettes

 

Regrettes Band

 

The Regrettes are a Columbus, Ohio female-fronted soul and R&B revival band. Their stock in trade is the raw, rootsy sound of early Stax records, the pounding rhythms of Motown and the vocal delivery of luminaries like Aretha, Martha and Etta.

Singers (and tambourine Jedi masters) Mehgan Hutchinson and Lizzy Morris trade sultry harmonies and lines about love, revenge and all the complicated emotions in between. The rhythm section of drummer Adam Scoppa and bassist Dan Barnes provides a sturdy backbone for James Allisons agile keys and Dennis Tanner's economic guitar work.

The Regrettes are not content to jam on a spineless soul-funk groove on a Sunday afternoon in the park. Their songs are fierce, nuanced and suited for sweaty, late-night floor-filling congregations baptized by alcohol. Hot tub after-parties should be expected.

Source: http://www.theregrettes.com/


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From The DogHouse Manifesto

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I enjoy visiting those sites that have the dubious distinction of having been included in BlogDogIt's "In The Spotlight" section. After all, it is because these sites "strike a chord" with yours truly that they have been singled out in the first place. I sincerely hope that you too enjoy visiting these folks and keep BlogDogIt in mind as your gateway to unique, entertaining and informative content culled from the internet at large and our friends in particular.

Case in point: presented here is a featured post from our recently spotlit friends over at BuzzChomp.com. Many thanks to them for letting me run with this in exchange for my reminding you to keep an eye on them.

So without further ado, enjoy this bit-o-brilliance from The DogHouse Manifesto...

Your Gun Will Never Lick You

By [BuzzChomp]
 
Dog House Manifesto

In the big book of the DogHouse Manifesto, CHAPTER 86: COMMON TRUTHS ABOUT DOGS AND GUNS.
Paragraph 3C-Gii states, and I quote: “Your dog will relieve himself, chew up, and/or defecate on your furniture, rug, or area carpet only if it is really expensive, or really inconvenient. You’re gun will never relieve itself, chew up, and/or defecate on your furniture, rug or area carpet, but it will never be glad to see you, and your gun will never lick you.”

I’ll bet you’re wondering why I’m telling you this? I have a neighbor across the street named, Jack. Jack is about twenty years younger than me, is married, has a couple kids; an 11-year-old boy named, Jack Jr., and 14-year-old daughter named, Jackie, except spelled with the letter ‘Q.’ Okay, so Jack and his wife, Jacqueline, are either really self-absorbed, or not very imaginative! Speaking for myself, I don’t really care which…

So, last week Jack Sr. pays me a visit. We’re sitting in the DogHouse listening to some old school tunes; Jack’s drinking a beer, I’m having coffee, Eightball is snoozing away in his daybed, and out of the blue Jack asks,

“What kind of gun do you think I should I get for home defense?”

I swallow my coffee, and peer at Jack over my glasses. I am waiting for the punch-line. When there isn’t one, I asked him,

“Well, that depends… what do you know about guns?”

Jack shrugged his shoulders nonchalantly, drained his beer, crushed the can and feigned a sitting jump-shot from his lounge chair to my recycling bin. Eightball flinched, growled, yawned and then went back to sleep.

“What’s to know? You load it. You point it. You pull the trigger, and it goes bang! Simple, right?”

Simple? Yes. Right- only kind of- but the very idea was just wrong, wrong, wrong.

[ You Must Continue... ]

Source: BuzzChomp.com

 

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Spotlight[Entertainment]: I Still Want More Puppies

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I Still Want More Puppies

 

The 7 habits of highly irritating dog walkers

Do you want to be an irritating dog walker? The kind that others see on the street and are immediately annoyed by? If so, today is your lucky day!

For one day only, I’m offering a free primer on how to be an annoying dog walker. By employing these seven simple tips, you too can be the bane of your neighborhood! (Keep in mind, to really be the most irritating person on the block, you should use all of these tips in combination with each other. One or two just won’t be effective enough.)

Before we start, I’d like to introduce you to today’s instructor:

Bella at the vet

Now, get out your pencils and start taking notes. Or don’t. Maybe you’ll turn out to be an annoying student too.

  1. First, do you have a smartphone? Any cell phone will do, but a smartphone will really help you up your game. When walking your dog, play games on your phone or check Facebook. Don’t pay attention to your dog. At all.
  2. Get a retractable leash. Although leashes are for losers (see tip #3), you may occasionally need one. Use a retractable one, but don’t worry about locking it. Combined with tip #1, you’ll be well on your way to Mayor of Irritation Town as your dog sprints into the street, gets tangled around other people/dogs, and generally creates chaos wherever he goes.
  3. Speaking of losers, let’s talk about leash laws. They should really call them leash suggestions, am I right? Seriously, those laws are for people who can’t control their dog – they weren’t meant to apply to you. Your dog is just fine. (Advanced students: combine with tip #1.)
  4. Repeat after me: “Don’t worry, he’s friendly!” You’ll want to master this phrase, so that you can shout it at your neighbor when your off-leash dog charges towards a child or other dog (maybe even a service dog). It’s not your fault that the child is scared of dogs or that the neighbor’s yappy little pooch is dog reactive. Your dog just wants to say hi. Just remember the magic words: my dog is friendly. You are now absolved of any responsibility.
  5. Don’t teach your dog a proper recall. This is especially important if you intend to let him off leash and will be playing with your phone. Safety, schmafety. Your dog will listen when you want him to, right?
  6. Let your dog poop in your neighbor’s yard. If he’s a male, let him mark every single mailbox in the neighborhood. If he’s off leash (see tip #3), go the extra mile and let him pee on your neighbor’s welcome mat. People love that.
  7. Speaking of poop, don’t clean it up. It’s organic matter, right? Picking it up would just be a waste of that quality manure. It’s the circle of life, and your neighbors are just being prudish. As they say, everybody poops! Some people might complain about stepping in it, but they should really just pay more attention. (Note – I’m aware that this tip might appear to be inconsistent with tip #1, but I’m confident that you can text while watching where you’re going.)

There you have it. If you follow these seven easy steps, you’ll be well on your way to losing friends and alienating people. If you’ve ever wanted to be the most annoying dog walker in the neighborhood, now is your time to shine.

Do you have any additional tips for my erstwhile students? If so, share them in the comments and then go check out the Monday Mischief Blog Hop!

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Source: http://www.wantmorepuppies.com

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Spotlight[Entertainment]: The Ralph Account

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My Photo Welcome to the Ralph Account. Now in its 5th year. It's a “pulp” blog, an experiment; a broadcast of social media marketing and personal brand building. I like to promote things, I am a marketer, a story teller, a creative non-fictionalized spewer of stuff, on the topics of food, drink, fitness, entertainment and adventure.

 

Confidence found in recent late night Gunshots

It's not every day you wake up in suburban West St. Louis County, in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots. 

That was the case last night when, out of a pretty decent slumber, I heard the first rounds.  Six in a row, back on the hill behind our house.  We have deer back there, and the first thing that I thought of was what I always feared--someone would want to take out a couple of my incredible bucks. Yes, we take ownership for them,  because they are part of our lives.  They are beautiful creatures. 

This time of year the males start their rutting, and they bulk up in to pretty decent specimen's.  They keep separate from he doe's, skittish.  It's like they understand, regardless of being in the middle of suburbia, that they could be shot at any time because of their male stature.

We heard shots again, and this time they seemed closer.  While I got out of bed, I heard my wife opening and shutting the back door.  She had already gone out to take a look and try to put a stop to what was happening.  When I joined her, I noticed that she was on the phone with someone, others had heard the shots, others were calling the police and security up on Logan Universities Campus, up where the deer live.  I told her to come inside, after all, who knows whether a stray shot could make it over to the house.  We had always thought that this would happen. Nobody knew what the heck was going on.

Security said the shots sounded like they were coming adjacent to the grounds on the north side of the property, and that others had wondered if it were poaching or some other type of crime being committed.  Back inside, I was acutely aware of every sound outside my open window, the shots had subsided.  In minutes a county helicopter could be heard in the background. 

As things calmed down, and with confidence that the problem had been handed over to the authorities, I wondered about how the media would respond to gunshots being fired in our little utopia of East Chesterfield.  Perhaps it wasn't deer the shooter was after, perhaps it was murder?  Who knows what happened?  It wasn't that long ago that a home invasion yielded the death of a woman up on Clayton Road.  Anything can happen now days.  Regardless of the neighborhood, we are certainly not immune to this type of thing.  I committed the rest of the night to being on guard.

While laying in bed with the gunshots still fueling my bewilderment on what had just occurred, John Carney spewed all sorts of things controversial from the the radio on the Big 550.  I am indeed a late night listener and it was obvious that I would not return to sleep.  My heart still beating from the adrenalin, a comment filtered in: ."Cardinals huge win in the 9th over the Nationals just minutes ago".  In that distance, the sounds of distant fireworks suddenly became pronounced coming from neighborhood's all throughout the county.   While my wife and I laid there laughing at what had just occurred I swore it would be the last time that I would count the Birds out in 6, ifyouknowhatimtalkinbout. 

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 Source: The Ralph Account

 

 

 

 

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