thoughtful words for a thank you note : Realody.com

Get Posts By Mail! Popular Posts
Enter your email address:

Archive for April 16th, 2008

Free Cool Domainer's Tool

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

A Domainer is someone who buys and sells domain names on the internet. A domain name is like “misinterpreted.org” or “SupermanLives.com.” This is virtual real estate, and people make a lot of money at it. Well, some people. A lot of good domains were taken early on, but there are still ways to find yourself some hidden gems.

One of the most interesting things about domaining is that you can get lucky when you find a valuable domain name that has expired. For whatever reason, the current owner didn’t pay to keep it for another year. You can snag it up and park it, put up a web site, sell it, or let it age…

But how do you find good expired domains? Network Solutions just invented an incredible tool. It’s an RSS feed creator that you can use to generate a simple, easy to read feed with info on upcoming expiring domains.

It’s awesome. Visit their feed creation page, input a few details, and you’re done.

Let’s try finding domains that include the word “myspace”…

Ok, here are the results. Neat! There’s hottestmyspacepics.com, yesmyspace.com, myspacehelpforparents.com… Wow, this tool is really helpful.

So if you’re interested in domain names and would like to try out this crazy new domain name RSS Feed, simply head on over to Network Solutions and get started today!

Added AdSense To The Blog

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

After a few months of blogging without AdSense, I've finally decided to add it to my blog.

Let's just see how much I've made in the last hour…

Ok, logged in… $1,873.49!!!! Not really…

To be honest, I'm not logged in at Google at all! I'm not there, I'm here. I'm writing this post! Ha ha ha ha ha ha…

So the question is, does a blog look more or less professional with ads on it? I think it all depends on design and placement. But there's definitely something to be said for conformity (that is, conforming with other blogs).

And I see that a few of them have The AdSense…

Spring Vacations

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Wow! It’s finally starting to feel like spring. I can’t believe how long it took for the snow to melt! It was like it turned to ice! But now that the weather’s better, it’s time to make the most of it with a spring vacation.

The greatest spring vacation I had while visiting Chicago was pretty simple. A few friends and I took our time visiting the major sights, but really spent most of the break in all the great local restaurants. Boy, there sure is a lot of good food to choose from in Chicago! Great hot dogs, great pizza, great everything! Mmm, mmmm….

Some people, finding out that there isn’t an annual Ferris Bueller parade, need a little help finding things to do in Chicago. Like maybe sightseeing tours? That’s where Trusted Tours & Attractions comes in. This company can offer you discount tickets to the best tours for sightseeing in 23 cities nationwide. Discounts are especially important now that the economy has declared its turbulence to be real instead of imaginary. So if you’re searching for ideas regarding how to plan your vacation, like trying to figure out things to do in Las Vegas, Trusted Tours and Attractions can help you.

If you sign up for the Trusted Tours eNewsletter, you’ll be entered to win a Handheld GPS device. But you better hurry, because this special promotion will be over on Monday, April 30th (2008!).

Keep Your Head Down

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I saw on the news yesterday morning that a good Samaritan had pulled over to the side of the road to help someone. That someone killed the good Samaritan and stole his car.

I recently read something similar online about a woman, or a woman and a man, who were trekking across Europe in search of the "good" in people. I believe they too were murdered.

I remember the "Don't Tase Me Bro" incident, where a college kid went off on a diatribe during a John Kerry event, and was subsequently chased, caught, subdued, and then it would seem unnecessarily tasered. One might argue that the policy of the College Cops was to get a perpetrator on his stomach by any means necessary. In the video, it looks like the college guy is about half on his stomach, and slightly leaning to the side. His hands were already cuffed. And then they zapped him.

Anyway, I remember seeing in the news (during the somewhat intense coverage that followed the incident) that reporters were shocked about how the college kid's peers did extremely little to help him. Using footage to back up their argument, you could see what appeared to be a stifling of the 1st amendment by a brutal authority. (Although it could be argued that the guy was an idiot and deserved to be shut up, but either scenario seems to melt into the other in a "Total Recall" way.) Meanwhile, the local citizenry (meaning students sitting 4 feet away and watching) does nothing. Well, not totally nothing. One girl started yelling as the cops continued about their business and ignored her.

It all just makes me wonder what kind of a world we live in. I'm the kind of person who takes into consideration some pretty horrible possible outcomes in any given situation. Like, "If you do this, then this bad thing might happen…" "Oh please, that's just paranoia." I don't seriously expect the worst outcome, it just pops into my head as one of many possibilities.

I guess a lot of people are buying into the paranoia…

Or should be, given the first two events I mentioned here.