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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Accidents at two Ukrainian mines kill 37 — RT

Accidents at two Ukrainian mines kill 37 — RT: "A heavy blast at a coal mine in Ukraine's Lugansk Region and an accident at another mine in the Donetsk Region, also in the east of the country, have killed 37 people and left at least six others injured.
The explosion at the Lugansk mine happened on Friday night almost a thousand meters below the surface and is thought to have been caused by gas. Twenty-eight miners were underground and 26 of them are reported dead, while two others have been hospitalized with burns."

TheWritersCafe.org » Big Mac Attack

TheWritersCafe.org » Big Mac Attack: "My first encounter with the world of nutrition took place in the mid 80′s when a biology professor of mine at Queens College starting talking about the inhumane treatment of chickens raised for slaughter along with other information regarding using hormones on these animals that really become reduced to machines to produce meat for our dietary needs. Now mind you I had just left one of the finest Respiratory Therapy programs being conducted by UCLA hospital in conjunction with Santa Monica College. It was not because I was squeamish, or because the study was too rigorous it really had more to do with how most of the patients requiring our care had gotten there. You guessed it, cigarette smoking. It may have been just too much for me, when a patient right after getting a bronchosol treatment administered via an aerosol mist which he inhaled over several minutes then requested a permission to have a cigarette and then was allowed, might have been just a tad too much irony for myself."

ConsumerFinanceReviews.com

ConsumerFinanceReviews.com: "With unemployment numbers extremely high, everybody is looking to make a few extra bucks these days. Many people are turning to work at home programs... But, which ones are REAL and which ones are SCAMS?

Platinum Online Revenue just had to find out... So we set out to do some research ourselves. We came across a testimonial by Jessica Meyer of Lubbock, TX."

What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying - Grief Support at LegacyConnect

What to Say to Someone Who Is Dying - Grief Support at LegacyConnect: "There are other options if the person is able to go out in the world at least some of the time. You might suggest an activity, such as a movie. A comedy or a film that touches on a deep interest of the patient (such as politics or sports) might be good medicine. You can discuss the movie’s pros and cons afterward. A walk in the park and/or conversation in a cafe are other possibilities. Think of open-ended questions to ask, such as “How is acupuncture working out?”"

The Summer Rock Went Dark

The Summer Rock Went Dark: "darkest divas with the death of Amy Winehouse. Beyond music, the news hasn't been much better with record-breaking heat, lingering global financial crises, and mass killings (in Norway of all places). We look back at the tumultuous summer of '68 when the world seemed to be coming apart at the seams and rock 'n' roll began to get a bit strange, scary and downright depressing. Written by Alan Goldsher. Originally published August 2008."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens reviewed: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford lasso extraterrestrials. - By Josh Levin - Slate Magazine

Cowboys & Aliens reviewed: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford lasso extraterrestrials. - By Josh Levin - Slate Magazine: "Cowboys & Aliens shows the obvious faults of the buy-now/write-later approach. It's all hat and no cattle. It's also, simultaneously, all goo and no spaceship. Instead of merging the Western and the sci-fi genre to form some new, transcendent class of popcorn fare, Cowboys & Aliens just regurgitates the conventions of both genres. Double the high concept, quadruple the clich├ęs."

Edit Photos In the Cloud - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Edit Photos In the Cloud - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: "The death of the hard drive is upon us. As more and more people and Internet companies turn to The Cloud (a non-local storage location for data) for their daily computing activities, massive storage systems in personal computers are becoming less and less necessary."

*Denise's Genealogy/Adoption Page*

*Denise's Genealogy/Adoption Page*: "I'm an advertising sales representative for our local daily paper called The Petoskey News-Review. I love antiques, am a University of Michigan fan and enjoy watching TV. There's a picture of our dog, BRANDY, on another page. Go visit her webpage and you can even take the *Brandy WebDog Quiz*.
Since the summer of 1995, I've been doing genealogy research after I started discovering old photos and letters and postcards at our ancestral home at Walloon Lake, MI, featured here in the summer and during the winter."

Website Popularity, Traffic Rank and the Long Term Tool

Website Popularity, Traffic Rank and the Long Term Tool: "popularity of a website sees it poll in at under 100,000, the alexa charts will fill with statistical information. And even if your site doesn't rank in the top 100,000, there is still a wealth of data that can be gleaned like audience for example. Other alexa statistics are interesting too, but let's"

The Alexa Blog: Alexa 101: The Anatomy of the Traffic Rank Graph

The Alexa Blog: Alexa 101: The Anatomy of the Traffic Rank Graph: "The main Alexa traffic rank (as displayed in the Alexa toolbar) is a three-month rolling average, while the points in the Traffic Stats rank graph are daily. While the daily Alexa Traffic Ranks allow you to see fluctuations in a site's traffic on a very short timescale, the longer-term averages listed on the site information pages (and used for our Top Sites lists) are much more robust and authoritative for sites with low traffic."

The Alexa Blog: Alexa 101: The Anatomy of the Traffic Rank Graph

The Alexa Blog: Alexa 101: The Anatomy of the Traffic Rank Graph: "The main Alexa traffic rank (as displayed in the Alexa toolbar) is a three-month rolling average, while the points in the Traffic Stats rank graph are daily. While the daily Alexa Traffic Ranks allow you to see fluctuations in a site's traffic on a very short timescale, the longer-term averages listed on the site information pages (and used for our Top Sites lists) are much more robust and authoritative for sites with low traffic."

William M. Briggs, Statistician

William M. Briggs, Statistician: "Using statistical predictive modeling, the Democratic Party’s comprehensive political database, and publicly available data, modeling analysts are charged with predicting the behavior of the American electorate. These models will be instrumental in helping the campaign determine which voters to target for turnout and persuasion efforts, where to buy advertising and how to best approach digital media."

Teri's weight loss results chart | Living the low carbohydrate way™

Teri's weight loss results chart | Living the low carbohydrate way™: "Great chart, Teri! As has been said elsewhere, a picture really is worth a thousand words! True of your photos and true of this graphic representation of your weight loss journey. What made you think of running a linear regression and did you do it with spot weights as your data points, or weekly average"

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Creating an image in javascript | Michael Fields

Creating an image in javascript | Michael Fields: "use javascript to work with images marked up in the body of an html document, but sometimes it is necessary to dynamically load them. I’ll do my best to explain how to do this.


To create a new image element in javascript we will use the Image() constructor.

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var img = new Image();
Not much happens when you run this code. All we are doing is creating a new image object named img. To prove this, we can count the number of images in the document both before and after we created the new image object. Here’s how to do it:"

Creating an image in javascript | Michael Fields

Creating an image in javascript | Michael Fields: "use javascript to work with images marked up in the body of an html document, but sometimes it is necessary to dynamically load them. I’ll do my best to explain how to do this.


To create a new image element in javascript we will use the Image() constructor.

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var img = new Image();
Not much happens when you run this code. All we are doing is creating a new image object named img. To prove this, we can count the number of images in the document both before and after we created the new image object. Here’s how to do it:"

Kiryat Arba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kiryat Arba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Antiquity
Hebron is one of the earliest towns mentioned in history, and is the first Jewish settlement. According to the Bible (Numbers 13:23) it was founded seven years before Zoan or Tanis, the most ancient town in Lower Egypt, which means that it existed from the first half of the third millennium B.C. Josephus (Bel. Jud., IV, ix, 7) says that in his time the town was already 2300 years old. It was originally called Kiriat Arba, or Kiriat- ha-Arba (D. V. Cariath-Arbe, Genesis 23:2, 35:27; Joshua 14:15, 15:13, 15:54, 20:7, 21:11; Judges 1:10; Nehemiah 11:25) from the name of Arba, “the greatest among the Enacims” (Joshua 14:15). [10]"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Parameter Handling in Google Webmaster Tools - Website Magazine - Website Magazine

Parameter Handling in Google Webmaster Tools - Website Magazine - Website Magazine: "There is a lot involved in Google’s URL parameters feature but today’s changes aim to help all involved with better handling capabilities. In addition to being able to assign a crawl action to an individual parameter, it is now possible to describe the behavior of the parameter.

Web masters will need to indicate to Google whether or not the parameter changes the content of the page as seen by the user."

Parameter Handling in Google Webmaster Tools - Website Magazine - Website Magazine

Parameter Handling in Google Webmaster Tools - Website Magazine - Website Magazine: "URL Parameters help web masters control which URLs on a site should be crawled by Googlebot depending on the parameters that appear in these URLs. The functionality provides a powerful way to prevent Google from crawling duplicate content on your site."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DotSauce Magazine - What's HOT in domain names and online business

DotSauce Magazine - What's HOT in domain names and online business: "Industry veterans Chad Folkening and John Ferber plan to use a large cash infusion to advance a new domain development platform. Their Florida based domain development company, Domain Holdings has raised $2.9 million in funding as reported by TechCrunch…"

SAN Cloud 9.com | The Place To Relax With Friends- at least for now.

SAN Cloud 9.com | The Place To Relax With Friends- at least for now.: "The only thing we can do, is give our technicians a little push now and then and tell them that this whole project was supposed to have been completed early in May. Of course our best tech happens to be our greatest dreamer, oh and did we tell you, that he is a perfectionist on top of that!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tips on Using the WordPress Featured Image

Tips on Using the WordPress Featured Image: "Checking for a Thumbnail
At times, it can be very useful to check whether a post has a featured image set, and alter the content if not, or display a default image. The function below will display an alternate image if no thumbnail is present.

You would add this code to single.php, index.php and any other template you want to display featured images:"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Link Building 101 - Link Building explained - Yoast

Link Building 101 - Link Building explained - Yoast: "hey're most clear about paid links though: they're a violation of their guidelines and can lead to a ban of your website.
This isn't to say that such links would have an immediate negative effect. In fact, in the short term they might even boost your rankings, as quite often Google has to take manual action to discount those links,"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What is Black Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimization gone bad)

What is Black Hat SEO (Search Engine Optimization gone bad): "f text or links are invisible to the website visitor but can be seen by search engine spiders then they are considered hidden.In the past people would simply make the text too small to read by using a 1 point font or make it the same color as the background. Now that search engines have built in algorithms to combat that, spammers are using cascading style sheets (CSS) to hide text or using
tags set to not display text on the page"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Create a simple ecommerce in 10 minutes- Themes Live

Create a simple ecommerce in 10 minutes- Themes Live: "day we want give you a JS Script to create a simple ecommerce website without databases or programming knowledge required.

SimpleCart is a paypal shopping cart in under 11kb that you can setup in minutes.

It’s lightweight, fast, simple to use, and completely customizable.

You simply need to know some basic HTML knowledge to setup and use this JS Script inside of your webpage."

Press Release - Best Way to Promote a New Online Business (USA)

Press Release - Best Way to Promote a New Online Business (USA): "Social Media Marketing (SMM)
Making use of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace etc.
Creating Optimized Communities, Fan pages, User-Created advertisements etc.Facilitates direct conversation with customers.Location specified marketing on demand.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Makes your website search engine friendly
Make presence of your website in major 135 search engines"

Cloud Hosting | Cloud Website Hosting | Cheap Cloud Shared Web Hosting UK

Cloud Hosting | Cloud Website Hosting | Cheap Cloud Shared Web Hosting UK: "Each Cloud Shared Hosting cluster makes use of a number of different servers and SAN storages. Hosting these clusters in our TIER IV facility eliminates the possibilities of downtime due to power or network outage. Incase of failure of one cloud servers or a storage, all services would automatically migrate from the failed server to other live servers.

With plans starting £1 GBP, you can be rest assured that your hosted websites/applications will be available at all times. The Cloud Shared web hosting plans are available on two operating systems - Linux and Windows."

Designer | Tutorials-Photoshop.com

Designer | Tutorials-Photoshop.com: "500 Web Layouts ebook with Vector Files
5 iDentity Packs (Vector)
200 Vector Backgrounds/Graphics
80 PSD High Quality Unique Icons with 1000x1000PNGs Windows7 Style
12 PSD buttons
100 Styles for Photohsop"

The Importance of Having RSS Feeds To Your Blog

The Importance of Having RSS Feeds To Your Blog: "RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. As the name indicates, you can share the content of your website in an XML format, which is quite easy to access from various resources. There are as many RSS feed readers or aggregators available and they can send the RSS content to the avid readers. What is the biggest advantage of having RSS feeds?"

Chili Pepper Design | Web Design and Development

Chili Pepper Design | Web Design and Development: "Facebook now, but I took the opportunity to play around with custom Tabs and Boxes. Social media in the context of business is all about customer interaction and feedback. Since Facebook introduced the Tabbed Profile and Fan Pages earlier this year it has become a great tool for brands to get their 'social media'"

jQuery Blogger Template Category List Widget

jQuery Blogger Template Category List Widget: "Blogger is a hosted blogging service which allows you to publish your blog to your own URL and create your own custom HTML templates to match your website design. 
I have been using Blogger for this blog for several years, and have been trying to find a good way of displaying a list of categories on each blog page.

As yet I haven't found an official way of creating a category list using the Blogger mark-up code, so I decided to write my own widget to do the job for me."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Review of the Thesis Wordpress Theme

A Review of the Thesis Wordpress Theme: "use either the default css theme or your own custom css file and you can also “tell Thesis” to replace all of the generic links to your rss feed in WordPress with your Feedburner one (though I totally admit to hacking this in by hand myself because I am weird like that).

Thesis also allows you to pick and choose which “pages” you display instead of utilizing a code that simply displays anything you designate as a page. It also allows you to mix and match pages and blog categories in the top navigation header and even allows you to add links to outside sites."

It's a girl for David and Victoria Beckham!|Stars|chinadaily.com.cn


It's a girl for David and Victoria Beckham!|Stars|chinadaily.com.cn: "David Beckham (L) pats the stomach of his pregnant wife Victoria, as they attend the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey, in this file photo on April 29, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]
LOS ANGELES - Celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham welcomed a new baby girl into the world on Sunday, adding a daughter to the three"

About Us

About Us: "which was founded in 1981 and today has a circulation more than 500,000 worldwide.

For readers at home and abroad, China Daily is a popular choice among English-language media in China. It is the only Chinese newspaper that has effectively entered Western mainstream society and is the newspaper most quoted by the foreign press. The paper also has published the largest number of supplements for international meetings in China among all media outlets"

A true time-tested friendship|Op-Ed Contributors|chinadaily.com.cn

A true time-tested friendship|Op-Ed Contributors|chinadaily.com.cn: "Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Il-sung signed the historic Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between China and the DPRK, laying a solid foundation of friendship and cooperation.
This is the 50th year of the treaty, and the two countries have jointly organized a series of events and activities to mark it. The programs are expected to draw the attention of the international community to the importance of the treaty and the traditional good neighborly and friendly ties between China and the DPRK.
Related readings:
 China, DPRK to boost renewable energy co-op
 Chinese vice-premier to visit DPRK in mid July
 DPRK allows China domestic trade cargo to ship via its port
 Trade zone to boost DPRK economy
The treaty has guided the ruling parties and governments of both countries to respect and support each other, consolidate their friendly relations and carry forward the spirit of friendship and cooperation from one generation to another. Without doubt, the signing of the treaty has made an indelible contribution to regional peace and stability."

How to resolve the South China Sea issue

How to resolve the South China Sea issue: "The South China Sea issue is complicated with legal disputes, which should be solved within the framework of international laws, including the Charter of United Nations, the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.
The legal disputes can be divided into two parts: China's territorial disputes with some Southeast Asian countries, and its disagreements with the US on military action in the region. The US claims to defend free navigation in the South China Sea, but actually it is defending its own military interests."

Schmidt's Israeli dream team - Globes

Schmidt's Israeli dream team - Globes: "Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors fund has invested are Israeli.
15 June 11 16:21, Roy Goldenberg
In March of this year, Google chairman and outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt celebrated his tenth year at the giant search engine company, and made way for Larry Page, one of the two founders of the largest Internet company in the world.
One of the goals of installing one of the founders in the company's hot seat is to take Google back to the way it ran early on, in the start-up days. While Google is being rejuvenated, Schmidt is regaining his appetite for entrepreneurship."

The ups and downs of venture capital - Globes

The ups and downs of venture capital - Globes: "The manic
The venture capital industry rises and falls. The past decade has been full of crises and bubbles that have made it manic depressive. We are now in a lengthy manic stage. In Israel, like the US, enthusiasm is in the air, exits are promised, IPOs are huge, and Microsoft Corporation bought Skype for $8.5 billion.
When the mood changes in venture capital, it means that someone is making money."

Foreigners still remain strangers in China|Domestic Affairs|chinadaily.com.cn

Foreigners still remain strangers in China|Domestic Affairs|chinadaily.com.cn: "For decades China was an isolated nation due to the suppression and oppression by foreigners in various forms. It had severe turmoil and civil wars to reach towards the sunny light. The sunny light called 'reform and opening-up' initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978 opened China's doors to the outside world. It was just a matter of a few years before China's economy flourished to gain the momentum of global growth. Today"

CloudShare raises $10m - Globes

CloudShare raises $10m - Globes: "It provides cloud computing services to developers, enabling them to build, manage and share business applications in the cloud. So far, including the current round, the company has raised $26 million.
The round was led by US VC firm Globespan Capital Partners, with existing investors Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Gemini Israel Funds also participating."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The psychology of social media « Digital Sauce Lid

The psychology of social media « Digital Sauce Lid: "I noticed a peculiar thing. A friend of mine who considers himself a social butterfly was gravitating around the room to have short, sporadic conversations with people he knew, introducing them to me as his ‘friend(s)’. I found it odd that, to my friend, these short interactions with no real emotional or experiential profundity constituted what he called a friendship. And in another example of my professional life invading my social existence I began thinking of what the implications of my thoughts were in a social media setting."

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