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How to Blog September 10, 2008

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Just started blogging?

Need some good advice from experts?

Here’s a good link that talks about 1000 things a blogger has learnt. Click Here to view that article.

Just to give a tast, here’s the first five:

  1. Blogging is not ‘writing a blog’. Blogging is linking and commenting. Any writing is a bonus.
  2. Regular posting is important…
  3. But quality posting is even more important. Spending a week or more on a single post can be one of the most important things you ever do.
  4. First knowledge, then analysis, then ideas.
  5. A picture is worth a thousand words. More importantly, a picture is worth a thousand words in two hundred countries. The fact that readers don’t need to speak English to understand what you’re communicating can make a word-free post – or at least one with a good image – your most successful one.

Universcale – Measurements of the Universe September 8, 2008

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“From the nanoworld to the universe – the worlds we measure using our infinite yardstick”

Have you ever wondered whether ‘amino acid is bigger than DNA’?Or whether ‘Angle Falls is bigger than than Pyrmid of Egypt’? if ‘Jupiter is bigger than Saturn’? ‘how far away is the Orion Nebula from us’?

With this interactive and informative tool my Nikon, we can gain deeper understanding of measurements with in our universe from the limits of the universe 13.7 billion light years away to the unseable building blocks of a nucleus, the proton at 1fm (1 Great Primordial).

Click here to take a look at this great tool!

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/universcale/index.htm

Addiction – Wasted Youth September 5, 2008

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What is the meaning of life? Many great philosopher has nibbled on this question with out being able to give an exact answer.

The truth is everyone’s life is so different and so variant, each with it’s own meaning. That’s what makes people’s life interesting, some so interesting that people will write about them, such is the case with biographies of famous people like Andrew Carnegie.

And many, through reading these biographies, are able to learn and improve the lives of their own.

Everyone has their problems with adiction, and I’m not afraid to admit that I too have my share of being adicted to comics. So off I set to search for stories of people with similar problems, to inspire me to do better. There’s an article I found which I would like to share: “Drugs rip dreams, then life, from pregnant teen” By Steve Damish ENTERPRISE MANAGING EDITOR (http://southofboston.net/entreports/heroin/day1.html)

It’s a touching story of a teenage girl who was a scholarship student, and a tallented dancer who ended up lossing everything including her life and her to be born baby, because of her uncurable addiction for Heroine. She was so far ahead of everyone, yet lost it all because of her addiction. Because she had lost command of her own self.

May we learn from these stories and never loss command of our self.

Breaking News – US Election Nominee September 4, 2008

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I have no idea I’ll be in the running for the US Election!!! =D

Support is growing for Jack Dragoon and would take the US Election by storm! 😉

Vote for me! Vote for me! =P

http://www.news3online.com/index.php?code=694Hs0f50mB3Fuv9rr25

Did you sleep well? Sleep and Blood Pressure. September 3, 2008

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Did you know poor sleeping quality and shorter sleeping time may increase the odds of high blood pressure (hypertension) later in life?

According to researchers, writes the article from American Heart Association (http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=496): “the odds of elevated blood pressure increased 3.5 times for those with low sleep efficiency and 2.5 times for those with sleeping periods of less than 6.5 hours, even after adjusting for gender, body mass index and socioeconomic status.”

Not only could high blood pressure kill the person, it is also said that they will have a drastic effect on one’s brain. They usually accumulate more and more holes in their brain over time, leading to more cognitive impairment, brain injury and memory loss.

Some advice for a good quality sleep:
1) Keep away from electro-magnetic interference to your brain by keeping electronics away from your bed.
2) Don’t do anything too attentive just before you sleep, this is what causes most dreams (when your subconscious is still active when you sleep).
3) Do something relaxing before going to sleep, such as listen to music, meditate. Make sure the brain is calm and relaxed before sleeping.

sources:
http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=496
http://www.smart-kit.com/s56/high-blood-pressure-and-memory-loss/

First day on the job October 10, 2006

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Yesterday, I just started my new job.

Following a breif introduction, all the new staff were ushered into the meeting room for a offical introduction of the business. The meeting lasted for 1.5 hours, and one of the things that rose my interest the most is: company staff actually have meetings with the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) one to two times a year to get an overview of the legal aspects of being an employee, what things we can say, and what things we can’t.

For someone who grow up working in small companies, this seems to be really fascinating.

For some of you, ACCC is where you go when you are unsatisfied with the product/service you received from a particular business. But not only does the ACCC deal with Consumer Rights, if also deals with Business Rights & Obligations, Industry Regulation and Price Monitoring and Mergers & authorising anti-competitive conduct

Not only does the site provide regulations, it is also a helpful place for tips and information on a whole range of areas related to Business Competition and Consumers, included are: ‘Petrol Price Cycles‘ through out Australia (no more guesses about when’s the cheapest time to buy petrol), GST-inclusive pricing (how it all works, and what’s unlawful), Search engines (what are meant to do and how they work).

Look around, and you might find something that you were seeking the answer to since years ago. The site is even available in simplified chinese! 🙂

Wondering how users are using your site August 23, 2006

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Site monitoring and statictics is one of the common needs of companies these days. If you have ever owned a part of the World Web Web, I am sure you would have though about how good it would be get gain some insight into how users use your site, your blogg, your journal, and so on. What things interests them the most? Where do they like to click? How do they navigate through the site? What functions provided by the site do they use the most? Such and such.

The Answer

In order to gain the demand of the ever growing web users, many companies have now set up sites,giving user the options to view in great detail on the site traffic, how many people clicked a certain link, was the user redirected to the site from a search engine, where in the world is the user located in, and a variety of advanced functions like setting up a ‘funnel’ to see how many users is navigating the site as you would like them to.

One of my favourite free site tracker is [analytics.google.com]. An other one is [http://www.crazyegg.com].

Legal Sidenotes

While site trackers meets the needs of web site creators, it is a different story for the web users. Note everyone likes the feeling of having everything they do on a site tracked, and this raises a concern to privacy. However due to my limited knowledge, I am not able to go into detail on this as of current, so if you would like to add some comments in regards to this topic, it would be more than welcome.

Technical Aspect

Most site trackers work with the user having to add some code to their web pages to enable user traffic information be send to the tracker as web users navigate through the site.

One major draw back with this is the time it takes to load a page. The site, now burded not only with sending the user contents of the page, but it has to also fulfill the needs of the site tracker, causer longer page loading delays.

What are your views about site trackers? Do you use site trackers? How do site trackers affect the world today? Know any good site you would like to share? Have your say by commenting to this post below.

Hello world! August 5, 2006

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How irronic, I am thinking of ‘time’ and I have ‘time’ in my blog page title, and here I am wasting it….. *sigh*…. I better stop now, nothing is too late unless if the person thinks it is. (by believing you have lost even before the battle has began ascertains one’s loss.)

I’ll try to put good quotes up every so often. 🙂