Restart Your Computer

When was the last time you did this?
How many times a week to you do this?
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For those of you out there that know all the serious reason why this is important please tell everyone else your secrets!!! I’m a strong believer that it’s a common miss-understanding that computers were built to run for eternity with out ever having to Restart Your Computer.

For those of you that have the question of “How Offten Should I Restart My Computer“, honestly I think it’s up to you and what you do on your computer. I tend to restart my computer every morning, I don’t honestly know the technical reasons why, but I know there are many processes that happen when you shutdown and start/restart your computer.

Apart from serious software issues a daily restart is kinda like brushing your teeth. You can go 1 day with out it, but after 3 things start to get stinky…

Some Well Known Blogging Resources

This evening I had a chance to meet up with a bunch of great people who are here in Franklin, TN for a Conference call recreate. We had a great time and it turns out most of them are bloggers. It made me want to meet more people that read or see twittering, so I thought I would share a few common resources for bloggers.

Here are a few well known resources that you should check out if you’ve never heard of them. A little some thing to wet your whistle on Wednesday.

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WordCamp is a little something special for all you WordPress fanatics that wish there was a way to meet people who love the blogosphere as much as you do. I’ve still yet to go, and I’m sad about that. All the same it’s worth 5min to look at.

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Here is a something that I think the couch potatoes out their would enjoy. well the Blogging couch potatoes… They call it “Your Visual Resource for All Things WordPress“. There’s plenty to see and plenty to learn, so dig in, grab a bag of fritos and start watching.

Cool, Free Flickr Stuff

flickr_med.pngI’ve been doing some research here and there over the last week or two and have been ankle deep in flickr the whole time. I’m not a flickr wizard, but I did find a few sweet tricks I thought you would be interested in. Most of these have been around for a while, so it’s nothing “Hot off The Press”, but cool all the same.

I also figured I would share with you the two plugins that I’ve found to be the most usable that will help you pull your flickr pics into your WP Blog.

Keep in mind, there are probably thousands of flickr apps, plugins, javascripts and whatNot to keep us happy for years with our flickr. So!, if you have any good suggestions lets hear it.

My Top 2 Flickr WP Plugins

  • flickrRSS Plugin – Great for adding widgets to your sidebar. Also works with wpTouch for the iphone.
  • Flickr Photo Album – Brings your flickr account to your Edit Posts Page & More. There is a lot to this plugin,, I only use it to bring my flickr to my edit posts page.

Online places for Flickr Galleries

Flickr

flickrSLiDR

Slideoo

enjoy :-)

Blogging 101 | It’s a Post not a Blog

Do you know the answer to this question. What is the difference between using the term “Blog” and the using the term “Post”?

If you are an “Author” of a “Blog” than you are a “Blogger”. As an “Author” you “Publish” content one “Post” at a time to your “Blog”.

When you announce that you have written new content you should say something like this:

  • “I have a new Post out”
  • “Just Published a New Post
  • “Check out my Latest Post
  • “My latest Blog Entry is a Masterpiece, Go Now”
  • “Just finished the worst Blog Post ever, I should delete it.”

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  • “New Blog up, Go Now”
  • “Just finished a new Blog check it out.”
  • “My latest Blog is a master piece, You’ll love it.”
  • “Just wrote the best Blog ever in my entire life, better than you ever.”
  • “I Blogged a Blog and Blogged it to my Blog, You should Blog it!” Doe!!!

What am I getting at?

Don’t say stupid things like “I just finished a new Blog“, unless you actually just started a new Blog at Blogspot.com or WordPress.com or TypePad.com…. Do you see my point! The word Blog is talking about a specific Blog associated with a unique URL.

  • Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Blogged
  • Post, Posting, Posted

This has been a message of Blogs for Blogs Network

Hesitation

If there is one thing I think we will all realize time and time again is that there are a number of things in life you should not hesitate to do.

It always seems to be the small things that catch my eyes, the easy things. There are a million analogies and examples of this with how and why etched in explaining all of this, but your experiences are probably more fitting. So I won’t get into that, I’ll leave that to you.

But how about this, if you hesitate this week remember it. Even if it’s a small cliché thing like holding a door open or helping that old lady, or drinking more water. Whatever, just remember it for next time you hesitate. How many times will I hesitate befor I just start doing them.

And You?

Our Kids Technology

worlds_first_airplane_2.pngOver time I don’t think any one could deny the fact that the technology we’re worinkg on right now are just play things to our Kids.

What will happen over the next 20yrs as these kids develop. Yeah, yeah, flying cars and microchips blaw blaw blaw… Let’s move past that typical crap and be realistic. What happens to a generation that uses communications and plays with technology from the time their able to hold it in their hand.

From age 2 kids these kids have touch screen toys popping digital bubble wrap, and watching their Pops play labyrinth with an Accelerometer rather than a marble. Their parents have always had a device that’s either in their hand, pocket, purse at all times.

Basically I’m curious about how the younger generation will take our greatest achievements and turn them into daily items.