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Best of Both Worlds – The Story

First steps When I started blogging a few years back, the easiest name to remember was www.blogger.com (AKA: blogspot). The article where I read about blogs did mention WordPress as well as some other name. But I chose to try my luck on www.blogger.com. Few years and a hundred odd posts later, I decided that blogger was not challenging enough and I decided to dip my toes in www.wordpress.com. But as soon as I tried it out, I realized that it was much more restrictive than blogspot. I continued posting on blogspot until my earlier attempt at webdesign paid off. The Reward When I tried my hand at having my own website, the hottest name was Geocities (RIP). When they shut down their services and took off all the websites that were hosted offline, Dream Host offered me 2 years of free hosting along with a free domain name. And …

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Zemanta

One of the browser plugins that I have come across that makes your blog posts, e-mails rich in content is Zemanta. You can get it as a bookmarklet as well as a plugin. I prefer the plugin as it will recognize the page that I am on, new post page in WordPress, Email compose page etc, and adds content to a side bar based on what I am typing. It will also detect keywords in the post so that you can insert links to those posts automatically. I have been using Zementa for a while now, but never thought about posting about it until I came across this post from Rose. Keyword linking: This is probably one of the best feature of Zemanta. I post on various topics, but that does not mean those who are reading it will know about it. They might want to find out more about …

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How to prevent malware infection on your computer

I work on other people’s computers, removing virus, spyware, Trojans and a lot of other trash. In most cases, I would also help fix some small issues with Windows or other programs on the computer. Day in and day out, I see people coming in with their computer infected with the latest malware. Ever since I got my first computer, almost 10 years ago, only once have my computer been infected. That happened when I tried to run a program that came from a very bad website (I was trying to download a crack while half asleep.) 😉 Until now, I tried to keep my work away from my blog, but since this might be helpful to many people, I have decided to post some suggestions. Anti-Virus: I have never had a happy relationship with these programs. They slow down my computer and sometimes are temperamental. Most of the time, …

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I got Gmail

The good news is that I got a Gmail account. The bad news is that I got fever. I was really in a bad mood yesterday, mostly due to my condition. It is starting to rain very heavily here. High wind and a heavy downpour. The day is gonna be a washout. 😉

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Worst Pickup lines

Get a load of this. I got this from a site. 30 worst pickup lines. – I’m here. What were your other two wishes? – Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? – Nice dress. Can I talk you out of it? – That dress would look great – on my bedroom floor. – I may not be Fred Flintstone but I could make your Bedrock – I seem to have lost my telephone number, may I borrow yours? – Get your coat, you’ve pulled. – Here’s 20p. Call your mum and tell her you won’t be home tonight. – If you think you’ll regret it in the morning, we could sleep until afternoon. – Is it hot in here or is it you? – Does God know you’ve escaped from heaven? – I think I’ve seen you on the cover of Playboy. …

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Starting a blog; The Inertia

I have written on several blogs, but every time I start a new blog, I have an inertia, a starting problem, which cannot be attributed to a specific reason. It seems that all those things I wanted to post on a blog, so that I won’t forget them, have vanished from my head. What an irony; I start a blog so that I can recall the idea’s which I get from time to time, and so that I can improve upon it, after sometime, with fresh inputs, but when I post on a blog, I don’t even remember what I wanted to post. Very well, what I have forgotten is now the past. At least I have started the blog. Now all I have to do is wait till those ideas comes back to me, or else till new ideas storm into my brains and make the gray cells twinkle …

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