If you've been pointing directly to http://www.manoogian.net/blog/blogx, change your pointers starting today. I've offcially moved my blog to http://www.paulsblog.net/.
This blog has been pointed to from that link for a while, but it's now officially over there for the taking. This site will remain up and running since plenty of articles are here that are referenced, but all of those articles are at the new site, as well. Actually, articles dating back to the first version of this blog (10/2004) exist at the "new" blog URL. So, there's even more goodness!
At any rate, thanks for reading, and start reading and feeding over at the new location! It's much better looking and offers more options for readers, including great new bookmarking functions for your favorite feedreaders.
Thanks so much!
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Jan 16, 2007 (Only #Websites)
Jan 3, 2007 (Only #Websites)
Maybe you love dogs, maybe you don't. Maybe you love poodles or labs, and maybe you're more just into fish or, a lawn, peace and quiet. Personally, I love dogs. ... and maybe this is one of those "nonsense" posts, but admittedly, it's also a fun technology post, too. You'll see...
We have two dogs. One Chocolate Lab (mmmm, chocolate...) and one very cute Weimeraner. He's a "blue." These aren't the "proper" breed of Weims, but he is the cutest dog ever. We, of course, love them both. Well, as I was flipping through some fun blogs, I stumbled on this one called "The Daily Oliver." It's a webpage devoted to this one man's two Weims. These dogs are beautiful and the scenery in the pictures is just gorgeous. I encourage you to check it.
Maybe I'll feel inspired enough to start my own page... "The Daily Max!" Though, I think I would go with my original page name idea (even long before I saw Oliver's page), it was "Max the dog." ... soon to be a children's book and video game.
I am a huge fan of helping people out. In fact, I love to donate time and resources to as many organizations as I can; especially those in need of health or food.
Child's Play is a charity based in Seattle that donates toys, games, books, and even cash to sick kids in children's hospitals around the US and the world. 100% of all donations go directly to the kids and the hospitals. What makes this charity different than most is that it is supported by gamers and game companies. So unbeknownst to you, your game-playing teenagers may have been doing some good deeds while hunch over their keyboards. My kid, my wife, and I play countless games on many systems, so it's really nice to know that what I would consider a possible "time killer" is actually something that could be saving lives.
Childs Play have raised $963k this year and would really like to make it to one million dollars. Maybe you can talk to your CPA and get them to fudge your numbers a little get in a 2006 donation. I'd have told you guys sooner, but I just found out about it today! If nothing else, they could get a good start for next year.
They have a huge list of corporate sponsors, and countless people from around the globe have already donated. If you're a gamer or if you know one, get your game on and help out some kids in need.
Dec 20, 2006 (Only #Websites)
OK, so it's big news that Pandora now has all this tie-in to "the social" (a phrase that is so bad, but gets such attention that it's doing it's job). Since they've "joined the social" and welcomed many with their ever-cool Pandora streaming custom radio service, their deal with Slim (recently purchased by Logitech), and now this new thing where you can get some socialization features (a la similar to Last.fm), there's something even cooler for those of us that want to walk away with a little music too.
Check out the coolness of Pandora's Jar: Windows only.
You can save streaming Pandora tracks as MP3s with Pandora's Jar, which is a cool new Java-based utility. It has a little bit more finese than the other popular 3tunes, a similar program. Pandora's Jar has an interface (unlike 3tunes), and one that appends itself to the Pandora player (which, in and of itself, is kind of neat). You can save your currently playing tracks with just a click of the "Grab This Track" option, or enable "cruise control" to save all tracks automatically.
Pandora's Jar can also optionally integrate with last.fm (which, to me is almost redundant, but is neat to share your stuff from one place - and maybe I'll turn my last.fm thingy on again) to fetch artist bios, track stats, album art, and other info. There's even an option to automatically add saved tunes to your iTunes library, which, to me, is a serious plus since that's where I keep all of my stuff. Then you can use iScroggler (or whatever it's called) to pick up your changes to iTunes from Pandora's Jar and send them to Last.fm. Whoa! Circular reference!
If you're not a fanboy, rich enough, or someone who survived getting shot at a game store parking lot or Walmart during November, you probably don't own a PS3 right now. If you're one of the ones that thinks it's cool, wants one bad, or can't wait until that million units gets shipped from Sony's manufacturers, then maybe you can hold yourself over with the latest PS3 ads.
If you haven't been lucky enough to see the baby laughing manically, or crying tears of blood, fire, and video games, then you just haven't had the opportunity to view these really weird TV ads; which happen to be available in HD.
If you think you're ready to brave the strange, check out Sony's latest ads in HD, on their website.
[Via: PS Underground Press Release]
If you're an Microsoft fan, and I can be, you'll find that they've got just as many good ideas as the next guy, and then sometimes even more. I love that Microsoft has finally decided to really get behind virtualization. I mean, there are many companies that have done this before, but being able to do this with a native technology from Microsoft, on Microsoft operating systems, is just excellent.
Don't just sit there, get in the game and check out what's new with MS Virtual Server Training. Learn everything you need to know about the Virtual PC and Virtual Server, with this awesome training.
You'll learn great stuff like:
- Learn About Virtualization. What options are out there? How does it work? Why would I use Virtual Machines?
- Install Virtual Server and Virtual PC for FREE.
- Learn what you need to know before setting up your first Virtual Machine.
- Administer your VMs remotely .
If you're interested in MS Virtual Server Training, and you'd like to see a well done video, take a look at this link for a quick demo tour:
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The Search Engine Marketing genius of Apogee has gotten even better in the recent past. As of late, they've just joined themselves to the ranks of SEMPO; a non-profit professional association working worldwide to increase awareness and promote the value of Search Engine Marketing. They've also gotten qualified as an AdWords company through the power of the monsterous big-daddy of all search Google (now a household verb!).
If you're out there looking for ways to use technology to improve your website traffic, I suggest you take a look at Apogee Search. They are known to use marketing solutions which drive qualified, targeted visitors to B2B and B2C websites, and they will generate more leads, customers, revenues and profits for your site than through the simple click-through methods. We all know how ambiguous the visibility is when you're using those methods. I'm not a huge blog, so I can tell you for certain, it's tough getting by with just click-throughs.
If you want the numbers that actually determine sales and profits, you should check out Apogee-Search.com
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Dec 19, 2006 (Only #Websites)
You don't have to be a tech-geek to enjoy optics technologies, but it sure helps!
If you're into these kinds of things (and maybe some things you might not even know are out there) you should check out www.OpticsPlanet.net for their HUGE selection of gifts, and best deals on telescopes, microscopes, spotting scopes, and Digital Binoculars.
They've got everything for the hunter, the dreamers of the night skies, flashlights, and even ballistic goggles. You should check out these wiley x goggles.
But they don't stop there. They've got other stuff, like MP3 players and GPS units, too. Best of all, their selection is HUGE and their prices are excellent! Most items are blown out at 50% off of the list price!
If you're still doing some last minute shopping for the season, or even if you're just ready to get a great new pair of lenses, click on over to www.OpticsPlanet.net!
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Dec 13, 2006 (Only #Websites)
With all of the great stupidity in the blog world, it's only natural that we've reduced an interesting form of communication to something with absurdity.
Bring on the A-List of the blogsphere! Don't worry, this little blog isn't going to be in the top of the Technorati pages, or on Paris Hilton's blog-roll, but I can tell you this: Being a D-list blogger still kinda stings. That's right, it's a shallow attempt at creating Black's fashion world for blogs. But, you can definitely have some fun with it and see where you rank.
Check out this great little Mash-up of technology that brings you this world of Tech AND Nonsense (something near and dear to my heart!). In the world of Entertainment, Pop-culture, and Lifestyle, Kineda brings us the list of the Blogleberty. Which, I'll warn you, is a pain to type, as techno-words go.
Dec 8, 2006 (Only #Websites)
Who doesn't dig a good deal? I mean, really, if you're shopping, you may as well get the price, or at least a lower one than the next guy, right? I like when things are easy, when it comes to finding deals and using them. Playing around with lots of coupons isn't always ideal, but sometimes the pay-off is seriously worth it. Of course, I'm not good with scissors, so maybe that's something else to consider!
My wife and I both make use of Online Coupons on a regular basis. So, it's only "natural" that you get used to using a great site over and over again.
Let's say you like stuff from BestBuy. One of the coupons on this site a $100 gift Card on Apple desktop, notebook, or Monitors. Maybe you're more into biking equipment. So, you alphabetically find the deals for a place like Nashbar (one of my favorite deal places for cycling equipment!).
I've found some great stuff, and I'm sure you will too! Why not check out one of the newest sites for dishing out awesome deals and making them easy to find?
Head over to NCNatural's Coupon Site!
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