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My Tumblr roll!

Hi there, I’d like to let everyone know that i’ve got a super active Tumblr roll going on and have added to the header nav. I still like to surf and read. Happy reading looking!

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Inspiration

How To Blog

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This just inspired me to become a better blogger. Action coming soon.

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Blogging

I’m trying to blog a little more after a while. Much to my amazement, a person named Ehren Cheung made a mention of my blog.

I’ve always enjoyed aspects of writing but I know I don’t claim same level of penmanship like Shakespeare or Faulkner, more like Ernest Hemingway, so I guess it’s fortunate that we have blogs where simple, clear and concise writing is only needed, If you’re new to blogging or just starting a blog, check out the Bloggeroid site.

I’ll end this post with a link to what makes for a good blog.

1. Good blogs have a voice. Who wrote this? What is their name? What can I figure out about who they are that they have never overtly told me? What’s their personality like and what do they have to contribute — even when it’s “just” curation. What tics and foibles fascinate make me about this blog and the person who makes it? Most importantly: what obsesses this person?

Gives me something to think what I want to make of my blog.

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Blogging with Textmate

This is cool, blogging with Textmate editor, using xmlrpc protocol.

100,000 hits

A milestone happened today. I’ve hit six figures, 100,000 hits, on my website.

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I remember when I first started this blog, the only statistics was coming from me. Two sure facts about blogging. People use the Internet to find information, so make it useful and easy to read. Then, keep it updated—just about anything and make it interesting and original—in other words, just be you.

Thank you all for stopping by!

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Tony Pierce

http://www.tonypierce.com/blog/bloggy.htm

if theres one trend that i despise it’s the rise of the Make Money Blogging blogs.

im going to be headed to austin for sxsw in about 10 days and i know im gonna run into people who are either gonna ask me for tips on how to make money blogging or introduce me to some of these make money bloggers and im just gonna take another sip of beer and head back to the bbq. (lol)

theres a word for people who try to make real money blogging.

its the same word they have for people who try to make real money fucking. (haha!)

lost.

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7 Ideas to Make Blogging Your Creative Habit

By Valeria Maltoni

Good stuff!

Forget your buts, maybes, and all the other defeatist thoughts it doesnt take extraordinary talent to be creative. It takes discipline. Set daily routines for yourself, and transform what you thought was just a stroke of genius, the spark of a rare moment into a habit your creative habit.
It takes work, and it takes commitment. When you decide to blog for money it takes healthier doses of both do a reality check with Darren Rowse and ProBlogger. The good news is that it is possible for you, too. If you are willing to loosen up a little.
To be creative, you need to know how to prepare to be creative. Its about much more than quality of presentation, its about being able to bridge between what you see in your mind and what you present to the world skill is how you build that bridge. And you build your skill with practice.

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Search terms to my site

Not a very long ago, I start tracking what people have been searching that leads to my site. I put down 100 search terms below. There are more than 13,200 search terms.

You can go to this page to see full results.

1 The Death of Ivan Iiych story written by Leo Tolstoy
2 deaf in korea
3 wayne betts jr funny
4 "flat panel TV" "best time to buy"
5 whitetail snowboard
6 no sound from rebuilt mini ipod
7 Lenovo Opti Desktop PC
8 blackberry pearl cannot hear
9 cool quotes + This too shall pass
10 free calvin & hobbs snowmen wallpaper
11 significance of white blackberry pearl
12 sushi asl
13 wayne betts jr. deaf
14 honda civic ep hatchback review
15 auto life expectancy bmw 325i
(more…)

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Back to blogging

Not exactly sure what happened but it appears that the bug has been lifted off. I’m back into blogging again and I hope it will be one long streak before I break it off again later. My goal is simple: make information a bit more useful, especially on Deaf topics and I’m also trying to write more reviews.

Less talk, more actions.

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Kottke.org’s first post

Jason Kottke’s blog just turned 9 years old. His first post was on March 14, 1998, so that is quite a long time! He’s like my blog idol and when I saw his first post, it’s exactly why I started this blog and to develop my web development skills too.

Why

I decided I needed to start writing things down. Because I forget. Because I think better and feel better when I write. I used to write often but got away from it. So here it is again. But you ask: “Jason, why not keep a private diary?” Because I’d never keep up a private diary…I need to force myself to write this. So, I made it into content. Since it’s content, I feel obligated to keep it up-to-date.

See these games I have to play with myself?

He got my respect because he posted a link about how Deaf people prefer to be called deaf or hard of hearing, not deaf-mutes or hearing-impaired. He also mentioned about how Deaf people are using YouTube to communicate with their first language, ASL.

It’s true. I do feel better when I write. Gotta keep blogging!

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Tags Cloud

I’ve been meaning to add this really cool plug-in called Tags Cloud and finally got around to it. What supposed to be about thirty minutes of getting this plug-in to be functional has turned into a 3 hours efforts. A big chunk of that time consumption was updating posts with tags instead of being in categories and I’ve still got about 300 posts that are still untagged. Ugh. But as you can see, it’s soo much better than categories and much more flexible. When I write a post, it can be a little hard deciding which category it should belong to and it also might overlap with other categories. Tags are much more clicking-friendly too, as shown in the sidebar. It’s similar to the delicious website.

You can pretty much tell what things I’m interested in and my identity, according to the “Tags Cloud”. Obviously, I identify myself as a Deaf person and Korean adoptee next. Ofc, I love cars and traveling. I had a nice time re-reading through those posts. It gives out same feeling when you’re looking thru your old pictures and go “oh hey, I remember this…”

I remember I had one good discussion with my friend, Jason. We discussed and realized that writing or blogging is really vital to us because by the time we grow older and closer to the end of our life, it’s gonna be all what we will have left and our memory not so sharp. Our pictures, papers we wrote, posts we typed, the “documentation” of our life. Sure, there will be people who would remember how or what we were like and pass on stories but it’s nothing like writing because we share our thoughts and feelings as we try to record what we went through life. That’s a major reason why I decided to blog at least everyday.

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Some irrelevant site updates

I decided to change a bit to my website, moving the “clickadelicious” section to the bigger left column to give it more room and increase its clickability. I realize I spend a good part on finding good links. It’s like finding treasures in the sand with my metal detector. So that’s my worthless reason to move the section.

I’m working on adding a “Flickr”-like photo gallery and as soon as I populate the folder with pics, I’ll post it up and you can start making fun of my amateurish photos. I have pics from the Washington DC Korean Meetup where I met an unofficial Hangul tutor. It was fun and I got to eat cow intestines and drank five shots of Soju. More on that later.

I realize I’m not writing as often as I should, or at least this rule of thumb says so. It said that if you want to attract more visitors, you should write not once but twice a day, so that your readers will know you have something new when they click onto your website or blog. Eh…

The weather here sure is playing a game with us. Last week, it was well over 80’s for most of the week and I began seeing real serious legs flip-flopping on sidewalks as I cruised down the streets with my sunroof open. Ah, spring time! But this week, the temperature went down below 60s and I had to step outside first to see if it’s warm enough to wear shorts. Otherwise, I go back inside and put on pants.

My friends are hooking me to diss work early and go play disc golf with them. I’ll do my best to sneak out of cubicle. :-)

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Website Redesign

As you can see, I’ve redesigned my website after working on it for a few days. Now, it’s ready for showing. I’m a big believer in simplicity so I feel that this design suits my style well. I’ve added another page to the website–about me. I’m currently working on a contact form but I’m not sure if I should add that page because we have emails and comments as a means to contact each other. I guess when I happen to be in the mood, I’ll add the contact form to the navigation menu, :-) I think I’m going to give it (the redesign fiddle) a rest and focus on blogging more often so you guys will have something more to read.

WordPress is really starting to take off (it has been already downloaded one hundred thousand times) and more users are contributing to the development of WordPress. One is a theme switcher and there’s a theme contest. Some of the themes are quite good but I think I’m going to stick to my own design, at least for now. I’m becoming addicted to plug-ins that give more features or help enhance your website, like I used Crossianga to automatically post in Xanga for those who are members. Now, I’m gonna have to wipe off the dust on my practically brand-new Sony camera and start populate my website with images and snapshots of who I am.

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How to blog by tony pierce

http://www.tonypierce.com/blog/2004/06/how-to-blog-by-tony-pierce-110-1.htm

This link just won the best essay about the blog or web log. Highly recommeded for anyone who regularly blogs or want to make their website better.

Here’s some of the excerpts and my comments to that:

1. write every day.

2. if you think you’re a good writer, write twice a day.

True, this will keep your weblog interesting and someone will know that you’re gonna have a new entry into your blog and that keeps drawing your visitors. It also means you’re constantly thinking and contributing your thoughts.

4. cuss like a sailor.

Hmm, can see why as it keeps your weblog humorus and not to be taken too seriously and reveal your true emotions too.

12. link like crazy. link anyone who links you, link your favorites, link your friends. dont be a prude. linking is what seperates bloggers from apes. and especially link if you’re trying to prove a point and someone else said it first. it lends credibility even if youre full of shit.

Makes sense, it encourages making connections, :-)

14. remember: nobody cares which N*Sync member you are, what State you are, which Party of Five kid you are, or which Weezer song you are. the second you put one of those things on your blog you need to delete your blog and try out for the marching band. similarilly, nobody gives a shit what the weather is like in your town, nobody wants you to change their cursor into a butterfly, nobody wants to vote on whether your blog is hot or not, and nobody gives a rat ass what song youre listening to. write something Real for you, about you, every day.

In other words, be yourself and don’t be such a fake-ass.

17. people like pictures. use them. save them to your own server. or use Blogger’s free service. if you dont know how to do it, learn. also get a Buzznet account. several things will happen once you start blogging, one of them is you will learn new things. thats a good thing.

My bad. I gotta put up more pictures here; I even have a brand-new Sony camera. :-(

21. write open letters. make lists. call people out on their bullshit. lead by example. invent and reinvent yourself. start by writing about what happened to you today. for example today i told a hot girl how wonderfully hot she is.

Be honest and don’t hold back.

22. when in doubt review something. theres not enough reviews on blogs. review a movie you just saw, a tv show, a cd, a kiss you just got, a restaurant, a hike you just took, anything.

Ok, will do more reviews from now on then.

29. dont apologize about not blogging. nobody cares. just start blogging again.

30. read tons of blogs and leave nice comments.

I’ve heard of that blog so many times. Will do my best to read blogs as many as I can and leave comments often. :-)

Hope you’ll do the same. Peace out.

Is there such a job for web-surfing?

I must admit: I spend a good part of my day on web-surfing. Whether you think it’s geeky or an awful way to spend your day. I know for one thing. I can’t stop web-surfing. It’s like an addiction. I find a joy in finding cool or useful websites, i.e. “Hey! you gotta see this webpage.” and drag my friends to see what’s showing on my widescreen flat monitor. It’s like finding your keys after it was lost for 2 days. That kind of euphoric feeling. Google is currently indexing a little over 7 billions pages weekly. 7 billion pages? And we’ve only scratched 1 percent of them. Isn’t that kinda sad? So I suppose it’s my goal to scratch a little more than 1 percent and find some cool stuffs.

I wonder if there’s such a job for web-surfers and make recommendations and spread the knowledge. Although I have a job at the government, I probably only do 4 hours of real work and the rest on web-surfing. I’m aware that Google has researchers who “googles” information. I’d love to do that. One thing about me is that I can almost find ANYTHING through the internet. Sometimes, my friend and I would play a game and see who would find the information first. “Haha, I found it first before you did.” or “Can’t find it? I have it on my screen, wanna see it?” with my face grinning broadly.

Well, if you know of a job that web-surfs, lemme know!

    Some good websites to check out:

Mobissimo.com: This website parses your flight search through travel sites and airlines websites (about 80 of them) so you don’t have to go to each website to get the quotes.

techbargains.com: This looks for good tech stuffs on bargain, mostly Dell deals.

Gizmo.com: Latest tech products information

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