Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Post Update: nworbxela

Back in December, I posted this about a Google experiment. The experiment relates to how search engines rank websites on keywords. In this case, our keyword is a made up word - and when the experiment was started, google produced no results.

I am currently ranked 37 on google for this search term. Click here to see. Click through to me and we will watch my link rank increase. Aren't you just so happy you get to contribute to this?


New Sidebar Addition

If you take a peek over there ------------------------->
you will see a new addition called "My evil del.icio.us links".

It you haven't checked out del.icio.us, then you really need to. It's a "social" bookmarking website. Patrick, what is social bookmarking, you ask? Well, reader - lets take a "for example": I am reading a cool article on how to skin a cat. Normally, if I liked said article - I would just bookmark it for future reference.

4 reasons del.icio.us is better then that:

Reason 1: Bookmarking a link only allows me to access the bookmark on that specific computer - and I use 3 computers.
With del.icio.us, I can access my bookmarks from any web connected computer.

Reason 2: When I bookmark that site, the title will probably be something like "About.com, Achives September 2005, Feline Stuff". Will I remember to look under this title when searching in my 1000 bookmarks? No.... and then those links become useless. When you bookmark with del.icio.us, you can assign key words - or tags - to every bookmark. So, when I bookmark this article about skinning a cat - I would assign tags of "Cat" "Skin" "How.To" "To.Do" "To.Blog". Then I could search my tags for any of those words and find the link again.

Reason 3: There are millions of other people using del.icio.us. They have already read about, and tagged other articles about skinning cats. I can search their tags for subjects and see what the community came up with.

Reason 4: del.icio.us/popular. My favorite stomping grounds. This is where del.icio.us places the most popular links of the day, ranked by popularity. It's sort of "World News Tonight" meets the internet.

So, in summary - when I post something to my del.icio.us account, it will automatically appear on the sidebar. Come back every once in a while and stalk me.

AAAAAAAAaaa rrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnhhhh, HHHurrRRRRRRRRnhhhh.

This blog is hilarious!!!!

If you live in my world. I love it. People never cease to amaze me!!!!!

Next time you see me, ask me to do a Chewey impression, I really do a good one.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rectum? Damn near killed him!

Here is a great list of real URL's where the registrar clearly didn't think about the words put together!

1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous:

2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and views: http://www.expertsexchange.com

3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:

4) Need a therapist?

5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:

6) Gas central heating anyone?

7) New to Milan and you need electric light? Why not sign up on-line with
Power-Gen? http://www.powergenitalia.com

Andrew of Vinci

My buddy Andrew, started this blog about his artwork. He is a very talented artist, and if you took note of the title of this post, you would be on the right track on just HOW good he is.

The story goes something like this: Vinci, Italy and Allentown, Pennsylvania USA are sister cities and an art piece that Andrew did is currently hanging in the city hall in Vinci, Italy!

Oh, and he moves copiers the size of a Volkswagen like a champ.

Take a peek at his work, and post a comment encouraging him to give us more!!!! There are too many blogs out there that haven't been posted to in 3 months.

Google, MSN and Yahoo in a blind taste test

Being a Google fan, I was more then happy to try this "blind test" of the most relevent results on the three major search engines.

Simply go here and try a search term. It will give you 3 results, and you select the most relevent. Of course, you don't know which one you are chosing, so Google lovers like me can't cheat.

Let me know what you came up with.

P.S. That's not me and Beck!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

New Game. Not for the weak!

I've had lots of friends tell me that they liked the other game I posted... well wait until you try this one!

It gets harder and harder.... almost surprising.

link here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

From the "Genius!" Department

Google has changed the world. Really. What we thought before means nothing now. We live in a new world.

Take this idea for example. Sell the roof of your building for advertising on Google Maps. For $10,000!

Yeah. I just smacked my forehead.

Story here. Google map link here

Monday, January 16, 2006


Breaking News: Kaitlyn got her first tooth today!

Only took 8 months!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Talk about addictive! The good thing about Escapa! is that if you are really good, a game takes less then 20 seconds.

Yeah... my best so far was 7.something.

Good luck... and godspeed.

Thank you Uncle Joel for our new outfits!

Kaitey Bird!

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Dry Ice

I got a delivery from Omaha Steaks for a Christmas present (thanks Kathe!), and it had dry ice in the cooler with a BIG WARNING not to mess with it.

Kind of like a jumping cholla cactus, I couldn't resist myself. But, that's a story for another day.

Monday, January 9, 2006

Sunday, January 8, 2006

"Gimme a Coke - AND a coffee!"

The Coca-Cola Company announced that it will launch Coca-Cola Blāk in January in France, the first of several countries – including the United States - that are expected to introduce the new Coca-Cola and coffee fusion in 2006.

"Coca-Cola Blāk is an invigorating and stimulating blend that has a perfect balance of the effervescent taste sensation of Coca-Cola and natural flavors, with real coffee. The lightly carbonated, mid-calorie beverage, which is designed to appeal to adult consumers, is yet another example how The Coca-Cola Company reaches out to new audiences and addresses new beverage occasions."

According to www.waterandcoffee.com:

"Coffee is the worlds most popular beverage. More than 400 billion cups are consumed each year. It is a world commodity second in trade only to oil."

Guess Coke has something there.

Recognize Me?

MyHeritage.com has some pretty cool software. You upload a picture of yourself and it analyzes it's database of faces. Apparently, if you wear glasses, it includes them as part of your face - so I got some pretty interesting results:

In case you are wondering from left to right:

Me, Elton John, Elvis Costello, and... William Hung?

I'm not really sure how I feel about that. Gotta be true, it's on a web site!

link here

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

The Million Dollar Homepage - Own a piece of internet history!

I can't stand it. I can't stand that people come up with the most simple ideas and become millionaires. Yes, MILLIONAIRES.

This guy decided to sell some ad space on a web site. You buy a pixel for a dollar. It stays on his site for a minimum of 5 years. The only requirement is that you buy 100 pixels - a mere $100.00 investment.

How big is 100 pixels? Below is a screen shot of an ad 100 pixels (10 pixels tall by 10 pixels wide). I erased all the other ads around it so you can see it all alone. Look close, it's up in the left corner. I made a little red arrow pointing up to it.

His first sale was on August 29th, 2005 and to date, he has sold 999,000 pixels. Yeah - that's $999,000. What about the last 1,000? They are for sale on Ebay. Oh, and the current bid is $23,200.

From his FAQ:

Are you genuine/is this a joke?

I am completely genuine and although this site might be funny in various ways, it is not a joke! I really am selling pixels for $1 each, because I don't want a monstrous debt when I graduate. I am pixel hustler and proud!

Some people have even asked if I am actually 21 and going to University. Fair question I guess. The answer is of course yes, as this photo of me and my uni acceptance form should prove to any doubters:

Alex Tew with UCAS form

The Million Dollar Homepage - Own a piece of internet history!