Men on the Bus, vol. 1

 

For everyone that missed this, here is a special treat. The writing on this post is fantastic. I was going to re-blog this when I first read it, but I figured I would let rest for a few days. Some of you may have seen this already, but I’m sure many of you are ready for a truly good read.

How Do You Live?

The question today is of no importance to many people, in fact most don’t even wonder, as they live just fine. Most have jobs they either enjoy, or al least put up with until a better opportunity presents itself. Most of you live in decent housing, with all of the amenities required for getting along on a day-to-day basis.

Many have a decent vehicle, maybe not new, but not so old it would be considered obsolete. In the movie Armageddon, it was pointed out, the Russian Space Station was 11 years old, and most of you have cars not even half that age.

Are you living in an area you desire, or are you somewhere, only due to circumstance? I know some of you grew up in the town you are at, and it’s inconvenient to move away from friends and family. Everything you are is because of where you are. Why change a good thing?

Have you ever wondered about how others are living? I don’t mean your Facebook friends, I mean people you have never considered thinking about. Which people do I mean? Everyone in your neighborhood lives pretty much as you, nice house, decent car, okay jobs, enough food, hot and cold running water, electricity, cable, internet, and a basic acceptance of the rest of the neighborhood.

Suppose things changed? The company you work for decided to outsource the work you have been doing, and in fact they have decided to downsize big time. Everyone you knew at work no longer employed, and in point of fact, the job you did was suddenly as obsolete as an abacus.

Suppose you no longer could afford the car, the power company payments, the internet, or cable, water, sewer, garbage, or the mortgage? How would you get along then? No longer able to use your phone, as $100 a month is just too much all of a sudden.

A “catch 22 ” jumps into the equation, as you cannot even get a job without an address, or phone! I know, because I have been there. Those homeless people you’ve heard about, are in that position. No phone, or car, no home or job. No assistance because they’ve lost the things most consider, trivial things.

A person cannot apply for the basic support items, as they no longer have an address. I know you’re thinking those people can get help from a local shelter, but those shelters have rules too. The rules are different from place to place, but all to often, the homeless, or helpless folks aren’t able to apply for help, due to the rules.

The people who are in that position also have their baggage. Yes they’re homeless for whatever reason, and contrary to popular belief, it was not simply a choice! They aren’t in these circumstances because one day they decided to quit paying the bills, or decided they wanted a change.

Most of these people are in that situation due to circumstances they really had very little control over. A fire destroyed the house, and insurance was too expensive, because all of those wages went into feeding children, and living expenses, we all take for granted.

Look at your own bills. Could you have what you have, if you only made minimum wages? How would you live? You would knock some of the frivolous expenses out of the picture, so you may continue to manage. Which bills would you forgo, to ease your burden? Phone? Insurance? Food? Cable? Water, power, sewer, garbage? Vacation? Recreational activities? Your toys?

What toys am I talking about? Snow mobile, Atv, Jet Ski, Motorcycle, Bicycles standing in the garage, Downhill Ski gear, Sporting equipment, Boat, Surfboards, Exercise equipment, Electronics? I can keep listing excesses, many here in this country have. If you sold all of that would you be able to save your home, for long enough to be able to get back on your feet?

So, I have a challenge for you. Tell me what you would do, what you would go without, how you would change crappy circumstance, to make your living conditions better. Will you do that, and tell me How You Would Live?

Here is something to brighten up this subject….

Tracy Chapman – Give Me One Reason (39th Grammy Awards, 1997)

Blue Screen Of Death

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I once had a problem ( sounds like an old Beatles song ) and had to fix my old pc, the hard way. It took me two weeks of looking up information and calling various computer geeks and manufacturers. None of these folks would help me unless I was willing to shell out a pile of bucks.

 

 

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To find out what’s causing the blue screen / programming conflict, you’ll have to : Turn off the computer.
Press the start button and immediately press the F8 key ( several times ) until you get one of the ADVANCED BOOT MENU screens.
Follow all prompts to get to Safe-Mode.

In Safe-Mode open all of the programs you normally use, including all of the programs in your start-up folder. ( Some programs will not open in Safe-Mode ) If the problem that caused the blue screen hasn’t showed up, you can figure the default settings for the operating system are all fine.

Safe-Mode doesn’t run all of the programs on your system, ( only enough to run Windows ) so if the problem isn’t found in Safe-Mode, you’ll have to go through all of the programs on your system.

In Safe-Mode you can check out what is in your computer in the way of programs and the processes involved with them.

Safe-Mode does not let you connect to the Internet, so I had no idea the problem I was having was with a conflict between the wireless devices. I kept trying to start my computer in different modes and removing unwanted programs and apps.

Had I really recognized what was happening when I tried to start the system, I could have saved myself tons of messing around. The trick is to turn on the system and watch the computer come to life. As each start-up program comes to life, an icon in the tray displays that it is ready and then the next one comes up. ( There may be as many as 50 or 60 processes trying to start ) I saw the Netgear program try to start, and then the blue screen, but it was one of the last programs to load up. I should have watched the start-up closely from the beginning and paid attention to what was trying to load up.

Once the conflict has been eliminated your system should act just fine again. If you’ve removed programs and decided they weren’t the problem after all, try to re-install them, but make a log on what changes you are making. That will help if the blue screen comes back! Keeping a log of the changes you make to your system and the reasons for it, can make a real difference as to how your system operates. Just as you’re always told to back up your work, meaning make back ups, you should create a log of all changes to your computer, and refer to it when something doesn’t work the way is should.

Rusty Garner-Smith

05/09/2012

The ideal length

https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-ideal-length-of-everything-online-according-to-science
The ideal length of a tweet is 100 characters
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The ideal length of a Facebook post is less than 40 characters
40-character posts received 86 percent higher engagement than others.
It was found significant advantages to ” question posts ” between 100 to 119 characters.
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The ideal length of a Google+ headline is less than 60 characters
In the last update, Google changed the layout of posts so that you only see three lines of the original post before you see “Read more” link. In other words, your first sentence has to be a gripping teaser to get people to click “Read More.”
The ideal length of a headline is 6 words. We tend to absorb only the first three words and the last three words of a headline.
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The ideal length of a blog post is 7 minutes, 1,600 words
(A photo-heavy post could bring the average down closer to 1,000. Medium’s seven-minute story on ideal post length was filled with images and graphs and contained 980 words.)
What it means is that it’s worth writing however much you really need. Don’t feel constrained by presumed short attention spans. If you put in the effort, so will your audience.
The ideal width of a paragraph is 40-55 characters. ( that’s the length of my previous statement) Content width can give the appearance of simplicity or complexity.
Content width is key to maximizing reader comprehension. The ideal paragraph length, in this sense, would appear simple to the reader and allow for easy reading.
The problem is, to ensure maximum comprehension and the appearance of simplicity, the perfect line length ranges between 40 and 55 characters per line, or in other words, a content column that varies between 250-350 pixels wide (it depends on font size and choice).
Forty and 55 characters per line means about 8 to 11 words.
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The ideal length of an email subject line is 28-39 characters. The general rule of thumb in email marketing is to keep your subject line to 50 characters or less. The exception was for highly targeted audiences, where the reader apparently appreciated the additional information in the subject line.

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Open Rates

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Top Open Rates

 

 

 

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The ideal length of a presentation is 18 minutes. The science behind this 18-minute mark comes from studies of attention spans. Scientists seem to agree on a range of 10 to 18 minutes for how long most people can pay attention before they check out.
It [18 minutes] is the length of a coffee break. So, you watch a great talk, and forward the link to two or three people. It can go viral, very easily. The 18-minute length also works much like the way Twitter forces people to be disciplined in what they write. By forcing speakers who are used to going on for 45 minutes to bring it down to 18 minutes, you get them to really think about what they want to say. … It has a clarifying effect. It brings discipline.
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The ideal length of a title tag is 55 characters
Title tags are the bits of text that define your page on a search results page. Brick-and-mortar stores have business names; your web page has a title tag.

 

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Recent changes to the design of Google’s results pages mean that the maximum length for titles is around 60 characters. If your title exceeds 60 characters, it will get truncated with an ellipse. The design change can be seen below where a formerly ideal title has now been truncated.

 

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Title Length with Keywords

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The ideal length of a domain name is 8 characters.
It is short
It is easy to remember
It is easy to spell
It is descriptive or brandable
It does not contain hyphens and numbers
It has a .com extension
An Alexa report that looked at the domains for the top 250 websites. The results: Over 70 percent of the sites had domain names of 8 characters or less, and the average number of characters per domain was just over 7.
https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-ideal-length-of-everything-online-according-to-science
This information by Kevan Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HTML Tutorial 3 – Adding Images & Backgrounds To Your HTML Website

Some people understand how to do tasks better if it is in a visual format. My experience is, I understand and remember more if I read and then rewrite it. Since I did manage to figure out how to put video on the site, I will bring more video to you.

This is a short video showing in pictures  how to add imagery to your site, through the HTML code, that makes your site look the way it does.

I hope this is helpful, and you should expect more of these articles on this site.

How to remove “CoolSaleCoupon” (Virus Removal Guide)

Hey I’m back and now the long awaited sequel to the adware and virus story you read so much about.  I’m sorry these last posts were so wordy.

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-coolsalecoupon-virus/
This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “CoolSaleCoupon” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon program from your computer
STEP 2: Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
STEP 3: Remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malware with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon program from your computer

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

To uninstall the CoolSaleCoupon program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
[Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel” .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
[Image: Type Control Panel in Windows 8 search box]
When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the “Programs and Features” icon instead.
[Image: Uninstall a program]
When the “Programs and Features” or the “Uninstall a Program” screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall CoolSaleCoupon, Discount Cow, V-bates, PriceMeter, Supra Savings, weDownload Manager, PureLead, Search Assist, Re-Markable, Zombie Alert, Wajam, Coupon Server, Lollipop, HD-Total-Plus, BlockAndSurf, Safe Saver, SupTab, Search Protect, Lollipop, Software Updated Version, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, LyricsBuddy-1, PureLeads, Media Player 1.1, RRSavings, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, TidyNetwork, Search Snacks, MyPC Backup, Re-markit and any other recently installed unknown program from your computer.
To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.
[Image: Uninstall CoolSaleCoupon from Windows]
Depending on what program has installed the CoolSaleCoupon adware infection, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.
If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the CoolSaleCoupon program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.

STEP 2: Remove “CoolSaleCoupon” Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Internet Explorer
You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” [Image: icongear.jpg] in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
[Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
[Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
[Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings to remove CoolSaleCoupon]
When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
[Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]
Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Mozilla Firefox
If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), the click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
[Image: Click on the Menu button then Help]
From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
[Image: Troubleshooting Information in Firefox]
Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
[Image: Reset Firefox to its default settings to remove CoolSaleCoupon]
To continue, click on the “Reset Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
[Image: Click on the Reset Firefox button]
Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.
Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Remove “Ads by CoolSaleCoupon” virus from Google Chrome
Click on the “Chrome menu button” (Chrome menu) on the browser toolbar, select “Tools“, and then click on “Extensions“.
[Image: Extensions menu in Chrome]
In the “Extensions” tab, remove the CoolSaleCoupon any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
Basically, if you have not installed an extensions then you should remove it from your web browser.
If you cannot remove the CoolSaleCoupon extension, and under the trash can you can see the “Installed by enterprise policy” text, then you will need to follow our “Remove Installed by enterprise policy extension from Chrome” guide.
[Image: Remove CoolSaleCoupon Chrome extensions]
STEP 3: Remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “AdwCleaner”)
Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
AdwCleaner Icon
If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
Click on Scan button to find CoolSaleCoupon virus
AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
To remove the “CoolSaleCoupon” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
Remove CoolSaleCoupon virus with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
AdwCleaner removing CoolSaleCoupon virus
STEP 4: Remove “CoolSaleCoupon” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup-consumer-2.00.xx” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup program]
Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard]
To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Final Setup Screen]
Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Fix Now” button.
[Image: Click on the Fix Now button to start a scan]
Alternatively, you can click on the “Scan” tab and select “Threat Scan“, then click on the “Scan Now” button.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Threat Scan]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the “Update Now” button.
[Image: Click on Update Now to update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the CoolSaleCoupon virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware while performing a scan]
When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Quarantine All” button, and then click on the “Apply Now” button.
[Image: Remove CoolSaleCoupon with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
[Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing CoolSaleCoupon]
After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats
STEP 5: Double-check for the “CoolSaleCoupon” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
[Image: HitmanPro start-up screen]
Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
[Image: HitmanPro setup options]
HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for CoolSaleCoupon malicious files.
[Image: HitmanPro scanning for malware]
When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove CoolSaleCoupon virus.
[Image: HitmanPro scan results]
Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
[Image: HitmanPro Activate Free License]
Your computer should now be free of the CoolSaleCoupon adware infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove CoolSaleCoupon adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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Blogging For Bucks

 

I tried Internet Marketing, in a very poor fashion a couple of years ago.  I am not a salesman.  I found that out when I was a kid.  I couldn’t sell anyone Green Thumb Lawn Service, even when their lawn looked like crap!

 

I couldn’t sell a convict a set of keys to handcuffs, let alone market crud that no one seems to want.  I affiliated with various companies that supposedly sold reputable goods, and never saw a dime.  I advertised, put up Adsense, tried to entice people to look at my wares, and accomplished absolutely nothing.  Well actually I probably wrecked my reputation.

 

Even so, I still click on some of those ads that suggest I can make money by doing a particular thing. I know there are scammers out there, and folks that aren’t scamming but don’t really know what the product is.

 

I have a computer full of neat stuff promising to make me anywhere from $ 23 – $1000 per day. Cash Cows, Money Bots, Secret Software, Reports, Tips, Ebooks, Video, and charts with graphs, pictures, instructions, and most of it seems to be garbage.

 

Now there’s Blogging For Bucks, and if you can set up a blog, and figure out a paying ” Niche”.  You   can proclaim your expertise in your field, and get everybody to come by and spend their money at your site.  It could happen!

 

It never happened for me but that’s because I don’t know what I’m doing in any meaning of the words.  I can hardly make a post, let alone be able to sell you the keys to the cuffs that bind us.  Yet I still collect ideas and promises of Making Money On The Internet.

 

So you ask, how does this relate to the title of this article?  Blogging tips.  Do’s and don’ts of blogging.  Blogging tips, how to monetize your blog, and more tips on how to blog and let others provide you with content, and all of those types of ideas.  Lazy Blogging 101.

 

Here are some ebooks if you are interested.  They are free and can be downloaded, or you can read them right here at my place.  If you are gonna stay please don’t drink all the coffee, because I am coming right back, and I really need it.  I’ll see you in a couple of hours, so wait around for me!

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