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Archive for May, 2009

What People Like About Blogging

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Blogging has become an integral part of our culture, as there are millions of people who enjoy sharing their thoughts with others by blogging. There are many things which bloggers like about blogging, and here are some of them that I would like to list:

-Desire to have contact with others and being part of the blogging community. Everybody needs to identify himself somehow, and most people like being actively involved in a community.
-Desire to do something creative, something that will stay for a long time. People are generally creative beings. Being passive does not bring many people satisfaction. They have an irresistible desire to create something that they will be able to show and share with others.
-Desire to have a popular blog with a lot of traffic and high number of comments. Desire for popularity and fame are other characteristics of humans. What people want to achieve is to be known in the blogosphere as an experienced bloggers who publish quality content.
-Possibility of setting very specific goals and aiming at them. Do you want to have higher Alexa score? Set your realistic goals and try to achieve them. What is nice about blogging is that the more work you put in it, the better results you will obtain.

What is it that motivates you to blog?

Goolag Scanner

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Goolag Scanner is a tool that allows users to scan for any website vulnerabilities. This tool is based on the work of Johny I Hack Stuff, a developer who is an expert on “Google Scanner”. The idea behind this software is that hackers are constantly searching the Internet in hope of finding some weakness that they can exploit. The tool basically does the work of a hacker as it checks if your site can be hacked. It is a very interesting idea, and I will definitely check my site for any vulnerabilities. It has been reported that 83% of individuals or companies whose sites have been hacked are unaware of this fact. One unfortunate thing about Goolag is that it might be used by real hackers to look for sites that might be hacked. However, I believe that this tool is quite useful to regular webmasters.

Computer Case

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Do you have a computer case that you really like? In my opinion a computer case should fit with the style of the room, just like furniture. This is especially true of computer cases that are rather large. A lot of computer cases these days seem to be black and silver which means that they can perfectly fit the style of many rooms in modern households. However, the question that you need to ask yourself is whether they would fit the style of your room? If your room has pink walls and pink curtains, not every computer case will look nice in such a room. It is very important to remember to check how the case of your computer will look like before you make a purchase. Some cases also come in an irregular shape, and some of them might not be suitable for some rooms.

Charities and Blogging

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Some time ago there was a survey conducted among the largest US charities. They were asked whether they use blogging as means to raise funds, and make their prospective contributors aware of what they are doing and why their support is necessary. Over one third of those charities have already embraced blogging, and even more are expected to join soon. Most of them use at least one of the social networking tools available on the Internet today. It looks clear that the future of blogging is bright, as more and more people and organizations decide to blog. On the other hand, the competition among bloggers is growing as well, so it is up to you how many of readers you are going to attract to your blog. It seems clear that blogging has become a powerful tool.

Bad Memory Check

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Having bad random access memory (RAM) can cause various problems with your computer. If you suspect your RAM is faulty, it is important to diagnose the problem in order to know how to deal with it. One symptom of having bad memory is when your computer freezes and you have to restart it because of that. A good indication that your computer freezes is when you cannot even move your mouse cursor. On the other hand, if you can move your mouse cursor, but your computer is sluggish then probably it is the fault of your software or operating system. In order to identify bad RAM you will need some tools, so here is a short list:

• Memtest86 is a popular application which can be downloaded from memtest86.com. As the name implies, it tests the memory of your computer.
• Prime95 from mersenne.org/freesoft.htm can be also used for the same purpose as the above software. It is a newer program so it has some useful features.

Fortunately, RAM is not that expensive these days so even if you will have to replace it, it shouldn’t cost too much. Just make sure that you are going to buy RAM that will be compatible with you motherboard.