Finding out the Unfortunate Truth

My former girlfriend and I shared some of the best years of our life together. It all came to a screeching halt one day when we broke up. She had been cheating on me and once the truth came to light, I didn’t want anything else to do with her, and she didn’t want to see me either. I found out that she was cheating on me through the use of a Snapchat hack that lets people look at photos that are normally thought to have been deleted. The photos can still be accessed after they’ve disappeared from the eyes of a normal user.

There were signs that made me suspicious that something might be going on with my former girlfriend. She became more distant and barely wanted to do anything together anymore. Continue reading →

Fun with Custom Printed T Shirts

My family is goofy. Every birthday and anniversary has family members in crazy t shirts they have printed at this place that does custom t shirts in Tampa, Florida. They will make them and ship them to you in a few days. I have actually had family members say something incorrectly or do something stupid only to have someone have a t shirt printed about it. The really crazy thing is that they will wear them in public and tell strangers, when asked, what it means. Sure, people get a great laugh. Unfortunately, it is often at my expense. I can’t complain though. I have a closet with several custom t shirts I had printed for things my mom, dad, sister and brother have done over the years. Continue reading →

Oily Skin and Oily Hair

There’s few things that can fill a man with pride than a glorious, well groomed beard. The kind of beard that doesn’t merely stop women on the street so that they might be able to take in the moment of being in the presence of a divine beard. No, those kinds of beard that stop even other men to compliment or acknowledge how incredible the beard is that rests upon the proud chin of the man. I’m unfortunately not one of those men. Oh, I’ve tried growing a beard and it’s a fine beard indeed. Black men with beards often suffer from skin rashes, acne and a heaping of other issues due to the natural oils that our hair and skin produces. Continue reading →

Shaggy Rugs Are Back in Style

Yes, I think it was back when I was a child in the 1960s and early 1970s that shaggy rugs were at the height of style. Maybe they were popular at different times in different countries. This is when I remember seeing a lot of them. I really liked them. They feel so good underfoot. I like to walk around in my bare feet or in my socks. I know some people cannot do this. We have hardwood floors in our house, but I wanted some shaggy carpeting in a couple of rooms. I did not even know if it was still made.

I looked online and found a place that has all kinds of shaggy rugs for sale. Continue reading →

Pixel Ads – A Million Dollar Idea

Perhaps you have heard of the next ‘big thing’ sweeping the internet… pixel ads. The phenomena was started by a 21 year old college student named Alex Tew, who lives in the small town of Wiltshire, England. Alex came up with this now, well published and quite brilliant idea, of selling pixel ‘real estate’ on his website (milliondollarhomepage.com)… as a creative way to fund his tuition to the University of England.His ‘Million Dollar Home Page’ is comprised of a series of pixels, which are available in 100-pixel ‘blocks’ (each measuring 10×10 pixels). The page is divided into 10,000 of these 100-pixel blocks, which equates to a total of 1,000,000 pixels. Alex’s goal was to sell all the pixels on the page for a dollar per pixel. One million dollars in total. Did it work? You bet it did! As of early Jan. 06, Alex was in the process of auctioning off the last 1000 pixels on eBay. According to his blog… the bidding for that last parcel of internet history had climbed to more than $35,000! And his site is now logging more than 225,000 unique visitors per day. Not too shabby! But like all great ideas, the copycats have already come out in force… all hoping to capture even a small fraction of this truly ‘million dollar’ idea. Currently it is estimated that there are more than 700 ‘Million Dollar Home Page’ clones… all seeking to duplicate Alex’s success. But is another ‘Million Dollar Homepage’ homerun likely? Probably not. Alex Tew’s website became popular because he pioneered a truly one-of-a-kind concept, got people initially interested in visiting (and then advertising), which created a viral swarm of buzz… that set off a torrent of self-generating publicity. His success was a result of two primary factors: Uniqueness – Although nothing more than another type of banner ad, tiny pixel ads were different enough to capture people’s attention and imagination. Massive PR – Alex Tew has done a masterful job of promoting his site. The ‘Million Dollar Homepage’ has had press coverage in more than 25 different countries, including many major media outlets in the United States, such as… CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, G4 TV’s ‘Attack of the Show’ and the Fox News Channel’s ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’. Not to mention… countless forum posts, website links and blog entries worldwide. Throw in radio interviews, newspaper clips, magazine stories, newsletter endorsements and TV spots… and you’ve got an all out marketing blitz. But is the ‘Million Dollar Homepage’ a flash in the pan idea, destined to flame out quickly…or will others be able to take this concept and run with it? The answer remains to be seen.

Enjoy Fine & Pixel Perfect Printouts With Reliable Printer Support

An article by Plutocrat Seo with 626 words and 299 views In our everyday lives, technology has a major role to play. From the first cup of tea to the last light that you turn off before you sleep, technology has made its mark in almost all spheres of life. A normal human can never imagine a life without technology. People of the age have not just become techno savvy, but have also made technology one of the basic necessities. The most amazing part is that technology is used in both professional as well as personal lives. One of the major necessities of today’s generation is the internet. One cannot imagine a life without the internet. Another important boon from technology that cannot be overlooked is Printers. Printers are today widely used for both professional and personal lives. From printing documents to pictures, technology has made life a little bit easier. The requirement of a well functioning printer cannot be ruled out. One might need a proper functioning printer that would not just give amazing printouts, but would also save a lot of time. It also plays a major role in the business market. Some of the famous Printers Brands are Dell Printer, Samsung Printer, Sony Printer, HP Printer, Lexmark Printer, Epson Printer, Canon Printer and Brother Printer. The types of printer that one can find in the market are Toner-based printers, Liquid inkjet printers, Solid ink printers, Dye-sublimation printers, Inkless printers, Obsolete and special-purpose printing technologies, Typewriter-derived printers, Teletypewriter-derived printers, Daisy wheel printers, Dot-matrix printers, Line printers, Liquid ink electrostatic printer, Pen-based plotters, and few more. The only challenge that one may face is to select the printer that suits the requirements and maintain its functionality. Few things that one needs to keep in mind that a Printer, of any brand, needs a proper installation, upgrading, maintenance, etc. Therefore, if you have a printer in your office or home, you would definitely require a Reliable Printer Support. Finding troubles with your printer? Do you need to upgrade your printer? Are the print qualities ruining your performance? For any issues related to Printers, you need to get in touch with the experts at xevoke.net. A printer may face troubles due to various reasons. The performance of a printer is interconnected to various reasons. However, there is always a solution for every problem. To get a reliable solution for your Printer troubles, you need to select the best support service. Some of the most common issues that your Printer may face are as follows: -No power indicator on the Printe -Cables do not connect properly -Printout Issues -Paper Jams -Ink Related Issues -Printer Driver Issues -Multiple Printer Troubles -Different Colours on Printouts -Compatibility Issues with PC -Slow Performance -Error Messages -Display Erro If your Printer trouble is something else, you should get in touch with a reliable technical support desk. Call up the skilled technicians at Xevoke.net and discuss your troubles. You may also pick a subscription plan that best suits your requirements for more technical support. Talk to the experts and get instant online printer support for a accurate and clear performance. You can also avail remote support if you require. Xevoke homes some of the best technicians of the age. You can avail the best Pixel Perfect Printouts with Reliable Printer Support. All your issues related to your printer would definitely be dealt very proficiently. To add to your comfort, you need not carry your printer all the way to get it fixed. All you need to do is pick up the call and have a word with experts at Xevoke. Author Bio: Niyorkona at Xevoke is an illustrious analyst and creative Technical Writer specializing on following topics: Technical Writing, Travel Writing, Feature Writing & Blog Writing. Her forte is creating impactful articles. Finding troubles with your printer? Do you need to upgrade your printer? Are the print qualities ruining your performance? For any issues related to Printers, you need to get in touch with the experts at http://xevoke.net. A printer may face troubles due to various reasons. The performance of a printer is interconnected to various reasons. However, there is always a solution for every problem. To get a reliable solution for your Printer troubles, you need to select the best support service. Some of the most common issues that your Printer may face are as follows: РNo power indicator on the Printer РCables do not connect properly РPrintout Issues РPaper Jams РInk Related Issues РPrinter Driver Issues РMultiple Printer Troubles РDifferent Colours on Printouts РCompatibility Issues with PC РSlow Performance РError Messages РDisplay Error If your Printer trouble is something else, you should get in touch with a reliable technical support desk.You may also pick a subscription plan that best suits your requirements for more technical support. Talk to the experts and get instant online printer support for a accurate and clear performance. You can also avail remote support if you require. Xevoke homes some of the best technicians of the age. You can avail the best Pixel Perfect Printouts with Reliable Printer Support. All your issues related to your printer would definitely be dealt very proficiently. To add to your comfort, you need not carry your printer all the way to get it fixed. All you need to do is pick up the call and have a word with experts at Xevoke. Author Bio: Niyorkona at Xevoke is an illustrious analyst and creative Technical Writer specializing on following topics: Technical Writing, Travel Writing, Feature Writing & Blog Writing. Her forte is creating impactful articles.

Spending a Couple Weeks in Bali

I have been over in Bali for a couple of weeks now and I have been having a great time checking out all of the local sites. They have a tremendous amount of Hindu temples here, but also Buddhist sites and in fact the island is home to people who practice all sorts of religions. Of course I am trying to keep up my fitness and this morning I took a nice run on the beach that the hotel sits upon. After that I stopped at a local store and I nearly bought something called Crystal X, but I was having a real misunderstanding with the guy at the store counter. I am not really sure what language he was speaking, they have a wide range of them in Indonesia. However it was not one that I understood even one word of. I was looking for a herbal remedy for joint pain, someone had told me that they have one here. In fact this seems to be a herbal remedy for vaginal discharges. Continue reading →

How to Create Cross Browser Pixel Perfect Layouts With CSS and a Reset

When people hear the words CSS, they often freak out especially if they come from a Table based background. But please, don’t be scared. It’s a nice world to be in once you get the hang of it. With the tips below, I hope to give you some baby steps in creating cross-browser friendly CSS tips so your websites look the same in any web browser.

Star-Selector Reset

To start off, we want to begin our CSS document with what is known as the star selector (*). Your code will be this simple:

* {margin: 0px; padding: 0px;}

What that does is tell the web browser to interpret ALL HTML elements (h1, p, UL, LI, etc…) to have NO padding and NO margins. It’s literally a global reset.

Now, in your css when you give an element a particular MARGIN or PADDING, every browser that reads it will adhere to those rules. By default, every browser has its own DEFAULT method of handling the margins and paddings, which throw your layouts off from browser to browser.

Using a second set of divs for padding

Another method I use to deal with margin/padding issues across browsers is when there are 2 containers floated side by side, and you give padding to them. Internet Explorer will treat this differently then say Firefox. The key is to embed an extra pair of DIV’s inside the main containers, and apply the padding to those internal divs. Case in point: In the code sample below, 200px width will actually become 220px because of the 10px side padding.
Instead, you want the width to stay 200px, and the padding to apply inside. The solution is one extra DIV pair with the 10px padding applied like such:

So between the * selector reset and applying your box padding to an internal set of div’s, your cross-browser attempts will be much more successful.

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Hand-Coding Vs Automated Coding for Pixel Perfect PSD to HTML Conversion

There is always being a confusion between hand-coding or automated coding in context of pixel perfect PSD to HTML conversion when it comes to select which one is better – human or technology. Which is better option for converting PSD to HTML – automated coding or human coding? In the niche market of web development and web programming, both – manual coding and automated coding are preferred for converting PSD based files into HTML.

One can find myriad statements regarding hand-coding and automated coding based on different perspectives of people. Some web developers say that man has created technology to streamline some process and machines worth nothing without man. On the other hand, some people say that advanced technology is the necessity of the hour and human requires it to do most of the things.

Let’s begin comparison between hand-coding vs automated coding with software generated codes first. There are many online softwares available for converting PSD into HTML proclaiming for high-quality PSD conversion into the desired format. On the other side of the coin, hand-coding or manual coding is the most meticulous work that requires experienced and skilled HTML developer backed by solid knowledge of (X)HTML codes and web programming.

Quick Glance at a Hand-coding vs automated coding for Pixel Perfect PSD to HTML conversion:

Lack of accuracy: In the automated software coding, lack of accuracy and aesthetical value has been outlined in converting PSD format based files into strong HTML mark-up language. On the other hand, human coders generally ensure SEO semantic and cross browser compatible manual coding.

Time-saving: It is belived that PSD conversion through automated software coding is quite time-saving whereas hand-coding takes comparatively more time.

Cost-effective: The automated software PSD conversion is very cost-effective in comparison to professional hand-coding from restricted budget point of perspective. People with huge budget prefer manual coding by hiring dedicated web developer for highest level of quality.

High Risks: The hand-coding of PSD conversion through dedicated XHTML developer ascertain forclean, easy-to-read, table-less and error-less codes whereas majority of automated softwares failed to provide it.

From the above hard-boiled comparison, an individual can conclude that the stiff competition between man and machine for ‘superiority’ will never end. In this context, people with minimal knowledge of HTML/XHTML/CSS mark-ups prefer automatic coding to convert PSD format based file into HTML/XHTML contrary to that people looking for high-quality codes hire virtual assistance of dedicated web developer for hand-coding. It mainly depends on the business requirement, budget and expected quality standards on individualistic needs.

Snapping out of Spending Habits

Frivolous spending has been as much a part of my life as breathing and eating. I had a really bad habit of making sporadic impulse purchases that I would regret later. When I made too many of these purchases, I had to worry about not having enough money to pay for the necessities. The only way to break this habit was by making a budget. Using Quicken 2016, I calculated my total monthly expenses, and then calculated my income. The difference of the two left me with a little bit of money to use on whatever I wanted, and this was way below what I usually spend on non essential purchases.

Before spending any money, when I get my income, I set aside money to cover the essentials and think about how to use the rest. If there is something that I want to buy but can’t afford at the moment, I’ll move it over to my savings account until I have enough to cover the costs. Sometimes I earn a little extra money from sources outside of my job, which I also put into my savings account. I can only make purchases if the money is there to cover it, or else when I get to the checkout section, I will be declined for insufficient funds.

Since I take more time to earn more money before I make purchases, I also have more time to think about what I want to buy. When I see something, the price is the first thing that comes to mind. In a way, I’ve learned to be more patient about purchases. Often the items that I buy will go on sale eventually. By the time these sales happen, I’ll have more than enough money to buy the items, with enough left over for more.

I Want to Be a Fair Boss

When I was a kid, there were two sayings in my father’s store. The first was that the customer is always right. The second was that my father was always right. Sounds contradictory, but that was just the way it was. I think about that now and again now that I have my own business, and it makes me realize that the employment law for employers is so much different nowadays. I used to work with my father, and I believed he was right about most disagreements that did come up with the other workers.

He was able to solve them himself though, because the employee in question either accepted my father’s way or he could find another job. My father was a very fair man though, so it rarely came to that. Continue reading →