So what is a blog?

Ok so for those of you who admit that you don’t know the difference between a website and a blog I thought i would help you out with a definition I found that explains things quite well.

On the Internet, a blog (short for weblog) is a personal journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or reflect the purpose of the Web site that hosts the blog. Topics sometimes include brief philosophical musings, commentary on Internet and other social issues, and links to other sites the author favors. The essential characteristics of the blog are its journal form, typically a new entry each day, and its informal style.

Taken from: http://whatis.techtarget.com

And for those of you interested in a few facts here is what I found:

Blogs in existence in April 2005: 50.75 million worldwide.
And that was in April 2005, imagine how many there are today? Well in fact we can sort of calculate it, according to www.blogcount.com the number of blogs Technorati tracks doubled every 5 months for the last 20 months. Do the maths because I’m too lazy to. All I know is that is a lot of blogs, makes me feel like a very small fish in a very big sea.

Want your VW CitiGolf purring like a Lambhorghini V16?

So you sick of the sound of your little 4 speed car or family station wagon, and your girlfriend isn’t exactly mad keen driving in it. How about blinging it up a bit, or at least pretend to bling it up a bit. This little gizmo, is basically your engine vroom boombox. You decide on what car you want yours to sound like, whether it be a Lambhorghini V16, Nissan 350Z, or even a Harley Davidson, crank up the volume, and you’ll feel like quite the main man driving down the main road with the window down!

The Vroombox

www.vroombox.com

Have the Windows Vista interface today!

With the release of Windows Vista around the corner, many beta testers have been raving about its new easy to use interface. At CrystalXP.net, you don’t have to wait for Windows Vista to be released, you can install the Vista interface on your Windows XP operating system. All it requires is a 27mb install file downloadable off their website. The new Vista look has many improved features, with an impressive new colour scheme, a ObjectDock bar, and new fancy icons.

At any point in time, if you don’t like the look you can uninstall the interface and roll back to the default XP theme. I strongly recommend a look though. I use it and love it.

www.crystalxp.net

Theres a fire in your building and there’s no air supply, what do you do?

So there is a fire in your office block, you are stuck on the 29th floor, and you are engulfed in choking dark smoke. You need an air supply. Well if you happen to have one of these gizmos in your back pocket, might just survive long enough for the firemen to save you. Honestly though, I think I would rather chance it and jump out a window, or even suffocate to death, then use a toilet pipe air supply. Imagine, some guy didn’t flush.

Toilet Snorkel

URL names that weren’t carefully thought out

Sent to me by a mate, thanks brother Stox:

Firstly there is the “Who Represents” a database for the rich and
famous: http://www.whorespresents.com

“Experts Exchange” a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and news: http://www.expertsexchange.com

Looking for a pen? Look no further than “Pen Island”!
http://www.penisland.com

Need a therapist? Try:
http://www.therapistfinder.com

And there is the Italian Power company PowerGen:
http://www.powergenitalia.com

Finally we have the “Mole Station Native Nursery” based in New South
Wales: http://www.molestationnursery.com

Yet another reason why I hate Telkom

Telkom
Line speed = 1Mbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est. Download Time = 9.5 days

ISP (34 x 3GB accounts @ R269) = R9 146
Line rental (ADSL) = R680
Line rental (residential voice) = R92.28

Total = R9 918.28

Hong Kong
Line speed = 1Gbps
Download Size = 100GB
Est Download Time = 13 minutes
Flight (SAA) = R7 942
Internet cafe (average cost @ HKD20) = R17.43

Total = R7 959.43

Difference: Hong Kong is cheaper by R 1 958.85

So to sum up, it’s cheaper and quicker to fly to Hong Kong if you want to download 100GB of data!”

Want to read more frightening stats, then go to www.hellkom.co.za. Maximum respect to these guys for sticking up for all of us and hopefully one day soon making a difference!

If you are reading this from overseas, then I would love to know how much internet access costs in your country. It can’t cost more than here in South Africa! Post a comment and let me and other Saffas know.

Great Tutorial Site

Ever wondered how they did that? At Pixel2Life there’s a tutorial for just about any beautifully crafted pixel creation you’ve seen. Whether it be a fancy graphic designed in photoshop, a piece of code that does something clever, an animation made in flash, or just some tips on how to drive traffic to your website, it’s all in the form of tutorials at:

www.pixel2life.com

Check it out.