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The Infant Blog Arises

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

<p>Here is stopped where the why and the wherefore come into the forefront of the scene and the unseen, unsuddenly. It rises, slowly, if indeed, and with merit it arises, and the light it dazzles is shining for some to see.</p>

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The Infant Blog Arises

by seasnail73 In reply to The Infant Blog Arises

hello  <a href="5247-6257-0.html?tag=header"> Revolutionary Army of the Infant Blog</a><br /><br />i think that the link to this blog from your VTG blog didn't work.  <br /><br />first i had to come over here and get a membership, which isn't the end of the world, but that makes it seem like you have to have a techrepublic account in order to even <em>read</em> this blog...?<br /><br />that's fine. just letting you know what my experience was.<br /><br />anyway, so i had to do a name search in order to find you....<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://omnamaste.blogspot.com">carrie</a>

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The Infant Blog Arises

by vaspersthegrate In reply to The Infant Blog Arises

<p>The link to this blog, that is in my Vaspers the Grate sidebar, works for me. I click on it, and I arrive here, at my main page.</p>
<p>When I made an RSS feed from my WordPress blog Corporate Blog Revolution, only the first few lines of the post appeared here, with a [....] indicating more. The text "this post originally appeared on an external site" (or similar) is a link to the original post.</p>
<p>I'm still working on some bugs at this blog. I hope I can get all the issues resolved. For example, as I type this comment, I cannot view your comment, but I see my post above this form.</p>

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and you think I'm strange...

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

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<br />A Black, E white, I red, U green, O blue :<br />vowels, I shall tell, one day, of your mysterious origins :<br />
<br />A, black velvety jacket of brilliant flies<br />Which buzz around cruel smells,<br />Gulfs of shadow ;<br />
<br />E, whiteness of vapours and of tents,<br />Lances of proud glaciers, white kings,<br />shivers of cow-parsley ;<br />
<br />I, purples, spat blood, smile of beautiful lips<br />In anger or in the raptures of penitence;<br />
<br />U, waves, divine shudderings of viridian seas,<br />The peace of pastures dotted with animals,<br />the peace of the furrows<br />Which alchemy prints on broad studious foreheads ;<br />
<br />O, sublime Trumpet full of<br />strange piercing sounds,<br />Silences crossed by Worlds and by Angels :<br />O the Omega, the violet ray of Her Eyes !<br />
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<br />Translated by Oliver Bernard :<br />Arthur Rimbaud,<br />Collected Poems (1962)</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/2006/03/and-you-think-im-strange.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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antarctica, joshua davis, tailrank

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

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<a href="http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos.ay.html">antarctica</a>
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<a href="http://www.joshuadavis.com/pound.html">joshua davis</a>
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<a href="http://ps3.praystation.com/pound/v2">pray station</a>
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<a href="http://www.once-upon-a-forest.com">once upon a forest</a>
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<a href="http://www.tailrank.com">tailrank</a>
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Firefox makes $72M from Google in 2005

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

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<a href="http://tailrank.com/posts/562949953492968/Firefox_(Mozilla_Corporation_Mozilla_Foundation">Firefox browser rakes in $72 Million, mostly from Google, in 2005 </a>!<br />
<br />Further proof in the slight direction of my business model, which is no business model, and it works like a charm: my infamous "all free forever" business model, that is not a business model.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/2006/03/firefox-makes-72m-from-google-in-2005.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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How to get all your rebates

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

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<span style="color:#cc0000;">EDIT UPDATE:<em> The link to Deb Shinder's article is to a specific day of posts, and not the article itself--</em>
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<em>meaning: you get to the correct page in her blog, but you must</em> <span style="color:#000099;">*scroll down*</span>
<em> about 3/4 of the way into the day's posts.</em> </span>
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<em>She did not understand that the</em> <span style="color:#000099;">atomic unit of the blog is the post</span>
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<em> a day page full of various postings. See <a href="http://www.useit.com">Jakob Nielsen</a> for more details.</em>
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<br />My wife and I bought an emachines computer at Best Buy about 3 years ago, with JASC Paint Shop Pro (highly recommend!), Star Office (it sucks!), and some other doodads and thingamajigs, and <a href="http://www.symantec.com">Symantec</a> of course.<br />
<br />I have never had a virus, Trojan, worm, unauthorized intruder (except for the single exception of Lonnie Leopoldi), DDoS, kernal rootkit whatchamacallit, spyware, adware, nothing...ever!<br />
<br />Part of the reason is smart/safe computing habits.<br />
<br />Another part of the reason for my (so far) invincibility, my super-hardened enterprise, is Symantic/Norton AV. I have other Hostile UFOs and Flaming Sword cherubots hovering around my network, but you will never know more than half of it. Sorry. That's the way it must be.<br />
<br />But, back on topic, my wife and I had a real problem, a series of problems, getting all our rebates from all companies, the worse if I remember right, was Best Buy itself, the middleman.<br />
<br />You ever have rebate collection problems? Listen to this story by <a href="http://www.debshinder.com">Deb Shinder</a>:<br />
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<p>"I have a friend that always gets his rebates. If he believes that he is entitled to a rebate that the company has refused he writes a nice letter to the company asking for his rebate to be sent and why he believes that he deserves it. </p>
<p>Then just to make sure, he requests that if they do not intend to send the rebate he requests their "agent for process of service" in his state<br />(California). Most of the time they send the rebate..."<br />
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<a href="http://debshinder.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_debshinder_archive.html#111136921631840340">Read the rest </a>of this short, but profound "Bite back, dog!" strategy statement, and you too will know how to pull those refunds due you, out of the asshats of grudging, near-fraudulent corporations who **** with you like you're a freaking birthday cake!<br />
<br />"<a href="http://debshinder.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_debshinder_archive.html#111136921631840340">Rebates: Here's an idea!" </a>
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<br />which, I'm sorry Deb, but I am a "Universal Continual Improvement Forever!" <a href="http://www.deming.org">Deming</a> addict...<br />
<br />...could be titled, a bit better: "How My Friend ALWAYS Gets His Rebates".</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/2006/03/how-to-get-all-your-rebates.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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death of publishing is silly idea

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

Here's another little window opened onto my private bloggy vortex:<br /><br /><br />Blog Business Summit Archives<br /><br /><a href="http://blogbusinesssummit.com/2006/03/the_ongoing_dea.htm">The ongoing death of publishing<br /></a><br />07 Mar 06 by <a href="http://blogbusinesssummit.com/about/archives/bloggers/index.htm#byron">DL Byron</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="font-size:130%;color:#6600cc;"></span></strong><br /><br />Just as we?re finishing our book, the ongoing death of publishing is a popular blog topic.<br /><br />Jason Freid proclaims himself the <a title="37 Egos" href="http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/getting_real_book_update_new_version_sales_feedback_contributors_etc.php">new publishing sheriff in town</a> with 1700 downloads of their Get Real ebook. Note the ?how you like me now,? diss of pronouncing their success against the publishing industry, while running ads from publishers on their site!<br /><br />Steve Baker posts, <a title="Book dies" href="http://blogs.businessweek.com/the_thread/blogspotting/archives/2006/03/if_book_publish.html#comments">if book publishing is dying, have I made a bad mistake?</a> and the economics of books are being debated.<br /><br />I remember during the dotcoms that Bill Gates predicted that ebooks would eclipse hard copies in a few years. Books haven?t died and neither has Apple, despite being <a title="Death Knell" href="http://www.macobserver.com/appledeathknell/index.shtml">declared dead 48 times since April 1995</a>. Doc Searls posted on the <a title="Death of Books" href="http://doc.weblogs.com/2003/08/04#theOngoingDeathOfPublishingAsUsual">usual death of books</a> in 2003 and The Observer observed last year that it?s <a title="Death of Books again" href="http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1478948,00.html">the death of the book again</a> and ?delivery systems evolve.?<br /><br /><em><span style="color:#990000;">[snip--text deleted--visit BBS to read entire post]</span></em><br /><br />For publishers, it?s like debating global warming while the ice caps melt. The world is changing under their feet and they?re wondering what pair of shoes they should wear. Finally, it seems, they?ve figured out the appropriate footwear and are pulling up their bootstraps.<br /><br />Want a publisher offers is distribution. Google <a title="PnP" href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&c2coff=1&client=safari&rls=en&q=%22Publish+and+Prosper%3A+Blogging+for+Your+Business%22&btnG=Search">Publish and Prosper: Blogging for Your Business</a> to see all the resellers, many of whom I?d never heard of, that are ready to sell our book.<br /><br />Now, to 37Signals credit, they?ve got a gazillion readers and can do well self-publishing. For us, we want that book to carpet bomb the blogoshere beyond our blog with good how-to practical advice.<br /><br /><em><span style="color:#990000;">[snip--text deleted]</span></em><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://blogbusinesssummit.com/2006/03/the_ongoing_dea.htm#comments">Comments (2)</a><br /><br />Comments<br /><br /><br />07 Mar 06 <a href="http://www.vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">steven e streight aka vaspers the grate</a> wrote ?<br /><br />Millions of issues flash through me as I read this cogent and coherent post. A consistently great read, this blog is the new Red Couch as far as I?m concerned.<br /><br />I want to sell ebooks on Vaspers the Grate, which I am slowly transforming into an ecommerce site/rich information hybrid site, a ?mashup? with multi media, and not just text and digital art.<br /><br />How to set up a ebook download mechanism, without any Adobe garbage involved. I am an Adobe hater, BTW, and have a PDF file stuck in my high speed Avant brower, which illness causes, somehow, all browser operation chrome be non-present, unobtainable, a browser window that acts as a mouse trap. That?s a new one.<br /><br />So what are the best tools for setting up a Paid Ebook Download on my blog?<br /><br />Printing out books, like the Reporters Without Borders ?Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents?, is fun. But no matter how many ebooks I download, I still walk to Barnes & Noble and get intoxicated with Old Books, those nice smelling, highly addictive, shiny new BOOKS.<br /><br />Do I get to review your book?<br /><br /><br /><br />07 Mar 06 <a href="http://www.vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">steven e streight aka vaspers the grate</a> wrote ?<br /><br />I love to plug those I love, and so, in love, let me tell your noble and devoted readers: I subscribe to this blog, but not RSS.<br /><br />I do use the Awasu RSS scraper/aggregator, but in this case, I subscribe to the email update.<br /><br />Why? I?m a <a href="http://www.useit.com">usability</a> ****, that?s why.<br /><br />So here's my promo spot: I always click on the BBS email link and come here to read whatever the flavor of the moment happens to be. Rarely am I bored or able to ignore the vital topics, sharp thinking, contemplative brooding, and insta-linking.<br /><br />I always click on that BBS email link. What?s that tell you about blog post delivery systems?<br /><br /><span style="font-size:130%;color:#6600cc;"><strong>[END QUOTE]</strong></span><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/2006/03/death-of-publishing-is-silly-idea.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Blogger problems with publishing entire blog

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

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<a href="http://www.blogger.com">Blogger</a> is experiencing daily problems, and it has become a real pain in the *** to do anything.<br />
<br />I'm glad I'm slowly but surely jumping ship...importing the best of Vaspers the Grate for business bloggers...into my WordPress blog <a href="http://electrica.wordpress.com">Corporate Blog Revolution</a>. Not much is there yet, but it's expanding as I have time to work on it.<br />
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<strike>I added some ads to my sidebar advertising section, and I cannot get this template changes, though saved, published and displayed on my blog. </strike> [Somehow, it finally worked, right after I posted this. The internet sprites and pixies are messing with me again.] I keep getting "There were errors: Connection Reset" messages over and over again.<br />
<br />Here's <a href="http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=791">what Blogger says</a>.<br />
<br />Dashboard > Blogger Help > Advanced Use > Known Issues<br />
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<br />Republishing an entire blog will sometimes get stuck part way through and not finish, though new entries can still be published normally. We are working on improving the database performance to fix this error.<br />
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Create your own custom search engine

by vaspersthegrate In reply to Revolutionary Army of the ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">I'm testing and experimenting with the community driven customized search engine called <a href="http://swickihome.eurekster.com">Swicki</a>. See my sidebar, right below my profile info. Type in a search term, like Blog Post Writing, and see what results you get.<br />
<br />I pretty much guarantee that my self-created search engine is better than Google for various blog topics.<br />
<br />Why? Because my search engine only crawls the reputable, smart, and safe sites that I entered into its commands. I entered my favorite, most trusted, most interesting sites in the area of blogs, blogology, usability, web credibility, and business blogging.<br />
<br />Swicki also "learns" from your search behavior. This is an advanced search engine that responds to your search acts. It's expert-configured and community driven.<br />
<br />I tried to create a customized search engine with <a href="http://www.rollyo.com">Rollyo</a>, but to no avail. Although I succeeded in creating my own search engine, it only searched Vaspers the Grate blog, and not the 25 URLs I entered into it.<br />
<br />In fact, I found the Rollyo site and functions to be all screwed up. I'm waiting for Rollyo's reply to my two web enabled mail messages.<br />
<br />Go to <a href="http://swicki.eurekster.com">Swicki</a> and set up your own configured and community driven search engine today.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com/2006/03/create-your-own-custom-search-engine.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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