Thursday, December 31, 2009
About 12 years ago, Google was introduced, released to the public, and became a search giant eventually on the World Wide Web. It also became an index of websites on the world wide web. And as we would witness this by searching a keyword, such as "Google," and will have about 2.1 billion results occupied right in front of you in just .16 seconds!
I often dreamt of having just one popularity over the world. And so, I made expendable websites, profiles, and blogs, though I know I won't use them. I then had the number 1 spot with the search keyword "Josh Medrano" (my name). Months after, I am not already in the first spot, and I am nowhere in the first page. I didn't care actually.
Months later again, actually on April of this year, Google released the "search me" feature. [related link: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/search-for-me-on-google.html] And now I can search for me! And see myself on the first page everyday. (Isn't that very exhilarating?) Anyway, if you are seeking some popularity or if you don't have one, you might like get one by registering a profile account from Google, create/edit your profile, and search for yourself in the homepage! By registering also, you will get the Web Winning Gmail (that's the best email program you'll ever have!), Google Apps (free; it's a document editor system, with Powerpoint, Word, and Excel; you can also save word files to pdf!), and it will also integrate with Blogger, Feedburner, Orkut, and Youtube--all Google services. Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Let's get on to the point. I am self-questioning because it's easier for me to blot out more than essays, which normally includes outlines and brainstorms. This is just the introduction. The essay will be later.
- What kind of surgery did you have?
- I had tonsillectomy--removing of tonsils, adenoidectomy--removing of adenoids, and myringotomy (something to do with the ear) on the left.
- Did it hurt?
- I don't know. I was anesthetic on the surgery. But I guess it hurt of course.
- Why did you have surgery? Were they necessary?
- I am impaired in my left ear, meaning I cannot hear well. And also, I have my ear not checked up since I had my last surgery on 2002. That was the purpose of myringotomy. For tonsillectomy, I really had a large tonsils. And basically that's why I had one, I think. And for adenoidectomy, I had difficulties breathing with my [I don't remember if left or right] and that would also be involved with tonsillectomy.
- Before the surgery...
- Well, before the surgery, I was directed to a room-like section where I was to be kept after surgery also. There was a warm blanket and socks which comforted my body all day. I had an IV. I had my hand [just above the wrist--left] injected. They also got my temperature.
- After the surgery...
- Well, I was completely nauseous. I was served with ice chips, which I swallowed with difficulty. I was also required to breathe my excellent breathe [whatever that is!]. So I breathe deeply as I can but could not breathe very deeply and my oxygen was not getting higher. So I had a shot which did not help extirpate my nauseous feeling. I was given an oxygen mask and let myself sleep for hours. I do not know what time it was, but I got home at about 3:00, including those driving and buying prescriptions. I woke up and breathe heavily as I can and found out that my oxygen was maintaining on 90, and higher. It was tolerable. They kept me ten minutes more to ensure that I was getting enough oxygen, and I did. I was served popsicles and ice chips during that time.
When I say a fan's status update just awhile ago, I went across the web to find what the date of today is. Well the status said, "Happy New Year and Welcome 2010!" I suddenly remembered what happened yesterday to remember what was yesterday. [Get it?] Our garbage was out yesterday, and the garbage truck normally picks up in the area on Tuesdays. So it means yesterday was Tuesday. And this week's Tuesday wasn't a holiday nor snow day. It was sunny, clearing up all the snow from the snowstorm last Sunday. Going back to the topic, I checked my date/time on the desktop/system tray. It was dated Thursday, December 31, 2009. It must be a mistake, I thought, but no, a website says it is December 31 (it seems that the website follows the system clock/date setting). I know I wasn't aging. I chatted a friend on Facebook. She said it was already Thursday. Then another one said it is Wednesday. I checked Accuweather to make sure. It is December 30, 2009. Wednesday, dorks!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I copied this off their site, and it is very useful. If you are running a web blog, this might help you gain more audience. Click the title to go to the proper link.
This is in no way a science or guarantee; it's simply a few suggestions with which many bloggers have found success.
Set your blog to Send Pings. When this setting is activated, your blog will be included in various "recently updated" lists on the web as well as other blog-related services.
Activate Your Navbar. Do this and you might start to see the effects right away! One of the features on the Blogger Navbar is a button called NextBlog - click it to visit the next Navbar-enabled blog.
Install Email This Post. If you use Email This Post on your blog, people will be able to forward your posts to friends. This may not have an immediate impact on your site stats but it enables others to publicize your blog for you.
Turn on Post Pages. By publishing every post as its very own web page with Post Pages, you ensure that your entries are way more link-able and more attractive to search engines.
Turn on your site feed. When people subscribe to your site feed in their newsreaders, they're very likely going to read your post.
Add your blog to Blogger's listings. When you add your blog to our listings it shows up in Nextblog, Recently Updated, and other places. It's like opting-in to traffic.
Write quality content and do it well. If your "style" is bad writing, worse grammar, no punctuation, and an ugly design, that might be okay for a niche crowd. But the idea here is to achieve mass appeal, so fix yourself up a bit.
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Put your blog URL in your email signature. Think of how many forwarded emails you've seen in your day, and just imagine the possibilities.
Sumbit your address to blog search sites and directories. People look for blog content at Technorati every day, are you on their list? You should be. Submit your blog's url to Technorati, Daypop, Blogdex, Popdex, and any other site of that ilk you come across.
Link to other blogs. Links are the currency of the blogosphere and it takes money to make money so start linking.
Install a blogroll. It's a very simple yet effective social networking scheme and it has the same result as a simple link if not stronger: traffic! So if you don't have one yet, sign up for a blogroll and get that link-list going.
Be an active commenter. This is in the same vein as linking. Most comment systems also provide a way for you to leave a link back to your blog which begs a visit at the very least. So if you feel inspired, leave a comment or two in your blog travels. It behooves you.
Enable Following on your blog. Following a is a great way to keep your friends updated on the latest activity on your blog. New blogs will have this blog feature enabled by default, but for older blogs you will have to enable it from the Layout | Page Elements tab.
As 2009 finishes, the first decade of the millennium is also going to an end. The decade of 2000s has been rather extreme. It was filled with highs and lows. TIME says it was the worst. In contrast,Washington Post says that prosperity reigned America in this decade. Now, you might be also wondering what I think of it. This decade is the first full decade I have ever witnessed. I was born in 1995. In 2000 I was 4, and so I couldn't remember about fourth the decade. I do not remember my first four years either. And so I will just "copy and paste" from other sites and conclude my post quickly :)
But anyway, I have already explained my 2009 on my Christmas letter I posted earlier this month. So I will no more repeat what 2009 was like to me. This is the follow up of the letter. Title "What are your New Year resolutions," of course you know already what this post will be. The only difference is that this isn't a letter. It's just a normal blog post. ;]
Top 5 Goals of 2010:
- First on the list is to have more self confidence. More friends. More confident. More active. More enthusiastic. I think I am not sociophobic so I should consider this my first, top, and most important goal of the year!
- Improve my English grammar. I love to write--randomly. I often found things non-personal easy to proofread but somehow I can't proofread mine easily. [Makes sense?] I am a really good proofreader but not a good writer. And I really write slow. Am I boring?
- Learn and play the piano more seriously and more enthusiastically, but more fun, of course. I started to learn the piano [keyboard/organ actually] when I was 10 (in sixth grade) but stopped right before I turned 11. My sister is an organist/keyboarder and I want to be like her. But anyway, I am taking piano lessons beginning Friday :)
- Not to be more too personal on Facebook. Oh, I cleared up my whole wall for 30 minutes today. And if you have seen my letter blog post yesterday, you will understand. But I think it did not explained everything very well. Those are just the basics.
- More blog posts! Of course, why not! That's the main reason this blog is still alive :) But anyway, why don't you comment?
I have more, but let's keep it little by little. What are your New Year resolutions?
Monday, December 28, 2009
I have come to some realization that I have been very personal through this past days--or months, even. And I am very sorry for any inconvenience my statuses brought you into. However, this must not be continued in result of my public image being ruined. I do not really like to take things too personal, and I admit this is all my fault. I have abandoned my self in spite of many enthusiasms happening around me. My belligerence had taken me too far--alone, in a separate world.
To my very dear school and other fellow friends, I hope you can accept the fact that I am very timid, shy, and diffident. That's all I can say with my very small voice and speechless mouth.
Life, indeed is hard. If you want to make it easier, live it and enjoy it. It's the most precious gift you'd ever had.
- The longest word in standard English dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis at 45 letters long.
- The longest English word that does not contain the letter 'e' is floccinaucinihilipilification at 29 letters.
- Cabbaged and fabaceae, each 8 letters long, are the longest words that can be played on a musical instrument.
- Aegilops, 8 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in alphabetical order.
- Spoonfed, 9 letters long, is the longest word with its letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order.
- CIMICIC and CIMICID, each 7 letters long, are the longest words that are exclusively made up of Roman numerals when written in upper case. Among words consisting of only Roman numeral letters, the "highest scoring" are MIMIC (2,102) and IMMIX (2,012).
- Overnumerousnesses, 18 letters long, is the longest word that consists of only letters that lack ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.
- Lighttight and hillypilly, each 10 letters long, are the longest words consisting only of letters with ascenders, descenders and dots in lower case.
- Tittifill, 9 letters long, is the longest word consisting only of letters with ascenders or dots in lower case.
- Honorificabilitudinitatibus, 27 letters long, is the longest word consisting strictly of alternating consonants and vowels.
- Dermatoglyphics, misconjugatedly and uncopyrightable , each 15 letters long, are the longest words in which no letter appears more than once.
- Unprosperousness, 16 letters long, is the longest word in which each letter occurs at least twice.
- Esophagographers, 16 letter long, is the longest word in which each of its letters occurs twice.
- Discrete - discreet is the longest homophonic anagram (2 similarly pronounced words that are spelled differently but sound the same and are composed of the same letters).
- Redivider is the longest common palindromic word ( a word reading the same backwards and forwards).
- The longest words that are reverse images of each other are stressed anddesserts .
Thursday, December 24, 2009
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Well, anyway, enjoy your snowy day (if you have some snow!)
Friday, December 18, 2009
(Source: Yahoo/Associated Press)
What I think:
Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? On the lanes, snow is glistening….a beautiful sight…we'll be happy tonight. Let's walk on the winter wonderland!
It seems that the weather seems to be accurate with all the snow on the states surrounding Ohio! I'm glad that as the winter recess came, snow is coming also this way! Do you have some? Take some pictures!
Don't you think Google is too fast on everything? What do you think of its Nexus, Google's new phone? How about the new Google Chrome OS?
I really like to write. But I don't always get ideas quickly. It would take at least 30 minutes or so to get them. Anyway, I want to make blogging as my hobby and pastime. That way, I can improve my writing a little. These are my goals from this blogging:
- to entertain and inspire you,
- to make life lively as possible,
- to learn from you (comment!),
- improve my writing skills,
- and continue to be a part of the world wide network.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Anyways, I'm excited for the holiday break even though I will be having a painful surgery! Posts will be flowing through tomorrow afternoon, and wish me luck (although I don't really need that much) on my Algebra exam!