Thursday, June 28, 2007

Joined a webring today!

The webring navigation is at the bottom of the page. Sorry. I tried to put it in the right side bar, but it kept forcing items too far to the right. Stupid script. It can't be changed, so the bottom is where it stays for now. You should check it out. There are plenty of interesting sites to surf through.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Next thing you know, the Ninty DS will have Open Canvas...Wait...

Colors! Is the next best thing for taking OC on the go. It is a fully functional digital painting application created as homebrew for the Nintendo DS. What's required is a flash cart, as is required for all homebrew programs. You can get a pretty good one here. This post was made possible by Kakkoii (not his real name of course), a web friend who referred me to both products. I'm going to get me a flash cart when I can afford it, and I'll play with Colors!. But this week is bill week. Bill week makes me cry. :'(

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IBackup: Second to none while offering drag-and-drop simplicity

There are a lot of places on the web that offer storage space for all kinds of files. Maybe you went a little bat crazy converting your favorite vinyl albums to digital. Maybe you're a small businessman who has a lot of records to transfer to another computer but can't because your removable storage just doesn't have enough space. Maybe you have a huge collection of family photos that need saving, but the files are large in order to keep the pictures high in quality. In all of the above cases, sometimes your own local hard drive storage is not enough.You need web storage that's reliable, high in performance, and above all else affordable. IBackup has the perfect solution, its Online Storage system.

IBackup's online storage comes with exclusive access to either a web browser-based and desktop-based drag-and-drop file transfer protocol client. Both are made to be easy for anyone who's beginner to intermediate concerning using FTP for web storage. Just like Window's Explorer program, all you have to do is drag your file to your IBackup drive, mapped onto your computer as a network drive, and just drop it in the drive. With fast and secure access, you can access your IBackup account for storing files from anywhere. This service cannot be beaten by other competitors due to the high quality in service and affordable plans offered. If you need more file space, then please consider IBackup. It makes online file storage simple and convenient for everyone no matter the situation.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Presenting my latest endeavor in paid web design

I want to promote the man whose site I created a little while ago. I shall call him Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee wanted me to create a web site for his St. Louis-based cleaning company, "Lee's Executive Cleaning Services". I was happy to take up my first client (even to the contrary of my previous post post about this deal), so I created a basic site that suits the needs of his company. Should the man want more added to the site, I will update it for a fee. That's how that rolls. I'm not planning to undersell myself to no one [anymore]. Perhaps friends of my mom can get a discount, but as far as people I don't know, they're going to have to settle with paying at least $200 for a web site design from me. :P I suppose I should add a screen shot of the site to my design gallery. I'll do that. :)

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I like buying products online, especially my computer parts. My first ever internet purchase was pack of RAM for my computer. It was cheaper than getting computer parts at the retail stores in my area. Fortunately most retail stores, such as Best Buy, Circuit City, and Office Depot have their own online stores nowdays. Not only can I shop at the retailers from home, saving time and gas, but I can have my product shipped to me. It's even better if I can pick up straight from the store instead of waiting for my product to arrive at my home. It's even EVEN better if I can get free shipping with my purchase, or even just a discount on the product. That is where online coupon codes come in. No more cutting coupons out of the paper, wasting time and energy. A very popular website provides the masses of internet users with coupons to use at their favorite retail web sites - Coupon Chief!

Coupon Chief has many online store coupons to choose from: Hewlett Packard, Dell, The Gap, Staples,, Comp USA, and even department stores such as Sears, Target, and Wal-Mart. Thousands of stores to find coupons for, it's fantastic. I've signed up at already to take on the deals provided for Best Buy. After all, a geek girl's gotta have her gadget fix, not to mention taking advantage of buying my usual ladies apparel at discount prices. You just can't beat the savings found at Coupon Chief!

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Shoop da whoop: The Lazer Collection

Anyone who's familiar with the antics of 4Chan should know about the "Shoop da Whoop" meme. I find this video hilarious because if it's randomness. It reminds me of the Demented Cartoon Movie found on, only not 30 minutes long. IMMA FIRIN' MAH LAZAAAAAHR!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

As an 80s child, I fully endorse this webcomic strip

Least I Could Do: Comic 6-23-07

I'm with the fictional characters in this strip - I hope that the incarnations that Michael Bay have created do great justice (or at least decent justice) to my childhood love of the Transformers.

In other news, I've increased the front page post count to 3 posts. I have decided to go along with the plan of separating my portfolio stuff from this web site. Lexi's Lounge is far too personal for my search for real-world work. I will have my portfolio hosted elsewhere, but it will be linked to from this site. I won't say what domain I'll use for it for paranoia of it being bought up and auctioned off. Trust me, it happens. Any work that will be in my web portfolio will be added to the galleries regardless.

Speaking of the gallery, I did mention that I'm its creator, yes? Well, back when I created it, I commented within the scripts to make sure that if I did decide to distribute the gallery as a package it would be decipherable to those who may perhaps have better knowledge of the Perl CGI language. Maybe I didn't comment on the functions as much as I should have, but the scripts are actually quite simple. If anyone is interested in the gallery as a zip file, comment on this post. I'll holla back, and we can work something out.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

PayPerPost: Get paid to blog!

Forget those blogging sites that pay you to use their blogs. PayPerPost pays you much more based on the opportunities advertisers post at the site. If you love blogging, then you have lots of money to make with this. You can write reviews on companies or their products or even post entertainment ads.

Do you have a MySpace profile complete with blog? Use it to make yourself some cash and refer all of your listed friends. That means even more money for you. Sign up by clicking the banner above. Happy blogging!

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Pixia English Version is back in action!

On June 3rd, Pixia ver. 4 has finally been added to the English Pixia web site. The site has been given a new look for the occasion, which has been a long time coming.

According to the site, Pixia has been rewritten (though it doesn't look like it, heh) to keep up with the times. What I would like to see happen is the addition of paint brushes that blend the colors as a person paints. Geez, even OpenCanvas 1.1 has blending as you paint. Alas, it doesn't look like it's in Pixia, but I'm sure there's a way to create brushes that blend colors.

Anyway, check the site, download the new version, and see for yourselves. If you're wondering where the link to the Pixia forums when, it's right here:

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Posting with the new Windows Live Writer Beta 2

Just testing to see if it works. A few people at blogger who are trying to use it say they can't log in. I say they might being trying to enter their account with the wrong information. For the rest out there, please read Live Writer's instructions carefully.

Check the WLW support community for tech support concerning any bugs or problems. Remember, WLW is BETA; it's not going to work right for everyone right away.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

MyLot! Get paid to be a part of a discussion community

I signed up for a really nice site called My Lot, which is a place where users can add their blog for syndication and discuss any top they choose (I believe even "adult" matters can be talked about, but don't hold me to it). Lots of blogs are listed, including the popular ones you already read everyday. Any of the MyLot members can surf among the blogs to read topics and discuss them at the feeds' websites or start their own discussions on MyLot.

This following link is my myLot User Profile. I joined because it's great exposure to me and my own website. And it offers a great incentive to all who sign up. Not only do you get to meet a lot of cool people and create a network of friends and contacts, you get paid to. How sweet is that? All of you rabid MySpace people should know a thing or two about growing your own network of friends. Syndicate your MySpace profiles and blogs at MyLot and make your networks bigger. Blogger users too can join in and syndicate their blogs at MyLot in order to increase readership (and possibly generate more sales with your AdSense ads. Whether or not you have either kind of blog, it shouldn't stop you from putting your hands in the cookie jar with the rest of us. :D

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Here comes the gravy train!

A week ago I managed to get a client from my mother, who happens to be one of her real estate clients. He wanted a website and 300 business cards. Now the card design was based off the web site design, which I'll upload a screen shot of both to the gallery as soon as I get his site up and going. This is the good news. The bad news is that I let the man get away with all of that for $180. ALL OF IT. And he had the nerve to say he was patronizing me because he's my first official design commission and that I should keep my prices low because the people in the city won't understand that they're paying for the designing of their product and the printing that occurs afterwards. What he implied is that our city's black urban community is too stupid to understand that a $250 commission is actually cheap in comparison to what most other graphic designers will charge them.

Oh-My-God. I charged him cheaply for my designs and charged him the difference of the supplies I had to buy for the cards. He got off so light it actually makes me a little upset. I'll never do that again. If someone wants me to design anything like a web site or business card or any design work, they're going to have to come off of at least $250 for me to do it, not including the printing costs. I'm seriously trying to make a career out of the talent I have, and I'm not going to be pressured by (people who think they know so much but need to pay designers to do what they actually don't know much about) tell me what price I should charge anyone. Period. Now get off my chesticles. Jerks. >:[

In much better news, I mailed off my resume, complete with cover letter and tear sheet to a healthcare center here in the area. Hopefully I'll be hearing from someone this week. In the meantime I've been filling my time with this. This program has some serious money-making potential. I plan to stay with it, because it's one of the very few out there that can be trusted when it comes to making money off the internet. After signing up, members can sign up with other trusted programs in order to increase earnings and gain more people to join in the profits to be made. If you have or can manage to get enough social pull, I suggest getting everyone you know into participating in Marketing Pond and its affiliated programs.

The easiest program to participate in is Agloco. The company is owned by the users, and user activity is tracked through a spyware-free, adware-free, and above all virus-free viewbar that is easily installed and controlled from the desktop. The viewbar must be running in order for Agloco to track your web surfing. That's all you get paid to do: web surf. It's the easiest money making venture ever. And as with the rest of the marketing programs, the best way to benefit from Agloco is to sign up, download the viewbar, and tell all of your family, friends, and work associates about it.

What's even better is to sign up from Marketing Pond and then sign up to Agloco from there. Also sign up for any other programs that interest you. The more you sign up for and participate in, the more potential you have to make money from doing what you usually do when you connect to the web, which is probably next to nothing. Please check out Marketing Pond, and good luck if you sign up! Contact me if you do and I can send you a few tips to get you started on promoting the programs for yourself. :D

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