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А вы хотите зарабатывать с блога? [29 Mar 2010|10:19pm]

Всем привет!

Недавно заметил в блоге Игоря Бигдана рекламный баннер, где он предлагает рекламу в своем блоге. И тоже задумался над тем, как бы получить хотя бы небольшую копеечку со своего увлечения.

Наткнулся на форуме блоггеров http://www.bloggers.su/forum/ на раздел о монетизации блогов http://www.bloggers.su/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=29, там обсуждаются многие вопросы, смысл которых мне непонятен. Тем не менее, некоторые из участников озвучивали цифры, и у некоторых якобы доход с блога был такой, что с основной работы можно было уйти... я бы тоже так хотел...

Особенно заинтересовала тема: Как начать зарабатывать на блоге? В ней новичкам, в т.ч. и мне, объясняют как найти рекламодателей для блога, какими способами вообще можно заработать... короче интересно блин и перспективно, как мне кажется.

А вы что думаете об этом?
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One giant leap for.... mankind? [12 Nov 2007|12:19pm]

Space Station Gets Its First Woman Commander
Since First Station in 1970s, Men Have Been in Charge. Peggy Whitson Breaks the Mold.

October 19, 2007 11:35:39 AM PDT

Peggy Whitson makes it look so easy. The Iowa farmer's daughter is now the first woman to command the International Space Station, and she says it's really no big deal.

Her colleague, Pam Melroy, who will command the shuttle flight scheduled to head to the space station Tuesday, said Whitson is the perfect person for the job.

From ABCnews.


The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. Throughout history, women have made valuable contributions to these fields. Although these disciplines are still dominated by men, and these women are seen as exceptions, there is a growing appreciation of cultural and gender diversity in the workplace. The Women of NASA interactive project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers and demonstrates how these women balance personal and professional responsibilities.

From NASA Quest.


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A Taste Of Home. [26 Oct 2007|05:36pm]

Harper to meet Dalai Lama over Chinese Protests
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:52 PM EDT

By Randall Palmer

OTTAWA (Reuters) - For the first time, the prime minister of Canada will meet the Dalai Lama in a public fashion at an official venue next week, despite Chinese warnings that it could hurt bilateral relations.

The office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday he would meet the Tibetan religious leader in Harper's suite in Parliament on Monday afternoon and would allow photographers to record the event.

Harper's predecessor Paul Martin met the Dalai Lama in 2004, but only privately at the home of the Roman Catholic archbishop in Ottawa.

"It is a major step forward," said Dermod Travis, executive director of the Canada-Tibet Committee.

(From Reuters Canada.)


"But I'm very libertarian in the sense that I believe in small government and, as a general rule, I don't believe in imposing values upon people."
-- Stephen Harper

(As quoted on BrainyQuotes.com.)


(Image from the Office of the Prime Minister.)
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Inspired by a conversation with spikyme... [31 May 2007|12:58pm]



Doroteo Arango Arámbula (June 5, 1878 – July 23, 1923) — better known as Francisco Villa or, by the nickname for Francisco "Pancho". Pancho Villa — was one of the foremost leaders of the Mexican Revolution and provisional governor of the Mexican state of Chihuahua in 1913 and 1914. Villa mostly operated in the northern theatre of the war, centering on Chihuahua, in the north of Mexico. Villa is often referred to as El centauro del norte (The Centaur of the North), due to his celebrated cavalry attacks as a general. Numerous streets and neighborhoods in Mexico are named for Villa. In the United States, Villa is principally remembered for his 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico, that provoked the Punitive Expedition commanded by General John J. Pershing, although the raid itself was a fairly minor event in Villa's military campaign history.

(From Wikipedia.com.)


Biography for -- Adam Beach

- Is a Saulteaux Indian from Manitoba, Canada, one of three North American Indians tribesmen who appeared prominently in Windtalkers (2002).
- Member of the Ojibwa Nation (Native American).
- Spent six months learning the Navajo for role in Windtalkers (2002).
- Lost both his parents in separate accidents, only months apart, when he was 8 years old.
- Resides in Ottawa, Canada
- Spends a lot of time doing speaking engagements all over North America particularly with Native American and First Nation youth.
- Has two sons: Noah (born in 1996) and Luke (born in 1998).

(From IMDb.com.)


The concept of a land bridge may imply a narrow, restricted passageway, but the Bering Land Bridge was in fact a large area of land, about the size of British Columbia and Alberta put together, and up to 1000 kilometers wide in places. It is thought to have been the route traveled by the first settlers of the Americas, as they made their way from Siberia into Alaska and from there to the rest of North and South America. It was also a migratory pathway for a wide variety of terrestrial mammals from lemmings to mammoth.

(From the SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.)


It is unknown if Adam Beach owns a Chihuahua. I'm still looking into it.
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Separated at birth? [20 Feb 2007|04:09pm]


Image from The Globe And Mail.


Image from ReviewJournal.com.


Making it "right".
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You just can't win. Well... you can. And then you can lose again. [10 Nov 2006|01:07am]

"When Daniel Igali won a gold medal for Canada at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he stood on the podium and wept. His were tears of joy and hard-fought success—but they were also tears of promise. He knew that now another of his dreams would come true: he would use his new-found fame to help build a new primary school for the children of his hometown in Nigeria."
Source: Canadian International Development Agency.


"Olympic wrestling champion Daniel Igali, stabbed four times in the back of the neck during a recent robbery at his home in Nigeria, shudders at how close he may have come to dying."
Article from the Toronto Star newspaper.


Image from AllPosters.com.
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November Long Weekend. [07 Nov 2006|08:55pm]

I am adding a personal note to my regular format to point out that I am well and truly disgusted by all these "November Long Weekend" party events being held and advertised around my city.

Doesn't anyone remember what Remembrance Day is for? You want me to go to the KICKIN'EST PARTY OF THE YEAR on the night of the eleventh day of the eleventh month? Not only does your disrespect and ignorance make me sick, it makes me very very very sad.

I have family in the armed forces. Both of my grandfathers fought in the second world war. I will be at a cenotaph, reflecting on what they were and are willing to give so that I may live free -- their lives.

Here's a little info on Remembrance Day. Lest we forget.


In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, brigade-surgeon to the First Brigade of the Canadian Forces Artillery, World War 1. Poem first published in 1915.

"The day before he wrote his famous poem, one of McCrae's closest friends was killed in the fighting and buried in a makeshift grave with a simple wooden cross. Wild poppies were already beginning to bloom between the crosses marking the many graves. Unable to help his friend or any of the others who had died, John McCrae gave them a voice through his poem. It was the second last poem he was to write."
Story and poem from Veterans Affairs Canada.


"Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware.

Since its inception, the Commission has constructed 2,500 war cemeteries and plots, erecting headstones over graves and, in instances where the remains are missing, inscribing the names of the dead on permanent memorials. Over one million casualties are now commemorated at military and civil sites in some 150 countries."
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission official website. Emphasis added.


Image from Canadiana.org.

Image from Glenbow.org.

Image from Montreal's Expo 76 archive site.
All above photos are of Vimy Ridge, France, during the First World War.
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Oneplusoneday. [06 Nov 2006|07:28pm]

Main Entry: ig·no·rant
Pronunciation: 'ig-n(&-)r&nt
Function: adjective

1 a : destitute of knowledge or education (an ignorant society); also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified (parents ignorant of modern mathematics) b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence (ignorant errors).
Merriam Webster Online


"American parents and educators seem to regard their children's education as an afterthought; something that detracts from their 3 month summer vacation plans. Lest we start talking about ineffective local, state and federal governments when it comes to doing a better job of teaching our kids better."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sound Off #77007, October 3, 2006


Image from Flamevault.com

EDIT: define irony! The image is broken, and I cannot recall what it was supposed to be...
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Sabbath Sun Day. [06 Nov 2006|04:36am]

Top 100 "Fundies Say The Darndest Things" Quotes - Number 2.

"One of the most basic laws in the universe is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This states that as time goes by, entropy in an environment will increase. Evolution argues differently against a law that is accepted EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE. Evolution says that we started out simple, and over time became more complex. That just isn't possible: UNLESS there is a giant outside source of energy supplying the Earth with huge amounts of energy. If there were such a source, scientists would certainly know about it."


"Other information: The Sun formed about 5 billion years ago from a huge cloud of gas and dust. The Sun is an average-size, middle-aged star.

The Sun's core converts 700 million tons of hydrogen gas into 695 million tons of helium gas every second. The remaining 5 million tons of matter are converted to an amount of pure energy that's about six hundred times greater than the amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls produces in one second."


Image from Tubby.jp
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F is for Friday fun! [04 Nov 2006|01:32am]


To be unique in a positive way. To be unusual and eye-catching. Having eclective and desired qualities.

Oh wow, those boots are so effie!

This entry received 12 thumbs up, and two thumbs down.

Source: UrbanDictionary.


The Big Effen Bee, by Matt McGinn

He kept bees in the old town of Effen.
An Effen beekeeper was he.
And one day this Effen beekeeper.
Was stung by a big Effen bee.

Now this big Effen beekeeper's wee Effen wife
For the big Effen polis1 she ran.
For there's nobody can sort out a big Effen bee
Like a big Effen polisman can.

The big Effen polisman, he did his nut2!
And he ran down the main Effen street;
In his hand was a big Effen baton,
He had big Effen boots on his feet.

The polis got hold of this big Effen bee
And he twisted the Effen bee's wings,
But this big Effen bee got his own back;
For this big Effen bee had two stings.

Now they're both in the Effen museum,
Where the Effen folk often come see,
The remains of the big Effen polis...
Stung to death by the big Effen bee.

That's the end of that wee Effen story;
'Tis an innocent wee Effen tale.
But if you ever tell it in Effen
You'll end up in the old Effen jail!

1. Polis, polisman -- Police, policeman. Common Scottish slang term.
2. "Did his nut" -- went crazy, went wild. Common British slang phrase.


Image from Botanical.com
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