Making money online

This is a subject many people were curious of, at one point or another.  The internet just basically came from no-where about 30 years ago and now it thrives.

Who would have imaged all those years ago that you could set up a camera, and talk into it for several hours during a day about a vlog, which is basically a show that revolves around the person holding the camera, and you know what?  Youtube pays them for it.

Most of them aren’t rich.  But, for many of those stars on youtube, if they’re posting vlogs every day, chances are they’re being paid enough to do it day after day.

But, sure, vlogging isn’t for most people.  Even if you were to vlog, would have to do it long enough for people to catch on, and provide videos interesting enough to keep people coming back time after time.

That’s the key to it, though.  Repetition.

No, not every successful video on youtube is a blog, but people with successful youtube carriers do have something in common.  They many videos.  Even if you had a one-hit-wonder, you wouldn’t maintain success if you didn’t follow it up with something.

This is one of the most important things when considering to make money online.  Things will most likely start off slow.  What you must do is repeat your process, and build a reputation.  As this is done, you will begin to gather more of a following.  The internet is about making connections.  You could never make a sizable income being alone when absolutely no one knows about you.

One thing that’s important when building a reputation online is making sure you stick to whatever it is you do.  Don’t be the person who’s always doing something different every other day of the week.  This leaves the impression that whatever you’re doing just isn’t working well enough  for you.

If you don’t put in the effort, it doesn’t matter the success rate of the program.  Even if it had a success rate of 97.8% you are going to fail if you don’t have the effort.

Never ask someone else how much you will make.  That ultimately depends on you.  Instead, tell them how much you want.  Be realistic about it, and maybe you’ll get tips on how to better get to your goal.

Again, because this is very important, do not join every new program you see.  Do not spread your resources too thin.  There’s only so much time in a day.  Trying to get with six different online businesses, even if they’re all legitimate, you’ll fail because those six are going to all be competing for your time.

Then, there’s another important thing.  Using your brain.  If something seems sensible, rational, and makes a lot of sense.  It most probably is.  But if someone says to you they have an easy, click-button-and-forget software that will make you $12,054 in 14 days for only $9.99 a month, it is most definitely a scam.  Also, never trust anyone who puts the dollar sign after the number (12,054$). That’s not where it goes.

I will be posting more blogs on this soon, as I try to get back into my rhythm of posting.  However, if you are looking to get started earning online, I suggest starting here, and provide an e-mail address.  Don’t forget to like, share, follow, etc.  There will be more to come.

What is, and Why is Addiction?

Quite a bit of time has passed since my last blog.  I’m going to try and juggle them into my schedule again.  I was watching a video, and it brought up a very interesting topic, but before going in head first, I wanted to start off with the word, “Addiction.”

What does that mean?  What is it?

Addiction is an impulse to an activity, which becomes harder to put down to to fluctuating levels of pleasure in the brain.  I’ll try not to make this subject too complicated.

However, in simple terms, addiction is constantly doing an activity to satisfy the brain’s reliance, or extreme desire for a chemical.

Now, in cases where you need more and more of it to get the same effect, the reason is because of the damaging of receptors in the brain.  Your reliance depends on more and more and you’re having to do it through fewer and fewer receptors.  That’s the basics idea behind it.

In the beginning, I said I wanted to discuss something more, and that is the following question:

Why do we become addicted?  Sure, addiction in itself is a problem, but it isn’t as simple as saying, “Joe hung around the wrong crowd, and just chose to do bad things.” It was because Joe needed to find a group of people that filled a void from another problem and then, uses addictive materials to fill a gap.

I could then get into how people are a product of their environment.  But, we don’t all react to the same situations in the same manner.  We’re not all programmed the same way.  That’s why you get two people in the exact same situation and have one person who chooses to give up, and another person who makes the choice for change.

Does that make the person who gave up a bad person?  I don’t think so.  Not necessarily.  A fish may be a good swimmer, but it might not be so great when it comes to flying.  Same with birds.  It’s about being in an element you can take control in.   Not everyone has control of there environment, and even fewer can change the way they’re wired up internally.

Anyway, before I go so far off the subject that I end up over the cliff of no return, I wanted to write this to exercise thought over this issue.  What issue is your addiction providing an escape from?  I’d imagine too, that the further back the addiction goes, the older the cause for escape?

And, the hope is that this blog triggers you to either face a problem you have, or help someone else get to the root of theirs.  I’ll close by saying, I don’t think every form of escape is addiction.

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Am I getting older?

Daily Prompt.

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New Wrinkles

You wake up one day and realize you’re ten years older than you were the previous night. Beyond the initial shock, how does this development change your life plans?

I think I’d be too concerned with how, or why this is happening. I’m not going to be the person who looks in the mirror, to say, “Hey, I’m getting older, I should go sky diving before I die!”

But, only ten years?  I wouldn’t have a single wrinkle or gray hair on my face.  However, once I did notice I was older, I would likely want to figure out why it’s happening and if it’s still happening.

My phone began it’s wake-up chime at 8:00am.  Resisting the urge to throw it across the room, I struggled, tapping at the screen to cease the annoying jingle.

Standing from the bed, an intense amount of pressure built up around my ankle joints.  It pained greatly just to walk.

“Why is this happening again?!” I thought to myself.

Why did I feel so much older, all of a sudden?  But it wasn’t quite like the last time.  My back and fingers were hurting too.

I couldn’t manage to make it the full distance of my room.  My feet just gave out and my knees collided against the floor, before laying completely flat.

It was there, I looked to my left at the only mirror in the room.  Something was different.  But, I’d just woken up, so my vision wasn’t very much sharp at all.

After a raged struggle with my body, crawling through the floor, I’d somehow managed to get to the bathroom, and used the sink as a platform to pull myself up.  More angry with the pain pinching at my joints than anything else.  Was I getting older?  I looked again in the mirror, trying to convince myself that I was okay, except I noticed something.  A single gray hair.

“What?  How?”

Something wasn’t right.  I’m only twenty-four, so there wasn’t a reason for me to have a gray hair, right?   I walked slowly, bracing myself for the pain of each wide step as I waddled back to my bedroom, thinking of what to do next, I didn’t feel good, remembering I had a long scribble of things left to finish on my bucket list.

The whole situation was putting a lot of stress on my brain. It reminded me of a particular subject of a blog, I’d been tossing about in my head.

Stories have climaxes in them.  I thought to myself if life itself were also supposed to have some sort climax.  But, my problem was that that nothing overly exciting in life had ever happened to me.  At least nothing so exciting that I would consider it the best possible thing to happen in my life, and here I was, getting older.

It was time to get finished with that list.

 

 

Excessive Passwords For No Good Reason!!

^$kjo634-048310285DE9076023101#$%$#

See that?  You know what that is?  An easy, random sequence of random characters and numbers I made up.  That’s honestly how my actual passwords look.  But you know what?  My real password is over 50 characters, and uses a mix of random characters, much like the one above, however, obviously much longer.

Now, I know, not everyone can take a password like that and memorize it, especially if it’s 50 digits long. I don’t write ’em down either.  I don’t see a point to writing down a long password somewhere, if someone finds it, it doesn’t matter how long it is.  No, I’m not a machine, but then again, who knows.

So, I went to Microcenter to drop off my Laptop.  It had been giving me issues for the longest time and, you know what?  I left my 50 digit password on the thing and the technicians are having issues logging into my computer.  Now, I know that it’s going to take a while longer for me to get my laptop back.  But, it feels so good knowing it’s giving them this much trouble.

Hopefully, it means that if the thing ever gets stolen, it would be useless.  Moreover, I wouldn’t care if those guys wiped my entire hard drive on that computer.  Nothing important is even on the thing anyway.

But, i figured I’d take the time to talk about passwords today.

Now, if you have something like your name (or someone you know) followed your birthday, keep in mind that there are programs out there that guesses passwords one after another, until it finds one that works.  If you use all lowercase letters and no symbols, it shouldn’t take very long.

But yeah, I get it, 50 characters….  Beyond excessive.  And, what do you do with something like that?  Use it over again?  No….

Yes, I have a 50 digit password for my computer.  Okay, so admittedly, I used the same 50 digit password for both my main computers.   But, these passwords are something that I do not use online.  There’s reasons… Take the PlayStation Network, for example…  After they were hacked, I made a 40 digit password.  PSN wont let you create anything longer than that.  The password itself, features random numbers, letters and is dissimilar from the password I use on my computers.

Here’s some of the things I do, though.

Throw together some numbers that sound good together to you.  Don’t make it anything that exists already, like your birth date, phone number, or something.  Start with a number….  say… 7.  702…. 103…  Those sound good to me…  But, let’s add more numbers.  The number 28 for good measure.  Say it in your head… 702, 103.. 702… 103…  Just don’t forget the 28 at the end…  And, there you have it.. two easy, three-digit numbers.  With 28 at the end.

I recommend keeping these numbers committed to memory for at least two days before trying to put them into a password.

So, now we have 70210328.  Totally random numbers  Not a phone number, not a social, or anything remotely important..  Now, let’s add some letters.  How about a game?  Rock Paper Scissors…

R-P-S…..  EASY!!!

okay, so now we have

R-P-S70210328   We’ve got hyphens now!  Cool!.  But, it’s still not good enough.  No, let’s get excessive!  Let’s take a company.  How about time warner cable?  Let’s throw that in after the numbers.

R-P-S70210328twc  lowercase letters added..  And now, we’re almost there… But, you know what?  Padding is good for password strength (sequential symbols)

&*(*&  that’s actually just 789 in forwards and reverse with the shift key held down.  (Look at your keyboard.)  And so, we have it…  Sadly, the way my memory works, I’ve already accidentally remembered this password.  However, I wont be using it of course.  No one should.  Just use this as reference for making your own.

Anyway, we have:

R-P-S70210328twc&*(*&

This is nothing compared to my other passwords.  The numbers get ridiculous.  However, employing a password like this onto your devices will help keep you safe..  Just make sure you commit them to memory for a few days before actually using them.

Now, passwords are supposed to be stored safely away, but some companies don’t.  So, what happens, is that hackers come along, steal all the passwords in the database and can look them all over with no issue, so having a long password only goes so far.

But, on the subject of internet safety, how about this….

You know those questions that ask you “Where were you born?” and etc. in case you need to reset your password?  Here’s a tip…  Answer the question with another password, or something that makes no sense.

Some sites allow you to come up with your own questions.  Don’t make a question that makes sense.

“How much today fits for after Friday when it’s Pluto inside?”

This will stump just about everyone who thought to themselves, “It should be easy, I know where they live and their name.”  Yeah, the people who know you.

I’m aware not everyone will be willing to try this, but something like 80% of passwords in use today are simple.  Even if I’ve inspired one person to come up with something more difficult, I’m happy.

Again, following what’s been said on this post will not make you impervious, but it will make you better than you are right now.

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Dead Or Alive 5: Ultimate Sale [AGAIN!]

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Well, if you missed out on the sale last month, I have news for you.  No, the characters are not back on sale – however, select costumes are!  Yeah, I know… not exciting…

But, also, Kokoro is being offered for free, much like Mila was last month.

For some odd reason, I do not see this being mentioned anywhere on the official Playstation blog.  However, you can take a look at things in the actual store, here. Or, click the banner above to go straight to Kokoro’s page.

Of course, as with every week, there is a sale going each week in the Playstation Store.  Check out the official blog here.

Finally, please be sure to check out my other posts.  There may be something of interest there.

Wow, you’re stupid.

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The Eighth Sin

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

Have you ever spoken to someone that instantly ends up on another topic?  “Wow, I don’t even know what you’re talking about anymore!”

There’s been a few times where I wonder what is wrong with some people.  “Dude, I was talking to you about global warming, how are you talking about sun roofs in cars?…  They both have the sun in common, right?”

You ever go for a walk, and there’s that one person you don’t feel like talking to, that just so happens to show up, from no where?  I was doing just that, and it happened.

“Hey, what’s up?” he greeted.

“Yeah, what’s up,” I casually greeted back, as I slowed my walk speed.  The notion that I was in no mood for conversation with this particular fellow completely masked under what I assume was kindness.  Maybe I was expecting a redemption of the last conversation.

“Did you get that thing, yet?” he asked suddenly.

“Thing?”

“Yeah, you know?  That thing we were talking about last time, that you were telling me about, that’s supposed to make your internet go really fast?”

“What?  You mean a router?”

“Yeah! Doesn’t it like, make your internet download movies at like… five-hundred megabytes a second?”

“Dude, that’s not-” I felt trying to explain the difference between megabytes per second, and megabits per second would be futile and stopped myself mid-sentence. “Never mind.  But no, the router doesn’t make your internet go any faster.  I only use that for wireless connectivity and I already have one.”

“Oh,” he replied back.  Dull and with no emotion was too hard to tell what was going through his mind at this point.

“It’s all only going to be as fast as the lowest link anyway,” I added.

“Lowest link?”

“Yeah,” I said.

“Well, I have this one computer that’s like — it runs really slow, but the rest of the computers, like the one in my room, it goes faster.”

“Didn’t you tell me that computer was almost ten years old?”

“Well, yeah, but — it’s slow and my other computer is fast.  It’s like, the rapid station.”

“What?”  At this point, the conversation was taking a turn for the worse, and I knew it.

“Yeah, so like… when you ride on the trains there’s like — okay, so I got my ticket, right?  And, after I got my ticket, I waited for the train for fifteen minutes and when I took my seat, it looked like it was going fast, but when you look at it from the outside, the outside seems to be moving slowly.”

So many questions popped into my head during his response, that I didn’t know how exactly to respond.

“How long was the ride?” I asked.  My white flag had been raised, the conversation was a loss.  But it was okay, as we weren’t far from the store.

“Well, it was about a half hour to forty-five minutes.” he replied before going into a long pause.

“Did you-”

“But,” he finally continued, cutting me mid-sentence. “While I waited there and I saw all these people there, I wondered what all those people were doing there.”

“What was the problem?”

“You know how like, around Christmas time, everything gets crowded and there’s all sorts of people everywhere, because they have somewhere to go?”

“Yeah?”

“Yeah, well, it was kinda like that.  There were all these people around, but it wasn’t a holiday, so I wondered what all these people were doing there,” he said, emphasizing on people for some odd reason.

“Was it last Monday?”

“Yeah.”

“So, it was Memorial Day.”

“Oh.”

I’d never been happier to get in front of a grocery store, my only hope was that he was going somewhere else.  My nerves were seriously in need of rest.

“Well, I’ve got a few things to get in the store, so I should head in and get them.”

“Okay, see you around.”

I never did find out what was so wrong about the rapid station being crowded on a holiday.

 

Thanks for reading.  Story is loosely based on someone I know, but it is like the other stories I write, completely fictional.  If you enjoyed it, please be sure to rate, comment, follow and all that good stuff.

Fast Food Is Fantastic!

Daily prompt.  Be sure to check out previous blog posts here.

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?

You know, what?  Someone needs to come up with a 3D printer that is able to print out cheese burgers ready to eat!. Think about it  All you would have to do is buy spools of burger meat, that would never expire, and same for the bread, ketchup, pickle and whatever else.

It would be so much better than microwaving a day old patty that’s lumped over like a person with no self esteem.

It would be an even faster food with no expiration.  You wouldn’t even have to leave the house.

Well, if you ask, “Why not cook your own food if you wont leave the house anyway?” I wont have an answer for you.

3D printers are taking over everything.  If it’s made of plastic, it can be 3D printed.  Very soon, it wont be limited to just that.  Soon, things like actual houses will be 3D printed and even things like body parts, and quite possibly, the meat you eat.  What better way to fight starvation, right?

But, of course, I’m joking.  Meats are in bad shape already and if you’re not careful, you might be eating bleached, repackaged old chicken, or something.

I don’t like fast food.  I don’t like restaurant food.  I’d much rather fire up the stove and cook something myself.  No, I’m not on a farm.  I just think you have to be careful and look at the food before you pick it up.  No one has microscopic vision, but if it doesn’t look healthy in the store, I don’t think I’d try it.

I don’t mind slicing.  I’m not the fastest slicer in the kitchen, but, I’d like to make sure I don’t get cut, as I don’t need to add my blood samples to the recipe.

Rather it’s something simple, like an experiment on a new recipe, (tried chicken-potato soup for the first time last week and it came out awesome on my first try.) or cutting things for a salad, or whatever else, it always beats the fast food places.

I’m aware that the only way to be 100% sure that your food is all-natural is to grow it yourself, but sometimes, that just isn’t always possible and I would like to enjoy myself at least a little bit, which means not worrying so much about what’s in the meat as long as it looks like a healthy cut.

There’s always the butcher too.

I don’t like dressings on my salads, I don’t like potato flakes in a box.  I’ll take my real potatoes and mash them myself.  I like adding sour cream and butter, which makes the texture so much better.

I also make sure there’s nothing too weird in the ingredient labels too.  Yes, I know that just because you can’t pronounce it, doesn’t mean it’s not natural,  but I always look to avoid some things like aspartame and others that probably shouldn’t be in our foods anyway.

How does that saying go about an ounce of prevention?