Do you think you’d make a good president? – The Daily Post Topic #166

Do you think you’d make a good president?

I would never want to be in office, but I think I would make a good president. My first thing to do in office would be to make the public schools better.

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The Google +1 Button

Google's new +1 button.I recently noticed an interesting new Google product: the +1 button! Basically what this thing does is appear in search results and web pages. When you click it, you log in with your Google Account and you basically say “I like this”. Your +1s will be used to help other people you know and around the world to find the same content when they Google Search. Your +1s can also be optionally added to your Google Profile. I’ve added support for +1s (you can click the button you see in the share section of my blog post pages [the page you see when you click the title of my blog posts, or in status posts, the date]), and I hope to soon add a big +1 button on my homepage.

You can visit Google’s +1 button home page at http://www.google.com/+1/button/, and you can add a +1 button to your page using the code at http://www.google.com/webmasters/+1/button/.

Cube Age

As I said in my earlier post, PyPRP2, a plugin used to make URU Ages, is now available.  I have began work on a very basic Age, currently known as Cube Age:

A screenshot of my Age.The small Age will feature a platform with four cones. I might add something more, I’m not sure. Once I find a way to host (maybe github), I’ll try and make the Age available. Until then, you can try and make your own Age using PyPRP2.

Google Chrome – Why I like it

Google Chrome LogoGoogle Chrome is a web browser from Google. Yeah, I bet you guessed that because of the name. But, Google Chrome is a lot more than a name.

You see, the main web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari were made back when the web was just text and links, before web apps like Google Mail or YouTube existed. So, those browsers were made to view text, links, and the occasional image. Flash didn’t exist and neither did PDF. The whole reason you can view those are because of other programs. So Google decided to redesign the web browser.

Chrome is super-fast, has an incredible extension gallery, is super-secure, and runs super-fast. If you noticed I said super-fast twice, I did that on purpose. Chrome is the fastest browser available, and was the first stable browser to pass Acid 3 testing. That means it met browser standards set by the W3 (World Wide Web Consortium).

Plus, Chrome includes Flash and a PDF viewer built-in. This means Chrome auto-updates those programs so you don’t have to.

How do you get Chrome? It’s available at www.google.com/chrome for free!

More Blog Updates

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I’ve done more updates to my site:

1. I’ve changed the theme to the new Twenty Eleven theme. Since my settings for all the themes I use are saved, I can switch easily between themes (Twenty Eleven, Twenty Ten, Kubrick, and Mystique).

2. I’ve decided to opt out of Post A Day 2011 for now. Things keep happening to prevent me from posting each day. Maybe I’ll sign up for Post A Week. I don’t know. I will, however, continue to use The Daily Post’s post ideas.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Don’t forget to like and comment!

10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box

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This is a great post, it keeps you from forgetting all those ideas you keep having.

10 Reasons Every Writer Should Keep an Idea Box | Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer How many times have I heard a (professional) writer tell me, “I really need an idea box?” Let me count the ways … What is an idea box? Simply put: it’s a box you keep close to your favorite writing spot (for me, on my desk) where you stash all those great ideas scribbled on random pieces of paper. Personally, I carry a small notebook in my purse and jot down all kinds of phrases throughout the day. Why do this? Well, here are 10 reasons EVERY wri … Read More

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