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Back to the Grind

thailand countrysideSo I’m settled in Thailand.

Beautiful country with the nicest people I’ve met anywhere on Earth. Its a very peaceful country with great weather and its ridiculously affordable too. I’ve been here 2 months and I estimate it costs roughly 15-20% of what it costs in LA or DC (my last 2 residences) to live here. Dinner for the wife and I usually costs $2 US and our 4 bedroom townhouse costs us $100 US a month to rent.

Anyways, enough about Thailand. Its time to get back to work on this blog! I’ve been spending a lot of my time writing on my stock market Blog – Penny Stalker – since the world economy is in upheaval. There are tons and tons of affordable stocks right now, so working on my portfolio has been nearly a full time job.

This post, albeit a short one, because I have to catch up on my real work of webmastering a couple dozen sites, is about a great new Web 2.0 software I ran across. The name is Dolphin. Its free and chock full of features including video sharing, blogging, user profiles, commenting, classifieds, etc. It even has its own chat system for instant messages.

The reason I mention it here is because Dolphin allows you to own your very own video sharing community. I’ve been working on two installs for clients over the last month. The technical process of installation is pretty complex, but managing the site is easy.

If you’d like me to install a copy for you, hit me up on my website – masteryan.com.

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March 19, 2008 Posted by | video, world | , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Become Popular

2008 has been a crazy year so far for me. A few new clients, lots of travel, and oh yea, I’m moving to Thailand this week. Lotsa fun and little time to blog.

Kevin NaltsExcuses aside, I planned to write about this guy Kevin Nalts (see his website or on YouTube) the next time I blogged here. He just gave me a reason to do it today. Nalts is a “self-proclaimed viral-video genius” who’s really good at creating viral videos and getting them viewed by tons of people. Some of his videos are hilarious, like Farting in Public, Googleheads (thumbs up!!), and GPS on PMS.

The reason I wrote about Nalts today, instead of a few weeks from now when I felt like it, is Nalts just published a new eBook called, “How to Become Popular on YouTube Without Any Talent.” Its a free and very informative eBook that explains how YouTube works, common pitfalls of the site, and how to get millions of people to watch your videos.

You can download the ebook here:
How to Become Popular on YouTube Without Any Talent

Oh yea, a little blog news update: Thailand blocks thousands of websites, including most of YouTube. So its possible I won’t be able to surf YouTube from Thailand. I’ll let you know how that goes..

January 15, 2008 Posted by | viral video, world, YouTube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reality of Jericho

nuclear explosion

I’ve been watching the TV show Jericho for free on CBS Innertube. The story line is that several US cities were destroyed by hydrogen suitcase bombs planted by terrorists. Jericho is a small town outside of Denver trying to cope with this disaster and the degrading state of the country. Homeland Security is featured in the show, and they do as terrible a job as you would expect.

 So, it got me thinking, what is the actual plan if this happens?

First, Homeland Security wants you to be prepared. They’ve created a preparedness website to help you plan for a disaster. It includes helpful tips on preparing your family, even for everyday things like fires, floods, and power outtages.

The Pentagon’s plan is to prevent an attack by nuking any foreign hostiles before they can attack the US. This of course wouldn’t prevent the attack shown in Jericho (or a 9/11 type attack either), since the weapons used in the show were smuggled into the US and triggered locally (and by the way, Bush already has a plan to nuke Iran). A domestic prevention is unlikely, since a majority of US military & federal resources are scooping up oil the Middle East. Also, considering how many Mexicans I saw in California last month, I’d say our borders are anything by secure. 

If or when our infrastructure is destroyed by a disaster, things will fall apart rapidly. I think there won’t be any plan that will effectively work because people go crazy and get primitive when faced with a traumatic experience. Just look at what happened in New Orleans. Not to mention all the crime and corruption that happened AFTER the goverment responded. 

What are we supposed to do? Build bunkers & collect an arsenal?

The best resource I’ve found for preparing yourself for any disaster, including airplane hijackings, armed robbery, or a nuclear attack is Secrets of Survival. If you are paranoid or just like to be prepared, that site will give you all the insights and info you need to know.

Beyond that, be good to your neighbors (including the foreign ones) so this doesn’t happen!

December 31, 2007 Posted by | military, tv, world | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment