Showing posts from June, 2010

The World's Strangest Laws

25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

21. Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

19. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

18. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

16. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashor…

Search Profiles In Social Networks : 9 Popular Search Engines For Social Networks

Social network search engines help one to search dozens of social networking sites and other online sites by a person’s name, nickname, email address etc. Here we gathered a list of such search engines which can help you finding other people’s profiles in various social networking sites.
1. Social MentionSocial Mention is a social media search and an analysis platform. It aggregates user generated content from across the world into a single stream of information. In Social Mention you can search blogs, micro blogs, networks, bookmarks, comments, events, images, news, videos, audios and questions for a specific term just by typing your term. The results can be sorted by date, source, sentiment, keyword and more.You can also create alerts for your searches which will be sent to your mail daily and install a real-time buzz widget on your site.
2. yoNameWith the help of yoName you can search for people using their name, username, email address or phone number on 26 different soc…

Customize Your Facebook Fan Page: Tips, Tricks, Applications

Customization will always make you stand out from the rest of the world, the same rule applies on Facebook as there are more than 400 million active users.By now you may be well aware of Facebook fan page which is used for promoting business online on Facebook. But just creating a simple fan page won’t help you get the fan following you want. With this article I will be sharing with you some of the most basic tips that you can implement right away & customize your fan page within few minutes, using some applications and codes.
Static FBMLAn application which should be implemented by most of the fan-page owners. Static FBML is really simple to implement and can be used to do various modifications on Facebook Fan Page. FBML supports pure HTML & CSS.
We will use Static FBML to create customized Fan page for Facebook.
Adding FBML To Fan PageLogin to your Facebook account & Search for Static FBMLThen click on the tab Add to My Page & Select the page.Now we will add…

29 Ways to Collect Email Addresses for Your Business

There are a ton of ways to get people to sign up for your email marketing offers. I've put together a list for you to read, so you know all of the ways you can be growing your list. Put an offer on the back of your business cards to get people to sign up for your newsletter. Tradeshows - Bring a clipboard or sign-up book with you to tradeshows and ask for permission to send email to those who sign up. Include a newsletter sign-up link in your signature of all of your emails. Send an opt-in email to your address book asking them to join your list.Join your local chamber of commerce, email the member list (if it's opt-in) about your services with a link to sign up to your newsletter.Host your own event - Art galleries, software companies (one here has a party every quarter and invites the neighboring businesses), retail shops, consultants (lunch & learn) can all host an event and request attendees to sign up.Offer a birthday club where you give something special …

Speed Optimization Tips For Your Website

Minimize HTTP Requests
80% of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. Most of this time is tied up in downloading all the components in the page: images, stylesheets, scripts, Flash, etc. Reducing the number of components in turn reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page. This is the key to faster pages.

Use a Content Delivery Network
The user’s proximity to your web server has an impact on response times. Deploying your content across multiple, geographically dispersed servers will make your pages load faster from the user’s perspective. But where should you start?
As a first step to implementing geographically dispersed content, don’t attempt to redesign your web application to work in a distributed architecture. Depending on the application, changing the architecture could include daunting tasks such as synchronizing session state and replicating database transactions across server locations. Attempts to reduce the distance between us…

Actors Who Make Better Directors

You know the maxim, “Those who can’t do, teach”? Well, a variation of that phrase can be applied to movie making. Sometimes, actors of limited range and ability in front of the camera find surprising depth, sensitivity, and taste behind it. So here are our picks for actors who are better off calling the shots than taking them.

Ben Affleck
Breakout Directorial Effort: Gone Baby Gone
Other Highlights: Um, Gone Baby Gone
Crimes Against Acting: Why is Ben Affleck on the list after only directing one movie? Have you seen his acting reel? The fact that Gone Baby Gone is a smart, engaging thriller more than enough to overshadow the likes of Daredevil, Paycheck, and, Gigli.

Jon Favreau
Breakout Directorial Effort: Iron Man
Other Highlights: Iron Man 2, Zathura, Made
Crimes Against Acting: It’s not that Favreau is “bad” in anything, he’s just pretty much one-note. Putting aside sensitive Mikey from Swingers, he usually pops up as the boorish loudmouth in stuff like I Love You, …