January 2007

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Free Program- Make Money by Surfing the Net

Free to sign up to make money to surf the net using a program called Agloco.com, which is a ground floor opportunity. The program is the next generation AllAdvantage program, which was a program that began in 1999, but failed due to over reliance on Venture capital. The new program is totally Member owned, making it a sort of Web 2.0 money making machine. Join the A GLObal COmmunity program, and you could be one of the owners.
A bit of tracking software is put on your computer, and this will track the sites that you go to. No, it’s not Spyware, since you have the choice of putting it on, and you can remove or turn it off with one click.
Five DollarsJust surfing the net for five hours a week(oops made a mistake, its 5 hours a month) will net you 5 bucks. Tell a couple of friends and your earning increase. Check out the Algloco Earning calculator to see how much you could potentially earn.

Anyway, I signed up for the program last night after learning about it on AglocoFriends Blog which has a community on MyblogLog.com.

Here is was my Agloco Affiliate link if you would like to sign up under me.

Update: AGloco is a member of the Deadpool..

Written by Pixelhead on January 31st, 2007 with 9 comments.
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Page Rank Update

Google must have done a PR update. I notice that our directories including Pixelheadonline.com now have Page Rank. Then I went onto the blog which had been PR4, and it was gone. Then I came back to it, and it was back at 4. No idea what is going on. Perhaps I should do myself a favor and not worry about the PR of my sites.

What exactly is PR and Should I care?

From what I gather, Google PR is determined by the number of other sites that link to your site. The more PR rank the more sites that link to your site. If sites with high PR(5 or above) link to your site, this is another way of getting your sites PR up. So if a site owner with a high PR likes what my blog has to say, and links to it, my PR should go up.

Legit PR?

So I have a site and I want to get the PR up so that it makes me look as if I am an authority site in my field. So I go out and buy links from various text link add sites for a very hefty monthly budget. As a result of having deep pockets, my PR does go up. But is it right? Who am I kidding? Does it create authority?
I often times go on directories that have PR5 home pages, but have no rank in the interior pages, and even worse yet, have very few cached interior pages. I think it is kind of funny that these so called high PR directories ask for paid submissions to pages that are not even cached. Opps, I digress from the post purpose.
Is it wrong or is it right? It seems that buying links on pages with high PR is one of the main reasons that Google’s page rank is no longer as important as it was in the past.

What is Better Than Home page PR?

Rather than focusing on Home page PR when I am looking at a site to decide if I want to trust the site, I tend to look at other things rather than just the PR of the home page.

Page Rank Update Conclusion

To wrap up this post before I loose my focus again, I vow that I will try to ignore or devalue Google PR. Sure I will allow myself to enjoy the pat on the back I get from Google when I get an increase in my page rank, but I will not create, or network for the sole intent of increasing my page rank. So when I get a PR 5 site, I will be happy, but I will not look at it as if I have achieved a goal. Rather, the goal to create a content rich trusted site, hopefully, will have been met.

Written by Pixelhead on January 29th, 2007 with 5 comments.
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David Bach – Automatic Millionaire

The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach is the current book that I am reading as per goal number 2 of my Goal Post for 2007. Lizzie’s son, David King of the Daygave me it as well as its associated workbook for Christmas. We had seen David Bach on PBS one evening, and were very interested in his program. In particular, we like the ideas of becoming wealthy with what you currently make, without the use of a budget. The key to David’s program as the title suggests is to make all of your money transactions such as contributing to IRA or other retirement programs automatic. Pay your self first and do it automatically before you pay everyone else.

In the first chapter I learned how David’s system developed to include the beginnings of his “Latte Factor”, which basically is an idea that gets people to see how they can actually save money by watching the small things they spend money on in their daily lives.

Another key idea that David highlights is the use of Compound Interest to create your wealth. A chart on page 48 entitled the Time Value of Money illustrates the amount that a person would have at age 65 when they start saving at different times in their lives with a an average interest rate of 10% annually. If a 15year old saves $3000 for the first 5 years of his working life, at 65 he would have a nice little nest egg of $1,615,363.40. If this person starts saving at age 19, she and saves $3,000 for eight years, at 65 she will have $1,552,739.25. And in the last column, if a person at age 27 starts to save $3,000 per year, he or she will need to save $3000 for the next 27 years in order to have $1,324,777.67 at age 65. These figures really make me wish I had started saving so much sooner.

Automatic Millionaire

Click the above pic to buy the Automatic Millionaire.

I will continue to make posts about this book and others I am reading, and the progress I am making in my life due to the influence of this book and others.

Oh, one last note before I end this post, Lizzie bought tickets to the Learning Annex Real Estate and Wealth Expo in Philadelphia on April 21 and 22. She made the initial purchase the evening we saw David on PBS, by making a tax deductible contribution to PBS. She then received two tickets as a gift from PBS. Lizzie later bought two more tickets for her parents, who happen to be our business partners and also are interested in building wealth. Lizzie’s Pop has actually been wealthy at different periods in his life. As he says, its not making it that is hard, its keeping it that has always been a challenge to him. I will also be writing about the Expo before and after it occurs, so If you would like to follow along, subscribe to my Investing Feed.
Learning Annex Philly Expo Logo

Written by Pixelhead on January 27th, 2007 with 1 comment.
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Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan

Cc-op America Climate action banner

Just got an email from Co-op America, which “is a not-for-profit membership organization” with a Mission “to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.” The email I recieved was about Co-op America’s 12 Steps to Curbing Climate Change. The twelve steps are listed below.

1. Increase fuel economy for the world’s 2 billion cars from an average of 30 mpg to 60 mpg. (Current US averages are a woeful 22 mpg.)

2. Cut back on driving. Decrease car travel for 2 billion 30-mpg cars from 10,000 to 5,000 miles per year, through increased use of mass transit, telecommuting, and walking and biking.

3. Increase energy efficiency
by one-quarter in existing buildings and appliances. Move to zero-emissions plans for new buildings.

4. Decrease tropical deforestation to zero, and double the rate of new tree plantings.

5. Stop soil erosion. Apply “conservation tillage” techniques to cropland at 10 times the current usage. Encourage local, organic agriculture.

6. Increase wind power.
Add 3 million 1-megawatt windmills, 75 times the current capacity.

7. Push hard for solar power.
Add 3,000 gigawatt-peak solar photovoltaic units, 1,000 times current capacity.

8. Increase efficiency of coal plants from an average of 32 percent efficiency to 60 percent, and shut down plants that don’t meet the standard. No net new coal plants; for new plants built, an equal number should close.

9. Replace 1,400 gigawatts of coal with natural gas, a four-fold increase in natural gas usage over current levels — a short-term step until zero-emissions renewable technologies can replace natural gas.

10. Sequester carbon dioxide at existing coal plants. Sequestration involves storing carbon dioxide underground, an unproven technology that may, nonetheless, be better than nothing.

11. Develop zero-emissions vehicles
, including plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles powered by renewable energy.

12. Develop biomass as a short-term replacement for fossil fuel until better carbon-free technologies are developed — but only biofuels made from waste, and made without displacing farmland and rainforests.

These are some pretty good guidelines which would help to reduce carbon emissions, which is one of the leading causes of global warming, which in many peoples opinions, is the number one problem facing modern society.

Written by Pixelhead on January 23rd, 2007 with 11 comments.
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Web 2.0 site Mybloglog.com

Mybloglog.com is fast becoming one of my favorite Web 2.0 sites to surf. I love getting comments from people and then Wordpress Penguinvisiting their blogs. Just this morning I got a comment from Kamigoroshi, and read his blog Footsteps in the Mirror a bit this morning. Love his wordpress Penguin pics in his post Let’s all Dress WordPress…all the kids are gonna want one. Hmm….could be an up and coming hot item. I know my daughter would love one.

Anyway back to the subject of Mybloglog. It is a great tool to use while developing networks of blogger friends who may be writing about similar topics, or you can find information to inspire you to write some brilliant posts. With its ever growing communities, it is no wonder it was acquired by Yahoo.

Even if you do not have a blog, it is a great site to visit to be able to read some really high quality blogs. So logon and check it out.

Written by Pixelhead on January 22nd, 2007 with 3 comments.
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Best of Web 2.0 from TechCrunch.com

Yesterday, I came across a great blog post about Web 2.0 from TechCrunch 2007: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without.  Many of the sites that were discussed in the article are sites that I am already using, but many more I was not. Today due to the posts recommendations, I used Ask.com’s map feature Ask City, which I found to be very easy to use. Now if I get lost going to my son’s hockey game, that will be another story. The jury is out, so I will definitely respond if I get lost.

Other sites that the post discussed that I will have to give a try are Amie St , a new music download site. My son just got an Ipod for Christmas, and this may be a less expensive alternative to Itunes. Flock.com has a browser, that according to the author is better than Firefox. BlueDot.com is a social bookmarking service that the is similar to Delicious, but better proclaims TechCrunch.

The post has many more sites and services that I will have to visit in order to determine how I feel about their usability and feature comparisons.

Written by Pixelhead on January 19th, 2007 with comments disabled.
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