July 2008

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BrightKite Beta Invites

After seeing Tweets about Brightkite from the Viddler Guys, Colin and Sandie, and after reading Colins post about a Viddler tshirt and BrightKite giveaway, I decided to sign up and find out what Brightkite is all about.

Brightkite is described as Location-based social networking, which allows you to Discover who visits your favorite places.

I don’t have a lot of knowledge about Brightkite, but I do have access to 5 invites, if you would want to receive one. I know, you already belong to way too many social networking sites, and really don’t have time to get involved with another.

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Well Brightkite seems to be a social networking site that you can use while you are out and about, and will enable you to actually physically meet some other users. I can also see myself using it when I am doing restaurant reviews for thegrubhound or while writing for our travelblog.

So far, I added Lizzie, and drubyt, who was the first person to request that I add him. I also uploaded the picture above that was taken by my pool, and geo tagged the photo. Well, it actually tags the photos with your current location, and I am not exactly sure if that is the same as Geotagging. It does place the picture on a map which marks your current location. I am not exactly sure if I can add photos once I get home and then adjust their map location. Nope, I believe you need to adjust your location to be where the picture was taken, and then you can upload the photo to make the location be more accurate.

You can also set your profile to private so that only your peeps will be able to see where you are taking that risque photo.

Well if anyone would like a Brightkite invite, let me know.

If you use Brightkite, what do you think of it, and do you have any tips?

Written by Pixelhead on July 31st, 2008 with 11 comments.
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Digital Photo Keychain Prize

I won a digital photo keychain from TodaysGizmos.com when they held a blog contest. To enter the contest, all you had to do was write a post about the contest and do a review of the Digital Photo Keychain contest sponsor, which happened to be Wholesalekeychain.com

Upon notification that I was one of three winners, I was contacted by Todaysgismos.com and had to give them my contact info along with what I would like to have inscribed on the keychain.

My mom is getting this digital photo keychain with a bunch of pictures of her grandchildren for her birthday.

I just wanted to write a post thanking both Loren of Todaysgismos.com and Wholesalekeychain.com for the opportunity to give my mom the digital photo keychain.

Written by Pixelhead on July 31st, 2008 with 12 comments.
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Link Building Advice

Sorry I have not posted in a week or so. The past couple of months have been really bad for posting. I must be doing too many other things…got to stop Plurking.

Anyways, it is the end of the month, and I am compiling reports, and going through some directory links, and I am weeding out crap, clicking on the clients links in the directories when I find they have been added. Doing this as I have said before will often times(if the directory sorts by hits) move your link to the front category page, which often times is the only page in the category that is cached in Google. Some directories also have a “most popular link”, so clicking your link could also result in two links, even though this will only be temporary.

Linking Building Gripe

When I come to a directory and the directory redirects me to an advertisement(Check this Directory), I without a moments hesitation will delete these types of directories from my directory list.


Written by Pixelhead on July 29th, 2008 with 22 comments.
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Top Commentators for Mid July 2008

This is the top commentators post for mid-July. I put this post out twice a month as a thank you for the top commentators. Only sites that have blogs or are blogs are eligible for the top three spots, as I do a brief review of one of each of the top three bloggers/writers posts.

Top Three Commentators

And the rest of our top commentators:


Written by Pixelhead on July 18th, 2008 with 19 comments.
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Environmental Review for July 2008

A shorter list this month than June’s Environmental Links, but still some very interesting environmental resources.

From Stumbleupon

  1. From Sustainablog.com comes Low Impact Living: 10 Ways to Cut Home Energy Consumption. Some really good energy conservation tips. Do you hang your clothes instead of using a dryer? I also found out about using solar screens on your windows to cut up to 75% of the solar heat you get from the sun beating on your windows.
  2. Twenty-five Reasons to go Reusable which gives a strong case to not use those handy little plastic bags, which have been outlawed in many countries.
  3. SEQL.org has 100 Ways to Save the Environment. Check out the list and see how many of these you can do to help.

A Norwegian company is ready to bring its electric cars to the US market, and hopefully will start introducing them to the US market sometime in 2009.

A great video which was made of a 12 year old girl quite a while ago, who was giving a speech to the UN.


From Paul of Newhomesection.com I found out about The Story Of Stuff. It is a really cool video about our society. Check out The Story of Stuff. I dare you.

From Toyday’sGizmos.com we find out about compostable paper plates made from leaves.

From Treehugger.com Newsletter, I learned about Volkswagons’ limited edition 1-Liter Car, and via the comments in the post, I learned about the Aptera, which is  a hybrid car made by a small company that gets well over 300 miles to the gallon, but will only be available in California, and is classified as a motorcycle. You Californians can check out their site and reserve one today!

Via one of my many newsletters I came across the Greenlivingtips.com  solar water heater guide. I also read an interesting post about the oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who is investing in wind power.

One of the readers submitted a link to a heating and cooling calculator, which is a good idea to know how much you are spending.

I also signed the petition at Care2′s petition site to Break America’s Addiction to Oil.



For July 2008 that is the environmental news post, if you have some environmental news you would like to share, please leave a comment.

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Written by Pixelhead on July 16th, 2008 with 37 comments.
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Tagged By Wayne the Old Dude Strikes Again Meme

The originating blog post was ThreeScorePlusTen: Old Dude Strikes AGain (Get Shorty) for the meme that I was tagged. Thanks Wayne.

Check out Waynes Meme post. Since several people have noted that I have not done many posts of late, I thought what the heck.

I also have a policy of not doing more than one meme a month, and have not done one in July so again, what the heck. For the meme, all you have to do is answer some questions and tag five other bloggers.


1) What is your favorite quotable line from a Movie.

“Oh believe me, evil knows evil” Lost In Space …Dr. Smith

(my son use to make me watch it continuously)

2) Who is the most famous person you have spoken to?

Well I had a direct Twitter Conversation with Daryl Hall John Oates of Hall & Oates if that counts.

Through my wife, I met Chris Boggs, who is pretty famous in the SEO world. Chris is an associate editor over at Search Engine Watch Forums, and has written in many of the prominent SEO publications. In addition to all of his SEO credential, Chris is a pretty nice guy.

3) How many bags/boxes of Potato Chips are consumed at your place in a month? The teens eat Maybe 2 or 3.

4) Who is your all time favorite Cartoon Character? Old Buggs Bunny, I am talking the original. Love the BO Stick when Elmer Fudds dog smells BB’s arm pit.

5) What foreign food Dish do you prepare from scratch and Serve? Guacamole

6) What is your favorite section of the Supermarket? Frozen foods…ice cream.

7) What was your high school teams mascot and what were the school’s colors? Cumberland Valley Eagles…red and white

Needless to say, to play the game , one has to A) answer the above questions in a blog posting, B) Identify the (5) who you are going to tag, and C) acknowledge who TAGGED YOU.—-and ooh yeahhh, have a nice day.

I am tagging five of the top commentators for mid July to include seo blog, Link Building Bible, Liz, Davin, Calla, and Goran.

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Written by Pixelhead on July 15th, 2008 with 15 comments.
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