Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Google Gods Have Blessed Metallman with a PR2

Hey there. A PR2! I've been staring a giant 0 since the birth of this site. I even stopped caring about Google Page Rank since I figured I would always be a 0 and should not even bother to check it anymore. But then, yesterday I read on another blog, that Google was planning on rolling out updated page ranks around the first of the month. Since I haven't checked in awhile, I decided to give it a go. To my surprise, I received a 2/10 ranking. That's pretty bad ass. Some pretty awesome news to start the new year. I haven't really been doing anything different so I wonder if it's the fact that I am now under my own domain. Either way, a PR2 is a low score, but it's better than a 0! Later!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Make Your Life Easier with a LG Chocolate Touch

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of LG Chocolate Touch. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there friends. Last night, my wife and I were having dinner with her parents. Halfway through the conversation, my mother in law started to rant about her phone. She has an older model phone that has what we consider "basic" features by today's standards. It's pretty much good for calls and text messages. My father in law then stepped in and said that he doesn't carry a cell phone because if he's going to spend money on one, it might as well do it all. It got me thinking if whether ot not there is a do all phone out there.  I'm not sure if there is, but the LG Chocolate Touch is pretty close.

The phone has so many features, that it's tough to really pin point what is the best feature on this phone. Just to name the highlights, here are some of the specs of the phone:

-Rich sound quality
-Customizable EQ

-FM Tuner
-1 GB of internal memory dedicated for music
-"Join the Band" feature lets you play to your favorite tracks
-Have you phone vibrate with the music with the "Rhythmical Beat" feature
- USB Mass storage using Micro SD card (Up to 16 GB)

-One key access to Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace
-Mobile Blogging

-3.2 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder
-Panorama Picture option
-Video Player for WMV, MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats

-Text, picture, and Email messages
-HTML Web browsing
-Mobile instant messaging

-Up to 20 Bluetooth Pairings
-Listen to Music with Optional Stereo BluetoothHeadset

-One touch speaker phone
-Text to speech
-TTY/TDD Support

You really need to check out the website to get the full specs of this phone.  If only it could drive my car and pick up my dry cleaning and it's definitely a do all phone.  Especially for some one like myself that is a member of several social media networks and loves music.  I'm in need of a new phone.  Have been for quite some time now.  If I can find this phone at a better than awesome price, I'd definitely pick one up.  Later!

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Donating to Charity

Hey there.  At the request of a recent cash prize winner of this site, I donated the cash prize to a charity of my choice.  Considering that it's a noble alternative to receiving the cash, I happily obliged.  My problem???  Many of the well known charities do not accept PayPal donations.  That's just plain crazy.  Millions of online transactions are done securely through PayPal.  It's a great alternative to providing a credit card or debit card when making purchases online.  I think it's great that PayPal will never provide your personal info when making purchases or payments.  With that being said, I am greatly disappointed that many charities have not added PayPal as a viable option to receive donations.  Breast cancer research... Nope.  Feed the hungry....  Nope. Lupus research...  Nope.  Cancer research... Nada...  It was upsetting that I couldn't find one... but then I did and I feel that I need to let everyone know that this charity gets it.

That's right.  Toys for Tots was the only reputable charity that I was able to come across that accepted PayPal as an option to give donations.  Now... their mission may be to accept toys for underprivileged children during the months of October, November, and December, but they accept cash donations year round.  The funds come in throughout the year in order to purchase gifts for the holiday season to combine with those that were accepted via toy drop off locations nationwide.  They get it.  They know that in today's world, you need to be a little more tech savvy and I'm extremely surprised that many of the other charities have not followed suit. Who knows how much charities are missing out on donations because they do not offer PayPal as a means to donate.  PayPal, having millions of verified users, should be offered as safe and secure way to donate.  If you are interested in donating to one of the rare charities that accepts PayPal, check out the Toys for Tots site and make your contribution.  Who better to receive help than the children and future of our nation.  Later!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blogs of the Month and Top Commentators of December

Hey there.   I know I'm a little late on announcing winners this month.  Things have been needing some fixing at home and I've been busy with that. Nevertheless, we have winners that need to be recognized!  3 blogs have dropped off this month allowing 3 new blogs to enter the blogroll.

Art Shout
Buy-Tees.net T Shirts
All Stace, All the Time
Laane on the World
The Way I See It

Thank you friends to continually check out my site and drop your card.  500 ECs have already been sent to you and you site is now on the blogroll.

Now, for our first set of Top Commentator winners.  It's been a great run and hope to continue this trend.  I planned on disclosing the number of comments that determined the winners but have decided that it would be a little more suspenseful if they were not disclosed.  So, without any more delay, here are our winners.

$5.00 Prize - Ann
$2.50 Prize - Silvergirl
$2.50 Prize - ZXT

Winners have 5 days to contact me with their PayPal address so that they can be paid.  If a winner does not contact me with a PayPal address, the prize will be forfeited. 

Thank you for all the support.  Keep visiting, keep dropping, and keep the comments coming.  Who knows, maybe you'll come out with a cash prize just for speaking your mind.  Later!

Motivational Sunday - Determination

Hey there.  I have 3 computers to fix and a busted water heater.  I've been running around town looking for the parts that I need to get them fixed and I am getting tired of working on them.  But considering that I worked hard in obtaining the parts, I'm determined to get them fixed.  With that, I present the below as the motivational poster for the day.  Regardless of what went down, you got to finish the job.  lol  Later!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Hey there.  Happy New Year, friends!  I took a small break from anything online to recover from the holiday festivities.  That coupled with the fact that our laptop and our water heater were out of commission so I spent a few days working on those.  I  haven't posted in a few days so I'll more than likely do a few today.  Especially the one announcing our first set of commentators of the month.  With that being said, I wish you all nothing but the best in this coming year.  Hope that good health and prosperity follow you thorough 2010!  Later!