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June 2006 Posts

AdSense Makes Me Laugh

Thu, 06/29/2006 - 08:54 -- rprice

I decided to put some ads on Aleshia's Site since she is starting to write more often now, and it appears she has readers and commenters as well!

Secret Teachings, Spartan World Cup

I am still going with AdSense until I hear more good things about BlogAds or one of the other competing services. There are probably better ways to get more pennies out of someone else. I am also thinking of expaning the Indie Karma coverage to all the Liberatr sites to see if we get any takers.

Did I mention Channel Guides? Podcasts | Blogs | Comics & More

I am really disliking this crappy WordPress Theme. K2 is pretty darn nice, but I don't see it as the right theme for this. I have a bunch of them in the store back in the admin pages, maybe I will do some switcherooing now.

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Be Proud of Your Belly Star: 7 Years Late

Thu, 06/29/2006 - 08:00 -- rprice

On a recent trip to Universal's Islands of Adventure, I comented about the empty train rails hovering dustily above Seuss Landing. A supposed train ride through the island that never officially opened. I was eating crow about a minute later when we saw and empty car speed past. It wasn't until today, two weeks later, that I got the official scoop.

From The Orlando Sentinel:

After a seven-year wait, Universal Orlando on Thursday finally opened its elevated children's ride snaking above Seuss Landing, delivering vistas and Seuss story scenes that were intended for the park's 1999 opening but held off because of technical problems.

Apparently, one of the biggest concerns was making sure people would have a safe and fast way to exit in case of a breakdown. Who wants to have acute acrophobes stuck in mid-air over a crowded restaraunt for 3 hours?

Several elevated platforms with stairs were installed at various points to evacuate riders if the ride breaks down. The vehicles were changed to trains from individual cars that could be partially controlled by riders. More Seuss story scenes were added on rooftops and hidden locations. Audio was piped into the trains to direct riders into the stories.

Apparently there is a great scene featuring Sneeches on Beaches that the kids love. You also get to ride through the middle of the Circus McGiurkus restaraunt, as well as getting a view of everything in Seuss Landing and a bit of a view over the lake I'm sure.

I don't think of this blog as being themed towards Attractions, but there has been an empty train track 15 feet above the walkways at Islands of Adventure for seven years now: this is significant. Plus, I have always wanted to ride that thing.

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This Week in Ryan Price - TWiRP for June 26, 2006

Mon, 06/26/2006 - 10:14 -- rprice

I completed a new project last week, it took me 2 days (about 12 hours of work) to get it to a point where the client was in full approval of it. Check it out.

rcaonline.org

Graphics, rollovers, layout, some Photoshopping. I have a new client in the Regulatory Compliance Association and also Turbo Compliance.

I also spent about 7 hours yesterday creating channel guides for Liberatr.net. Now, there pages for Podcasts, Blogs, and "Comics & More" - I'm not sure if the "and More" is necessary, but there is only one comic right now. I think photo diaries would go well in that category, or JudysBook reviews perhaps?

Still lots of work to be done on Cervo System's site before I announce anything. Plus, we are going to get business cards printed up this week, I'm sure.

I also was wandering around Yahoo when I noticed that they owned Upcoming.org - I decided to check it out - they had iCal and Google Calendar integration (of course Yahoo Calendar). I made an event for the marc. with a c. CD Release on August 26th at Austin.

Well, more has happened this week, but not for release here.

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The Pulse of Nature?

Thu, 06/15/2006 - 08:16 -- rprice

Have you ever felt more at peace out in the middle of an open field, with no electricity or machines nearby? This may be an actual reproducable feeling - to be in tune with the vibrations of the Earth.

Taken from We Make Money Not Art, 10 May 2006

…Schumann Resonances are quasi-standing electromagnetic waves that exist in the Earth’s “electromagnetic” cavity (the space between the surface of the Earth and the Ionosphere). Many researchers believe that the wide spectrum of artificial man-made EMF radiation masks the natural frequency of the Earth, acting as a kind of electro-smog or pollution, which affects living entities. This discrete device generates a field of the 7.83 Hz frequency, the pulsing rhythm of the Earth itself – effacing all other frequencies within a range of nearly 300 feet – viewers may unconsciously sense something within the halo of this effect.

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Cool Facebook Stats

Wed, 06/07/2006 - 10:32 -- rprice

I just came across the blog at Ibiblio.com after checking out Lyceum, which is an great project I will likely be writing about soon. Apparently the guy who writes the blog has an assignment to do statistics for the Facebook, because he has a whole article just about Freshman usage statistics at a particular school.

Think about it: you KNOW they are going to sign up for the site, it’s just a matter of when, and then how often do they use it? How often do they make new friends? How often do they update their profiles? What are their favorite personal webistes? All of these questions and more are answered by following the link below:

Notes from the ‘Lab » The Freshman Facebook Zeitgeist

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