Interesting stuff

The Mystery of the missing Blinkies

It is no news that I maintain a digiscrapping blogroll. This is mostly of designer/scrapper blogs that often offer freebies. I have it setup in and I just copy/paste the code to any site I want it placed. Instead of text links, some of my favorite freebie digs are represented by their blinkies.

To save time when blog hopping, I used the blogroll feature to have a distinction for blogs that were updated within the last 24 hours. Those blogs have this symbol next to their name/blinkie: *

The blogroll itself seems to work just fine and I’ve never really had a problem with it. Until now.

I put up a separate page on this blog for the roll: Problem is, when I go to that page, the blinkies are all missing! Thinking that it may be a server issue for blogrolling, I open my old blog to check that the blinkies are not showing their either.  The thing is, the blinkies are showing up just fine :s

Here are the photos of the same blogroll setup on two different pages but using the exact same code and coming from the exact same source:

Where could it be going whacko? Is my blog blocking the blinkies from my Picasa Web uploads?

Aside from the missing blinkies, I also have missing avatars.

When I’m in my Admin Dashboard going through the comments, I can see the MonsterID avatar next to the commenters. But reading the comments as a blog reader, I don’t see them! Do you?

So I don’t know what to do about that.

Next, and the most annoying of all. I can’t seem to get the subscribe to comments plugin to work!

I’ve tested it several times but the subscriber is not getting any email notifications.


Online ventures and Dream Day Wedding

Over the weekend, I landed on a blog that got me interested in a new online venture. Now, I don’t think I will earn big big bucks from this, but who knows. I don’t see myself losing anything anway. Have you heard of Pay to Click sites?

From what I’ve read so far, you register with them at no cost, and they give you links to click on. The links land you on different kinds of pages, or it could just be the same company’s site, but different pages, but there are ads on the site or above it. You wait 30 seconds before you can move on to the next link. One ad viewed could earn you USD0.01. That’s not a lot, but if you spend your time online a lot, like I do. It will add up. You also earn from ad views that your referrals make. To get more referrals, you can BUY referrals from the site too. Anyhoo, checkout these links if you want to learn more:


All these four links are under one network, do sign up for each of them if you want to. You can use the same username/password combination but you’d have to register in each site. Don’t forget verabear for the referrer. If you’re scared about being scammed, I suggest you don’t invest money right away. Get a feel for it first.

There’s a dynamic forum there and you can read up on what the members are talking about, including the proof of payments. The members usually have banners for other PTC sites they are part of, that should direct you to even more sites information and/or opportunities to earn from surfing.

Last night too, I had my first taste of the game Dream Day Wedding. I actually enjoy it. I first tried the sequel Dream Day Wedding in Manhattan (or something like that) and I liked the graphics, specially the flower shop! I have the full version now of the first game, the one for Jenny’s wedding. I don’t know if I’ll get the Manhattan one, but I hope I’d get that one too.

Diverse interests

This seems to be a week of discoveries.

My colleague, who runs and Pinoy Downloads, introduced me to a service that allows me to earn money (in British Pounds) just by using my alloted homepage as my default search engine. Granted, you’ll have to search many many times before you really see money pour in, but you don’t lose anything either. Check it out my homepage or sign up as my friend, here.

I also learned of of Xylia, and met the Sore Thumbs gang at the start of this week.

Through Blog Explosion, I had also browsed through interesting blogs that I’ve bookmarked and will visit again soon.

I also got freaked out and have had lots of laughs this week, courtesy of Peter.

There are new additions to my Digiscrapping Blogroll as I visited designers and admired they work for the first time. Sorry, I can’t link them in this post because I didn’t keep track of the newest links.

But I’ve also realized, through the many new things I found interesting this week, is that I am interested in many things. This is good. But it also has a negative side. I find that my mind is scattered – I have so many concerns throughout the day, so much that I want to spend my time on. I want to read and finish the book I picked up last week. I want to organize my digi stash and make layouts. I want to blog. I want to learn to make WordPress themes from scratch. I want to earn money online.

My baking/truffle-making isn’t even on that list yet. And then there’s still the official work that I have to do.

Have you seen pictures of the 2008 Beijing Olympics? I didn’t see the Opening Ceremony (I’ll look for reruns during the weekend) but I have been browsing this gallery. I am awed by the colors, the pageantry and the spectacle of it all. I know there is politics associated with China hosting the Olympics this year, but that aside, it would have been something to be a performer in any one of those numbers!

Comic book finds

Clicking through Project Wonderful ads (I carry those too, please check them out if you’re so inclined) has led me to wonderful discoveries tonight. I am now reading Comics online!

The first one that caught my fancy is Xylia Tales. The graphics are really awesome. I clicked on the Archives link and read from when it all began. I’ve only reached the beginning of Chapter 2, so far. I’ve got plenty of pages more to go.

They also just updated their website (as in just now) and now I see that the author/artist has a second story up. That should be interesting too. Maybe when I have some earnings from my ads I’ll donate to the site, I do want to see more from them!

The second comic I started reading (at the same time, I go back and forth between the two) is Sore Thumbs. While Xylia is high fantasy, Sore Thumbs, for me, is satirical. One has to have an open mind to be able to appreciate it. I’ve gone back to the first issue which dates back to 2004!

Anyway, these artists are awesome and they publish their work on the web for free. Counting on donations and income from ads, I guess. I bet Alfred would be interested in these as well. I can’t wait to tell him.

When I was a little girl, my dad would buy me local comic books when he goes to the market. Both he and my mom really encouraged me to read, and comics was among the varied materials I got. What made it more meaningful for me was how he would tell me stories of him sneaking comics when he was a kid. His father didn’t approve of them and thought they were good for nothing. He would save his school money though, buy comics, and hideout under the house just to read. I felt like I was privileged because I could read them openly. Of course I understood too that maybe not all comics are fit for young minds.

Anyway, I stopped reading local comics a long time ago, except the dailies published in the broadsheets. I’d be delighted to see the comics of old published on the web too – along with the younger artists.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog!

Have you seen DrHorrible’s Sing-Along Blog?

It’s hilarious!

Go. Watch. Laugh.

Seriously. The people behind this are genius! Haha


I went back to watch Dr.Horrible one more time but found the videos to be gone! It seems like it’s now only available in iTunes. 🙁

This is what’s left:

Teaser from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

Yet another EDIT:

Okay, so read the master plan behind Dr.Horrible here. Amazing.

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