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Live Election Results

November 4th, 2008 No comments

In only 4.5 hours the first polls will be closing and the end to a grueling election will be coming to a close.  You can get live election results right here via Google Gadget Election Results.

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After you vote don’t forget to get your free goodies at Starbucks, Ben & Jerry’s, and Krispy Kreme.  All you have to do is vote.

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Google Vote

October 23rd, 2008 No comments

Google ElectionGoogle Joins the election hype with a maplet to show you where to vote. TechCrunch reported back in September “Google will be adding to its election maps this voting season by offering a Google mapplet that will offer polling location information before the big day in November. (In case you are not sure where to go to vote).”

The Google Voting Maplet is live and working.  If you don’t know your voting location then give the niffty google map service a try.  If you are still having problems with information I recommend you contact your local election office.

Welcome

December 20th, 2007 No comments

Welcome to my new website. I have moved from a traditional html style page to a content management system.

  1. It is easier to manage, not that I spend a lot of time on it.
  2. It is a great stable platform.
  3. I don’t have to code every new page.
  4. It is free!!!

So what is it? I choose WordPress. Why word press? I tried several different systems – Joomla, Mambo, and a couple other open source applications. After playing around and having troubling getting a clean install onto my shared hosting service I decided that the most stable system for me was WordPress.

Why a blog content managment system? Because these days I do a lot of blog reading and I don’t really have that many photos to share so why not start my own personal blog. Most of the blogs I read have are for profit by using some type of pay banner ad system or Google Paid Results. Though I think these ideas are great I think it takes away from the overall beauty of my new website. Right now it is clean, bright, and shinny. Why would I want to mess that up? So bask in the glow that is on your screen free of flashing banner ads and sponsored results. One day people may be willing to pay me for ads but until that day enjoy my website without ads.

As far as content or usability goes if you see something that needs to be added or subtracted let me know. Use the contact link at either the right or the top to shoot me a message.