Saturday, October 9, 2010

12 Reasons Why You Need a Blog

Found this across somewhere else on the internet and I thought I'd share with any lurkers out there~

Why Should I Blog? I Simply Don't Get It"

This post on a popular discussion forum set me thinking - and I came up with 12 reasons you should blog.

Read them and get started on your blog. Or better still, go get your blog up and running and THEN come back and read this :)

#1 - You Do Not Need To Know HTML

One of the biggest hurdles many hopeful website creators face is they don't know to design a webpage. Blogs overcome this - all you do is type into a box, and the blog software automatically converts it into a webpage and publishes it on the World Wide Web for anyone to see.

#2 - You Are 'Forced' To Keep Your Content Fresh

Blogs are essentially online diaries. It doesn't make sense to write in your diary every month or two. Similarly, running a blog itself 'forces' you to update it often. And refreshing your blog often makes it more useful to readers and consumers - and by extension, to search engines who are in the business of presenting *their* clients with valuable resources.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


The other day, I received an offer from my bank going on about free Death and Dismemberment insurance. I haven't really looked into it, but seems to be a bit interesting. Free coverage for a whole year, with options of expanding it for a few dollars a month. I honestly don't see a real need for it, but it's free, so I may take the offer for it.

Along with that, it's about time for insurance enrollment and renewals for where I work. I currently have my dental and vision insurance through them and so far I've only had to use the vision insurance. Came in handy at lenscrafters when I had to buy new glasses, saved around 50% on the costs. I do need to find a decent dentist in the area so my teeth can be checked out (>.>)

The pricing for the health insurance isn't too bad, but since I already been using Blue Cross Blue Shield long before I got my current job, I have no real need to get it. Besides, it would cost me around the same price to get it through work, so it really wouldn't make sense to get it. In addition to that, I can get other stuff like various spending plans for family and medical, but I currently have no need for it either

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

RIP Gorfnets

after an oper went psycho and banned all the opers, gorfnets has been removed from the server links. if anyone has had any trouble, please reconnect to


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halo 3 ODST Multiplayer

In lieu of a complete multiplayer option, ODST includes Halo 3's multiplayer game modes contained on a separate disc. The offering contains 21 multiplayer maps released for Halo 3 as well as 3 additional maps titled Citadel, Heretic, and Longshore. The maps are tied into Halo 3's achievements. Along with the Halo 3 maps, ODST includes a version of the Forge map editor[—a utility that allows player customizations of multiplayer levels.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Thanks for sticking around and listening to my various ramblings an stuff. For anyone who wants to see what I may be doing through the day an night when I feel like updating, head on over to twitter @NekoArc.

Here's to more daily posts and to 50 more followers! Cheers~

Rotating banner image for your website

Here's something a little different for today's post, a little web design feature that can add a little "pop" to your site, a rotating banner.
Creating a folder on your host.
A basic text editor (download Notepad++ because its awesome).
Uploading a PHP file to your host.

Make text file and rename it to rotator.php (make sure windows displayes your file types).
Now copy this code inside the file: 

 Save the file and upload it and some banners in a folder on your host (ie, ). Then change whatever you're referencing from the image to the php script. That's it!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Xbox Live Special Deal!

I just signed into my  Live account, but I saw something special under the dashboard offers: 15% off and 1600 Microsoft Points. I navigate to see what the offer is and here's the following:

Limited Time Offer: Get a 24-month Gold membership today for the promotional price of just $84. As an Xbox LIVE Gold member, you'll have access to the best in gaming & entertainment. Stream Netflix movies, tune into personalized music from , and connect with frends on Facebook and Twitter - right from your TV! Enjoy playing games online with friends, video chat, exclusive discounts on marketplace content, and early access to demos, trailers & downloads! For only $84.00 plus aplicable taxes, your 24-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership helps you get the most of your Xbox experience. After 24 months, this membership auto-renews annually at the then current price (subject to change) until you cancel at any time. For cancellation info, call 1-800-4MY-XBOX or see

Offers not available for users currently on a promotional online Gold subscription.
MS Points will be deposited into the account 6-8 weeks after the offer end date and must be used by 6.30.11
The offer is available through only this dashboard signup
Your card will be charged for renewal only at the end of your cureent subscription rate

Hope someone finds this useful~