Archive for the 'gossip' Category

29
Aug
07

Another Apple announcement coming- 9/5

As we have all expected, Apple has announced that they will be having a ‘Special Event’ on the September 5th 2007. The invitation went out to selected press in the US on 8/28 and featured a silhouetted figure holding an iPod and the phrase: “The beat goes on”. So judging from the invitation there is likely to be iPod-themed announcement.
This event will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and it’s widely believed that Apple will reveal updates to the nano and 5G iPod range.

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27
Aug
07

New Clothes TIME

Fall is coming… its Back to Skool time… that means new Clothes shopping… dont worry if your not in skool, who cares… Fall is still the time to freshen up your wardrobe… check out these sweetShirts

20
Aug
07

The Canon 40D is coming!

The wait is over, it is official… the Canon 40d is coming at the end of September. According to reports the new 40D will have a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor with extensive noise reduction technology and 14-bit conversion. A 6.5 fps, burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs or 17 RAW images and DIGIC III Image Processor with a magnesium-alloy exterior, shutter durability-tested to 100,000 cycles, top speed 1/8000, top x-sync speed 1/250.

The 40D will also have EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Picture Style settings, Spot metering, and Highlight Tone Priority for advanced in-camera image control and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with advanced Live View Function and new options for reduced shutter time lag and quiet operation.

Sounds good? It does to me! I am very excited for this release and will be saving hard core starting right now… the US retail price is supposed to be $1299 for body and $1499 for body + EF 28-135IS lens, not too bad.

What do you think?


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19
Jul
07

Take YOUR Name Back

We’ve all done it, we’ve all googled ourselves to see the results, in my case nothing shows up, which for me is double edged sword. What can you do if you are not impressed with the results? or if say you share the same name as a porn star ? (as one of my friends does) Is there anything you can do? With all the reports, articles and information out there telling us that hiring managers are “google-ing” prospective employees a picture of you drunk at a party can hurt more then you ego.

The first thing to do is delete your MySpace account (or modify so you cannot be found by your name). Remove all photos that you wouldn’t want a recruiter or HR Rep to see, at the very least, any and all posts or comments that you’ve left on MySpace that include your actual name. Then if possible ask your “friends” to do the same.

Got some embarrassing pictures posted on Flickr or Smug Mug? time to delete them. If someone else posted a photo of you, ask them very, very nicely to take it down or remove your name from the tags, descriptions, comments, etc. If for some reason they won’t oblige, try sending the company an email and explain to them that you wish to have a picture of yourself removed. You will need to provide the exact URL to the picture and explain why you’d like it taken down. There is absolutely no guarantee that they’ll accommodate you, they probably will not but it’s worth a try

I have been told more then once to never, ever, use an email address when applying for a job (or on your resume) that you’ve used to sign up for online forums or social networking sites. I’m not to sure how i feel about this one, I tend to use the same email address for everything and I am not a point where I feel the need to change that. I post on forums, I have typical social network pages but I do not post anything that I wouldn’t want my parents or a HR Rep to see. I have heard that Recruiters will search for your email address right after they search for your name. So before you post that image or reply to that comment think: Do I really want <fill in blank> to know that I agree with <blank> or spend a lot of time on this <insert offensive site here> forum?

After removing or modifying the bad stuff there are a few sites you can use to create more positive links to your name. LinkedIn is a good starting point. It is a business oriented social networking site and due to its high pagerank, creating a LinkedIn profile is a great way to get your name higher in search results. After you create an account and fill out all of the profile information (which can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on how detailed you want your profile to be), you’ll want to make sure your profile (or at least part of it) is public. To do so, click the Edit My Public Profile tab.

You can also register for a ZIKI account, they are a newer site and Ziki makes a pretty bold claim – “Ziki members are guaranteed to appear in the first position of Google, Yahoo & MSN search results when their name is searched, given that Ziki buys sponsored links. Ziki community members can therefore create, manage and optimize their online presence while controlling their image.”

Just be aware that what you post to the internet can and will be seen by many many people, some who may want to be “web friends” and some who may want to offer you a job.

11
Jul
07

I STILL cannot believe SPRINT

Yes, it is old news so to say, people have know about it for over a week but i still CANNOT believe them… OMG! is my reaction, who does that? well sprint does… if you have no idea what i am talking about Sprint sent letters notifying some customers that their service would be canceled by the end of July due to excessive calls to customer service.

The letters stated..

“Our records indicate that over the past year, we have received frequent calls from you regarding your billing or other general account information,” the letter reads. “While we have worked to resolve your issues and questions to the best of our ability, the number of inquiries you have made to us during this time has led us to determine that we are unable to meet your current wireless needs.”

“Therefore after careful consideration, the decision has been made to terminate your wireless service agreement effective July 30, 2007.”

I have also heard of a few people getting these letters for excessive roaming…

I understand that sprint may loose money on people that call up customer service and argue with reps, or try to get discounts or even roam alot but i think they are going to loose more money now, sprint already has bad rap who is going to want to sign up for new service now?

11
Jun
07

6 People Needed!!!! Free iPod Shuffle Wowio

last week i posted this…. THIS I need 6 more people, will you be 1 of them?

07
Jun
07

Paris Hilton, a FREE woman?

Wow!! that was quick, 3 whole days out of a 45 day sentence, well i suppose that is typical of the US prison system, I guess there is no need to send her that post card now.

Yes, Paris Hilton is OUT OF JAIL

A press conference is coming soon, maybe a book and TV show or Movie

*UPDATE*

According to the offical press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept, Paris will be under house confinement in her West Hollywood home for 40 days, where she has a 3000-4000 ft. radius of freedom. This is a lot better then her 96 square feet jail cell. Digg!






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