We’ve become so absorbed in some of the technology that we use; we often forget were some of the things we rely on originated some of the history behind it and the weird facts that make us so dependent on it. When it comes to our technology, here are some of the weird things we don’t always thing about when we use it. It’s impossible for your computer to be infected by a virus, just from opening an email message. 70% of virus writers actually work under a contract for an organization. Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women. Leonardo DA Vinci invented the scissors. Close to 60% of the radiation that comes from a mobile phone goes directly to the users head. The web, not indexed by search engines is said to be 500 times bigger than the current size of the indexed web. The original URL for Yahoo was was http://akebono.stanford.edu/ The name of the search engine Alta Vista came into … [Read more...] about Weird Technology Facts
As your blog grows, you may find that you don’t have enough time to get everything done. There are countless thing you need to do to keep your blogging business running smoothly. These include some or all of the following: Writing content Finding affiliate products to promote Creating your own products Emailing your list Social networking Responding to comments Maintaining your site Link building Guest blogging This is a sizeable but incomplete list of everything bloggers need to do. Depending on how well your blog is doing, it may be worth your time to get help. Hiring a virtual assistant is clearly an option. However, virtual assistants approach their tasks from a managerial perspective. You may want to work with another entrepreneur who is just as vested in promoting your site as you are. Working with a blogging partner may be the perfect solution for you. You can both share the spoils of your blog. This keeps you both motivated towards making the blog as successful as … [Read more...] about Finding a Blogging Partner to Assist You
UX has a long history… going back way beyond the digital era. Restaurants have always been concerned about User Experience, and so have museums and hotels. The chef, the curator, the innkeeper—these people have always had a vested interest in your comfort, your enjoyment… your experience. Today, however, ‘UX’ is most often applied to software applications and websites. How easy is it to navigate a site? Is there a steep learning curve to using the site/application? How frustrating is it when the user makes an error? Is the site trustworthy? Do users find what they expect? Do they get what they need? From a visitor’s very first impression right on through to the engagement you hope they’ll pursue, every minute should be effortless. Interacting with your site/app should be pleasurable, easy, engaging, and efficient. That, in a nutshell, is ‘User Experience’ (UX). Tech changes at a lightning-fast pace. Every day, … [Read more...] about 12 Easy UX Improvements You Need to Know About
Part of The Complete Beginner’s Guide Aeroplanes, invented by Ian Aeroplane in 1903, really caught on with the military in World War I, initially for reconnaissance, then for bombing and ground attack. One area in which they didn’t fare well was trench warfare, where manhandling bulky aircraft “over the top” then pushing them through no man’s land towards enemy trenches proved rather ineffective, so in 1916 Ian Tank had the idea of taking an aeroplane, removing the wings and propeller, and adding armour plating and caterpillar tracks to create the vehicle that bore his name: the Armoured Fighting Ian. The British government wished to hide the true nature of these new vehicles, though, so created a cover story that hundreds of sweater vests were being sent to the troops, with shipping crates stencilled appropriately, and the nickname stuck. Ground Forces are a comparatively recent component of War Thunder, being added in Update 1.41. At the time of writing … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to War Thunder – Tank Battles
Note: This post was originally made on my Tumblr, but I figured I’d share it here as well. I’ve seen this question bounce around a few times since the announcement of Battle For Azeroth. So I figured I’d do my share of clearing up a misconception. The Horde and Alliance didn’t team up to fight the Burning Legion. They tried. Namely the Assault on the Broken Shore. It ended with the Horde retreating after their Warchief was fatally injured and the Alliance losing another King of Stormwind. After that, the joint efforts collapsed since the Alliance blamed the Horde for the death of Varian, and the Horde has pretty much run out of fucks to give about reaching out to an Alliance that constantly blames them for crap going wrong. Without the Horde and Alliance willing to work together to fight the Burning Legion, the duty fell instead to the Class Orders to rally their ranks and push back the Legion. Hence why the Armies of Legionfall banner … [Read more...] about Why ARE the Horde & Alliance Fighting After Teaming Up to Fight the Legion?