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Saturday, January 8, 2011


Xanga origins can be traced to 1998, when he began as a site for sharing book and music reviews. It now has about 40 million users worldwide.
All Xanga members receive a “Xanga Site”, a website consists of a weblog, a photoblog, a videoblog, an audioblog, a “Pulse” (mini-blog), and a social networking profile. Members also have the option to join or make blogrings (group).

Xanga first added weblogs to all Xanga sites November 5, 2000. Comments have been added soon after, December 8, 2000, and the notion of “eProps”, where a user can give the input of another user as a sign of how he or she has benefited from the input. Two “eProps” is the maximum amount that can be given. (By default, “2 eProps” is selected on the comment page.) Kevin Lu Edison holds the world record for most accessories on a pole. Comment Monitoring Monitoring January 18, 2001.

An essential part of Xanga is the ability to subscribe to Xangas others. Subscriptions allow Xangans to stay updated on Xangas others who are “subscribed”, without having to manually visit each site. Xanga first added an email subscriptions bottom on November 30 May 2000. [3] In January 2001, was followed by the opportunity to subscribe to a site using a web-based reader using RSS (and the ability to view subscriptions on its website).

Initially, Xanga allowed members to subscribe to each other sites anonymously. Some users were troubled by the anonymous subscriptions, and so during the week of July 15, 2003, support for this feature was dropped. Given that some users have resorted to anonymous subscriptions to try subscriptions to other sites, July 21, 2003, Xanga added a feature that will allow members to sample a trial subscription to another site. This update also allowed member to hide individual subscriptions from public display.

The Selangor SUK Confusion

'Current world news' brings to you hot and latest news.

What is the confusion behind the appointment of the Selangor State Secretary or SUK? Many experts and politicians are making statements on the issue but it creates more confusion rather than clears the matter up. Now the SUK has been sworn in 'under protest' and this 'boycott' by the Menteri Besar has attracted the displeasure of the Selangor Sultan.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Egg Mcmuffin

Spending Too Much Money at McDonald's? Make Your Own Sausage McMuffin at Home!
By Ethan Ferrell
One of my favorite breakfast foods is the Sausage McMuffin at McDonald's. I've been eating those ever since I was a kid, and to this day I absolutely love them! They have 2 versions of it, 1 with egg, and 1 without egg that only has the sausage and cheese. Unfortunately, when you eat as much of these as I do, it can start to get pretty pricey. And with the economy these days we're all looking to save money, so I've come up with my own version of the Sausage McMuffin that I make at home.

To begin with, you'll need English muffins, cheese slices (make sure it's not the real cheap kind because those don't melt very well), eggs, butter or margarine, and frozen sausage patties (Brown n' Serve works fine). If you want to get real fancy, Jimmy Dean sausage is excellent; not only does it taste good, but you can choose the size of patty that you want.

First step is to slice an English muffin in half and pop it in the toaster. While that's toasting, crack an egg open into a coffee cup and break the yolk with a fork. Cover the top of the cup so it doesn't splatter (paper towel with a rubber band works fine) and cook the egg in a microwave for 50 seconds. Voila, you have a round cooked egg that fits perfectly in your sandwich, just like McDonald's!

For the sausage, you can just place a frozen patty in the microwave for about 40-50 seconds, although frying it in a pan tastes a lot better. Like I mentioned, Jimmy Dean tastes awesome in these sandwiches, but if you're really trying to save money, just go with a cheap frozen brand.

By now, the English muffin should be done toasting, so take it out and slap some butter or margarine on both halves, then place a slice of cheese on 1. Put the cooked egg over the cheese, then the sausage on top of the egg. Top it off with the other half of the English muffin, then nuke the whole thing in the microwave for about 15 seconds to melt the cheese. So there you have it, your own homemade Sausage McMuffin. Enjoy!

Ethan has been writing for the past 2 years and has been a musician since first picking up a guitar 18 years ago. In addition, he also enjoys creating informational websites. Check out one of his latest sites on Christmas sweaters and holiday clothing.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lifetime Movie Network

By Jennifer Koretsky

There is one very specific type of movie that I just can't watch because I get too upset. I call it a "Don't Take My Baby" movie.

I'm sure you're familiar with this type of movie. The most common plot line is: Couple finds out they can't have baby and adopts. Couple loves baby very much and experience great joy until baby's birth parents challenge adoption and try to get baby back.

Other variations include:

* Gay partner dies and court won't allow non-biological parent to keep the baby.

* Parents find out baby was switched at birth and isn't theirs.

* Mother has been looking for missing baby for years, and refuses to believe baby is dead. Mother finds baby, but baby has a new life and doesn't remember mother.

* Father loves baby dearly, mother goes to jail, father learns baby isn't really his and loses custody.

The plot possibilities for "Don't Take My Baby" movies are endless. These movies are often, but not always, played on the Lifetime network. (Otherwise known in pop culture as "Lifetime Movies.") However, these plots can also be easily adopted on network dramas, although they usually aren't as emotional.

The problem with "Don't Take My Baby" movies is that I can't handle them emotionally. I don't even have a baby yet, but somehow the concept of having one's baby taken away has driven me to hysterics ever since I can remember.

I fully realize that there is an element here that sounds absolutely crazy and you may be wondering why I chose to make this a topic for the newsletter. Well, believe it or not, this does relate to adult ADD and here's how: adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) tend to be extremely emotionally sensitive. We often lose it emotionally over sad movies, sappy commercials, or distressing news stories.

Sure, "Don't Take My Baby" movies are always meant to be tearjerkers. But most people can have themselves a good cry and get over it. Adults with ADD are often slower to bounce back.

Because we have a high level of empathy and compassion, we can take on the pain of others (real or scripted) to such a high degree that it sends us down a path of extreme emotional disturbance and spiraling negative thoughts. This, in turn, leads to more stress and the potential to become overwhelmed.

And, as I always say, the more stressed out and overwhelmed you are, the harder it is to manage your ADD.

In order to avoid this scenario, we have to protect ourselves with some solid boundaries. For example, I no longer let myself watch "Don't Take My Baby" movies. I also won't watch documentaries about genocide, sick children, or people with terminal illnesses. I simply can't handle it and I know that watching these things is guaranteed to send me down a bad path.

You may find that in order to keep from falling into the trap of extreme emotions, you need to:

* Avoid watching the news.

* Make certain types of movies or shows off-limits.

* Steer clear of certain topics of conversation.

And when all else fails and you find yourself empathizing just a little too much, try to:

Remember that everyone has their challenges in life. You don't need to take on someone else's in addition to your own. Talk out how you feel. Journal about it if you have no one that you can talk to in the moment.

Explore what it is about someone else's situation that hits you hard enough to be upsetting. Does it trigger a sadness in you that you haven't yet dealt with?

Draw a line between "pity" and "empathy." Having compassion and being able to imagine yourself in another's shoes is very different--and much more helpful and productive--than feeling sorry for them or taking on their pain. Most importantly, remember that you can't effectively care for others until you care for yourself. And this sometimes means avoiding "emotional traps" on television or in the movies.

So the next time you're flipping the channels and happen upon a "Don't Take My Baby" movie, think of me bawling my eyes out over a poorly-written and badly-acted movie. Then change the channel.

Copyright (c) 2007 Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky is the Founder of the ADD Management Group, Inc. and the author of Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD. Jennifer and her team work with ADD adults who are overwhelmed with everyday life in order to help them simplify, focus, and succeed. For free resources and information on adult ADD, visit

La Roux

January 4, 2011.Latest update regarding La Roux:

La Roux was a vast spectacle in 2009 which also transcended into 2010, all thanks to her epic single “In For The Kill.”

Today the singer sensation shares a new visual in conjunction with VEVO (Music Evolution Revolution) where she gives a little background on her music history.
She also adds a live performance of her smash hit as well, and as you’ll take notice, it’s quite impressive. Enjoy the music!

For those who did not remember the lyrics:

La Roux - In For The Kill lyrics

We can fight our desires
But when we start making fires
We get ever so hot
Whether we like it or not
They say we can love who we trust
But what is love without lust?
Two hearts with accurate devotions
And what are feelings without emotions?

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand

I hang my hopes out on the line
Will they be ready for you in time
If you leave them out too long
They'll be withered by the sun
Full stops and exclamation marks
My words stumble before I start
How far can you send emotions?
Can this bridge cross the ocean?

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand

Let's go to war
To make peace
Let's be cold
To create heat
I hope in darkness
We can see
And you're not blinded by the light from me

I'm going in for the kill
I'm doing it for a thrill
Oh I'm hoping you'll understand
And not let go of my hand

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Federal Holidays

Current world news

present 2011 Federal Holidays:

List of 2011 federal holidays, as designated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Federal law (5 USC 6103), the following holidays for federal employees.

Please note that most federal employees working on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday – Saturday or Sunday – the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

* January 1, 2011 (the public holiday for New Year's Day) falls on a Saturday. For most federal employees, will be Friday, December 31, 2010, be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 USC 6103 (b).)

** This holiday is designated as "Washington Birthday" in section 6103 (a) of Title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law which provides holidays for federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private companies may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

*** December 25, 2011 (the public holiday for Christmas Day) falls on a Sunday. For most federal employees, Monday, December 26 will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3 (a) of Executive Order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

iPhone Alarm Not Working

iPhone Alarm Glitch - What Else Can Gadgets Be Blamed For?
By Alan J Grainger

On the list of worst ever excuses it's surely up there with "the dog ate my homework", but the reality was that many workers were phoning their offices giving excuses for why they were late this morning after a glitch in the iPhone meant that alarms went off an hour late. It's forgivable, changing the clocks can baffle even the greatest of minds, but it's unlikely that those affected would have seen the funny side at 9.30 this morning.

Gadgets failing have led to many excuses, some of which were probably even true. It can lead to frustration and embarrassment in equal measure but given our reliance on the hi-tech gizmos in our lives, it is inevitable that they will let us down eventually.

So here are some of the top excuses that many of us will have had to use at some point when our trusted gadgets have let us down at the worst possible moment.

"The Computer Crashed"

This one is the preserve of students everywhere and at some point will have happened to everyone. Although today's computers are far more reliable than those of old, they still have a habit of freezing up at the worst possible moment. Whether you're half way through a big report or putting together an important essay, for those who aren't in the habit of frequently saving the computer crash can be catastrophic. That moment where you turn the computer back on to find your work is but a distant memory has led to some long nights and nostalgic memories of when pen and paper ruled the world, but it's a mistake that people don't usually make twice.

"My File Got Wiped"

This excuse was a preserve of the good old days of the floppy disc and caught out even those who would save their work regularly. Due to a wonderful design fault, if you exposed your floppy disc to a magnetic field it had a habit of wiping all of the files from the disc. That meant that if you happened to leave your floppy on a particularly large speaker, for example, you could well boot up the disc to find your files have evaporated. Cue the same response as above, and a rather embarrassing and scarcely believable tale to tell.

"My Battery Was Dead/I Had No Signal"

The ultimate excuse for not having called your girlfriend back. Sometimes it is true though and this excuse gets more bad press than it deserves, especially if you are in a particularly large building or forgot to charge your phone the night before. People should be careful when "crying wolf" with this excuse as it could come back to haunt them at the worst possible time.

Despite the temperamental nature of our beloved gadgets, we can't be mad at them for too long. After the initial shouting and yelling when they have done something wrong at the worst moment, we will forgive them eventually. Our love of all things electronic is what makes promotional gadgets such a successful way of marketing a company and promoting a brand, despite their occasional glitches. Hi-tech items are riding a wave of popularity at the moment and the office is becoming home to more gadgets than ever before. Businesses are increasingly capitalising on the popularity and increasing practicality of workplace technology and using promotional gadgets to successfully get their brand message across.

Don't let the previous hurt scar your memory of gadgets, move on, there will be other gadgets.

Alan writes articles on issues surrounding the promotional gadgets industry for The Business Gifts Company. They are aimed at professionals in the marketing, promotional and events industries, as well as those who are looking for effective ways of motivating and incentivising their workplace. You can find other helpful articles at The Business Gifts Blog.