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Blog Changes


Hi all – just want to let you know of some changes to the Blog I’m working on. Firstly though, thank you to my small band of loyal followers and commenters – I appreciate all of the feedback I get from you. I also thank every visitor to the site (except the spammers – way too much of that and I don’t like it!). I appreciate everyone’s visit here and hope you get some joy out of the visit – at least don’t go away feeling worse than when you arrived. If you have a blog site, feel free to leave a link in your comment – I do try to visit the sites of those who visit my Blogs.

I have been Blogging now for a good number of years, not always as regularly as I would like due to Internet issues, health matters and the like – all of the usual suspects for falling behind in posts. Sometimes I just simply don’t feel like posting, being too tired or something like that. But I do try and post regularly. Now I feel like I need a little change – not too dramatic though. Just a little something to stop boredom, becoming stale, etc.

I am still going to try and post either a photo, a video, a link or a quotation per day – that’s one of those four options per day. I am working on changing that a little by way of post structure, content and variety (rather than just weeks of photos for instance). I have a bit of a plan which I hope will be useful. I have already tried out a few things in recent weeks – especially using Storify (which I’ll use more often in the future). So you can expect some quotes (don’t think I posted any before) for a change too.

The other real change to the site will be an additional post per day – so it will now be two posts a day. The second post will feature a story on some aspect and/or experience I have encountered (usually from the day of the post). So it will basically add something of a ‘365 Blog‘ feel to the Blog as well. I’ll probably try and tie my Foursquare and Foodspotting presence into these posts a little also.

So hopefully you’ll like the changes.

Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Browser Game: Land of Destiny


And I’m back (again – I know). For the next couple of days I’ll be posting links to various browser games that I’ve been indulging in (or perhaps, wasting time in). I’m not so much into the shoot-em up type games and/or the SciFi/Fantasy type games that are so popular these days. For some reason I’m not big on all of the Facebook games either – probably because my news feed is full of them (which I block by the way). Anyhow, there will be a few games that I have started to play a bit over the next couple of days.

Land of Destiny is a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) browser game. It is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game in which you are up against thousands of other players building online villages at various levels of development. The game is set in Roman Times and your objective is to quickly build a village and then participate in defensive/offensive strategy/battles. Not only is it necessary to be aware of potential attackers, you also need to contend with the weather (the season changes on a weekly basis and each day the weather can be different). Of course there is a lot more detail to the game than that.

The current online world is coming to an end in early July 2011, so a fresh start is just around the corner. I am using the remaining time to learn the game and develop my strategies for the new gaming world when it arrives.

Play the Game at:
http://www.landofdestiny.com/

 

Small Wreck on the Myall River


Wreck on the Myall River, Tea GardensFirstly I must apologise again for not posting on a regular basis this last week. There have been some changes in my employment which have kept me from posting. The changes are all good, so nothing to worry about there – just too busy to do so.

This photo is of a small wreck on the Myall River in Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia.

Evernote: Changes to Premium Accounts Make Evernote Even Better


I use Evernote and have a premium account to which I save all manner of files and notes that otherwise would clutter my life. I use Evernote as an archive to which I can turn should I ever need something that I have stored digitally there. It is a great service which I will be using more and more as time goes by. This is why I am very impressed with the latest improvements to the Evernote service and why I have decided to post on Evernote for my post today.

Evernote now has a ‘history’ feature, allowing premium users to view a file over time as it develops. A past version of a note can be downloaded just as easily as the current version of the note. These historical views of files are not added to the monthly upload limit that premium users have for their accounts.

Another upgrade to the premium service is that individual note sizes have now been doubled from 25 Mb to 50 Mb, which certainly allows for much larger notes to be saved and uploaded. The current monthly limit of 500 Mb of file uploads a month may soon be increased also.

It is great to be a premium account holder at Evernote.

http://www.evernote.com/