Modest Needs: Small Change. A World of Difference

You hear about it many times. Some rich, and often famous, person donated X amount of dollars to a fund that feeds children in starving countries. Bill Gates instituted a scholarship in the name of his father at his Alma Mater. Right now, I’m in the Julia Yates Semmes Library. Mrs. Semmes “donated $1 million to the San Antonio Public Library to create a special collection, including books and equipment, for the visually impaired.” What these philanthropists do is outstanding. Giving back to the local and worldwide community is a great way to spend wealth (and receive a hefty tax deduction). But have you ever noticed that the only organizations that receive this money are the ones that need millions of dollars? It’s a wonder where all that money goes. We hardly ever see the results from grand fundraisers and pledge drives. They seem to only affect the extremely needy in far off countries or the excruciatingly desolate, underprivileged people in a local neighborhood.
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January 17th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Internet, Miscellaneous

Free Account Password Repository to Bypass Forced Registration

bugmenot.gifI love documentaries. What’s more, I like to watch the evening news and read the business section in the newspaper. Lately, I’ve been taking this boring-to-the-average-person news from different sources other than mass-media television and newspapers. Now, I get a bunch of RSS feeds mainly from Digg, Google News, and the like. They say that it’s best to get your news from different sources in order to achieve a more well-rounded point of view. Well, my RSS feeds provide just that. Essentially, Digg and Google News are just databases with links to many different top stores from a wide plethora of sources. Sometimes, you’ll read a story from The San Antonio Express News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, or (near-majority of the time) even a personal blog/website such as this one!

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April 18th, 2006 | 1 Comment | Internet

From MT to WP: Using the Same Permalinks as Movable Type

Like I mentioned previously in the system overhaul post, I switched blogging software from Moveable Type to WordPress. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work! Luckily, I found many outstanding tutorials that told me how to properly convert my MT posts into WP posts. I found most of my information in the WordPress Codex from Importing from Movable Type to WordPress. (If you need any help doing the same thing, they have great links at the bottom of the latter page.)
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December 9th, 2005 | 5 Comments | Internet

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