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Daily Archives: November 10, 2009
I went on a little vaca to Chicago at the end of last week. I combined a class assignment for BritLit with surprising two family members. Worked out beautifully.
In the usual routine of checking email, updating FB, working my way through the boards I belong to; I stopped here to contemplate what interesting thing I could tell about my time away and the fish-village on their own. I checked the stats and lo and behold, there was a visitor! I have not done any blog promotion; therefore I was curious.
AlphaInventions.com had been here on November 4, 2009 to check out the fish-village, presumably for inclusion in his interesting-things-to-read blog page-through-thingy. It is actually a clever idea. Cheru Jackson has worked a piece of coding which delivers websites like paging through a book. A better comparison might be to a photo-slide show. He has even figured out a way to deliver the whole page, not a thumbnail, with speed and efficiency.
He describes himself as a ‘regular guy . . . with a big imagination’. He also admitted to boredom when he came up with his big idea. I can see that Cheru and I have similar issues namely; craving uniqueness and efficiency and abhorring boredom. I will be interested to see how my hit count fares from his site, if I ever get around to active promotion.
Thanks Cheru for stopping by and listing us. What a cool name, by the way.
Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I went back to the site to add a post about AlphaInventions.com as Cheru suggested in the “What is . . .” post of September 2009. I found I could not add the URL to this post, I clicked the “Subscribe” button, figuring like everything else, I had to create an userid account. To my surprise, the Subscribe button took me to PayPal and there is a fee associated with updating your blog. I have no problem with Geeks making money for their creativity and hard work; however I did find the lack of full disclosure up front, a little off-putting.
Still a cool idea, still worth it if you don’t mind supporting Cheru’s work. In the case of Giypsy: aqua gillie, this blog is more of a tank log plus, created for reference, than a service. If my retail website was being tended to, as it should be, I might cough up the $10 per month.