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Identifying Jobs in Second Life

One of the more common questions asked in Second Life (SL) is about the kinds of jobs that are available. You can find easy jobs that don't pay all much as well as difficult, high-skilled jobs [more…]

How to Get Started Blogging with Google's Blogger

Blogger is a free, fast, and easy-to-use blog publishing tool available from Google. Because getting started is so easy, Blogger helps you discover how blogging works without having to invest a lot of [more…]

How to Promote Your Product on YouTube

YouTube is a great place to promote your product or message. To promote on YouTube, grab your camcorder, take a video of the product or tape your message, and upload the video to YouTube. [more…]

How to Use Blogger to Add a Link to Your Blog

One of the icons in Bloggerthat deserves special attention is the Link icon — the small globe icon with a link of chain on top of it. Use this option whenever you want to link to another blog, a news story [more…]

How to Pick a Domain Name for a Blog

Pick a domain name for your blog that says something about you and your blog. The domain name for a blog can be anything (assuming it isn’t already being used) — a company name, a nickname, or your favorite [more…]

Taking VoIP to the WiMax

WiMax is essentially a wireless technology that allows Ethernet connectivity over long distances — up to 30 miles. This characteristic means WiMax is likely to be used in the implementation of wide area [more…]

Taking a Tumble with CSS

What does the term cascade mean for style sheets? It means that a CSS rule tumbles down through the code, and sometimes bumps into a conflicting rule.

The cascade is about what programmers call [more…]

DNS: What It Is and What It Does

In essence, DNS is simply a database that links meaningful names (known as host names), such as, to a specific IP address, such as Simply linking addresses to names [more…]

How to Add Images from Other Web Sites to Your Blog

Blogger enables you to add an image from another Web site to your blog. If you have permission to use the image or if the image is in the public domain, you can create additional interest in your posting [more…]

Borrowing Winning Web Site Ideas

All good Web sites grow and evolve. If you start with a strong design and pay close attention to some basic rules about interface, navigation, and style, you have a better foundation to build on. The following [more…]

Understanding What VoIP Means

VoIP — which stands for voice over Internet protocol and often pronounced "voyp" — is a new technology that will improve the way we communicate. VoIP basically means voice transmitted over a digital network [more…]

Adding QuickTime Video Files to a Web Page

Many different multimedia formats exist, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. But no other multimedia format is as widely accepted, capable, or supported by so many different multimedia and Web [more…]

How to Send a Message on MySpace

You can create and send messages to other users on MySpace. The most common way to send a message is by using the Send Message link on the user’s profile. [more…]

Using the Outlook Express Address Book

One of the most common reasons people dare to venture forth onto the Internet is to use electronic mail — e-mail, as it's called. Internet Explorer 6 comes with a companion program known as Outlook Express [more…]

Thinking Your Web Page Through

A Web page or Web site is basically a publication, though an interactive one. Thinking about a few simple principles now, before you start, can help make your Web page much more interesting and useful [more…]

How to Stay Safe Using MySpace Settings

Changing a few settings on your MySpace profile can add a level of protection to your MySpace account that goes a long way toward keeping all the Internet predators away from you and your loved one’s MySpace [more…]

Buying DSL Service from an ISP

Most Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service is sold as part of an Internet access package, so your Internet service provider will be your interface to getting a DSL connection to the Internet. To help decide [more…]

Considering DNS Server Design

Not everyone has the experience necessary to design solutions for infrastructure-level applications, such as DNS (or for Web and mail, but that's another topic). If you follow a basic set of guidelines [more…]

Searching for an Available Domain Name

You can register any domain name for your Web site that hasn't already been taken by someone else. Finding out whether a name is already in use is easy — and free. To see whether a domain name is already [more…]

How to Use Blogger to Add an Image to Your Blog

One way to make your blog post more appealing is to include an image. Blogger has built-in tools for uploading a photograph or piece of artwork that’s already the right size and format for displaying on [more…]

Playing with Active Text in Flash

Static text gets the job done, giving information to your Web site visitors. But Flash can do so much more with text. Sometimes you don't want your text to be text at all, but rather prefer a bunch of [more…]

Second Life: It's Not a Game

Want to make a bunch of Second Life users mad really quick? Call Second Life a game. Although it looks like a video game similar to World of Warcraft or [more…]

Understanding VoIP Hard Phones

If you can see it, feel it, and tether it with a network cable, and if it includes a traditional phone keypad, you have a VoIP hard phone. Because there are many makes, models, and manufacturers, competition [more…]

Getting Acquainted with Priceline

Priceline is the ultimate bargain bin of travel agencies. It takes the extra rental cars, airline seats, and rooms that travel suppliers don't think they could possibly sell, marks them w-a-a-a-y down, [more…]

Specifying Size and Position with CSS

In a CSS style definition (or rule), you can describe positions and sizes in many ways, using may different units of measurement. You can often choose whatever unit you want, although certain specific [more…]