July 2008

While my day was wasting away at the office, one of my good friends sent me an email about a site that was getting a lot of attention from an article on digg (via lifehacker) called one hundred push ups. About a month ago I remember seeing this site and thinking that it sounded like […]


$177,563 Worth Of Fun With Photoshop

by derek on July 16, 2008 · 19 comments

Even if you are not gifted with the skills to create outstanding images with Photoshop, which is certainly how I would describe myself, that doesn’t mean you should stop yourself from having some fun. As you might have guessed by now, the post revealing my AdSense check that was “worth” well into the six figures […]


By now just about everyone that blogs on the Interweb has seen the impressive AdSense check shared by Shoemoney. As a matter of fact, I am sure that check is responsible for motivating a great number of people to start their blogs. Unfortunately, many of those people bailed on their blogs after a few short […]


With everything that has been going on away from the Interweb the last two weeks, I’ve been seriously neglecting my list of RSS subscriptions in Google Reader and had well over 1000 posts waiting to be read. Unfortunately, many of them were skimmed over as I tried to catch up but the following posts caught […]


Q&A Round 3 :: The Questions

by derek on July 11, 2008 · 13 comments

The Q&A sessions that I have featured here seem to have been a big hit so I will now be featuring one each month. With the last session taking place on the 2nd Friday of the month, I figured it would be good to stay consistent. You can ask anything that you like and I […]

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Approximately ten months ago I signed the dotted line to become one of the authors on the Sparkplugging Blog Network – but I never could have dreamed of the opportunities that would come about as a result. Earlier today the Sparkplugging team took an important step towards making many dreams come true, not only our […]


The Interweb is a strange, yet wonderful, beast that can take us to places we never anticipated. Today I had just such an experience and wanted to share my findings with all of you. Lately there have been a handful of blogs that I read that have rolled out updated WordPress themes. With the decrease […]


Do Lefties Have Reason To Rejoice?

by derek on July 8, 2008 · 28 comments

A few months back we discussed a number of reasons it sucks to be left handed, including things such as: Left-handed guitars are difficult to find. Have you ever gone shopping for a left-handed baseball mitt? Do you remember those small, crappy desks in school? Smudging everything that you write. Where are the lefty scissors? […]


Speedlinking – June's Most Vocal

by derek on July 7, 2008 · 27 comments

During the month of June, there was quite a bit of interesting dialog that took place as well as a few changes to the site related to comments and the use of keyword links. While sharing the link love with the top commentators last month, I also shared a look at the top three commented […]


Since moving into our home in 2000, we have been hosting an annual 4th of July party and had another great time this year. This year the party started early down at a neighbors house with a round of WIFFLE ball for the kids and then a little ladder ball for the dads. The ladies […]