We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For the time being, I've decided to split the difference and keep the Internet line but dump some other things (I was actually getting a little tired of Netflix anyway), enabling me to further corrode your mind with inane movie reviews, subliminally imply you should dump your job to concentrate full-time on engaging computer games, warp and usurp your very being by tempting you to leave the warm bosom of alcohol and join the ranks of the pothead, ravage and destroy your last vestige of reason with a heartwarming post on the swastika — and that's not to mention filling your sleep with nightmares of gigantic, human-gobbing insects.
So I plan to be busy.
Also, under the heading of "Duh!", my thanks to BobZ for mentioning starting up a wi-fi from scratch. I had tried a unit out, just to see if there was anything around, but I hadn't thought of getting one of the line-of-sight neighbors around me to let me hook into their (duh!) Comcast cable line (!), then beam me a signal. I'll have to shell out for the hook-up, but it looks like the service, itself (as an add-on to the cable line), is only $20/mo, so I'll start asking around. It'll be wi-fi slow, but what price, freedom?
I'll be on the road today, but have a couple of promised goodies ready for tomorrow and Friday. My post tomorrow on 'Meaningless Words' is a hoot.
Again, my deepest thanks to those who donated a little something to help me out of this bind, and if I can get a wi-fi going and dump the expensive Internet company, I should definitely be in the clear. This morning I'm going up to Homestead to talk to another prospective web site client, so things are lookin' good. I also made an appointment for next Friday at the hospital to do some extensive blood tests.
In the meantime, here are two of the best AGW articles I've read in a while:
One "you won't know unless you try" option is the "powerline ethernet" adapters. In order to work both houses would need to be getting their electricity from the same transformer, and some experimentation with different power outlets might be needed to get both adapters on the same "leg".
These are becoming very popular with home TV systems wanting to have net connection for gaming, program guide, and streaming video. They can spit data much faster than WiFi, and are pretty secure right out of the box.
That all sounds like wonderful news, Doc, and I'm glad you managed to work things out without going offline. BobZ is right, in that many of your articles go against the traditional norm, but that's what separates us from the mainstream.
I was going to use "in its death throes", but it sounded too gruesome.
You're right, in that it's hardly 'dead', but it does seem like the corner has been turned recently. Enough time has now gone by that a number of 'green' measures, like renewable energy, have had the chance to prove to the public how pitiful they really are when applied to that thing called 'reality'.
Got it, much thanks, and as for your query, the question isn't how to make money on the 'Net, that's the easy part. Ad banners and affiliate links, either embedded on the page or as images or search boxes in the sidebar. I suppose Glenn Reynolds is the premiere example.
The question is how to drive a million visitors to your site every month. And that 'every month' part is important. Anybody can achieve momentary notoriety with the latest "ALL (Jews, children, old people) SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY KILLED!" article, especially if there's an attached YouTube video that goes viral, but it's still a one-time thing.
And, given how set in their ways people have become over the years, and which sites they go to/have time for, I'm not even sure if a blogger or two could actually get up into the big leagues these days. Even if you could get Hot Air or Instapundit to link to it, it still might be a case of people going there, liking what they read, but simply not having the time or energy to include another blog site on their daily rounds.
Did you hear my idea the other day? I was thinking of including Amazon links in my posts, but only for houses, diamond jewelry and Cadillacs. I may only get one sale every six months, but think of the royalty!
Good luck with that.... He should have stuck with butterflies than sounding the doom-gong.
Anyone with a sense of humility and seeking truth would provide a mea cupa, but the greenies and their ilk never will, they just keep moving the goal-posts farther away to 'show their calculations were 'a little off''