Friday, March 15, 2013

Simple Guide to Digital Decorum

Mail, Etiquette, Chain letter, Blind carbon copy, Rudeness, Voicemail, Email, Emily Post

Here are 10 Netiquette that one's should observe on the net:

  1. First impressions.The agreed formula is to begin with the name of the addressee: don't use the fuddy-duddy "Dear Bob," but simply "Bob." A cheery "Hiya" is over familiar.Simply launching into your message is unduly abrupt, unless the two of you are regular correspondents rapidly sending messages back and forth.
  2. Mind your manners. NEVER WRITE MESSAGES IN CAPITAL LETTERS - it's considered the Internet equivalent of shouting. Because e-mail takes place in the absence of the recipient, it lacks the inhibition imposed by their presence (even if only on the phone), so it's easy to be rude or think that e-rudeness doesn't matter.
  3. Think before you send. E-mails fired off in haste may cause lifetimes of repentance. Before you press that button, pause. Do you really mean that insult, threat or offer of money? Would you like to get the message you're about to send? Are you prepared to honor any offers or threats you make?
  4. You've got mail. Always check your messages. Only a fool would leave his post lying around unopened or not listen to his answering machine.The same applies to your e-mail inbox. There is a film producer who hands out his e-mail address but say, "Don't bother e-mailing me. I never check it." Why have it in the first place?
  5. Cyberspeak with care. Picasso was a technically brilliant draughtsman, so when he painted women with both eyes on one side of their heads he did so as a matter of creative choice. Similarly, you should not write e-mails in abbreviated or poor English - such as "c ya tonite" or "lol", meaning "laugh out loud" -  unless you have demonstrated a grasp of the real thing. Otherwise you risk being exposed as a fake.
  6. Don't techno-bully. The Internet has its own snobbery, and Web geeks can be terribly rude to those less computer literate. The considerate e-mailer, however, never look down on those who can't work the latest gizmos and checks with the recipient that they have the equipment required to read a message or open an attachment. It is not a crime to be baffled by the Web, particularly since its greatest experts are often baffled by real life.
  7. Beware mass mailing. It is never flattering to receive an e-mail then discover it has been sent to hundreds of others. Mass mailing are acceptable when sending jokes or invitations, but unacceptable as chain letters. If you have to send a message to everyone in your address book, keep the other names hidden using blind carbon copy (bcc), unless you know they are friends or colleagues.
  8. Say something nice. Some etiquette experts feel that invitations, acceptances and thank-yous should be sent via old-fashioned post. I disagree. More-over, a positive e-mail, be it words of congratulations or affection, can brighten the day.
  9. Never e-dump lovers. On the other hand, it is bad form to give anyone the heave-ho by e-mail. If you must write, rather than see them face to face, it is more respectful to do so by hand. The casualness of e-mail is as insulting as it is dismissive.
  10. Write for the record. Use e-mail as a chance to recreate the joys of letter writing. Telephone conversations vanish into the ether, but all the e-mails you've ever sent or received are sitting on a hard disk. Who knows? Others may want to read them some day. So remember to put some care into your correspondence. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Does Peeping Causes Sty(Stye)?

Staphylococcus Aureus, Bacteria, Infection, Complicated skin and skin structure infection, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Infectious disease, Health, Conditions and Diseases

A sty is an infection of the follicles of the eyelashes. The causative agent of this condition is Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium commonly responsible for skin infections. The condition may be linked to poor general health.

Even healthy individuals have Staphylococcus aureus on their skin and nostrils. These bacteria often give rise to minor superficial diseases, including the formation of pustules or boils in hair follicles. S. aureus infections are characterized by the presence of pus and formation of abscesses.

Applying a clean compress in the affected area for about 15 minutes at a time every two hours can treat a sty. This procedure should cause the sty to rupture. The pus should then be washed carefully away from the area.

The is no truth to the notion that peeping is directly linked with the formation of sty.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

8 Ways to Keep Safe When Out Shopping

Credit card, Money, Personal Finance, Home, Money Management, Saving, Credit, Debt

Shoppers this one is for you, here are tips to avoid losing money or important possessions when shopping in malls and other public places. 

  1. Bring only the exact amount of money you need.
  2. Bring only a limited number of credit cards.
  3. Keep your bag close to you at all times. When dining, avoid placing your bag on the chair beside you. Place it on your lap instead.
  4. Avoid keeping all your money in your bag. Put some of your money in your pockets.
  5. Move away from dark places and avoid using isolated comfort rooms.
  6. When inside an elevator, make sure that suspicious looking strangers don;t try to sandwich you.
  7. Position yourself sideways on the escalator so you can see the person in front and behind you.
  8. When you suspect that someone is stalking you, immediately report it to a security officer.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The First Comic Strip Superhero - The Phantom

Phantom, Comic Strip, Lee Falk, Superman, Superhero, Kit Walker, DC Comics, The Phantom, Raynan's World

Contrary to popular belief, Superman was not the first comic strip superhero.That honour falls instead to The Phantom, created in 1936 by the American cartoonist Lee Falk, two years before Superman.
The Phantom newspaper strip featured the adventures of Kit Walker, who sported a mask and a figure-hugging purple outfit as "the ghost who walks".

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Herbert Chavez - Guinness 2013 Largest Collection of Superman Memorabilia

Man of Steel, Philippines, Superman, Herbert Chavez, Superman Toy Collection, Souvenir Item, Collectibles
Herbert Chavez in Superman Costume

Herbert Chavez of the Philippines is Guinness 2012 Most Superman Memorabilia. As of February 22, 2012, Herbert Chavez had a collection of 1,253 Superman related items. They included life size statues, figurines, clothing, cushion and duvet covers, and comics and posters.

Man of Steel, Philippines, Superman, Herbert Chavez, Superman Toy Collection, Souvenir Item, Collectibles
Some of Herbert Chavez Collection of Superman Memorabilia

Herbert has taken his obsession with the Man of Steel to even greater extremes -  he has admitted to having a nose job, chin augmentation, silicone lip injections and thigh implants to make himself look like his superhero.

Man of Steel, Philippines, Superman, Herbert Chavez, Superman Toy Collection, Souvenir Item, Collectibles
Herbert Chavez Face Before and After

I do admire his passion for collecting those Superman memorabilia but to go to the extreme of having to go to surgery to look like Superman is a bit creepy if I may say so. 

YouTube is Largest Video Sharing Website 2013

YouTube, Video Hosting Service, Video Sharing Website, Internet, Raynan's World
YouTube the video sharing website dominates video on the internet. As of April 2012, it had more than 4 billion views a day, and more than 60 hours of video were being added every minute, the equivalent of more than 250,000 full length movies per week. In 2010 over 13 million hours of video were uploaded and, in 2011, it attracted 490 million unique users a month.

source: Guinness 2013


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