Month: October 2013

30 Oct

How to be taller

Recently I suffered from depression brought on by ahem my height. I know this sounds superficial and vain of me but when people are ways having small digs about your height (something you cant change) it does start to bring you down. So for everyone out there wanting to get a bit taller and to shut people up heres what I know…

Lets get straight to the point the best ways to be taller that are the safest and fastest are.

  • Stretching exercises
  • Shoes lifts

You should avoid

Human growth hormones buying unnecessary human growth hormones that have not been specially prescribed by a doctor is a very bad idea, not to mention human growth hormones wont do much at all if your growth plates have fused together… after the growth plates in your bones fuse cellular growth in your bones is impossible no matter how many human growth hormone pills you take. Taking human growth hormone pills can have lots of serious side-effects.

Surgery (dangerous)

Isn’t it frustrating when you are at the movies and you cannot see the film being shown because the person sat in front of you is too tall and is blocking your view? You know what Im talking about right? You dont have to worry thought any longer of not being able to see in the cinemas anymore because with some shoe lifts and posture exercises it wont be you who wont be able to see the movie at the cinema but the folks sat behind you..

You might actually laugh a tad to yourself when I tell you this but you can be tall.. take me for example I was a right midget until I started doing some regular and straight forward exercises to help boost my height.. doing the right back exercises and stretches will help decrease the stress and compression gravity has on your back and spine, the muscles in your back will be stronger and better at resisting gravity and stopping gravity pushing down on your spine this all means that the space between vertebrae is reduced this equals more height!

If you are thinking that stretching exercises are just too time consuming and just take too long and you want height right now without the waiting then I guess I could tell you about shoe lifts as well. Shoe lifts are available online and have done me a world of good helping giving me 3 more inches in height and because of that I have lots more confidence not only that the lifts are simple to put on.. all you do is put the lifts in your shoes and start wearing your shoes..done. 3 inches can be a lot of height especially all at once.. some shoe lifts though will let you change this by letting you adjust the height to a height that you feel most comfortable with some folks will also just slowly adjust the height on the heels of these shoe lifts over a period of time… by doing this you can fool your friends and make them think your growing taller naturally and without the help of shoe lifts… (Very few people even know about shoe lifts and because you cant see them in your shoes many people will not guess you have them on anyway).

So dont put up with not being able to you favorite films at the movies… either do something about it or stop complaining about that guy blocking your view!

There are so many more benefits of being taller than just being able to see at the movies.. here are a couple more.

Wanting to know exactly how to grow taller? I have written a guide about growing taller here.

30 Oct

The pen tool is so annoying

The pen tool is the most annoying tool but is the most important for drawing vector graphics in illustrator, Photoshop or a copycat program. With the pen tool you will ask it to do something and then it does the complete opposite of what you are wanting it to do. I really do not like the pen tool and wish that adobe create a good alternative something that is more creative and doesn’t force you to do silly almost mathematical line and curve drawing just so you can draw something simple and straightforward. Adobe got vector drawing almost right in flash.. Drawing vectors in flash (although a bit blobby) is easy and straight forward you draw a line and then quickly drag with a mouse the curvature of that line. Why cant they implement something like this in photoshop or illustrator for all of us creative people who just want to freely be able to draw vectors and not have to work out angles and degrees just to draw some simple shape? The pen tool is really limiting… I guess I will never fully understand why they dont just throw the pen tool in the bin I know I want to… It so frustrating all I want to draw is a circle….

13 Oct

Best ways to grow taller

Iv been so depressed recently all down to my height. Im not vain or anything like that I just want to feel good about myself and stop people from having little pops at my height…. because there’s only so much you can take of it. Now though Iv manage dto up my height by 3 inches so I thought id share how I did it… it was actually pretty straight forward. I hope this post helps someone out there!

If you are a teenager looking for height then you can still actually do something about increasing your height, if how ever you are a adult you may only have a few limited ways to increase your height. From wearing things like shoe lifts to grow taller.. to eating right to stop you from stunting your growth and not reaching the height you are really meant to there are quite a few things you must know to be tall!

Growing taller is all about what you eat, and what your genetics are like. These two factors are the biggest factors that decide how tall you are going to grow and when you will stop growing. Even if you have tall genes and you are genetically meant to grow tall you can still stunt your growth if you do not give you body the right nutrition it needs for growth.

Growth can be stunted not only by lack of nutrition but also through bad habits as well like smoking and having bad posture…(bad posture will not necessarily make you stop growing only make you look a lot smaller than you actually are and your spine will be compressed together due to the lack of supporting back muscles).

Amino acids are really important they are what make cellular growth actually happen! You can get amino acid from protein and some vegetables too. It is not advised to take amino acids supplements as this can prevent you from getting a balanced diet as supplements can mean you get one thing at something else as well what your body needs.. eating the right kinda of foods in a healthy balanced diet is much easier to get the right and safe amounts of nutrition that your body is deigned to cope with.

Exercises to grow taller… Exercises will not make you start growing taller but will just stretch out your body.. strengthen supporting muscles giving you much better posture and because gravity can actually compress your spine and body your muscles will be stronger to resist against gravity and lessen this making you gain some extra centimeters… good posture can give you lots more inches on your height if you have really bad posture.

Height increasing shoe lifts

Shoe lifts are used by not actually that many people.. dunno why though.  Wearing shoe lifts hold so many benefits and no negatives (I cant think of any really.. apart from if you have them on to high they may start to damage your feet.. so no more than 2.5 inches I would recommend). Some may say wearing shoe lifts is like cheating but who is to even know that you are wearing them when they are hidden inside your shoes.. the only possible way people will even possibly know your wearing them is if you show people them. Shoe lifts opens up the possibility of height gain at any age and it is easy to see why.. as height insoles are a instant solution to getting taller.. that requires no effort.. exercise and even if you have stopped growing naturally you still are able to get taller with them. I wouldn’t call wearing shoe lifts cheating…

A few positive points to wearing shoe lifts are

  • Comfortable to wear (far more comfortable than elevator shoes)
  • Can be inserted into any shoes you have and whenever you want.
  • Adds 3 inches… and this height can be changed too using stacks to add and take away height on the heel of the shoe lifts this mean you can be the height your are comfortable with or slowly you can adjust your height up with them making it appear to your mates you are just growing taller naturally and not using shoe lifts (if they even know what shoe lifts are in the first place).
  • Instant so you wont be wasting much time like other grow taller ways.
  • Good to combine with height exercise to get good posture to boost your height even more.
  • And finally shoe lifts are inexpensive as well

Here is a online store which sells a great pair of height increasing shoe lifts

And their you have it some great ways to help you grow taller. If you have anymore questions comment below

 

 

 

13 Oct

Cheap webhosting is rubbish

If your thinking of getting your own website you will need web hosting. But something you should keep in mind when thinking about getting hosting is you need good hosting because with a lot of scammers out their you may find if your not careful you end up getting a website that you cannot even go on at all because the web hosting is always down despite you paying for your website to be up.. after all that is the whole point of web hosting right? Cheap web hosting for example under $1 a month is always nine out of ten times a scam. Yes you will get web hosting alright but 99% of the time your website wont load. $1 sounds cheap but what is the point of getting web hosting that is never up anyway? Another point you may want to consider if you are still not put off by cheap web hosting is the fact that cheap web hosting is full of cheap spam websites which isn’t good for seo at all. Bing, google and other search engines will not trust your website and in effect rank your site very highly if it is on poor web hosting because it is on the same web hosting as loads of bad spammers which the search engine do not trust so why should the search engine trust your site too? Not only that search engines cannot visit down websites.. thus they cannot crawl and index your website meaning you wont even get on the search engine in the first place and even just slow loading websites which usually comes with cheap web hosting is bad because it is bad for user experience and is a factor for ranking in the search engines.

 

web hosting downtime is against the law

False advertisement and promises of up time

Poor web hosting breaks the law plain and simple because you pay NO MATTER HOW CHEAPLY for a website to be hosted and available on the internet. If the web host is constantly down this is breaking the contract between you and the webhost. The web hosting is not providing its part of the deal.. for instance if you pay for monthly web hosting it is reasonable to expect the website to be hosted for a month… after all that is what you paid for and was advertised… . If in that time the webhost is down then you are not getting what you paid for and what was agreed. Technical problems are no excuse either.. it is the webhosters duty to make sure that the web hosting is always running. It is only the webhosters fault if the hosting goes down because of “technical issues”.

But as always on the internet law is nothing and scammers can scam who ever they want without consequence.

My advise to you would be make sure you grab good web hosting from  a big company… and not some cheap host you found on a forum for $0.0000001 a month otherwise be prepared to be scammed. If you have got any comments or have been scammed yourself please comment below!

9 Oct

Making money blogging

Making money blogging is a near impossible task.. but is possible…just. Too make proper money from blogging you need adverts and lots and lots of web traffic! Too few visitors to your blog will mean you will only be making mere pennies..

The first rule of making money from your blog is by forgetting about making money.. that mayn’t make sense at first but please bare with me… what i mean is that you must create blog posts that are interesting and not superficial and just aimed at making money from your visitors. Dont let the pursuit of increasing profits wreck the message and credibility of your blog. The best blogs are those that blog for a hobby and not for money.

The second rule of making money blogging is to know what seo is. Seo will be your main source of traffic although the end goal would be not be relying to much on search engine traffic but establishing your website so much that people know and come directly to your blog to see what you have got to say.

SEO was a great way to spark your blog off with visitors and subscribers enabling you to get your foot in the door of the blogging world so to speak but now getting traffic from search engines is a lot harder than it used to be and you have got to remember that the goal posts of ranking in the search engines change all the time so it is best to be aware of seo but not dependent on it. Search engine optimization takes a lot of hard work… not only on your own website making sure that your keyword density, content and site structure is all on par to what the search engine want you must also build high quality backlinks that are designed to be helpful not to the search engines but other internet users. Google has been telling webmasters for quite sometime that they should not build links themselves otherwise risk being bumped down int he search results for creating unnatural links instead webmasters should focus on good quality content that people naturally link to… Google make it sound so easy that all you have to do is write something great and people will come and link to you boosting your position in the search results increasing your website traffic… But the truth is this is a stupid idea…. all websites have to start somewhere.. no links, and no real traffic not to mention noone can find you because you will be at the bottom of the search engines because your website has no links despite how good your website is… So you must find this initial traffic for your website from somewhere… you can do this by sharing your website with your friends on social network websites and hoping that they will share your website as well with even more people… Apart from that there really isnt much else you can do that wouldn’t be against google’s rules… Well you could always build you own backlinks in the style of natural backlinks.. by creating forum posts.. and even whole new blogs pointing to yours.

Sometimes boring blogs dont do so well… nobody likes reading boring blogs.. be clever and be interesting if you dont know what to blog about.. make something up.. or write about something you are interested in… small thin blogs without much content are not very profitable because less ,pages to find on the search engines. There are plenty of things you can blog about… if you know a lot about health and fitness then you can blog about just that.. or if you like watching sports cool… you can set up your own sports blog talking about your favorite team and sport!

I hoep these quick tips for blogging and making money from your blog..help even if just a little bit. Sorry i couldnt be more specific, as their really isnt any fixed formula.

 

9 Oct

Online scam get paid to do websites!

Here is something that might not make you smile.. its about scammers! More and more websites are popping up on the internet offering people a easy way to earn money online. Get paid to do websites they are called. These scams take on a different stance to the more conventional online scams.. These scam websites dont want your bank information these guys instead want your time! They want you to fill out affiliate offers.. surveys.. and other stuff like watching online adverts which helps them make money through whatever ad scheme they have going on.On these website for each “offer” you complete you will earn points.. these points will then be able to convert into cash or prizes which you can buy with your points on their online shop. But these points are actually worthless because the points wont convert into anything but a ban. As soon as you request to cash out or to claim a prize your account will be terminated (banned) often with the ban will be some dumb excuse like “you didn’t follow the rules properly” or something along those lines (some website may not even bother with a excuse).

So you wont be getting anything from these scam websites you will just be wasting your time. What is rather sickening is the fact that these website targeted towards teenagers… offering them the chance to wins games or mp3 players…. But to get a game requires a huge amount of “points” to buy £30-£50… and when the average survey pays £1 to complete which can take 10 to 15 minutes you can see for yourself that it will take you a long time and a lot of offers to get to being able to claim something like a game.. only for all that time and effort to be wasted when your account is banned and the get paid to do website owners go to the bank laughing.

These website will have received their money from the affiliate offers they give users from the ad company’s that give them to these get paid to do websites so why should they then give away any of that money? There are plenty more fools in the internet sea for them to exploit…

*Even if these get paid to do websites were not scams they are not a real viable option to be making money anyway. You will only be making pennies and far less than the minimum wage for completing the offers.

 

5 Oct

The end of google? Good riddance!

Google penguin 2.1 is the most recent of the google penguin updates and my goodness has it made a mess of the serps… For instance  search queries that you can search for will now just come up with predictable and well.. rubbish search results. Big brands that people have already heard of dominate and countless and rather pointless youtube videos fill page after page…which kind of breaks the point of search… Searching should be about finding new things that you dont already know.. not a list of amazon and ebay listings.. wouldn’t we go directly there if we wanted those results? I feel that googles greed of trying to force small businesses to buy adwords will surely be its down fall.. already bing and other search engines are quickly gaining more fans. Is this the beginning of the end for google? Quickly google is loosing huge numbers of fans with each one of these “updates” by ruining peoples online businesses and webmasters do not see google as trying to rid their search engine of spam webmasters instead see google as trying to rid their search engine of small businesses. With social networks (excluding google+) helping people to find new information on the internet and with the sharing of content on social media opening up the window of finding things you otherwise wouldn’t have thought about means google is quickly being replaced with a way of search that is more socially orientated. With googles arrogance and even tax avoidance here in the UK google is not seen as a good company anymore but a evil one… now with really bad search results. Goodbye google and good riddance.

(If you have been effected by any of the google penguin and panda updates what you should do is create a website how you want not how google wants and get it seen and shared on social networks, dont rely on the luck of search engines and people searching and finding your website. Be seen and share your website instead!)

4 Oct

Unity 3d game engine the best around for making games

Unity 3d game engine I think is one of the best game engines money can or cant buy…(Unity basic is free). Unity 3d has tons of really cool features all packed into the free basic version letting you be as creative as you want and make the best 3d, 2d, multiplayer, single player, puzzle, action, racing or any other type of game you can think of. Not only that you dont need to be a programmer to use it.. with a simple GUI and the simplistic drag and drop approach to creating your game world you can get creating your games in seconds. But dont get me wrong unity can be very simple and it can be very advance it all depends on the level of uniqueness and what you want your game to do. With c++ or java you can create unique features and customize your game exactly how you want it… But if you dont know anything a tall about programming (a bit like me) you can still create really fun and unique games using pre built game templates and code ready for you to buy (some are free) over at the unity assets store. With the latest gaming graphics, physics and technology your game can be a the next best thing in the gaming world and its all thanks to unity! Unity pro has been used to create many award winning games in the past, despite unity pro being out of many peoples price range unity basic is nearly as good.. albeit with a few features turned off, I recommended if you trying to make your own game and your a beginner or even a pro try your hand at unity! If you have questions about unity that need answering post a comment below and ill try my best to answer it! Good luck.

4 Oct

About google pagerank

What is page rank

Pagerank is a number assigned to a website page from 1-10 that gives a hint to the authority of that webpage. Pagerank is very important as the higher the pagerank the more authority and trust google places on that website (However, pagerank may count for nothing if what the website is talking about is not related to the what the website is about and a authority of.. for example a movie website talking about gardening).
Pagerank is increased by good quality do follow links pointing to the website which pass link juice from other websites. It used to be the case that webmaster could spam thousands of low quality links to improve their pagerank but this is no longer the case thanks to the google penguin update that checks the link quality of the links. Now only good non spam and natural links that are not created for pagerank boosting but for users will only do now.

Because pagerank is only updated every couple of months we cannot always guess what our websites pagerank is or isnt.

When is the next google pagerank update?

Many webmasters rely on google page rank to tell them what how powerful their website is in the eyes of google. It has been quite some months (a little longer than usual since the last page rank update). Many seo’s think that pagerank is dead? Is it? Or is google just not telling us anymore what our pagerank is? It is quite clear from the serps that the most dominant websites are big authority website with BIG pagerank… Declaring pagerank dead would be declaring authority websites dead in google which is not the case. We dont know for sure if google have decided to stop updating us on all our pageranks but what we do know for sure is that pagerank and authority of a website helps with seo and will continue to help with seo.

How pagerank can decrease

Page rank can decrease if:

  • Links pointing to the webpage/site are removed. Removal of links will reduce link juice flow and decrease page rank and authority.
  • Manual action, manual spam action can mean a reduction in your pagerank if you are found breaking the google guidelines for example selling links to pass pagerank.Loads of spammy outbound irrelevant links…
  • Hacked website, websites that have been hacked are usually filled with invisible spam links if caught this can effect your websites authority.
  • Deleting loads of pages with links pointing to them. Links pointing to 404’s do not pass link juice onto the linking website, this means that your pagerank could be decreased if many of your links to your website point to 404 pages instead of real pages.

Pagerank really isn’t everything, and just because there is a website in your niche that has a high pr doesn’t mean that you cannot overtake them in the serps.. With better seo and more relevant links to your website aimed specifically at what your niche is about you may find yourself outranking even the biggest of websites like amazon or ebay.

3 Oct

How hard is it to make your own video game?

That is a question I get asked a lot when showing off some game I have created to my friends. In all honesty creating your own video game is quite simple to say the least but that only if you work with others but making your own video game by yourself… from programming to design can be really difficult! (some designers will often use game templates ready coded with just the designs needing to be added because programming and designing are too totally different things and would require alot of hard work)  If you are more of creative person than a technical minded person programming maybe the biggest challenge for you.. but if you are more technical minded programming will be the least of your worries and its bringing together a good design that you may struggle with. It is a good idea to have a balance of good programming (gameplay) and good design (3d models, textures, music). Nobody wants to play a rubbish looking game and equally nobody really wants to play a boring but well designed game. That is why teaming up with others is the best way to create a good quality game which everybody will enjoy. You may want to create your own game and take all the credit for it… but it will take you a very long time to build a decent game all on your own…. plus you will have to master both programming and the creative design… Wouldn’t it be a better idea to have one person who is really great at programming working on what they enjoy and another person who is really creative and great at designing making the game look good! This make sense right? Remember no great game (that I know of anyway) has been created by just one person alone… a whole team is needed! Being in a game dev team will also motivate and make your game dev more serious increasing the chances of completion!

Making your game is a piece of cake! By working in a team you will be able to focus on the things you are good at meaning you will not get bogged down by things you dont know and dont want to do… You can have fun!

So want to make your own game? create a game dev team!

3 Oct

How hard is it to make your own video game?

That is a question I get asked a lot when showing off some game I have created to my friends. In all honesty creating your own video game is quite simple to say the least but that only if you work with others but making your own video game by yourself… from programming to design can be really difficult! (some designers will often use game templates ready coded with just the designs needing to be added because programming and designing are too totally different things and would require alot of hard work)  If you are more of creative person than a technical minded person programming maybe the biggest challenge for you.. but if you are more technical minded programming will be the least of your worries and its bringing together a good design that you may struggle with. It is a good idea to have a balance of good programming (gameplay) and good design (3d models, textures, music). Nobody wants to play a rubbish looking game and equally nobody really wants to play a boring but well designed game. That is why teaming up with others is the best way to create a good quality game which everybody will enjoy. You may want to create your own game and take all the credit for it… but it will take you a very long time to build a decent game all on your own…. plus you will have to master both programming and the creative design… Wouldn’t it be a better idea to have one person who is really great at programming working on what they enjoy and another person who is really creative and great at designing making the game look good! This make sense right? Remember no great game (that I know of anyway) has been created by just one person alone… a whole team is needed! Being in a game dev team will also motivate and make your game dev more serious increasing the chances of completion!

Making your game is a piece of cake! By working in a team you will be able to focus on the things you are good at meaning you will not get bogged down by things you dont know and dont want to do… You can have fun!

So want to make your own game? create a game dev team!