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Vacation This Weekend

I am going on vacation this weekend and will be gone until Monday night. That won’t mean to much to all of you readers, I have written up some things to show up over the weekend so you will still get the same amount of content. One thing that you will notice is if something happens over the weekend that is pretty big I won’t end up writing about it until next week if at all. The only other thing is that if there are any emails that you guys send me or comments that need to be moderated they won’t be done as quickly as I usually do, I will be doing it still, I will probably spend a couple of hours each day doing some work but I won’t be constantly connected as I usually am.

I might create a tumblog of my travels and if I do then I’ll try and post a link to it here (as if you guys care that much, but you might).

Alright well I hope you enjoy what I have written for the weekend I have worked a bit extra over the past few days to have them show up on time.

I thought you were taking the day off?

I know, I know, I did say I was possibly taking today off but I woke up and saw all the cool stuff going on with Ooma and decided to do a little writing. Now am taking tomorrow off without a doubt but I will be back writing 2 posts a day over the weekend and 4 a day next week (at least that is my goal).

Enjoy the reading and I’ll be back Saturday.

Taking the day off tomorrow

Tomorrow, July 19, I will taking the day off from blogging and possibly even the following day. I have to have some dental work done and I’m not sure how well I’m going to feel afterwards.

I hope I’ll be able to do a little posting on Friday, even if it is only just one or two.

Anyway wish me luck at the dentist and I’ll be back posting regularly on Saturday.

In other news I’ve put up links to the individual post comment feeds on each of the post pages. This way you can subscribe to the comments RSS feeds from the pages you comment on. You can keep up on the conversation in a post.

I thought about installing the Subscribe to Comments Plugin but I don’t think anyone likes getting a random email 3 months later because some guy just found the post and decided to comment on it. I don’t like those emails and I would assume that all of you don’t either.

Slowed Release Schedule This Week

As some of you may know, if you’ve followed my blog long enough, I try to keep a regular release schedule here at my blog of 3 posts a day on week days and 1 a day on weekends. Well, this week I am going to be donating some of my time at my church teaching kids during the churches vacation bible school. So, I will try to get 3 out a day but I may just get too busy.

Let’s all hope I can keep up but i’ll be honest, I’ve done this for the past few years and it takes a lot out of you, working with kids is pretty rough. At the very least I will post some links of interest for all of you to check out.

Bill Gates now 2nd Richest Man in the World

Bill Gates has dropped to number two on the list of world richest. Now the world richest person is Carlos Slim owner of America Movil, a Mexican wireless telecommunication company. The companies stock has sky rocketed 27% in the last quarter bringing his worth to $67.8 Billion.

The company is the fifth largest telecommunications company in the world. The companies stock has been considered to be a good buy for some time.

Bill Gates was the worlds richest person for 13 years now and it is amazing that someone could be worth so much money.

Dull News During the Summer

The Summer is always very dull when it comes to news in the technology space. Not only that but the number of people visiting websites dips like you wouldn’t believe.

Summer is always a bad time for the technology industry, no one wants to be inside on the computer but outside playing in the sun. It is weird how few interesting stories are going on. Out of the plethora of news feeds that I follow I currently only have 5 things bookmarked to possibly write about on here. I usually have around 10-15 depending on the time of the week (it goes up to about 20-25 around Thursday).

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed the incredibly short supply of stories out there. Let me know what you think.

Updated to the Newest Version of GlossyBlue

I finally got around to upgrading my WordPress theme, GlossyBlue, to its most recent version. I like this one a heck of a lot better. I like the footer on it for one thing. Its great knowing that all of my readers coming from search engines can get a nice link to my recent posts.

The section in the footer that is now Contact Me and Hosting was an About section but because I already have an About page I figured I would make it useful by giving you a quick overview of how to contact me.

I hope all of you like the theme change and I hope to soon change the header of the blog to something a little bit more interesting then a funky blue background with “CyberSurge Tech Opinions and News” written over it.

CyberSurge has returned

After some time off visiting family I have returned! I didn’t have a good enough internet connection to really do any blogging just dial-up and that wasn’t worth anyones time.

Today I’ll have just a post or two after this one and similar numbers tomorrow but next week CyberSurge will be back in full force.

Slow Week This Week

This week may be a little slow here at CyberSurge, I’m going to be out of town and visiting my sister. Some of the stories that are posted may end up being a little old by the time they are released.

What I did is I wrote up some posts over the weekend while I was home so that they would automatically become visible when the time comes. If they are old or no longer correct, I’m sorry and I’ll do my best to correct them while I’m gone but don’t know how often I will be able to access an internet connection.

Just wanted to give all my readers a heads about the situation.

LightBox WordPress Plugin

I have just installed LightBox 2 on this blog, if you didn’t already notice (click on the picture). I think I’m going to begin using it. I think it’s pretty neat, I haven’t played around with it too much but I think I’m going to be using it for a lot of my posts.

If you have a blog and would like to try it out I suggest downloading the plugin here, it makes things much easier.

Here is an example of it.

Upgraded to 2.1.3

I usually wait a little bit after releases of WordPress to make sure everything works well and there are all around no problems or bugs in it. I waited just long enough from the 2.1 upgrade that I missed the whole security issue, after that I waited a little bit longer to upgrade to the recent version, but now I’m all up to date.

Everything seems to work fine right now and I don’t think there are any issues. The only reason I say this is because I completely forgot to disable all my plugins before I updated but everything is fine.

Have fun and I also want to let you guys know that I enabled some cacheing on the site so it should be a bit faster now.