Saturday, July 28, 2007

4 Rent LA

I am actually getting interested in Smorty. It gives me some unique advertising campaigns that I can take part in. The latest one to come my way is for Apartments for Rent in Los Angeles and the metro areas. Theres this site called where you can locate furnished as well as unfurnished Los Angeles Apartments. The site actually guarantees that you can locate an apartment in 3 days!. I was actually going through the site and I see that the status of the vacancies are updated in real-time. This means that you get the best service. You are not chasing a shadow of a vacancy somewhere. If there is a vacancy, you see it and can confirm it then and there. The site is very user-friendly and even novices can get around easily. Some of the features of the site :

As a 4 Rent in LA member, you get:

* 50,000+ hourly-updated rental listings with 15,000 exclusive Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego rental properties you won't find on other free sites.
* Unlimited 90-day access to owner-listed apartments, houses, condos, duplexes, townhouses and guest homes.
* An hour of 1-on-1 consultation with a member of our experienced leasing staff.
* Thousands of pet-friendly rental listings.
* Real-Time vacancies just entered in real time.
* Online appointment scheduling directly with the landlords.
* Email alerts of new apartment listings.
* Save your search criteria and matching listings to your favorites.
* Interior and Exterior multiple pictures on most listings.
* Accurate maps and turn-by-turn driving directions.
* New Exclusive Satellite Mapping
* School district and transportation information on every rental listing.
* Intuitive, targeted searches by city, neighborhood, zip code, zip code radius, price range, pool, hardwood floors and more.

Damn, I even came across some testimonies on their site from very satisfied customers. And you even have an option where you can do a search for free!!.

You also have an option to register as a Landlord. This gives you a very unique oppurtunity to rent out your house to prospective takers. The site is intuitive and great!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Export to Wordpress

Damn, I love Wordpress. But I cannot move my blog completely there as I get all my hits on this blog. I love the look, feel and the features that Wordpress has on offer. And the themes are so easy to change. So I imported all these Blogger posts in Wordpress and my Wordpress blog - Dearth Of Ideas is up. If you dont have a Wordpress blog, go get one!.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Digital Framez

From Smorty, I came across this link for Digital Frames. Damn, I wish something like this had been available sometime back. I remember reading up on this sometime back and its a pretty neat idea. Though I wouldn't be caught dead using one of these, I am sure that a lot of people out there would love it. What you can do is load up the memory card with the pictures that you want displayed and you have options where you can even set the time for each picture to be displayed on the digital photo frame. It actually works just like a photo frame, except that you do not have to bother with the removing of the clips, putting in new photos etc. Pretty neat actually. There is a digital picture frame that can even display movies in the DivX and XVid formats! I even see one that can play mp3s. What has the world come to.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Clinical depression is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living. Although a low mood or state of dejection that does not affect functioning is often colloquially referred to as depression, clinical depression is a clinical diagnosis and may be different from the everyday meaning of "being depressed." Many people identify the feeling of being clinically depressed as "feeling sad for no reason", or "having no motivation to do anything." A person suffering from depression may feel tired, sad, irritable, lazy, unmotivated, and apathetic. Clinical depression is generally acknowledged to be more serious than normal depressed feelings. It often leads to constant negative thinking and sometimes substance abuse. Extreme depression can culminate in its sufferers attempting or committing suicide.

Clinical depression affects about 7% - 18% of the population on at least one occasion in their lives, before the age of 40. In some countries, such as Australia, one in four women and one in six men will suffer from depression. In Canada, major depression affects approximately 1.35 million people. The mean age of onset, from a number of studies, is in the late 20s. Because people who have one episode of depression may have more in the future, the first time a young person becomes depressed is important both as a personal and public health concern.

Complete rip-off from Wikipedia's article on Depression. Theres more where that came from.

Thanks Vincent van Gogh for the pic. May your soul rest in peace.

Err, I just found this article interesting. Thats all.

Smorty - blog for money

Smorty is a service connecting advertisers with bloggers. Advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts with links back to the advertisers site. I have actually just signed up for it and find it pretty nifty and easy to use. Though the campaigns that you get to do aren't the greatest, some are pretty decent and you can infact write about them. Get paid to blog, get paid for blogging, blog advertising, advertise on blogs, blog for money. You can actually try it out. Actually, I think its a pretty interesting concept cause I am actually getting some good campaigns that I can write about. I am hoping that I get some technological gadgets and stuff that will really interest me. If Smorty really pays me well, I might end up reviewing a lot of stuff. But a word of caution. The rules say that you must write between 150 - 300 words on the post. This is sometimes, getting to be a pain as I need a word count software. No, don't tell me to use MS Word.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Copa America....

Well, the first round of the Copa America is over and Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0. Nice game though there was only the lone goal. Heres the rest of the schedule.

07/07 22:05 Venezuela - Uruguay S1
07/07 00:50 Chile - Brazil S2
08/07 20:05 Mexico - Paraguay S3
08/07 22:50 Argentina - Peru S4

10/07 00:50 Winner S1 - Winner S2 F1
11/07 00:50 Winner S3 - Winner S4 F2

14/07 21:05 Loser F1 - Loser F2

15/07 21:05 Winner F1 - Winner F2

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Amaron Batteries ads...

Damn, I love these Amaron ads. Well made stop-motion aninmation. And the last line that says - "Amaron. Lasts long. Really long. Ting! Tong!"....

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Argentina thrash Columbia

Wow, Argentina do it again. This time, Riquelme scored twice to take Argentina 4-1 up against Columbia.