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Snippets #35, Wednesday, 04.Sep.2002     (ISSN 1530-9622)


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___________________________________#35, Wednesday, 04.Sep.2002

_____________________________________________ISSN 1530-9622




_____0. Thoughts

_____1. Quotations

_____2. Ephemerae

_____3. New/Changed on My Site

_____4. Awards



__________0. THOUGHTS

Someone who recently signed up for my ezine wrote me and asked "How does this ezine make money for you?" It seems that she had been studying how to make money on the web, and she noticed there are no ads and that my website doesn't really sell anything. When I wrote back to indicate that it didn't really make money at all, she was surprised.

That got me thinking. Why do I "do" this ezine? And why "do" I do my website?

One reason is that I like having other people see them and other people read them and other people appreciate them. That is always nice.

And, it has meant the introduction to new people. As a result my website and ezine, I've "met" new people. I've met people in dozens of states in the US and in continents around the world.

So, bottom line, I do it because it brings me some joy.

That then leads to the other question: "why do people subscribe?" Or perhaps I should phrase it as "why do people remain as subscribers?" I know that some subscribe out of curiosity; and some unsubscribe after only an issue or two. But others remain.

As I press the button to send an issue I wonder about those people, those who are remaining. I wonder whether the items that I found interesting will appeal to anyone else. I wonder whether the quotes that piqued my thoughts will intrigue anyone else. And I wonder whether the new photos or humor or motivational stories that I've added to my website will interest anyone at all.

After each transmittal it is clear that they don't appeal to everyone; someone unsubscribes. But others do not. Sometimes some write to express a particular thought or interest in something in the issue. But even if they don't write, they don't unsubscribe. That tells me that either something in that issue reached them, or that something overall does. And that is a nice feeling.

I've been able to share some of the fun, interesting and informative stuff I find.

And, I guess most of all, I've enjoyed it.

So, since you being a subscriber helps with this I just want to say thank you for being there.


Two special notes in this issue.

First, I've included a page on my site that I'd previously posted that turned out to be incorrect. I've updated the page to show the error, including some stories of others who were taken in. There is lots of misinformation on the net. One example was, until a few days ago, on my site.

Second, I'm featuring a special award I just received: the NetNacs! NovaSite! of the Month award for September 2002. I'm especially proud of this one.



__________1. QUOTATIONS

Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life..
          — Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), Poet

I think I'll work all my life. When you're having fun, why stop having fun?
          — Helen Thomas, Journalist

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
          — Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC),
                   Chinese philosopher, administrator, and moralist,
                   from Analects (5th century BC)

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!
          — Benjamin Franklin

::::: You can see these and more in my Quotations section:
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/quo1/quotes.htm



__________2. EPHeMeRAe

every day interesting “stuff” crosses my desk. Some isn’t important enough to put on my site in any permanent way. But it is interesting enough to put there somehow, quickly, at least for a while.

These are ephemerae: collections of temporary, transitory tidbits. 

Today's ephemerae include an site that can tell you how common your name is, an article on the debate about civil rights during the "war on terrorism" and an article on the ultimate remote control.


Check Your Name:
You can enter your first and last name and find out how many people share your name.
[NB: This service is designed to help sell domain name registrations. If you do decide to register your domain name be sure to check out other registrars offering much cheaper registrations. I currently recommend NamECheap at http://www.NamECheap.com.]
»» http://www.pdom.com

Washington Post (02.Sep.2002), "Debate Crystallizes on War, Rights":
A timely article on the debate about how much of our freedom we are willing to sacrifice to achieve more safety.
»» http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24595-2002Sep1.html

CNN.com (31.Aug.2002), "The Holy Grail of Remote Controls":
How many remote controls do you have? What would it be like if you really, truly, only need one . . . and if it could even turn on the coffee and adjust the thermostat.
»» http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/08/31/universal.remote.ap/index.html

::::: I have the same information and links to prior items at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/eph1/ephemerae.htm



__________3. NEW/CHANGED ON MY SITe

I have several new things on my life, most of which are additions to my "Motivations" section. One of these is a page entitled "The Price of Liberty" which has been substantially revised because it turns out to not be true.


Best Things in Life: 
A list of the best things in life.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/best_things_in_life.htm

Inspirations for the Day:
A few inspirations for your day.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/inspirations.htm

Making a Difference: 
A story about making a difference.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/making_a_difference.htm

Sir edmund Hillary — Still Growing: 
Sir edmund Hillary is famous for climbing Mt. Everest. When asked why, he gave the famous reply, "Because it was there". What many do not know is that Sir Hillary did not make it to the top of everest the first time he tried.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/hillary_growing.htm

Things I've Learned: 
A list of life's lessons.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/things_ive_learned.htm

The Price of Liberty:
On July 4, 1776 (give or take a day or two) 56 men pledged: "For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." Do you know who they were? What ultimately happened to them? What sacrifices they made? NOTE: This page has been substantially revised because the story is not true.
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/mot1/price_of_liberty.htm

::::: I have the same information and links to prior items at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/ephemerae



__________4. AWARDS

NetNacs! NovaSite! of the Month Award - September 2002 [Sep.2002]
»» http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/awd1/awards26.htm 
Review of my site
»» http://www.netnacs.com/novasite/current.htm (during Sep)
»» http://www.netnacs.com/novasite/archive/ns-0902.htm (after Sep)

::::: You can see all my awards at
::::: http://www.JamesSHuggins.com/h/awd1/awards.htm

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