The coolest job ever!

The coolest job ever
The coolest job ever

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on an island? How about live on an island, play all day, and Get PAID for it!

I was wondering around the internet and came across this article on yahoo that talks about just that. The winner of the job will get to stay (for free) in a 3 bedroom beach house complete with pool and golf buggy!

“They’ll also have to talk to media from time to time about what they’re doing so they can’t be too shy and they’ll have to love the sea, the sun, the outdoors,” said acting state Premier Paul Lucas.

To top it all off, the winner will be paid a 105k U.S. Salary! Where do i sign up!!!

Joomla makeover, things I would change about the product

Content management systems have come a long way in the past few years, however, they still have a ways to go. I believe that one of the reasons many of them do not have much of an agressive product expansion plan is because most of them are free. There are some great products out there, however, much of them go in what ever free direction that the developer wants them to go in, not necessarily where the market might need them to go.

For instance, how many of you have thought to yourself how cool Joomla is going to be and how easy everyone makes it sound to work with. Then once you start working with it you almost immediatly want to throw your computer out of the window becaues you can’t find something as simple as how to change the main site title! I know most of you remember those nintendo days! Good thing they made them out of extremely durable plastic or I would have broken the controller the second day after opening the box!

One of the biggest improvements that could be added to joomla would be a visual module and content management system. For instance, I could log in as an administrator and immediatly start moving around the modules and adding content, without having to sort through pages of content/module lists. I could also add modules in this similar fasion.

Of course module developers would have to adhear to this ability, but I believe that a greater adoption of the platform could be accomplished with a greater focus on ease of manipulation of the content. Because after all it is a content management system. Making products for the rest of us, not just the best of us is what makes a great product that gets an even greater adoption rate.

Why is joomla so complicated?

Frustrated, originally uploaded by Fallout75.

One of the main things that i like so much about wordpress is that its so simple to use. Over at RocketTheme.com, they make some great templates and I myself am a subscriber, however, ive never been able to use one of them for myself becuase i could never justify the headache to use and maintain the joomla product! When it comes to getting content on the net, wordpress has most things beat hands down.

I would, one day, like to use joomla for something interesting, but until then wordpress is my goto publisher for all things web content.

iPhone – Love the phone Hate the service

Since purchasing my new iphone 3 days ago, ive had over 10 dropped calls and every day there has been a point where I was unable to place a call. I just get a Beep Beep when trying to dial out. The iPhone’s Beep Beep is now the new Blue screen of death. If you hear it on a call, call has been dropped. If you hear it while dialing tuff luck, your call was not placed.

I guess I can just watch a YouTube video while I wait for service to become available again, “fewest dropped calls” my ass. As most of you can tell by now, I switched over from Verizon. Best damn phone service in the land IMO!

As much as I hate the service, I think im still going to have to stay with AT&T just beause the iPhone is just so damn amazing, with full Web browsing support, and the HUGE number of Free and Paid applications. Its just a clear winner for me. I just hope i dont end up throwing my phone out the window when I need to make a call and can’t.

AddThis acquired by Clearspring Technologies

In this every changing economy, companies seem to fall into 1 of 3 different categories: Being acquired, acquiring, or going bankrupt. It looks like this recent Web 2.0 acquisition has outlined a move to strengthen one companies hold on an ever growing market of social networking and content distribution. This comes not to long after Clearspring’s most recent round of funding.

You can have a look at the full press release over at Clearsprings website.

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Lyrics – Chaqueno Palavecino – Morir cantando (Cueca Boliviana)

I translated this myself with my girlfriend, so dont kill me!!

Chaqueno Palavecino – Morir cantando (Cueca Boliviana)

quiero morir cantando al amanecer
ya me copla se va a cavando me voy muy lejos para no volver
ya me copla se va a cavando me voy muy lejos para no volver
y pensar que la vida es tanto tambien es mucha tambien dolor
y la muerte que es tan traidora a nadie dice con vos me voy
y la muerte que es tan traidora a nadie dice con vos me voy
esas lagrimas de tus ojos es un marde con pasion
ya no lloren mi despedida les pido a todos recignacion
ya no lloren mi despedida les pido a todos recignacion

kimbaaaa!!!

ya no lloren mi despedida le pido a todos recignacion

exclusivo de dj nelson

te pido no me olvides mi amor mi amor
ya que en la cepultura reyna el cilencio y calma el dolor
ya que en la cepultura reyna el cilencio y calma el dolor
ese viaje del peregrino que fue tan largo que fue faltal
para dejar mi nido dejar me canto y no volver mas
para dejar mi nido dejar me canto y no volver mas
la muerte que es tan traidora a nadie dice con vos me voy
esas lagrimas de tus ojos es un marde con pasion

ya no lloren mi despedida les pido a todos recignacion
ya no lloren mi despedida les pido a todos recignacion

kimbaaa!!

ya no lloren mi despedida les pido a todos recignacion

Viva Bolivia!!!!

Calculating distance using lat/long PHP

Interested in calculating the distance between latitude and longitude using PHP or MySQL? After doing a bit of research on the web, I was able to find the PHP solution that I was looking for. At first I was looking at how to calculate the distance for between a latitude and longitude point mathematically, but then tried to find out if anyone else had a solution that implemented PHP or MySQL that I could reuse.

Have a look at the solution below and let me know if you have any questions.

PHP:
function getDistanceBetweenPointsNew($latitude1, $longitude1, $latitude2, $longitude2, $unit = 'Mi') {
$theta = $longitude1 - $longitude2;
$distance = (sin(deg2rad($latitude1)) * sin(deg2rad($latitude2))) +
(cos(deg2rad($latitude1)) * cos(deg2rad($latitude2)) *
cos(deg2rad($theta)));
$distance = acos($distance);
$distance = rad2deg($distance);
$distance = $distance * 60 * 1.1515;
switch($unit) {
case ‘Mi’: break;
case ‘Km’ : $distance = $distance * 1.609344;
}return (round($distance,2));
}

MySQL:

$qry = "SELECT *,(((acos(sin((".$latitude."*pi()/180)) * sin((`Latitude`*pi()/180))+cos((".$latitude."*pi()/180)) * cos((`Latitude`*pi()/180)) * cos(((".$longitude."- `Longitude`)*pi()/180))))*180/pi())*60*1.1515) as distance FROM `MyTable` WHERE distance <= ".$distance."

I would like to contribute this solution to the author of The marketing technology blog thanks!

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