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November 2014 Writer's Earnings for the Month

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Today is Friday and I'm going to start posting my writer's earnings for the month first as a thanks to my partners and second, as record keeping and as proof that it's possible to make money online as a writer and blogger.

More than anything else, this post is meant to give a real and genuine peek into the lives of freelance writers for those who are aspiring to be one. I've also disclosed the websites where I earn money to share my freelance writing gigs.

Again, thank you to all of you who read my blog posts, thank you to the good people who appreciate my work in Goodblogs.com and most of all thank you God, Lord Jesus Christ for all the blessings you have given me and my family this month.

Happy thanksgiving to all my American readers and I hope everybody has a nice day!

Danny Garcia November 2014


DateName/EmailNet amountNov 22, 2014Tego.com$30.00 USDNov 16, 2014Tego.com$20.00 USDNov 16, 2014Tego.com$20.00 USDNov 15, 2014Transfer Master Products, Inc.$20.00 USDNov 14,…

Business Opportunities in the Philippines: Agriculture

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"Magtanim ay di biro, maghapon nakayuko, 
di naman makatayo, di naman makaupo" 

I will go out on a limb and share some of my well guarded thoughts (secrets if you will) about promising and very unique business ideas here in the Philippines. Some of these, I've long wanted to do, but have not been able to do so because of the lack of funding.

At this stage in my life with five children and one on the way, I can no longer take the financial risk to pursue them. That is why I am sharing these secret ideas.

With my limited resources at hand, it would be best if they are pursued by a bigger entity. These ideas may not be 100% unique, but they are very rare and as far as my monitoring is concerned, very few have undertaken them (some have not).

"When everybody is going into something, it's always a sign that you should try something else." 

Most business opportunities in well known local classified ad sites are run of the mill worn out ideas. The business ideas in …

Not a Poem for Ferguson

I've never been to Ferguson
I probably never will,
Once I dreamed of a road trip in the American horizon
Maybe I'll just keep still

It once looked like heaven
In the TV shows, in the movies
Can't you see that you're all brethren?
Look at that, simple minded me

That melting pot of the land far away
The whole world knows every time they sway
Here, when you say America
You mean "rich country" - can't be anywhere else like Antarctica

Heaven on Earth that's why we all flee
Filipinos leave our country
Yet there's very few riots can you see?
What happens is a slow decay

Like rust on a metal pipe
Like termites in the wood
Bursts of anger leave little room for chatter
Talking heads give poignant mind matter

Everybody's talking,
No one's sitting down to listen
Everybody's a legal expert
Nobody's for calming and reasoning

America, what happened to you?
Those great movies, weren't they true?
Land of the free, home of the brave
Everyone'…

How to Install LibreOffice on Elementary OS Luna

Open a terminalSudo apt-get install libreoffice"y" for yesWait for it to download, about 300+ MB

I personally and highly recommend Google Docs because your files are stored online (cloud). I create a document on the tablet, go somewhere and forget it, open up a browser and presto - I continue where I left off.

However, for some reason my Internet connection from Globe isn't really playing well with Google services such as Google plus. Some Google services take a long time to load. So for that, I'd like an offline and full feature office suite, such as LibreOffice.

Smarter than the Devil

Assuming that the Christian concept of the devil as Satan is real, and that God and the whole framework of Christianity is 100% accurate, I think most of us assume that we're smarter than the devil whenever we do evil stuff aka "sin".

How to delete your tsū account

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After 25 days in tsū, sadly I must bid farewell. Today, they claimed to have reached over 1,000,000 users/members in a span of one month - which may be faster than any of the other social networks. But for those of us who have found that it's just not 'them', here's how to delete, deactivate or close your tsū account. This tutorial is valid as of Nov. 21, 2014.
Click over the tsū FAQs (https://www.tsu.co/settings/faq) Search or CTRL + F the word 'delete account' Expand the item entitled:
How do I delete my account? We're sorry to see you go! You can delete your tsu account by clicking here. This action is permanent: deleted accounts cannot be restored and the funds in your wallet will be distributed back to the community.

Click on the 'clicking here' link. (https://www.tsu.co/settings/soft-delete/[your user number])


Enter your password. Click the 'Delete My Account' button.

Blind Faith

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Sometimes, when the winds carry the echoes of breaths made years before, I ponder. What things were like becomes a visual delight for us who are in the present. How places smelled, how people talked, what music played and what sounds touched their ears grant us a peek to an alternative reality that's similar in some breadth, but different than that which we are facing.

But these winds from the past carry with them nightmares about harsh realities that force us to ask,

"What if?"

The Blogger Who Sold His Soul

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"How much is your soul worth?" the man in the dark asked.

The blogger laughed as the glint from the screen shone on his spectacles. Bright reflections glimmered as a parade of video, images and text filled the glasses of the blogger.

There was only silence.

"Wait, what? You serious...?" the smirking blogger said as he opened another tab on his browser. "Awww, ha ha ha. If you're going to give me the silent treatment, might as well give you an answer - a million bucks. There. Cold, hard and paid through Paypal. Boy I never saw any of that before. Might be fun to Photoshop a million bucks on my Paypal account. Ha, ha, ha!"

He laughed louder.

Silence.

"Don't forget escrow!" the blogger laughed in a shrill voice as the man in the dark barely uttered a sound.

"Done." said the man suddenly as he stepped backward - back into nothingness.

"Sell my soul. Oh ho ho ho ha ha. Like yeah, that e-bay kid. Ahahaha. Wonder where he is now?…

Add SiteMaps to GoDaddy SiteBuilder v. 7

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Google Webmaster Tools needs you to upload your Sitemap to your GoDaddy Sitebuilder so that its search engine can crawl your website better. Then you need to point GWT to the xml or html file from your domain. Here's how to do it.

1. If you are using GoDaddy SiteBuilder (Website Tonight) version 7 and have already published your page, you already have it. *Surprise! Yeah, me too.


A Look into GoDaddy's Sitebuilder 7


I had to go around Google just to find free sitemap generators when all along, it was already there. I just had to type "sitemap.xml" on Google Webmaster Tools.

My new website's sitemap, farmphilippines.com is here.

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<urlsetxmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
<url>
<loc>http://farmphili…

Lazada Press Release: REVOLUTIONISE YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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REVOLUTIONISE YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Lazada launches the Online Revolution 2014
11/11 – 12/12

Manila Philippines, November 2014 – Lazada is preparing to take cyberspace by storm with the Online Revolution - the biggest sale of the year in Southeast Asia, set to rival Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day. Starting on 11 November 2014 the region’s leading online retailer is offering shoppers a month of sales, discounts and promotions with all the best deals under one digital roof.



With the widest and deepest offering of products online, from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to fashion, household goods, toys, and sports equipment, Lazada is the ultimate one-stop shopping destination. Lazada also makes shopping effortless by providing a fast, intuitive and secure online shopping experience. Shoppers on-the-go have access to a best-in-class mobile shopping experience via apps and/or the mobile site. For added convenience and peace of mind, Lazada offers the widest reach of…

On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

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Have you ever stood on the precipice of time? Feeling miniscule amid the quandary of our microscopic selves, we hearken to the drumbeats of everybody else's rhythm. Not knowing how the future plays out, still we chart our ways out of fear for the inevitable. 
Kingdoms rise and fall and the Earth does not tremble. What more could the universe pay heed to than a coterie of high level apes? 
I surmise that it is this yearning that we seek to ignore the Little Prince. We're still trapped in the greatness of others that we mimic them as if they alone hold the keys to happiness and greatness. And it's a recurring pattern, a continuous theater, with death as its ending and we, as the actors. 
“Meaningless! Meaningless!”     says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless!     Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors     at which they toil under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go,     but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets,     and…

Suicide and Euthanasia

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I was thinking of making a blog post for Rolling without limits but thought I'd touch on a topic that's been on my mind lately. With the very publicized suicide of Brittany Maynard, I can surmise that a lot of people are debating about suicide's complex ethics and moral implications.
Life and its complexities can, on many occasions get us down. Sometimes in our despair - we can also transmit these ideas. They then fester and grow. Imagine, how the idea of allowing suicide, may become distorted and misinterpreted across many cultures and nations.


"Brittany Maynard's gesture is in itself to be condemned, but what happened in her conscience is not for us to know,"
Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula
Brain cancer's symptoms according to eMedicineHealth:

Altered mental status: changes in concentration, memory, attention, or alertness.Nausea, vomiting: especially early in the morning.Abnormalities in vision (for example, double vision, loss of peripheral vision)D…