Just recently as a not such a bad freelance writer, I had a customer, who’d asked me to write a post on how to become a freelance writer. Easy as a pie, I thought. Who would know better than a freelance writer, how to be a freelance writer? The hard part was – I had to do it in English. But still ok, for the major part of English-speaking readers is in… India! So this is what I came up with, skipping the intro – it actually sucked, as any custom plastic intro. [Read more…]
My neighbour is an alcoholic and he is watching TV. I don’t know if that is related, but there should be a link. I’m not saying the TV is making you retarded, but the TV producers seem to really think you are already retarded. I apologize to all the retarded. That’s just my opinion. So I watch The Internet instead. At least, I have the illusion of choice. And if you belong to the part of the society, that experiences the informational hunger – The Great Internet is something that may still it! And, of course, I have my own list of the best websites, that surf almost daily. It’s a short list of the BEST websites, that I’ve chosen from many more best websites that would like to recommend, but later. Even though you all are using them and know them well – maybe there’s still one on the list that you might find USEFUL. Useful is something you may use. So, here you go!
Belarus – the country of fields, swamps, lowlands and potato.
We live in the centre of Europe and possess the biggest deposits of tolerance, where the reasonableness of humility rules the hearts of the people. Also, we have a real, spectacular Dictator – Aleksandr Lukashenko. AKA Bat’ka (The Dad) [Read more…]
So, this is the story short…
” the 28-year-old resident of Krasnoyarsk has filed a lawsuit against the US company «Bethesda Game Studios». He is trying to win (approx. 7000 USD, sounds funny, I know) from the developers of the computer game “Fallout 4”, half a million rubles for the ruined family, dismissal and loss of health.
In November of the current year, the citizen of Krasnoyarsk has seen some of the new “Fallout 4” game trailers and decided to get the game. Just for a change. “I didn’t want to miss my wife while she’s on a business trip. I just didn’t notice I got trapped by the game… I simply got hooked. I’ve noticed I started to rush home from work, leave 20 minutes earlier… My wife was not yet back from the business trip, but I started to skip her evening calls, days later I switched off the phone and started to skip work, pretending I was ill. The world of the game just seemed more real to me, I felt different when playing.”
His friends and family couldn’t contact him and started to worry. By that moment his wife came back from the business trip, the husband turned to be a totally different person: “I felt like it was not the person I knew: irritated, nervous, dissatisfied. I thought that he didn’t get enough sleep because of the work! I tried to be supportive, giving him some time on his own, but the things gone bad… I started to notice that he’d spend all his free time playing computer games.
He was not going to work anymore. I tried to get him involved into any activity, but failed – he was completely plunged into the game. I couldn’t get through it, nothing was convincing, I said I want the divorce. He agreed just because I was distracting him from playing the game. It all happened in days! Not even weeks! There was totally no reaction and I had no choice!”
The employer had to dismiss the guy for he never got the medical proof of his illness. As the consequences of all these changes the gamer got blood pressure issues, gastrointestinal tract issues, and got depressed. “I had to turn to a psychologist, who appointed antidepressants.”
“If only I knew that this game could ruin my relationship, my life, I would have reacted to it somehow”- says the inhabitant of Krasnoyarsk. – “I would have never bought this game or, at least, would have postponed the purchase to the Christmass holidays… I even had to turn to the psychologist! I’ve never had problems with computer games before”.
It should be noted that Russia has not had judicial practice on disputes between ordinary consumers and foreign companies on the moral damage compensations. Nonetheless, the lawyers are going to defend the rights of the customer.
The Russian representative of the “Bethesda” has not yet officially commented on the issue.”
This article has spread over the Runet in just one day. The reliable websites were “rewriting it” without a doubt. By now I haven’t found the “first publisher” of the information, but I wonder if Bethesda has paid to all of the websites, that have published the article, or it simply got viral? Anyways, that’s a brilliant example of the “negative” promotion. I just loved it! I remember skipping school because of “The Sims” and “Quake 3 arena”… I loved “Serous Sam” and couldn’t live a day without “HalfLife”… I can easily believe such a story, even though I know it’s a viral commercial of Fallout 4! Great try, Bethesda, I would have bought it, if I had no life! The sad part – I won’t get money for advertising Fallout 4…
But I don’t loose the hope to sell it to you through the referral link:
The money has gone to the rich! There are extremely rich people in the world. Most probably, you will never be that rich. And you know why? You don’t need to be that rich. People are always trying hard to get something they are in need of. As if you’re catching air when going underwater – you need oxygen for your cells. Apparently, you don’t need money that bad… Don’t you remember those moments, when you really need money till the pain in the ass and then you do everything to get money? You can educate yourself on how to earn money in a few days.
Karaoke was invented by Japaneese, but you surely know that. Maybe that’s due to the fact that they are the worst singers in the whole world, or maybe just i don’t know why… But the point is that the invention is actually great! People should sing – it helps. Stress, depresion, fatigue – you just sing alond with the music and try to hormonize the sounds you are producing. Why would people get drunk before singing Karaoke? Why has it become the need, appearing only when one is drunk? I Guess, that’s because singing is one of the basic instincts! People fight, when they are drunk, call their exs, get loud, dance, have sex with strangers and sing Karaoke…. I only mean to say, that if singing is such a basic need, why don’t the big companies set Karaoke rooms for the emloyees, if singing relieves stress? Oh, wait.. they do! In Japan… Japan is awesome. I want to live in Japan. Hope their emperor will read my blog and invite me to marry his son, or something.
So far, this guy, Roma, made my day! Gomel rock legend in some Thai bar. I’m proud to be from the same country with him. You welcome! Kurt Cobain Nirvana Desperate Cover!
You surely know Nike. Nike is a brand. And to become rich you may want to know a couple of secrets on how to become a brand. I know, business sounds like you have to wipe that paint of your face, stop writing your novel, stop smoking pot in a garage with your rock band – the risks are too high in the art industry. And even if the glory would find you, you’ll end up in a rehabilitation clinic. Your mother wouldn’t survive that… Now, back to the Nike secrets:
Blogging for money
My friend, who runs a blog on developing and useful tips for the IT-crowd has told me that good blogging on actual issues may bring money. So I thought – what kind of benefits may I bring to people? Any activity, that brings you money, is taking money from someone else. Not violently taking somebody’s money, but getting the money in exchange for the work done. In this case, I’m hoping to take the money of those, who want to place their ads or promote their products via my website. Means – the benefits should be mutual.
The economics for dummies
Recently I happened to list a book “Economics for dummies” by some jew. Not all of it yet, but I felt like I’m economically illiterate and that is why I have the life I live. Which is not bad, but I’m still missing the boat, the travel van and a house by the sea in Italy. The latter I need badly.
And I suddenly got enlightened – the Jesus of money spoke to me. He said something like – it’s not bad neither to be poor nor to be rich. Money is simply the best-known tool to exchange what you have for what you want. The price definition is an exact mechanism, that works on its limit. Sure, there are gaps and shortcomings in the monetary system of the world, but for now, it’s the only thing we have. Can you suggest a better one? Can you develop a flawless on shifting from the present monetary system to the non-monetary and implement it using your own pure human capital? I’d be glad if you can.
But the biggest disadvantage of the monetary system is that money talks. And those, who have more money are desperately denying any system, where the money would finally stop talking. That would mean those people may loose their value and authority, so they use their money to prevent the spreading of those hippie ideas.
I’m not talking about world conspiracy theory, it’s another hippie topic. But let’s be realistic: you work hard, find oil in your garden, dig the ground to make the oil stream, collect it into barrels and sell, become wealthy, exchanging the oil for money. You buy the equipment, pump the oil out faster and earn more, engage other people into work, they pump it for you, you become wealthier and buy more equipment to find more oil. Afterwards, you become rich as fuck and consider this extremely just to have this business divided between all the inhabitants of the planet because naturally they are the legitimate owners of the subsoil! But they didn’t dig the ground to find it! And they didn’t try to burn it up and make fuel of it and other stuff. Why should you share? And now, having all this capital, concentrated in your hands, some hippies are sweating over inventing and discovering the alternative energy sources and want to substitute money with something more appropriate. Noooooo, you’d rather pay somebody to kick the shit out of those smartasses, won’t you?
So it’s not that I BELIEVE IN the world CONSPIRACY THEORY, but thinking logically – it has the right to exist.
Going back to our money issues: if you want money – just figure out, how did all those rich people get their money and what are their habits. If you want to be one of those rich people – you’d have to become one of them.
Who am I with the money?
I’m also curious: how did they do it, so I’ll post step-by-step instructions and as I finally become rich – I’ll take a picture of me naked on a boat. No matter at what age. Even if it’d look disgusting. When I’d be rich – I wouldn’t give a fuck about the opinion of the others and supposedly become a bad person – the drugs would destroy my personality and morals. Or the drugs will do me better and I’ll spend all the money to help those in need, in grief, in hunger and in thirst. The second is actually easier. I’m not that brave to let people hate me for what I am. So I’ll pretend someone else and live a life like that.
A few words about economics
Information in brief: the economy is something we all are involved into. It studies (as a science) the allocation of scarce resources to meet the unlimited needs of individuals.
Again: the resources are limited, the needs are unlimited. I need money, you need money – everybody needs money!
200 years ago even a noble couldn’t dream of having a hot bath every day. Nah… every week. They invented perfume to cut the smell of the unwashed body. And now you want to wash your body every day and also the perfume! And the iPhone, no doubt. The question of limitation of needs doesn’t even exist, because the progress is unstoppable and what has once been the luxury is now a basic necessity! As for the resources – they remain exhaustible and unsustainable. And we’re 7 billions of people on the planet. And we want it all. And money is, for now, the only thing that can get us all. And there’s something we should produce for money. So if you want to make money – produce! Services, goods, change the reality. We’re not going deep into the theory – I’m not capable. But You simply need to educate yourself and cultivate a proper attitude toward money. For the money, for now, is our everything.
As for the “Economy for Dummies” I totally recommend, it is an easy read for those, who have illiteracy elimination campaign.
I don’t really understand the lyrics and don’t like the music, but it’s close to what I think, I guess… Looks like I need money to feel the beat…
My name is Masha (which is also Maria).I’m 30 and I still don’t know who to become when I’m grown up. Read my posts, for I surf the Internet and know everything about effective time-management and successful money-making, developing your sex-appeal, managing your budget and picking up right clothes, after getting in perfect shape. Unfortunately knowing is not enough, so you’d have to act as well. I’ve almost become a rock-star and a writer, a good wife and a perfect mother. But I always stop somewhere in the middle of doing just like the 95 % of the population of the planet. Let’s grow together and become a new generation of the perfect people. It’s not too late to change everything before you die.
Wall mural… The archaic horror of the 70-ies, that lasted till 80-ies and got us style-shivers… Well, you may give a word to your memories. But I suggest that you’d change your decision, if I call that a visualization wall and remind you, that today the quality of wallpaper is different. It has no size limits, it is washable and the pictures may be truly unique! A wall mural can be your visualization wall. You welcome!