My friend Mindy was once again criticizing me for not following through with my "Photo-a-day" pledge which, admittedly, has been very difficult to keep up with. Things have been coming up preventing me from sitting down at the computer in time, and then over the weekend I was without internet access. The criticism is justified, but I think I'll have to withdraw that goal and revise it a bit: Photo-a-day (when possible).
One year ago I wrote about the possibility of having one’s online reputation ruined through the poor choices of another person with the same name. I suggested that in order for people to prevent this, they should register a domain, set up a blog, and get proactive in controlling their online identity.
A few people, including my friend Mike, took that advice and registered a domain. I’m sure he’s now glad he did because just the other night a person who had his same name, age, and lived in the same state was arrested on drug charges.
With his name broadcasted all over the news Mike quickly wrote a post on his blog titled “I DID NOT GET ARRESTED LAST NIGHT“. If Mike didn’t take steps to control his online identity his reputation could have been permanently damaged. But because he did, he was able to quickly clear things up via his blog and now if anyone were to Google his name they’d quickly find out the truth.
Moral of the story: start blogging or people may erroneously believe you’re a drug dealer.
Some have described it as the "world's most expensive wallpaper". Visit nearly any pub in the United States and you'll find probably find some sort of currency pinned to the walls. An extreme example of this is the No Name Pub in Florida, where you'll find over 750,000 dollar bills coating the walls and ceiling.
I first came across the bills on the wall while visiting Dublin in 2006 and I've been wondering about it ever since. Is it a "good luck" sort of thing? Or just a cool (and highly flammable) concept that started without any meaningful reason? Anyone know?
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