Why Are Many Colors Used With Myspace Layouts?

Myspace is the only online community, which offers various options for layouts.
Since it is a very large community with millions of users, there are bound to be expectations for the kind of presentations with the layouts.


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yspace layouts are available for free, and they are used by all members of the community.
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They are designed by various designers and the concepts vary, but they are all upgraded to the sites as often as possible.

They are categorized according to the themes, so that it is easy for any user to pick the layout that he wants. Many hundreds of colors with various color combinations are used with Myspace layouts.

This is because people want to break the monotony of the use of the same layouts again and again.
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Since most communities normally have default settings, users are bound to get bored with the outlook of the profile. With Myspace too, the default settings get boring for all the millions of users.

This can be solved with the variety of the Myspace layouts.

All the colors used with these layouts are versatile, and so are the combinations.
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The number of colors available is innumerable as well, and all users have a variety of choice. By using these various colors, the entire outlook of the profile will change.

Colors are also picked according to the theme of the profile. Not only do they make the profile colorful, sometimes the colors will blend so well with the theme, that it makes the whole thing very interesting. Users will thus never get bored of visiting profiles.

They will be offered a variety of colors to look at, and they will be pleasing to the eye as well.
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The various colors also offer a scope to be creative, and they can use them as they please.

All Myspace layouts available on all sites are completely free of cost and will be of complete variety as well. There is also no end to the number of colors being used with these layouts.

They will be of all sorts and shades, and will suit any requirement of the user.
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Members can pick themes with various colors, according to what they have written on the profile.

For example, if they are fans of witchcraft, they may use foreboding colors, and if they are fans of cartoons, they may use peppy colors. All this depends on how they want to project the profile as well.

The use of Myspace layouts is really exciting as there are so many to choose from. Members may keep changing every week if they want, or according to their convenience. This allows for a very interesting activity, as the profile gets different looks often.

You need not be technical wizards to use these layouts.


Why Free Myspace Layouts Are Exciting?

Myspace is being used by millions of users, and it is the most popular networking site in the world.
Every day several thousands of users are being added to the sites.


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hey use various layouts as well as backgrounds to make their profiles look much better. Most of these Myspace layouts options are available for free on several web sites.

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Free services like free Myspace layout will be appreciated by anyone, and they will begin to use these for various images.

The variety is large and thus will keep all the users excited. No other site offers such a variety, as these free Myspace layouts. Because of this, all users try to make as much use of it as possible.

They even begin applying them every day if they have the time.
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There would be possible thousands of free Myspace layouts, and it is sometimes difficult to pick one of them for the profile.

However to make things simple, members can divide the interests and pick what suits the mood of the profile most. This would be the most exciting part of using these free Myspace layouts.

They will also keep the visitors occupied to a great deal because of the variety.
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No visitor wants to be bored with layouts, and they definitely do not want to see the same thing over and over again when they visit everyone’s profiles.

So by using various free Myspace layouts, the members allow the visitors too to have a better impression about the profile. The various categories make it all the more exciting.

This free Myspace layout can be used according to the theme of the profile, as each member will have a different concept with his profile.
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Free Myspace layouts are probably one of the most exciting things about this community, as this social networking community offers this completely free. Designers take a lot of effort to be as creative as possible.

This way, users will not be bored of their own profiles, and they also get the chance to be very innovative as well.

Based on the interests of the members too, free Myspace layouts can be used, as the variety is easily available. For example, music lovers will have layouts of music bands, and movie lovers will have movie layouts.
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The popularity of these layouts has also increased, as the variety is never ending.

Members can browse through as many layouts as they need before setting them up for the profile. If they have patience, they can also change them once a week. There is absolutely no need to have any knowledge about technology to apply these layouts.

Free Myspace layouts can be as exciting as ever, because anyone with any kind of interest will be able to find what he is looking for.

The library is so huge, that one may not even be able to use them all if he wants to.


Wireless Internet Terminology – Confusion Or Clarity?

Wireless Internet Terminology, like many things in life, especially those that have anything to do with computers is filled with terminology.
But like most things, once you learn a few of the basic terms, understanding will come quickly.


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o don’t be confused get informed and to help clarify, I’ve put together a basic wireless “internet-to-english” guide to help you along.

IEEE – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The IEEE is in charge of the wireless networking standard, as well as many other computer-related standards – including the Ethernet standard.

They ensure that computer equipment made by different manufacturers can work together.

PCMCIA – Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

Simply another standard for how to plug credit card size devices into a laptop computer to boost it’s capabilities.

It’s been suggested by some that it should stand for “People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms”. PCMCIA is a great way of adding wireless networking to your laptop as easily as inserting a disk.

PCI – Peripheral Component Interconnect

Used to install devices like graphics cards and network devices inside your computer.

You would be using a PCI, if you wanted to install a wireless card inside your computer.

802.11

Set by the IEEE, it’s the current wireless networking standard.

It helps ensure that wireless devices can communicate with one another or in other words – they are interoperable.

Interoperable

Simply means that two different pieces of equipment have the ability to speak to each other or another way to put it – they are compatible.

They can use them together because they were designed using the same standards. Because of the IEEE and the principle of interoperability, all wireless equipment you purchase should be compatible.

Driver

Not a piece of golf equipment but computer software that informs a computer how to talk to devices that plug into it.

Most wireless networking drivers come on a CD-ROM. You then download the drivers from the CD onto your computer.

Ethernet

Currently, the most common way of connecting to a LAN or Local Area Network.

Most wires connected to your computer today are ethernet and if you have a cable internet connection an ethernet wire is in all likely-hood, what is being used to connect to your modem.

USB – Universal Serial Bus

A port used for connecting all sorts of devices to a computer, including keyboards, a mouse, printers, external hard-drives and basically anything else you can think of.

If you don’t have a laptop or want to open up your computer you can get a USB wireless device.

WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy

No longer used because in 2001 it was found to have security issues.

As a result, it is now the old standard for encrypting wireless networks.

WPA – WiFi Protected Access

The new standard for encrypting wireless networks. An upgrade of WEP to fix security issues.

To avoid becoming vulnerable, a WPA encrypted network changes encryption methods often. In addition, if an attack is detected, it has the ability to shut itself down for thirty seconds.

PAN – Personal Area Network

A network of devices connected together in one small area.

A simple example of a PAN would be your computer, USB keyboard and mouse. Using a technology called Bluetooth, a PAN can be wireless.

LAN – Local Area Network

Briefly mentioned above, LAN is a computer network that… generally speaking is confined to one building, such as a home or office.

A wireless LAN is also known as a WLAN.

MAN – Metropolitan Area Network

A network that covers a larger area, like a city or town.

They are expensive but a wireless MAN has the capacity to spread Internet access across a wide area. Many college universities set-up a MAN to connect the entire campus.

WAN – Wide Area Network

A network that covers or connects to more than one physical site.

A simple example would be a business that has locations in different cities, states or countries and they need them each location connected on the same network. The Internet itself is a WAN… the biggest WAN in the world.

Mbps – Megabits Per Second

Not to be confused with MBps, megabytes per second. Mbps is measurement of connection speed.

There are eight megabits in a megabyte.

GHz – Gigahertz

One gigahertz is one billion cycles per second… it’s a measurement of frequency.

If the term sounds familiar it’s probably because it’s also used to measure the processing speed of the CPU on your computer, which is also measured in gigahertz.

Linux

A popular and growing alternative operating system to Windows.

Linux is a less bulky, more efficient operating system in many ways than Windows and not to mention – it’s free. Many servers run Linux for this reason. Computers running Linux can run many programs and connect to the Internet without needing Windows. Many wireless devices run Linux or are compatible with it.


Wireless Router & Security: A Step-By-Step Guide

Setting up a wireless router is easy.


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ssentially you turn your cable or DSL modem off and your wireless router on.

Then, you connect the router to the modem with a cable, and turn the modem back on. You are more or less done.

The wireless network wizard on your computer will pick up the router and, if your ISP does not have any special requirements, away-you-go, you are on the Internet.

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For ease of setup and configuration, manufacturers ship wireless routers with all security disabled.

Therein lies the problem. If you do not take any further steps to secure your router, and a surprising number of people don’t, your network will be wide open to all passersby and strangers. It’s like you’ve hung out a sign, “The door is open. Please come in and help yourself.”
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The problem is not that strangers will be able to use your router to access the Internet but that, without further protection, would-be intruders will be able monitor and sniff out information you send and receive on your network.

Malicious intruders can even hop on to your internal network; access your hard drives; and, steal, edit, or delete files on your computer.

The good news is that it is relatively easy to secure your wireless router.

Here are three basic steps you should take.

1. Password protect the access to your router’s internal configuration

To access your router’s internal setup, open a browser and enter the routers setup URL.
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The URL will be specified in the manual. The URLs for D-Link and Linksys routers, two major manufacturers of wireless routers, are http://192.168.0.1 and http://192.168.1.1, respectively.

For Linksys routers, leave the user name blank and type “admin” (without the quotes) in the password field and press enter. To change the password, simply click on the Password tab and enter your new password.

For other routers, please consult your manual. Alternately, you can search on the Internet with the term “default login for “.

Don’t be surprised to find quite a number of pages listing default login parameters for many different routers, even uncommon ones.

2. Change the default SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

The SSID is the name of a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). All wireless devices on a WLAN use SSIDs to communicate with each other.
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Routers ship with standard default SSIDs. For example, the default SSID for Linksys routers is, not unsurprisingly, “Linksys”.

As you can see, if you don’t change the default SSID of your router a would-be intruder armed with a few common SSIDs from major manufacturers will be able to find your wireless network quite easily.

To change the SSID, click on the Wireless tab. Look for an input item labeled SSID. It will be near the top. Enter a new name for network. Don’t use something like “My Network”. Use a name that is hard to guess.

3. Disable SSID broadcast

Wireless enabled computers use network discovery software to automatically search for nearby SSIDs.
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Some of the more advanced software will query the SSIDs of nearby networks and even display their names. Therefore, changing the network name only helps partially to secure your network.

To prevent your network name from being discovered, you must disable SSID broadcast.

In the same screen that you changed the name of your network, you will see options for SSID broadcast. Choose “Disable SSID” to make your network invisible. Now save all your settings and log out.

Since your wireless network is now invisible, you will have to configure your computers to connect to your wireless network using the new name. On Windows XP, start by clicking on the wireless icon in the Notification Area and proceed from there.

With these three steps, your network now has basic security.

However, if you keep sensitive information on your computers, you may want to secure your wireless network even further.

For example, you can…
– Change the channel your router uses to transmit and receive data on a regularly basis.
– Restrict devices that can connect to the router by filtering out MAC (Media Access Control) addresses.
– Use encryption such as WEP and WPA.

As with most things in life, security is a trade off between cost (time, money, inconvenience) and benefit (ease of use).
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It is a personal decision you make. However for the majority of home uses, the three basic steps plus WEP/WPA encryption provides reasonably strong security.

Turning on encryption is a two-step process.

First you configure your router to use encryption using an encryption key of your choice. And then, you configure your computer to use the encryption key.

The actual process of configuring your router for encryption varies from router to router. Please consult the router’s manual.
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There are even stronger methods for ensuring security.

A strong and robust security method is RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service). Using RADIUS requires additional hardware and software.

However, there are companies that offer RADIUS security as a subscription based service. The fees are reasonable and dropping.

Therefore for example, if you run a business on your wireless network, have sensitive data on your computers such as credit card information, and have a number of users who access your network, you should consider using RADIUS.

Since the service sector for RADIUS is dynamic and growing, a search on the Internet with terms like “RADIUS subscription” or “RADIUS service” is probably the best way to locate one.


The Miami Heat As Your Business??

The Miami Heat As Your Business??

What do I mean by this title “The Miami Heat As Your Business?”
Simply put they just won the NBA championship and many of the elements they used to be Number 1 will allow you to be Number 1 in your business when you apply them.


You get many of the things that led to their success by listening to the comments of the players and coaches after the clinching game Tuesday night (June 20, 2006).

Success leaves clues and some of the ones they cited were 15 strong (as in it takes 15 players on a basketball team) and no browbeating your teammates when they make mistakes.

Now to the 4 Championship Factors:

1. The ‘Zo Factor…as in Alonzo Mourning

He was diagnosed with kidney failure and announced his retirement from the NBA on October 3, 2000 to deal with his health. Fortunately for him his cousin donated him a kidney. Because of what he has done he is an inspiration to many others.
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While in the hospital receiving the kidney he read both of Lance Armstrong’s books to pull inspiration for himself. He actively took part in his own healing process.

After the game he was talking and credited his mindset for his recovery. He never gave up, always knew and believed he’d get better, visualized himself as healthy again, never got pissed and asked “why me”, and realized there is always someone out there worse off and found something to be thankful for.

You can overcome setbacks in your life and business as well.
 
 
 

2. The Riley Factor…as in Coach Pat Riley

He said he really started achieving success when he stopped worrying about what others thought of him. So he felt no pressure when the media said it was on him to win the title this year.
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He said he would give up his 6 previous championships (4 as a head coach, 1 as a player, and 1 as an assistant coach) for THIS ONE! Why?

Because it was 18 years between championships so it seemed like an endless pursuit and there were many frustrating failures along the way making this one so much sweeter.

It was so special because of the long drought, media and fan criticism through the failures, the great adversity faced by this year’s team, and the ULTIMATE GOAL finally realized.

He was so confident he brought only 1 change of clothes to Dallas believing they would win despite having ZERO WINS there. His 15 strong concept allowed former superstars to put their egos aside for the good of the team.

3. The Shaq and Flash Factor…as in Shaq and Dwyane Wade

Shaq is aware of his fading career and was willing to defer to current superstar Flash. The close relationship between the 2 stars yields tremendous team chemistry.

Flash learned to lead by example on the court. Shaq was a mentor to Flash and only player on the team with championship rings.

4. The Teammates Factor…as in 13 others

The others were open for 3 point shots when the 2 big guns were covered. They provided timely defense and blocks when problems arise and assignments are missed. They would take charges and pain for the good of the team.
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Also, they provided timely scoring when the team was in need and veteran experience and leadership to weather the in-game storms.

These elements outlined above are what yields success. They are the fingerprints of the Miami Heat’s championship. When you apply them to your business obviously you see they will maximize your profits don’t you agree.