Super Safe Military Grade Thumb Drive

Thumb drives should be one of the most popular storage medium used nowadays. Its advantages over other storage medium such as CD are convenient, faster read/write speed and large capacity. Unlike when thumb drives were first introduced, they are now capable of storing up to a few gigabytes of data.

Due to portability and the large capacity, computer users are keeping more data into their thumb drives — songs, movies, files, programs and photos. Some users may even store confidential files in their thumb drives. The problem that needed to be addressed was how to properly safeguard the data contained in the thumb drives. A few years back, some thumb drives are bundled with encryption features. However, encrypted passwords can still be hacked if the password isn’t strong enough.

Introducing IronKey, the grade thumb drive.

IronKey Super Safe Military Grade Encryption Thumb Drive

IronKey was first developed for military use. Data on the thumb drive are scrambled and encrypted using a hardware encryption chip. The inside of the thumb drive is filled with a solution called epoxy. Therefore, any attempt to open the thumb drive physically may cause damage to the chips inside. To make matters a little tougher for any potential hacker, the encryption chip will self-destruct when 10 incorrect password attempts were recorded.

This is one heavy duty thumb drive, eh? It is available to the public now at a price range of $78.99 to $148.99. The only available model now is the 2GB version at a price of $109.00. The 1GB and 4GB thumb drives will be out soon. Hop over to ThinkGeek for more information.

Do you keep any “sensitive” data in your thumb drive? Have you ever lost a thumb drive that contained data or files that no one else should see? If yes, what was it? ;-)

Make Money Online With Blogitive

Blogitive is yet another great website that allows you to make money online while blogging. It has some similarities and differences compared to the other paid to blog websites. Firstly, your blog needs to be at least 3 months old and have at least 3 posts a week on average. Of course, you will need to have a decent traffic flow. One difference I notice with Blogitive compared to the others is that Blogitive requires you to have at least 2 non-sponsored posts in between their posts.

I have only started writing for Blogitive a couple of days ago. The website loads fairly fast compared to the others that I have joined. However, they do need tweak their designs a little. There are a few codes such as “end #header”, “end #content” and “end #footer” lying around here and there. Below is a screenshot of how an open offer looks like.

Make money online with Blogitive

After you have reserved the offer, it will be listed in the reserved offers list. The problem is that both the open offers and reserved offers list is displayed on the same page. When you have multiple offers in either list, it becomes harder to view each offer because the page becomes very “long”.

In my opinion, they should split both lists into different pages. Secondly, the detail of the offers should be hidden by default. The details will only show when a user clicks on a link or something. That way, the whole page looks more organized.

Despite all that, I personally feel that Blogitive is still a good money making website. If you are blogging for money and have never tried Blogitive, maybe you should take a look.

Buy An Extra Monitor To Increase Productivity

Jeremy Zawodny shared that having a large monitor makes a person more productive. He quoted a text from The New York Times where Microsoft conducted a study and concluded that human productivity increased between 10 to 44 percent when using a bigger screen. Back then, the standard monitor size a computer user was using is a 14 or 15 inch monitor. At this point of time, anything smaller than a 17 inch monitor can be considered unacceptable.

Buying a bigger monitor (e.g. a 24 inch LCD) will definitely increase productivity of the user compared to using a 17 inch for example. However, the disadvantage is that larger LCD monitors are a lot more expensive. Therefore, an alternative some people turn to is to use two (or more) monitors instead. You can buy two 19 inch LCD monitors and it would cost less than buying a 24 inch LCD.

Why I Need Two Monitors

The screenshot above shows exactly why I need an extra monitor. I am constantly monitoring for available opps while I am blogging or surfing the web. If I had two monitors, I could use one monitor to monitor my opps while another for other stuffs. I’m definitely getting myself an extra monitor in the future — when I have successfully made enough money online.

Are you currently using more than one monitor? Mind to share your thoughts and/or experience?

Hey You, Douche Bag!

As a blogger, have you encountered people leaving annoying comments in your blog? Have you thought of slamming them back with a reply but didn’t want to look bad doing it?

Travis from Young Go Getter dot com has come up with a nice WordPress plugin named Douche Bag to do the dirty job for you. When the plugin is activated, all you need to do is to append the Douche Bag code onto the person’s comment. When you are done updating the comment, a douche bag will appear by the side of the person’s comment.

Wordpress Douche Bag plugin

This is a sweet and indirect method to tell the person leaving the annoying comment, “Hey, you have been officially labeled as a douche bag!”

Bloggers Earning Over RM10,000 A Month

Are you skeptical of the ability to make money online through blogging? Haven’t you heard bloggers quitting their day job to blog full time? Just to add a little more jealousy in you, there are even stories of successful “mother bloggers” who probably earns more than your manager. I found two bloggers reporting their earnings for the month of August.

Lilian earned $4,275.50 or over RM14,000 last month

SAMM earned $3,478 or over RM12,000 last month.

How much is your boss earning?