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Cussing is Good For You! I KNEW IT!!!

Swearing can reduce the feeling of pain. Who knew? I KNEW!!! ;)

Scientists have discovered that uttering swear words can help to lessen the feeling of physical pain.

The study by researchers at Keele University found that volunteers were able to withstand pain for longer when they swore compared to when they used words which were not offensive.

Dr Richard Stephens, who conducted the study at the university’s school of psychology, believes it may explain why swearing is still common place in languages around the world.

He suggests that swearing could have evolved as a way of raising aggression levels and reducing the feeling of pain to allow our ancestors to flee or fight back when attacked by predators.

Remember this the next time someone says, “Well, I’m sure that was helpful…” after hearing you cuss after stubbing your toe. Then tell them, “Damn right, motherfucker!

Weekly Tweets for 2009-06-21

  • Still at home, waiting for freight. If I have to be anywhere doing nothing, I night as well be doing nothing at home! #
  • Thinking of getting an new FauxPod. Requirements: Plays Audible audiobooks, 4+ Gb storage, color screen. Evil Empire (Apple) need not apply. #
  • Back on the road. Almost got washed out tying down cargo in a thunderstorm. Kept an eye peeled for flying farmhouses. Real tornado weather. #
  • RT @gypsyhooker: “YTF would anyone drive one of these death traps???? http://twitpic.com/7kz7i" A Smart Car for Stupid People ™. in reply to gypsyhooker #
  • @Skezzie I’ll just have to stick with my fauxPod, my fauxPhone and my fauxMac… ;P At least till the contract is up on my BlackJack2. in reply to Skezzie #
  • The Wife found the obituary for the man I saw have a heart attack in the Walmart parking lot, very sad… #
  • RT @SKYTANK: DECEPTICON TESTICLES IN NEW TRANSFORMERS MOVIE. IF SKYTANK WANTED 2 GLIMPSE GIANT METAL BALLS, WOULD LOOK 2 YOUR MOTHER’S CHIN in reply to SKYTANK #
  • RT @Heydriver: “Arrgh! Me spots a Fail Whale upon the vast horizon. Feels like a glitch in the force Luke!” Argh! And you’re mixing genres! in reply to Heydriver #
  • RT @JimNorton: “Ft Lauderdale, one show tonight. My balls are stuck to my forehead.” Coach seats 2 small? Fancyman didn’t fly 1st class? ;) in reply to JimNorton #
  • @Korv_N Old, crusty followers say hi, too! ;) in reply to Korv_N #
  • @Korv_N Sorry, never did… I guess I’m stuck in my musical ways. ;) in reply to Korv_N #
  • Watched Gran Torino on DVD last night. excellent flick. Now, what to watch (or rewatch) tonight… Hmm… #
  • .@HeavenLeigh123: “@Greeblie I’m rewatching Season 2 of Drake & Josh…” I’m so out of touch I don’t even know what that is… ;) in reply to HeavenLeigh123 #
  • .@gypsyhooker: “Death Proof?? Loved that movie.” Excellent choice! Maybe I’ll hit that and Planet Terror, make it a double feature! in reply to gypsyhooker #
  • .@Skezzie ugh… Never seen a Segal movie I could get past the 15 minute mark. how he and Chuck Norris have careers, I’ll never know… in reply to Skezzie #
  • Soon picking up an O/D load in IL. But must find a Streakin Beacon, my truck has a severe case of the creeping cruds it picked up in Gary. #
  • .@slackadjusterr Of course it will rain, I just washed my truck! in reply to slackadjusterr #
  • @edouglas528 How bout putting up an avatar? The default one sorta looks like you… ;) in reply to edouglas528 #
  • Loose fly in the cab of my truck, despite all attempts at murder. Sucker’s been here all day. Where’s Obama when I need him? #notmyflykiller #
  • .@TerenceSmelser Thanks for the RT, good buddy! ;) Stupid fly is distracting me from my Tweeting and driv [NO SIGNAL] in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • RT @TerenceSmelser: “@Greeblie ROFL, I’LL BE your “Good Buddy” ANYTIME, darling…” #RWRTF (or aren’t we doing that anymore… ;) in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • @TerenceSmelser Is #rwrtf so last week or what? Back to the road now… in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • Rogue fly musta got the idea that it was unwanted. Escaped thru window when I stopped to scale my O/D load. PETA would be proud of me… #
  • GAWD DAMMIT! Rogue fly left but the 2ND SHIFT “FLIES” showed up to take over! Fuck me running… #
  • @KerryES Well, being as I have never in all my born days seen a fire ant, I’ll have to call flies the clear winner here… ;) in reply to KerryES #
  • @PhilMadsen Chicago is not a good place to spend a weekend. Good luck to you driver! in reply to PhilMadsen #
  • @juliarygaard Never trust food from anyone with two first names… ;) in reply to juliarygaard #
  • There’s a hole in the sky: http://twitpic.com/7upam #
  • @juliarygaard Darned if you ain’t right. But really Ruth’s Chris sounds like two different people. Does Ruth own Chris? in reply to juliarygaard #
  • RT @askspikeonline: Why old dogs are the best dogs http://bit.ly/BgBR2 Every word is true, and you may want to grab a tissue. <- true words in reply to askspikeonline #
  • @juliarygaard LOL backatcha! Why didn’t I see that coming, I’ve only been married for 18 years. in reply to juliarygaard #

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GET A HOST!

BlogSpot is all splooey today, none of my favorite blogspot-based blogs are online at the moment. This sounds like a good time to continue my series about getting off BLOG**** and onto your own provider.

After getting a DOMAIN, then you need to go after a web host, someone who will host your new pages on there servers. One of the things you’ll need to think of at this time is what kind of web host software will you be using? If you’ll stick with BLOGGER all you need in a host is FTP access. If you’d like to try the great blog software out there like MoveableType or Greymatter, you’ll have to check out the requirements of the software and search out the features of the host you are looking at. Depending on your software, you might require a CGI-BIN directory and access to PERL. Other software might need PHP, another scripting client. Your software may require other server apps so take all this into account when you search out a host.

There are a few web host review sites out there that let you search by price, platform, etc: Web Host Directory, Host Search, HostIndex.com, HostReview.com and I’m sure there are others. Check them out, read the reviews and see if their service meet your needs. Also don’t forget about BANDWIDTH! If you are running a popular blog you might overrun your quota and end up paying extra above the charges for the web space. These costs can run up quickly so read the fine print.

I’ll not have that problem anytime soon! ;-)

My Experience: Three years ago, I signed up for a cheap host that later turned out to be two 15 year old kids, running a server in their house. They had lied to get setup to accept credit cards. After they went belly-up, I tried a variety of free web services and was pretty much disgusted with all of them.

My first real host was OLM and I was OK with the service but once I got looking around and saw the better prices, I hooked up with FreeHostSpace and paid the extra bucks get rid of the banners. The service was slow, the customer service non-existent and then as I was tracking down a better choice they went out of business. Turned out FreeHostSpace was one of those Hosting Resellers. They buy host space on a real web host ’s servers and resell web sites under there name. They didn’t pay there bills and got unplugged and so did my website.

I moved greeblie.com on the servers of Your-Site and overall I’ve been happy with the level of service and the price but then I heard from DataRAQ, the folks who “hosted” FreeHostSpace and they made me a very good offer. So I revived my worleywideweb.net domain and set it up on DataRAQ and noticed an immediate improvement in speed and access times over Your-Site so I moved the blog to here and here it will stay for a while.