OIL EXPLORATION. In the early days of petroleum prospecting in Texas most oil finds were the result of digging or drilling near known oil and gas seeps, as Lyne T. Barret did in 1866 at Oil Spring in Nacogdoches County, or of accidental finds while drilling for water, as with George Dullnig's 1886 strike in Bexar County or the discovery of oil in Corsicana in 1894. Because of abundant seeps, guesswork and good luck were sufficient for finding oil. Most prominent salines and salt domes had been recorded by the 1890 Geological Survey of Texas but did not necessarily become the focal point of oil exploration due to numerous unexploited seeps. Amateurs in geology, such as Pattillo Higgins, used geological hunches and knowledge of existing seeps to promote drilling for oil at Spindletop in 1901. At Batson in 1903, the Paraffin Oil Company, another group of amateurs, founded their venture on petroleum residue in soil samples collected from near a gas spring. This was the first time that "paraffin dirt" was used in prospecting for oil. Despite these finds, oil companies generally held the use of geology in low regard prior to the 1920s, when geophysical methods of exploration that enhanced the oil prospector's knowledge of subterranean strata began demonstrating an advantage for finding oil. Tools used by oil and gas explorers were fairly basic and depended on fundamental variables in the earth's physical condition: gravity change, magnetic field change, time change, and electrical resistance.
Megan Fox has often been referred to as the hottest girl in the world. But according to Shia LaBeouf, even her sex symbol status could not have prepared her for "Transformers" director Michael Bay's unique style of filmmaking.

"Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women," LaBeouf, 24, told the Los Angeles Times.
Sony has been hit by a second massive data breach, hackers claim, another potential embarrassment for a company that is struggling to restore its image following the loss of millions of credit card numbers through its PlayStation Network.
The hackers, who call themselves LulzSec, said they pulled off what they described as an elementary attack to highlight Sony's "disgraceful" security.
"Every bit of data we took wasn't encrypted. Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext, which means it's just a matter of taking it," LulzSec said in a statement. "They were asking for it."
Sony Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, said Thursday it is aware of the LulzSec statement.
"We are looking into these claims," said Jim Kennedy, executive vice president of global communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Many people who do business online, are often found spending huge amounts simply to register a web address and reserve domain name of their choice. The question that appears is that is it so important to reserve domain names than spending on the SEO and traffic of the website?
Reserve Domain Name: Why is it Important
Sometimes, it becomes important to make your brand name appear on the internet exactly as you have it in the market. e.g., if Reebok makes an Internet appearance with a web address as goodshoes.org, it will be very difficult for a potential customer to get accustomed to Reebok on the internet. This is where one feels the need to reserve domain name for the online promotion of an existing business.
What is a Web Address
A web address in internet friendly terms may be referred as a domain name. A domain name is the address that has to be typed into the address bar of the web browser to reach a particular website. e.g., to open Suite101 in your web browser, you need to type in the domain name 'suite101.com' in the address bar.
Did the title of this post make you look twice? I hope so…

For every successful online entrepreneur, many have completely failed. In order to become one of those success stories you need to understand why it happens.

A good way to do that is by taking a look at how people fail miserably at making money online. It may seem like a backward approach, but if we look at what you shouldn’t do, then you will be headed in the right direction toward what you should do to succeed in your online venture.

So, in this post, I will take a look at what you should avoid when starting up an online business. This guide will be a great reference to reflect back upon as you journey forward with your online moneymaking adventure. If you always use this as a reference, then you will avoid making these terrible mistakes that will eventually lead to bad endings for businesspersons.

Trying To Get Rich Quick

You can’t jump into any online business venture with the idea that you will wake up the next day a millionaire. Regardless if you’ve created the most innovative information product out there, or your blog is the blog that kills all other blogs, you can’t expect that you will instantly gain fame and fortune.

Like anything worth pursuing, making money online comes with a lot of trial and error. You have to be willing to fail (and fail often) in order to achieve true success.

Have you ever tried to insert javascript ad code directly into your Blogger Template and it just wouldn’t work? Ok, everyone in the room can put their hands down now. This has always been a huge problem for blog authors using Google Blogger looking to monetize their site since almost all ad code contains javascript.
So why is this so darn difficult to do? The problem in the past was that Blogger users wanted more control over where and how frequently their block of ad code (usually AdSense) appeared. The Blogger Team listened to their customers and created an easy to use feature that allows you to setup AdSense in your individual posts with a simple checkbox selection.
Typical Blogger Error Masage :

That’s great for most people but the places where you can insert widgets are rather limited and not as flexible as you’d like. So what if you want to put AdSense, AdBrite, Chitika or any other sort of javascript-related code elsewhere on your blog without having to use a widget? The answer in the past would be, “It’s just not easy”.
You would paste the Google AdSense, AdBrite, Chitika or any other javascript ad code into your xml Blogger template only do get an error like:
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message: The processing instruction target matching “[xX][mM][lL]” is not allowed.
or another really cryptic error message like:
Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure all XML elements are closed properly. XML error message: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.“.
In fact, more recently the Blogger xml parser seems to allow javascript code in your template without displaying an error message at all. You think all is well only to discover when you view your blog that nothing actually gets displayed

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A Blog is basically an online journal wherein you can digitally pen down your thoughts, ideas, opinions and practically anything that you want people to read. Blogs come in different styles, formats, and settings, depending on the preference of the user. Many blogging sites, offer built in features such as hyperlink, straight texts, pictures etc. Some blogging sites, even allow you to put video and mp3′s on your Blogs.
Instead of writing texts, some Bloggers choose to make their Blogs more audio friendly, by using spoken word entries. This is called audio blogging.
Basically a Blog contains these features:
*Title – which allows you to label your post
*Body – this is the content of your post
*Trackback – other sites can be linked back to your blog
*Permanent link – every article that you write has a URL
*Comments – this allow readers to post comments on your blog.