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Website Graphics Creator Question

Sharon asks…

Is it legal to put advertising on a fanfiction website?

I’d thought that it was not, but I just noticed that fanfiction.net has ads. However, most other similar sites do not. What is the law regarding ads on this kind of site? Why can fanfiction.net display them?

btw: fan fiction is “stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator” (Wikipedia). Like, if I write a story placed in the Harry Potter world using J.K. Rowling’s characters, that’s fan fiction.

scottparat answers:

There are no laws about what sites can have advertising and what sites cannot. It’s completely up to the owner of the site to decide. It does slow the site down a little since it’s more graphics that need to load, but most sites use the advertising as a source of revenue so they can keep the site going.

Web sites do require maintenance. New content (other than what the users post) need to be developed. The site needs to be hosted on a server. The domain needs to be renewed every year or two. And they need email boxes to communicate with the users of the site. All this costs money. A lot of people don’t want to just put it out there for free, and eat the cost. Many of them can’t afford to. So they use advertising to generate the money needed to support the site.

Ken asks…

How do I download Custom Content for The Sims 2?

I can’t find anything on the Sims 2 website.

Where abouts is the custom content?

scottparat answers:

Here is a bunch of sites where you can find custom content. Some are paysites, but stick to the free stuff.

Http://elitesimbuilders.com/

http://illustratedsim.tripod.com/

http://isleofmaltha.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8&sid=f400d939623eda5e4dc69856300c82a4

http://moonsims.asi.org/dh-sims-site/sims2index.html

http://n99forumpaks.djssims.com/index.php?category=1&subcat=19

http://n99forumpaks.djssims.com/old.php?skip=160&category=10

http://noukiesims2.net/wp/

http://simsfashionbarn.net/SMF/index.php

http://sunairsims.enorth.com.cn/chou/images/credit.htm

http://www.aussietopenders-sims2.com/Gardening.htm

http://www.holysimoly.com/

http://www.marinasims.net/sims2/objects/build2.htm

http://www.modthesims2.com/archive/index.php/t-232846.html

http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/marvine

http://www.notovny.com/misc/index.html

http://www.parsimonious.org/links/links.shtml

http://www.peggyzone.com/html/Item20203__.html

http://www.piggis-sims.net/index.html

http://www.simfantastic2.com/packs.htm

http://www.simslice.com/thesims2/ts2objects-pg3.htm

http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Cyclonesue/

http://sunairsims.enorth.com.cn/

http://www.graphics.com/modules.php?name=Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=177&page=4

http://www.katieshugs.com/

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,10993.0.html

And here is the tutorial I read to learn how to download custom content:
http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Custom_Content

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Email Marketing Services Reviews Question

Jenny asks…

can u tell me whats wrong with my resume?

( OK…so i took some personal info off just tell me what you think and let me know if i made a mistake.

Objective:
To obtain a position in a progressive company that will capitalize on my abilities and skills allowing me to expand my knowledge and growth with in the organization.

February 08-December 08 Leasing Specialist
Duties include opening/ closing leasing office answering phones for a Large busy class A property in Las Colinas with 480 units. Responsible for successfully leasing apartments, maintaining lists of available apartments, responding to telephone inquiries, qualifying prospective residents, showing apartments to and, preparing all move-in paperwork. Maintained market, demographic, economic and community knowledge. Recommend strategies and programs for on-site marketing activity. Initiate sales outreach plans. Provide regular status reports and task update lists. Follow up with prospective residents; telephone calls within 24 hours, follow-up card within 48 hours, and repetition of same if necessary. Ensure both timely and accurate entering of prospect and resident data into Onsite. Input daily traffic numbers maintain closing ratio of 37%, perform at 85% on shopping reports. At move in, inspect the apartment with the new resident, fill out move in inspection forms, and review all leasing paperwork and property rules. Manage renewals, track lease expirations, record notices to vacate and interview residents for reason, prepare lease expiration letters and renewal leases. Record and act on resident service requests, ensuring excellent customer service with the same day or maximum 24 hour follow up. Lived on property and was available for all emergencies, resident functions, community affiliated events and weekends. Perform other duties as required.

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January 2006 -February 2008Recruiter Irving, TX
Responsible for opening/ closing company office. Greet applicants as they arrive; Answered all inbound / outbound calls, including after business hours. Scheduled interviews checked background; drug screened potential employees, Spoke to prospective talent about our application and hiring process. Signed and delivered checks. Properly trained temporary employees in all orientation meetings. Fill orders made sure applicants were at job site on time, enter application in the system accountable for accurately typing, filing, faxing emails correspondence from clients made sure all their needs were taken care of. Checked employment references. Most of our orders were light industrial and, some clerical. Responsible for ordering and maintaining all office supplies.

Education
Academy
May 2005High School

High School Diploma

Skills
Bilingual English/ Spanish, Customer service oriented and, Typing skill are 40 wpm, Computer skills: Ms Word, PowerPoint, Excel, QuickBooks, and Internet Onsite and, Yardi. Dependable team player, energetic, self-motivated, hard working and, detail-oriented, organized. Strong work ethic. Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

scottparat answers:

Objective – Make it specific. If you’re applying for a job, make your objective getting that job, not some vague position.

Previous employment – Again, be specific. Was your closing ratio 37%, or was it higher? Did your occupancy increase during your employment? If anything improved, write it.

Education – Any awards while in high school? Any further training after high school? Surely you had some certification to become a Leasing Specialist.

Skills – Give examples of your strong work ethic, working under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

Also, go through and check punctuation, capitalization, etc. I noticed a few mistakes.

Joseph asks…

Can you Pleeease critique my Cover Letter?.. Please…I need a job?

I am in search of a career in Public Relations or Client Service and maintenace…. Is this cover letter going to get me that job…. also if anyone live in the NYC or North Jersey area and can assist with getting me a job… Wow… I would greatly appreciate… here it is

I’m writing to express interest and apply for the XXXXXX position. After reviewing the requirements and qualifications, I’m confident that I can exceed company expectations as an employee.

My previous coursework at Fairleigh Dickinson University and vast experience in the retail industry has given me a tremendous foundation for the marketing and client relations fields. Through signage/marketing campaigns, market research, and client and employee resolution I have found reacting to client needs and wants appropriately is key when successfully executed. I’m also familiar with fulfilling sales goals and target objectives through my retail management and telephone marketing experience. Direct interaction with consumers and clients has equipped me to quickly and effectively resolve client issues and complaints. In addition, I’ve been fortunate to have had the experience of representing several of some of the most successful companies by means of field promotional marketing. These new innovative marketing strategies put me in direct contact with clients in order to promote new products and services as well as inform and sell potential clients. These crucial areas are where I have attained much knowledge in consumer/client habits as well as employer expectations. My quick and creative thinking, critical decision making and multi-tasking capabilities are just a few skills that clients and employers alike have come to appreciate. I’m a firm believer in accountability, strong work ethics, and client satisfaction.

I’ve provided my resume for your review. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my background and desire to work for XXXXXX. Please feel free to contact me via phone (XXX*XXX*XXXX) or via email at DerickBusiness@yahoo.com
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Derick Robinson

scottparat answers:

It sounds too much like advertising. You need to make it more personal to you. Also NO contractions. That is too casual. I have done some editing to make it read better.
DO NOT mention what you did at university if you graduated more than 5 years ago. If you graduated in the last 5 years then leave it in.

I am writing to express my interest in the position of XXXXXX .

My skills include quick and creative thinking, critical decision making and multi-tasking capabilities. I am a firm believer in accountability, strong work ethics, and client satisfaction.

My coursework at Fairleigh Dickinson University and experience in the retail industry has helped me to develop a keen interest in the marketing and client relations fields.

In previous positions I have used signage, marketing campaigns, market research, as well as client and employee relationships skills to learn what is and what is not appropriate in customer relations.

I am also experienced with meeting sales deadlines and obtaining target objectives through my retail management and telephone marketing experience.

Direct interaction with consumers and clients has allowed me to quickly and effectively resolve client issues and complaints.

In addition, I’ve been fortunate to have had the experience of representing several of some of the most successful companies by means of field promotional marketing. These new innovative marketing strategies meant that I was in direct contact with clients and with potential new clients.

Please find enclosed my resume for your review. I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my background and desire to work for XXXXXX.

Please feel free to contact me via phone (XXX*XXX*XXXX) or via email at DerickBusiness@yahoo.com
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Derick Robinson

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Blogger Themes Free Question

Charles asks…

I’m trying to start a blog what websites should i use?

Ok so me and my friend want to co-own a blog and we are looking for a free website that doesn’t make me download anything and customize a lot any suggestions?

scottparat answers:

Here is what I recommend:

Blogger.com
Owned by Google, very easy to start a blog
Free! With option to have your blog on your own domain name.
Tons of templates to choose from.

WordPress.com
Powerful dashboard.
Also free! Tons of themes to choose from as well.
Tons of extensions and plugins.

WordPress.org (Your Own .COM blog, not free!)
Need to pay for domain & hosting
Freedom to do whatever you want, including putting any ads.
No limitation as to what themes/plugins are allowed – you control everything.

Chris asks…

Which website for blogging do you like most ?

There are many blogs out there. Are you a blogger ? Do you have an online personal space ? If so, which blog do you use ? Which one do you like most ?

scottparat answers:

Http://www.tumblr.net/
Tumblelogs are a refreshingly new and simple way to share anything you find, love, hate, or create. To make a simple analogy: If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks. You can also look at tumblelogs as slightly more structured blogs that make it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create.

Http://www.livejournal.com/

LiveJournal is an online journal service with an emphasis on user interaction. A basic, fully-functional account is free, while paid accounts receive access to premium features. You can use LiveJournal in many ways: a private journal, a blog, a discussion forum or a social network.

Http://www.redanyway.com/

Redanyway provides a social way to follow a blog. It provides a friends’ and followers’ widget which you can sport on your personal blog/site. This enables your friends or readers to directly add your blog to follow or add you to their friends list right from your blog.

Http://www.ipernity.com/

With Ipernity you can:- Publish whatever you like : blog, photos, videos, audios- Customize your own Ipernity page (like at Myspace)- Share what you want with people who matter to you or with the whole world- Create a powerful page with only the stuff that matters to you

http://www.webon.com/

Make the site you’ve always wanted now, instantly build, publish & share. Create interactive, stylish & ad-free pages, with Webon’s powerful site creation platform.

Http://blogger.com/

Create a blog in 3 easy steps:
Create an account
Name your blog
Choose a template

http://wordpress.com/

WordPress.com is an easy and powerful way to start blogging.

Http://www.plurk.com/

Plurk is a social journal for your life that lets you publish and share your thoughts. Share your life easily with friends, family and fans.

Http://www.vox.com/

Vox is a new personal blogging service. It’s all about ease of use, privacy control, playing well with other web services, and staying connected to the people you care about.
Control exactly who gets to see each of your posts and photos.
See all the posts from your friends and family on one page.
Bring in content from other web services you already use (Amazon, YouTube, more).

Http://www.soup.io/

Soup is a tumblelog, a super-easy blog that can do more than just text: post links, quotes, videos, audio, files, reviews and events.
Make your personal remix of the web: When you see something cool online, just click a button to add it to your Soup.
Soup can aggregate everything you create online into one place, in your own style, at your own address.

Http://www.zemanta.com/

Pleasure: it’s fun to see your words paired with great links and pix.
Content: Pictures, Links, Articles and Tags.
Convenience: no more trolling the web for content for your posts.
Traffic: links to recent blog posts frequently result in return traffic.

Http://www.jimdo.com/

Jimdo is really easy to create web-pages, just sign-up, follow the link to your own Page, integrate pictures, videos and texts in seconds, change the design with a click, add as many pages as you want…and show your swifty Jimdo free page to your friends

http://www.blogupp.com/

What makes BlogUpp! Different?
No signup. No email and privacy exposure
No ad submission and no efforts
No animation and annoying ads
Multilanguage support
Cheat-proof and fair sharing
WordPress platform and alike friendly
Targeted readers reach
Welcome bonus for everyone
Best de facto exchange ratio (10:9)

http://www.blogperfume.com/

collect all the useful WordPress themes, plugins, and blogging resources for pro-bloggers. Makes Bloggers life a lot easier.

Http://youare.com/

Fast, fun, and in 140 characters: share everything you do throughout the day using text, video and images.
Filter updates received. Real life friends, co-workers, family….
Import content from YouTube, Flickr, and Delicious.

Http://www.wibiya.com/

Create a blog community using Facebook Connect
Gain traffic from Facebook through your members news feed
Engage readers and raise pageviews with applications such as post navigator and blog search
Track your traffic growth through simple analytics tools
Share your tweets with your readers in real time

http://www.kontain.com/

Upload photos & videos anytime.
Connect & share with anyone.
Post from anywhere.
Kontain is determined to be:
So gorgeous your friends will move to it.
So fast you have to use it.
So addictive, you cannot stop using it.

Http://www.penzu.com/

Penzu is a free online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. You can keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself and share only if you want to!

Http://multiply.com/

Multiply gives you an easy way to share all kinds of digital media, including photos, blogs, videos, music and more, all in one convenient place: your own personal web site. With Multiply, you can share and discuss your stuff with everyone in your “social network,” and also be alerted whenever they have something new.

Http://www.scrapblog.com/

If you love sharing photos, you’ll love Scrapblog. With Scrapblog, you can easily create stunning multimedia scrapbooks featuring your photos, videos, audio and a bunch of creative elements. We made Scrapblog drag-and-drop-easy so that everyone can tell their stories and share them online or turn them into high-quality photo books and DVDs. Best of all, it’s free and there’s nothing to download.

Http://www.blogr.com/

blogr is a web service that provides you space to store and share your photos, videos, audios and blog-entries in just a few clicks.

Http://wearehunted.com/

Hunted gives the latest music news from around the globe. It’s aggregate social networks, forums, music blogs, Torrents, P2P Networks and Twitter to develop a daily chart of the 99 most popular songs online.

Http://hypem.com/

The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page.

Http://sonific.com/

With Sonific you can find the music you like, create your playlists, make your widgets, grab the code and add it to your profile page, site, blog or photo album.

Http://www.moonk.com/

Quickly and easily enhance your profiles and blogs. With Moonk you can create a slideshow from your favorite pictures; a videoshow from your best videos; and a jukebox from your greatest music hits. These players can then be integrated into pages like MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, Yahoo360, and Blogger or used for your own personal website.

Http://www.blogr.com/

blogr is a web service that provides you space to store and share your photos, videos, audios and blog-entries in just a few clicks.

Http://www.monkiri.com/

Monkiri is a user friendly Firefox/IE addon that enables a web user to capture and share interesting web pages or part of a web page with others. Monkiri lets you grab any part of the web page and instantly publish it either on your Monikri blog, or send it to Blogger/Wordpress blogs.

Http://www.typepad.com/

TypePad is the premier blogging service for professionals, hosting many of the world’s most popular blogs and small business websites. TypePad’s ease of use enables you to create a blog in minutes.

Http://www.lijit.com/

Lijit allows you to easily create your own search engine, which searches your blog, blogroll, bookmarks, photos, and more. By offering the Lijit Search Wijit on your blog, readers can search all of YOU and receive amazingly relevant results. In turn, Lijit gives you detailed statistics about the searches performed, such that you can better understand and serve your reader community.

Http://www.tumblr.com/

Tumblr is your friendly, free, and terrifically easy tool for creating tumblelogs.
Tumblelogs are the refreshingly simple new way to share anything you find, love, hate, or create.

Http://www.blogr.com/

blogr is a web service that provides you space to store and share your photos, videos, audios and blog-entries in just a few clicks.

Http://www.hyplet.com/

Hyplets are FREE personal IDs and online Flyers, which you can easily add to emails and Web pages, allowing you to enhance your online presence and promote your content with a single click.

Http://www.flixwagon.com/

With FlixWagon, you can broadcast live or keep videos for later, upload to your blog, and much more. All just a click away from the comfort of your mobile phone.

Http://omgili.com/

Omgili is a search engine designed to index web-based discussion forums. Omgili’s unique algorithm analyzes forums not as a simple web page, but as an active discussion with a title, topic and replies.

Http://www.tangler.com/

Tangler is an innovative group interaction and communication platform. It’s fun, interesting and really useful.

Http://www.yuku.com/

Yuku is about communities, discussion, profiles, images and blogs – all in one place. You can sign up to Yuku and create a free account. Each Yuku user account can create up to five Profiles. And each account can build message boards, a blog or create a gallery.

Http://zeeya.net/

Find old friends and stay in touch. Make new friends and academic connections, or perhaps even meet the love of your life.

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Best Internet Marketing Course Question

Thomas asks…

**WHICH computer is best?

We are in the market for a new desktop computer (don’t want a laptop) and wondered what a good brand would be. We’ve had a DELL for the past 5 years which has been very satisfactory. But I wondered what some of the other brands are out there that give good service. We don’t need “bells and whistles”; just a basic computer for e-mails, Internet and, of course ANSWERS fun and frolics.

Any ideas, gang?

Thanks for the input.

scottparat answers:

For something that’s just basic internet surfing, then you don’t need a high end computer.

Really, anything would fit that and as for the company, I would stay with Dell as you have had good history with them.

P.S. If your not going to use it often, I would probably stick with a Windows computer, as your used to it…

John asks…

I am a guy and I hate girls / women so much & I love them so much too. Could you please help me?

I agree with you that you just saw the weirdest question you might have ever seen so far. But……..

(Steve Chandler, in his self – help book “Reinventing yourself” says about an incident in which he scolded a woman very harshly. Later, when he became calm, he understood that if it was a man who did the same thing as done by that woman (which irritated Steve), he would have simply joked with him about the situation, instead of being so angry. So he arranged a group meeting in which there were many women and he seeked their help to resolve this double standards adopted by him and that meeting helped him to tackle this issue.)

Now, I am doing the same thing here. I have a very serious problem (ummm not really) with girls (women). Let me repeat, I hate them so much, but, at the same time I love them so much too. Let me explain, in my life, always, I can get along with most of the boys/men very easily. Normally, I don’t quarrel with any guy. But, with girls, I don’t do anything else. ;-)

But, on the other hand, I had very deep relationships (Minus sex and in love) with girls only. Never with boys. My relationship with boys has been always in the mid-way- stage – not high or low. (And yes, I am perfectly straight in my sexual orientation, not impotent, gay or bisexual etc.)

I am still a virgin and for the last 1 or 2 years, I purposefully did not date any girl. I don’t have any intention to marry in my life (my mother is torturing me for the same though). Now, I am an internet marketer and I am going to build and run a dating site intended to improve the dating success skills of guys, very soon.

So, I have to become an expert in the field of dating skills. I am good at it. But, of course, being an expert for the sake of my career (Internet Marketing) is another thing. So, I have already started my research yesterday.

But, only theory will not do. As I told you, I did not date for the last 1 or 2 years, one reason being that I cannot stand the character of many girls. But, when I study new dating strategies so as to teach other guys later through my site, I have to first test each technique / strategy to check whether it works or not.

Or in other words, for the sake of my career, I have to check the workability of various dating techniques with of course, gorgeous girls. (Well, they say they that we can teach only what we preach. Right. ;-)

So, do I like to flirt with gorgeous girls or not? Yes But No. Why No? I easily become irritated by the various remarks made by girls/ women I have to deal with, whether I am dating them or not.

A few months earlier, I had a short stint as an MBA student. Do you know the opinion of at least some of the girls there about me? “Arrogant, Self-Centred, Introvert etc.” I don’t know why. Perhaps, because I always purposefully neglected them. (I had a bad experience with a few girls in the beginning; so as usual, I avoided all girls in my class from then onwards)

Now, I have no other choice. The decision for starting the dating site will not be changed and I am very serious about it. So, please help me how I could be more understanding towards girls; instead of having a low opinion about many of them. That is surely essential for me to become a dating expert cum coach. Well my students couldn’t also fail. Right? ;-)

I know about the dating books provided by other Internet marketers. But, I cannot be always the affiliate of others.

So please help me by giving your valuable suggestions. I will surely vote for the best answer so that you can easily get 10 precious points.

Thanks a lot & Regards,
Sreejish
;-)

(Due to the fact that I did not date for the last 1 or 2 years, I checked whether my pick up lines work now also: check the link below: I used similar pick up lines earlier which worked then too. So, the actual question (in disguise) here was that if I want, can I get the attention of girls? Yes, I got attention of 11 people within 5 minutes. ;-)

But, the interesting part is that some of them believed all those. Each sentence in that article was made up, for the sake of entertaining others and checking the effectiveness of my dating skills after 2 years. ;-) Well you may get the 10 points there also. I am waiting for the voting part.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArnCw4mdwao6U6raIrLi09nty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110326175431AAwCjU6

(Do you think that my book “My 10,000 Dating Blunders” will be successful?) )

;-)
No answer so far in 15 minutes. I should have summarised it all into 3 or 4 sentences :-)

scottparat answers:

Hi Sreejish, my lovely buddy :)
I think you’re afraid of getting into a relationship with a woman is because maybe you don’t understand them. :P Go for real women! :D Girls don’t have to be gorgeous, keep in mind. Lol.
:) Think about what you just answer in my question. I learned a lot, thanks :) Now i’m telling you back :)

-jess
xoxo

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Blogger Themes For WordPress Question

Joseph asks…

What is a good blogging site I could use?

I want to start a blog and I have used sites like WordPress and Blogger but they just annoy me. What are other good blogging sites I could use?

scottparat answers:

What kind of blog are you trying to start? If you’re starting a personal blog, free services from WordPress.com or Blogger.com is good enough. If you are not happy with them, you probably won’t be happy with other services too, since WordPress and Blogger are the two most widely used platform.

If you are wanting to build a professional blog, I suggest getting a web host and install WordPress on it. Self-hosted WordPress offers much more flexibility and will take your blog further with its huge collection of plugins and themes.

Charles asks…

What is more popular as a blog: Blogger or WordPress?

Also, I want my blog to look more like a website with pages.

scottparat answers:

It depend what kind of wordpress do you want to use, wordpress.com or self hosted wordpress.org script

Blogspot: You can edit template layouts, styles and colors, or install a third party theme.

WordPress.com: No template editing. Style sheet editing is only available as a paid upgrade. Many of the 60+ themes let you upload a header image. Some have additional customization options.

WordPress.org script: full custom themes, you can add a lot of plugins, you can make your own gallery system, forum, etc depend on plugins.

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Public Domain Christmas Songs Question

Donna asks…

where can i get the notes for…?

where can i get the notes for the clarinet. FOR FREE!!! printable?? like christmas songs or disney songs especially!!! plz send me the link or just write down where!!! thnx!!!

scottparat answers:

Most modern music is copyrighted, but older stuff is usually in the public domain. You should be able to get a lot of traditional Christmas songs as sheet music.

These websites have free sheet music:

http://www.8notes.com/

http://sheetmusicweb.com/

http://www.musicnotes.com/free/

George asks…

Anyone know well known christmas carols that aren’t copyrighted? And how do you tell they’re not copyrighted?

scottparat answers:

Most of the Christmas carols you know and love are public domain. Anything that says “traditional” or found in hymnals is usually okay. Check the date is was published. (Or better yet, find out if the author is living or dead. If dead, then 70 later the work will be public domain (unless renewed)).

“How can I tell if a work is still protected by copyright?

Works created after January 1, 1978 will be protected for the life of the composer (author) plus 70 years. Copyrights in effect on that date, if renewed, will continue for 75 years from the date copyright was originally secured. Those works in their initial 28-year period of copyright on January 1, 1978 can be renewed for an additional 47 years, while the copyright of works in their renewal term on that date were automatically extended for an additional 19 years.”

I do assume that you mean christmas carols like “Deck the Hall”, and not christmas songs like “Rudolph.”

Here’s a safe list:

Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Coventry Carol
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong Merrily on High
First Noel, The
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Holly and the Ivy, The
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
In the Bleak Midwinter
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
We Three
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?

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Email Marketing Services Reviews Question

James asks…

Internship at Law Firm, how?

I need to get a intern ship or small job at a law firm. How should I go about this? What is the best way to get a good paying starting job in a law firm?
Oh and I put my resume below in case anyone is looking. Thanks!

Customer Service and Sales Experience

Recognized in the field for excellence for customer service in the entire T-Mobile Long Beach Market(Voice of the Customer Award). Pushing and driving for my sales goals while maintaining a good customer service approach as I represent my company. Strong multi-tasking skills from experience with sales and food services at In-N-Out. Personal drive and motivation to not just prove to myself a good employee but to keep a very open horizon to career advancement in the company I represent. I have a strong sense of urgency of what must be done and believe in the fact you must earn your paycheck by hard work and a great attitude!

Professional Experience:

T-Mobile Oct. 2007 – Dec 2008 (Sales Representative – Mobile Service Sales) $11.75/ +Comm.
Working with customers to find a good solution to their mobile needs and helping them with any problems or questions regarding their service. Pushing for sales involving Insurance, Features, and Accessories to be added onto their accounts. Constantly keeping store updated with inventory stock and price sticker updates. Keeping fellow employees updated with new information via personal store emails and word of mouth. Training new employees on how to be quick in dealing with customer questions in a friendly welcoming manner and how to sell.

CarMax June 2007 – Oct 2007 (Sales Consultant – Car Sales) Commission Only
Waiting in a queen to introduce myself to customers who are interested in either
purchasing a new vehicle and/or selling their current vehicle to CarMax. Selecting vehicles of interest to the customer on our lot then pushing the sale of the vehicles. Once a vehicle is selected and agreed to be purchased I then must push for the sale of vehicle warranty or vehicle accessories.

Black Angus Restaurant March 2007 – June 2007 (Restaurant Service) $8.00 +Tips
Front desk duties. Expediting. Occasional Serving. Answering phone calls from customers and take-home orders. Greeting and seating customers in an efficient seating manner for the servers. Occasionally taking in person orders, prepping food, and taking payments. Helping servers orient service to prioritize customers in a matter of importance and urgency.

In-N-Out March 2005 – March 2007 (Restaurant Service) $11.25
Keeping a high paced almost rhythmic pace to create and serve customer orders in a fast period of time. Keeping a great customer service approach while remembering “The customer pays your paycheck”(an In-N-Out value). Being awarded prizes monthly for recognition ranging from introducing new ideas to improve the store or speed of service and of course good customer service recognition. Training new employees on the ideals of In-N-out and importance of a sense of urgency. Occasionally helping management interview Spanish speaking applicants. Weekly review of store safety violations and suggested improvements.

Extra Experience: Typing speed 55+ WPM, Microsoft Word knowledge, Basic Microsoft Excel Knowledge, College Student working towards Law School. I am good at speaking and writing Spanish in order to sell and help customers/clients.

scottparat answers:

You don’t write what kind of job you’re looking for! Figure that out and then edit your resume to that job. You might want to compress your resume a bit, it’s probably too long.

Unless you’re an attorney, secretary is probably the best way to go in a law firm, even better than law clerk. They are paid very well and they leave at 5pm. While they are working for more attorneys now than in the past, There are also IT people, data input clerks, receptionists, HR personnel. (My dh is a partner at biglaw.)

Why do you want to work at a law firm? If you want to be an attorney, you’ll want to focus your energies into getting into the best tier law school you can. Make sure whatever job you take leaves you time for school.

Right now is not a great time to look for a law firm job, even the biglaw firms have felt the sting and have cut back on staff and attorneys. A lot of firms will hire temp clerks and attorneys to fill in if they have big cases and need more help. You might call a temp agency that specializes in law firms to see if you are qualified.

Good luck!

Charles asks…

Is this too good to be true?

I received an email from Career Builder and the person wanted me to respond to a Gmail account. I just replied asking for more info and I received this email. This time it was from a company email address. Does anyone know if this is real or a scam?

Thanks in advance!

Thank you for your interest in the recently opened position of an account manager with our company. IT Complex Ltd is a young, but already recognized web outsourcing provider in the European IT market. Our head office is located in the suburbs of London (United Kingdom) and we are preparing to open an office in the USA by the end of the year. Despite the fact that we have only recently entered the US market, we have already found our customers here, and now we are searching account managers to provide a vital communication link between our developer teams in Europe and US customers.

As an account manager, you will be working from home, as an independent contractor on the 1099. The working hours are 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. We expect our account managers to perform the following activities:

– Providing our customers with the highest level of customer support service possible;
– Responding to customers’ requests and needs in a timely manner;
– Developing strong business relationships by demonstrating professional customer communication;
– Overseeing and verifying customers’ billing procedures;
– Distributing payroll among outsourcing developer teams;
– Keeping records on the project developments process, monitoring the progress on it;
– Assisting in completing project tasks by gathering the most detailed information from customers.

Your typical daily routines will include:

– logging into a remote helpdesk (where you will be able to schedule your daily activities, contact other team members, download and share project documentation and other materials);
– participating in conference calls with project managers and developers,
– checking your mailbox for messages from customers.

We offer a fixed monthly salary of $3,500, which is paid in parts, every two weeks. The company also provides a flexible bonus system, which allows you to receive additional bonuses for each new project that you take for support. The bonus amount depends on the total price for the taken project; bonuses are paid instantly. The number of projects that you can take each month depends only on your multitasking and time-management skills.

You can find additional information about IT Complex Limited at our corporate website. In order to apply for this position, please download and fill out the application form from the Careers Section of our website, and send it to our hiring managers along with a copy of your most recent resume by email or fax.

Please don’t hesitate to email our HR department for questions about this opportunity or reply directly to this message. We will review the submitted information and contact you in 1-2 business days to inform about the status of your application. Selected candidates will be invited for the phone interview.
Here is part of the first email. I’m really hoping its not a scam.

Please note, that we never request any startup fees or any other payments!
The detailed job description will be sent upon request – please reply to this email or forward your questions to Cccccc@gmail.com. We are currently trying to fight against the inrush of unsolicited messages coming into our corporate emails by using this public email for initial communication. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

scottparat answers:

It does not ‘smell’ right. The mix of information is wrong. If it was genuine, it would provide more facts and less bull. The range of expected duties is not plausible for the position. If they are who they say they are, why wouldn’t they give an actual address for their headquarters and specific information about their products or services. I do not believe the line about why they were using gmail. It is either untrue or it shows they can’t run a business …. Or both.

The idea that THEY tell you what hours you will work and what you will do is incompatible with the assertion that you would be “an independent contractor”.

If, as they claim, they are a limited company, then they must be registered with Companies House (the UK registry of companies). It is worth searching the register and finding out all you can about the purported sender of the email.

This smells as though it might be a pyramid scam – or ‘networked selling’ or one of the other many names by which such structures are known. They are so well known as a ‘web outsourcing provider’, they do not come up on a search engine.

Be cautious, my friend. ’nuff said!

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Website Graphics Tools Question

Maria asks…

What are some good editing programs for making graphics, layouts and other things for a website?

I want to make cool graphics and layouts but i can’t without the program and I’m really mad! I want ones that are free or have a download link.

scottparat answers:

FREE software:

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ (Animation included)
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ (Animation included)
UnFreeze: http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/
trueSpace: http://www.caligari.com/products/trueSpace/ts75/brochure/intro.asp?Cate=BIntro (3D authoring package)

FREE software (No Animation):

http://www.getpaint.net/ (Very user friendly)
http://www.inkscape.org/download/ (Very good for vectored graphics)

http://www.download.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol

http://www.online-image-editor.com/

FREE online photo editors:

http://www.blibs.com/editor/ (Animation Tools)
http://www.gifworks.com/image_editor.html (Animation: GIF format only)

Most of those sites have their own online tutorials you can use.

Ron

Lizzie asks…

What is a website about the gear and tools that creative professionals use?

I’m looking for a specific website where creative pros make profiles about what gear, hardware, software and tools they use in their professional lives. By creative pros, I mean writers, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. I remember this site very vividly.

Thanks in advance, good Samaritans!

scottparat answers:

Hi Oddur,

I came across this free graphics editor that may help :

http://pixlr.com/

Hope this helps.

Lauren

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Best Internet Marketing Software Question

Donna asks…

What is the best,most updated anti-virus software on the market?

i currently run trend micro pc-Cillen internet security. it does well except when it tells me it detects a virus and catches nothing on scan. i just would like some suggestions on a different software

scottparat answers:

For good, free and recommended security programs, please go here

http://www.webuser.co.uk/forums/showflat…

I recommend AVG as an anti virus, although eTrust’s 12 month free trial is excellent (I’m using it and am extremely impressed).
If you need other programs, go for Zone Alarm firewall, AVG anti spyware (formerly Ewido) and SpywareBlaster.

If you click on the names in that list I gave you and it will take you to the official download site.

Please ensure that you keep them all updated for full protection and check for any updates when you first download them.

Charles asks…

what is the best computer monitoring software for kids in the market today?

Needs to know all the pc activities when they are using social networking internet site. without knowing that it is installed in the computer

scottparat answers:

Http://www.spectorsoft.com/

This would be the best, but I don’t know why you are so opposed to actually talking to your kids about this stuff.

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Blogger Themes Like Tumblr Question

Mary asks…

Where can I download this theme?

http://dazedandabitconfused.tumblr.com/
I love it and I’ve been searching high and low for it because I’d like to use it for my own tumblr. The blogger provided a link, but it’s invalid. Does anyone know where I can find this exact theme? Thanks!

scottparat answers:

Zan is the one who made it, but he deleted his Tumblr awhile back. The only way to get the theme is to ask someone for the coding that still has that theme up!

Robert asks…

how can i add a hypster. com playlist to tumblr?

I created a playlist on hypster.com but how can i get the code (if theres one to post it on tumblr?

scottparat answers:

Once you created an account, you’ll be here (http://www.hypster.com/framer.aspx?next=http%3A//www.hypster.com/) and on the right, there’s something called player skins, click that. Choose the first option (Bar widget for Tumblr/Blogger/Wordpress/Websites.
) get the code, put it in the theme code in tumblr, and you’re done :)

i used to have it, but some people really don’t like autoplay music.

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