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My New Toolbar

Today while pondering my fate and my dwindling savings, I asked myself... "self?  how do I make money using this internet thing?"  My answer, as it always is, was "I have no clue."  This can be said about me in many different contexts.  But having been a computer junky since the early 80s, a computer science student in the 80s/90s, and, up to this point, a profession programmer, you would think that having a clue would be a no-brainer.  But alas, I am, as I said, clueless.  So what does a clueless person do when he wants to get clued in?  I can almost hear everyone shouting... he Googles! 

It's not that I haven't tried this before, and it's not like I haven't gone blue in the face telling people to stop turning nouns into verbs, but today I came across something that made me smile.  I found Conduit, makers of free browser toolbars. No coding, no complicated install process... just creat a toolbar from a ready-made template, add a bunch of cool gadgets to it, then get a badge of it to put on your website or blog so everyone can download it.  In fact you should see it at the very top of this page. 

Now perhaps you're wondering... how do you make money with this tool bar thingy?  Well, I have no clue, but it is really cool.  So go there and make your own.  Let me know and I'll install it in my browser!

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