Jumat, 31 Desember 2010

Just How to Make Money Online

Hello my name is Paul and I have been marketing online for a few years now. I have read many books and subscribed to many newsletters. Been a part of many affiliate programs. I basically know my way around online. I wanted to to share something I have come across. The main reason is it is that it is all in one package rather than learning the hard way as I have done.

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Kamis, 30 Desember 2010

People Getting Rich Online - Finding Your Niche

In honor of the birthday of one of the most famous Internet millionaires, Mook-Jon, I’m going to try to cover something that he says is one of the keys to his success — researching a niche for your website. BTW, Mook-Jon now writes for WebsitePublisher.net. He has written a birthday blog entry ruminating on success, drive and his life. Happy Birthday, Jon.

Meanwhile I’m still out there working hard for you, the reader. I’ve been speaking via email, IM and even phone with people who are making good money online. They are all reluctant to talk, but I’ve managed to coax information out of them. My first observation was the importance of viral marketing to their success, which I’ve covered in other posts.

I’m a fan of the content-rich site. I think providing information to your prospective customers is what will make them customers. Google agrees with me, and is moving its pageranking system to reward so-called authority pages, meaning information rich pages that link to other sites and have other sites linking to them.

Most good websites exploit a niche - that is an area of focus for your content-rich site. Coming up with that niche is probably the most difficult and most important part of your Internet Marketing strategy.

You need two things: A subject and an angle. We’ll work on subject first.

As I have said countless times, most people just need a little push to get started, then everything starts flowing. You should always be in niche-hunting mode. I keep a small, spiral bound notebook next to my laptop and I write down ideas as they come to me. When you are looking for something on the Internet and can’t find it, that something needs to go in the book once it passes this simple test:

Will someone pay a reasonable amount for that product, service, or idea?

If the answer is even probably, it needs to go on the page. I always start with broad, general categories and drill down later.

Why not start with yourself? Take a moment right now and list your interests. What do you search for on the web? Put that on the list. Think about all of the things that fill your day at work or at home. While you are living your life run stuff through the niche filter in your mind — there’s always something that you can add to the list. If you don’t have something to write it down on, call yourself and leave a voice mail. I’ve done it many times. Everyone says I wish there was a [insert something here] on the Internet. Some of us say that a lot. Put it on the list.

Work with someone — I find that my wife is a great person to bounce things off. When we are going somewhere in the car we often brainstorm my latest ideas and she usually has a lot to add. In no time you should have a good-sized list.

Still drawing a blank? Here are some places to pick up some good general categories:

1. Alexa - Look over the Top 100 and the Movers and Shakers. Delve into the categories that appeal to you and see what strikes you. Write it all down, because you’ll end up clicking all over the place and will never re-create the path.

2. Sites that show you what people are searching for. Try Google Zeitgeist or The Lycos Top 50. There’s a fairly long list of such sites over at Search Engine Watch that I’ve bookmarked.

3. Google Answers. I am fascinated by Google Answers, and I sometimes spend a long time looking over what people will pay to find out. There are some great ideas here too.

You could even go to Alexa and look over the top sites trying to come up with an angle that would make them better or easier. Or you might come up with a complementary site (MySpace companion sites come to mind).

Once you get your general category ideas together it’s time to do some supply and demand research, along with what I call sanity checking.

This is the first in a three part series. The other two parts can be found at www.affiliateblog.com.

Rabu, 29 Desember 2010

The Convenience Of Making Money On The Internet

According to a study conducted by the National Post, consumers and buyers tend to stay away from crowded shopping malls when they go out and look nice things to buy. How do they go about buying the things they need and want without going to the shopping malls? They do it through online shopping. If this is the case, then it must be great to have a web business and make money on the internet! For as long as there are consumers, business owners have more than a hundred reasons to stay and produce goods and services for them to buy.

Web business is the trend, yes. Through this great breakthrough, shoppers get to go to different places ideally, without literally leaving home. And business owners who are sick and tired of the usual office work they have over the years, now venture into the web business to make money on the internet because it is less stressful.

Here are a few more reasons why people get into web business and make money on the internet:

1. All you need is a computer, and a high speed internet connection, of course.

2. You don’t really be needing an office to set up your web business. Your old study room, or your bed side computer table is enough to be your mini hub and star making money on the net.

3. You don’t need capital investment.

4. Ezine advertising, digital and master resell rights, and more – name them and the internet has them. There are lots of options on how you can make money on the net. Take a pick!

5. You don’t need to save up money to spend over your gas, because you can just sit there and browse the web to make money, instead of going here and there to chase clients.

6. Making money on the internet means turning a product or a service into instant cash.

7. You don’t need a whole bunch of staff or employees to make money on the internet. If you’re not a web techie, starting off with the help of a web master is a lot useful. And the rest of the work is all handy. You can even handle it alone.

8. When you make money on the internet, you keep all 100% of the profit to yourself. Isn’t that great?!

In making money on the internet, try to focus on the important things other than actually ‘making money’. Things like – ‘how to get people to notice me and my business?’ or ‘how do I reach my target market?’, or ‘how do I get web site traffic to effectively make money on the internet?’. Questions like these should pop into your minds. It’s like planning for a strategy to earn consumers’ trust. The products and services you plan to sell must be regarded with high quality. Remember, shoppers would exchange them for their money. Every consumer hopes to get a product or service that is a ‘value for money’. Try to build a solid professional relationship with your clients and all your other prospective buyers. Discover ways on how to earn their trust. Once you’ve turned them into customers, they would keep coming back for repeat business, and will even refer you to their friends. From there, you’ll be able to widen your contacts and database.

Making money on the internet is both easy and hard. What’s hard it is that, countless web business tend to sprout from all 4 corners and grow exponentially in number everyday. The challenge is to go for it, stay… and do not get intimidated by others. Making money on the internet is not a matter of ‘stroke of luck’, nor it carries a formula for success. In whichever way you go, in whatever direction you take – there come a time when you have to take risks and gamble. The best thing to do is arm your self with the right weapons and protecting shield before you go out in the battle field of web business and make money on the internet. And, you just have to persevere and be confident with the products and services you send out in the market. Who knows? You might just be discovering the next big thing in the world of Ecommerce!

Now, get out and make a name!

Selasa, 28 Desember 2010

Real Estate Website Scams

Many still say the Internet is like the Wild West. When it comes to the proliferation of scams, this is certainly true! As webmaster for over two dozen legal, real estate, and other business oriented websites, we receive a lot of email and phone solicitations. Often our clients ask our opinion on an Internet service or software product. We have researched and found the majority of offers directed toward real estate firms are what I call the half-truth variety.

It is interesting that these offers directed at small to mid-size firms are like live Internet viruses, they seem to mutate over time. The core remains, but, the exterior packaging (a.k.a. sales pitch) appears totally different.

One of the most enduring of such Internet scams is the offer to list your real estate site in an Internet real estate directory at what appears to be a huge savings over a legitimate real estate directory. The perpetrators of such scams provide impressive ‘traffic’ figures, and in many cases, even show that their directory is listed on the first page of a major directory.

Looking at one scam in detail revealed the following facts:

A. Traffic figures can be manipulated. For about $50, anyone can purchase ‘traffic’ directed to any site. The way this ‘traffic’ is generated is the problem. The majority is machine generated overseas, or funneled through MLM /porn/music sites. In either case, your site will register visits but no business will ever be generated.

B. For placements on the first page of major search engines, there are two highly used methods. The first method, usually just makes the statement that the site has page one placement. Ask further and it is usually the name of the directory that has page one placement. The directory name might be www.real-estate-intercontinental-directory1.com and a search for real estate international directory1 could appear on page one of many search engines. However, how many potential real estate clients in Houston, Texas, will be likely to type in this exact directory name into their search engine? What they may use will be phrases like: Houston real estate, Houston TX MLS, Houston Texas agents, etc.

The other method used is bidding on popular real estate phrases on the major pay-for-click search engine programs. The problem here is that these ‘sponsored’ ads have to be differentiated from the real or ‘organic’ results. Once spending limits on the bids are reached, or the bidding program is terminated, the standing vanishes. After all, these standings were only achieved by cash payment, not a properly designed and optimized real estate website. Another factor to consider here is that current webmaster opinions suggest 50 to 70% of searchers skip over such ‘sponsored’ listings in favor of the ‘organic’ listings.

Almost any high school student can create a ‘real estate directory’ with an impressive sounding name like www.professional-real-estate-advice-directory1.com, but do you really want to be listed there? Believe it or not, many naive agents have taken the bait. I asked one such agent what results he had achieved during almost a year with the listing. The reply was NO BUSINESS, and he believed they never received any phone calls. I then asked why he chose to advertise with this firm. The reply was because they only charged $49 for a full page ad for one year.

A far better investment for a real estate website would be a top website submission program such as the one at: http://www.websitetrafficbuilders.com/url-placement-search-engines.htm

The old adage of “You get what you pay for” really applies here. Be careful out there, very careful!

Copyright 2005 Promotions Unlimited – All rights reserved.

Senin, 27 Desember 2010

Is It Possible To Earn A Fulltime Income Online?

Most of us have seen numerous adverts promoting programs that will earn us yachts and mansions for only a few dollars investment. Too good to be true? Unfortunately yes. Most of the time you will waste time and money with these programs. So is there a way to make a full time income from only working online a few hours per day?

The short answer is yes but you need to put in a lot more time than a few hours per day to start with. Over the past 6 months I have worked up to 12 hours per day building an income to replace the one I lost when I left my previous job. It takes dedication and focus and slowly but surely your income will grow to the point that you can cut back your hours and get some quality time with your family.

The first thing you need to do is to sit down and have a long hard think about what you want from life. I would bet that most of you will at first think about the fast cars and mansions and the celebrity lifestyles that are depicted in many aspirational adverts. However think harder, these are things you would like to have not what you want from life. If after you’ve thought deeply you decide that you want to see your family grow up, you want to be able to make it to your children’s school concert and not have to work late on that important project. If you decide that you want to be able to take your wife for a romantic lunch before you collect the kids from school then you have the correct frame of mind to start making an income for yourself. If you don’t have a family and you decide you want to be self reliant and not a wage slave then you are on the way. Be realistic and you won’t be disappointed.

Now you know what you want and you know it’s realistic it’s time to get yourself a strategy. I like to think of my income building strategy in terms of building a house, before you put up the walls and roof, the part of the house you can see and admire you need to put in the foundations. The foundation of your income has to be a steady source of reliable income that you can build on. For this I built a number of content websites and monetized them by adding Adverts and Amazon feeds. I write articles and submit them to directories. I do everything I can to get the sites into the search engines and get traffic to them. Once the visitors started coming and I was getting a steady income then it’s time to branch out and work on the 4 walls of our strategy.

The second part of the strategy involves taking some profit from the site building and investing it in well researched programs that have a long history of paying out. You need to do your research and due diligence here and spread the risk among a number of programs if you have any doubts about a program walk away. Now you have your foundation and 4 walls in place it’s time to top it all off with the roof.

The Roof like in your house is the top level of our strategy, this is where you take everything you have learned building your foundations and walls and apply it to your own programs, by now you will know what works, you will have developed a network of contacts through programs and forums and you are ready to develop your own programs.

The great thing about this strategy is that if you have no spare cash you can start out with very little, in fact it is possible to start out with $0.00 and turn this into a full-time income by clever use of resources. If you don’t believe that this is possible then have a look at the blog detailed in the resource box at the end of this article and watch start with $0.00 and prove there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Remember be focused and realistic and a full time income is within your grasp.

Minggu, 26 Desember 2010

Los Nombres Detras de Las Bandas de Musica

Muchas bandas de música son nombradas a partir de diferentes situaciones, personas o cosas que jamás te haz imaginado. Aquí te contaremos todas las historias detrás de las bandas de música más famosas de la historia. Los orígenes de las bandas de rock y seudónimos de artistas son un misterio que te revelaremos aquí. Diviértete!

1) Los Bee Gees:
Los hermanos Giba primero tuvieron en mente el nombre de " Los Rattlensnakes" para su banda. Luego tuvieron la idea de honorar las iniciales de los dos hermanos Giba y un amigo cercano y uno de sus primeros soportes, DJ Hill Gates, quien no tiene nada que ver con el fundador de Microsoft. Es así como Los Bee Gees fueron nombrados luego de las iniciales Bill Gates.

2) Bob Dylan:
Su nombre original es Robert Zimmerman, y era demasiado largo y además el era un fanático de Dylan Thomas.

3) The Doors:
Primero fueron nombrados Psychedelic Ranger. Luego fueron inspirados por una cita de William Blake: "si las puertas (doors) de la percepción serian lavadas, todo aparecería al hombre como es, infinito."

4) Elton John:
Su nombre real es Reginald Dwight. Tomo su nombre artístico de otros músicos británicos, Elton Dean y John Baldry.

5) Elvis Costello:
Nació llamado Decían Patrick McManus. Cuando comenzó su carrera musical, adopto un alias creado por una combinación de Elvis Presley y Lou Costello, simplemente porque representa lo opuesto de el otro Elvis.

6) Eurythmics:
Su nombre es originado en un sistema de instrucción musical de 1890 que se focaliza en respuestas físicas.

7) Everything but the Girl:
Se inspiraron en una propaganda de ropa británica que vendía todo menos a la chica (Everything but the girl). La implicación era que todo estaba en rebajas menos las cosas de chica.

8) Green Day:
Si fumas marihuana y luego te relajas todo el día, has tenido un día verde (Green Day).

9) Guns and Roses:
De los nombres de Axl Rose y Tracii Guns.

10) Marilyn Manson:
El seudónimo del líder de la banda mezclo dos de las celebridades favoritas americanas: Marilyn Monroe y Charles Manson. Otros miembros de la banda usan los pseudonimos Ginger Fish, Twiggy Ramirez y Madonna Wayne Gacy.

11) Nirvana:
En el budismo significa el estado de bendición perfecta obtenida por la destrucción de uno mismo.

12) Pet Shop Boys:
En la disco gay "underground" habían los cuartos oscuros en los cuales no sabes con quien estas teniendo sexo. Una variación son los Pet Shops: no sabes con lo que lo estas haciendo.

13) Queen:
Una palabra que caracteriza a los travestis y la realeza. Connotaciones perfectas para el nombre de la banda en los ojos de Freddie Mercury.

14) Ramones:
Una historia un poco "freaky". En el principio de su carrera, Paul McCartney se llamaba a si mismo Paul Ramone.

15) R.E.M:
"Rapad Eye Movement" Movimiento rápido de ojos, que es un estado de sueño.

16) TLC:
Las iniciales de los apodos de los miembros de la banda son T Boz, Left Eye y Chilli. También sugiere los acrónimos de "Tender, Loving y Care".

17) UB40:
La banda fue desde un principio relacionada con temas políticos y fue nombrada a partir de un formulario de desempleo en británico.

18) U2:
Un tipo de avión espía usado por los estados unidos, Bono explico una vez que U2 creció de pensamientos de interacción con la audiencia... como en "you too" (vos también).

19) Velvet Underground:
Nombrados a partir de un titulo de un libro de sexo desconocido que uno de los miembros de la banda había encontrado tirado en la calle.

20) XTC:
Esta banda de punk fue formada en 1976 antes de que usar drogas sea popular. La banda había cambiado su nombre original Star Park luego de mirar a Jimmy Durante clip en el que dice:"Estoy en Éxtasis!"

21) Yeh Yeh Yeh:
De acuerdo a Karen O, la inspiración de esta banda de Hip hop vino de la frase Newyorkina que significa "Whatever".

Sabtu, 25 Desember 2010

How To Create Automatic Delivery For Your Ebay Items

So you want to sell ebooks and/or digital products on eBay and you want your customers to have instant access and for this to be done automatically?
Up until recently automatic delivery has never been so easy!

Now you can sell hundreds of digital products every day and never have to send an email.

Where is my eBay digital delivery?

Some customers may ask you where is my product,
or that they have checked their email and there is no delivery.
If you are selling digital products and a customer asks you where their product is, please feel free to provide a link to this article.

As per eBay's new policy on digital products the download page is displayed after your purchase by eBay.
To find this page

1. Log in to the eBay account under which the item was purchased.
2. Go to "My eBay".
3. View the "Items I've Won".
4. You will find the view digital delivery hyperlink next to the item you purchased.
Please note, you may have to click the arrow to see the drop down menu to access the hyperlink.

Also, you can find the digital download hyperlink by going back to the ad of the item you purchased.

Digital delivery seller requirements

Here are some of the requirements to sell digital items.

1. Use fixed price or store inventory (you can't sell digital items by auction).
2. Offer only immediate PayPal payment.
3. You must use a PayPal Verified Premier or Verified Business account. (From experience I find the most trusted sellers are verified)
4. No pornographic material.
5. Seller must be the intellectual property owner, or an authorised reseller.
6. Sellers item must not include any software/scripts that harm the buyers computer or privacy.

For more information try reading eBays FAQ on digital items

Step one

Please note you can only sell digital items as fixed price, or store item (no auctions allowed).
After selecting your category you will then arrive at the "Title & Description" page.

If you don't see the "List as a digital file or information" then you may have used the wrong category. For example, you can't sell digital products in the motor vehicle category. Also, you could try lisiting the item from ebay.com to see if that makes a difference (sometimes does).

Please note, you may have to start a new listing to enable the digital delivery option.

Step two

After clicking the "List as a digital file or information" link, type some information about the product for sale. For example, is it mac compatible? Windows XP SP2 compatible? pdf, .exe, or zip files? Will the file be downloaded or emailed?

Make sure you click the legal agreement box and that you are an authorised seller.

Step three

After you have setup the "Title & Description", the "Pictures & Details" you now will have to setup the "Payment & Delivery".

This is the page where you specify how the buyer will receive the item. The buyer will only be shown this after payment has been made.

Here you can give the buyer details, for example:

"You can download your purchase from here...."

"Please message me (my email address) and let me know which email address you would like me to send your purchase to ..."

"If you have any questions or problems, please email me here..."

I recommend you supply people with a download page, or a link to download the file. That makes the whole process more automatic, and your customer receives the product immediately after purchase.

Final word

I hope this article answers all of your questions about ebay digital delivery, and thank you for your time.

Jumat, 24 Desember 2010

So You Want To Be an Affiliate

Affiliate marketing is greatly promoted on the internet as the answer to new found wealth. When in reality almost ninety percent that join up as an affiliate earn less than a hundred dollars a month. The Affiliate marketer isn't hurting though because everything they offered was geared to make sure they always win. It's best to remember that the ninety percent who are receiving little value financially are the financial life blood of the marketer. They purposely design their website "squeeze" page to lure the gullible into believing in the dream of making lots of easy money. Offering free this and free that to help make the small investment required seem like a real deal. Now in all fairness there is the ten percent that achieve that higher income. However they succeed because they know it's a highly competitive arena and understand what internet marketing practices it takes to succeed.

Many times the more successful affiliate marketers offer a free website as part of their road to wealth package. Oh, they keep their word all right. They will provide easy access to getting a domain name, web hosting, and the installation of the free website. However it's usually a one page website designed and optimized to benefit the affiliate marketer not the new
affiliate. On top of that the marketers don't care if the new sign up understands what he is doing. There's no "Before You Start" manual offered explaining established internet marketing technique. Even the hosting, which is an additional cost, is often also owned by the affiliate marketer. Those ten percent who are doing will either have enough capital to have well
designed websites made or know how to make one themselves. To succeed as an affiliate you must have a good website.

In order for an affiliate to earn income from their new one page website they need one crucial thing. Customers! And on the internet that only happens if you get "traffic". This is when the small investment ends and the novice finds out that they have to again dig deep into their wallet. To make things worst most free websites have the HTML code search engine optimized to benefit the affiliate marketer. The internet newbie doesn't realize this having no understanding of the mechanics of websites. Also even though they have access to the websites control panel it's meaningless. They have no way of making changes to their advantage unless they already own and know how to use an HTML editor which most folks usually don't. The novice affiliate is pretty much forced to use pay per click advertising to generate any traffic to their sight causing again more drain on the finances. The point being made here is that being an affiliate can be very profitable but it's not an accident.

Anyone who wishes to improve their income by being an affiliate needs to be patient and do their homework. Don't be sucked in by promises of wealth. One doesn't have to be a webmaster but they do need to understand how affiliate marketing works. There are hundreds of digital eBooks and paperbacks available to assist one on their research in this area. There's
also reputable software products that are specifically designed to assist the new affiliate in their endeavor to be more profitably productive. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a part of the American dream of moving on up. Go for it. Just be careful so that when all is said and done it doesn't end up being an expensive nightmare instead of a dream come true.

Kamis, 23 Desember 2010

Las Mejores Biografias de Los Artistas Visuales Mas Destacados

Las biografías de artistas visuales es un tema popular en el mundo del cine. Los productores de películas siempre estuvieron fascinados por las biografías de artistas visuales, especialmente si incluye locura, adicción a las drogas u otros temas duros. De hecho, les da una oportunidad de mostrar obras de arte restauradas u originales en la pantalla grande.

Aquí, puedes leer a cerca de algunos de las más interesantes películas a cerca de la vida de artistas visuales.

1)"Lust for Life", dirigida por Vicente Minnelli en 1952:
La biografía de Vincent Van Gogh ha ganado varias adaptaciones cinematográficas. Esta en especial es interpretada por Kira Douglas como Vincent la cual la ha hecho muy notable. La película esta basada en un libro (best selling) por Irving Stone, quien también escribió "La Agonía y el Éxtasis" a cerca de Michel Angelo, la cual también fue convertida en película. Si disfrutas de las obras de Van Gogh, disfrutaras de "Lust for Life", que presenta casi 200 pinturas originales del Van Gogh. SI eres familiar con Kirk Douglas, verlo como este torturado pintor es un poco extraño. Otra película recomendable sobre Van Gogh es Robert Altmans Vincent y Theo de 1990.

2) Sobreviviendo Picasso, dirigida por James Ivory en 1996:
Como Van Gogh, la imagen de Pablo Picasso lo convirtió en una figura icónica fuera del círculo artístico. Mientras que Van Gogh simboliza la propia destrucción, maniaco depresivo el cual su éxito apareció luego de su muerte, Picasso representa lo misantropito y mujeriego del artista. Las relaciones de Picasso con mujeres es el enfoque de esta película. La historia es contada desde los ojos de la ayudanta de Picasso Francoise Gilot y caracteriza solo reproducciones de las obras del artista. El talentoso Anthony Hopkins interpreta a Picasso teniendo un parecido al artista muy increíble. Esta película logra crear un retrato tan cruel, egocéntrico y genio como el verdadero.

3) Chica con el Aro de Perla, dirigida por Meter Webber en 2003:
Comparado a Van Gogh y Picasso, la biografía de Vermeers es menos conocida y menos controversial. Por eso, esta película es mucho más restringida y delicada que las anteriores. La película se focaliza en un corto periodo de la vida de Verneers en el que pintaba el retrato de su ama de casa de baja clase. A pesar de que la película no evita convenciones cinematográficas extra dramatizando el proceso de su pintura, vale la pena mirar la película por su diseño artístico que logra evocar la percepción de color y luz del pintor.

4) Basquiat, dirigida por Julian Schnabel en 1996:
La critica mas común en contra de películas que tratan de artes visuales es la manera en que expresan el proceso de las creaciones. Por eso, había grandes expectaciones de Basquiat, que fue dirigida por el celebre pintor Julian Schnabel. Este logro expresar bien la subida y caída de Michelle Basquiat. De todas formas, la principal razón para mirar esta película es David Bowe quien interpreta a Andy Warhol.

5) Frida, dirigida por Julie Taymor en 2002:
Como la mayoría de los artistas que tuvieron su biografía adaptada al cine, Frida Kahlo tuvo una bastante inusual, que incluye accidente de ómnibus, matrimonio problemático, y un romance con Leon Trotsky. Como Van Gogh, Picasso y Jackson Polloch, Frida Kahlo era un icono mucho antes de la creación de su película, pero los 123 minutos de ella ayudaron a esforzar su posición como idola feminista y la pintora más famosa del siglo 20. Este film intenta integrar a Frida con sus pinturas y el resultado es muy colorido y agradable. Muy recomendable.

Rabu, 22 Desember 2010

Why It’s Crucial To Have A Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is a single web server or computer on the internet that hosts websites and shows pages as viewers request. A dedicated server is within a network of computers, exclusively dedicated to one costumer or a large business, since it can meet many needs.

Dedicated servers are most commonly used in the web hosting industry; hundreds of sites are hosted under one dedicated server. A dedicated server is considered to be the next step on from shared hosting environments. Having your own dedicated server makes you free of worry about other websites slowing you down or crashing your server. Dedicated servers also give you total control, and allows for installing software on your website that opens doors for gaining extra performance.

The advantage of having a dedicated server is that the clients of the server can customize both hardware and software setup so they meet needs like faster data access and effortless accommodation of traffic on the site.

These dedicated servers come with good costumer service. The web host works with the client in making sure that the dedicated server meets the needs of the client. In cases of companies having several divisions like a chain of outlets, it is still crucial for each to have their own dedicated server because they can create many domains on a single server easily, which results in more efficiency rather than having to lease host space on different web servers for each division or outlet individually.

For large companies having websites for every dealership such as motorcycle manufacturers, the advantage of having a dedicated server is that the parent company can put all of the websites for each dealership under the same server.

Here’s how it works. Assume a company named “Taurus Cars Corp.” is running a series of dealerships, the parent company could host an individual website for every dealership. Each website may look like this; for the parent company “www.taurusmotorscorp.com”, for the dealership in Florida “www.taurusmotorsflorida.com “, for the dealership in Colorado “www.taurusmotorscolorado.com” and so on.

The advantage of this setup is the dealership in Florida is using the same online tools as the dealership in Colorado. Making the online presence of the company Taurus Motors Corp. very streamlined and cost-efficient, while making things significantly easier for the company’s administration and support, also known as customization and uniform of point of sale software. Considering the websites of each of the different divisions or dealerships residing on one dedicated server, makes this advantage beneficial in terms of increasing sales.

In some cases other business want to use dedicated servers for the sole purpose of customization, costumer service, and fast access. They host websites themselves or better yet sub-lease the extra space for interested companies to set up their websites and domains. The advantage derived by any business under a dedicated server is the ability to enhance security.

All these advantages imply that dedicated servers are the best option for most large companies or businesses. Hosting personal websites or small business websites in general doesn’t require a dedicated server, instead for this purpose you can lease from a standard web host.

Selasa, 21 Desember 2010

Poker Hands: Best and Worse Starting Hands in Texas Holdem

The basic poker lesson is when to hold and when to fold. Knowing whether your initial deal is worth staying in the game or if you should call it a day, is one of the most important decisions to make at the beginning of the poker game. One of the most common beginner’s mistakes is holding onto the worst pair of hole cards instead of folding and protecting your money.

Therefore, if you are a novice poker player, one of the first things you should memorize is which initial hands are worth holding and which hands leaves you no choice but to fold. Since Texas Holdem is the most popular poker variation, here you can find lists of the best and the worth Holdem poker starting hands.

Best Poker Hands

If you are lucky to be dealt one of these initial hands, you are definitely having an excellent beginning:

Pair of Aces: as known as American Airlines or pocket rockets, it is the best possible Texas Holdem starting hand.

Pair of Kings: not as good as a pair of Aces but still an excellent way to open a game of Texas Holdem.

Pair of Queens: if you want to look at the bright side, you will be beaten only by Kings and Aces.

Ace and King: if they are of the same suit, your condition is even better, since you can form the nut flush at ease.

Pair of Jacks: unless the flop shows either a Queen, King or an Ace, you have decent chances of winning with this promising starting hand.

Ace and Queen: the same as Ace and King, a suited hand would increase your chances of stepping out as a winner.

King and Queen: unless the community cards contain an Ace, you are in a good shape with this starting hand and even better if it is suited

Ace and Jack: even if appears unsuited, this starting hand is still worth holding.

King and Jack: still one of the best Texas Holdem starting hands, but be careful with it, especially when unsuited.
Ace and Ten: the Ace upgrades it to a pretty good hand, although requires a cautious play since it can be beaten by any of the starting hands mentioned above.

Worst Poker Hands

These hands would suit you well if you play some of the lowball variations, but if you play traditional Texas Holdem poker, the best advice would be to fold.

2 and 7: if you are dealt this hand, especially unsuited, you cannot even make a straight. Even if suited you should be so lucky to form a low flush or the lowest pair. In one word: fold.

2 and 8: same as the previous hand; pair of 8s is still a low pair.

3 and 7: although it can beat the previous hands, it still a worthless pair of cards

3 and 8: again, hardly even a low straight.

2 and 6: only if the community cards will feature 3, 4 and 5, you will have a chance of forming a straight. However, do not count on it, especially if there are more than 3 attendances in the game.

2 and 9: thanks to the presence of the 9 you are in better shape than with the former hands, still you cannot form a straight and even a pair of 9s would be beaten by pairs of 10s, Jacks, Queens, etc.

3 and 9: the same thing: higher than 8 lower than almost any other hand.

4 and 9: as mentioned above; foldem.

2 and 10: even though Doyle Brunson had won two WSOP bracelets with this starting hand, unless you have the talent and experience of Brunson, do not hold this hand.

5 and 9: also known as Dolly Parton, this hand would get you nowhere near the final table.

Senin, 20 Desember 2010

Understanding Message Boards – Get Better Use From Them

I bet every one of you readers is familiar with message boards. Probably you’ve been joining in most of the discussions provided by these boards online or you probably have designed a message board for your group. Well, the concept for message board has long been commonly heard among many people. Children and adults alike are familiar with this concept. However, if you haven’t heard about message boards yet, then note the following facts.

The Basics

Message boards are also known as internet forums or discussion boards. They are basically a web application that serves for online discussions. They are also considered as the modern heir of the bulletin board systems as well as existing Usenet news systems that were far-flung in the 1980s and 1990s.

What does a bulletin board system means lies on the idea that it is a computer system running software that allows users to have contact into the system through phone line and then carry out actions such as downloading software and data, reading news, exchanging messages with other users, and uploading files.

Speaking of computer system, the message boards generally appear to be part of a website. They encourage the computer users to involve or participate in the online discussions. This simply means that that the computer users have the chance to start topics and discuss issues with one another. If we will look at it as a whole system, it seems that “team work” is present there.

Message Board and Wikis

There are some times when message boards comprise most, if not all, the content of a particular mise-en-scene. Also, most of the time, the users are not allowed to edit or to change the one’s post on the forum. However, since message boards are usually controlled by the known site “administrators” and “moderators”, these people have access to the posting as well as on editing. It is this feature actually that compares message boards to wikis, a website that allows the users of the forum to add content. Unlike message board, the wikis gives the full authority to the users in editing the content written on the pages.

Message Board and Weblogs

Aside from wikis, message boards are also often compared to weblogs. I guess most of you are familiar with weblogs or blogs. Well, these are but another form of internet application that contain periodic, reverse chronologically ordered posts on a common webpage. The difference between weblogs and message boards basically lies on the fact that message boards mainly grant the board uses to employ and discuss topics that are sometime referred as “threads”. Weblogs, on the other hand, only permit one or few users to post an entry. In addition, most of the message boards apt to be more spiked in focus, while weblogs apt to be more particular to a particular topic or issue.

Generally speaking, a message board or internet forum has certain characteristics that differ greatly from the other web applications. It can be flat, which means that each response from the other user within a particular topic is listed in chronological order. It can further be threaded, where every post is linked from a parent post.

Minggu, 19 Desember 2010

Shopping Choices For Jeans

Jeans are often considered as classics. Almost everyone, from toddlers to the elderly own at least a pair of jeans. Men used jeans as their classic uniform for years, while women often take the classic and put twists to update its look. Seven jeans used to be the staple in every woman's wardrobe. This is with good reason because the brand is one of the top jean-makers who offer great variety in terms of style and color. One could almost be certain to find the right pair in a Seven store.

Aside from the Seven jeans brand, another seemingly endless jean trend surfaced which is a far cry from the tight look of the 80's and 90's. The loose and baggy work pants style jeans which not only hide women's shape, but also cause unflattering silhouettes. These came with the new hiphop culture and was seen from rappers, to groupies, teenagers, and Hollywood stars. Fortunately, these trend in women's wear wore off soon enough and the only people left wearing them were male rappers.

Nowadays, women's jeans have more variety other than the super tight and high waisted jeans of the 80's. Gone are the days when women often wore too long blouses and shirts to cover up the bulges caused by the unrelenting denim fabric. Baggy jeans are also considered as fashion flubs. Jeans today are all about choices and more choices. This variety of choices makes jeans shopping quite a task. From rise, cut, wash, and texture, it has become a challenge to find the single perfect pair. But still, the old adage stands true. Buy jeans that fit your body well while accentuating your assets and skimming over your flaws. In short, use your body type as a guide in buying jeans.

Fashion insiders claim that the new trend in jeans today is the tight jeans. But this kind of tight jeans are not the 80's type. They are called tight but actually are just form-fitting. These are the most flattering jean style in market today because they follow the body's contours and are generally flattering to all shapes. Plus, these usually have Lycra in the fabric which in turn give them a bit of stretch and allow them to be more forgiving to bulges. Bootleg and straight cut tight jeans are usually preferred because they are the most flattering cuts. Dark colors also add up the slimming effect of these jeans. Stylists generally agree that pockets are important in either minimizing or enlarging backsides. Small pockets make behinds look larger, so these are perfect for women with bigger upper bodies for a balanced appearance. Big pockets serve to give the illusion of a smaller derriere. Fashion experts also insist that contrary to popular belief, low waist jeans are not only for people with perfect midsections. These jeans are generally flattering to all shapes of women.

Whether you're thinking of buying low waist jeans, seven jeans, women's jeans, tight jeans, or stretch jeans, buy jeans that make you feel comfortable and confident. After all it is the attitude and confidence that really makes or break a person's look. As a last reminder, a perfect pair of jeans can do wonders for your confidence.

Sabtu, 18 Desember 2010

Las Vegas: How to Have Non Related Fun

Last month, my wife, Anne Doe, took me to Las Vegas because she had to go for a business convention. Needless to say, she writes for an guide to casinos and I hate gambling. But then, she likes it and this supports us too, so I went along without any hassle. At first I was depressed, but then as I asked around and looked around, I ended up having more fun in Las Vegas than I would have thought. And no. I did not enter a single casino while I was there.

One of the greatest things about Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City (but especially Las Vegas) is the number of shows that are available. You can get to watch top class comedians like Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Tim Allen and even the likes of Bill Cosby and Chris Rock. If you are into music you can watch female singers like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Beyonc?, male performers like Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Snoopy Dog and bands like Oasis and Bon Jovi. I could go on and on but the list is endless. If you are into magic you can watch magicians like David Copperfield do their thing meters from you. Whatever you like, you can find it here from Western music to oldies to Jazz, Rock, Heavy Mettle to Trance. All you have to do is look at the itenary offered during your visit.

Chinese to Japanese to Korean to Jewish and even Vegetarian and proper meat eating establishments await your every delight in Vegas. Do not opt for the cheap and oily fried dishes served for free while you play. Stop a while and take in the delightful scenery and smells of East Asian or European dishes. What is wondrous is that you get to see man's ability to mix. A real melting pot if I may say so myself.

But is that all what casino cities like Las Vegas are about? Do you have to remain in the city to really and truly enjoy your stay?


Here are some of the better attractions you must see on your visit to Vegas:

Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon:
Book yourself a seat on any of the many sightseeing tours available and go and watch the architectural marvel that is Hoover Dam built over the Grand canyon which is also a grand sight to see by itself. Black Canyon is another must see as is Lake Mead which is so beautiful just because it is a body of water all surrounded by desert-like nature.

Colorado River:
While looking at the Dam and Canyon is from above, to see the true beauty of the river, you have to go down. The Colorado river is excellent for river-rafting and water sports, but you do not have to take part if it is not your thing. Instead just sit back and enjoy another of nature's marvels.

Bonnie Springs:
Who can not resist going to one of the old towns like those in the Western gun slinging movies? Your destination needs to be Old Nevada. There you can delight in an old western town right in the middle of Red Rock Canyon. They host western shootouts too so come prepared, partner!

I could go on and on about other attractions like the theme park in Circus Circus, the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and Mt. Charleston but I think you get the picture. In Las Vegas and hate gambling? Do not despair. Just go out and have some clean un-gambling fun.

Jumat, 17 Desember 2010

What Is A Mousewife?

As Google shows that internet surfing has overtaken the TV as a pleasure activity, mums (and house dads) living in suburbia are revealed as the new audience for websites.

In the UK the Government’s aim is to put public services online. The increased availability of broadband is allowing families tied to the house at home to make more use of the internet, and the term ‘mousewife’ has been coined for these folks. Planning applications and making payments are the most popular services, and council websites are receiving 13 million visits a month.

Research is showing that more and more families are using these online services, finding it easy to access government and local authority services at times and places convenient to them. Some councils are finding that the internet is starting to take over from the telephone as the most popular communication channel.

The UK Government is delighted with the success of its e-government venture, as it enables savings to be made on services – as ‘mousewives’ self-serve information costs can be cut by lowering staffing levels, or money can be diverted into those services which need more cash.

Older people, ‘Silver Surfers’ are also finding they like to contact their councils in this way.

So what does the emergence of the Mousewife mean to the commercial webmaster? Internet usage during the day is becoming serious competition for day time television. People at home during the day are as likely to spend their time surfing the internet as watching repeats and chat shows.

Internet shopping has increased considerably over the last few years, and people are used to finding information on line rather than going to the local library: in fact this is one area where the world wide web really does have one over on local authority services – the book you want is never out! (Although you do have to be able to find it!)

If you have a business getting an internet presence is an absolute must as people change their behaviour. No longer will they want to pick up the phone to see if that holiday cottage is available – they want instantaneous information. If they want information about an area they won’t want to buy a travel book, but look around at the different information available on the ‘net!

In the next few months the UK Government is going to undertake a vast advertising campaign promoting online services and encouraging take up. As more and more ‘Mousewives’ and ‘Silver Surfers’ start contacting their councils online, renewing their car tax and paying their parking fines they will get more used to the internet, and will depend less and less on the telephone or high street store.

The world never stands still – you have just got to make sure you move along at the same pace (or be just a little ahead).

When you are designing your site, think of the Mousewife and the Silver Surfer – and what can you do to attract her (or him!) away from those chat shows and into your virtual store!

Kamis, 16 Desember 2010

The World Wide Web Gets Local

About 550 million searches are conducted daily on the Internet, according to Internet watchdog Jupiter Research. While most searchers now know how to order books, reserve plane tickets or download the latest tunes from cyberspace, many consumers are less confident about the best way to find information about businesses and services close to home--such as pinpointing specialty shops in their neighborhood or finding a phone number for a local pet store that's known for pampering pooches.

According to Yahoo! data, one in four Internet searches is local-specific. Only a handful of search engines are equipped to handle what is known as "local search." Local search differs from general search in that it lets people find business listings by searching within a specific city, neighborhood or zip code. This can greatly simplify the search process because it eliminates listings with similar names that are located in other parts of the U.S.-or the world. For example, if you're looking for the listing for a Chinese restaurant called Emerald Garden in a nearby city, a local search will only give you the information for the one you want-not a clutter of listings for restaurants with similar names that are located hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

Today's local search gives you a much more personalized experience than just a link to the business' Web page. For example, if you search on "garden center" in your neighborhood, you'll see a list of the closest nurseries, with a map showing exactly where they are located. In addition, you'll see a list of categories featuring related businesses such as landscapers and greenhouses. You'll also see ratings and reviews of the business by customers sharing their experiences with the business.

Yahoo! Local (http://local.yahoo.com) is one of the best and most popular local search engines online today. It allows you to:

• Discover new corners of your neighborhood. If you're spending a day out around town, you can use Yahoo! Local to plan your itinerary. Find businesses you'll need to run errands at and check the business listings for hours and special considerations like sales or promotions. Yahoo! Local's integration with Yahoo! Maps means you'll be able to easily plot your destinations on a map, print multipoint driving directions and even plan your route based on traffic conditions, nearby ATMs or gas station locations.

• Explore new communities. Yahoo! Local helps you find businesses and local points of interest when you're traveling to new cities. You can rely on local knowledge by tapping into local ratings and reviews before you make dinner reservations at a restaurant. You can also find out where to get your pants pressed, look up what's playing at local movie theaters and research virtually any other service you may need while on the road.

• Fill your social calendar. Yahoo! Local's event listings make it easy to find out what is going on in your town. Impress your friends with knowledge about all upcoming concerts, festivals and shows in your city.

Rabu, 15 Desember 2010

What You Should Know About Sending Flowers Online

What better way to let someone know that you truly care about them than to send flowers? Flowers brighten anyone's day and if you send flowers you will find the process so simple that you will do so on every special occasion.

To send flowers all one needs is a computer, Internet access and a method of payment. That's right; you don't even need to leave your home to! Technology has made it easy for people to send flowers all over the world!

Ordering flowers couldn't be easier. There are thousands of online florists just waiting to help you send the perfect gift to that special someone. In fact, you can order up any kind of bouquet you like and, with special shipping arrangements have it delivered the same day or the next day. What better way to celebrate any occasion?

Do you know someone who is celebrating the birth of a new child? You can order a bouquet and have it sent directly to the hospital that the individual is staying in. Do you want to tell someone that you truly care for them? Have flowers delivered to their workplace or home. There is no better way to convey your feelings of joy or love then to order up a beautiful arrangement of flowers and have them delivered directly to your intended recipient.

When ordering flowers online you can browse through online catalogues. Catalogues will reveal a number of arrangements for any holiday. New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Proms and more all call for flowers. Why not have them directly delivered? Shop from home and choose your arrangement while you sit in your favorite chair.

Along with the flowers you choose, you can send gift baskets too. A variety of gift baskets are available for adults and children a like and are suitable for every occasion. Alternatively, you will find florists that also have such delicacies as fine chocolates and even some toys that can accompany floral arrangements that you order.

Finally, many of your orders will be accompanied with floral care tips for the recipient so that you can ensure that they get the most out of your gift.

What if your recipient doesn't really care for bouquets but loves plants? You can order potted plants for delivery too. Many potted plants can be transplanted later to the yard for repeated enjoyment year after year. Also, you can purchase specialty plants like bonsai trees and bamboo plants-truly exotic gifts for the very special people in your life.

When florists tell you that you can say what you feel with flowers they aren't kidding. Anything you wish to convey to someone can be silently spoken through joyful blooms. Order up some flowers online and have them directly delivered to those special people in your life.

Your thoughtful expressions will create a lifetime of memories for your gift recipient.

Selasa, 14 Desember 2010

Las Peliculas de Poquer Mas Recomendadas

Desde la época de oro del Oeste, jugar al Póquer ha siempre sido un juego popular en Hollywood. A pesar de que muchas de las películas de Hollywood que se localizan en póquer no son muy buenas, y a veces presentan al juego de una manera ridícula, mirar el juego desde la gran pantalla es muy divertido, especialmente si eres un jugador de Póquer.

Acá te presentamos las mejores películas que fueron producidas en Hollywood. Algunas son excelentes aparte de ser sobre el póquer, mientras que otras el juego es el tema principal de atracción. De todas maneras, si eres fanático del póquer, disfrutaras mucho de mirarlas!

1) The Sting, dirigido por George Roy Hill, 1973:
Esta película es menos a cerca del póquer y más a cerca el arte de manejar las car6tas pero te proveerá dos horas de diversión sofisticada. El ganador de los Premios Academia de 1973, presenta al joven Paul Newman como el mejor artista de todos quien conduce a Robert Redford al arte de los trucos de carta. El trabajo de David S. Warn es basado en historias de juegos reales.

2) The Cincinnati Kid, dirigida por Norman Jewison en 1965:
Este clásico es conocido por su estremecedor mano final y la inolvidable frase: "Llega a lo que se trata, no? Hacer la movida equivocada en el lugar preciso." The Cincinnati Kid es a cerca de la batalla entre Steve Macqueen que es un joven jugador de póquer conocido por "The Kid", y el veterano apostador de póquer conocido por "The Man" actuado por Edward G. Robinson, durante la gran depresión en New Orleans.

Es una de las mejore películas de póquer que he visto en la gran pantalla.

1) California Split dirigida por Robert Altman en 1974:
Puede que esta no sea una de las mejores películas de Altmans, pero es una de las mejores representaciones de la vida de dos apostadores profesionales actuada por George Segal y Elliott Gould. La narrativa no es particularmente directa y el final no es exactamente feliz, pero si logra describir una experiencia autentica. También, los fanáticos de póquer trivial disfrutaran de aprender que el legendario jugador de Póquer Amarillo Slim actúa un papel pequeño.

2) Rounders dirigida by John Dahl en 1998:
No es claro si el éxito de la película empujo al boom del Póquer en el siglo 21 o la popularidad del póquer hizo Rounders un éxito total. De una manera u otra, Rounders es una de las mejores películas de póquer que ha habido en la pantalla. El tema de la película se basa en una maratón en la que Mat Damon y Edward Norton tratan de ganar dinero para pagar deudas de apuestas. EL campeón mundial de Póquer Johnny Chan también aparece en escena.

3) Maverick dirigida por Richard Donner en 1994:
A pesar de que Maverick no es una película brillante en el ámbito del póquer, es una divertida y entretenida película par mirar. Te puede dar una idea básica de lo que era ser un jugador de póquer en el lejano oeste, con Mel Gibson como un maverick que trata de ganar suficiente dinero para el torneo del gran torneo final.

Senin, 13 Desember 2010

Online businesses are making average people extraordinary income, and guess how they are doing it?

Dear Friend,

Online Businesses have been a normal part of the internet since the beginning, but only a few select individuals actually knew how and truly understood what needed to be done to make the internet a profitable place. Well of course times have changed and everyone from 60+ grandmas to high school kids is making cash online. This phenomenon is no surprise for those of us who have been tracking this money ticking time bomb called the internet. Online sales have been increasing by the billions from many different niche markets that have become very popular and profitable online.

With all these new revenue streams coming online each and everyday, there must be a way to tap into them, but how. Well if you have spent any amount of time online, you have been offered some sort of money making opportunity, everything from e-bay to e-books. With so many choices how can anyone make a good educated decision about where to start and what to sell, I mean heck the online money making gurus don’t always simplify the best route to take, not to mention there is a new guru every week anyway. Well my friends there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have literally spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars in search for the Holy Grail. Only to find out that everything I needed to know about online money making was right in front of my face. I just needed to look at the products I had been consuming from the marketers prospective, and what was it that made me want to spend my hard earned money on this product or service.

It took me the headache of running into a couple of brick walls but I figured it out. Now what most gurus don’t tell you is that even during their beginning stages they had someone to go to and ask questions or advice. They don’t disclose this stuff in the courses they are selling but its true. You take any one good at anything and behind the scenes you will find a coach or a mentor of some sort. Unfortunately there is not any emphasis placed on having a good go to person when you fall flat on your face the first couple of times. Even if you figured it out like me it’s still good to have someone to say “hey if you open that door you will probably fall in a pit, or I have tried and tested that and have had good results give it a shot. Now don’t get me wrong if I had someone that was qualified to give advice on what I was doing a lot earlier, my learning curve would have been shorter.

The bottom line is this even if you have spent countless hours online and brought every course there is, nothing beats having someone who has been where you are trying to go to help give you advice on your online journey. I mean hey if grandma has a mentor and little jimmy from down the street has a mentor, don’t you think you should have an online mentor? It makes sense don’t reinvent the wheel; try to make it better with advice from the guy who actually invented wheel believe me it will be a much easier and enjoyable experience.

Minggu, 12 Desember 2010

How to Act on a First Date

The key to a successful first date is to relax and just be the real you. If you try to act in a way that you think the other person will like, then they may start liking someone who you are not, and in the end you will wind up breaking up and getting hurt, so honest truly is the best policy, and in the end if you are just being you and it does not work you, you know they were not the one for you.

Dating is like gambling at poker, sure a good bluff may win you a hand or two but you are not going to win the World Series of Poker by bluffing, only by playing the best you can. This is no different from dating if you make things up to try and impress this person they are not liking you but are liking the fake you and eventually they will see the two are no the same.

Try to think back to the things you talked about when the both of you spoke on the phone and see if you learned anything that may help you decide where to go for your date, but if you do not have enough information about them to know what they may like you sometimes have to gamble and throw the dice, and hope you don’t crap out.

The most important thing to do on a first date is to have a good time, the bigger a deal you make of it the harder it is going to be and the higher the chances of you making a jerk of yourself. If you are nervous before the date take a few minutes and take a few deep breaths and if this does not help then I recommend you do what I like to do in the casinos when my nerves are bothering me I simply have a drink. The alcohol in one drink will usually calm me down enough to concentrate.

The key to having a nice first date is simple:

Take her/ him to a nice place, quite but not too quiet, you should be able to hear each other but other distractions are also good for those uncomfortable moments.

Do not take her/ him to a place where your friends hang out, this will make her/ him feel as if they are being ganged up on or they may feel out of place and resent you for making them feel that way.

It is very important to have the whole night planned out already before the date and have a backup idea just incase. The tricky part is making it look like it was not all planned. Let's say you decide that you are going to take her for dinner, then after you want to take a walk on the beach do not just say hey after dinner let's take a walk on the beach. I would recommend you wait till after dinner and ask her if she wants to take a walk to burn off dinner and then take her to the beach.

Then when you are on the beach take her/his hand while walking, this makes a physical connection between you and makes it easier later on when you go for your first kiss.

Just remember that dating is a gambling sometimes you are going to get a bad hand and eventually if you play your cards right you will find the right person and win the jackpot.

Sabtu, 11 Desember 2010

Public-Key SSH Login

SSH is a popular system allowing a remote shell (command interpreter) to be used over a secure connection. By secure, here, I mean that the connection is encrypted, authenticated and integrity checked. The encryption prevents attackers reading the contents of the data being transmitted, the authentication allows both the client and the server to be sure that they are connected to the other, and not to some intermediate system in a man-in-the-middle attack, and the integrity checking ensures that the data is not being changed during transit. Together, these three features provide a secure connection.

Even so, the password based login feature transmits your password through this link, to the remote server, where it is hashed and compared with the stored value in the password file. To many, even though the connection is encrypted, this is not satisfactory. SSH allows the use of public key authentication to login to a server. Here, you upload your public key to the server, and keep your private key on the client machine, optionally password protected so that no one can steal your private key file and use it to gain access without a password.

Now, when the SSH connection is established, the server will need to check the authentication of the client; that is, make sure it is you logging in. This was previously done by requesting your password, and comparing it against the stored password hash. Now, the server encrypts a randomly generated token against your public key, and sends this to you. The private key associated with your public key, stored in a file to which only you have access, either by password protection, filesystem permissions or other means, is the only key able to decrypt this message. Now, your SSH client will decrypt the message and send it back to the server, which compares it against the original value. In reality, the authentication is often also checked in the opposite direction, using the server’s public key, which may be stored by the client. Once the server knows you hold the private key which corresponds to the public key, it grants you access.

So, you may ask, what is the security benefit here? Well, no secret information is being transmitted. You are no longer transmitting a password, nor are you transmitting any of your private key file. You are using the keys to encrypt and decrypt a piece of random data, which works one time only. Anyone who did somehow manage to listen in on this data stream would not be able to regain access by playing back your password, or even by playing back the same data transaction, as a different value would be encrypted the next time you login, and only the private key itself can decrypt that.

Public Key authentication is supported in OpenSSH, and also in PuTTY and many other SSH systems. Check your systems documentation for details on how to use public-key based logins.

Jumat, 10 Desember 2010

How To Start An Internet Business (When You Are Already A Full Time Mom!)

I have had my own internet business for over 8 years now, and I get many women asking how I do it, being a full time Mom to 5 kids and three stepkids, besides! There are some tricks to the trade, so if you are thinking about starting your own business, but have held back because your Mom job comes first, have hope. There are ways you can do it all, and everybody benefits!

Tip #1 First, I have to admit, I am a fan of Dr. Phil. You may have heard one of his catchphrases…”If Mom ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” There is a good measure of truth to this statement. Let’s face it, most stay at home parents are still Moms. And lets face this too…if you are a stay at home Mom, YOU are the heart of your home. So if you are feeling like you deserve more for yourself…well, you do. EVERY stay at home Mom deserves top have something of her own, that helps identify her as a person separate from the squabbles and the dirty socks. And if you don’t have something of your own, chances are, you resent it. And if you don’t,.you probably will. So starting a business of your own is a good step towards creating that autonomy that we all need as humans. (Yes, you are still human, even at the 3 am feedings!) Everyone benefits from Mom expanding her world and her life…both emotionally and financially. So tip #1? Let go of the guilt and the martyrdom…start something for yourself!

Tip #2 If the whole idea of starting your own business overwhelms you because you already have a sink full of two days worth of dishes and haven’t slept in 2 years…never fear. You just need a plan. Learn to organize your time, delegate tasks, and eliminate the unnecessary. There are many websites dedicated to helping you find your path, and getting you into a place where you suddenly find all that lost time! Try www.organizedhome.com and www.flylady.net to get you started.

Tip #3 Lastly, you need to learn to believe in yourself, and take your own path. You don’t have to be running a Fortune 500 company in order to be successful. You can work an online business part time until the children are all in school, and adjust your time at the job to how much money you need to make, and how much time you have. Women are the fastest growing group of business owners, and the day has come for you to believe you can have what you want in this life, without sacrificing your family to do it. You were put here for a reason…and while your children may be your primary purpose, realize that you also have a tremendous ability to touch others lives as well. Now find out how you are going to do that, and make a way for yourself!

Kamis, 09 Desember 2010

Tea: Origins, Flavors and Health Benefits

How many times do we just want to drink tea after a heavy meal, but are then bombarded with all the various tea flavours that we get lost. This article answers that need.

What you should always remember is that there are only four types of tea.
1) Black tea
2) Green tea
3) White tea
4) Oolong tea

All these are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, also known as the tea plant. Other herbal infusions such as chamomile tea, ginger tea or red tea made of rooibos leaves are disqualified as types of tea since the tea plant is not involved in their making. The difference between the four tea variations lies in the process of making them. In addition, each type of tea has another flavor and various health benefits.

1) Black Tea
The strong flavored burnt Sienna colored hot beverage is the most popular type of tea in the West. Either served with a squeeze of lemon or added milk and a cube of sugar, the cup of black tea is part of daily tea ceremonies that take place worldwide. Black tea is made of heavily oxidized Camellia sinensis leaves. When served plain, it contains no calories, carbohydrates, or fats. A cup of black tea contains more caffeine than any other types of tea but less than in any cup of coffee.

2) Green Tea
The lightly oxidized tea has been popular in China, Japan and Korea for centuries. Recently, rumors on its health benefits increased its popularity in the West as well. It has been proven that drinking green tea can lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, increase metabolic rates and be helpful in variety of other conditions and illnesses. The green tea is lightly oxidized, dried, but not fermented. It is usually served plain, without sugar or milk. Since some of the green tea variants taste a bit bitter, it should be brewed in lower temperature than the boiling point.

3) White Tea
White tea is rarer and more expensive than the other types of teas mentioned above. Originated in the Fujian province of china, the white tea is made of young Camellia sinensis leaves, which go through a long process of steaming or frying, inactivate fermenting and drying. Since the leaves are harvested while the buds are still covered by white hair, it is called white tea. White tea has the most delicate, sweet taste than the other types of tea. Moreover, it contains the smallest amount of caffeine and the largest amount of antioxidant that help prevent cancer.

4) Oolong Tea
The traditional Chinese tea is the common companion of Chinese foods such as dim sum and chop suey in American Chinese restaurants. The oolong tea, black dragon in Chinese, got its name after its long, dark distinguished leaves that look like wild black dragons when brewed. The unique taste of the oolong tea is achieved by a long process that includes sun drying of the Camellia sinensis leaves, light oxidization, cooling and drying processes. The result is a lighter flavor than the popular black tea and stronger than the delicate green tea.

Rabu, 08 Desember 2010

Las Supersticiones en los

La mayoría de los jugadores casino siguen una cultura de las apuestas que es muy personal. Estas consisten en ciertas creencias, supersticiones, objetos, vestimentas y hábitos que deben o no deben hacer a la hora de jugar. Es importante tener un procedimiento en el casino para poder apostar con más seguridad. Próximamente te presento una serie de hábitos y creencias respetadas por muchos jugadores profesionales. Son solo lo que algunos dicen que es cierto, no necesariamente lo son.

La primera es entrar y salir por la misma puerta del casino, lo cual es creíble que traiga buena suerte. Sin embargo, algunos creen que trae mala suerte hacerlo.

Otra de las creencias es a la hora de jugar a los Dados, es importante soplarlos antes de tirarlos en la mesa del juego. Dicen que puede traer buenos resultados.
En el póquer, dicen que jugar una carta que se cayó al piso durante el juego no es conveniente, y puede traer mala suerte. Usar vestimenta negra puede traer mala suerte en el casino.

Los objetos de la suerte también son parte de la cultura de los casinos. Estos sirven para acompañar a los jugadores en los juegos trayendo buena suerte. La pata de conejo, muñecos de peluche, una foto de un familiar querido, una piedra, o trébol de cuatro hojas son algunos de los clásicos objetos de la suerte.

Las piedras de la suerte están clasificadas por meses. La de Enero es Granate, Febrero Amatista, Marzo Aguamarina, Abril Diamantes, Mayo Esmeralda Junio Perla, Julio Rubí, Agosto Olivino, Septiembre Zafiro, Octubre Ópalo, Noviembre Topacio, y Diciembre Turquesa.

Jugar con dinero de otros jugadores dicen que trae buena suerte. Sin embargo, otros creen que apostar con su propio dinero es más conveniente.

En el casino, las supersticiones de donde jugar, donde sentarse, son muy importantes. Por ejemplo, elegir la mesa en donde apostaras tu dinero generalmente es la misma. Los jugadores tienen su mesa habitual que les ha traído muy buena suerte en el pasado. El asiento también es de respectiva importancia. Sentarse cerca de alguien quien creas que te traerá suerte es muy común, tanto como sentarse cerca de alguien quien no confías no es recomendable.

La vestimenta es parte de las costumbres de los jugadores. En general dicen que vestir de negro no es conveniente, sin embargo la mayoría de los jugadores lucen traje negro.

Muchos, tienen sus números de la suerte escogidos. El 7 es considerado uno de los más comunes, mientras que el 13 no trae buena suerte. Tampoco se acostumbra dejar dinero arriba de la mesa de juego, porque quiere decir que el jugador gano demasiado y suficiente.

Sin duda, todas estas costumbres son muy subjetivas y depende en lo que uno cree o no cree. Pero si lo crees, es mejor que lo hagas!

Selasa, 07 Desember 2010

Search Engine Optimisation – To Rank or not to Rank

To have an online presence today is the only way to survive in this highly competitive world. And once a company or individual creates a website, they need to make sure it is Search Engine Optimisation(SEO) friendly. There needs to be certain key words and phrases which are inserted which will help get the listed in the major search engines and bring in more business. Internet marketing is the term used by almost everyone today. This is the method by which you market your company, products and services online. Optimization of the net is essential to beat the competition and get up on top in your industry.

Search engine optimization becomes effective when your website is ranked high. That is, when a user types in a keyword, the list displayed as search results must include your site as well. Only then will there be increase in targeted traffic to your site. You can also have pay per click management system on other related sites which will divert traffic to your portal. Being visible in the search engines is the bottom line for any site to succeed and serve its purpose. Else it will be one among the billions of web pages going unnoticed everyday and useless to the company or person who has created it.

Having unique content on your page will also mean you need to adopt a search engine marketing strategy. It becomes all the more important to gain ranking and visibility on the search engines. It’s one thing to get people to visit your site; it’s a whole different ball game trying to keep them coming back for more. This means, not only should your site be interesting, it should also contain all possible optimisation techniques, to draw the same people over and over. There are some sites that people visit repeatedly and it is only because it comes up on top of the organic search engine listings when a specific keyword is typed in the search bar.

Back links help you increase your sites ranking and page rank. The more links you have, the higher the ranking you will gain. And if anyone tells you links don’t rank your site, they probably are ignorant of how valuable the rank status is in boosting your site’s popularity and aiding business. Through internet marketing and search engine optimization, you can increase ROI, overall revenue and build your business within no time. Keep in mind the content of the site should be the key factor luring people to your web page, therefore it needs to be fresh, and unique.

Senin, 06 Desember 2010

To VoIP Or Not To VoIP

Unless you live under a rock somewhere in Antarctica, you already know VoIP is an abbreviation for voice over Internet protocol, also known as broadband telephone. That being said, should one use VoIP? How does it work? What are some benefits? Are there any problems with VoIP?

To answer this question we first need to know how broadband telephone works. First and foremost VoIP works on a broadband Internet connection like high speed cable or dsl, a DTA ( digital terminal adapter ), and just about any average home telephone will do.

Most long distance telephone calls are carried over the Internet (yes, traditional calls). The DTA box transmits and receives all calls directly to the Internet, bypassing the telephone company all together, consequently; bypassing most taxes and sir charges too.

With most VoIP services, the big benefit for the consumer is significant cost savings. Service ranges from between nine and thirty dollars a month depending on the plan you choose. Many VoIP companies offer flat rate calling, and some for under twenty dollars a month. See http://www.cheapest-service.com/broadband-phone/

As with any new technology, there are still a few bugs to be worked out. Some VoIP services don't offer 911 service in all areas. The FCC has passed legislation to have VoIP companies make 911 service available to all consumer's by November 2005.

The DTA only connects to one telephone. A fix is plugging the outgoing DTA line into the network interface telephone box outside. Unplug the telephone companie's line and plug in your own. If the telephone company tries to reconnect, it might fry your DTA box. Put a warning sign up.

This technique will propagate the VoIP signals throughout all the lines in your home. Another quirk is when Internet service or electricity goes out so does your broadband telephone. If you don't already have cell-phone service, a cheap pre-paid works nicely as a back up.

All in all, my experience has been VoIP is worth what you pay for it. Knowing the bugs and their fixes can lead to substantial cost savings in telephone service. Even if one doesn't completely replace their traditional telephone company, VoIP is an excellent choice for a second telephone line or even just as a long distance plan.

VoIP could even be a good excuse to upgrade your dial-up Internet connection to high speed Internet. The reasoning behind it being, the savings in telephone service could offset the rise in the cost to upgrade to broadband Internet service. You be the judge.

Minggu, 05 Desember 2010

One Way to Find Internet Typing Jobs

If you are a typist with time on your hands, and if you are eager to bring yourself some added cash, then you might want to find internet typing jobs. What are internet typing jobs? These are typing jobs that are posted on the internet.
One way to find a list of the websites that carry such jobs is to go to ask.com. If you do that, then you might soon find yourself visiting the website freewebs.com. That particular website indicates that there is a real demand for typists who will take on the various internet typing jobs. The following paragraphs provide details on some of those jobs.

If you have ever been stopped by someone in the mall, or if you have been asked to take a telephone survey, then you are familiar with one important internet typing job. You are also familiar with the basic method for market research. Companies depend on market research to learn what the consumer wants. The volume of information obtained from such research needs to be typed into a report. Some internet writing jobs call for a typist who knows how to type up such reports.

Once companies determine what interests their customers, then they want to communicate with their customers. Many companies do that by using newsletters sent to each customer’s e-mail address. The companies seldom ask a company secretary to type up such newsletters. They tend to enter their request for a newsletter typist among the many posted internet writing jobs.

The list of internet typing jobs goes on and on. Some companies need a typist to help with the printing of ads. Some companies desire typists who will supply them with well-typed welcome e-mails. These are sent to those customers who sign up for the company’s newsletter. Other companies seem more interested in finding someone to type up information lists.

Information lists are not the only sort of list that company administrators want to see. Such administrators also want access to mailing lists, i.e. the list of customers who are receiving either the company newsletter or the company catalogue. Sometimes the administrators want a list of ordered items. Typed lists of software orders are a frequent need among company administrators.

Typed lists of any kind supply the company administrators with valuable information. While the customers are studying the company website to obtain information about the company’s products, the company administrators are studying the many typed lists. If the available lists fail to supply the necessary information, then those administrators are apt to seek funds for more internet typing jobs.

Typing, like writing, is vital to the creation of an online presence. Accurate typing insures the delivery of easy to read and adequate information. Good writing adds color and interest to that information.

Sabtu, 04 Desember 2010

How to play animals

While sitting around with friends this weekend I discovered the greatest card game ever. The name of the game is Animals, and the game is very easy to learn, easy to play and a great source of entertainment.

The game is not a gambling game but gambling can be done easily enough, but I would not expect to see this game in your local casino anytime soon.

I suspect the game started out as a memory game for children, then was taken you young adults and turned into a drinking game, but it does not matter if you are gambling with this game, drinking with this game or just trying to have a fun evening with friends, because it is fun whatever you are playing for.

The best way to play the game is with at least 4 people but no more then 8. You will also need 2 or 3 decks of cards to play Animals and a table for everyone to sit around.

Before the game starts each player must choose an animal noise and a hand gesture to represent them in the game and going around the table each player must announce the name of their animal, the sound the animal makes and its hand gesture. An example of this would be to say I am a cat, meow and the hand gesture may be wiping your face with the back of your hand.

In this game the dealer remains standing the entire round. The dealer will go around the table continuously dealing 1 card to each player until all the cards have been dealt. The dealer must stay at a steady pace and go not too fast and not too slow.

the players must continuously scan the other players top cards and when someone has the same number card on top of their pile as you, you have to make that persons sound and hand gesture. If you do it before they do you get all their cards.

That person is not out of the game the next time the dealer goes around they still get another card. The person with the most cards at the end of the game winds, and is the dealer for the next round.

For kids this is a great game because they have to remember everyone's noise and gesture, this is a fun way for them to help develop their memories, and a great way to get them away from the television for a little while.

For those looking to gamble this game may not earn you as much as playing Blackjack but it is a lot if fun to sit around and make fools of yourselves and make a few bucks. All you have to do is set an amount and everyone puts their money into a pot and the winner gets the pot. It does not get any easier then that.

The drinking game has an extra rule or two. If you make someone's noise and gesture before they do yours, besides getting their cards they need to drink and at the end of each round all the losers need to drink.

Jumat, 03 Desember 2010

How to send flowers online

When you want to send flowers it’s a special occasion – Mother’s Day, Valentines, Easter, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries etc – so you want to get the best possible value for money, the freshest flowers and the best design.

Most of us turn to the internet for our shopping needs and for our research these days, and sending flowers is no different.

There has been a rapid growth in online flower delivery services – Interflora, FlowersDirect, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Next, Serenata to name just a few.

With most UK flower delivery services, supermarkets and retail brands manufacturing some or all of their flower bouquets in a warehouse before putting them into boxes and posting or delivering them, you do not really know HOW your floral gift is produced or sent. In fact, many recipients will actually receive a very different service from the one they thought you were paying for.

In order to ensure that you are sending your order direct to a real local florist, and getting full flower value you need to search for the florist closest to the delivery address.

This is fine in principle, but sometimes you don’t have enough time, and also some of these flower delivery services can make themselves look like real local flower shops.

Now there is a real alternative to these floral ‘order gatherers’ – www.direct2florist.com

A first in the industry, direct to florist puts customers in direct touch with the real local florist. This passes on major savings to the customer whilst ensuring larger bouquets are delivered.
There are no middlemen, no hidden corporate costs, no percentage discounts, no hidden charges, and no advertising deductions. This site passes 100% of your flower money to the florist giving you bigger and fuller bouquets from real local florist.
Direct2florist charges a small service fee to operate the site, promote the site and transmit your order. There are no hidden charges. The money you spend on flowers is exactly that - your flower money! By going direct you receive better value from direct2florist. By ordering from this site, your order is instantly transmitted to the florist of your choice. The confirmation email we send to you provides you with the florists contact telephone number. So you are safe in the knowledge you are in contact with the florist. With direct2florist "It’s like you walked in to the shop and paid over the counter!"
What’s more direct2florist invite you to "star rate" their service. After every delivery they send you a confirmation email to confirm your order has been delivered and invite you to star rate the florist. 5 Stars is the maximum awarded for outstanding service.

Kamis, 02 Desember 2010

Structuring Your Website For High Traffic

If you are in the process of building and developing a website for your business, there are a number of pointers that you need to keep in mind as you go about pulling together your Internet based venue. By keeping these pointers and tips in mind, you will be able to create a truly profitable Internet business website that will serve you well today and well into the future.

First of all, when it comes to naming your website, to picking an actual address for your website, you would be well served including a highly used keyword or keyword phrase within the name and address if your Internet website. For example, let’s say that you are in the business of selling widgets on the Internet and World Wide Web. If you could obtain the Internet address of “widgets.com” for your Internet based business enterprise, you would attract more traffic to your business simply because of the name itself. When a search engine lists results from a search, a typical search engine gives a greater amount of weight to those websites that include important keywords or search terms within the web address itself. In other words, if a person ran a search about widgets with a search engine, chances are well improved that the website called http://widgets.com will be placed towards the top of a list of Internet search engine results.

If you properly use important keyword terms and phrases related to the products or services in proper places within your website, you will also increase your ranking on search engine results. For example, you will want to prominently use important terms related to your business on the front page of your website to increase the ranking of your business following a search engine search. The use of these terms and phrases can work wonders to increasing customer or client traffic to your web based business enterprise.

If you are serious about structuring your email to increase traffic to your website as a result of search engine searches, you might want to seriously consider the hiring of a professional, a professional that is experienced in SEO. Although a professional will cost you some money, more often than not people find the hiring of such a professional to be a solid investment in the future of an Internet business enterprise. In short, the hiring of a SEO professional can be a truly important and meaningful investment in the future of your Internet business enterprise.

Rabu, 01 Desember 2010

How to Protest the Online Ban

Protesting the government is not a cast of protesting a company because you do not like a product, this is a case of you trying to change the mind of the government and this can be hard to do, but it can be done.

Before you can even have a chance at holding a successful protest the first thing you should do is to circulate an online petition, this will give you an idea of how many people support your cause and gives you a list of names with phone numbers that you can call to get people to come to your protest.

The next step is to go online and find other groups protesting the new internet gambling act, and see if that group would be willing to join your protest, the more people protesting the online gambling ban the better the chances are of getting the law reversed.

After this you should start a letter writing campaign not only to your local congressmen but to all the Congressmen and see where they stand. Some of them will not be in support of the online gambling ban and will be willing to not only sign your petition but will be hey may be even willing to speak at your protest.

The next step is to plane your protest. The timing of your protest is important if you choose to protest at the Whitehouse you do not want to do it when the president is not there or if you choose to make your stand at congress do not do it at a time they are on a brake, this can make a big difference in the effectiveness of your protest.

Make sure to have a well written press release to the press at least 2 days before the protest to ensure that you will get press coverage. The more people who hear about your protest the more names you can get on your petition.

The point of a petition is to basically let someone know that people are not happy with what they are doing, and if enough people protest the government you can get them to change their decision. This is especially true with a politician. They know thee job depends on votes and if they are going to gain enough votes to secure their job they will do it even if they truly do not agree with it.

You must apply for a permit to protest at least 30 days in advance, or if there are delays you may not have a permit on the day you have told your protesters to show up, to truly insure you have time, apply for the permits at least 60 days in advance.

When applying for the permits you should be able to find out about the rules for setting up any sound equipment you will need so you can make the arrangements for them.

The only thing left to do for your online gambling ban protest is to wait for the big day.