Monday, November 27, 2006

Want to publish in an Open Source Newspaper?

Well, it is not a place to earn money by writing. May be Nightcaps Syndication is for real freelance writers who write mainly for the sake of writing.

It is like ‘it has to be published’ tag. I suppose my friends Sharon and Brenda whose words are popular here and elsewhere, may find this resource useful.

Nightcaps describes themselves as “just like a normal newspaper, just without the dead trees bit. Or the geographical constraints, editorial line, space restrictions and so on”.

They accept anything cogent, well argued, interesting, different; short stories, humour news, opinion, editorial style pieces, travel, cartoons, crosswords: all of the normal things you would find in a newspaper unconstrained by space.

Scooptwords have a tie up with Nightcaps Syndication.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Baby shower supplies.

You don’t have to spend hours on the streets anymore to buy the nest possible baby shower supplies to your new born.

Online shopping has made it easy for you to buy personalized baby gifts, from the cozy comforts of your home or office.

The Nest Baby Shop has unique personalized baby gifts - many items with free personalization.

Discover cute, creative gifts for babies, siblings at The Nest Baby Shop.

Find everything from apparel to announcements and bibs to blankets all under roof. Experience their pleasant and prompt customer service.

Have the satisfaction of having given the best personalized gift to your loved ones. They deserve your love expressions.

Best freeware blog.

Never again waste time scouring he internet to find free softwares to download.

Best freeware blog is your one stop place to know about hundreds of free softwares in as many categories.

Freewares such as anti virus, desktop, business, developer tools, game, internet, multi media, network, security, firefox extensions, winamp plugins are to be found here with a short description about each freeware.

Just to give you a sample, know about this Peer Cast.
PeerCast is a simple, free way to listen to radio and watch video on the Internet. It uses P2P technology to let anyone become a broadcaster without the costs of traditional streaming. This means you get to hear and watch stations not normally found on commercially funded sites.

This blogger is claims that he is updating on a daily basis.

Home Business Opportunities.

This blog has a collection of internet based business, work at home ideas, resources, articles and reviews.

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Hope this blog proves to be useful to you folks.

Why a Russian bride is different?

Lovers Planet attributes the following fine qualities to Russian and other Eastern European women that distinguish them from western women.

Even young Russian women strive to create a family first and only afterwards they think about building a career.

Russian and Ukrainian brides are different from brides of other countries because marriage is normally their main priority from early age.

The divorce rate in marriages with Russian women tends to be much lower than with marriages in America, UK and Australia.

Most Russian girls have well-developed family values and instincts.

They are intelligent and well-educated. They are also loving, tender and devoted to a relationship.

This can be the main reason for millions of men from US, Canada and Australia meet, marry and admire brides from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries of Eastern Europe each year.

Oh, I forgot to add the most obvious reason; russian brides are famous internationally as the most beautiful women in the world. A typical looks like a model.

What better reason a man needs?

ESP 5000 External drive/media player.

So what do you make out of this new gadget-external media player?

This sleek looking device can handle music storage and playback with ease.
It costs $499.

The Wolverine ESP 5000 is tailor-made for digital-photography enthusiasts who want to view their photos. At the top, two sturdily constructed slots accept cards in any of seven formats, including CompactFlash, SD Card, Memory Stick variants, and XD Picture card. Slip a card in, and the device prompts you to back up the card to its 120GB hard drive.

Use Windows Explorer to transfer images, music, video, or data into the preconfigured folders, and the content will be visible on the device.

Acknowledgments: PC World.

Wordpress plugins for adsense.

Few people know about these great wordpress plugins for Google adsense.

Wordpress allows bloggers to easily integrate Google Adsense inside wordpress using plugins.
*Adsense Deluxe - offers advanced options for managing the automatic insertion of Google AdSense or Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) ads to your WordPress posts. Adsense Deluxe+ claims to have a an improved ad limiting algorithm.
*Adsense Injection - inserts Adsense code randomly into a pre-existing blog.
*Adsense Inline - inserts Google adsense in blog posts
*Adsense Beautifier - makes your Adsense look beautiful by placing images beside them to increase your clicks (CTR) and subsequent Adsense earnings.

I have subscribed to this blog's feed and you too can if interested.

Do you know that it is published from India. Man, I am proud to be an Indian.

Read the blog post here with gratitude.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Dr. Robert S. Kaplan, the father of activity based costing.

Dr.Robert Kaplan is considered as the father of activity based costing and many top account executives look at him with awe and respect.

Acorn's innovative Consumption Driven Activity Based Costing is endorsed by Dr. Robert S. Kaplan.

Acorn's innovative Consumption Driven Activity Based Costing, provides for accurate, sustainable profitability analysis of hundreds or millions of customers.

One of the main but elusive goals of striving companies is 'customer profitability' analysis.
Acoron's Activity Based Costing (ABC) provides solution by accurately driving revenue, direct costs and indirect costs to every individual customer and segment based on the unique transactions of those customers and the services that those customers consume.

Company executives should be aware that Acorn does not use averages or rates that have been the source of inaccuracy and expense with traditional activity based costing.

Customer profitability solution:
• Identifies the profitability of every individual customer or segment and their profit drivers
• Empowers managers with drill down information to determine the processes that are driving customer
• Delivers executive level reporting to understand the profitability of customer segments in order to drive marketing, sales, channel and customer retention decisions
• Delivers income statement and cost driver reports for individual customers to support customer negotiations on terms such as such as number of deliveries, minimum order sizes, returns, payment terms and buying a more profitable product.

Spyware explained.

Spyware is a broad category of software designed to intercept or take partial control of a computer's operation without the informed consent of that machine's owner or legitimate user.

It has also come to refer more broadly to software that subverts the computer's operation for the benefit of a third party.

Spyware can collect many different types of information about a user. More benign programs can attempt to track what types of websites a user visits and send this information to an advertisement agency.

More malicious versions can try to record what a user types to try to intercept passwords or credit card numbers.

Yet other versions simply launch popup advertisements. While some forms of spyware can certainly be considered malicious, some on the other hand certainly are not, and are more passive in nature by just watching, observing, and collecting information.

Many legitimate companies are now beginning to incorporate forms of spyware, and adware into their software, mainly for purposes of advertisement. While these types of programs are not to be considered spyware in the most malicious sense, they are still spyware in the sense of watching, and observing, with advertisement in mind, making them a form of what is called adware.

Courtesy: Wikipedia

GNU Privacy Guard has been released.

In cryptography, encryption is the process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge.

While encryption has been used to protect communications for centuries, only organizations and individuals with an extraordinary need for secrecy had made use of it.

In the mid-1970s, strong encryption emerged from the sole preserve of secretive government agencies into the public domain, and is now employed in protecting widely-used systems, such as Internet e-commerce, mobile telephone networks and bank automatic teller machines.

When email spam went out of control and email identity theft is order of the day, emails were encrypted too. There has been a lot of advancement in the email encryption over the years.

OpenPGP is the most widely used email encryption standard in the world. It is defined by the OpenPGP Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force. The OpenPGP standard was originally derived from PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), first created by Phil Zimmermann in 1991.

GnuPG has grown as an open-source implementation of the OpenPGP standard.
After a long phase of development as the 1.9 series, version 2.0 of the security-suite GNU Privacy Guard has been released.

Read the full article here: KF Webs

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Google’s algorithm is very complex.

So let me stay away from being too technical.(as if I am a techno savvy.)

But when you concentrate on optimizing your website and building link popularity, just remember a few basic details of Google’s algorithm.

There is also a very complex new algorithm that Google has been testing, Latent Symantec Indexing (LSI). LSI essentially determines how words are related to each other, such as how dog is related to cat.

Many people think this has to do with content on your own website but from our analysis it has more to do with the page that a link is coming from when it is hyperlinked to your website.

The factors that LSI looks at are the Title Tag and the textual content of the page that your link is on. Therefore it is becoming more important to increase link popularity by receiving links on different pages of different websites that have content that is similar to the content on your website.

Google also looks at the text that surrounds the link and determines how targeted that text is compared to the page that the link points to.

The algorithm also looks at the Title Tag of the page the link is on as well as important SEO factors such as H1 Tags and other META data.

I will stop here because I don’t want you to run away from my blog by stuffing you with so much in one sitting.

Take your time and go through the full article on how to increase link popularity, leisurely.

Prom dresses.

Till the time of our advanced age, we never stop looking forward to festivals or social gatherings.

We use those days as great opportunities to show our best dresses, designer watches, unique ties and shoes and what not?

Students are more eager than grown ups to impress others with their appearance.And they do get more occasions for that.

The final day at the school is one such day that gives a lot of excitement and fun for the final year students.

In the United States and Canada, a prom, short for promenade, is used to describe a formal dance held at the end of the high school academic year.

Boys usually dress in black tie and girls traditionally wear formal gowns or dresses adorned with a corsage given them by their date.

The dress they wear on this day is called prom dress. Students, parents and the school academic staff, all give great importance to prom dresses.

Countless hours and hundreds of dollars will be spent to buy the best prom dress. Each one will want to out smart their class mates. With their high school prom being one of the most memorable nights in their life, it is obvious that prom dresses are one of the most important items in any girl’s prom plans. Prom pictures will be a cherished treasure in the students’ life.

I too feel like ordering one for me.(sigh)

Social Security agency warns of e-mail scam.

May be for once I am glad that I am not in U.S.

I thought so after I read the news in computer world that phony e-mail seeks personal information, threatens to close accounts.

The U.S. Social Security Administration is warning the public about a fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the agency and designed to lure users into divulging personal information.
In a statement published on its Web site, the SSA said it has received several reports of an e-mail being circulated with the subject header of "Cost-of-Living for 2007 update."

The e-mail is designed to appear as if it were from the agency and provides information about a 3.3% benefit increase for 2007. It then proceeds to ask the recipient for personal information warning that those who failed to provide it by Nov. 11 would have their accounts suspended indefinitely.

Any experience mate?

Friday, November 10, 2006

We are constantly on the lookout for the latest in technology.

I think I meet head on Ron Sharon, owner of Zetta Global who says “We are constantly on the lookout for the latest in technology to offer our growing clientele,”, and I am also on the lookout for any computer related product that is an improvisation of its present version.

ZTMax is in my favorites and I check them up for new gadgets twice a week.

Today, I am pleasantly surprised to find two fantastic products that are tested, approved and already hit the market.

The photo you see displays the somewhat weird looking Multifunctional Digital Mini Speaker. But it looks ok in the closed position-what do you think?

This sleek and innovative mini speaker was created with you as a music lover in mind.

By using the latest in digital driver technology, and superior speaker design, it comes complete with a built in mp3 decoder chips, and supports all types of mp3 files.

The other important features are that it has a plug in SD/MMC card and a convenient USB port to be able to read any portable device and VCD reader. That is very thoughtful really.

And the best news is that its classic built in 1500mAH lithium battery can support hi-fi music for up to 10 hours.

The Multifunctional Digital Mini Speaker is priced at $49.95

Get your website a little push.

There is no denial of a fact that a website needs that extra push daily without fail.

Unfortunately many get frustrated due to want of knowledge. Getting your website reviewed and published in a blog or a forum with high page rank is extremely useful.

Here is one such service that does it for you.

Here is what is written there:
"In addition to having your website listed in our directory, you can also have your website reviewed right here within these pages. Website reviews will be concise and to the point. Your website review will contain a couple of paragraphs about your website and 3 or 5 links."

"YOU choose the keywords for your anchor text. YOU choose the pages we will link to. Deep links are perfectly acceptable! Each website review is written specifically for your website, so the content here will be unique. We also have installed several SEO-minded plugins, so your website review in these pages and your link in our directory are SEO friendly. Furthermore, your website review will remain in these pages for the life of the website. There is no renewal fee."

Go ahead and try it out and share your opinion here.

Whats the trendiest jewelry design today?

I am also an ordinary woman like you. I am truly fascinated by the exotic and unique design in jewelry.

I was on the look out for a great resource where I can keep myself updated on the latest arrivals in ear rings and bracelets.

I came across a wonderful Jewelry Discussion forum last week where I found out what those glamorous movie stars fancy now. I wanted to know what are the recommendations for specific events, do they prefer traditional diamond jewelry or do they go for more dazzling platinum made necklaces.

From antique to modern, everything about jewels and gems are discussed here passionately.
This is one place to discuss on the originality, design of antique or modern jewelry designs! Even as a guest you can read topics such as silver jewelry, silver pendant, the most expensive and durable platinum jewelry, eye catching titanium jewelry.

When RCI crowns Fairfield Resorts..

When over 80% of all fairfield resorts have been awarded a "Gold Crown" or "Resort of International Distinction" ranking by RCI (Resort Condominiums International), what else an international timeshare exchange needs to prove?

And this is an elite honor only the top 10% of timeshare properties throughout the world have earned.

Few would have imagined its present status when Fairfield began as a land development company selling subdivided lots, whole ownership condos and custom-built homes in large master-planned communities such as Fairfield Bay, Fairfield Sapphire Valley and Fairfield Glade in 1966.

It is not just by accident that their inventory boasts of a half-million rooms spans nearly every facet of lodging hospitality – from vacation ownership condos, to hotel rooms and suites, to vacation rentals of villas, cottages, bungalows, campgrounds, city apartments, fractional private residences or luxury destination clubs and boats.

Operating from their head quarters in Orlando, Florida with the help of 9000 employees, they serve over half a million families that enjoy the Fairfield lifestyle.

The company's new upper-end tier of luxury Presidential Suites and Adventure Club Continual innovations is an ample proof of their continuous innovation.

Throw your antivirus way.

With MS Windows Vista, which was released to manufacturing yesterday as per news papers today, Bill Gates assured that we may never need an external antivirus and firewall.

Oh my God! What a relief.

With due credit to Symantec and others, I place my trust on MicroSoft products more than on anyothers in the world.

If Bill Gates says so, then it will be so. Thats all. No further debate on this.

It seems Vista would be more secure than Windows XP.

Two such features -- namely Vista's new parental controls, and Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), which renders the object code of the system kernel in memory differently each time to thwart the designs of malicious code -- render his son's Vista machine comfortable enough for him to use, even though production-quality anti-virus software for the unit has yet to be completed.

Acknowledgements: Beta News.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Capella selects three students to run in the Antarctica marathon.

Capella University not only confines itself to quality teaching through their online degree programs but also finds great pleasure in awarding scholarships to deserving students.

The three Capella University students chosen to compete in the upcoming Antarctica Marathon are:
* One received a Purple Heart after being wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
* One lost 150 pounds through a commitment to running and healthy eating.
* One had to learn to walk again after breaking her neck in a car crash, and is a recent cancer survivor.

The event is scheduled to be held in King George Island on Feb. 26, 2007

The national leader, Capella University which was founded in 1993, is an accredited university that offers various online degree programs in business, information technology, education and human services.

This online university currently serves 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

It is advantage to bloggers with Skype’s beta 3.0

Skype 3.0 (for Windows) has just been released in Beta and there is plenty for bloggers to be excited about in the new features being added.

Click to Call - The new release includes ‘Click to Call’ which allows website owners to put an icon on their blog or site which allows readers to simply click it to call the site owner via Skype. This will be useful for many - although larger website owners could end up spending most of their day on skype.

To be able to have this ‘click to call’ functionality but to be able to charge per minute/hour etc and have the money earned go into a PayPal account would be an interesting feature to see added. Surely integration with PayPal is on the cards as both Skype and PayPal are owned by the eBay team.

Acknowledgment: Pro Blogger.

Phishing scams mainly responsible for 55 percent increase.

Phishing scams mainly responsible for 55 percent increase in online banking fraud in U.K., reports computer world.

The loss figure of $42.8 million isn't broken down by individual financial institutions as per Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS).

97% of the credit-card transactions within the U.K. are handled by HSBC Bank PLC and Barclays PLC.

Through phishing, criminals try to capture financial details through fraudulent e-mails and sophisticated fake banking Web sites. Account numbers, log-ins and passwords are often then sold online to other fraudsters who try to turn them into profit.

Surely a big chain of professional thieves are roaming the cyber space.

Almost all the e-commerce web sites are relentlessly warning user to check the websites and look for fraudulent SSL certificates.

I would say the users are also responsible of their losses.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Monex Deposit Company has announced…

America's gold, silver and precious metals investment leader Monex has announced through a web release that people can even buy 1/10th of an ounce of gold or silver through them and they even offer to store it for you at an independent bank or depository if you buy in bigger quantity.

At a time when the world demand for silver now exceeds annual production, there can never a better opportunity to stock up your precious metals like U.S. Government doing now.

But the choice is yours; you can buy either gold or silver in coin as well as ingot form.

Like every American, your best buys in fractional-ounce gold coins are American Eagles, Canadian Maple Leafs, or Krugerrands because Gold coins are easier to sell than gold bars.

As a shrewd buyer, make sure that you buy gold coins that are known for faultless business ethics. Monex has been serving the Americans for over 3 decades and their reputation is known even in India.

Just for your information, do you know that consumption of gold in jewelry accounts for about three-fourths of the world's production of gold?

Haven’t you heard Thomas Fuller’s golden words, “It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart”?

Your TV monitor may become obsolete.

This is just my opinion after I read the news in my local daily today that Microsoft will launch a new service later this month that allows customers to download movies and television programs through their Xbox 360 gaming consoles.

PC world also reports that the company has signed deals that allow it to sell or rent an initial 1000 hours of programming from CBS Broadcasting, Viacom's MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting System, Zuffa's Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

Look at this fantastic feature:
Movies will be available for rental and can be stored on the Xbox for up to 14 days, but once the movie starts playing the customer will have 24 hours in which to view it. The content will also be offered in high-definition format for an extra charge.

But movie lovers the world over will be sulking at this note that says the movies and TV programs will be available only in the U.S., at least initially.

The service will be available to Xbox Live subscribers from November.

The latest trends in spyware.

If you are using a broadband internet connection, then you must be aware of this report by Trend Micro

This Trend Micrio white paper discusses the latest trends in broadband, wireless, and network interconnectivity, and the progress of information exchange. It also highlights an example of emerging spyware that exposes users to the possibility of identity theft, data corruption, and personal profiling.

Main topics that are covered in this white paper discussion are Anti-Hacking, Anti-Virus, Best Practices, Cost Control - Risk Mgmt., Cyber Security, etc.

Well, it seems the master sadists are on the prowl again. I wonder what are up to next.

But for our part, we have stay alert and thwart these vicious attacks from our pc.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sometimes our selection may not be correct.

It is not always that we end up in right selection-be it purchase of an electronic utility item, or a small toy for the kid next door.

It would be better if we leave the choice to the shop keeper in certain matters; funeral flowers is one such area, where the florist knows much better than us. In their long years of service, they might have served different religions and customs.

Dot Flowers is a well known business house that has been catering to thousands of customers.
They are fully aware that flowers for funerals need extra care and novices may not always order appropriate floral arrangements.

But when ordering flowers for a funeral, the stakes are much higher.

You want the flowers to be delivered on time and be exactly as you ordered. After all, this is your last chance to say goodbye through your flowers, so it is all the important that they be just right.

With Dot Flowers, every order for funeral is meticulously undertaken and the address of delivery is carefully verified.

After delivery that is always made in time, they inform the sender that to let them know that the order has been verified and that everything is on schedule.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Another medico legal issue rocks America.

It seems there is no end to the miseries of U.S. citizens who are ever vulnerable to defective medications and medical devices. It is such a pity that they are affected by medicines that are initially approved by US Food and Drug Administration but are later found to produce harmful side effects.

The drug in dispute is fosamax, manufactured by Merck and used for treating Osteoporosis.

It is believed that Fosamax and other similar bisphosphonate drugs may cause osteonecrosis of the jaw by blocking the normal reproduction of bone cells.

Ok, I will clear your confusion.

Osteoporosis, a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced. Mostly women who have passed menopause are affected by this disease. Smoking is also considered as one of the causes apart from calcium and vitamin D deficiencies.

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is also commonly referred to as "dead jaw" and “fossy jaw”.

Hundreds of patients who are diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the jaw, have sought expert legal help from Parker & Waichman, LLP, the leader in defective pharmaceutical litigation.

The American Dental Association also took action by asking patients of Osteoporosis to notify their physician or dentist immediately if they have taken a bisphosphonate medication.

The ADA also recommends that patients tell their physicians and dentists that they are taking bisphosphonate medications before any dental work is performed.

It seems that in matters of such crisis, Parker & Waichman, LLP is the automatic choice being a leading products liability and personal injury law firm.

The firm is currently representing individuals injured by Vioxx, Bextra, Zyprexa, Ketek, and ReNu with MoistureLoc, Guidant Defibrillators and many other defective drugs and medical products.

For more information on Parker & Waichman, LLP, please visit:

Join the emerging industry and become prosperous.

The ever dependable internet has thrown countless avenues to earn and it is become a virtual paradise of sorts for job seekers.

The only problem the job seekers face is their ignorance of myriad opportunities.
I have great pleasure in introducing to them a wonderful avenue which hitherto untapped in a big way.

The industry is insurance and it offers fantastic opportunity for unemployed and retired persons beyond educational barriers.

If searched properly 1000s of vacancies are advertised from specialist financial recruitment agencies and direct employers.

If you are recruiting insurance or financial services personnel, or seeking a job in the insurance or financial services industry, then visit now Insurance Jobs Board that advertises the widest range of insurance jobs, from the leading specialist recruiters and Industry employers in the UK.

They claim that their site is operated to enable all industry professionals involved in hiring within the market the opportunity to advertise vacancies to job seeking Insurance professionals

Insurance Jobs Board offers both recruiters and job seekers unrivaled access to the widest pool of available candidates and current vacancy opportunities in the market.

Insurance Jobs Board is the primary online resource for recruiting & attracting the best candidates that are available and job seeking on the market.

A great free tool for your PC.

It is a known fact that our PC should be periodically scanned for viruses but it is quite common we do not take this seriously.

A survey indicates that more than 75% of the internet users are neglecting to protect their computer from hackers.
More than the viruses, we must be on guard against malicious Spyware that gathers our private information such as passwords, credit card details without our knowledge.

Many users are not aware of the disturbing fact that anitivirus softwares are not made to remove spywares and adwares.

AdwareCavern provides advanced protection from known data-mining, aggressive advertising, trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components. You can scan your PC online for free.

So, what are you waiting for?