Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Build your own shopping cart easily.

Opening an online shopping mall requires an in depth knowledge about today’s customers’ shopping preferences. Technologically, online shopping has undergone a sea of change and accordingly, software developers are continuously bringing advanced features in shopping cart that are more user friendly.

Equally, hackers become smarter and are able to breach any advanced security built in with all the ecommerce websites.

The third major concern is the stability of the system. In other words, shopping cart software should be capable to handle breakdowns and data loss. Cookies are very important for any online business and cannot be neglected.

Ashop Commerce is a leading ecommerce solutions provider that has taken care of all the above features in their shopping cart software. As a customer, you can build your own shopping cart and test drive it for ten days before subscribing to their facility.

They allow the merchant to build an online store capable of competing with the webs most powerful sites for a simple, low monthly fee.

Capturing the right moment.

Some smiles can’t be seen or repeated again-right? A smile or a laugh or a look of shock that is expressed naturally cannot be mimicked.

This is especially so when see something beautiful outside or when you hear an amusing story or when you see a stupid title in the news paper. When it is recollected and recounted to somebody, you can only describe the incident or event but you cannot play back the exact emotion.

Such wonderful emotions and expressions can be captured as it is and reviewed later with the help of a digital photo frame. It is just like playing a VCD in your computer. But viewing with digital picture frame, you don’t require a computer.

See the picture of a 15 inch digital picture frame here. This digital photo frame comes with a remote control device and built in speakers. This instrument is compatible with JPEG, MP4, DivX, AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV formats.

This means that you can also view movie clips that have been taken with your camera, even play music in the background.

Isn’t the idea wonderful?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Online comparison shopping service.

I am not a fortune teller but still I foresee a bright future for The range of consumer electronics and computer related entertainment products, household utilities and sports gear on which they offer price comparison can soon suffocate their server due to heavy traffic.

Next is their excellent buying guide for a big range of products. For example, if you want buy a new coffee maker, you can find useful information about various types of coffer makers and how to buy one. And if you want to buy the latest blender for you kitchen, you can compare prices of several blenders and then choose the right one.

To write about their product range, I may have to fill in several pages in this blog. So, I would recommend you to pay a visit to their site.

Read 26 social bookmarking headlines.

I open up Digg, Furl, YouTube, Google news one by one at least once a day. It is mandatory for me. It is like reading daily news paper. I feel restless if I don't read news paper and these social bookmarks.

Pop Urls is a web site that displays headlines from 26 social bookmarking and news web sites.
Here is the list:
Google news.
Yahoo news.
Stumble upon.
Clip marks.

You are allowed to change the background and font color, font size and even the layout. Keep your mouse over a headline and you can view a brief of that story in a small box.

Thank you Subhash.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Captain Chris’ close combat training.

The landlord of our just moved in house is an ex-service man. He is now 66 years old. But he says that he is 66 years young and we could not hide our envy. He is absolutely fit to act in movies as a stunt man.

He was regaling us with his military days and the basic training camp that is supposed to be the test of one’s endurance physically and mentally.

He was telling us in great detail about his close combat training and showed us many scars on his body he carries with pride. When my son raised some questions on hand to hand combat methods, he patiently revealed a lot of hidden truths about martial arts and how it can prepare oneself to face any kind of threatening situation.

I thought the craze for martial arts among the youth has long since disappeared but he strongly refuted my theory. He then asked me if I have ever heard about Captain Chris’ close combat training and his dedicated services to this important self defense method.

I said no. I could see his disappointment in his face about my lack of knowledge but he quickly regained his composure and requested me and my son to have a look at Chris’ web site.

An interesting tidbit of information:

Soldiers in China were trained in unarmed combat as early as the Zhou Dynasty during 1022 BC to 256 BC.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Carry your complete library in your pocket.

Amazon kindles you. Amazon has introduced a revolutionary gadget called "Kindle".

When you buy that, you can do the following:
*Read your daily news paper.
*Read your books and magazines.
* Read 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
* Buy a book online and it is delivered instantly in your gadget.
* Want to try a new news paper? You will get two weeks free trial.
* Read a few pages of book free of charge and then buy.
* No WiFi, hotspot, wires or clutters.
* Wihispernet enables you to wirelessly search, discover, download, and read content on the go.
* No monthly bills for this wireless connection.

Other features:

* More than 88,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.

* New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.

* Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.

* Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.

* Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.

* Holds over 200 titles.

* Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.

* Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—

* Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.

Read the testimonial of Toni Morrison-Nobel Laureate:

"It's lighter, I can carry it, and I can have more at my disposal..."

Credit with thanks to:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Early Childhood Education from Capella University.

Being a lecturer of mathematics involved other chores such as counseling parents. During one such session, I was terribly embarrassed to face the mother of one of my students who literally fell on her knees and begged me to give special mathematics coaching to her child studying in 2nd standard. I only handle high school and college students.

I somehow convinced her that I don’t teach kindergarten children and promised to talk to the teacher of her child.

But I know that there is no need for that as I am aware of the short comings of the said kindergarten teacher. Many such teachers if they study Master of Science (MS) in Education – Early Childhood Education from capella university, they will do a great service to the nation.

Capella’s masters degree specialization in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare teachers to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children.

Most of the kindergarten teachers require further training to understand child psychology, classroom management, and early childhood learning environment.

The curriculum of Capella’s masters degree specialization in Early Childhood Education includes all the above.

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited, fully online university that offers graduate online degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, public health, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Address Magic.

I am one of those who keep several email accounts. I keep checking each email periodically.
Some times I get confused among various names that I remember. I would not know to which email contact a name belongs to.

Address Magic quickly and easily copies addresses books between the most popular e-mail applications such as Outlook Express, Eudora, Mozilla, Netscape, Pegasus, Thunderbird etc.

Address Magic preserves all your contact information, including phone numbers, addresses, notes, and distribution lists. With its unique "three click conversion," Address Magic takes the guesswork out of finding files and matching fields. Address Magic comes with an unconditional money-back guarantee that it will work to your satisfaction.

You can buy this software from here.


GPS tracker stick.

Let me elaborate. We all drive in our car to a new location once in a way. It may be to a new hotel or a friend's house for the first time. As a student, we may get lost inside the campus.

There is no need to be embarrassed. This happens to many. For them (I included), the new GPS super tracker stick is essential to carry along wherever they go.

It records all its own movements. In short, it records anything that moves. The Super Trackstick records its own location, time, date, speed, heading, altitude and temperature at preset intervals.

How it works:
It is said to receive signals from satellites.
Do you know that it is connected to 24 satellites?
It is works on the planet Earth completely.
Your exact location and the route traveled can be viewed and played back directly within Google™ Earth.
Everything is included and there are no monthly fees.

Courtesy: Earth Products and Accessories.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Valuable business leads from Martin Worldwide.

It was 2.30 Am when the party ended and the guests started to leave. Every second Saturday night, we have this party at one of friend’s house. It is jus our usual gathering always but once in a way, the host will surprise the guests by inviting a celebrity.

Last week, three elderly males were present that were new to us. They were introduced as specialists in helping unemployed to get a hold on online business that requires no upfront money to a third party but only a moderate fee to this group as consultant fees.

Since, I consider myself as more experienced in the Internet than them; I was not really attentive to them. But I saw many house wives were clustered around the group for most of the time, listening and asking cheerfully.

I saw a familiar face secretly advancing towards me and asked me if I know anything about an Internet marketing tool called business leads. My reply was affirmative naturally as I have myself bought business leads once and helped my school management also to market their admission campaign with a mailing list.

After a few minutes, the number of people near me swelled to seven and I realized that my personal business leads increased by seven. (smile)

Big business ventures approach Martin Worldwide that possesses a database of over 290 million consumers and 14 million U.S. businesses and is one of the only major list providers to guarantee its data integrity in writing.

Portal for Indian Youth.

Ho, ho.. here is one more website where Indian youth can interact and probably waste their valuable time.

Om2U says it is a cool young Indian community. I see it a chance to meet Indians all over the world.

The promoters say that this web site is created to enhance Internet Entrepreneurship. Yes, one can happily chat, discuss new business, share whats on their mind and all the friils of social networking are not missing here too.

Members can create a blog and post their interests. Pictures of favorites can be uploaded for others to enjoy.

Well, one more adda?

Use RoamDrive to store files.

Without sending an email attached with your important files, you can store them using your free email provided by Google and Yahoo.

Yahoo is giving unlimited email account. Gmail is giving 2GB. And we are not using even 10% of it. So why not utilize that free space to store our files? We can save a lot of money in this way. No need for a flash drive any more.

Link your web email to Roam Drive.
Just drag and drop your files, pictures and videos on your Roam Drive account and access them anywhere in the world.

At present they are supporting Hotmail and Gmail. This is a free offer.

Thank you Silki.

Organization of Mothers of Twins!

The news of twins naturally doubled our happiness. After so many anxious months, my friend gave birth to twin males last night in Virginia.

Doctors have diagnosed high BP that put her on lot of restrictions on her food. She was worried that she will give birth to less weight baby. But all are safe now.

She now has to cope up the problems of a parent of twins. She requires a lot of advice on various parenting issues related to twin children. She has to find an experienced nurse first. Then she must look for proper dress for the kids.

Fortunately for her, she can interact with other parents of twins through, the Internet’s first social networking for moms and dads and Internet’s first search engine for baby products. launches with 32,000 listings and over 120,000 reviews from real parents who want to share their advice on baby products, services, and activities in 5,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. from New York to L.A., Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Miami. begins its relationship with parents before the baby is born by addressing the specific—and multiple—local needs of soon-to-be-moms, from doulas and pregnancy massages to maternity stores and birthing classes.

There is even a club called National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. that is listed in

The worst customer service in UCO bank.

There is a limit one can tolerate impoliteness and inadequate services. UCO bank today denied me a cheque book without any reason at first and shortage of cheque books later.

The person who talked to me at first was rude and said flatly, "No, I can't give you a cheque book". No reason was given and he immediately went about doing his work as if I was not even there. Such impoliteness can't be tolerated by anyone.

I have been an account holder in that bank since 1990. It is no way to treat a long standing customer. The entire residents of Korattur have been silently tolerating the inefficient services of this bank.

Sometimes, cheque books were not issued even for a month. When queried, a staff will always say, " No stock received from the head office".

Their printer will go out of order very frequently and you can't update your pass-book.

Today, the manager tried to pacify me saying that only one cheque book will be given to a person. Why we do customers request a cheque book? There is some purpose behind their request.

The staff is conveniently forgetting that the bank is run for customers only and they are getting paid by the account holders.

Other private and multi national banks will treat every customer as a VIP. Cheque books and demand drafts will be door delivered.

Oh, what a b(u)ank! These nationalized banks are still traveling in bullock cart. What the so called FII (foreign institutional investor) are seeing in India. Probably an opportunity to provide better service?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Any recommendations for a digital diary?

I am shopping for a handy digital diary that should come with at least 1 GB memory. It is my practice to seek recommendations or feedback on a product that I intend to buy online.

Since my business has expanded beyond my expectations, my contacts also increased. Most of the time, I may need to contact someone while I am on the move.

I can no longer carry my physical address book. I need it to be replaced with a digital diary. Any particular brand that you liked? I am open for suggestions. Don’t limit yourself.

My budget is open.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Effective use of balance transfer option.

Not all Credit Card Balance Transfer offer the same benefits. Each credit card differs in their offers.

Some may give you a free period before the interest is charged. In other words, you get an interest holiday period when you opt for a balance transfer facility.

I hold three different credit cards and so far I have never exercised the balance transfer option because I don’t know whether it saves money.

Then, someone recommended me to look up at the for comparison of credit cards. Though I was not looking to buy another credit card, the site gave me enough insight on balance transfer facility and its advantages.

When I told my husband what I learnt, he gave me a hard look and said, “So you can have your cake and eat it too?” and he is right!

CreditCardSearchEngine features several offers from leading U.S Credit Card issuers such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank and leading brands Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.

Free press release for you.

Time and again, I have read the views and suggestions of veteran Internet marketers and they have emphatically conveyed that press release is the best way to propagate your website or blog.

I thought press release involves lot of money till I stumbled on to It offers both free and paid press releases. PR Compass is online press release service that offers both free and paid distribution to search engines, newswires and websites.

What is unique about PRCompass is the press release writeup is rated by the members of and then only gets published.

Your press release gets submitted to Google and yahoo news, major social bookmarks that include Digg, Technorati, Delicious and MySpace. It also goes to several RSS feeds and search engines.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Page Rank reduction issue.

But is there any real point in discussing about the Google page rank reduction? I suppose none was spared. I too got the stick in many of my blogs.

The baffling issue is the speculation about the entire episode which is not really helping the victims to correct their so called wrong doing.

Some attribute the link farm generated by networking as the reason for page rank reduction and some say that pro bloggers are penalized for their involvement with all the internet marketing websites who pay bloggers to write about the advertisers' products and services in their blog.

If only Google says openly about the reasons for their action....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Journey Lite’s weight loss solution.

“Mala, look at me, I am a full pregnant woman and my bulging stomach is shadowed by my obesity; I envy you for your slender frame”-said the complaining voice of my sister.

I know she is over weight even before marriage. She is a very good eater but that is obviously proving to be detrimental to her.

I suspect she showed much indifference to the doctor’s advice. Her baby is due in about two weeks. Could she probably undertake a lapband surgery? I know that Tampa lap band surgery is near risk free and that might be an ideal solution for her over indulgence at the dining table.

The lap band surgery is a discovery of a genius. In this procedure the size of the ever craving stomach is shrunk considerably with the help of a gastric band that is tied around the upper part of the stomach. This procedure will allow you to feel full and satisfied while you actually eat less and lose excess weight.

Journey Lite is a fast growing network of specialized surgical facilities, highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons and a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the safest and least invasive surgical weight-loss solution and the most comprehensive support programs available today.

I advised my sister to contact her doctor and explore the possibility of having a lap band surgery.

Do books earn you friends?

There will not be a single 'NO' for an answer to the above question.

We choose to buy books on recommendations and reviews. We read reviews on line and still ask around if anyone has read that particular book and if so, what is their feedback.

For me, I have earned quite a lot of friends because of books only and we all still keep in touch, share books and save money, offer tips and reviews and we even meet occasionally.

Shelfari is such a web site that facilitates all the above. Shelfari makes it easy to see what your friends are reading, what others with similar tastes have enjoyed, and even get and give book recommendations.

With Shelfari, you can meet like minded persons from any corner of the world; isn't that wonderful?

Beautiful blogger template.

I have tolerated several criticisms on my choice of templates which all looked alike. Of course I am not hurt or offended. What to do, I am not a techie to hack templates. I always depend on someone else's help.

For example, I liked this beautiful template called Andreas02 designed by
Look at the header image, it reminds of a highway that leads you to far off; a sense of infinity hangs around this image.

And there are many tabs that can be used for efficient navigation. Overall, this is a good template. I like it.