• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Google Adsense PiN process

If you have signed up for Goodle adsense and using it after approval, you need to know about Adsense PIN procedure.When your earnings cross 10 dollars, Google will mail you a post card containing a number (five digit in my case).Once you get the card you can enter the number in the logged in adsense account and make it active and enabled to receive payments.Until then your payments would have a 'hold' on them.The minimum threshold for monthly payment is Rs 100$ .See the pictures of PIN Card.

It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to get the PIN mailer based on where you are located on earth.Indian publishers usually get it at around a month.So this is a painful process for them.My PIN was generated on January 14 and i got it on March 15.ie about 62 days.PIN mailers are sometimes lost in countries such as India.You can ask them to resend another after 21 days of generation.All the three would contain the same number so you can use the first one you get on hand.I got impatient and generated the second one on February 22.
Anyway i got it....Thanks god ........

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Setting your own domain for Blogspot Blog

If you have a blog at blogger and you want to have your own domain so that you can do away with the word 'blogspot' in the url of your blog.If you are buying the domain from blogger setting it to work with your blog at blogger is quite easy.Here the other case is described.

I have a blog http://digitaltyke.blogspot.com at blogger.I already have a domain i bought some months ago from dynadot.Domains bought from dynadot are not the best one to host your blog at blogger because they need a fixed ip to be entered for http://digitaltyke.com.This is compulsory.The following method is the workaround.

  1. Login to Dynadot.Reach control panel of your domain.
  2. Use Dynadot DNS
  3. Use DOS command prompt or linux terminal of your computer
  4. Type "ping gh.google.com"

  5. Find the ip address from the message - as seen in the image
  6. From "Advanced DNS Dynadot Service",enter the above ip address in the "IP ADDRESS" field which is a required field (not optional).

  7. In the optional "CNAME Records" field,add a record "www.digitaltyke.com" and enter the value "ghs.google.com"

  8. Now click "Use Dynadot DNS" to update the DNS entry.
  9. It takes minimum 20 minutes for the entry to get functional and to be globally available.It is better to check the next day.Checking suddenly won't yield desired results anyway
  10. Log in to Blogger Dashboard and Select your blog's control panel.
  11. From the "Setting" tab , go to "Publishing" page.Then switch to "Custom Domain" and enter the domain you have like "http://www.digitaltyke.com"
  12. Tick the "Redirect digitaltyke.com to www.digitaltyke.com" option and click "save settings".

  13. The site should be ready the next day.
If there is anything wrong in the method,pls comment so that it may be useful for dynadot and blogger users.