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Google means professionalism

My association with Google started some years ago.I used many of their products and still like them even though they gather my personal information, my browsing habits etc for improving their products and for developing stronger marketing and advertising strategies.In 2007, i got signed up as an adsense publisher and now i am getting regular cheques from them.

Usually the cheques are sent on the last week of a month.The dates would be like May 25, June 24, August 25, September 26 etc.But in December, the cheques are send on 19th of December.This is because they know that it is going to get delayed due to christmas and new year holidays.So they plan it earlier so that publishers get the cheques on time.Professionalism can be observed in such minute incidents.

Don't Waste Opportunities

One fine morning, it was yet another hectic day at the busy cash counter of a leading bank.A young man pointed a pistol to the cashier and shouted to him to fill a bag he gave with the other hand with money.He shouted, "Make it fast".
The unexpected attack got the clients and banking staff present there in utter shock.For the love of his life , the cashier loaded the bag with bundles of currency.To create an atmosphere of terror, he fired some shots over the head damaging seriously tube lights and composite panel cieling.
Once he got hold of the bag he was making way to the exit.Suddenly the gigantic bank robberer turned back and walked back to the bank manager who rushed in at the spot.Since the theif did not used a mask everyone in the room photographed his face in their mind.
He asked the manager, "Did u see my face?".
The brave manager even though with fear inside replied strongly, "yes i saw it".A bullet for him was the reply while all the others made sc…

A Beautiful Mind

Some people are gifted with a beautiful mind.Let me correct the sentence again.All people are
gifted with beautiful minds and are unique.It is just that you recognize it's quality a little late.

Mr Arun is a billionaire Indian businessman based in New York.One afternoon he walked in to a bank in New York.He requested a loan of 5000 $.The banker declined stating that they need
necessary security for granting the loan.Arun gladly gave the keys of his red Ferrari parked in
bank's parking area.Suddenly his loan was granted.When we was walking out , the banker
thought that what a fool Arun is.Since he pledged a car worth 2,50,000 $ for a meagre amount
of $5000.He couldn't help stop laughing thinking about the foolishness.Soon a bank employee
took the car to the underground parking area of the bank.

After 2 weeks, Arun came back to the bank and returned the $5000.He paid an additional $16 as interest for two weeks.The banker told him that he was glad doing banking with Arun and he
could …

Mr Anthuley Enough is Enough

People are shocked when they heard Mr Anthuley playing the communal cards and eyeing minority votebank by saying that he is suspicious of Karkare's death.This was not the right time.You had enough time later when the nation is going to face the polls.It was an unbecoming of your office.You will have to face the wrath of common man for sometime.They will forget later since you have trained them to do so.This is the time to see the indian citizens as indians and not to see them as hindu, muslim, christian, sikh, tamil, punjabi, bihari, maratha..etc.

A minister who says the same language that pakistan uses...This time minorities won't stand with you to dance with your tricks........Not this time.

President George Bush Thrown Shoe in Iraq

George Bush is leaving his chair in a rather sad note.He is himself worried about the economy and his image and stature in US and around the world is the lowest currently.His foreign
policies made him a figure to hate upon around the world.He was a war monger and he gets bored when there is no war.I heard this in a film.

Now an Iraqi media person throws his shoes at Mr. Bush.Thanks to his acrobatic skills that
helped him to duck at the correct moment.

People of Iraq hates him.But is this the way to treat him?Many say that he raided Iraq for oil and water from Tigris.Some consider him as the new face of imperialism in the 21st century.A man who acts for his corporate bosses.As a coward who withdrew from the Kyoto protocol.

He cannot escape the sins saying that he acted in the interest of the people of America.As per
the US government census of 2007, the poverty rate in America is 12,5 percent.37.3 million
people are living in poverty there.So he should be dealing problems in his country when …

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Digital Inspiration Blog Review

Digital Inspiration is the personal blog of an IIT Engineer called Amit Aggarwal.It can be reached by the url .The buzz about this blog is that he was successful in making serious money through his blog earlier hosted at blogger.Currently is powered by Wordpress and looks definitely good on your browser.

Digital Inspiration offers reviews of common software, general computer tips, making money online, news from the web etc.He blogs in simple english keeping an average web user in mind.This indian blogger is a premium adsense publisher and he earns great from this blog.

We can see that he has not put any ads that is going to irritate a general user.All he does is put relevant ads on his neatly designed page.No popups are present on this site and it is absolutely safe to browse.

There are many ways in which social power of the users is taken in to consideration.A geographical map of the user's location is available.iGoogle gadget…

Buy Used DVDs, CDS and Used Media at Webkinz

For purchases of more than 50 dollars ,you are eligible for discounts on valid online purchases of cds, dvds, used medias etc.Enter the coupon code BMSMOCT8.

Microsoft Auto Collage 2008

Microsoft Auto Collage 2008 is a software for you to create a collage using your favorite photos.You can print it once you create the collage.The software mixes your images and presents the output.See image below for example.

Chitika Premium + Google Adsense Contest December 2008

Contest Objective
To find the best placement way of Google Adsense + Chitika Premium Ads.

See the above image for example.......
The Prizes (the phone of their choice)
Apple iPhone 3G 8GbGoogle/T-Mobile G1 Android phoneBlackberry Storm
Consolation Prize
Two consolation prices of 200 $ each.

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Ginger Hotels December 2008 Offer

Now you can get a flat 10 percent off in all hotel bookings at ginger hotels through travelguru.

Online Indian Ad Network Komli Review

Komli Inc is an indian ad network that provides banner advertising.Many indian advertisers are using Komli to reach out to indian diaspora around the globe.Do not use komli if your visitors are not ninety percent Indians.Komli has NRI ads of bharatmatrimony and simplymarry.

Komli is a system that is oriented towards the advertiser.That is if you can advertise to people in india at damn cheap costs.Comparing to advertising on other networks, advertising on komli is damn cheap.The after effect is that Komli pays less to the publisher.

For publishers, komli is a flop scene.Your ads are going to be clicked less than google adsense ad.The CTR would be too low.The EPM rates are unimaginably low.The only positive is that you get to see the earnings billed in Rs on the reports.Do you feel proud to be an Indian?

Click here for Komli Website
We do not recommend this service.

At the signed up user can see the following screen
Once you sign up you can see the dashboard and revenu…

A Wonder Bank Called Time

We all are account holders of a great bank where on everyday our account have an opening balance of 86400 and goes to the next working day with zero balance.

The name of the bank is "TIME".Every morning 86400 seconds are deposited in this account.

If you have not used the seconds for good acts, you need to write off the amount each night.If you do acts of kindness and goodness, certainly there would be nothing left at night.

Every new day in this bank, a new account is opened.There is no overdraft facility available here.

You are failure if you cannot use the sum deposited by the day.Because you cannot walk back in time .The rewind button is seldom present.This bank do not sanction loans expecting your future growth or returns.

So we can only live back the life with today's deposits, certainly not tomorrows.

So use the deposits judiciously for creating maximum happiness and goodness around you. Remember the clock are ticking as well as time.

Save Energy Using CFLs

CFLs or Compact Florescent Lamps are household names now a days.The trend emerged in the 90s in India.Anert the kerala government's energy conservation agency sold these lamps at subsidy to encourage usage of these lamps which were heavily priced when they were introduced.

CFL is a miniature of your fluorascent tube.It has an electronics ballast and a small phosphor coated tube.The ballast creates high frequency current in the range of 40Khz or more.This current causes the gas inside the tube to emit ultraviolet waves.This UV rays are absorbed by the phosphor coating of your CFL tube and it emits white light.

CFLs lasts around 5 years much more than an incandescent lamp.It consumes less electricity and provides more illumination.So even though cost is higher , as you use it ,it will be okie.
Havells india offers good CFLs at economic rates though cheaper CFLs are available from Khaitan and Bajaj.

Click here to read the user guide of Havells CFL (PDF)

Cost of Havells CFL
Havells CFL 15W …

How to Edit Joomla Footer Text?

If you are a person running a site using the open source content management system joomla, you would have noticed the copyright notice on the bottom portion of the page.You are already linking to Joomla showing solidarity in the about us page of your website and if you want to modify the footer text.Here is how it is done.

In Joomla 1.5.7, footer is a module named module 1.5.7.So the developers have made the facility for you to remove it if you do not want that.Go to Extensions --------> Module Manager

If you want to edit the two copyright lines, find en-GB.mod_footer.ini file in languages/en-GB/ directory of your Joomla site.Edit the text FOOTER1 and FOOTER2 to whatever you want to display.

And See the final output , the footer of your joomla site.

How to get a death certificate in Kerala?

My father took his last breath at a hospital in mavelikkara in Kerala.The hospital guys would report to the local authority.That is the municipality.For a death certificate you need to apply at the municipality or panchayat.
Pay Rs 10 and ask for an application form.Buy a stamp paper of Kerala Government worth Rs 10 from licenced vendors.(The persons who write the legal papers of a land)Buy a court Fee stamp worth Rs 1 from there.Paste the stamp in the application form and fill in the required info carefully like name of the deceased persons, name of his parent, his address , your address etc.Buy a A4 size thick whitepaper from a nearby bookshopStaple the form, the paper and the stamp paper.Fill a challan form(kerala government) for paying the required fees.
Pay a fees of Rs 7 and get the receipt.
They will print the certificate on the stamp paper and other contents on the whitepaper.After sealing and signing they will give you the certificate after taking the receipt.

Dormant September and October for Digital Tyke

There are no fellow guest bloggers for digital tyke to move it with time when i got busy in september and october.I lost my father on October 7, 2008.He was hospitalised on September 12 due to a stroke and he passed away because of a cardiac arrest.In such circumstances, one cannot blog .Since we don't have guest bloggers.Those periods were dry with no new post............

Reliance Big TV buying Experience

You should be cautious when buying reliance products.This is what people use to say over here.Because reliance would have terms of service that suits them and would have not much for the customer.I called the customer service number which is busy every time because it is toll free.Toll free numbers could handle only lesser number of calls at a time.This is my experience calling different toll free numbers.Do not try to call Big TV Toll free number.You won't get it.It is always busy.

The other number costs more than an STD.Yeah it is an STD call.I guess it is to knowledge park or some sort of relaince data center............blah blah blah..................An operator will tell you how to buy the product............She will ask you to go to the nearest Webworld and buy the get started kit for 1990 or 2190.Then again call the call center and request for installation.

You Know What I did Last Tuesday
I walked out of my home and rode my bajaj ct100 and visited the electronics shop near my…

Reliance BIG TV DTH Launched

The wait is over for many TV set owners planning to switch to Direct to Home Reception of Satellite TV Channels.Those guys were waiting for the Reliance BIG TV.Everyone expected it to be so cheap and guessed Mr. Ambani would share his fortune with the common man and would make cheap channel loaded DTH service for him.

It is true that those guys have more channels at the rate they give.South Indian customers would be charged less because of the presence of cheaper SUN Direct there.Sundirect offers 1 year validity DTH for Rs 1999 .So reliance who wanted to offer the cheapest ran in and offered at Rs 1990/-.

Rs 1990 includes
GSK or Get Started KIt and Set Top Box worth Rs 1450/-Rs 500/- worth recharge couponsOne year validity included in this packageInstallation included in the priceThey mention about some 30 movie channels.God knows about themFacility to connect to mutiple TV at discount rates.It might be a trap.Don't teach Ambanis to make traps.Think of the Rs 500 phone they sold in 2…

Idea Cellular Hikes Unlimited GPRS Internet Tariff

The guys at Idea are the best ones doing fraud legally.I have been mentioning this fact in my previous posts too.Unlimited Internet access via GPRS and EDGE costed Rs 9 per day on your mobiles for some time.Now they have hiked it to 25 Rs.Airtel has also hiked the charge.It is interesting to note that this is a time when BSNL has started giving CDMA 1X service at 250 Rs per month.

Rs 9 -------> Rs 25

I do not justify this hike blaming inflation.Moreover the service sucks.It get disconnected now and again.To deactivate you need to call the customer care number which is always busy.This time i tried calling continuously for 2 hours.At last got connected and deactivated the plan.The call center guy told me that existing customers can still use the service at Rs 9 for six months after activation as a token from Idea.

The customer care of idea sucks.It is always busy.Is this the way to run a business that has value?I had invested some money in idea stocks through their IPO.It is good that …

5 DIN MAHABACHAT Offer BigBazaar

You might have heard about the 5 DIN MAHABACHAT Offer running in BigBazaar shops.The same offers are available for online shopping at their shopping site futurebazaar.If you are a smart shopper, check this thing out.This offer is valid during 13th August 2008 to 17th August 2008.

BSNL CDMA 2000 IX and EVDO Wireless Internet Service s

The bsnl guys have done it again.2Mbps wireless internet connection unlimited at 550 Rupees per month.In Kerala, they are offering EVDO service (high speed wireless broadband internet) at select locations.Here are the charges
Cost of Modem PCMCIA type for Laptops and Desktops: Rs 3500
Activation charge: Rs 500
Monthly charge: Rs 550 for unlimited usage.
Minimum Hire Period: 3 months

If you love to use a bsnl modem on hire ,because you do not mind paying double it's cost as rent to avoid getting it repaired at your cost when it gets damaged.
Rent for modem: 200
Security Deposit for that stuff: Rs 1000



In most of the other areas, you can avail a slower version called cdma 2000 1x which is theoretically 144 kbps.So in reality the net can be much slower.
Cost of Modem: Rs 2800 (Now reduced to 2200)
Activation charge: Rs 250
Monthly charge: Rs 250 for unlimited usage.
Minimum Hire Period: 3 months

For the guys who link to rent the bsnl dumb mo…

Google Adsense Offers Youtube Video Ads to Indians

Now Indian Publishers can make youtube adsense video players from there adsense account.Google have tied up with some content partners whose videos would be shown in the player along with ads.Embedded Video Player Codes can be generated from the YouTube account after logging in via Adsense account.You need to give youtube access to your adsense account.

Click here to know more

Download Videos and Music through Peer to Peer Network

Peer to Peer Networking is a computer network where each member is an equal.In this concept, there is no centralized server that has a lot of bandwidth and resources.Instead the powers are delegated to the individual members.The bandwidth of the individual members powers the network.One of the applications of Peer to Peer Networking is file sharing.Users can share files from their desktops to the whole world via P2P Client Softwares installed in their machines.There are different variants of this networks.

Bittorrent is an application layer file sharing P2P protocol.The files you share do not reside in your pc but it's chunks are distributed over the internet.Details of the where abouts of the file can be obtained if your client software has a small file with the .torrent extension.So if you have the torrent file and a bittorrent client software , you can get the file some one has uploaded.

Bittorrent Client Software is available for download free of cost from the company Bittorrent…

ICICI Lombard Health Insurance

ICICI Lombard General Insurance is a private insurance company in India.They are one of the boons that liberalisation has given us.I needed to renew the third party liability motor vehicle insurance of my bajaj ct100 motorcycle.I visited the office of United India Insurance.They guys there consider people visiting there to pay premium as refugees.They favours payment via agent who would share their money with these crooks.I hate the office and i am planning to buy icici lombhard insurance the next time for my bike and car.The insurance of my car expired last month.I was unaware of the last date.But i knew an employee in United India Insurance (This one belonged to a different office).I paid him Rs 950 for premium worth Rs 780.

ICICI lombard is offering health insurance.

RakshaBanshan 2008 Falls on August 16th

The Indian festival Rakshabandhan falls on August 16th this year.It is a festival of brotherhood and the celebration of love between brothers and sisters.On this auspicious day,Brothers give sweet to their sisters and in return they tie a thread around his wrist.The knot called Rakhi depicts that he is bound to the girl as his brother even though he is born in a different family.The brother is required to protect the girl.The security of the girl is in the responsibility of the guy from now on.

This tradition is still now as the remembrance of bond between Lord Sreekrishna and Draupati (Wife of Pancha Pandavas).This is not a festival celebrated by hindus but by the indians as a whole.

Stylish Rakhis are available in the markets for this festival.Here are couple of Links where you can buy online.
1. FernsnPetals Flower Shop

Send Raksha Bandhan Gifts and Rakhis

2. Rediff Shopping

Best Rakhi Offers with Free shipping

Manorama Dhathri Ayurveda Kendra Contest

Manorama Online and an ayurveda resort is running a contest.You need to answer a question that is posted on the site everyday.Winners get some kit as prize (might be hair oil and ayurveda creams from the sponsors).Mega prize is a 14 day rejuvenating ayurveda treatment at their resort.The question would be about the ayurveda company.To find answer to the questions visit the damn website

This is where the contest happens .Click here
If the above link does not work visit Manorama Website before it gets expired.

Date with Brazilian Model Bruna

You can date with brazilian model Bruna if you win a Colgate contest.The contest shows a video of the colgate ad.For those who do not want to see the video, read the description below:-

A young man is stopped by a police vehicle which is airing siren and is parked in the rear of his car.A sexy girl clad in police uniform approaches the man in the driving seat and he is asked to blow air to a machine she holds.The idea is to test whether he si drunk or not.He does that as instructed confidently.When he does that the air flows through and make the hair of the police officer dances.She removes her helmet and make her hair free and asks to the confused man to do it again to which he does happily to her face.The smell gets her excited and she asks him to do it again greedily.He does that in wonder.Now a colgate tooth paste pack is shown and a narrator tells us that in colgate maxfresh there are thousands of cooling crystals that provides freshness in every breath and it makes a max asar on …

BSNL Landline @ Twenty Rs in rural UP

That is great news for the customer, particularly when people are returning their good old BSNL landline connections.In rural areas of Uttar Pradesh,there is a new scheme where 200 Rs is required for a landline connection.This can be paid as installments of Rs 20.
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