Thursday, September 18, 2008

Shareaholic the Easy Way of Bookmarking


If you love Social Book Marking and link-sharing this is a must add-on to your Firefox Browser. Shareaholic is a web 2.0 social networking tool allowing you to share and submit web pages to your fave bookmarking sites. this tool is very handy in engaging your submissions to digg, del.icio.us, facebook, friendfeed, google bookmarks, google reader notes, kaboodle, magnolia, mixx, myspace, pownce, reddit, stumbleupon, tumblr, twitter, and ycombinator without messing your browser.

This grand prized winner add-on lets you quickly evaluate web page popularity by telling you the number of times the web page you're on has been dugg or saved to del.icio.us.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sexy Facts of Life


1. Fate is like getting raped - If you can't fight it, learn to enjoy it.

2 . Work is like a gang bang - 10 people are behind your ass to take your place.

3. Education is like hiring a prostitute - It needs both money and hard work.

4. Success is like masturbation - Only your own hand can let you achieve it.


Learn from these lessons and you'll never regret it.



Job Well Done Macuha

I'm so excited on who will be the winner for the Bloggers choice hosted by Philippine Blog Awards. Knowing that Macuha is one of most noticed blog here in my country. This blog surpassed every category of online documentation. His passion for this field is worth giving a prize. Proud to be a Filipino blogger!



Monday, September 15, 2008

Big Dog Quadruped Robot



The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth

I almost drop my mouth when i saw this spooky robot made by the Boston Dynamics which they said it can walk or run in all kinds of terrain. Amazingly this robot can while carrying a 340 pounds of load. Thats a big help for the men in uniform out there. A stunning creation of the experts.
Here is an info about the machine itself. Take a look.

BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog's legs are articulated like an animal’s, and have compliant elements that absorb shock and recycle energy from one step to the next. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule, measuring 1 meter long, 0.7 meters tall and 75 kg weight.


BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. BigDog’s control system manages the dynamics of its behavior to keep it balanced, steer, navigate, and regulate energetics as conditions vary. Sensors for locomotion include joint position, joint force, ground contact, ground load, a laser gyroscope, and a stereo vision system. Other sensors focus on the internal state of BigDog, monitoring the hydraulic pressure, oil temperature, engine temperature, rpm, battery charge and others.
In separate trials, BigDog runs at 4 mph, climbs slopes up to 35 degrees, walks across rubble, and carries a 340 lb load.

BigDog is being developed by Boston Dynamics with the goal of creating robots that have rough-terrain mobility that can take them anywhere on Earth that people and animals can go.The program is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).
Wow that is what you call a machine! Watch it walking and didn't drop even it was kicked in the butt.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

take time to think

From to time we may observe that numerous gadgets are coming out on the market. Gadget makers are continuously updating, innovating and creating latest devices that the users would get interested to purchase. The latest devices are now portable, user friendly, trendy than the past equipments we may be familiar with. You may discover that there are some gadgets for every need.
Gadgets are for all generations, businessmen and students. Simple to complex works are accomplished by using electronic devices. People of the entire generations wouldn't be noticed without the latest gadgets carried with them. You may find several websites that offers gadgets. You may find the items that you would consider to purchase such as game consoles, video games, televisions, cameras, mp3 players, laptops, or mobile phones. If you love to have black gadgets, there are certain sites that are intended to offer black gadgets.


Don't forget to compare the prices and brands of the products such as the features that they offer once you visit the sites that present these gadgets. Some of the models would cost a little higher if they present more features. You can search for gadgets with high standards until you arrive with the ones that you can afford. Better choose to avail of the popular brands so you are assured that you are getting the best quality and durability of the product. If you are searching for particular gadgets, you must check out the reviews of these particular items, so will be aware of the feedbacks of the people who are already using them.

Be smart you should learn from other opinions and mistakes.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser




At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit "send" a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. As we believe in access to information for everyone, we've now made the comic publicly available -- you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

this is the googles first release of their newest browser and i ended up using it so i can have a guide and a review for this nice window on my desktop





Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser



Google Chrome - Speed
The first thing you will notice about Google Chrome is the speed of it. It is fast - I mean REALLY fast! Google Chrome also loads from scratch in less than a second on my machine and I have never seen any browser download a web page faster.
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Google Chrome - Page display
These are the very early stages of using Chrome, but thus far - every site I have visited looks pretty much the same as on FF3. This is in stark contrast to the current beta of Internet Explorer 8; which even in ‘compatibility mode’ renders some pages very poorly.
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Google Chrome - Ease of use
Within seconds I was able to find my way around the Google Chrome browser. It looks pretty basic, which I really like. You will quickly notice that there’s no dedicated search bar. Instead, you use the address bar and it will automatically do a search using your favourite search engine (you get to choose!)
The settings section is very basic and easy to understand. There are not that many options, compared with IE and Firefox.
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Google Chrome - Nifty tricks
You are going to be hearing a LOT about the Google Chrome’s ‘Incognito mode‘. It allows you to surf websites without that website appearing in your browser’s history folder. Also, any new cookies triggered from your incognito mode tab will be deleted when you close it. When you have a tab open in incognito mode, you get a little picture of a detective in the top left corner - so you can tell at a glance which mode you are in.
You can slide tabs around to arrange them in the right order - and they actually do slide. It’s a nice effect!
Your bookmarks are automatically imported as soon as you install Google Chrome and your shortcuts will appear in the same order that they appeared in your previous browser - so everything’s where you expect it to be.
When you download a file, there’s a little animation of an arrow that plays - another nice little touch!
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Google Chrome issues
As you would expect from a brand new beta, it’s not perfect! Here are a few known problems from the Google Chrome help center and one of my own. You can see the full list of known issues here.
- Google Calendar - If you create an all day event at the weekend it adds an extra day!
- Laptops sometimes won’t go to sleep with Google Chrome running!
- Fixed Width fonts on some sites are tiny on Google Chrome!
- Fellow WordPress bloggers will find some of the posting tools behaving ‘odd.’
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Overall?
As you can probably tell, I am really impressed. Google Chrome is fast, easy to use and very polished for a beta release. I will have to play with it for a few more days to get a REAL feel for it, but my initial impressions are very positive.
Knowing what Google are like, Chrome will probably stay in beta for ages. It seems very solid and the feedback I have received from friends is that they are finding it equally stable.
The so-called browser wars have taken an interesting turn and I am not sure if this little baby is not going to be the winner. How crazy is that? After years of the ‘experts’ telling us that it’s either Internet Explorer or Firefox who will win - there’s a new kid in town who ‘might’ win the war (and far sooner than many imagined!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

14 LAWS OF BANNER ADVERTISING

I'd been wondering what is the best controllable, reliable, predictable and measurable method of advertisement attracting visitors on your site. After a long research I arrive in a conclusion that banner advertising is the answer. But before adapting this kind of advertisement i will give you the

14 PROVEN LAWS OF BANNER ADVERTISING

1. Join two, three, or four quality exchange organizations. A typical exchange organization will offer you usually one-half to .7 or .8 credits, each time you host another member's banner at your site, and a full credit will earn you the displaying of your banner on another exchange members site. Some exchanges offer multiple page coding so you may host members banners on numerous pages throughout your site. Thus membership in multiple exchange organizations allows you to leverage visitors not only as a result of each unique visitor producing multiple credits for you, but also as a result of visitors who go beyond your home page, explore your web site, and earn you additional exchange credits through the impressions they are exposed to on any or all of
the pages you host banners on. It's highly possible to earn, with a ten page web site, and a visitor who sees all ten pages, ten or more credits, meaning impressions due you just for belonging to two exchanges. Now that's leverage.

2. When dealing with seconds, and sometimes fractions of a second, to grab the attention of the viewer, it's
vital that your ad screams LOOK AT ME NOW. You accomplish this goal primarily through and in this order, your copy, color, graphics. Therefore spend as much time on the five to ten words that little box has space enough for as you did practicing to ask for that first date.

3. Bright colors almost always out perform the reds and the blacks which are less effective. Use yellow, orange, blue and green.




4. Animated banners have multiple advantages over static or single screen banners. Use them to layer in additional copy. A three screen animated banner easily provides enough room for five to seven words per screen. Just make certain the copy that you choose for the first screen is compelling and attention getting. Focus on
your web site's premium benefit. Why do people visit your site? What's in it for them? Build your headline,
ie: the first screen, or your static banner, based upon your single most prominent, compelling benefit.

5. Banner size, should be maintained at 3-5K which is ideal if you can accomplish your copy and creative objectives. If not, up to 7 is OK. Never more than 10 as it takes much longer to load and you run the risk of the visitor not seeing your banner at all.

6. I can't stress this enough. There is no reason not to brand every banner you ever create. Branding
your banner can be accomplished by doing nothing more that placing your product or company logo on one of
the screens in the animation process, or simply giving the name of your company, or domain name, or a picture
of your product. With average click through responses in the 1-2% range, why waste 98% of the impressions by
not telling the viewer who you are or what your product is? Off line advertisers have known for decades the
power of branding, and with properly designed banners you can accomplish both direct response advertising
and branding simultaneously. With branding you can get your name, your product name, continually in front
of your prospects, even if they don't "click" on.

7. Don't get hung up on hosting banners on your site for fear that you'll lose a visitor. Listen, they're going to leave anyways. If they're interested in your site they'll stick with it until their interest is totally satisfied. If not, you're going to lose them in any event, so you may as well get some mileage out of those visits.

8. Do not try to qualify your visitor. In other words, let the site do the qualifying and selling job for you. After all the name of the game is to get each and every unique new visitor to your site as possible, thus leveraging credits due you should you belong to a banner exchange.

9. When building your five to ten word static banner, or five to seven words first screen animated banner copy, rely on these themes. Fear, curiosity, humor, the big promise. Example, Warning, you must see this before you purchase xxx; never worry about losing xxx again, learn the secrets of cashing in on xxx, do you know how to xxx? As an aside, a warning banner is an enormously powerful approach. Many off line yellow pages publishers will not even allow them because the other advertisers complain about the unfair advantage such an ad delivers. Try one.

10. The number one drawing card in banner advertising is the use of the word FREE. Put your creative talents
to task here. Write a free report that solves a problem, and post it at your site. Offer a free drawing, free subscription to a e-zine. Free advertising, free trial offer, free download for software, etc., etc.

11. Never assume your viewer knows what to do next. Always, in one or more places, insert the words click
here, or, click here now, or show a drop down box with a click arrow prominently displayed.

12. When appropriate to your marketing campaign, buy click throughs and not impressions. With click
through purchases you can lock in on the cost of each unique new visitor. Purchasing click throughs helps to eliminate concern over rigorous and ongoing testing and new banner design and creation concerns, as well as the arduous task of ongoing meaning daily, monitoring of each of your banner's effectiveness. When purchasing click throughs and paying only for those new visitors, all of those issues become someone else's problem. Bannerco-op.com offers an excellent click through program.

13. Targeting. If you are a niche market advertiser, or a local or regional advertiser, targeting is vital
to the success of your banner campaign. You'll want to very carefully select sites or work with an ad
agency that offers the opportunity to reach those prospects who are the most likely to be interested
in your product or service. On the surface, purchasing targeted impressions is more costly, however, it represents the best way to reach your audience. If you're selling automobiles in southeast Florida, it makes no sense to place your banner into a national network where only a fraction of the audience would have any interest.
Instead you'll want to target web sites serving the community you service, including Chamber of Commerces,
newspapers, radio stations, television stations, and other local and regional businesses serving the same
geography.

14. Test, test, and test some more. Once you've got the perfect banner working, design another one because
sooner or later even the best banner runs out of steam. It's generally accepted that after a prospect sees a
banner for the third or fourth time, the likelihood of a click through plummets. When testing, always test the
next new design on the same site or on the same network, so you are indeed comparing apples to apples. Testing
is a continual ongoing, dynamic process. Review your stat pages on a daily basis and be prepared to act
quickly when results begin to lag. Remember the three most critical elements of your banner. First the copy,
next the color, and next the graphics. Once a successful banner has been created, tweaking and modifying these
elements can keep it alive and producing strong click-throughs for many months.