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    Friday, December 30, 2005
    Adsense Beta code tested in secret.
    Adsense is testing new code but it's not for all publisher. Only beta tester with heavy traffic are allowed to use the code. Before i move on, please remember that editing Adsense code without permission is against Adsense TOS.

    google_kw_type = 'broad';
    google_kw = "Money";


    Designed to serve ads based on reader behavior. Findory is offering personalization on both content and advertising fronts. This code is based on pure keywords inserted directly into the Adsense code. This can handle the problem regarding unrelated ads from Adsense.

    The above codes can help you getting the right ads by inserting keywords thus improving related ads. As you can see google_kw is where you insert the keyword. In this case, the keyword is money and all related to money will show in the Adsense ads. This is a big help for those who run a forum or a directory site.

    As for the google_kw variables, these are still being beta tested, and may actually degrade your ad performance if used incorrectly. Once we are confident with their reliability, we will let you know when it is freely available. Please note that it is against our policies to modify the ad code without express permission.

    Sincerely,
    Denny
    The Google AdSense Team


    Above is the email from Adsense team to me today about the code. Using Section Targeting only improve a small percentage of Adsense but by using keywords targeting is much better in my opinion. The reason i said that is, sometimes my Adsense are not related to my content because Adsense will read several things before showing the ads such as:

    1. My domain ( Blogspot.com.- Blog related ads )
    2. Source code ( plentty of "blog" in my blog tags )

    I do use Section Targeting, still sometimes unrelated ads keep showing up. As for Adsense, they clearly stated that their bot will crawl every 2 week ( maximum ) or 24 hours the fastest time frame. Adsense team can't give the exact date when will the code made public but from rumors, sometime in the mid 2006 publishers can use the code.

    Again, do not add the code to your Adsense code. They can detect cheat really fast and they can cancel your Adsense account.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 3:43 PM  
    It's time to say GOODBYE.
    Yes, this might be my last post to my blog. It's time to say goodbye to all my readers. But i'll be back after the first of January. Yup, it's a public holiday here in Malaysia.

    No, i'm not quitting from writing for this blog. So don't started making "In memory of Jamloceng" website yet. Before i leave 2005, i want to share with you about my 2005 stories. This is not in order so don't blame me if you got confused or something.

    Started my blog in April with a simple default template with no sponsors at all. Not even Adsense in my blog but i'm working on that. After several weeks of zero visits, thing started to zoom in. With 30 visits per day, more articles were posted and sponsors started giving me a green light. Adsense is the main contributor to my revenue.

    Husna Khalida is my first child and now she's 4 months old. Looking at her kind of gave me a new breath of air. Hearing her cuckle tends to make me laugh and her loud cry at 3 a.m woke me in flash. But i love her so much and someone gave her a Nemo stuffed figure. I don't know who gave it to her but from the address, it was from Denmark! I'm sure that was from my reader and who ever you are, i would like to say thank you.

    Getting more visits with a total of 100++ visit daily. People started to talk about my blog in forums and yes some were too hard on me. But that's life, i can't make everyone happy. But any comments are most welcome so don't be affraid, just email me and if i have time, i'll try to reply your email. Talk about email, now i got about 50-60 emails daily so you can image my life now. Reading all those email ( yes i do read all the emails you sent ) gave me a different view about life and blogging.

    My article about Adsense also contribute to the visits. I'm getting more exposure because of this article and because of that someone decided to copy my article and edit it like it was made by him. I've sent several emails to the authorities about this man so he know the value of "copycat". But he remove my article from his blog and i'm ok with that. I don't mind people using my article but please don't edit it and insert your own affiliate code in it. That's too cheap to get some money.

    Softwares are everywhere in my computer. Some email me their software and asked me to be one of their beta tester. So i did..but not all. Testing a software is not an easy task and it would take some of my time (which i don't have enough of it). I have tested around 30-40 software for Linux and Windows. A man by the name Mr.MacBeOS gave me a software and that software only can be run from Mac OS! At first i thought Mr.MacBeOS gave me a FreeBSD or BeOS apps and boy i was wrong. Right now i'm not taking any new software to test so please don't ask me to be your beta tester. If i have the time, i'll get back to you.

    Adsense....errmm...because of Adsense, i'm teaching new publishers how to tweak their Adsense. From my YM! several publishers came to me with a big $$$ signs on their eyeballs asking me to teach them. So i gave them some basic tips and now some of them enjoy a nice $250 daily. All this for free and i never ask for a fee in return, just a simple thank you is more than enough. For the advance Adsense tips, better get this tips from Joel.

    Well that's about it. The rest is history or should be in the history vault. Not an exciting life eh? Well, i can't write everything in a singe page. Did some interviews here and there and getting use to my new blogging software. I'm using wBloggar as my main offline and online blogging tool.

    Several people donated to me for my work and for no good reason but i'm pleased to know that my blog actually "reach out" to my readers. As you can see, i post alot about Linux and reviewed some of them. Reason...i want to promote Linux to Malaysian. I'm not targeting the world domination but i try to scale down to local users.

    I do hope the next coming year will be great for both of us. Happy New Year to all from Jamloceng.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 2:24 PM  
    Happy family of Ubuntu.
    Ubuntu, a Linux maker is making a big entrance in 2005. More and more Ubuntu Linux users already received their free Ubuntu Linux CD. They will ship the CD's for free, so get it now.

    I'm not a hardcore fan of Ubuntu and i seldom browse their page. But this morning, i saw something new for me. Ok, i'm few months late so i admit LOL. My main Linux flavour is SuSE, so that answered your question why i'm late. I'm not saying Ubuntu is bad but i've been SuSE for years so i'm use to it.

    So what is the new thing for me at Ubuntu page? The answer is Kubuntu. At first i'm little bit lost about Kubuntu. "Was Kubundu made based on Ubuntu?". So after digging deeper, Kubuntu is related to Ubuntu Linux. From their FAQ, Kubuntu is base on KDE 3.4. But of course you can convert back to Gnome in few seconds.




    Another thing in Ubuntu page is Edubuntu for the smaller users. Edubuntu is for kids to understand Linux in a "non-techie" environment. This is great as they can start using Linux at early age. Even some "45-years-old" kid can learn Linux by getting Edubuntu LOL.

    By the way, Mark Shuttleworth; the founder of Ubuntu won a new award at the Linux New Media Awards at Linux World Expo in Germany.
    Mark thanked everyone involved, in particular the Debian community, and added “This is the tipping point for Software Libre – we are starting to see Linux on the desktop become a reality not just for high end power users, but for the rest of the family too. The hard work of hundreds of thousands of anonymous contributors has reached critical mass, our momentum is now unstoppable. It's a great privilege to be part of this quiet revolution.” via UbuntuLinux.


    Great job guys and keep it coming.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 12:58 PM  
    Thursday, December 29, 2005
    eBay hacker found guilty.



    An Oregon-based man has pleaded guilty to using a computer worm to launch attacks against Internet auction site eBay. Anthony Scott Clark (21) admitted to "intentionally damaging a protected computer," a crime for which he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison plus a fine of up to twice any losses incurred, as per the US Attorney for the northern district of California. Reportedly in July and August 2003, Clark and his accomplices infected around 20,000 computers with a worm, which in turn allowed them to direct the machines to eBay.com and other Web sites. via TechTree.


    Come on guys, attacking eBay is like driving a car at top speed and hitting a concrete wall head-on. eBay, as we all know set a tight security level to protect their customers. Why? The reason is, they don't want to face a lawsuit from millions of their loyal customers. If a customer decided to sue them with $1 million, image how many lawsuit from the rest. Knocking down eBay by using trojan is a brave move. But inffecting 20,000 computers is another brave move and not a wise move.

    I don't blame Clark entirely because kids nowdays can learn how to hack or code a trojan from the internet...for free. I do understand teenagers just love to try new things and getting on the frontpage is not part of the plan.

    posted by Jamloceng @ 9:12 PM  
    Adsense trojan.
    A new trojan caused weird Adsense ads. The trojan will replace the original ads with it's own ads.
    Since the Trojan Horse makes the deceptive ads look like normal Google ads, the program was nearly impossible to detect by the general public. However, Raoul Bangera, an Indian web publisher, discovered the bogus program and contacted the Google AdSense team. Bangera emailed the team a number of cases, including various screenshots, log files of an infected computer and system files as proof. The AdSense team validated the news saying, “We can confirm from the screenshots that these are fake Google ads, formatted to look like legitimate ads. We agree that this phenomenon is likely the result of malicious software installed on your computer.” via TechShout


    In the article, the author didn't said about the browser being used. From my experience, a bug in FireFox can trigger this. If the FireFox user are using an older GreaseMonkey, a small code can be install to the browser. This was done without the user noticing it. A small javascript will replace the original ads ( or anything ) with it's own replacement. Same goes for unpatch IE. I read an article somewhere ( sorry, i can't recall the link ) several weeks ago about this trojan.

    Checking all the major anti virus list, no list about this trojan. I suppose this is a new trojan and haven't made it in the list or the anti virus companies giving it a different name. Better update your anti virus to be on the safe side. What's next, an Amazon trojan or ClickBank trojan? Why can't they make a trojan that will close all porn site? That would be nice for a trojan don't you think so?

    Another headache for Adsense team and for small Adsense publisher like me. Why can't they play something else? Back to my normal life *cough*.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 8:47 PM  
    Linux for human race.
    On 26th December 2004 some said as the Black Christmas of Asia. After a year of tsunami in Asia, we're still struggling mentally and financially. More than 260,000 are dead are many more still missing.




    India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and several African countries saw the power of mothernature. As we all know most Asian countries are still under the par in terms of financially wise. We need an early warning system for Tsunami or any natural disaster. Asia is on the "Ring of Fire" and natural disaster is common.

    I'm proposing Linux as a cheap and fast OS for the early warning system. Let it open so we can developt and update the system. Malaysia and India are well-known in producing Linux programmer and Win32. By creating an open source system, affected countries will look at ths code more seriously because this involves their life. Sharing information between countries is important in order to create more accurate system.

    A "chained computer" or grid computer can be use as the main factor in getting Linux to work. Linux system can be use as the ground system too. I'm talking about making an early warning system that works like a screensaver, just like SETI@Home. I'm sure most of you heard and used SETI@Home before and imagine if million of Linux users in Asia running this system. Faster warning can be given to potential countries thus saving lifes.

    With a low cost Operating System, poor countries can obtain more control in focusing on developing the system. If one ask me what type of Linux, i might say SuSE Linux or Debian. In order to make Linux as the warning system, we need to make it user-friendly and SuSE is one of them. This is not for techies only but for all and for me, the more the better this system can be made available. Using a pre-compiled Live-CD for Linux is a big step in my honest opinion. You can move around with a CD and plug it in anytime and anywhere without a need to install it.




    In the diagram is how the system can be made. From the satellite, the warning can be send to a centrel server and to normal Linux users. If a natural disaster detected by a user, he or she can send an alarm to the server and others can see the alarm too.

    SETI@Home uses this method to detect alien or something from outer space and why not we use the same method on earth? I'm not saying SETI@Home is a bad idea but maybe it's time to focus on something important on earth. With this system, a user can send an alarm to Google Map and from there, Google Map will give an update of the affected area or countries.

    I'm not a Linux guru or something and with my limited source of Linux, i can see how important Linux for human race. Please spread this article to help Asia and the world. Give this article to your President, Prime Minister or King and tell them how important it is to use Linux as the early warning system. Malaysia is the first in Asia to install an early warning for tsunami. It will be fully working in mid 2006 and i hope the system is an open source.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 11:24 AM  
    Wednesday, December 28, 2005
    My kind of tobacco.
    I know, it's bad to smoke but really i'm trying to wuit smoking or reducing it. Before this i smoke cigarette that comes in pack but now i smoke hand-rolled cigarette. The reason, cigarette getting too expensive. LOL, i know that's lame.

    My brand of tobacco is from Mac Baren and Mac Baren only. Others just too strong. They made the finest tobacco in my opinion. With different type of tobacco, Mac Baren is my kind of tobacco. I don't use their pipe tobacco but i use their hand-rolled tobacco and it is the best.




    Since the beginning the Mac Baren Tobacco Company has been a family owned tobacco company, and today the 4th generation (Henrik Halberg) is setting up the guidelines for the company. Guidelines that are based in deep family traditions, sence for outstanding craftmanship and a feeling for tobacco. The Mac Baren Tobacco Company is the largest family owned tobacco company in Denmark, and emloys about 130 highly qualified specialists.


    I just love their vanilla flavoured tobacco and it's hard to find it in my hometown. Only one tobacco shop that sells vanilla flavoured tobacco in Kuantan. From their list, only 10 countries import their tobacco and Malaysia is one of them. So if you are a smoker and from Malaysia, give Mac Baren a try. I need to quit smoking or at least reduce it a bit.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:29 PM  
    Firefox Greasemonkey script for GMail.
    I use FireFox as my main browser since their first version and i just love it. Firefox can be customized according to your style. Before this i have talk write about FireFox extension for Adsense and now i'm going to share with you a monkey. Actualy it's a grease monkey.




    Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior. In much the same way that user CSS lets you take control of a web page's style, user scripts let you easily control any aspect of a web page's design or interaction.


    The script i'm going to share with you, really handy for GMails. It enables you to preview the emails before opening it. Easy to spot spam without opening the email. You need to install Greasemonkey before you can use the script. Small and fast downloading even for 56k modem users. Below is what the author have to say about GMail Preview Bubbles :

    One of the things touted by the upcoming Yahoo Mail and Hotmail releases is that they will have a preview/reading pane which will let you see message contents at a glance without having to navigate to an entirely new view. Gmail offers a lightweight version of this already, by showing the first hundred or so characters of each message as a snippet next to the subject. While this is handy for one-liner emails, a full-blown preview pane is often more appropriate.

    Given my past experiences with Gmail and Greasemonkey, I figured that adding a preview area to Gmail may just be possible. Ignoring the technical aspects, the first issue was deciding what it should look like. My main issue with traditional preview panes is that they take up a lot of room, even when they aren't needed. Eventually, I was inspired by Google Map's bubbles and decided to try that approach.


    Give it a try and i'm sure you going to love it. If you want to find more Greasemonkey script, just search for it at their official site. Too many to type but read their instruction first before using any Greasemonkey script. Make sure you're using the right version of Greasemonkey and FireFox. LifeHacker is giving out their preview about the best Greasemonkey.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 5:58 PM  
    Ohhhh...what a cute lil' baby you were.
    Yup, it's time for our year end celebrities photo display. I'm looking for any local celebrities but i can find any. Maybe Siti Nurhaliza eating her food straight from the plate or Afdlin Shauki at six, that might be fun.




    Oh look at Avril with her short hair. Just look how cute she was back in her childhood. This young Canadian was born on September 27, 1984 in a 5,000 population town called Napanee, which is located in Ontario, Canada. Avril Lavigne (Av-reel Lah-veen) was an aspiring young seventeen-year-old who knew from day one that she would be famous. As the middle child, she always tried to grab the attention when it wasn't on her.

    She was in many talent shows as a child. She even sang on-stage She got her first guitar at a young age. She broke out of Napanee, Ontario when she was 16. She had been writing her own songs ever since she got her first guitar and has been skateboarding ever since she was 14. While she was in New York, she got signed to Arista Records by L.A Reid. She always writes about how she feels. Various critics have praised her for her songs, saying that they sounded "mature". Her video, "Complicated" won her a MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in a Video in 2002. Her popularity has quickly spread from Canada to the US and even all the way to Australia. She tries to stay true to herself.




    Leonardo was born in Hollywood, California on November 11, 1974. He attended Seeds University Elementary School at UCLA where he also took summer courses in performance art before moving on to the Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles.

    After CES, the next step was to enroll at John Marshall High School in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Having been exposed to the world of underground art from an early age, Leonardo was instilled with a sense that creativity was a hugely important thing. Early on, he thought of becoming an actor.Always drawn towards performing, Leonardo started auditioning for parts in 1988, at the age of fourteen and appeared in a series of commercials and educational films. From that point he navigated a gradual hill up the acting chain. From bit parts on soap operas, to bubble gum commercials, the first "regular" gig was on the series "Parenthood," (which lasted all of three episodes).




    This post is not complete without Britney Spears. Who can forget Oppss....i did it again diva ( is she? ). Born. 2nd December 1981, Kentwood, Louisiana, USA. One of the last teenage superstars of the millennium, Spears enjoyed her breakthrough success at the end of 1998. She appeared in local dance revues and church choirs as a young girl, and at the age of eight auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club. Although she was too young to join the series, a producer on the show gave her an introduction to a New York agent.

    She subsequently spent three summers at the Professional Performing Arts School Center. She appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions as a child actor, including Ruthless (1991). She returned to the [ Walt ] Disney Channel for a spot on The Mickey Mouse Club, where she was featured for two years between the ages of 11 and 13. She began to audition for pop bands in the New York area, her demo tapes eventually landing on the desk of Jive Records' Jeff Fenster. ''Her vocal ability and commercial appeal caught me right away,'' he recalls. She was expensively groomed by Jive, who put her in the studio with Eric Foster White (producer and writer for Boyzone, Whitney Houston and others). They employed top R&B writer Max Martin (of Backstreet Boys fame) to produce her debut single, ''... Baby, One More Time'', and an album of the same title.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:53 PM  
    2005 best picture.
    I just love photography and how true it is "a picture speaks thounsand words". Ok, i'm not a photographer but as an artist, photos are not a new thing for me. Which is the best picture for 2005?

    I'll let you decide which photo is the best. Honestly, i'm having a hard time to pick the best photo for 2005. For me the best picture was from MSNBC.com which featured a great deal of photos.

    Photos not only from one part of the world but from all over the globe. Photos about tsunami, Katrina hurricane, sports and so many more. You can watch and hear the photo. No, this is not a ghost story but a video containing all the nice photos. You can watch and hear the comments made.




    Looking at National Geographic photos, i can feel it's talking to me straight to my face. My fav photo from National Geographic is The Afghan Girl and looking at her eyes gave me a goosebumps.

    The focus point of this photo was her green eyes. You can almost feel her pain during the war. I don't know how to describe it to you but maybe if you read her story, you can understand why this photo so remarkable.

    How They Found National Geographic's "Afghan Girl"
    David Braun
    National Geographic News
    Updated March 7, 2003

    This story was first published a year ago, in March 2002, when the National Geographic Society announced that the "Afghan Girl" had been found.
    A National Geographic EXPLORER documentary airing in the United States on Sunday, March 9, 2003, tells the whole story, including an interview with Sharbat Gula. She was one of the world's most famous faces, yet no one knew who she was. Her image appeared on the front of magazines and books, posters, lapel pins, and even rugs, but she didn't know it. Now, after searching for 17 years, National Geographic has once again found the Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes.

    The mysterious Afghan girl whose direct gaze has intrigued the West for so long is Sharbat Gula. She lives in a remote region of Afghanistan with her husband and three daughters. via National Geographic


    If you have any more photo taken on 2005, drop me a line. But please don't send me some half-naked person doing some crazy thing during his lunch hour. Count down to 2006 and i'm looking at the Afghan Girl photo.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:29 PM  
    wBloggar tutorial for Blogspot users.
    You can insert picture from your Blogspot dashboard and you can align it according to your needs. You can set your picture to the left, centre or right of your content. This will gives you a professional look. But you can save your time by using wBloggar to manage your image position.

    Before i give you how to use wBloggar, from your dashboard, in Posting tab, you can see an icon for managing your picture position.

    Just click on it and another window will appear. Set your image position and off you go.

    As i said earlier, you can save your time. You don't have to login to your dashboard to do this. WBloggar is a nice software for bloggers and i use it all the time. Shall we move on to the next steps?

    Fire up your wBloggar and login as usual. Go to the menu and select HTML and you'll see Custom Tags. Once you've clicked it, you can see another sub-menu.



    I gave my tag as Image_Side_Left and Image_Side_Right. You can give it any name if you want.


    Click on any link and you'll see another windows asking you to enter the tags. Look at the image below.


    Now that we have covered the basic stuff, it's time to enter the code. Let us start with Image_Side_Left shall we. In the Tag Open box enter the following code.
    <br /><br /><a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="HTTP://IMAGE_URL_HERE"><img style="margin: 0pt 5px 5px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer;" src="http://IMAGE_URL_HERE" alt="" border="0" /></a><br />


    Replace IMAGE_URL_HERE with your real image that you have upload. Notice float:left in the code? Replace left with center or right for the next position. Repeat this step for Image_Side_Right and Image_Center. Test it and if everything goes well, you should see your image on your left, right or center. Happy blogging.




    This can be usefull if you want to insert a smiley for your content. Just create your smiley icons and upload it. Give it the tag and you can insert you smiley with no trouble at all. As you can see, i put a smiley on the left of this paragraph.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 2:37 PM  
    What will happenen to my blog if i die?
    The reason i wrote this post was, yesterday i read about website dies after several years or months. So this is my reverse story and what will i do about it.

    My blog is a 4 page rank with 150++ visits per day. Adsense and affiliate revenue about $1000++ per month seems to be ok and i'm hoping to see a 30% increase next year. More and more hits every months and i'm getting more backlinks from varies sites and blog. Also my article about Adsense is getting more backlinks.




    At the moment i can't think any way what to do with my blog. I might give my blog to my wife so she can run my blog and earn revenue from it. But before i die, maybe it is wise to teach her about blogging and some HTML so she can carry on my legacy. After she mastered some blog and HTML basic, she can make her own blog and use my existing Adsense account.

    But before that, i must write a will giving her the full control to run my blog. I'm looking for the best way to write my will if i die. Maybe i should ask my friend about how to write a will. Or should i write my own will? I have no idea.

    1. Discuss your beliefs and wishes with your partner or spouse, family members, friends, clergy and your doctor.

    2. Obtain your state's living will form from your state health department, local hospital, doctor, or the local area agency on aging. You may also find forms on the Internet (at no cost), or you can work with a lawyer.

    3. Review the forms carefully. You may need the advice of your doctor when specifying which types of treatment you do not want. You can differentiate between life-prolonging procedures and those that alleviate pain. Detail specific wishes you have about your care that the form doesn't cover. - via Ehow.com


    I might put up on eBay for auction. Selling a domain in eBay is nothing new and some make a living from selling domain or website. Once, a man sold his website using eBay and made $200,000 in cash! In eBay, you can virtualy sell anything even your stuffed toys. If, AOL or some multi-billion company bought my blog, my family can enjoy more vacation all over the world. Just like Jason, who his blog was bought by AOL in mid this year.

    What will you do if you die and what about your blog or website? Too scary to think about it but, blog must go on.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 11:55 AM  
    Tuesday, December 27, 2005
    Time to make more MONEY.
    The year 2005 has been a great year for me. Making some profit from the internet and off the cyber world. I'm sure most of you not just sufring the internet and not get paid for. Yes, we can make money from internet while sitting at home. I've gave out several basic tips regarding Adsense and from the emails i got, almost 80% of my readers already making some nice income from their Adsense.

    Why Adsense? Because it's easy and you can apply it without a cent to fork out from your wallet. From the basic tips on Adsense, several readers of mine already making money but what if they apply the advance tips? After applying the basic tips, it's time to gain more money by using the ADVANCE steps.




    By using the advance "10 minutes method", you can pay your bills, buy a nice diamond or go for a vacation. Remember, Adsense is not simply pasting the codes and hope for the money to roll in. You need to tweak it. I'm not making this sound too hard, but with your spare 10 minutes, you can get at least $50 daily in your first week.

    Well, i hope 2006 going to be better. It's time for you and i to grab those money. Plan your plans for the next coming year. Hope to see you soon and Happy New Year.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 8:07 PM  
    History of the walkman.
    Nowdays we just love to hook up our iPod or any mp3 player and off we go. But walkman is the first mobile music player.
    The Walkman is a popular Sony brand used by the company to market its portable audio players, and is synonymously used to refer to the original Walkman portable personal stereo player. The original Walkman became famous for bringing about a change in the listening of music, allowing people to carry their own choice of music with them.




    The first Walkman was a transistorized miniature portable cassette tape player invented by Akio Morita, Masaru Ibuka, and Kozo Ohsone, manufactured by Sony Corporation. The first Sony Walkman stereo was sold in 1979. Akio Morita created the name Walkman, and until recently he was also credited with the invention of the personal stereo. However Sony has recently acknowledged the claims of a German inventor, Andreas Pavel, who created and patented a similar device, the stereobelt, in 1977. After court battles, Pavel and Sony came to an out-of-court settlement in 1999.

    The names "Walkman", "Pressman", "Watchman", "Scoopman", and "Discman" are trademarks of Sony, and have been applied to a wide range of portable entertainment devices manufactured by the company. Sony continues to use the "Walkman" brand name for all of these kinds of portable audio devices as well, after the "Discman" name for CD players was dropped in the late 1990s. via Wikipedia.


    At that time, all of us rushing to get Sony walkman. Well, just like kids today rushing to get their iPod. My walkman was stolen back in 97 with my Sepultura album in it. I just bought the album and still enjoying it. I remember the album was Roots Bloody Roots and for me this album is one of my fav album.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 7:45 PM  
    Adsense Webinar for publishers.
    If you're new to Adsense, this webinar is an ideal method for you. With audio and graphics, you can learn about Adsense much faster. A reader of mine told me to make a video about my tips about Adsense but, i don't have enough time to make a video but by watching this webinar can help you.

    Download the webinar so you can watch it and learn from it. At the end of the webinar, a live Q&A session you might also find useful. Satya Patel from product management, Mohammed Abdoolcarim from product marketing, and Phoebe Ho from account management were handling the webinar. Please use IE to view this webinar!

    They covered almost all the basics stuff about Adsense such as OnSite Sign-Up, Section Targeting and more. Abdoolcarim said that Adsense is working on new format and that is a good news for us. I'm looking forward for their new format maybe in mid 2006 ( hopefully ) with more control for small Adsense publishers.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:50 PM  
    Let's get techie.
    Thanks to Edward from Texas for giving me a link for an online radio. This online stream is a cool place for you to download mp3's; covering about SEO, affiliate, tech updates and more.

    I love listening to Matt Cutt's interview about SEO. So, if you're looking for a way to optimize your website, listen to WebMaster Radio.

    posted by Jamloceng @ 12:17 PM  
    Friday, December 23, 2005
    FireFox Extension for Adsense.
    This is my follow up regarding a FireFox extension for Adsense. The good news is, it's getting better. Before this, it only support Adsense but now you can check your Chitika and YPN.

    In my previous post, had a question about the author's intention. The question was, what if the author inserted his Adsense ID. Amit Agarwal emailed me and clearing the mist.

    You need not be worried. I am not looking to make money by tricking people to use this extension. I just use a dummy ca-digitalinspiration as a client id.
    Thanks.


    Thanks Amit for clearing this up. For those who have emailed me yesterday about this issue, i have full confidence in him. So, get it now. Talk about dummy Adsense code, you can set your Adsense for testing purpose. This is helpful if you're in the designing stage of your template. While testing your template it is wise to change you Adsense code so you don't click it like a madman. By the way, clicking your own Adsense after the test also not a good idea too.

    Here's what you have to do. Modify your Adsense ID ( pub-xxxxxxxx ) to "pub-TemplateTesting" and add another line to your Adsense code code google_adtest = "on";. This is not documented code from Adsense so use it at your own risk. It's better for you to contact their support team and ask their advice.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:04 PM  
    Don't pay for a POPUP--Get it FREE!
    Yesterday i decided to code my popup and this morning about 40 emails asking me how i made it. So today i'll give you my tip how to make your own popup for free. But before that, this is not a blockable popup and it will by-pass your popup blocker.

    My popup is not a popup but a half popup. Sound confusing? Not really, because this is not like any popup using pure javascript. I only use a simple code that can be understand by major browser. To make this popup, you need to prepare several things first.

    1. Image editor - Any image editor that supports transparent image such as GIMP, Photoshop etc. I use GIMP as my main image editor.
    2. Image hosting - Any free image hosting can be use such ImageShack, PhotoBucket etc.
    3. Some HTML knowledge.

    First step is your image. Create a new file and set it to transparent. I use a 290x310 pixel transparent image. To make thing easier for use, just copy my image and edit it to suit your needs. The reason i use transparent image was so i can create a shadow beneth the main image ( i don't make a shadow but you can add a shadow if you like ) so that users can see what is behind the main image. After you have created your transparent image, save it and move to the next step. Don't forget to upload your image to your server.

    We're going to create the HTML code for your popup, so pay attention this going to be bit confusing. The code going to look this below:

    <div id="popup" style="position:absolute; left:200px; top:200px; padding:0px; z-index:2;">
    <img src="Your_Image_Is_Here.gif" usemap="#popupMap" border="0">
    </div>
    <map name="popupMap">
    <!-- Edit the line below -->
    <area shape="polygon" coords="17,223,257,255,255,299,11,267" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="javascript:document.getElementById('popup').style.visibility = 'hidden'; document.getElementById('shadow').style.visibility = 'hidden';">
    <area shape="polygon" coords="43,23,289,53,259,251,21,217" href="URL_Here">
    </map>
    <!-- End Pops -->


    Notice the Edit the line below? That is where your coordinates for the image. Dont forget to replace the Your_Image_Is_Here.gif with your real transparent image that you have uploaded. Let us take a look at the code for coordinates shall we.
    <area shape="polygon" coords="17,223,257,255,255,299,11,267" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="javascript:document.getElementById('popup').style.visibility = 'hidden';


    Open your image editor and you can find the X and Y for your image. We will use these X's and Y's. For Photoshop users, notice the X's and Y's from your main interface? We will move to the next step.


    Now that you are ready with your image editor, it's time to get the coordinates. Imagine you going to make a box and notice the X's and Y's are moving when you move your mouse? That is the coordinate that you going to use. Place your mouse and write down the X and Y. Continue with all the coordinates. These coordinates are for your upper text. I use this for my "Attention....Show me Now" The code for this step is :
    <area shape="polygon" coords="17,223,257,255,255,299,11,267" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="javascript:document.getElementById('popup').style.visibility = 'hidden';


    Make sure you start from Top Left > Top Right > Bottom Right > Bottom Left.


    Do the same thing for your Close coodrdinates. As for me is just put a close text. When someone clicks on it, the popup will close. Don't forget to replace the URL_Here with your real URL.

    <area shape="polygon" coords="43,23,289,53,259,251,21,217" href="URL_Here">


    Enjoy your own popup. You just save $10 or more from using a paid popup service. Did you just said you have been rip-off? This is the same method paid popup are using but i just spill out their secret to the public. Put the code after your <HEAD> and before the close tag. The finish code should look like this :

    <div id="popup" style="position:absolute; left:200px; top:200px; padding:0px; z-index:2;">
    <img src="Your_Image_Is_Here.gif" usemap="#popupMap" border="0">
    </div>
    <map name="popupMap">
    <!-- Edit the line below -->
    <area shape="polygon" coords="17,223,257,255,255,299,11,267" href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="javascript:document.getElementById('popup').style.visibility = 'hidden'; document.getElementById('shadow').style.visibility = 'hidden';">
    <area shape="polygon" coords="43,23,289,53,259,251,21,217" href="URL_Here">
    </map>
    <!-- End Pops -->


    Before i forget, i would like to wish my readers a Happy Xmas and stay safe during holiday seasson. If you like my popup tip, you can use it for your blog or website but please give me some credits.

    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:46 PM  
    Thursday, December 22, 2005
    Online Tools for Adsense or AdWords users.
    After several weeks of digging and testing almost 80 tools and services it's time to give out the list to you to test. Below are the winners:

    Advance Adsense
    Adsense Secret - The only book that can help you in getting $150 daily from Adsense. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Compare Search Engines
    Dogpile Search - Show you the results from top 3 search engine.
    Jux2 - Combines search results from Google, Yahoo! & Ask Jeeves.
    Yahoo Watch - Shows top 100 Yahoo/Google results together.
    MyriadSearch - Meta search engine that combines Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Jeeves.

    Alexa Tool
    AlexaRanking - Get Alexa rankings in one simple click.
    123Pomotion - A nice tool for Alexa ranking.

    Keywords Tools
    123Promotion - I'm addicted to this one. Full of details for you to swallow.
    PrioritySubmit - Nice for you to play around.
    NicheBot - Displays keyword data using Wordtracker and Google search results.
    Google AdWords Sandbox - Usefull for AdWords and Adsense.
    Google Suggest - As you type, Google will offer suggestions. Use the arrow keys to navigate the results

    Keywords Analyzer
    KeywordDensity - Enter URL/Keywork - Displays density each different page component.
    SeoRank - Shows number of pages for keyword on Google, Yahoo, MSN, HotBot.
    PixelFast - Get the value for your keywords.

    Misc
    WebuildPages - Great tool to check your backlinks.
    FireFox - Get your FireFox browser from my blog.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:58 PM  
    Wednesday, December 21, 2005
    My stats for today.
    Believe me, i'm not a stats junkie checking and looking at my stats every 5 minutes. But today, i just looking around and noticed something interesting about my blog stats.




    The snapshot is just half of the stats. I would like to say thank you to all who has visited my blog. I know my blog not a fancy or popular ( but pretty popular here in Malaysia ) but thanks anyway. Welcome to my blog and i hope you can link to me if you feel my blog worth linking to.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:57 PM  
    As i promised you.
    After my mini interview with Reen, it's time for some shooping tips. Alright this is not about shopping but the owner of the blog sure knows how to shop around. It's time for Hakim, a blogger with some nice shopping tips and giving out some nice places around Kuala Lumpur.

    Q : Tell me about your blog. What's it all about?
    My blog is all about my self and sometimes i'll post the fashion tips or anything that related to my lifestyle. Maybe like hand phone and others gadget.

    Q : How long have you been blogging and why?
    I have been doing my blog since August 2004.At that time i just wanna share my story and i found blogspot,till now i'm happy with it.

    Q : How do you look at blog? Is it fun to blog?
    Yup fun, blog is like a medium to everyone to express their expression..really can release my tension, because of that i dont mind to update my blog even the clock is 3.a.m already..huhu

    Q : Does blogging changes your view about life, work etc?
    Erm maybe..hehe get more attention..get more friend..and quite famous lately..haha futhermore blog can improve my writing skill.

    Q : Who inspired you to blog and why?
    No one..just wanna share my life to others..so in blog i can share it.

    Q : Will you see yourself in the next 5 years still blogging?
    Ermm maybe at that time my blog will be the no. 1 in malaysian top blog.. i hope i can share more and more things about me.

    Q : What kind of blog you love to read and why?
    Anything..about IT or about themself or about movie..i like the way they wrote.

    Q : If you have links to other blogs, why do you link to them?
    At least user can explore more just click on from my blog and can find more friends...

    Q : Any last words?
    I would like to thanks to Jamloceng coz willing to interview me..i'm really appreciate it..thanx.

    Yup, another short answer. Gosh, i need to lay down some guideline for them regarding answering my questions. Well, thank you to Hakim for your brief answers. Why not you guys give him a visit at his blog and tell him Jamloceng told you so. LOL i need some serious sleep. Next stop, the Gadgetman from Malaysia.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:28 PM  
    Can't get it out of my head!
    Have you ever had a tune in your head and you just can't stop humming or singing it? This morning, i heard Karma Chameleon on the radio and i can't get it out. You know, the song from Culture Club.
    Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon
    You come and go
    You come and go
    Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
    Red, gold and green
    Red, gold and green


    I must say that i respect the creator of that song. Whoever thought this up is either a genius or just an annoying guy. This leads me to another thing in my mind, how powerful is a jingle? Guess what, so powerful it will fork out your money in no time.

    The jinglers ( is that the word for the writer of the jingle? ) surely can make something simple and annoying. Yes, annoying and the main reason is, to make sure you hate it! Still blurr with my point? This is how it goes, human tend to remember more about things we hated the most rather then good stuff. That is why most jingle use some irritating voice-over, you know the mickey mouse tone.

    Not just that, they use some deep-deep-voice as their voice-over and that dude sounds like a bad monster or something. This deep voice normally for a movie trailer. But at the end of the sentence, the deep voice changed to the Mickey Mouse voice! I don't know about you, but here in Malaysia, i saw a movie trailer using this style.

    "Beware of the dark. Hunted house next to your home. Evil ghost is looking for young blood" - using deep and scary voice.
    "Only at cinema 10th November 2005. Don't watch it if you can't stand it" - Mickey Mouse voice!

    Do you expect me to watch that kind of movie? Don't think so, the voice-over just ruin my mood. Now, if i just can remove this Karma Chamelon from my mind, i can wite something more high standard. Arghh....still clinging inside my head. Somebody got to pay for airing that song on the radio and i mean it.

    Oh well, if you can't fight em, join em. Karma Charmelon...you come and go...you come and go.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:15 PM  
    Microsoft Hires Famed Human-Computer Interaction Researcher Bill Buxton.
    Bill Buxton is a designer and a researcher concerned with human aspects of technology. His work reflects a particular interest in the use of technology to support creative activities such as design, film making and music. Buxton's research specialties include technologies, techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.

    It is with more than a little excitement that I want to announce that on Dec. 5, I assumed a new position as Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. For someone with my background, this is a great opportunity, as well as a healthy challenge. The opportunity is to be in the best position imaginable to leverage 30+ years of accumulated work. As someone who has always been driven by making a positive difference in how people experience technology, what more could I ask for? It is also an opportunity to work with some of the best researchers in the world, both inside and outside of Microsoft, to continue making a difference. via BillBuxton.


    In 1995, Buxton received the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society Achievement Award for his contributions to research in computer graphics and human-computer interaction. He also was selected as the New Media Visionary of the Year at the 2000 Canadian New Media Awards, and the Hollywood Reporter named him one of the 10 most influential innovators in the North American film industry in 2001.

    Before joining Microsoft Research, Buxton was principal of his own Toronto-based design and consulting firm as well as chief scientist at Bruce Mau Design Inc. in Toronto. He also is an associate professor in the department of computer science at the University of Toronto. From 1994 through 2002, Buxton served as chief scientist of Alias|Wavefront (now Alias Systems Corp.) and, starting in 1995, of its parent company, SGI Inc.

    Good for him. I'm looking forward for a new GUI from Microsoft for their next release.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 3:40 PM  
    Need more source? Try this for a change.
    After my previous post about DiggDot, a reader of mine told me about another source where we can dig some more news or update fast.

    I'm talking about Gada.be. It will search from several sources and dump it infront of you.

    You're going to save time and bandwidth immediately; imagine how long it would take to traverse all those sites just to find the one thing you were looking for!? If you tend to view only the top results for a cursory search, why not just feed you the top results in one easy spot (where you can subsequently subscribe to them)? Look for more gada.be features to roll out as the weeks march forward!


    Gada will crawl the major search engines, Digg, Technorati, Wikipedia and more. But i can't find search result from Delicious and SlashDot. Well, maybe next time Chris can add more results to Gada.

    For me, i need some food and sleep. Not feeling well since yesterday. Wish me well.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:40 PM  
    Spell me wrong and virus will be onto you.
    Nope, i'm not trying to be a pirate in a late Halloween party. I'm talking about misspelled domain and how it can be dangerous to our life. Yes, your life is in danger. Don't belive me, i'll show some example.

    Before that i would like to tell some about the misspelled domain. Let say that you're looking for Podcas but you accidentally typed Podcat or something and you'll be in the land of virus or some sick kids porno site. Yes, misspelled domain is selling like hot cake and more domains are up for sale. The reason is to get people who typed the wrong domain. It's for profit or just to destroy your computer ( trojan,virus etc ).

    In the case of Google's AdSense for domains, intentional misspellings led to domains held by a Panamanian company called Unasi Inc., apparently for the purpose of gaining AdSense revenue, eWeek's Ryan Naraine reported.

    It was Microsoft Research that uncovered the scam, the report said:

    With the new Strider Typo-Patrol System, the Microsoft Research Systems Management Research Group was able to track down a ring of typo-squatters registering misspelled domain names and generating traffic to serve advertising from Google.

    The report listed Amazon, Expedia, and Mapquest among the brands victimized by the scheme. Google's domain parking server Oingo.com hosted nearly all the misspelled URLs. via WebProNews


    So, better make sure you got the right URL. Double check your URL before hitting the enter button just to be on the safe side.
    The idea of making money from other people's lack of typing skill is not new. Some people have made a decent living simply by winning auctions on eBay on misspelled items that regular users do not find, then reselling the items for a profit under a correct spelling. Clever programmers found ways around this problem but without it being integrated into eBay itself, the solutions are useful only to people who know they exist. via Arstechnica


    Maybe i can get some nice missipelledd donmain later. What do you think about that?

    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:24 PM  
    Mini interview with the best blogger.
    Reen is the proud owner of CintaSemusim and has been blogging for years now. She has been blogging about almost all topics and based on her long time blogging experience, she is one of the pioneer in blogsphere. Read on about her feelings and her blog. This interview is in her own words and i didn't change or edit any of it. Enjoy.

    Q : Why do you blog and when?
    I have been doing my online journal since year 2003, largely to pass time and share experiences. I rarely reread my posts. Hence the tremendous number of typos and grammatical errors. It's not just about blogging and showing my interest in writing, not because to tell the reader everything about me. It's just about passion.

    Q : What can you do with your blog?

    Reveals my point of view about life, everything around me. I had what seemed an offer of new modes of conversation, expression, and sharing . If I had an extra time to change my way of blogging, I will try to get an extra income like you but for now I still prefer to continue my daily writing about life.

    Q : Where do you see yourself in the blogsphere in another 5 years?

    I'm not expecting to write an online journal for my entire life. But blog writing is like going off for a walk with no predetermined finish time or route, sometimes the walk is through the fields, sometimes along the streets. Anyway for the next 5 years, I hope that I can continue my plans that I have been put on hold. I still want to continue my online journal, live in the lively atmosphere and wonderful blogsphere.

    ---- End of Line ----

    I wish i had a live interview with her but maybe next time. I do agree with her about blogging and how it affects our life. I'm trying to get an interview with another great blogger. So, if you need some advise about mobile phone or shopping spree, stay tune.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 12:25 PM  
    Tuesday, December 20, 2005
    Worn out Kong.
    King Kong a new film by Peter Jackson hitting big allover the globe. As we all know this is the remake of the original King Kong movie in 1933.

    By the early 1930's, many producers were trying to build on the success of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," an epic adventure film about an expedition to a plateau filled with prehistoric animals, which we brought to life by Willis O'Brien. Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace came up with the story about an island populated by dinosaurs, and of course, a huge silverback gorilla. The tale told of Carl Denham, a filmmaker who heads to the remote Skull Island to capture Kong, a huge creature who the locals hold at bay with a giant barrier that keep the beast locked in his primordial jungle. Ann Darrow, and John "Jack" Driscoll get caught up in the adventure, as Ann is captured by Kong and taken into the interior of his island home, and Jack leads the rescue mission to bring her back. On the way, the explorers are attacked by various types of dinosaurs.via Kongisking.net




    Move forward, 2005 is the year for Kong to live again but this time under a new ringmaster. This 3 full hours film can make you want to watch it again or that was the last for some. With nice action and stunts, 3 hours film seems to be short for me.

    "If it was a bit shorter, I would be tempted to see it again," says Paul Wesselmann, 38, of Madison, Wis. "But three hours is a serious commitment to a second viewing. Of course, I did see Titanic eight times in the movie theater." via Yahoo News.


    Naomi Watts reminds me of Fay Wray, the original Ann Darrow. Yup, she's cute but not all the time ( yes dear, i'm taking out the garbage now dear ). Born in Shoreham, England and raised in Australia, Naomi Watts has been working actively in the film industry for 15 years. After she moved to Hollywood, she worked regularly, acting in small roles in film projects she was less than enthusiastic about.

    Finally, her big break came when she was contacted to audition for a coveted spot in David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (2001). Her star-turning performance in the dual role of Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn has garnered an array of critic's awards and the attention of some major players in Hollywood and beyond. Watts is now enjoying greater choice of film roles and played (with great success)the lead in Gore Verbinski's remake of the Japanese horror classic Ring, The (2002).

    Enough about Kong, i need some rest after watching King Kong and the whole saga of Lord Of The Rings. See you in 4 days...yawn.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 3:34 PM  
    Adsense will be the next ignored ads?
    Last night, i sat on my reading chair with a hand-rolled cigarette looking at Adsense ads. I look at Adsense ads with no "this-link-is-good" feeling. I even changed the Adsense colour and stuff but still, i don't feel like clicking on it. By the way, never click your own Adsense.

    I picked my note book and start writing about Adsense. I'm looking for an answer about this feeling i'm having about Adsense. After an hour or so, i knew what is wrong with Adsense. Adsense just getting more and more static! Yes, people know that Adsense is a bunch of ads waiting for them to click.

    I know Adsense allow me to blend their ads but still, no major kaching for the last few months. Yeah i know some of you might say i'm stupid not to blend my Adsense but hear me out.

    A little history lesson for you, Adsense made a huge different at the early stage of their launching. The reason was, people never ( almost never ) saw Adsense new way of advertising. Visitors will click Adsense ads based on curiosity and not on interest. Adsense publisher made big bucks at the early stage and still making it some more. From my point of view, only the early-birds of Adsense publishers still making money from Adsense. For new publisher, we're making about $2000-$3000 or less in a month.

    As time goes by, more and more publishers are using Adsense in their site. I don't have the exact figure how many Adsense publisher but i know it's big. Then came along the blog-boom and more Adsense publisher getting their hands on Adsense. Even Blogspot provide their users with no-editing way to insert Adsense into their blogs.

    Take a look at Chitika, it hit the internet like a hurricane. More publisher taking the dip into Chitika and made some huge money from it. Why? In my opinion, because Chitika is new and delivering ads with a new drive. Again, people will click on Chitika's ads not because they interested but because it's nice to click at.

    A wise man once said "Tell a lie everyday and people will believe". Don't get me wrong, i'm saying that Adsense is a liar. You can relate the saying with Adsense or let me make it simple for you "Feeding Adsense everyday and people will ignore it". A friend of mine, running a site with huge traffic daily, still can't reach the $5K mark.

    Ads blindness again and we just can't avoid it but Adsense can. Adsense can make a new format that's totally new to the eyes of the beholders ( was it the clickers? ). Adsense is getting static and small publisher like me still hanging on tight to it and i don't know for how long.

    Forget about Adsense and get a life! Yeah right, easy for you to say that. Come on, i'm from Malaysia remember. For my friends in US can jump from Adsense to Yahoo or MSN but what about us? Yahoo and MSN ads clearly stated that it's only for US residents.

    I might drop my Adsense and try using Chitika as the main ads but, with their new policy change, honeymoon is over.

    I'm trying not to write an unfair comments about Adsense but what else can small publisher can do? We can't change our Adsense ads ( according to their TOS ) and we're limited to changing the colours and format only! I'm going to leave colours alone but let us talk about the format shall we. The existing format need some makeover if we want to make some money from it. I know that Adsense just released their AdLink format that looks like a menu. Million of websites are using menu in their site too and it's not even an AdLink!

    As a small publisher, i think Adsense could make a new format that can attracks the curious clicks. No matter how great the words in the Adsense ads are but we need something within our Adsense ads. What is the something i'm talking about? I don't know but i need it fast.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 1:58 PM  
    Monday, December 19, 2005
    FireFox Adsense Tool.
    Digital Inspiration already giving out a tool for Adsense publisher. This extension for FireFox and i work smoothly. For those who haven't use FireFox before, feel free to download it from my blog. FireFox is much faster in terms of rendering and free too.

    What is an extension? Maybe you're fimiliar with the word plug-in and that is what extension all about. Before this, Adsense Preview Tool only available for IE browser but now with the extension, i don't have to switch from IE to FireFox anymore. To get the FireFox extension, please allow your FireFox to accept the installation. The format of the extension is in XPI.

    For more details about this great extension, feel free to go to Digital Inspiration or you can click the link here.

    Now my review about this tool. As an Adsense publisher, previewing my Adsense is important to get the right ads according to my content. Before this, i have to use the plug-in for IE and it's kind of slow. But with this extension, it's fast and easy to see the Adsense ads. Just right click ( just like in IE ) and you will see Preview Google Ads and click on it. You will be taken to a new page with all the great function for you to play with.


    Snapshot taken directly from Digital Inspiration.


    The best thing is, you can play with the colour template within the extension. This is great for a fast adjustment to your Adsense colour campaign. Another thing that i like about this extension is, it will show you different type of ads format according to your content. This is the biggest thing for me. Now i can entirely use FireFox for my Adsense Preview Tool. The rest is similar to the plug-in for IE.

    The question playing in my mind is, is the author inserted his own Adsense ID? I have no answer to that question. After checking the source code, it seems legal but i haven't had the chance to look at the code line-by line. I'm sure Amit Agarwal, the author not playing with us.

    If you don't want to download the extension, you can always check your Adsense by adding your URL here. Play around with it and you'll be happy with the result. Adsense publishers, get FireFox first ( from my blog ) to get the extra control.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:38 PM  
    Loophole in Google's own rule?
    Recently i've discovered that Google is not following its own rule. Maybe i'm wrong but if you have any direct link about their policy, that would be nice. This is a mini follow-up for my Google Spam Report.

    I've found an AdWords advertiser with Adsense in it. According to Adsense TOS. Adsense doesn't allow Adsense to be on no content page. Take a look below, this site is an AdWords advertiser with Adsense in it!



    Adsense Search and Adsense Links on this page. This makes me think about Google. Are they stepping on each others foot? Adsense is not allow on an empty ( no content ) page but AdWords allow this kind of page. Living under the same roof, Google seems can't to be on the same track with their own department ( Adsense and AdWords ).



    This is fun, make no-content page with plentty of Adsense in it, show it to AdWords and off you go. Yes, easy money with this method don't you think so? But wait, Adsense is free but AdWords you must pay for the ads. If this advertiser use AdWords ( pay ) just to show his or her empty page with Adsense in it, how much this guy pays for his AdWords campaign? How much is his or her Adsense revenue?

    Is he or she making more money from Adsense using this method? I've no idea about this method and i don't know how Google make their rule. This loophole can get them in deep trouble. How? Here's how.

    Let say i created a page with no content in it but with Adsense all over the place. Then Adsense decide this is a big NO-NO and cancel my account. I can tell my lawyer that AdWords allow it and i have invest a chunk of money. I can tell my lawyer, i assume that it's okay to do that because AdWords and Adsense belongs to Google and i can get $30 million from Google.

    Not that i want to do that but, loopholes can get you in trouble. What do you think about this? Will Google get a lawsuit from Adsense or AdWords publishers? Only time can tell and i'm looking forward to see changes on Google's policies.


    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:05 PM  
    Then Delete this Pink text.
    Oh boy, some sick software authors are out of business. Better they get a new job before 2006 kicks in. The authors are lazy enough not to update their template but still, the money keeps on rolling. I'm talking about "then delete this pink text" template. This software normally for a quick page builder for those who don't know about HTML or such.

    What is the "delete this pink text" syndrom? This is where you should replace it with your own text. But some "i-can't-wait-to-ge-rich" publisher, just upload it and hope to get a six figure income from it. Do you want to see an example of the template?



    Now to persuade the buyers. A whole lot of mambo-jumbo about how great it is to use the product and at the end of it, is the owners name ( or is it? ) with nicely writen. But, sorry to say this, it's the default template! Do you feel cheated after reading this article? I don't know if the product that you bought from this kind of website worth buying from. Take a good look at the pink text again.



    How about those testimonials? Are they real or is it from the template? I'm sure you can decide it yourself. Below is the "testimonials" from buyers that bought the product. Notice the pink text again?



    Now let us take a look at some website using this testimonials. I'm sure you will never trust these kind of software author again. This time the affiliate publisher is wise enough to delete the pink text but stupid enough to use the same testimonials.



    Now, is this real? Can we ( you ) trust the testimonials? Is it worth buying this type of products? I'm sure some are worth buyinh but the other half just forking your wallet. Poorly planned software can lead to disaster and you just can gain trust from users by making-up testimonials and such. I know the author already stated that the publisher must do some editing but, some publishers are just too lazy.

    Who is Melissa Pierce of Tampa and David Crow? I have no idea maybe some dead person giving a free testimonial from the grave. Becareful not to step into a trap that can cause you fortune. How do i spot the "not-to-great" website using poor template? Easy, just Google it. If Google already indexed it, you can compare it easily using the steps below.

    Let say that you want to find out about Melissa Pierce of Tampa. Just copy any words in the testimonial and paste it to Google. You must put the " sign at the beggining and at the end of your search.

    "Melissa Pierce of Tampa, Florida says:"


    Try use the phrase above and you can see so many affiliate site with Melissa in it. If this Melissa so famous, would you love to meet her in person? My point is, you should use your critical thinking, not just in the real world but also in the cyber world. A great reading for you about critical reading can be found at Berkeley.edu. Take care and don't use the default template next time will ya.


    posted by Jamloceng @ 12:49 PM  
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    Blood coming from my ears.
    For two full hour of Soulfly and Black Dahlia Murder, it's time to get something soothing.

    So i decided to slip in some smooth sound. Well, it got to do with Soulfly too. I'm listening to berimbau music. What is berimbau? It's a folk instrument from Brazil. Yes, Max cavalera from Soulfly just love playing it in all of his albums.



    The berimbau is composed of a bow-like body, however rather than shooting arrows the performer strikes the cord with a stick. This produces a deep resonance - the trademark 'Wah-Wah' sound - that is controlled by the movement of the cabaça against the musician's body. A coin or stone pressed against the string provide further control and a small caxixi shaker completes the instrument.
    The African slaves brought the Berimbau to Brazil where it is now closely associated with Capoeira.

    Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that intertwines music and dance in order to create a unique form of self-expression. Capoeira music is performed by the 'fighter / dancers' themselves who sing and play percussion instruments including: the pandeiro, agogo, atabaque or conga and at least one or two Berimbaus. via Rhythmweb.com


    Then i listen to Australian aboriginal unstrument; that is Didgeridoo. I do listen alot to heavy metal/rock stuff but i just love percussion and traditional instruments.

    As with imagemaking, Aboriginal music also unites consciousness with the invisible laws and energy patterns of nature. Aboriginal art is perhaps most accurately described as a method for gaining knowledge of nature and its invisible Dreaming. An example is the playing of the didjeridoo, a long wooden flute, perhaps the oldest musical instrument on earth.

    Traditionally, an Aborigine would go into nature and listen intensely to animal sounds, not just voices but also the flapping of wings or the thump of feet on the ground. The Aborigine would also listen to the sounds of wind, thunder, trees creaking, and water running. The essences of all these sounds were played with as much accuracy as possible within the droning sound of the didjereedoo. For the Aborigine, the observation of nature immediately requires a state of empathy, which leads to am imitative expression.- via Aboriginalart.com




    Like i said, Soulfly is a mixture of heavy metal and traditional tone. It's hard to describe to you, but you can buy Soulfly's latest album, then you can understand what it's all about. Here in Malaysia, the price of didgeridoo too high and i'm hoping if any of my Australian can send me didg as a gift for me.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:53 PM  
    Adsense loves sofa bed saga?
    Yesterday was weird for me and my other Malaysian Adsense publishers. I thought my Adsense gave me some unrelated ads according to my content but guess what, it's not. Lampusuluh was the ealiest to inform me about this.

    All of my ads were about sofa beds! When i say all, i mean ALL of my Adsense ads. After several hours, Adsense ads working nicely. My content was not related with sofa beds at all and so does my friends. We blog about 100% different things but still, sofa beds are showing.

    I have no idea what was going on yesterday and boy, it took me several hours to edit my content just to find the right ads. I do hope this is not Santa's latest chirstmas surprise party. LOL
    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:47 PM  
    More Jobs using piracy?
    Piracy is the main terrorist for all major software vendors and makers. With billion of dollars to protect, piracy is seen as the main revenue killer for them.

    But do know that more jobs can be offered to the public? For example in Malaysia, more than 20,000 fresh graduates are not working. I'm looking this issue from a different view. In Vietnam almost 2 billion woth of pirated copies are circulating around Asia. Who's going to enforce the law? Let me give you a simple calculation about piracy. Let us take Vietnam for example.

    Pirated Goods worth 20 millions equals to 4 millions pirated goods users.


    Looking at the simple figure, it's near to impossible to raid all the illegal downloads and pirated CD's. If the Asean countries joinning hands, still, we can only see a small drop in pirated copies. The reason is, not enough manpower. Where can we get the extra muscle? Yes from unemployed fresh graduates.

    The problem that may arise is, will the fresh graduates say yes? They ( fresh graduates ) are hoping to get job according to their academic level and a field work maybe not as interesting as it gets. They would like to get a big juicy paycheck but i doubt the enforcement bodies are willing to pay a high salary. Again, let us look at another formula shall we.

    Reduce pirated goods worth $30b ( in USD ) per year. Let say the enforcement bodies willing to pay $2000 monthly, equals to $20m ( 2000 x 10,000 fresh graduates )


    Still the copyrights holders can make some nice profits in a long run. That only for Vietnam and not for the rest of Asean countries! In my opinion, fresh graduates can lower the piracy percentage. The BSA or IRAA can employ fresh graduates from different background such as computer softwares, system admins, architects and so on. For the none computer related graduates, maybe they can work on the as the field officers or something. Imagine million of users using P2P to download copyright goods from internet, even the best honeypot server in the world can't read all the logs. We still need human-based workers to operate the servers. With the technology of grid computer, detecting illegal downloads can be reduced but still human workers are the final decision maker.

    The more jobs offered, the high the buying power. This will increase the sale of copyrights in the future. The more we maximize buying power, the more computer can be sold and that is a good news to the software vendors and makers. Sony have made a wrong turn by using their rootkit and hoping that will solve the problem and it has proven to be a failure.

    If the enforcement bodies ( RIAA, BSA etc ) solely depending on police or other government bodies, shutting down illegal copies will be a day-in and day-out process. It's just like a loop and i think there's a good side from the bad side of piracy. It creates more jobs for you and me.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:23 PM  
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    Xmas CD from Diana Krall.


    Computer & Softwares.
    BizRate is offering huge promotion during Christmas. Compare the prices.

    FREE Tablet PC for Xmas.
    Win a new Tablet PC every week. No fee and no strings attach. Sign-up and win a brand new Tablet PC as your Christmas gift.

    Extra income from your browser.
    Surf the internet and get $150 daily. Free sign-up and get $10 free gift. Another great way to get nice Christmas gift.

    Adsense Advance Tips.
    This is the ultimate Christmas gift for Adsense publisher. More income for you in 10 minutes tweak only!

    Promote your product with a crazy-low fee.
    Need some promotion? Try promoting your product within Jamloceng.

    Hotels.
    Find your hotel during Christmas seasson. Great price drop in the hotel top list.

    Above is what i'm offering you during Christmas. Almost 50% cut and you can enjoy Christmas even more.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 10:58 AM  
    Thursday, December 15, 2005
    Christmas Balloon.
    I never know how ballons are made. For that, i've found a website telling me how ballons are made. In the article, a nice tutorial about how to make balloons at home.

    The man who invented and patented the Geo, Ron Prater from Indiana, made all his prototype balloons at home, and vulcanized them in his kitchen oven (of course, his dad was a chemist at Pioneer Balloon Company...). I have a newspaper article (that was reprinted in a clown magazine) which discusses this.

    Regarding making balloons at home, I've watched the hand dipping process and it's a snap. One good person with a few hundred dollars invested could make a gross in about 12 to 16 hours. At that rate, the cost would be prohibitive. - Marvin
    via BallonHQ.com

    Holiday seassons is just around the corner plus new year too. It would be fun to make ballons at home. The problem is, i've no idea where to get the materials for my ballon-making-project. From the list of ingredients, sounds like a secret nuclear stuff. Well, maybe it's easier for me getting the balloons from the shop.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 6:30 PM  
    Wednesday, December 14, 2005
    Adsense ID got indexed by Google?
    Yes folks, another Adsense post from me and i do hope you don't mind about this tiny post. I've wrote the article several weeks ago but i still need some time to get things straight first. Now that everything is up and going, i'll make this article to the public.

    Several weeks ago, i just got bored and searching the internet for....nothing! Like i just told you, i'm bored but i decided to try looking into the Google search result. The result was making my heart stop beating for a second or two. By using Google strings, you can search almost anything within seconds. Here's the story.

    I was bored and i saw a site with an Adsense on it. So i'm looking at the source code of the site just for fun. Then i copied the Adsense ID ( pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxx ) and just paste it in Google. By using the string "pub-xxxxxxxxxxx" ( yes, you need to add the " signs ), Google showed me several site using the same ID. Meaning that, the Adsense publisher running several sites with Adsense in it. So what is the big news?

    I have a question for you; Do you want your account to be known to your friends or enemy? I guess not. We need some privacy with our streams of income and i do understand that very well. It doesn't matter if he or she is running an illegal site or not but some things better kept secret.

    What if a nutcase decided to click your Adsense like a madman? Yes, you not only lost your income from one site but from all sites. By using the Google syntax, you can easily track who's who. Yes some Adsense publisher hides their site from the public because they don't want the public to copy their Adsense method.

    At the time i wrote this article, Google seems to block search result of Adsense ID's. This is a good news for Adsense publishers as they can play around more with their new-200-site-soon. I never tried this method from other search engines. For me, this is not a magic trick from Google. As we all know the Adsense code is just text and search engines will read from the text and cached it.


    <script type="text/javascript">
    google_ad_client = "pub-xxxxxxxxxxxx";
    google_alternate_color = "ffffff";


    As you can see, the Adsense ID is just a plain text and not in encypted code. It's easy for search engines to index the Adsense ID as well as normal human being. Happy hunting.
    posted by Jamloceng @ 4:59 PM  
    Google Spam Report.
    Google have a nice form for you to report about unhealthy site. You can use their form and save others from spams. Why did i say that? Because misleading site can cause you a hole in your wallet. Let us read what Google says about this kind of act.

    We work hard to return the most relevant results for every search we conduct. To that end, we encourage site managers to make their content straightforward and easily understood by users and search engines alike. Unfortunately, not all websites have users' best interests at heart. Trying to deceive (spam) our web crawler by means of hidden text, deceptive cloaking or doorway pages compromises the quality of our results and degrades the search experience for everyone.
    Google Spam Report.

    In the form, Google list down several NO-NO for you to choose. Make sure you know what you're doing and don't take this as your latest April Fool gag. Below is the list :

    1. Hidden text or links
    2. Misleading or repeated words
    3. Page does not match Google's description
    4. Cloaked page
    5. Deceptive redirects
    6. Doorway pages
    7. Duplicate site or pages
    8. Others

    Shall we go into the details as usual. Let's start with #1 shall we. Ermm...hidden text. Take a look at the word hidden. Why must one hide something from you? That's the question you must know by now. I'm sure i don't have to spell out for you right because all of my readers are pure genius. But for those who just found thi article, let me explaine it to you.

    Some greedy website owner using hidden text to generate some income. For example, if the site owner is an Adsense publisher, he can easily get ads that he wants without any high quality content. This site owner can hide his or her text by using the same colour as their site background or using some anchor codes. Adsense will read the code and thinks that the content or site is about so-and-so. What is so-and-so you might ask? Let say he or she is using words related to Adsense ( generate money from home, Adsense for dummies etc ) and hides it so that Adsense bot thinks it's about Adsense.

    Why cheat on Adsense? You can use their guideline to get the related ads by using Section Targeting. Adsense has already posted an important guideline for publisher. Yes, this is not for the big boys only but for all publishers. Just follow their guideline and you'll be happy with the result.

    Cloaked pages also a big NO-NO and Google just put a spam-flag on those pages. A nice article about cloaking can be read at SearchEngineWorkShops.com. I'm so amazed at how many company or individual offering cloaking software. My biggest worry is, if you search for "cloaking software", plentty of AdWords publishers offering this kind of software. The funny thing is Google consider it as a big NO but at the same time Google is allowing ads about it. I'm not questioning Google policy but don't you think it's weird? Enough about Google, just don't cloack your pages.

    Doorway pages is also pretty nasty in terms of grabbing the first spot in search engines. Basicaly, doorway pages just a bunch of garbage with zillion of backlinks. Yes, doorway and link farm at the same time is something all search engine hates. SearchEngineWatch has a great article about doorway pages. Long story short, doorway pages was so yesterday and this is how they created it.

    By using a software they can published thousand of pages at one blow. Yes, by adding some text and links, you can fire up your doorway pages to all search engine in just under 10 minutes. What is in the pages? Just links pointing back to your original site and some link farming going as well. Again, if you search Google using "doorway pages", plentty of AdWords publishers showing their ads. I need to talk to Google about their AdWords policy later.

    Maybe we should talk about AdWords policy and their Spam Policy now. According to their Spam Report, doorway and cloak pages are not allowed but when it comes to AdWords ( aka revenue ), Google are allowing ads about doorway and cloak software/services. I'm dumb and i know that, but i just can understand the whole scene. First the ask us to report to them but at the same time encouraging AdWords pubslihers to advertise about the thing they ban before.

    What do you think about this? Pretty interesting topic eh. Ok, i know i'm bit off topic but still, interesting to dig.



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