Oct 29

Rent Books, Don’t Buy

Category: Facts,Information

In life, there are many different things that we crave yet we do not really need. One of the perfect examples of this would be in books. Truth be told, when people buy school books, reading books and whatnot, it does not happen very often that the reader will pick that book up again and read it over and over. The usual scenario is that the book is lot in the recesses of your shelves at home, only to gather dust and slowly deteriorate. Thus, it does not make much sense to purchase books that will only be used once, especially now when prices are skyrocketing due to high inflation.

Instead of allowing that to happen, the most practical course of action is to rent books. Not only is this alternative much cheaper than actually purchasing them, but it also lessens wastage of products. At the same time, you can cycle through different books much faster because you will have more spending money. For bookworms this can be a dream come true because they can immediately get new reading material as soon as possible without having to worry too much about expenses.

The only downside with renting books is that you do not have the feeling of owning a brand new book. Some of the material that you rent out may also be slightly damaged. For some people, this is a big issue but if you can look past that, you will ultimately be able to enjoy much more than you think.

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Oct 22

Advertisement through online dissemination

Category: Information

Advertising products, campaigning, and commercials are just some of the common forms and ways that the online world exhibits to its users to disseminate needed information. Those people that are into business are the ones that seem to take most advantage of the reach of the online community. Through posts, blogs, videos, and even group messages, users are presented with numerous varying products and services that are made for their consumption. Advertising through online dissemination is one technique that appears to work almost all the time. The increase in people getting more inclined with the usage and convenience of the Internet will also pave way for the rise of businesses and even those into selling since more people are informed of what they have to offer. All that is really needed to successfully capture the interest of the viewers are creativity and uniqueness of every offer presented.

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Oct 15

Links: a tricky subject

To get a decent ranking these days, you need to do a fair amount of work on your link profile. You can optimise your pages as far as you like, but without the reputation indicator of a good links profile, your SEO plans are not going to get you very far.

The topic of links is a very tricky one for those new to SEO to get their heads around. Links are far from simple. They’re not simple to obtain, and they’re definitely not simple to work into your rankings calculation. Even experienced search engine optimisation experts have difficulty judging what difference a particular link is going to make to a site’s SEO.

Links were once judged in a fairly democratic fashion. One link counted as one popularity vote. This system was a simple one, and made things simple for sites in terms of search engine optimisation. If a site owner wanted to get ahead in the search engines and had completed their on-page SEO, all they had to do was arrange for a few more links to point to their site. One link, one vote. Read more

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Oct 8

Ahoy there!

Category: Audio,News,Piracy
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Yep, those bloody pirates have struck again! But the British police were right to save the day as they conducted a dawn raid in Cardiff, Welsh and arrested three people suspected of involvement in Internet-based music and film piracy rings. Two men (one of which is the ring leader) and a woman were said to be part of the biggest suppliers of pirated music and films in Britain, earning about 3,000 pounds (6,173 $) a month. Now I understand how these cyber thieves find the piracy business a lucrative one. Too bad it�s considered illegal and unethical. But piracy is not going to end unless people stop buying from them. Just some food for thought, folks.

Source: Reuters

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Oct 1

Use Desktop Pop-up Application with Asterisk PBX

Reminders, alerts, pop-ups, etc. are very important in this busy running world. Multi-tasking is what all of us do and so chances of overlooking certain alerts is likely. But what if we overlook something which is really significant? Not done, right? Yes! As a result, to avoid this confusion, desktop screen pop-up was introduced. Desktop pop-up application delivers integrated web searches with GoogleMaps and GoogleSearch to locate, dial and save new contacts.

Desktop popup application combines the power of the Microsoft, the power of Google, and the power of your Asterisk PBX based phone to speed up and simplify all your phone communications. Desktop applications use Asterisk AMI link to control any phone connected to a hosted Asterisk server, or control any phone connected to a Broad Soft server.

Possible instant messaging and other Asterisk call notification tools you could utilize: include the following:
1. smbclient (SAMBA)
2. YAC (windows & TiVo listener)
3. YAACID (open source in .NET/C#): Yet Another Asterisk Caller ID
4. Jabber (various methods), ICQ, MSN, …
5. Covide (CRM software)
6. FOP (Flash Operator Panel)
7. HooDaHek (collection of CallerID scripts and tools for Asterisk VOIP PBX)
8. App_notify network caller notification. Mac OSX client available (3rd party tool)
9. app_broadcast: Works with YAC etc. (3rd party tool)
10. asteroid (Open source, JAVA)
11. iBCallMan (Windows Desktop Call Manager)
12. PL Call Notify
13. MythTV OSD
14. NetCID (talking callerid)
15. Emerald Caller-ID Search
16. ADM – Asterisk Desktop Manager
17. U-Rang II (Screen Pop Utility for Windows)
18. Asterisk Dial & Announce Tool (ADAT). Free call-notifier (Outlook/CRM integration, event handling, click-to-dial, BLF panel and more).
19. Pbx Screen Popper (Opens a web page on incoming calls based on specific matching criteria)
20. StarJunction Free Edition Caller ID pop. Integration with Salesforce and SugarCRM
21. OutCall (Pop-Up as well as Outlook integration, free and open source)
22. Email
23. CallerIDpop Perl Script
24. DialApplet, Windows, Mac & Linux
25. AsteriskCallNotification Mac
26. Asterisk+Twitter
27. VoIP Operator Free Windows call notification and dialer for Asterisk. Very easy to use and install.
28. InGenius Connector Search-and Dial PC Application, Caller ID pop, integration with MS Outlook, Active Directory and Google. Optional Softphone.
29. Thirdlane Dialer Free dialer and screen-pop application for Asterisk based PBXs. Integrated with Thirdlane PBX and Thirdlane PBX MTE, MS Outlook, any web based CRM, dual-mode – floating or Outlook toolbar, supports call to URLs.

To add to all this, Apps4Rent offers you the best application hosting solutions, such as, hosted VOIP PBX, Exchange, SharePoint, etc. These software hosting solutions has become the preferred way for companies to implement business software.

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Sep 24

Intel plans to release a Six-Core Xeon processor?

Category: News,Piracy

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Bad news for that certain someone who leaked the info at Sun Microsystems. Intel is furious when news of a particular PDF document that outlines the year-old partnership between the twp companies. It does not contain highly- sensitive information however there are pricing details and other information on a new high-end Xeon for multiprocessor server. Sources state that the leak came from the Austrian offices of Sun and has wormed its way outside the company’s network. However, Intel still refuses to comment on said leak.

SOURCE: Internetnews

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Sep 17

Blog and Be Relieved

Category: Bloggers,Blogs

Blogs are often misjudged as no more than diaries that contain nothing relevant. But for some, new ways to maximize their potential such as a form of therapeutic or business means have totally made blogging a household name on the web today.

The blogger in charge can choose to be a pessimistic or conservative one. That is the freedom given by blogging and allows people to build on their character. Enticing comment participation not only gets feedback but allows the blogger to learn and mature as well. With all these in hand, everyone will agree that blogging is good for the soul. You just have to put it up a notch and maximize its fruits.

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Sep 10

“w00t!”

Category: News

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Thanks to gamers from all over and l33t-speak (that�s hacker language for the laymen out there) shout — “w00t!” — has just been named as the “Word of the Year” by the Merriam-Webster Online Web Site. According to the Merriam-Webster Web site, the word �w00t!� (spelled with two zero�s instead of two letter O�s) is an acronym for �We owned the other team,� but is mainly used as an interjection to express joy, most especially in the case of triumph.

Such as other coded languages, l33t-speak was developed for exclusivity so as to make it harder to detect hackers� online conversations. And as the nature of speakers of coded languages, despite the popularity of “w00t!,� I�m sure that these guys have moved on and have coined another term to substitute for it. But I�m sure that whatever that new term is, it would eventually get out of its exclusivity and may even be the next catch phrase of 2008.

Source: Yahoo! News

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Sep 3

Wise Decisions in Building Your Website for SEO

Category: Blogging tools

SEO Book

The purpose of establishing our website will be the initiating part which will lead towards proper conceptualization of a website and establishment on the web. Today, people build sites plainly for the sake of showing off that they have one. But overall, unless the owners of that website know for a fact that they have more things to do to market and increase visibility, chances are the whole effort will go for naught.

There are benefits and powers that a website can provide. Most of them are not unleashed if the webmaster does not know which online tools they can use to bolster the site’s capabilities. Putting up a website is one thing but growing it is another. It is like a small business that will never grow unless you know the proper strings to pull in order for it to function satisfactorily.

You can read on this article for deeper understanding: Five Questions to Answer Before You Build Your Website (source)

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Aug 27

Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 test run

Category: Firefox,News,Review
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I don�t think this post can cover a lot of the improvements made on Firefox 3 Beta 1. I guess the delays are sure worth it. Now let�s get down to the good stuff:

Fixes of 11,000 plus bugs
Change of 2 million lines of code
One-click info button to get site (ownership and identity) info
Automatically disables older insecure versions of plug-ins
Workability on Microsoft Windows Vista parental controls
Resumption of downloads
Ability to save tabs
Places bookmarking engine with Smart Places Folder for further organization of bookmarks
Browser speed increases
XPCOM Tool that reduces memory leakage
And more!

Source: Internetnews.com

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