Gonna Go A Way For A While

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I'm afraid that for the next fortnight I'm going on holiday so I won't be able to post till I get back. So in the mean time have fun.


A New Digg Feature

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While browsing through the Digg articles I had this idea that could improve the bury feature of a story. At the moment the bury command only has Duplicate Story, Spam, Wrong Topic, Inaccurate, and OK, This is Lame



This is all very well and good but one small improvement could make this better. For example a couple of sites in the upcoming list (they have fallen out by the time they reach the front page) don't work. Now this is kind of annoying, espically when it has 20 + diggs. So it must be sort of important or very cool. Having this "Doesn't Work" Feature in the bury list would remove the article before it annoys to many people. As well as this a small message such as the one you see when a topic has been marked inaccurate by a lot of people could appear.

Again this is only an idea but could help out and improve the system. Although it probably wont be implemented. Like the dam picture section.


Bomb Squad Joke (Picture)

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After looking through my computer I found another funny image. Don't those bomb squad guys have the best sense of humor. You can click the image for full size / original.


A Note About The Dent In Your Car

I can't remember where I found this picture but it is really funny. There is defiantly a reason you should use one parking space and not 2.
Click the image for the full super funny version.


A Quick Colour Tip To Improve Your Adsense CTR

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Many people that use Adsense try to get the best Click Thru Ratio (CTR) as possible simply because the more clicks they get the more money they earn. There is more than one way to best a good CTR most of the time it involves Ad placement. But colours go along way to helping how people see your Ads.

When you use the Adsense colour pallet for picking your Ads you usually see single colour menus. Meaning you can use either one of the predefined colour schemes or one of your own.


It is little know that if you scroll all the way down to the bottom there is an option to pick more than one colour for an advertising unit.


Now this is a Gold Mine for increasing your CTR, simply because each time the page is refreshed or loaded the adverts change, you can text it now to see the effects. This can reduce banner blindness for regular visitors. Another tip is to have one or two colour schemes that contrast that will automatically show on a random basis. This helps increase your CTR (has worked on my anyway) and will hopefully make you earn more.

Just a quick time that I found, please leave your comments in the comments section (where else would you put them).


Pachelbel Rant - Funny Thursday

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Its time for funny Thursday and this is a great video. I found it so funny. Click the play.


Top Tips To Getting To The Front Page of Digg

You will have probably heard of Digg. The site that is socially driven news which every time some one Diggs a story it has a chance to getting to the front page. Which means lots of visitors to you site. But what are the best ways to accomplish this.
It is widely known that not every Digg carries the same weight. Some users have a better chance of promoting stories to the front page than others.

Top Tips

  1. Digg lots of stories, read them as well. Look thorugh a lot of the upcoming pages and digg stories that are of interest to you. Then more you digg the better. But don't just randomly digg hundreds of stories on after another. The Digg computer knows.
  2. Have friends. The more friends you have the more chance they will digg you story in the upcoming list. The more the merrier.
  3. Have powerful digging friends. There is no point in having 500 friends that don't digg you stories. Get one that are frequent diggers. These are usually the ones on the homepage.
  4. Submit all kinds of stories not just your own. You have more of a chance of creating a powerful account if you have many different stories that are promoted. There is more of a chance next time round when yours are in the pipeline.
  5. Submit stories around break times in the USA. The majority of Diggers are in the USA. If you submit around lunch, you may get all the people on their break time looking at your story. This time also coincides with dinner time in the UK. Another large populous of Digging people.
These tips I have generated over the the long period I have been on Digg and hopfully y ou have found them useful. And remember to digg it.

Comic Wednesday - Dilbert

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You have to love dilbert, you can click the image for the full size.


Photo Tuesday - Large Memory


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Here is a quick image of a very large computer chip. It is used for memory expansion in an old computer. I think it is about 4k in size.

Click for full size.


9 Things I Hate About Everyone

This is a quick list of things I hate about people.



  1. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna Kick their asses!

  2. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

  3. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?". If the bus came would I be standing here, dumbass?

  4. People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the tv remote because they refuse to walk to the tv and change the channel manually.

  5. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too".?Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

  6. When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

  7. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?".... Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

  8. When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

  9. When people say "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

Frustration Friday

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Its the end of the week and as usual there is always some frustration to go with it. Heres what I am frustrated about this week.

  • The Weather it is so bad.
  • Slow internet, a weekly problem that isn't getting better.
To be perfectly honest this week hasn't been to bad. Although it is the summer holidays.

Funny Thursday - Best of the Internet

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This a video of the best videos on the internet. Some of these are the classics.
Although I wont spoil it for you the best ones are defiantly skiing big bird thing (name escapes me), guy firing a large rifle, and a person falling over after firing a rocket.
Many of the falls must really hurt.


Picking A Good Affilate on ClickBank


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This guide is basically going to tell you how to spot the good affiliates on ClickBank. For those who don't no ClickBank is an organisation which you can use to buy and sell products on the internet. All are digital. Affiliates role in this is to market the products them selves and get a share of the profits, usually 50 - 75%. These tips are going to be used to find a good affiliate to help you earn lots of money.

Step 1) Sign up. This is usually a good place to start

Step 2) Visit the market place. This is where all the affiliate links are and makes sense to go here.

Step 3) Find a product or niche that you are interested in. There is no point writing an article that you have no knowledge about. The better you know a subject the better the article.

Finding Good Products

Good products for the Market place should have a couple if not all of these tenancies to find a good product worth promoting.
When you find a product use a gravity that isn't to high. The gravity is how well it is selling and how many people are promoting the product. The gravity should be around 50 - 100. Over a hundred and it is over saturated in the market. Too many people are selling. Under 50 the product might not be that good. BUT it doesn't mean you shouldn't trying selling that product. It may be new and give you many sales.

Next open the pitch page you are looking for a couple of things for a good product page.
It should be designed to a point that it is easy for the customer to use. Be very critical. You don't want to send customers to a site and they can't find where the buy links are.

One other things to look for a pop ups. Does a little pop up come up asking for you for a free trial. These are designed to lead customers away from your affiliate links so they can target them later so the publisher can earn more sales. If it does this steer clear.
This also happens when you close the page or leave the page for a while when reading the content. Open and close a couple of the pitch pages to get and idea of how the site works.
Subscribe now links within the page are not to bad, as long as they are not to forceful.

Another thing to check is to make sure that there is a clear buy link at the bottom of the page. The reason for this is that some people could scroll all the way down and miss the links leaving the site with no sales.

A good site that is well designed should have lots of images and possible videos, these are great to give customers a chance to see what the product is about. People like pictures on the internet and most prefer them over text.

As well as this a good affiliate should be offering a good commission rate if it is too low, come back later. You want to try and make the most money possible. If there is a similar product that offers more money for the same amount of effort try the higher paying product first.

Finally

One final tip is to read existing reviews and comment on a product from ClickBank. If there are hundreds of reviews on the internet but they say the product is poor, then be dubious. If you mange to sell a product but the consumer returns it, thats a wasted sales. Read up and find the best product to promote.


Angry Mum(Cartoon Wednesday)

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Its Wednesday, and its time for a cartoon, this week (or seems like every day since i'm bored) is a new cartoon. This is one angry mom you don't want to get the bad side of.

Click for full version.

Arghhh.


The "Real" Reason The Tortoise Won The Hare And Tortoise Race

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I've found the real reason the Tortoise won the Hare and Tortoise race it wasn't the fact that the Hare fell asleep the Tortoise had a rocket strapped to its back. You can click the image for the full version.

Hare and Tortoise
Soon I while post a link to a video of how its done, at the moment its in post processing stage and is taking ages to complete.


Photo Tuesday - Planet Earth Inversed

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Its time for Photo Tuesday, the weekly resources where I find a really cool image which is suitable for your desktop. This weeks I think is one of the best and defiantly looks cool as my background. Its called planet earth inversed.
Click for full size.
PLanet Earth Inversed


A New Driver (Cartoon)

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I've started to drive (been a bit slow off the ball) and had this great idea of a new learner drive. I decided to change things up a bit and go with an alien.
You can click the image for the full version.

Alien DrivingI'm soon going to post a video of how I drew this character. It should soon be up.

Edit: Heres the video of me making it.




You Know When You Use A Computer To Much?

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This was a little cartoon that I drew a couple of days ago when I was a little bored. He must use a computer to much.
Till next time good bye.


Frustration Friday

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Its time for frustration Friday. The weekly update about the things I am frustrated about. This week it is:

  • The Weather, as usual its rubbish
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Windows
  • Slow Windows Applications
  • People liking windows

Frustrating Adsense Part 2

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You may remember a couple of days ago that I brought you a cartoon about the first couple of days when joining the program, well here is the end part. If you missed the first part you can find it here. Click the image for the full version.

Frustrating AdsenseThe long and short of it is that Google knows what you do and don't break the Terms of Service. You can be banned.


Funny Thursday - Cracked Laptop Screen

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Its time for funny Thursday, and this is a bit of a different one. Below is an image of a cracked laptop screen, which can be used on any wide screen computer. Just set the image to full screen and walk away. And let the laughter roll in.

Cracked Laptop ScreenClick for full size

Analyze Galaxies In Your Spare Time! I Do.

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When look up at the sky at night there are millions and millions and millions of stars, Galaxies and other space dust floating about in space. We have so much information about space we don't no what to do with it. But there is one small problem. We have so much that we can't classify it all. In specific galaxies. We have computer algorithm's that can sort of classify then but there not very good. The reason for this is that computers cannot find and classify patterns very well but your brain can. So a team made a website to help classify the millions of galaxies out there. Its called Galaxy Zoo.

Analyze Galaxies In Your Spare Time! I Do.
After a brief tutorial and training you have to complete a quick test upon getting 8 out of 15 right you can start classifying galaxies. And it is great fun.

Analyze Galaxies In Your Spare Time! I Do.As you can see its pretty easy to classify a galaxy you just click a button and that its done. As you can see its galaxy number 587,732,771,043,803,317 so there is plenty to go round.

Its really addictive, the hardest part is to stop. You can sign up and start here.


Cartoon Wednesday - Adsense

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Its time for cartoon Wednesday. This time its called Adsense. I drew this yesterday. Coloured in Photoshop. Click the image for the full super size version.

Adsense frustration 0 clicks.Every day seems to feel like this.


It Wont Hurt - Photo Tuesday

Ahh This was so cute.

Don't worry. It doesn't hurt much: A Dalmatian reassures a kitty as they wait for their zoonose vaccination shots in Hyderabad, India. Zoonoses are diseases transmitted between animals and humans.



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Blue Screen of Death Cartoon

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Summer boredom has started to set in so I decided to draw a quick cartoon. Entitled the Blue Screen of Death its a bit early for Halloween but I don't care. Click the image to see the full version.

Sit tight till next time.


Blogger Idea - Duel View

Ical IconHey I've just had an idea of Blogger having a duel view for its composing of the posts. As you can see in the image below it is basically to composition panel next to each other. The advantage of this is that you don't have to keep switching between the tabs at the top. You can also directly edit the HTML without the need to scroll. The scroll bars would probably be linked.

Blogger Idea Duel View Click For Full Version

It was just an idea that I dreamed up the other day. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Over A Hundred Posts

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The previous post I am glad to say was post number 100. Since this blog hasn't been going long this is a great achievement. Or I have been rambling on to much.
Any who to a hundred more.


Surrounded PacMan

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I was really bored yesterday so I decided to do a bit of drawing. The image below was drawn by hand, scanned and colour added in Photoshop. I don't think it s bad for first go, but there are hundreds of improvements I could make for when I do a next.
Click the image for full size.

Surrounded PacMAnI might do another one tonight, or a couple of variations on this one. So check back.