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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

All must know how worst abortion is ???......

All must know how worst abortion is ???......

See the below pictures , which will tell you the truth !!!!!!!!!
Many guys are helping out their girlfriends, money wise for this sin!!!!!
Don't think that nobody knows about it.....
The great GOD is watching you!
GOD WILL MAKES URE YOU'LL PAY FOR THE PAIN THAT THE BABY'S GOES THROUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aborted at 7 weeks.



Aborted at 8 weeks.

Aborted at 9 weeks.


Aborted at 10 weeks.


Aborted at 11 weeks.

Aborted at 22 weeks.

Aborted at 24 weeks.



More Pictures..






PRO CHOICE??? DO YOU THINK THESE BABIES CHOSE TO DIE???

This Is Dedicated To The Memory
Of All The Aborted Babies Throughout The World.

Please pass this on to as many people as u can.......if u have a heart u will..........i sent it to u cuz i know u have a heart n will send it to others, so that they will know what happens to their child and all the pain the baby goes through when they abort their baby.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Do age and social networking really matter?


So, there were some interesting tweets in the Twitter-verse yesterday and I think it started with Alan Lepofsky (yes, of the one-time Lotus fame) talking about some “Gen Y” people who had come to his booth today and spent a great deal of time talking about how they wanted to change the world, and that their needs for tools were different than anyone else’s.

And Alan’s initial tweet was

…Just listened to 20 min of 4 20somethings talk about their needs, which were identical to the needs of everyone around me.

And, of course, there were other tweets in response, some from fellow IBMers like Luis Suarez. And Luis’ comments are valid and certainly pointed out that not everyone has the time to search for information nor does everyone live with these kinds of tools.

Interesting.

But, it got me thinking. In many presentations, I have seen people tie this whole social networking thing to the Millenials - and we even have slides in many of the Lotus Connections presentations that show age gaps and how different ages learn differently, or react differently to the sharing and collection of knowledge.

As a side note….I can’t tell you how many times I have had customers come up to me after a presentation like that and say they took offense to that particular slide - the one about how different ages learn/connect, etc. They say, it’s not true, and is a generality we shouldn’t be preaching. And, I, for one, have taken that slide OUT of ANY pitch I give on Connections or social software. I think it’s a bit demeaning.

But Anyway…back to my point…

Was it really the age gap that brought about these tools? Was it really the “needs” of the millenials that were SO different from the needs of everyone else that brought this whole revolution? Are millenials really the only ones who were crying out, demanding these tools? Or are we just grasping at straws here? Why do we feel the need to constantly hold onto that age gap thing? I’m really having a hard time with this.

Sure, we had a TON of intellectual capital sitting in people’s heads - but I would argue that many non-Millenials were thirsty for the tools to share this information too. I think the need was out there, no matter WHAT age you were or where you were in your career. I use the Internet. I “play” online. I collaborate in new and inventive ways. And I’m NOT a millenial. And, I know many, many just like me - and they aren’t millenials either.

Maybe it’s that the millenials are pushing harder or refusing to use other tools more - maybe we should have stood up long ago and pushed for these tools ourselves - maybe we were just too complacent with things like team rooms and discussion databases and forums and such. (which have been around the whole time I’ve been out of college)

I don’t know. But I know one thing…I for one, am going to try to stop pushing the age issue so hard. I think we ALL need these tools. We ALL should be using them - because true collaboration is NOT new. The ability to share information is NOT new and this is NOT just a millenial concept.

It just has a better wardrobe. (ok..and maybe a face-lift or two)

Or am I just age sensitive today?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What you really need to get the most out of high resolution observing Without wasting your $$$ resources.


I have already written a bit about planetary and general high resolution observing but I would like to encapsulate the essentials here for those who need a quick picture before actually purchasing a telescope or beginning a telescope assembly or design/construction process. It is my firm belief that most amateur astronomers become over-concerned with items that have relatively little impact on high resolution observing. I see many spend their money where it doesn't help deliver the best image, particularly new comers who must feel overwhelmed in the sea of gizmos and doodads, both electronic and optical, dangled before them. The fact is that most of these attachments and appliances are of relatively little value and do almost nothing but empty one's wallet. And since most of us have a limited budget I'd like to help those who just want an exceptionally good visual scope and want to get a really good view of the planets, moon and binary stars without going broke.

The Kind of Telescope It is my belief that a reflector with a good optical train and a sound design will work as well as a refractor. A reflector can always be made with a larger objective and relatively shorter tube than a refractor. Why serious interest remains in refractors for instruments over four inches aperture is a mystery to me. They are very expensive - far more expensive than a reflector of, say, two inches more in aperture made to exacting standards with first rate materials. The problem with most reflectors is that they are made with substandard materials and then compared - unfavorably - with refractors. No big surprise. Spend a little money in the right places and a reflector will give you the best image you can get with any telescope. Also, don't expect a 10" reflector four feet long to work like a 6" refractor four feet long. Please be reasonable. Please try and keep things in proportion. A bigger telescope has to be proportionally longer than a little scope, but a reflector will always have the edge in compactness.

The Objective Mirror and Secondary Mirror To have a first class telescope you need to have an excellent primary mirror, the heart of your telescope. Without this, you have nothing; everything else becomes superfluous. If the mirror can not deliver a wavefront image of Strehl .95 or better (nominal 1/8 wave), you will not see things at their best. Buy a mirror from me and you can be sure that this condition will exist. A 10" f/6 mirror from me will cost about $800. Now, go out and price an 8" apochromatic objective. After you catch your breath realize that an 8" apochromat will deliver an inferior image when compared to a 10" f/6 parabolic mirror made by me. Think about that - please. If you can get beyond this you will have the beginnings of a great telescope. Fine telescope mirrors have to be made with great care and with no concern about anything except producing the best product that will deliver the ultimate image. Of all the optics I have made for amateurs as well as professional, industrial or governmental use, nothing is more challenging than making a good telescope mirror. They require the most exacting standards; the finest geometric figures, the smoothest surfaces. Such work takes time, and, yes, even devotion. They don't come off a production line.

The diagonal secondary is a bit easier to make; its smaller and not aspheric; but it is not be despised and treated offhandedly. You need to get a good one or my work will be destroyed! It needs to be as good as the primary (See CALCULATING THE SIZE OF YOUR DIAGONAL and The Impact of Diagonal Surface Errors) and it needs to have a good coating. Mounting is also very important. I strongly recommend Protostar for the best diagonals at any price. I and my customers have had excellent results with these diagonals and their spider supports and mounting cells.

Eyepieces and other Essential Accessories If the mirror and secondary is where the amateur tries to skimp, the eye end is where he loves to spend money. What feels better than a new eyepiece in your pocket at the trade show? Right! The reality is that it will largely do nothing that the ones you have already do. Look, this is like addiction treatment. We live in a world where we are tantalized at every turn, from fast food to new cars. It just feels so good to spend a little money. We're a nation of box openers and shrink wrap rippers. If its packaged well it must be good. Unfortunately this does not work with astronomy. I suggest you save your monster eyepiece money and buy one really good mirror. I have bought very few eyepieces over my life time. I routinely use three or four Plossls, and two Barlows for an evenings work - that's it. Large, multi-element eyepieces have been designed for low to medium power wide field work, not for high resolution observing and high powers. They have too much glass, too many surfaces and scatter too much light. Not good for the planets.

My approach to eyepiece use is based upon an understanding of how optics work. Higher powers are best developed using a Barlow lens. And you do not need a very powerful one, a 2X or 2.5X Barlow is very good. Higher power Barlows are very sensitive to misalignment and have been reported to deliver less than desirable images. Nor is an apochromatic Barlow necessary. An ordinary two element achromat is plenty good enough. Barlows don't work that hard. And they should not be made to work hard. The basic idea of a Barlow is to gently bend the incoming rays outward so as to effectively slow down the primary mirror. An f/6 mirror optically becomes an f/12 or f/15 mirror. You can see now that the f/6 mirror takes on the characteristics of a slow classical refractor. The rays converge less obliquely, the mirror imaging system is now more relaxed and the eyepiece refracting system can more easily handle the job. You need to have less aberration correcting power built into the eyepiece - in other words, the eyepiece can be simpler with fewer elements, fewer surfaces, less scatter. What I have just described is the very essence of understanding the optical essentials of producing a fine stellar image. Keep the elements as few and the rays bent as little as possible. There is no more to it than that.

Bearing this in mind, a 10" f/6, or 8" f/6, is maximized for high resolution observing with the following accessories: 25mm, 12.5mm and 8mm Plossl eyepieces; a 2X and/or 2.5X achromatic Barlow; and a set of color filters such as a are sold by Orion or similar distributors. With these the following magnifications on a 10" f/6 can be realized:

Eyepieces alone: 60X, 120X and 190.5X

Eyepieces with a 2X Barlow: 120X, 240X and 381X

Eyepieces with a 2.5X Barlow: 150X, 300X and 476.25X

If you want to go crazy on a very good night and split a difficult double, pile the Barlows on top of each other and you can get up to 952X. And, believe it or not, with a good mirror, on a very good night, a star will hold its image! It won't be pretty, but it will remain as a well-defined spot and not explode into a fuzz ball. Try that with a mediocre mirror - it won't work.

Lastly is the business of filters. On planetary and lunar work they are essential to really good observing. I use orange on the moon, it seems to increase contrast but mostly it reduces the amount of light. If you have too much light entering your eye it essentially becomes stunned and unresponsive. Even the planets are mostly too bright. Since the moon is a monochromatic gray, after a while the obtrusive orange appearance will begin to disappear and you will seem to not notice much of anything except the nice flat and sharp lunar features. You should feel that the lunar landscape near the terminator is razor sharp and exciting to look at, not dull and soft. Planets benefit from specific colors: Jupiter reveals much with a blue filter, Saturn is especially beautiful with a yellow-green filter and Mars with blue and yellow and orange filters is good for showing clouds and enhancing surface features. Much has been written about this subject, but, sadly, I see almost no one using filters on the planets. Magnifications used should be moderate for planets, for a 10" about 200X to 250X. As discussed above, double stars can stand a lot of power when required for splitting a close pair, but their beauty dissolves with increased magnification. The moon, being an extended object can handle fairly high magnification, perhaps as much as 500X with a 10" on a very good night and 250X on most any night

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BEST TIPS TO REMEMBER

1. If you want your dreams to come true,
don't oversleep.

2. The smallest good deed is better
than the grandest intention.

3. Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.

4. The best vitamin for making friends
....B1.
5. The 10 commandments are
not multiple choice.

6. The happiness of your life depends on
the quality of your thoughts.

7. Minds are like parachutes...
they function only when open.

8. Ideas won't work
unless YOU do.

9. One thing you can't recycle
is wasted time.

10. One who lacks the courage to start
has already finished.

11. The heaviest thing to carry
is a grudge.

12. Don't learn safety rules
by accident.

13. We lie the loudest when
we lie to ourselves.

14. Jumping to conclusions
can be bad exercise.


15. A turtle makes progress when
it sticks its head out.

16. One thing you can give and still keep
...is your word.

17. A friend walks in when
everyone else walks out.

AND FINALLY..


18. The pursuit of happiness is
the chase of a lifetime!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES

  • Success in the classroom depends on effective note-taking and note studying techniques.

What is effective note taking?

  • The central feature of good note taking is listening and distilling important information—not writing down everything that is said.

Preparing to take notes

  • Suggestions on how to prepare to take notes:
  • Identify the instructor’s as well as your goals for the course.
  • Hint: You can get an idea of the instructor’s goals by looking at the course syllabus.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Why Changes Occur in Your Sex Life

When in a committed, loving relationship, sex can be an aspect that brings you even closer together.

Due to the bond sex creates between you and your partner, you will feel like at that very moment in time, there is nothing in the world that can make you feel closer.

However after a number of years of being together, the sex life of many couples slowly diminishes, as they find themselves having sex less frequently. Through no fault of their own, this slowdown occurs for a number of reasons, and with the added stresses and strains of life thrown in the mix, they find themselves in a place they never imagined they would ever be.

So why does this happen to so many couples, especially when you consider the fact that early on in their relationship, they more than likely could not have gone five minutes without putting their hands on places that should only be touched in private! The fact of the matter is that the stresses of life create changes in people that go unnoticed until at times too late. However it is important to state that even at if you do find yourselves at this point in your relationship, it is never too late to rekindle the flame on your sex life.

General Stress

Living in an uncertain economy places a great deal of stress on couples. Furthermore, with interest rates and inflation soaring through the roof, those who were financially ‘getting by’ are now struggling to make ends meet. This added pressure that couples are now faced with means that couples are having to work more, which means less time spent at home, which leads to less time spent together, and may ultimately lead to less sex.

As you may be working more, not only will you be spending more time at work as opposed to home, when you are home, you will more than likely be feeling a lot more tired, which simply adds to the problem. A key to tackling this issue is to improve your general fitness. This may include going to the gym; going for runs around the block; or dusting off your purchased home gym equipment, and making use of it.

Although all these are great ways to improve your general fitness, a just as good way to improve your fitness is through sex itself. Not only will it help you burn unwanted calories, you will more than likely enjoy it a lot more than taking a run around the block, where the only sounds you’ll be experiencing here are the sounds coming from your iPod!

Bringing up Children

Although children are a welcomed addition to a family, their presence automatically changes the shape of your sex life. From pregnancy to the time they leave the nest, you find yourselves putting them before your lives. Gone are the days where you could spontaneously surprise your partner, making love to them on the dining room table, as sitting at the other end of it, is probably your 14 year old son or daughter looking over at you in great disgust!

However, having children doesn’t mean your sex life has to stop. Make use of family and friends that welcome the idea of baby/ child sitting. Not only can you rekindle the flames and spontaneity in your relationship, it gives you both time alone to catch up on other things you may have unintentionally neglected.

Communication Goes a Long Way

Communication is the key for any kind of relationships survival. Some couples inadvertently take each other for granted, and talk at, rather than communicate with each other. Routine occurs to everyone, and although humans get content with this fact, it is important that you keep the lines of communication open, as if you’re not comfortably communicating with each other, you will find yourselves going off into different directions, and finding little time for each other.

Whether experiencing difficulties finding time for each other due to bringing up children, or just through the general stresses and stains of life, if you keep talking you will at least make sure you’re both still on the same page. This is the starting point to getting your sex lives back on track.

Tips for Good Life

Focusing on three good things that occurred each day is proven to increase levels of happiness and decrease feelings of depression.

To experience this for yourself, each night before sleep recall three good things that happened that day. Do this for one week. A good thing need not be something dramatic, just something positive. In addition to recalling each good thing, review what might have caused that good event.

Researchers doing this study found that positive effects continued for up to six months, primarily because the study participants found three good things so satisfying they continued it on their own beyond the study period.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

7 Benefits of Reading Fiction


Is your life so busy you re wondering how you are going to
find time to read more, especially when it s just for
pleasure ? Having trouble justifying it, even to
yourself? Leisure activities like reading are often the
things that slide when life goes into overdrive. And
that s sad because it s an activity that can make life
richer and more enjoyable.

A lot has been written about the benefits of reading for
and to children. However, there is very little about the
benefits to adults in engaging in regular reading. Let me
assure you that the benefits for adults do exist and are
many and varied.

Some of these include:

1. Providing an escape from the day-to-day
Fiction is a great way to take a quick immediate break, to
be instantly transported into another world. Today you
could be in America, in the deep south with Alice Walker s
The Colour Purple , tomorrow in the Australian bush with
Tim Winton s Dirt Music , next week in downtown London
with Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones Diary and next month
in Ireland with Jim O Neill s At Swim, Two Boys . There
is no limit to the places fiction can take you.

2. Relaxation
There is something about stopping to focus on words
arranged for our reading pleasure that is instantly
relaxing. Maybe it s staying still, something that doesn t
seem to happen often enough. Maybe it s knowing that we
are stepping into a secret world that we have to relax
enough to enter. Then there is the words themselves. The
beauty and rhythm of language has the ability to calm and
relax us.

3. Stress relief
Taking your mind off your own problems, even for a few
minutes, can have a therapeutic effect and be a timely
circuit breaker. This is so effective that the National
Health System in the United Kingdom has introduced a
Reading and You Scheme . The scheme encourages mental
health patients to read more as part of their therapy for
reducing stress and overcoming anxiety, depression and
social isolation.

4. Stimulates the right side of your brain
Reading opens your mind to new possibilities. It stretches
your imagination in new and wonderful directions and takes
your mind on a wonderful journey through others lives.
What would you do if you were Jo Becker in While I Was
Gone by Sue Miller? Would you tell your husband and three
daughters about a grisly crime that happened when you were
a university student? Or would you try to pretend it never
happened?

5. Entertaining
Fiction is capable of provoking many and varied emotional
responses it can make you laugh out loud, it can make
tears spill onto the page, it can be edge-of-the seat
terrifying, it can make you blush with embarrassment, it
can challenge your core beliefs. There is a world of
emotion in every story and you as the reader get to be part
of it.

6. Enjoyable
Reading is a deeply satisfying pursuit. The expression
curling up with a book evokes a warm and cosy image and
feels luxurious if you don t get to do it often.

7. Rejuvenating
Reading is an easy and quick way to nourish your soul
because it is for the most part a solitary pursuit. And
being alone, or at least alone in your thoughts, on a
regular basis is crucial to maintaining a sense of self.
As I m sure you know, it s easier to give to others when
you feel fulfilled and your needs are met. Even just a few
minutes of reading can keep you going throughout the day.
Of course, you know you ve read something special when you
find your thoughts continually re-visiting it.

Reading is like exercising mental and physical benefits
flow from a regular routine.

So don' t feel guilty about taking time out to read. Its
good for you!

Friday, September 19, 2008

How to increase the page rank


1) Post More Often


A quick glance at your blog shows that you’ve only posted two entries in your blog over the past month. Google loves fresh content that is regularly updated. I would suggest to post at least once a week and continue in a regular pattern. In November and December you posted eight posts per month while in May you’ve only done one and we’re half way through the month.

2) Write 300 Words or More

Google wants to see that your posts have enough meat to them before they rank you in their index. You want to make sure that your posts are at least 300 words to show Google that it is a serious post and is worthy of their attention. Your most recent post is only 209 words while the one before it is only 176 words. Try to make a serious effort for future posts to get over the 300 word threshold.

3) Get More Links

This seems to be a recurring theme with many of the sites that have been submitted. Your Page Rank is only a 2 and you need to get a higher ranking if you want your pages to come up in Google’s index. Instead of spending your time commenting on other people’s blogs (blog comments are usually set to “nofollow” which means you get no Page Rank benefit from them), I would try to establish link relationships with those blogs, write in forums which do not have the “nofollow” on them, post articles in article directories, and write great content that people want to link to.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Training Tips

“It’s better to train your people and have them leave than it is to not train them and they stay or they don’t get training and they leave.”

OK, so it’s no shock I’m a HUGE proponent of training.obviously, Make It Great! and Joyful Jubilant Learning), attend as many conferences as I (and my day job) can afford, subscribe to about 300 blogs, 1 great podcast, and read as many books as I can, as often as I can.

In recent conversations with many other smart managers, we had a discussion about the importance of training, and I thought I’d share our conversation with you, and ask that you share YOUR thoughts about training in the comments below.

In recent conversations with many other smart managers, we had a discussion about the importance of training, and I thought I’d share our conversation with you, and ask that you share YOUR thoughts about training in the comments below.

  • NEVER enough training
  • Just in time training is number one way folks get trained – have a need, get the trainin
  • All people learn differently – need variety of methods to teach your folks
o In person
o Videos
o Hands on
o Online
o Reading manuals and documentation
o Observation with others on team
  • Learning is a PROCESS not an event
  • Use the building block approach - today builds on yesterday
  • Must schedule the time or folks will multi-task and not pay attention, or just miss training altogether
  • Knowledge base/wiki helps with the knowledge curve

Key to training: Put the skills into practice shortly after training or retention is super low (if at all)

What do YOU think?

Do you agree training is important, or don’t you care about having a GREAT team?....




Two Quotes:

"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." - Robert Louis Stevenson


"The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have." - Charles M. Schwab

Two Questions:


Where are you?


What do you have?




Bonus Question:



Are you poised to receive YOUR greatness today?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bloggers Are Terrible Writers

There are so many bad writers on the Internet, especially in the blogging world, so here are some amusing rules to help you become a world-class writer.

34 Rules For Kick ass Writing

1. Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
5. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually)
unnecessary.
9. Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
10. No sentence fragments.
11. Contractions aren’t necessary and shouldn’t be used unless you don’t want to seem too formal.
12. Foreign words and phrases are not always apropos.
13. Do not use more words, phrases, sentences, or other linguistic elements than you, yourself, actually really and definitely need to use or employ when expressing yourself or otherwise giving voice to what you may or may not be thinking when you are trying to say how many words you should use or not use when using words.
14. One should NEVER generalize.
15. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
16. Don’t use no double negatives.
17. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, i.e. etc.
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is to be ignored.
21. Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
22. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
23. Kill excessive exclamation points!!!
24. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others elude to them.
25. Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth shaking ideas.
26. Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
27. Eliminate distracting quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson is said to have once remarked, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
28. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
29. Puns are for children, not groan readers.
30. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
31. Even IF a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
32. Who needs rhetorical questions?
33. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
And finally…
34. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

Credit: I have spent the past few hours trying to find the original source of this, I have asked numerous people, and done numerous searches, and the best I could do was to narrow it down to 8,400 webpages and two possible authors.

I apologise if I am wrong, but the closest I can find to an original source is here: Source

Gateway P-6831FX Gaming Notebook



In the last six months we've seen a wide variety of cost effective, yet powerful, video cards hit the market. First came NVIDIA's superb GeForce 8800 GT last October which
despite being introduced at an upper mid-range price point, provided top-notch performance not far off from the best cards of the day at nearly 1/3 the price. The 8800 GT was followed closely by the launch of the thrifty GeForce 9600 GT just a few months later which provided similar performance for even less. Then, last week, ATI fired back with the excellent Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 video cards which retail at the same affordable mid-range prices but provide strong performance that is eclipsed only by the most monstrous and expensive cards currently available. Indeed, building a capable gaming computer hasn't been this cost effective in years and at this time we have an unprecedented number of solid video card choices in the mid-range price segment.Unfortunately, nearly all of the action has been on the desktop. While notebook graphics have received a few updates in the last year, relatively little progress has been made in terms of performance in the mid-range. Since its debut last May, the GeForce 8600M has been the poster child for mid-range mobile graphics. Until recently, it was the graphics card most commonly seen in multimedia and gaming inclined mid-range notebooks. This is unfortunate since the GeForce 8600M has shown that it simply isn't an ideal gaming card and it can't begin to compete with the superb mid-range desktop video cards of today. The introduction of the GeForce 9600M series and the Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series greatly expanded the number of graphics card choices available for mid-range notebooks, but unfortunately performance has not improved much over the previous generation.
The result of this stagnation in the mid-range mobile graphics segment is that gamers will need to upgrade to a high-end GeForce 8800M equipped notebook in order to enjoy gaming performance similar to a mid-range gaming desktop system. While there are quite a few manufacturers building 8800M equipped notebooks, almost all of them are high-end products that demand top dollar for the pleasure. Gateway's "P-Series FX" line-up of 17" gaming notebooks seems no different at first glance. However careful inspection of product specifications reveals that their most junior P-Series FX model weighs in at just $1,349.99, a decidedly mid-range price point. Yet it's still powered by a GeForce 8800M, just like the rest of the otherwise high-end FX notebook line-up. This GPU choice alone potentially makes the junior P-Series FX model one of the best gaming and multimedia machines in the entire mid-range notebook price segment, so we couldn't resist taking a closer look.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Generate Traffic With Technorati Tagging


Technorati can be considered as a MASSIVE directories that record blogging activities. In this post I will show you how to use Technorati tagging to improve your search engine rankings, increase links to your blog and drive more traffic to your site.But, what are Tags? Basically tags are similar to keywords, they are used to described and categorized your posts or articles. Technorati uses tags to categorize blogs or blog posts.

So, how do you take advantage of Technorati to bring more traffic to your blog?

Here are the steps to use Technorati tagging for traffic generation…

1. Go to www.technorati.com and create an account (it’s free).

2. Now sign into Technorati using your account. Scroll down the screen until you see the “Technorati Tools” menu.

3. Under “Technorati Tools”, you will see a link “Claim your blog”.

4. Now click on the “Claim your blog” link and then enter your blog’s URL and click on “Begin Claim” button.

5. Now click on “Use Quick Claim” link, Technorati will then ask you to enter your blog username and password. NOTE: you must enter the correct username and password here! This is how Technorati verify that you are the authorised user for this blog.

6. If you enter your blog username and password correctly, you will see the message: “Congratulations! You’ve successfully claimed your blog.”

7. Now the last step is to enter a descriptions of your blog in a description field and keywords in the tags fields. Technorati provides many tags fields for you to enter as many relevant keywords as possible to describe your blog. Make sure you take advantage of it. After you enter a description of your blog and relevant keywords, click “Save Blog Info” button and you’re done!

Below is an example of one of my claimed blog in Technorati…


Ok, now you have claimed your blog in Technorati. The next question is how do you get tagged by Technorati? In other words… how do you use tags in your blog post so that it can be tagged in Technorati?

If you’re using wordpress blog, wordpress provide a tag field for you to enter your tags or targeted keywords when you create your post (see screenshot below).


IMPORTANT TIPS: if you want to take advantage of Technorati tagging to improve search engine rankings, backlinks and increase traffic to your blog, you must enter some relevant tags or keywords into your wordpress tags field before publishing the post.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Earn money through Pay Per Click and Internet traffic


My friend Richard happened to see my blog site and asked me:
' Why your blog site so many advertisement? '
I believe he is new to this because he does not even know what is blog?
I started blogging on this site since 14th oct 2007.
After one month of blogging, a blogger suggested to me to apply for adsence programme that relevant advertisement will be placed on my blog pages and i will earn revenues [ Coffee money ]whenever readers click on my goggle advertisements, so call Pay Per Click.
After that, i applied for the adsence programme and the application was approved on 10th Dec 2007, the next day the advertisement could be seen on my blog pages.
Since 11th Dec 2007 until now , about 2 month, i observe the following:
1. More page view will generate more revenues due to more click on advertisement.
2. Interesting topics will attract more readers.
The key point is if i really want to be a blogger who can really earn big, i have to fullfill the following:
Qualiy blog---It is really important to write blogs with good quality contents which then can detain repeated readers.
Internet traffic---If my blog site has no internet traffic, then who is going to click my advertisement.
This is my little thought about Pay Per Pay and Internet traffic.

Global mindset


I am happy to see so many races here, all people can live peacefully. We respect each others and work hard to contribute something to the society and country.
Although here has no natural resources but only has " Human resources "
The government has invested a lot on education so as we have the capability and skills to survive in this competitive global world. We have to go globally, constantly look out new opportunity in business, etc. From the media, I learn that many countries from middle east, Asia, Europe even Africa welcome us for investments, consultancies, etc.
Similarly, many foreigners come here to work as Doctors, Engineers, Teachers, Maids and so on. For me, I welcome them warmly because we are all the same-Human being, am I right?

Friday, June 13, 2008

How To Make Your Viral e-Book Well Known?


What is Viral ebook?

If you already have an e-book. But it is still just in your possession. You will not benefit from it unless you let others know that you have that e-book. You have to make the online world know about your e-book and start making it become viral.

How do you advertise or promote your e-book so that many readers will know your viral ebook in this cyber world?

Promoting Your Viral e-Book

Producing a viral e-book is to generate sales and increase your revenue within just a short period of time. For that to happen, your e-book should have maximum exposure as possible. But if you try to do it all on your own, that would definitely take all of your time and is not efficient. Please don’t do it yourself. Make it viral by others. How?

Firstly, clearly define your target market. Having a well defined set of audiences will make your promoting time more effective and efficient.

Next, you should do is create a newsletter or an ezine that will reach your target market. Start to build a list of subscribers for a newsletter that might interest your potential customers. This newsletter can have articles, tips, news and other updates related to your e-book and your product. This ezine should prominently feature your e-book. It will be useless to create an ezine if your site and products are not promoted in there.

Once you have thought of what to put in your newsletter, it is now time to gather subscribers for your ezine. To get a subscriber is to include a page in your web site where people can subscribe. Having a small pop-under box where people can place their email addresses to subscribe also works, no matter how terribly annoying it may be.

Have your newsletter listed on group subscription forms and on the inside pages of high traffic Web sites. Signing up for a free publisher account on sites such as Idea Marketers will also be beneficial because you can add your newsletter in their directory.

Other than newsletters or ezines, you also have to actively promote your e-book on your own web site. A good way to have it seen in your site is to devote a single page, or even more, just for the e-book. Listing in together with all your other products will do no good.

Make it easy for your visitors to find information about your e-book anywhere in your site. Feature the e-book on all the pages, if possible, or add a navigation bar just for it. Featuring some good excerpts from the e-book will also arouse their curiosity and most likely lead them to get your e-book.

As the author of the book, include information about yourself as well. The more people know about you, the more they will build their trust on you. Having a picture also adds more credibility to your personality.
There are also a lot of e-book directories out there. Make sure that your e-book gets listed in every single e-book directory there is to gain more exposure. Joining forums that talk about the same topic as your e-book is also one way of actively promoting it. You can post threads or reply to other people’s concerns that may be related to what your e-book is offering.

If you want to maximize exposure, apply one of the principles of viral marketing. Give your viral e-book for free to people who might find it useful and interesting. You just need to gather a list of potential customers then send the e-book to them for free. Just make sure that it will not appear like a spam message; else, it will just damage your e-book and may not reach its full potential that you would desire.

These are just a few examples on how you can promote your e-book. There are a lot more possibilities that you can explore. You just have to be imaginative and creative. But these methods can be sufficient enough for you to start promoting your viral e-book.

How To Achieve Internet Marketing Solutions Without Overspending

Internet has made this world an open enterprise. It has become important for companies to further expand their market and consumer targets. The best products which will definitely capture their interests and needs. This means that you need to identify specifically who these people are, location and financial level. Have a marketing knowledge and skill to achieve your goal in the field of Internet marketing.

Present, you can use varied type of Internet Marketing Solutions that is being offered by companies which can be your tool for support the of your consumers. This solution maybe email marketing, search engine optimization etc. Since you need to maximize your return profit, you have to choose Internet Marketing Solutions that will help you achieve this. These marketing techniques will not cost much since they are very self-explanatory and learned easily.

Email marketing is a common Internet marketing Solution and it is a cost effective way of communicating and interacting to your consumers, driving them to visit your website and check out your products. It may be in a way of marketing articles, leading them to your newsletter. A newsletter has an advantage of expanding your consumers as more and more sign up on it until you can have a bulk list of emails.

Another great Internet marketing solution is through websites. The website should capture their interest and be complete since every transaction, from inquiry to payments may take place. All correspondence that will be done online must be well-facilitated by the features of your website.

Another Internet marketing solution is search engine optimization. This is a type of service for your website that you can make use of in order to raise the number of visitors to your site. Once a consumer uses a search engine, your website will rank high in the list of searches which in return will increase your site’s traffic.

Considering these Internet Marketing Solution, there are different companies offering software products containing one or all of these solutions. It would be a great opportunity to try one of these which will match your financial capability and expected return profit.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

SWOT Analysis -Wal-Mart .

V.Ratheeswaran

Diploma in Business Administration

(Student No –DBA 0707119)

Cyberlynx International College

June 03, 2008

SWOT Analysis

A scan of the internal and external environment is an important part of the strategic planning process. Environmental factors internal to the firm usually can be classified as strengths (S) or weaknesses (W), and those external to the firm can be classified as opportunities (O) or threats (T). Such an analysis of the strategic environment is referred to as a SWOT analysis.

The SWOT analysis provides information that is helpful in matching the firm's resources and capabilities to the competitive environment in which it operates. As such, it is instrumental in strategy formulation and selection. Normally firms use SWOT analysis to develop a competitive

Advantage.

Wal-Mart .

Wal-Mart is the largest grocery retailer in the United States, with an estimated 20% of the retail grocery and consumables business, as well as the largest toy seller in the U.S. It also owns and operates the North American company of Sam's Club.

Wal-Mart operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the UK as ASDA, and in Japan as Seiyu. It has wholly-owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the UK. Wal-Mart's investments outside North America have had mixed results: its operations in South America and China are highly successful, while it was forced to pull out of Germany when its venture there was unsuccessful.

Wal-Mart has been criticized by some community groups, women's rights groups, grassroots organizations, and labor unions, specifically for its extensive foreign product sourcing, low rates of employee health insurance enrollment, resistance to union representation, and alleged sexism.

Strengths.

A firm's strengths are its resources and capabilities that can be used as a basis for developing a competitive advantage.

  1. Wal-Mart is a powerful retail brand. It has a reputation for value for money, convenience and a wide range of products all in one store.

  1. Wal-Mart has grown substantially over recent years, and has experienced global expansion (for example its purchase of the United Kingdom based retailer ASDA)
  2. The company has a core competence involving its use of information technology to support its international logistics system. For example, it can see how individual products are performing country-wide, store-by-store at a glance. IT also supports Wal-Mart's efficient procurement.
  3. A focused strategy is in place for human resource management and development. People are key to Wal-Mart's business and it invests time and money in training people, and retaining a developing them.

Weaknesses.

The absence of certain strengths may be viewed as a weakness.

  1. Wal-Mart is the World's largest grocery retailer and control of its empire, despite its IT advantages, could leave it weak in some areas due to the huge span of control.
  1. Since Wal-Mart sell products across many sectors (such as clothing, food, or stationary), it may not have the flexibility of some of its more focused competitors.
  2. The company is global, but has has a presence in relatively few countries Worldwide.
  3. In some cases, a weakness may be the flip side of a strength. Take the case in which a firm has a large amount of manufacturing capacity. While this capacity may be considered a strength that competitors do not share, it also may be a considered a weakness if the large investment in manufacturing capacity prevents the firm from reacting quickly to changes in the strategic environment.

Opportunities.

The external environmental analysis may reveal certain new opportunities for profit and growth.

1. To take over, merge with, or form strategic alliances with other global retailers, focusing on specific markets such as Europe or the Greater China Region.

2. The stores are currently only trade in a relatively small number of countries. Therefore there are tremendous opportunities for future business in expanding consumer markets, such as China and India.

3. New locations and store types offer Wal-Mart opportunities to exploit market development. They diversified from large super centres, to local and mall-based sites.

4. Opportunities exist for Wal-Mart to continue with its current strategy of large, super centres.

Threats.

Changes in the external environmental also may present threats to the firm.

  1. Being number one means that you are the target of competition, locally and globally.
  2. Being a global retailer means that you are exposed to political problems in the countries that you operate in.
  3. The cost of producing many consumer products tends to have fallen because of lower manufacturing costs. Manufacturing cost have fallen due to outsourcing to low-cost regions of the World. This has lead to price competition, resulting in price deflation in some ranges. Intense price competition is a threat.

  1. 'Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the world's largest retailer, with $256.3 billion in sales in the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2004. The company employs 1.6 million associates worldwide through more than 3,600 facilities in the United States and more than 1,570 units . . .more?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Business intelligence consultants

Managing a business is not easy and if you don't have more knowledge and skills on how to manage your business very well. I'm sure you're going to lose like my father he had sugar cane business before but he lost it, because he doesn't have more knowledge and skills on how to manage his business very well to make it success. For those who are planning to start a business but don't have a knowledge and skills don't worry there's a website where you can go and have a business Intelligence Training. And to make sure you won't lose your business you might want to hire a business intelligence consultants. This website have a client runs a company that specialises in the field of business intelligence. I feel their service is important and great because they have the experience, training and knowledge to successfully deliver your solution and to help your business to success.

They believe that their ability to understand your business requirements is as important as their technical knowledge. That is why they start by listening to your needs, your experiences and your challenges, so that they build the understanding they need to really help you. If you are looking for Business Objects, Crystal or Microsoft technical skills or a partner to deliver a complete Business Intelligence solution then Contemporary’s people will deliver. So, if you need help or more knowledge on how to manage your business visit their website here.

My Disclosure Policy

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Love Quotations


"A relationship is like a rose,
How long it lasts, no one knows;
Love can erase an awful past,
Love can be yours, you'll see at last;
To feel that love, it makes you sigh,
To have it leave, you'd rather die;
You hope you've found that special rose,
"Cause you love and care for the one you chose."

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"


Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Love Poem # 7

Love Poem # 7
You're my man, my mighty king,
And I'm the jewel in your crown,
You're the sun so hot and bright,
I'm your light-rays shining down,

You're the sky so vast and blue,
And I'm the white clouds in your chest,
I'm a river clean and pure,
Who in your ocean finds her rest,

You're the mountain huge and high,
I'm the valley green and wide,
You're the body firm and strong,
And I'm a rib bone on your side,

You're an eagle flying high,
I'm your feathers light and brown,
You're my man, my king of kings,
And I'm the jewel in your crown.

- Nima Akbari -

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Zipline, cable car and uniquely shaped Agong house






Ay! Darna pala. Weeeeeee! I had a blast doing the 40-second zipline ride at Camp Sabros, Kapatagan, Digos last February 25, a non-working holiday. I did it twice in tandem with friend, Agnes. The zipline is touted as the longest zipline in the Philippines at 370 meters long with its cable suspended 180 feet above ground crossing one valley to another.

Camp Sabros is located in the highlands of Kapatagan, Digos City which is about an hour ride from the city proper. Digos City itself is an hour ride from Davao City. Going to Camp Sabros is easy. Coming from Davao City, we took the Holiday bus from Ecoland Terminal and were dropped off at the new Digos terminal. We took a pedicap going to the old Digos terminal and from there, vans and jeeps are available for hire at the old Digos Terminal. P70.00 for the jeep fare and just tell your manong driver to stop at the military checkpoint at Sitio Sabras. From the checkpoint, you hike about 30 minutes (about a kilometer distance) to the campsite.

Our fatherly jeepney driver made a deal with us. He’d take us to Camp Sabros and Agong House at P100 for each of us and we won’t have to do the “alas puno” thing for the jeep to get going. Thus, off we go! He suggested to pick us up at the military checkpoint by the highway at 12noon; but we were positive that we’d make it by 11am. Well, we didn’t expect to be too giddy to check out the time that by the time we made our trek back to our rendezvous site with him it’s already past 12noon and our tummies were already complaining big time for the missed lunch.


The grandfather of Philippine mountains, Mt. Apo, was more than willing to show off his beauty that morning. Thus, the hurting butt tolerated better the torture of the bumpy road from Digos city proper to Kapatagan.




Halhal? Smile pa rin Of course, picture taking is never forgotten but for us, city dwellers, the 30-minute hike up to the campsite made our hearts palpitate. Thank goodness to our Holiday gym sessions(that’s another story), nobody passed out.




Gosh! I miss my mountain climbing days! I wish I can do it again!



Even shy Mt. Matutum peaked out from the clouds to check us out while we were hiking to the camp



The gate of Camp Sabros...naa nami!! Andama inyong kusog!



Gutsy family preparing for their flight. Huh! I got worried of those kids but I’ve seen them after their ride and they looked ok and giddy


Off they go!



The real flying heroes!


If the 40-second zipline will pump up your heartbeat, the peaceful cable car ride will lower it down. Of course, for the scaredy types, the height will get you praying and as for the guy scaredy types, your balls will freeze over hehehe!



Fog starting to cover our trail down the highway..looks like we were in heaven.

Agong house.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

ONE GIRL

I am so happy coz I got an email today from USCIS that we're approved. After 144 days of waiting since we filed the K1 visa application, now we made it finally. Jeff and I are so excited coz we will be together very soon. WOW!!

I have no sleep yet since last night and its 2 pm now here. I am not even sleepy. Hehe!!too much excitement i know but can't help it. This is what i really feel right this moment. I was right about my feeling that will be approved anytime this week. The last time i checked our status online it says that they updated it October 2007. But yesterday they updated again and finally approved today. Its really a good news for me and Jeff and to our family as well. Before i opened my yahoo mail , i prayed first and i saw the email from USCIS and was really crying like baby. I also checked on their website and its true I AM APPROVED.

Maybe it was the reason why i can't sleep last night its b'coz something was happening. Thanks and Praise God, he's so good all the time


Bloggerwave approved

I get happy and excited when i got a message from bloggerwave stating that my blog is approved. I submitted my blog the other day and got approved today. So it was just very fast. I really wanna be part of the team bloggerwave. Now, i am waiting for the opps and start working with them.Wish me luck guys.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

FINAL ASSIGNMENT (1st semester)

FINAL ASSIGNMENT (1st semester)

Digi Company:

Assessing its economic, industry and global conditions.

By

V.Ratheeswaran

(Student No –DBA 0707119)

February 11,2008

Diploma In Business Administration

Cyberlynx International College

Malaysia.



1. Overview 1-2

2. Other operaters 3

3.0 Malaysian mobile market 4

3.1 Digi 4-5

3.2 Political environment 5

3.3 Economy 5

3.4 Telecom policy environment 6

References 7



Overview

The Malaysian government has been engaged in industrial policy for telecom and information technology. Network services were liberalized in 1990s under the nationalistic and economic policies of government. Government heavily restricted the foreign investment to protect the state control network in telecom sector. Late Asian financial crises of 1997-1998 ushered a new era of market transformation.

Government engineered a dramatic consolidation on telecom service market but simultaneously introduced an institutional framework for progressive policy reforms. The creation of independent policy and regulatory body, the Malaysian communication and multimedia commission, has brought a new dimension of transparency and public accountability to telecom technology sector.

Large state-funded infrastructure and training projects are a trade mark of government new economic policy. The success of this infrastructure development effort has thus far been discrete: program aimed at increasing ICT usage and promoting an E-society have yet ignite widespread adopted of broadband service application through out Malaysian society. Here are some key factors that indicating Malaysian key indicators in economic point of view.

The Malaysian government seeks to the make the leap to knowledge based economy and achieved developed country status by year 2020.At independence Malaysian inherited an economy dominated by rubber and tin. The economy sustained growth averaging 8 percent every year since 1980s. Malaysia is one of world largest exporter of semiconductor devices, electronic and electrical goods.

Malaysia’s strategy for telecom sector, mirroring that of overall industrial planning, has been guided by vision 2020. The multimedia super corridor that stretches south of Kuala Lumpur to the new KL international airport the creation of cyberjaya as the center of MSC, and the Putrajaya new seat of central Government offices are the example of large multi sector initiative designed to attract the international IT and multimedia companies to Malaysia and improved local capabilities.

In 2002 and 2003, a sharp swap arranged between TM Cellular, telecom renamed mobile cellular business, and celcom effectively merging the two. Following the financial crises and competitive woes of the large field of players, the government aggressively encouraged rationalized of sector. Three service provider emerged, a structure that remains in place today. Telecom acquired time. Dotcom and celcom, maxis acquire Time Cell, Telenor increased its minority position in Digi to effective control. Each consolidated operator has its own trunk network and international gateway.

Other Operators:

Although Digi has right to provide land line service that haven’t do so. Celcom covers 97% of land line connection. There are three major player in this telecom sectors, they have license and mandated by ministry of rebalancing the tariff.



Telecom Malaysian is the bigger player for land line number and has license for both mobile and fix but Digi still not launching land line service for is customer it deals mainly with prepaid connection. Other operator Maxis is dealing with post paid and land line also but mainly with Post paid and prepaid.



Malaysian Mobile Market:

Malaysia is the south East Asia’s third most developed mobile market, with 13.1 million mobile user by the end of year 2004, accounting to 52% of total population of Malaysia. Maxis is the mobile leader with 41% share, followed by Celcom with 38%, and Digi with about 21% of the market.




Digi:

Digi has 99% prepaid connection almost all Digi connections are prepaid because their target market is teen agar and students they often prefer to have prepaid connection. Digi is smallest one among the major operators and controlled by Telenor and company from Norway, Digi is holding its own in the face of two major rivals it is overall shares are increasing, in the end of 2004 it was 21.5% with 0.5 increment. Telenor (Norway) is providing finance and technical stability. Digi is the smallest of three remaining mobile cellular companies has benefited sustain growth in the market demand for cell phone in Malaysia, and from being granted spectrum in the 900 MHz band wave to complement of its 1800 MHz frequency assignment.

Digi targeted the lower end of the market with customer’s friendly service, such as being first launch MMS services and leading the way to simplify the number of calling zone in Peninsular Malaysia to two and in eastern Malaysian to four. Digi relies heavily on dealership network with 99% of its users being prepaid. Placing the company under the pressure of lower prices and at the same time maintained quality and innovative services.


To achieve this Digi is placing a lot of emphasis on backend system, efficient building systems, CRM system, and IN software. Digi is using EDGE technology as migration part of 3 G. Digi which has international gateway, is trying to build a traffic from partnership with application service providers at home and abroad, including prepaid IDD cards with running tones download features.

Political environment:

Malaysia is a political strong country lead by King, whose selection criteria is predetermined, but it controlled by parliamentary system, Prime Minister is the head of state, and all other decision made by Cabinet, in Malaysia since its independence UMNO is ruling party so continual of policies is here.

Economy:

The government has taken an active role in guiding the nation’s economic development. Malaysia new economic policy first established in 1971. In April 2001 the government released its new policy “National Vision Policy”, which seeks to refocus the economy toward higher technology. Malaysian population is 25.5 million (2004) continuous with the growth 1.7% per year. Malaysia comprises number of ethnic groups of people dominated Malay people, about a quarter of population are Chinese and 7% Indian.


Telecom Policy Environment:

Malaysia’s strategy for the telecom sector, mirroring the overall industrial planning, has been guided by vision 2020, the national goal of achieving developed nation country by 2020. MCMC has begun a review of national broadband policy, according to the ministry of energy; the goal is to ensure the approximately 1.3 million broad band connections. Policy focus on providing better service on cheap rates, this would empower the telecom sector in Malaysia.


References:

Digi Annual Report 2006

www.itu.int/asean2001/reports/material/MYSpercent20CS time: 9.45 date: 1feb 08

www.digi.com.my time: 9.45 date: 1feb 08

www.maxis.com.my/personal/about_us/investor/annualreports25Dec2005 time: 9.45 date: 1feb 08





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