Archive for April, 2007

Time for an update!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Time passes very fast. I haven’t written any ‘real’ posts since the beginning of April, and here we are, on April 30! Life has been good to me, and a lot has changed in my life.

School
My classes are going well, although some of the courses are a bit slow. I’m taking Cisco CCNA level 4 and Server Hardware right now. Today’s lecture in Server Hardware was on Chipset Architecture. It was basically a review of what we did in the PC Hardware course.

I’m enjoying the Cisco stuff a lot right now, and am planning to write the CCNA certification exam soon. I wrote a practice exam (actual exam from a few years ago) and got around 72% without studying, or knowing anything about Frame Relay or ISDN. Once we have finished the CCNA curriculum, I plan to study a lot and write the test. I shouldn’t have any problems getting the certification.

Web Development
I’m now officially out of the proxy business. I got tired of the proxy sites, and I’ve sold off most of them, I still have five left. They all have pagerank of 2-3, but not a lot of traffic. If your interested in buying them, make me an offer.

I’ve recently started doing Affiliate Marketing. I’ll do a post soon with details.

I’m removing Kontera from my blog. I detest those type of advertisements, and I have received 75 impressions, 1 click, $0.11.

Hacker. Dropout. CEO.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Fastcompany.com has a really interesting article on Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook.

It has some really interesting information, for example Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he created Facebook, and he is 22 now. Facebook is also one of the largest implementations of MySQL on the web. I recommend reading the article!

Win A Microsoft Zune

Friday, April 6th, 2007

John Chow runs a blog that helps you  make money on the internet, and is giving away a Microsoft Zune. He is trying to get Google to rank him as the top search result for ‘make money on the internet’, so he has been giving things away. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry.Now give me my Zune!

Reinvigorate Beta

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

I recently got an invite to join the Reinvigorate private beta. I went ahead and set it up on this blog, and let it run for a few days.

Reinvigorate ScreenshotReinvigorate has plugins for Wordpress, Drupal, or you can insert code into all of your pages manually. I downloaded the Wordpress plugin and installed it. Once the plugin is installed, you need to goto the admin panel and enter your Tracking ID. The installation was very easy, however reinvigorate never received my stats while I was using the Wordpress plugin.

I waited a few days, but the service still was not receiving stats off my blog. Instead of messing around with the Wordpress plugin, I uninstalled it and inserted the reinvigorate code manually. As soon as I logged back into reinvigorate, it was receiving my stats.

The service has a fast and light web based interface, with a ton of various statistics. You can view your traffic Hourly, Daily, Monthly, Yearly or Hourly Distributions. It has the common stuff such as Browers, Resolution, Platform, Timezone, Entry/Exit pages, Popular Pages, Referrers, Keywords, the list goes on.

I like the interface of Reinvigorate more then Google Analytics, Statcounter and AWStats, as Reinvigorate is faster and easier to navigate. When I want to see my stats, I want to see them and not look for them.

Overall it looks like a great service, I wonder if they will be a paid service once they drop their Beta status.

April Fools 2007 - The Short List

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

John Chow gave up blogging in his last post, to take a permanent vacation. Have no fear! All future blog posts will be done by guest bloggers.

Apple launched a lawsuit against Jeff Kee for one of his past posts about his experience with his MacBook Pro.

Thinkgeek.com released a new product, the 8-bit tie. (It has now become a real product, thanks to the demands of customers!)

Bryan Le is moving on to better things! He sold his site forumshock.com, and has been hired by Google!

Speaking of Google, they released their TiSP Beta. They also have come up with an interesting service called Google Paper.

ThePirateBay.org finally found a permanent hosting solution, in the North Korean Embassy in Sweden!

TorrentFreak reports on the Global War on Piracy, and that PirateBay Gets Nukes!

Coding Horror does a post about….his cats?

Tyler Cruz gets sued

Hack-A-Day gives up and becomes Craft-A-Day.

The only ‘prank’ that I did this year, was installing a bluescreen screensaver on my friends laptop. All in all, we had a pretty good list of pranks this year, many of them by bloggers! Next year should be even better!