Where is God?

Where is God? This is the question most often heard when things are not going right in our lives or we hear of senseless fatalities or extreme unjustices. But I pose this question today because I can not find Him in ways that I could when I was growing up.

We live in a world that has misplaced God and we are not sure where to pinpoint the blame. Most baby-boomers remember when there were laws that businesses could not open on Sunday. Of course, those laws have long since been repealed. Then businesses began opening around one in the afternoon, leaving time for their employees to worship if they pleased. That option, for the most part, no longer exists. In many metropolitan areas, stores are beginning to make no distinction between Sunday and the rest of the week.

I also remember the time when most TV stations carried at least a Sunday morning worship hour at their own expense. The FCC required public service programming and some of that was devoted to religious programming. But, it too has evaporated into the cloud of what once was.

The content of most TV programs noticeably omits any scenes of church attendance, gospel songs, sacred book reading or any facsimile. If religion is mentioned at all it is usually sarcastic or as a joke. In one episode of the Simpson's, Bart is asked to say grace and he says, "Dear God, we paid for all this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing." Certainly, this is symbolic of the attitude of America's media toward religion today.

I can appreciate the fact that we live in a pluralistic society where we must respect the rights of those who do not serve the same God we do, but must God be a stranger in His own land? It is mind boggling that we have not at least learned from USSR that when you kill off God, you also kill off a society's values. People can not live by bread alone. Someone said and I agree, "It was not socialism that destroyed the Soviet Union, it was the absence of God."

Several years ago during the Christmas season, the city of Wauconda, Illinois had 2 large crosses illuminated on the water towers. This was a 43 year Christmas time tradition. One day, the council received a threat of legal suit on the grounds of separation of church and state; so they begrudgingly took them down. But the people of Wauconda were infuriated and took the matter into their own hands. They had the right to put up whatever they wanted on their own property, so all over that little community of approximately 6500 residents, they put up crosses, nativity scenes, stars and lights. Wauconda, Illinois never dazzled like it did that Christmas. It is said that you could see the city from the interstate freeway almost 100 miles away. All night it was as bright as day because the people decided to turn on the lights. …

How To Clean the Spies In Your Computer?

Manual Spy Bot Removal> BookedSpace

BookedSpace is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object used to show advertising.

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Variants

BookedSpace / Remanent: early variant (around July 2003) with filename rem00001.dll, controlling server 66.225.192.199.

BookedSpace / BS2 and BookedSpace / BS3: newer revisions (August 2003) with filename bs2.dll or bs3.dll, controlling server [http://www.bookedspace.com].

Distribution

BookedSpace / Remanent is silently installed by MThree MP3 to WAV converter. BookedSpace / BS2 is silently installed by FreeWire's FreeMP3Player. The origin of BookedSpace / BS3 is currently unknown.

Advertising

Yes. BookedSpace can contact its controlling server when a new page is visited, which may direct it to open pop-up ads.

Privacy violation

Yes. When the controlling server is contacted, the URL of the current page is passed along with a user ID for tracking purposes.

Security issues

Yes. May download and install third-party software as directed by its controlling server. BookedSpace / BS2 has been seen to install the BargainBuddy, nCase and eBates parasites.

Stability problems

Seems to stop IE address bar searches from working.

Removal

Open a DOS command prompt windows (from Start-> Programs-> Accessories), and enter the following commands, for the Remanent variant:

cd "% WinDir% System"

regsvr32 / u ".. rem00001.dll"

Or, for the BS2 variant:

cd "% WinDir% System"

regsvr32 / u ".. bs2.dll"

Or, for the BS3 variant:

cd "% WinDir% System"

regsvr32 / u ".. bs3.dll"

Next, for BS2 and BS3, open the registry (click 'Start', choose 'Run', enter 'regedit'), find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Run, and delete the entry 'BookedSpace' BS2 variant) or 'Bsx3' (BS3 variant).

Restart the computer and you should be able to delete the 'rem00001.dll', 'bs2.dll' or 'bs3.dll' file in the Windows folder. You can also open the registry and delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Remanent or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_Software BookedExpace to clean up, if you like.

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MS Media Player GUID

Overview

MS Media Player GUID is a warning that the Window Media player may transmits an anonymous Global Uniquie IDentifier (GUID) to the streaming servers when you download content.

The following is the information given at Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-029: "… a potential privacy vulnerability that was recently identified. itself enable a web site to identify the user, it could enable the correlation of user information to potentially build a composite description of the user. " Source

The existence of this GUID on your system may also indicate that your system does not have all critical updates and service packs installed.

Detection

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner detects MS Media Player GUID. …

Internet Marketing Mistakes Revealed So You Don’t Make Them

Affiliate marketing and advertising is probably one of the most effective and powerful ways of earning a lot more money on the internet. This program gives everybody a possibility to make earnings through the Internet.

However, similar to all businesses, there are plenty of pitfalls within the internet selling business. Making some of the most typical faults will cost the sellers a large part coming from the revenue they are making every day. That is why it is far better to get rid of them than be sorry in the end.

Many people want to earn from affiliate marketing and advertising as fast as possible. In their expectation to be part of one, some people tend to choose a bandwagon product.

Select merchandise that attracts you most. Then do some analysis concerning that product to find out if they are sought after. Promoting merchandise you are a lot passionate about could be much easier than promoting one for the purpose of getting profit only.

The technique is to make it gradually but surely. There is really no need to rush into things, specifically with online marketing. With the way things are going, the near future is looking real bright and it looks like affiliate merchandising will be remaining for such a long time.

As an internet marketer, your major purpose is to effectively and convincingly market a merchandise or program and to look for clients. In order to attain this goal, you have to be able to relay to the clients that particular item and program. It is as a result tough for you to accomplish this when you yourself haven’t tested these items out. Therefore, you are going to fail to market and recommend them convincingly. You will also fail to create a desire with your clients to get any of what you are supplying.

Try the item or service personally first just before you sign up as an affiliate marketer to see if it is in fact supplying what it claims. So if you have done so, then you are most probably one of the few who are aware of its benefits and disadvantages. Your clients will then sense the sincerity and truthfulness in you and this will direct them to try the items for themselves.

Many affiliate marketers make these faults and are paying dearly for their choices. To not fall into the similar situation they have been in, try all your best to prevent creating the same faults.

Time is certainly the key. Take the time to study your marketing strategy and see if you are in the right way. If done properly, you will then be able to enhance your affiliate merchandising program and bring in greater profits.…

Big Lies About Making Money on the Internet

You have been lied to. How many of these lies have you heard?

-Our website does all the work.
-It's easy, you just place a few ads and the money starts serving in.
-If you can open an email you can do this business.
-You can use free advertising and social media to generate all of your business.

Enough of these lies!

Here is the unpopular and untold truth. No website does all of the work for you. If it was that easy what would they need you for?

It's not as easy to make money placing all those ads as you might think. Many of those ads must be renewed every day or two and depending on the product you are offering, your ads may be rejected. If you're not an experienced copywriter, your ads probably will not accomplish much.

The skill level required to succeed in a home based or internet business is just like that in any other legitimate business, it greatly exceeds the skill level necessary to open email. If you are not focused, dedicated, organized and reasonably intelligent, you will not succeed in this business.

Social media and free advertising is free for a reason. It takes a lot of time and personal effort to generate any volume of traffic at all. Google makes billions because pay per click works.

One more little complication you were probably never told about is that if you try to use Google to direct traffic to some free, replicated or knock off website, Google will slap you down by your account. The folks at Google are very serious about protecting their customers and providing the best possible search results. Maybe that is why so many so-called Gurus are pushing social media and free traffic sources. That is the only kind of traffic they can get to a replicated site. But wait there's more!

Do not get depressed. There really is a way for you to make money online. It does require effort, intelligence and using methods that actually work. You will need a non-replicated original website with a unique domain name. You will need a Google campaign that is managed correctly, most likely by a professional. You will need a good, stand alone, high profit product to sell so that after you go to all the trouble of building a website and generating traffic, you can actually make some money.

What most Gurus want to do is sell you a course that they make money on, then sign you up for all of the affiliate programs that they make money on and then keep you enrolled in some ongoing program that they make money on. None of that pays you!

What you need to do is carefully select a product that you believe in, build a website designed around that one product and use Google to direct targeted traffic to your website. It is not easy being an internet millionaire, but it is not rocket science either. …

Computer Room AC Design – A Case For Portable Air Conditioner

Around the world these days some of the largest energy consumers are massive computer systems. If you are running a large server system for a company, or even if you use multiple high end computers at home, you will want to know what you can do to keep your computers operating at an acceptable working temperature and humidity, and what types of computer room AC design you have at your disposal for your server room air conditioning.

In this article we will specifically address the issue of computer room air conditioning design or how to use a portable air conditioner to secure the right working temperature of your computer center, either in your home, or at the office.

We will focus here on three components of a solid computer room air conditioning system: A portable air conditioner, The (optional) raised floor, and The alert system.

Portable air conditioner

Often when running a computer room you will find that the central air conditioning system is simply insufficient to remove the adequate amount of heat from the computer room. The computers are packed in tightly and generate large amounts of heat. On top of that the computers are temperature sensitive and will malfunction when the certain ambient temperature is exceeded.

Using a supplemental portable air conditioning unit is a viable solution for a server room. Working in conjunction with the central air conditioning system, portable AC can be just as powerful if not more, and can be brought to a place where the heat needs to be removed from, such as near the computer rack. The flexible air ducts can lead either out the windows or they can lead back into the air conditioning ducts. Optionally, the flexible ducts can be guided under the raised floor. Using raised floor in conjunction with the room air conditioning units may be optional but it has many advantages.

Using raised floor in computer rooms

The portable air conditioner will work just fine without the raised floor. However, the flexible air ducts coming in and out of the portable AC unit are quite unsightly. Using raised floor as a part of the design will allow flexible air ducts to run underneath the raised floor and will at the same time provide the space to tuck electrical cables in as well, making the computer room safer and making it easy to move in it.

Alarm system

When your computers are running enterprise critical applications, it makes sense to employ the elevated temperature alert system. The system is designed to page, or send an email or a text message to a responsible person whenever the temperature in the room exceeds a certain threshold. This can provide time for the person to get into the server room, diagnose and correct for any server room air problem before the servers go down causing financial hardship to the company. …

Google Friend Connect

Google friend connect widgets allows any web master, within an hour or so, enhance his site with state of the art social features. The widget allows his current site Visitors or members, join the site, introduce* them self invite* their friends and engage* with each other.

I’m using “*” because it is done in a most interesting and innovative way:

Introduce  yourself:

Google has an holistic concept, which in my opinion that is where they are better than all the other. As far as they concern all the roads lead to Rome, which in that case Rome is YOU. Web 3 is about YOU and your friends. It is about small communities with same interests, same understanding, same vision.

From that little widget in your site, familiar with Google or not, Google allows your visitor to create a Google profile: It would look something like that: [http://google.com/profiles/your_google_user_name].

This profile page allows you to add links to your “sites” like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, EzineArticles, etc”.

It allows you tell about your self and allows people to contact you, not without saving your privacy.

Invite friends:

The widget allows you to invite your friends from all over the net: Your gmail contacts, your Orkut friends, your Facebook friends, plaxo etc” etc”.

Engage:

There are a few “social gadgets” you can use with your Google friend connect widget like adding a comment, adding a link to a video, rating an article or a game, site wall, polls, invite to events and  ilike. The list of gadgets you may use is growing from day to day. If I’m not wrong, the day you will be able to add 1000’s of gadgets to your site is very close. When Google thought of the open social platform, I’m quite sure, (now at least), that “Google Friend Connect” was on their mind.

That is not all:

Sharing/syndication: Any activity on the site is syndicated through plaxo, orkut and most important through your profile:

let us say that you have joined 15 sites using gfc. Now your activities will appear in your profile all over those sites, as well as you links, interests and so on.

Summary

As a web applications developer who is following the “open social”  evolution for about more than a year and a half, has an I Google gadget developer who has an Igoogle sand box account,  for that period of time as well and as web master/admin who has his own site/blog, I can say for sure that Google friend connect is the future. I didn’t even mention “Google Reader” which is part of it as well, but I’ll keep this for the next article.

Here is a link to a Google friend connect featured video, with a marketing orientation.…

A Few Simple Steps To Keep Your Computer Running Fast And Problem Free

Software Maintenance :

Just like your car your computer needs some basic maintenance. The most common problems can usually be traced to the software that is on your hard drive.

We all want to keep our Computer System running quickly and at peek performance. Here are a few easy tips that will insure that your Computer continues to function properly. First and most important is that a up to date Anti Virus software, such as Symantec's Norton Anti Virus, is installed on your Computer. Once a week the Anti Virus software should scan the entire system and make sure that no viruses have been installed. You will also want to make sure that your Anti Virus software has the latest update. The second most important program to have installed is an Anti Spyware software. This software should also check the entire system once a week. If there has been a lot of internet activity you may want to check the system after browsing the internet. The next step to making sure that your system operates correctly is to Check for Errors on your hard drive. Simply right click your hard drive icon. Click properties, Click Tools then check for errors. You may have to shut down and restart for this application to complete.

Things to remember: Always check to make sure that your Anti Virus Icon is on the task bar and is working. As soon as you believe that your software has been compromised follow the steps listed above. If they do not solve the problem then a professional should be called. Usually if the problem is done within a few days it can be fixed without having to loose all of your data and programs.

Hardware Maintenance :

A majority of Hardware problems are caused by dust. Your computer case is designed to pull air from the front of the case over the motherboard and out through a fan in the rear of the case and rear of the power supply. Every three months the side of the computer case should be removed and the hardware should be cleaned of dust. The easiest method of dusting is by using a can of compressed air. The air should be sprayed on the computers heatsinc and fan, case fans, power supply fan and any other fans. You may want to check you video card as they typically have fans and are sometimes hard to see. By
removing dust you will insure that heat generated from them computer is properly vented. Fan failure is typically the main cause of computer noise and power supply failure.

The next cause of hardware problems is loose connections. Once a year the inside of the computer should be inspected. All cables to the hard drives, floppy drive and optical drive should be inspected. Any add on card such as a video, sound card, modem should be checked to make sure that it is properly located on the motherboard. It is also a good idea to …

DirecTV Satellite System

DirecTV is one of the largest satellite TV companies in the world today that offers lucrative deals to subscribers. With a guarantee to deliver the best value in entertainment, DirecTV has special programming packages to suit every entertainment style and boasts of being number one in customer satisfaction for six years now.

Ultimate entertainment experience in the comfort of your home is what DirecTV aims to provide that, subscribers can choose from its varied packages that contain from 50 channels to more than 250 channels with more variety than cable TV service. It offers the best sports programs, movies, children's programs, local and national programs, news, weather and a whole lot more for your viewing pleasure.

Features

High quality sight and sound and 100 percent digital programming just like what you get in the theaters are what DirecTV satellite system guarantees. Its basic system with access to more than 225 channels provides free equipment for up to four rooms and round-the-clock customer service.

With the DVR system included in its packages, subscribers can now record and store more than 70 hours (basic package) of TV entertainment. So if you miss some of your favorite shows, you can quickly watch it again and again anytime you want. Meanwhile, the DVR system for the high definition (HD) package can store over 30 hours of HD programming and more than 200 hours of standard programming.

DirecTV offers special deals such as free HBO, Cinemax or Showtime for three months. You can get many savings from this satellite system as you no longer need to buy new equipment plus no start-up costs, free standard installation and 100 percent digital picture and sound. Compared to other satellite and cable providers, DirecTV has a higher customer satisfaction rating. In addition, you also have a choice to get free DirecTV Plus DVR or HD satellite receiver upgrade.

Packages

DirecTV's Premier Package is meant for people who love movies and sports. It provides 250 plus channels including HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and Sports Pack, local channels, 31 premium movie channels and more than 30 specialty and regional sports networks. The DVR service is another plus which means you can schedule, record, play and pause your favorite shows whenever and wherever you want. The movie channels here feature Hollywood's biggest hits, classic and independent films, original movies and series. And for one whole year, you also get to avail of the DirecTV protection plan.

The Plus Package is the most popular entertainment deal that offers more than 185 channels of movies, sports, music, specialty, family and local programming. Subscribers also get to have HBO, Showtime and Cinemax free for three months to let you enjoy the biggest hits of Hollywood, award-winning original shows and exclusive sports events. The DVR service is also included in this package.

The DirecTV Plus HD (High Definition) Package provides more than 195 channels of movies, sports, music, family and local programming and all HD channels. The HBO, Showtime and Cinemax channels will also be …

The Genius of Website Creators

This is an age where the internet rules the trend of the commercial world. When you decide to buy a product or even take the assistance of a service provider the first thing that would come to mind is looking over the internet and searching for the same.

There are websites that will show in results across the search engines of different names where you can find all details and information about your needs. There is hardly any area of ​​modern life that is not touched upon by a relevant website.

Therefore the first needful thing that will come to the mind of a person venturing into a business is to design a website for his company.

Web Designers

If you are looking forward to creating your company's website you may also be faced with the thought of how to go about it. Well there are website or web developers who are into the trade of designing websites for business houses and companies.

All that you have to do is search for the right person in your country, city and region.

The work of a web designer can be described as in the following.

  • Someone who creates the text and design of the web pages
  • He also introduces relevant and adequate content in it
  • Pictures and graphic descriptions are added
  • Sufficient links are presented so that all pages and topics are easily accessible
  • Web designer has to draw proper selection for various purposes
  • Web developer plans the set up and sequencing of the pages and also the amount of content and other additions to be made in them
  • The task of making a website easily accessible, understandable and useful to users and also feature effectively in results of search engines are significantly due to the efforts and work output of a web designer
  • The task of supervision of the final product and the relevancy of the context and use of graphic and other pictures in context with the company profile will be the responsibility of the web developer.

Web Designers' Companies

Websites are never available on demand. They are specially made on order. When you want a website to be created for your company you will have to get in touch with a web developer to help him create the same.

This is a chargeable service that is connected with full flow of creativity and precision. Your website will be customized in its design and content according to the demands and profile of your company and not on general set rules and standards. However the basic structure of software construction and use of different programs will be the same.

Here are the links of some web designers for your reference.

  • v1.nclud.com
  • liquidlight.co.uk
  • liquidlight.co.uk
  • glassslipperinteractive.com
  • netdreams.co.uk
  • ciplex.com

Best Australian Search Engines

Australian Search Engines – Which are The Best?

There are quite a few Australian Search Engines in operation today, and it's difficult to choose the best. In case you did not know: A search engine (aka SE) is not a directory. Directories like Yahoo! or Dmoz (the directory that Google uses) are collections of links to websites reviewed and edited by human beings like you and me.

A search engine, on the other hand, uses a special program (called a spider or a crawler) to surf the internet automatically, copying all the data into a huge database (an index or list of information).

So when you are "searching" the internet using one of the best search engines, you are not searching the internet at all, but the information this engine has gathered on its computers.

Not one of the various search engines has information that covers the entire Net. Nor are all the results up to date. That is why you should use more than one of the best search engines.

The databases used by search engines are made by "robots" or "spiders" that automatically map the Net by following the links between sites. The directories, on the other hand, contain sites that are hand picked by human beings.

Still, most search sites present search engine as well as directory results. Metasearch engines gather results from several search engines and directories. They are not that good at advanced Boolean searching, but may provide you with a broad sweep of the Web.

Getting back to the question, "Which are the best?" For the purpose of mining data, there's n question that Google is the best at it's job of returning results swiftly and meaningfully.

It achieves this by rating sites according to how many other sites there are that link to it. Links from popular or important sites counts more than links from smaller, unknown sites. The search engine figures that if many high quality sites link to a particular site, that site must contain some high quality information. They are so confident about this, that they have included a "I feel lucky" button that brings you directly to the first result on the hit list. It actually works most of the time.

Google is unique in that it includes files in a wide variety of formats in its regular index, not only traditional webpages, including Microsoft Office files and Acrobat PDF.

Google has also a special adaptation of the Open Directory, where it ranks the lists according to popularity. Another useful feature is the Google Groups SE, which lets you search in the content of Usenet / Newsgroup messages.

Australian Search Engine Submission

Now, for the purpose of submitting your website to the engines there is a separate set of criteria. You need to evaluate which search engines to allocate your precious time. Some will be well worth the effort, others will be time consuming with little benefit. In order to gain links, increase traffic and get ranked higher in …