Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ladder Wiki - The Wiki for Relationship Advice

Just when you thought that you had visited every type of website there is, along comes yet another great resource. It leaves you wondering, "Why did no one think of this before?"

Recently I came across one such site,

This site is like the popular wikipedia site. But, unlike the wikipedia, this site is not about any and every thing. Instead it focuses on relationship and dating advice. The collective wisdom of the masses of Internet surfers goes into creating some top notch reading material.

So, if you are looking for relationship advice or dating advice, you now know where to head. Since the wiki is authored by people like you and me, you can be assured that the advice is real world advice from real world people.

In case you are wondering where the "Ladder" came from in the site name, well, it is because the site is inspired by Ladder Theory. This theory is about how men and women analyze each other in their first meeting.

A must visit. You will enjoy it.

Friday, September 28, 2007

A Credit Card Is a Credit Card Is a Credit Card

The power of plastic money is formidable. Just wave around those little pieces of plastic and enjoy the best that life has to offer.

But the above advertising like paragraph misses the point that you have to eventually pay up. That is where you need to be smart and responsible when it comes to using a credit card.

Whenever you hear someone talk about responsible credit card behavior, you find that they are usually talking about the evils of over-spending or they are advising you to repay the credit card bill in full.

But I think that credit card responsibility actually starts much before all that. I hope it does not sound radical when I suggest that the first step to mature credit card holder behavior is to get the right credit card. That is why I looked up a site:

On this and other such sites you will find some amazing deals on credit cards. For instance when I last visited, I noticed they had a credit card deal at 11.9% APR, but it had absolutely no interest if the outstanding was paid within 59 days. But these deals keep changing. Why not visit and check it out yourself? ~Details accurate at date of publishing. Post Sponsored by Co-operative Bank.

Sit at Home -- Study With the World

If you are really keen on the long term success of your career, you need to have great education. I know that almost sounds cliched, but what can I do, it is the truth.

When I look back at my career thus far, if I did not have an undergrad degree in computer engineering, and if I had not completed by MBA degree at a top-20 US business school, I would certainly not have managed to reach where I have actually reached.

At my time, you had to go to a university, and I mean physically transport yourself. That is because the only distance courses at that time were the correspondence courses where the postman would bring in the daily lesson! With the advent and proliferation of the Internet, today you can go to an online educational destination such as the Everest College Online and get yourself a decent education.

Continuing the example of the Everest College Online, despite being online it has all the flavors of a full-fledged offline university. There is the placement cell; there are excellent faculty members, and more.

Do yourself a big favor and get the best education you can get yourself. It is probably cliched, but education is indeed the best investment out there.

The Bed Is the Home Within the Home

When you need to be comforted you head home. Home is indeed where the heart is. But within your own home you find the greatest comfort when you are in bed. This is the place you rest, relax, and rejuvenate yourself after a long night's sleep. Of course some of us bloggers never get to sleep at all, but that is a different matter.

What makes a bed special? I think that in addition to being of the correct size, the sheets and linen used on the beds are pretty important. That and the quality of the mattress define how comfortable you are going to be in bed.

In my quest to bring you; my valuable readers; the best sites on the whole World Wide Web, I have recently discovered a site a great variety of bedroom fabrics. I especially liked their duvet covers. I would certainly like to have some of them on my bed. How about you?

Naturally, it is not just about sheets. The Bedroom requires exquisite curtains, and those curtains require tassels, and all of this will be available to you at
Like all the other sites that I have recommended in the past, make sure that you visit this one too.

When it Comes to Savings, Be Smart

I do not know about you, but I have really worked hard for my money. I got a good college degree, worked all through my graduate degree and paid for it while I was undergoing it.

Probably it is this background that has taught me the value of money and as a consequence of savings. Whenever I am in the market to buy anything, I invariably look out for deals and bargains. I am not a penny-pincher, I think. But, if a seller is offering an inexpensive product, I like to not be the one who ends up paying more.

With this approach, you can understand my delight when I came across an interesting website that caters to people interested in saving. I am talking about

On this site, you can get free samples and printable coupons. As if that was not enough I was delighted to find that one could also get free product samples. Certainly a bargain hunter's delight, don't you think?

Next time you are looking for free stuff or bargains in cosmetics, food, scents and perfume, baby related stuff, and a lot more, you know where you should go first. That's right visit today. Right Away!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Content Management System for Smart Enterprises

Anyone who is someone has visited websites. But what does it really take to get a professional website put up there on the World Wide Web?

Does it take an advanced degree in computer engineering? Does it require extreme programming skills and graphics abilities? Well it might require all that and more, but it primarily requires you to know what you want.

If you are an organization who wants to have a fully functional website you have three choices: (i) you go out there and get an army of employees each specializing in an area of expertise (ii) hire a company that specializes in website development and pay them a lot (iii) get a development content management platform that is intuitive and takes all the technology out of web development. And by that I mean that a non-specialist can develop a fully functional (I would even say multi-functional) website.

One such development platform that I much fancy is the Epazz BoxesOS. Get ready to make a smooth entry in to the world of websites with this fantastic application. Of course you need to fully understand what you are getting. So, first visit their site and see all the great features they have. Then sign up for a no obligation 30 days free trial. Surely there is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Don't Do Drugs

It is really sad to see that so many fruitful lives, full of so much potential, get wasted to drugs. High profile cases of celebrities going into rehab have become so commonplace that one starts feeling that drugs are a lifestyle item.
Nothing could farther from the truth. Drugs do you no good. They are only a momentary relief for the weak mind. And if you got into them to "belong" to a group then the group does not deserve you in the first place. I would steer clear of such company.
Luckily there are these destinations called drug rehabilitation treatment centers where one has a hope of getting back on one's feet. But one must keep in mind that "curing" drug addiction is not like curing a fever. It is not only about medicine and care and counseling. Unless the person wants to "cure" themselves their life will not improve.
I looked around the web for such drug treatment destinations and found one that I like. It is the Narconon Stone Hawk Addiction Treatment. While you are on their website, make sure to read their informative articles on:
But always remember centers such as these are only there to help. What you make of your life is up to you.

Luckily There IS Someone to Help

In my previous post, I talked about the evils of drug addiction and introduced you to one of the reputed drub habilitation centers. But what do you do if you are in a location where access to such centers seems limited?

Actually it is not too difficult. You just need to take the initiative to access a drug addiction referral service. If you or a loved one needs a caring environment that will help them with long term addiction treatment, make sure to follow these links that I am including in this blog post.

Few of the factors that impressed me about this referral service for inpatient drug treatment is that they are not-for-profit. This is comforting to my cynical mind. After all they do not stand to gain from referring you to the right destination. As many know the choice to get rehabilitated is based on character and motivation. And motivation can strike at any point of time. That is why I like the fact that this service is 24 x 7. And if the fact that they are not for profit was not enough to please you, it is encouraging to note that they never charge a fee to give you a referral.

Regardless of whether the addiction is to alcohol or narcotics, there is good chance that you can be rehabilitated if you want to. But the important thing is not just to be rehabilitated. It is also about preventing a relapse. This is where one's entire life is a journey to cure. And I do not mean that in the sense of it being a dreary journey. Instead, it is about enjoying every single day that you remain clean.

You have the power to change your life for the better. And there are services such as 1800NoDrugs to help you. Now it is up to you. You have to decide what you make of your life.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Freelance Writing

On the Internet, every body is a writer. Interestingly, in the pre-browser pre-HTML era, many of us almost never wrote. All communication took place in person or over the phone. But along came email and we all started "writing." But if your writing is much more than the struggle to string together sentences, you must read my friend Jenn Mattern's site on freelance writing.

Actually it is much more than a site on freelance writing. It is about all kinds of writing. What makes this all the more fun is that Jenn has specific ideas and does not beat around the bush. I guess that is what blogosphere 2.0 is all about. Ok Ok, in the 2.0 era, I wanted to make my own jargon, there is no such thing as blogosphere 2.0.

On Jenn's site, you can also look up freelance writing jobs on a regular basis. She pre-qualifies assignments so that you do not have to. And if you are ever stuck and could use a helpful word of advice, rush to the freelance writing forums.

Writing is serious business and writers like Jenn are pulling in a lot of moolah. You must visit her site to find out how she does it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fond Vacuum

Sometimes it pays to go back to one's roots. Go back to where one came from. Recently I got such an opportunity when a friend of mine told me about a website he has about Pressure Die Casting for Brass. Since I have note really been into engineering related stuff since my under graduate degree, this certainly got me curious. After all, the Internet seems all about articles and social networking and pictures and uploads and downloads, not to forget email.

So, I decided to have a look see and find out what this was all about. My curiosity was suitably rewarded by finding pages on Vacuum Valves and Vacuum Die Casting Equipments and Machines. If this is the kind of stuff you want to read about then I have just given you a great site to go to.

And remember it is not only about one kind of valve or valve assembly. For instance, it has article about valves and their assembly:
  • outside the die
  • on the die matrix
  • on the die matrix with the compensator inside the die-holder
I recommend that you visit the site.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I am Highly Interested in a Low Interest Credit Card

There are so many credit cards out there. Which one is right for you? They say that marriages are made in heaven and there is a soul-mate for everyone. Is that true about credit cards too?

Surely, I jest! But I have been looking for credit card deals for a long time and found that I run into a wall every time. That is why I was excited when I saw an introductory offer for credit cards that looks like it has some serious potential.

For one, it allows me to get credit cards that offer a low interest rate. I know what you are wondering: Why would one get a low interest credit card when one can get a 0% card? Well, the fact is that the 0% cards are largely a myth. So, get real and get a low interest credit card.

Naturally, credit cards are about convenience and financial power. But remember the movie SpiderMan which espoused universal wisdom when it said that "with great power comes great responsibility."

So get a credit card. I have made your work easy for you by showing you where to get good credit cards. But then behave responsibly too. And then the good times roll in, remember which blog gave you the right advice and come running back for more great sites.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If you need data about expiring / expired domain names...

Domain names are your website address. When you are typing, say, www dot something dot com, that "something" is your domain name.
But, now I am talking down to you. Surely you knew what a domain name is. But what you probably did not know was that each and every day, there are thousands of domain names expiring. Some of them were never used or developed, but others certainly were.
This gives rise to the opportunity that you could piggy-back on someone else's effort. And that the person has let the domain name expire should indicate that the person does not really mind you gaining the benefit.
For instance, you could hit the ground running with a domain name that is already listed in the Open Directory Project, or DMOZ for short.
Likewise, you could get domain names which have Page Rank (PR), backlinks in Yahoo and / or Google. Some expiring domain names could have nice positions in Alexa too.
But who is going to give you all that information. Simple! If you are looking for expired domains then you must visit It is the resource for expired domains and expiring domains. For instance, it could help you with all the parameters that I mentioned earlier in this post. Then again, you could set up email alerts. Well, let me not spoil your fun. Go ahead and sign up to get all the domain name goodies.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Spells, Love Spells, Money spells!

In my search for interesting sites, here is one I found that is fascinating indeed. It is a site about spells, magical spells.

Spells that one can buy on the site include:
  • Bring Back Lover Spell
  • Break Them Up Spell
  • More Sex Spell
  • Lottery/Gambling Money Spell
  • Promotion Spell
So, it seems like people are either looking for a love spell or a money spell.

I do not know anyone who uses a spell, but I guess it is a matter of belief. Surely there must be people who would like to get all the help they can get. And they probably think that a spell will help them.