Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year!

A new year, a new dream, new year Vows.!
Completed an year in blogspot! and the first Blog o the genre was a malayalam called alappuzhakaran

... Later started inside-n-outside.blogspot and then it was converted to a technical blog and then a domain change to .. The year 2007 went by like that..

2008 will have a new section called, malayalam ... and something Xtra. A lil stress on increasing alexa score.. to stream line the whole stuff.. a lot to do.!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Career shift and Steve Pavlina

Are you afraid of shifting your career? are you afraid of what the HR says in your next interview about the change of domain you made for the last couple of times in the last three years?
Here is a post by steve pavlina, titled Quitting to Win . in that he says that the people are annoyed because, seeing your resume, reminds them how sticky they are( Yeah! they are jealous! ). He have given some live example and have asked us, why cant we be an exception?

Steve, That is a wonderful article.

Technorati linking and link backs: Traffic / link Building

Links Links and more links is what every one is looking forward for.! haven't you people seen this?
Comedy Plus is in with another Type of Link Love.

She Claimed to get this idea from JOs [NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection) ]
A noble way to say we love the link!

Kudos dear people.!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Blogger and commenting - Other is now Nick name

Blogger is back with the other and url option, This time renamed as Nick name. check the comment option. and u can find the same ( You need to enable comment from all to hav this feature enabled!

Click the radio button for Nick name

The Screen will allow you to enter the nick name and URL

Enter your Nick name and URL and click on publish (Yeah after typing in the relevant comment!

And your comment will be appearing in the blog with the relevant URL and text as keyword.!

That's it.!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Beautiful Minds: a day's meal -Used in the best way

Daily on my way to office, I used to find an old man standing in front of a clinic, begging to people for money. This man is around 80-85 years old and wear a broken glass. Last day I dint find him there.. I looked around and found him sitting under a lamp post, and he is looking to the ground. I juz saw that he is sitting coz he is not feeling that well. It was about 9 AM in the morning and I have to rush to my office, to be in Time. I went near him and asked what happened. He just say "nothing" and shook his shoulders. I opened my bag and found that the idli prepared by my mom is their inside the bag, she gave me the same so that i can have it for Noon. I offered him the same, in that tiffin box itself. he was no ready to accept the same. After some time he agreed and had the idlies, and said a thanks, and said, he was in need, but whom to ask?

That question suddenly grow inside me.. I thanked to god, for giving me meals when i need, giving me relations when I need. For all the privileges i enjoy.

The day was good for me, I din't have anything for the afternoon session, but the satisfaction, that I got from that incident was enough to keep me moving till night.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Domain Names and Domain Transfer - The hardships we faced.!

Last month I was trying to do change a blogspot site in to own-domain one. The guy who own the domain was a friend of mine and I was trying to help him out. He said he have registered the name through a local ISP. So i asked him to provide the user name and password for the control panel. Which turned out to be one with an Indian registrar. I tried to login and was amazed to find that there is'nt much option in the control panel. In the MX data there is the server address of the ISP typed in. and there is no Cname records. I asked the customer support of the registrar and they said they have juz provided the domain name.. and not controlling the DNS records. I tried to contact the ISp and they said that they don't have anything with them.

At this point I used my paypal account and transfered the domain name to another Registrar.
the steps involved was.

1. Payment of cash(I payed it through paypal)
2. Authorisation mail is sent to the admin of the account( Unfortunately in our case it was the ISP's email id)
3. Once the admin confirmed the same, the authorisation mail is sent to the losing registrar to transfer the account.(this is an automatic process and may take around 10-15 days)
4. Once the transfer is completed, we got a mail and that said we can modify the details in the domain.

All together these steps took around a couple of weeks time.
Once we got a confirmation mail, (this transfer includes an extension of an years service on the domain) I brought a DNS control on the domain. and used this control to configure the data.

I added two cname entries pointing to one is without any value and te other is with www.

Then I took and took the publishing option. In the publishing option i clicked on custom domain and then went to advanced settings. There, I typed in the name of the website. I saved the same and ask blogger to redirect the www. website name also in to that particular domain and i clicked on view blog.. and

Nothing happened. I have already lost a couple of weeks running around this domain. And on my way to home i stopped in a cafe and redo the process. Voila.!, I was able to see the website.!

I think that must be conflict betwee the data in the old and new registrar. (may take upto 48 hours to resolve)

We took that offline and is now trying to add a different blog under that name.!

* An Ongoing Carnival on this topic in

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Google and open id - Comments have a new life.

Two weeks ago, i was surprised to find that i can't enter the url in the "other" option in the comment box. i too joined the band of bloggers who thought, google is trying to make it mandatory that users must register with blogger to comment! last day the bloggr Buzz
have a new post.. saying that it was an error in their part and they were trying to integrate the open id in to blogger.. etc etc.. if u want to know how to create an open id, buzz have got a link for the same.. That article is nice, but the same is for advance users.. so better that a normal reader/blogger reads till the paragraph juz before "Master Your Domain". If you still have some issues with Open id, here is the article describing Open Id

Here are the stuffs you can do..

1. Sign up in
Choose ur username wisely because ur openid will be the
2. Create a profile
3. Once u create the same.. include the below said two statements on the head portion of your blog
<link rel="openid.server" href="" />

<link rel="openid.delegate" href="" />

*USERNAME is the username you registered


Once you have done this you can go to the blogger comment area. Choose "Any Open ID" from the login... Type in your address and there you go. (You have to be logged in to the myopen id account, in that browser.) The Nick name You have given in the profile will be displayed there as your text and that too with your U.R.L . Ain't that cool?

Vin have said the same here

There are other providers for open id (A search in google will bring that up or a list is here ) Check with their documentation and its easy. and secures you from comment spoofing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

For a good cause... Toys needed

MIHOW needs some toys by seventh of december 2007... Please find the details in Rachel 's Blog Women health News.

My Caricature; from a Malayalam Blogger

Last day a blogger got some doubts regarding the domain and domain name change... So we arranged a meeting and in a 10 minutes time, In a small vegetarian hotel in MG Road, Kochi, We were discussing the matters over a cup of coffee and went ahead with other stuffs. He is a fun loving guy working in a government office in Kochi itself. In less than a minutes time he draw a caricature of mine and yeah.! that resembles me.!

Here is the caricature, and the blog of that guy is

1. Kerala ha ha ha
2. Ooneswaram p o

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pegasus; Free mail client with less load on computer

Pegasus is a mail client. Copy righted to David Harris, it use peter gutmanns high security cryptlib encryption library.
Product name : Pegasus
Site :
Genre: Mail client
Cost : Free
Interface: Interface is some what cluttered if you are a frequent user of Outlook express/ outlook.
Alert: a New mail is shown by rhe flying anime of pegasus and if we are right clicking and select "new mail information" we get the number of mails . All the new mails are downloaded to new mail folder(unless you specify) and can be moved to ther folders once you finish reading the same.
Issues/ bucks: I've activated a forwarding option in Pmail and if am shutting down the system without shutting the pegasus down, occationally the older mail(s)get forwarded to the forward address specified. Whe i click on the pegasus icon pegasus opens up.. but below all the windows that are opened. ( i use an XP machine)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Our son; Named as Devadathan !

Last Sunday, we named our son Devadathan. A small function with some relatives as invitees. Couple of Devadathan's photos are in Alappuzhakaran ( malayalam blog )

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Things to ease ur mind at job :Blogthings

I was browsing the net and I found a site.. and its . A site with lotta quizzes and stuffs about the blogs...
There are quizzes about the blogs/ holiday/ general etc... Its soo simple.. u can juz go ahead and answer their questions and they gives u a result in the specified format.. Visit the site when u "don't" have much time.. coz this ease ur mind and helps u move further.. :)

*The image used in is an exclusive property of

Monday, November 26, 2007

Logoyes : the logo makers / Designers.!

The Window to outside world for a company is the logo. A logo gives an idea about the company, how professional the company is? What the company deals with. Logo design is an art. And there are many an artists around us. While browsing the internet I found one such company. A company, which allows to Design a Logo Myself !

Name: Logo Yes


Genre: Logo design, Business cards, Post cards, Brochure etc…

About: Logo yes supports Do It Yourself Logo Design and is a leader in other design products to small businesses around the world. They have a patent pending on their unique process. Offering a true try before you buy type of service, you can visit logo yes for a 60 seconds demo. You can also try designing a logo for yourselves, free.


They offer a refund if you don’t like the logo they design.

Work around

Work around with these logos was easy. I tried the demo and the results were encouraging.

First they asked me the type of the company, then the industry, and based on these two they offered me a wide range of symbols/letters/abstract to choose from. From images to abstract then to letters. I settled down in letters and the stuff I got was something interesting.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Domain Name change - Issues - Tips - Tricks

You were blogging in a free domain like blogger, wordpress etc( One fine morning you decided to choose your own name for the blog.
A new domain... Have you ever thought of the issues you are gonna battle against?

Here are the things I've battled and the battle is still going on...

1. Choosing the name.
a. I've the name in mind and i've chosen the same. But look at the name. Doesn't that provides you with the info like geographic location? Is my blog for those people from this location alone?

b. Cheaper names to choose from: I went by this banner as well, and it was 1.99 per year as they said, and I spend around 17 USD for a couple of years.

c. Domain for life : Dont go by this word. The domains are to be renewed every one/couple/5 years/ 10 years. This package comes with hosting plans. So as long as you are with this hosting company, you get a domain for life. But make sure that you are through the agreement. Like the conditions, whether the domain is under your name, whether you have the right to resell / transfer the same.. etc.. etc..

2. Hosting plan:
Are you going to choose your own hosting plan? Or going to rely on blogger/ blogging platform for the same?
i relied on blogger.

3. Site wide issues.
Before introducing my domain my PR was 3. After that its all gone.. a new domain.. a new activity.. everything is to be started from scratch.. from feed burner to the link building..

a. For feed burner: I was using and I still use the same.. I deleted the earlier entry and added this new, under the same name.. so that is solved.

b. Page Rank: I've lost the same and now i've to start from the scratch. (is any one hearing this? )

c. Link submission: From directories to search engines, I've to submit my link for Beautiful minds. And with some automated tools, some manual submissions, I'm able to do the same to some extend.

d. Technorati base.: As of now I don't have a person favoring me in technorati : What should I do?

e. Redirection from the old blog: Thanks to blogger, as it doesn't leave my readers behind.(blogger handles auto redirect)

f. Paid for blogging: I was having membership in Pay per post, sponsored reviews, smorty etc.. smorty rejected my submission, I've contacted PPP and they replaced my old link with my new one(Thank you PPP). sponsored review too accept the link Even though I've got in to these two, I wont be getting High paid opps as of now, coz MY PR and link backs are less.

g. Blogcatalog: I've tried adding in blog catalog and they readily added me to the network :)

h. Updation: I've the link in some of my other blogs, and I went ahead and updated the same, manually.

i. Blogrolls.: i was a member in some of the blogrolls and I need to get the url updated in them as well.. thank you tricia (of feverishthoughts/ tricia's musings) for helping me in that.

j. Alexa. I was able to increase my alexa ranking by 52 lakhs and now, I've to start from the scratch. ( Who are gonna help me? none :( )

So if your blog is with a decent PR, alexa rank, and is established, then better stay where you are.. If is relatively new, go ahead and change the domain name... and yaa.. if you are confident (like me.. he he he) then also change in name is for you...

Kaveri : Malayalam's Open Office Dreams

Kaveri is an open source project by Centre for Linguistic Computing Keralam, a joint venture of Computational Linguistic Team @ C-DIT, Kerala State IT Mission and Dept: of Linguistics- University of Kerala for research development production and dissemination of Malayalam Language Technology. Kaveri is software, which used Unicode fonts and is intended (not restricted) to use to help in word processing task.

What is in offer?

  • Open Office suite in Malayalam
  • Malayalam Spell checker
  • English Malayalam translator
  • English Malayalam Official language dictionary
  • Translation helper to other South Indian languages and Hindi.

Malayalam open Office is promoted to speed up the e-governance programme in Kerala. And the government has given instructions to all govt. offices, PSU’s and Local Self Government Institutions in the state to use the open office suit. Don’t know whether the Govt. servants have taken it seriously or not.

This version of the Open Office with Kaveri is having the entire menu, directions, instructions and help in Malayalam. File is named as രേഖ (Rekha) New is termed as പുതിയത് (Puthiyathu) etc these terminologies will be a little alien to those people who are using MS Office , but will gradually get used to these terms easily. The UI (User Interface) can be easily changed from Malayalam to English and vice Versa.

Kaveri can be used instead of the MS versions of Excel, Power Point, and Word etc The English to Malayalam translation, translation service to other languages etc are very helpful for us, (especially if you are a blogger, blogging in Malayalam language). This is the first step in making a complete language Dictionary in Malayalam. Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi languages can be translated with this easily, and supports Mozhi Keyman in this.

So this supports these phonetic applications and the inscript products. The articles/ matter typed in this can be saved as an open office document, MS office document, PDF document or even Rich Text document. (I’ve even tried the normal Txt, saved as utf-8).

Open Office capabilities.

Open Office is capable to create produce many a type of Applications, media, ads, etc... We can embed even a movie file into this.

How to install

The GNU GPL licensed version of Kaveri is available in . The FAQ and the answer to your other questions are available in intelli assistant. Any one who is not having business view on this software can take a copy of this and redistribute. The Copy right remains with the Govt. of Kerala.

The future of Kaveri rests in your hands. Government have sought your help in matters regarding the translation, Phonetics and alphabets checking etc of the software. If you have any suggestions then you can get in touch with Linguistic Computing Keralam, and they will include the same in the coming upgrades and versions.

Come in; let’s embrace the beautiful world of openness and freedom

* This is an unofficial post to introduce you to one of the open source software called Kaveri, translated from the blog post of Kannuran . Malayalam is one of the languages spoken in India (in the state called Kerala).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A new domain for Beautiful minds

Beautiful Minds will be available in a new domain from now on. and its

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogger Wave..! Paid to Post site

bloggerwave is the new site in the set of the pay to post category I'm using in this blog. This Site is aiming to become Europe’s biggest advertising media/ alternative on blogs, and helps the blogger to earn some extra money.
What: Website
Genre: Paid to blog
About: Bloggerwave is a cool and neat site to make money online from Blog.
Pay out mode:

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Increase traffic in 10 ways : will I create a Traffic Jam?

I have tried to monetize the blog and increase the traffic..And its succeeding... But not to the full extend... I was trying to find something extra and was searching in google.. and the first result was Steve Pavlina 's blog.. I went through the same and find the article of my interest. "
How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

This was the title and the 10 things that were listed there were beautiful...
I'm gonna adopt this in my writing... (No copy right infringements ;) )

As the first step, I'm gonna start from the bottom(a lil modified version)... Do good and focus on helping people.

A new turning point... My mind is becoming more beautiful.. phew..!

Thank you steve..

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Alexa Ranking..! went down a little bit

My Alexa ranking went down a bit and settled in 1715400 ... Hope it will recover soon..!

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Alexa ! the percentage is still rising!

Check the stat from alexa..! my alexa rank is increasing.!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Alexa ranking, its improving.!

alexa ranking for Beautiful minds is improving..! Will share the tips if this is a success.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Sale on Ink - The coupons for printing needs

There are a number of coupon sites around... But, I need a coupon site that is specific to my printing needs... So I sat in front of my PC and tried to search for the sites, sites offering coupons and that too exclusive for my printing needs. While browsing the web I was too much concerned. Concerned about the high price of paper, high price of ink… And this ink costs me a lot. Proof printing, diagrams etc, is taking a toll on the ink. And accidentally I found a site. A site called sale on Ink.

This is a site, offering free online coupons with some of the famous and popular ink merchants like 123inkjets, carrot ink, printpal, 4inkjets etc…

What: Website


Offers: Coupons, Deals, Quality Merchants

About: Offers coupon codes for the best deals on inkjet and laser toner cartridges.

There is a free ipod Nano drawings every month, just sign up with them, and enter the lucky draw. With this you get free news letters, with tips on how to save ink, and how to get the maximum out of the printers, ink cartridges etc...

So if you are buying from the merchants listed in sale on ink and need some cheap ink solutions, then you can go ahead and get the codes from this site.

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I've become PR 3

This blog is now in Page Rank 3. That is around an year's hard work. my other blog, alappuzhakaran is now PR4. That is a blog in Malayalam (one of the Regional languages in India).

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Ashop- Shopping cart software.

Last day I was searching for a shopping cart software. Just for the heck of reviewing the same, and if possible, use the same to host a new shopping site. and I came across ashop. Here is what it is..

Genere: shopping cart software Site
About: This site is one sortta cool in design, with lotta option to customize. There are demo included , both in admin module and front end. We can do mock transactions, to check the look and feel of the site.
Signing up with this US provider of shopping cart software helps us to reduce the task of creating an ecommerce software / site.
There is a ten day free trial (without giving credit card info), and free store design offer that is on going.

Go for a test drive, feel the look and feel of the shopping cart and get hooked in Ashop.

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Software Assurance (SwA)

Software Assurance (SwA) is: “the level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at anytime during its lifecycle, and that the software functions in the intended manner.”

— Source: Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction No. 4009, “National Information Assurance Glossary”, Revised 2006

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

I've become a father.

I've become a father of a baby boy.. It was a caesarian and both child and mother are doing well.

Here is the video of the baby :) Isn't he cute?

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Monday, October 29, 2007

A day for Psoriasis - World Psoriasis day- on 29th of October

Today (29th of Oct 2007) is World Psoriasis Day(WPD).

The aim
the aims of observing this day as WPD comprises of

1. Raising awareness about this disease.
To spread that it is just the state of skin and non contagious.

2. Better access to therapies and medicines

3. Information and knowledge delivery to patients and general public about this condition, and open the mouth and say, I'm suffering from the same.

4. Creation of a platform to raise the voice of the patient. to know their needs, to know their rights.

More info is available here...

* This post is a deviation from the topics I cover in this blog. Being a psoriasis patient, I think this action is justifiable. And I've stopped taking in medicines, and have brought a control over the psoriasis. Any one wishes to share their information? Anyone needs some tips? Do comment me with the email id, and i'll get back to you.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Alexa, Ranking for those technical contents.

Why is the alexa ranking so important? Any way, I am going to start concentrating on "How to improve the alexa ranking" . Any one who knows some stuff related to this, please do append them as comment.

I think I've progressed a bit in Ranking.. lemme go deep in to this.

If you need an alexa tool bar then its available here in alexa site

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Review your Favourite Online playing site

In between the regular web-log updation and the work on other websites, I used to play some games. Some casino games. At first it was difficult for me to find the right website in which I can play the same. Later on, I was able to find some of the best one around and thanks to topusaonlinecasinos. This site helped me a lot in finding the right site, helped in downloading the software used by them, compare the sites, read the reviews and make a decision like, to play or not. If you are to visit the site, make sure that you are visiting top online sportsbook

What: Website
Genre: On line casino Reviews
Web: topusaonlinecasinos
Sections: On line play room, on line sportsbook, etc...
About: This site helps us to compare the sites that are i use and get the best out of them. This site helps us to select those providers that accept US players. Some of the sites that are listed are Rushmore, bodog, superslots etc...

In between the regular web-log updation and the work on other websites, I used to play some games. Some casino games. At first it was difficult for me to find the right website in which I can play the same. Later on, I was able to find some of the best one around and thanks to topusaonlinecasinos. This site helped me a lot in finding the right site, helped in downloading the software used by them, compare the sites, read the reviews and make a decision like, to play or not. If you are to visit the site, make sure that you are visiting top online sportsbook

What: Website
Genre: On line casino Reviews
Web: topusaonlinecasinos
Sections: On line play room, on line sportsbook, etc...
About: This site helps us to compare the sites that are i use and get the best out of them. This site helps us to select those providers that accept US players. Some of the sites that are listed are Rushmore, bodog, superslots etc...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007, Paid blogging at its best

Are you falling in the category, Get paid to blog or blog for money? If yes here is a site that offers you some of the best stuffs around.

What : Web site
Genere of the site: Paid to blog
address of the site:
Minimum worth of offers: $6 per review.
Payout time: Weekly
Approval time: 1 day to one week(max)
The interface to accept the proposal is great and it easy to choose the opportunities. The offer comes around $6 per offer and goes high when your reputation increases/ with your PR Rise.
Smorty have also got a refferel program so that you can refer your friends or fellow bloggers and you can earn money with them.

So, if you are planing to get paid for blogging, smorty can be a choice for you. The time frame is well under control, and they accept blog advertising.

So just go ahead and blog for money, what are you waiting for?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Beautiful Minds : Software Quality Assurance Tip #1

One of the main thing that a software tester should keep in mind
" Keep your communication soft and simple. There is a difference in saying it hard and in a soft voice."

When u say "I need this to be done" to a programmer, he/she wont like the same. Better say, "It would look good if u can do like this."

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Beautiful Minds : Software Testing

Software testing is not to confirm that there is no bugs existing in the system, but to confirm that the system will work without any major fail.

So its juz to ensure that there are some bugs existing in the system. :)

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Lead management through Aimpromote

Are you the decision maker in your company? Do you own your own company? Then this article in Beautiful Minds might catch your eyes.

This is all about earning leads to your customers. So once customer throws in a query you need to respond and get in touch with them. Last week I was going through some articles on CRM and I came across software which suits my needs and even can be given the name “Complete CRM Software”. And that was aimpromote, the lead management software. So if you are in the search of a Customer relationship management tool, then you can rely on aimpromote.

What: Lead management software


Tel. no. : 1-888-251-4635

Type: web based.

About: This crm software deals with the aspects of monitoring and maintaining the customer. That is it essentially does all what is done by the customer relationship management software, plus it focuses mainly on handling or converting leads. With a cute dashboard to control the export and import of the leads, Lead Attention meter™(TM of aimpromote), simple alerts and reminders, aim promote is a catch for that price. Reporting is multi faceted, from campaign promotion to gross and net profit, aimpromote do it all, and that too with less hassle involved. Aimpromote is a part of Active Internet Marketing, LLC. More information on CRM and lead management is available on their website.

Why: Aim promote is offering you the service without any setup fees, so just order your copy and start doing. And with around $33 per user as the license fee, aimpromote is giving you a service unbeatable and cheaper than its nearest competitor who have less number of feature than aimpromote.

Aim promote have the power to automate your sales team with custom tracks, calendar, email, notifications, reminders, lead distribution and filters. With aimpromote we can manage users, their login and accounts and so on. So that gives us complete flexibility and control over our users. Unlike other products in market, aimpromote have got website integration and reporting features. The visitor tracking, web analytics, dynamic telephone numbers, loop tracking etc, are integrated in to the system.

If you want to have a supreme product for your organization, have it setup for free, integrate with your website (oops, it’s again free), then you can go ahead and register with aimpromote. Still worried about the outcome?

Then you can go ahead and register yourselves a two weeks demo of this crm software.

Last word: There are opportunities for the affiliates as well. Join as affiliate and earn money. more details are available here

*Sponsored Post

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Beautiful minds- beautiful thoughts! - Archived !

I wasn't able to remember the launching of yahoo, nor was i able to remember the old pages of google. I was thinking of that and was trying to add my blog details to alexa, and suddenly i saw the term "way back machine". I was curious, what this is and tried my blog address in the search, and it said "no info" available. and i typed in, and voila! there it is the data from 1998.!!!
What: archived web page viewer.
Come in and there are a lotta things that you can do. accepts membership as well.

* this post is just for information, for knowing what this is all about, visit

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mail Clients( eudora - thunderbird -Outlook (express)) - prerequisites (Part 2)

As this is not a ready made content and I am typing the same in as and when possible, this is taking a lot of time. The part one of this series is available in Mail Clients( eudora - thunderbird -Outlook (express)) - Terms (Part 1)

Email Address
An email address is needed to configure your mail client( :) )

POP And SMTP address
POP address is the address of the mail server and can be obtained from the email provider.
SMTP address can be obtained from your ISp.

Filters are been used to sort your mails .
for example you can set a filter like this. if the mail is from a particular mail address, then put in folder x
or if the to address is then put the mail to the folder aaa

other stuffs.
You want to check the mail in regular intervals?
Want to hangup your connection after checking email?

Its all possible in the mail clients. So the main advantage of using a mail client is that you can save a lot of internet usage time by downloading the stuffs and reading it off line.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mail Clients( eudora - thunderbird -Outlook (express)) - Terms (Part 1)

Aim of the series is to try configuring the mail client/clients.

Part 1.

There are certain terms we used to say when reffering to a mail client. Lets check them here

1. Mail Client
Mail client is the program we uses to fetch our mail from servers
A complete list of email clients are here |-list of email clients-|

2. POP3
Post Office Protocol - Version 3 (POP3) is intended to permit a workstation or a computer to retrieve mail that the server is holding for it.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is used to transfer mail reliably and efficiently.

The Internet Message Access Protocol, Version 4 (IMAP4) allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server. IMAP4 permits manipulation of remote message folders, called "mailboxes", in a way that is functionally equivalent to local mailboxes.

5. Mail Accounts
When multiple mail are configured in the client then we manage them as accounts.( Name vary from client to client)

We don't have to blow our head when we hear the word POP and SMTP. Just keep in mind that POP is a number(server address) that we used to access the mail from our webmail.

And SMTP will be same for all the accounts we create and its been provided by the ISP (Internet Service Provider).

To be continued...

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Websites, I visit them daily

1. - How could i miss those mails?

2. ManoramaOnline - Malayalam(my local language) news

3. ZDNet - Tech news and free wares

4. Pay Per Post - Juz checking opportunities.

5. My two blogs a. Beautiful Minds, b. Alappuzhakaran - A malayalam blog

6. - for getting the status of the blogs

7. Google analytics

8. Google webmasters

9. - for my searches (Am not using any other searches )

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Saturday, September 22, 2007 and the reviews

Site Genre: Product Review


Overall: The overall look of the site is not that bad, but could have been a little more user friendly.

Are you looking for some reviews on your favorite products? Hair loss, quit smoking etc.., they all are in here.

Info on provillus , procerin, etc is available in the site. The reviews are accepted on the volume of sales and the user satisfaction, consultation with professionals in health care etc… They even allow you to review the products of your choice. So drop in and check the reviews, know which products are suiting your needs. The pros and cons of the different products and user accounts are available there. So you gained by using a product? Let others too know about it, and let them also gain from it. And before using a product making sure you read a couple of reviews done by the experienced one will always be helpful. People like you must have used the product before. Gain and get gained is all what this site is for. The name itself is trust source. So once you finalize and bought the product, you can rank them, comment them and you can say what you expect from them and the result as well. So here is the chance to promote your brand, if you found that it is useful. Let’s spread the smile. :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Uncomfortable in office?

A new poll available ..! What is that which is making you uncomfortable in your office?

The options are
1. Monetory
2. Management
3. Boss
4. Co workers
5. Others
6. You are happy

If it is others, please do comment in here as well.

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