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Make Your Own Fuel for Your Car

Make Your Own Fuel for Your Car

Have you ever wanted to make your own fuel at home? Here’s a way you can do it.

Collecting Neon Signs

Collecting Neon Signs

A quick look at collecting neon signs…

Can Behavioral Targeting Improve Income for Smaller Web Sites?

Can Behavioral Targeting Improve Income for Smaller Web Sites?

One of the biggest problems faced by a new web site when it comes to monetization is how to do it. You can use Google Adsense and make a few pennies a day. You can try hit and miss affiliate offers but most of these are geared toward highly targeted Pay-Per-Click campaign landing pages, not blogs or informational sites. PageRank passing income opportunities are no longer a viable route due to the recent Google crackdown on paid links. Other opportunities aren’t available to you until you get 10K, 100K or even 500k unique visitors a month. What can a new or small website owner do to break out of the 10 cents a day cycle? Behavioral ad targeting may hold an answer.

Is There a Human in the House?

Is There a Human in the House?

One of the biggest annoyances of modern life is calling a customer service number and getting a robot. These systems, known as Interactive Voice Response or IVR, are used by most businesses to interact with customers, in some cases exclusively. They can be effective or ineffective way to interact with a company. In this article we will examine the good, bad and ugly of these systems and what you can do to improve your own customer experience.

Bob Dylan Sells Out to Cadillac

Yes, the times they are a-changin’ as Bob Dylan hawks a Caddy SUV. Here’s a commercial he did for MyCadillacStory.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15PvBPGEdcE

To paraphrase the Don Henley song,
Out on the road today
I saw a Bob Dylan driving in a Cadillac
A voice inside my head said don’t look back
You can never look back
You’ve got to wonder what the young […]

Online Music Choices Expanding

It’s been pretty obvious for a while now to many but online choices of where to get music have been expanding rapidly. Here’s Reuters article that talks about this:
Reuters: Online music choices grow

Soon there may be an even wider array of choices. Ben Cardew, chief reporter of Music Week magazine, sees the industry sampling lots […]

Do You Suffer From “Ringxiety”

This AP story reports on the technological phenomena where one thinks their cellphone or PDA is ringing when it actually isn’t.
Full Story: Is that your phone or your imagination?
Many mobile phone addicts and BlackBerry junkies report feeling vibrations when there are none, or feeling as if they’re wearing a cell phone when they’re […]

Work Related Podcasts: Helpful or not Helpful?

Here’s a new trend I’ve seen mentioned in a few places, management has been asking employees to listen to company related podcasts on their way to work. The thinking is to make long commutes, common in most major US cities, productive business time. The “recommended listening” isn’t usually the boss droning on about mission statements […]

Of Chimps and CEOs

These two articles were on Drudge today and I see an interesting correlation between the two. Here are the articles and key excerpts from them:
UPI: Chimps choose more rationally than humans
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig studied the chimp’s choices by using an economic game with two players. In the […]

Saying “NO” to iPod

It seems I’m not the only one who can’t see paying a lot for Apple’s contraption and then paying through the nose for their iTunes download service.
MSNBC: Don’t want an iPod? Lots of choices available.
NEW YORK - When Marybeth Miller decided she wanted a digital player to carry around music from her massive […]

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