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Bing translation sucks

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Technology

 Friend: Your Chinese is getting better and better! Keep going! Me: Thank you! You are great!  So, I can read that bit of text and it’s no problem for me, even though it is in Chinese, I can actually read over 200 characters, but I still have a long way to go. According to sources that I’ve read, you need to know at least 1,000 characters to read newspapers here in Taiwan. However, the issue here is with ‘Bing’s’ translation service, that is being used on Facebook. It sucks, period. For some reason it mistook “中文” for “英文”, which is quite a bad translation as it just mixed up two totally different languages. At least with Google translate that service is somewhat accurate, especially when it comes to regular verbs and nouns. But Bing fails altogether and I’ve been...

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No longer using Infolinks

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Technology

I’ve totally stopped using Infolinks, I don’t think the return is worth it, especially for websites which don’t receive as many visitors that I’d like, thus equaling not so much profit. I think it might also make my sites a little off-putting and without any big results, it has become more or less a waste of time. Perhaps in the future I will use them again, however I’ve taken a screenshot of my entire earnings since last year. As you can see, earnings are negligible, which is why I have decided to drop Infolinks altogether. However, that’s just for now. As for AdSense, I’m making a bit of money, unfortunately for Infolinks, not so much money. The results and testing that I’ve done with Infolinks over a 9 month period has been a huge failure. I remember blogging before saying that Infolinks can...

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Project: United States political website

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Technology

I’m quite impressed how I have managed to increase the traffic on my political site I now have up and running. I’ve been running this blog for a couple years now. However, this new site has only been running since July of this year. (2012) The site I’m taking about is a little hard to maintain as I’m personally writing all the new articles. Before, the site was using an autoblogging script, which sucked ass. So I disabled it and then started writing my own articles as I’m quite interested in US politics. I managed to get it un-banned from the search engines, most notably Google and now there are SERP results for particular keywords coming in. I also created the logo, which I’m pretty happy about....

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Google reveals its new tablet: Nexus 7

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Technology

A few days ago Google revealed its new tablet called Nexus 7 which it hopes to release into the market by 2013. Specifications: 7″ 1280×800 HD display 1.2 megapixel camera (Front camera) 1GB of RAM Quad-core Tegra 3 chip 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use) WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Micro USB Price: $199 [Source, more info] Although the screen is only 7″ and the only camera (The front camera) is quite poor comparison to the $499 iPad 2’s 5 megapixel camera, for the price of $199, you can’t ask for much more. However, if you just want to use this for browsing the web, then this is the perfect tool. Granted you need to be in a WiFi equipped area to use most of the tablet’s functions, you can in-fact use your phone’s 3G connection to...

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Another new website up!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Technology

I recently bought another website called, Simple Templates.org and I hope to add more designs to its portfolio. I already have a web hosting design, which I had created quite sometime ago. I still need to make a few edits to the site and I think I’m also going to add a blog to the site, to give out updates and web design...

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Domain renewals are expensive!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Technology, Videos

I just renewed 5 of my domain names and that cost me over $50! I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t cost much, since you only have to pay for the domain names per year, meaning most of my domains are mine until I have to renew them next year in 2013. I remember a time when domain renewals were only 7.99 and sometimes much, much lower. Now, it costs an extra $2 for renewal. I guess, as domains become more and more bought there will be no “good” domain names for purchase; unless of course it’s a unique name. (In which case, well, there isn’t much of an argument for that; though most of the good names are taken; frankly speaking) Oh, and here is some awesome soothing piano music by Nuvole Bianche:...

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Need to find out if your site has been compromised?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Technology

In this day and age security is a concern as there are assholes out there who will do anything to find exploits on your site, no matter how small of a site you are running. I recently came across an awesome website that details any issues with your site that you may have not noticed. Whether that be a javascript line prompting a java applet/download onto those who visit your website etc. The website is called: Sucuri It successfully located some malware, such as the described one above, on my website. I was finding difficulty tracking it, and then finally solved the issue. Although, I still need to look for any back doors, otherwise if I can’t find any or if this issue prompts up again, I’ll likely have to do a full re-install of WordPress. I just had to give...

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Secure your website, don’t neglect it!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Technology

I wrote an article about this around two weeks ago, and website security is paramount, especially so when leaving your website unattended for a while. I did this an faced the consequences of having my sites hacked/cracked and I regret neglecting my website in such a way, as it was such a pain to sort this mess out. I lost a lot of my Google rankings in search results, which hit my traffic big-time, however considering I don’t worry about that much it isn’t much of a problem. However, for others who won’t know how to fix an infected site, it is better to totally re-install whatever script you’ve got installed. For example, most of my websites run on WordPress, and when my sites became infected as I hadn’t updated the latest version, the best thing to do was totally...

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Why website security is important.

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Technology

I’ve recently just experienced something which has inundated my experience as a person who runs websites that are online. Security is a big thing and as soon as you let your guard down, there are people out there who will go out of their way to find ways to exploit websites which haven’t been updated. i.e. Easy targets Since I’ve been working full-time, my main website armour.ws faced a few attacks from people trying to upload .html files which contained phishing websites, mainly or only to do with banks. I first noticed this when my web host informed me and when Google also informed me. I’m not surprised at-all if they’ve penalised my website. But all that matters is that I’ve secured my website. I’ve totally re-installed WordPress on that site, backed up everything again, looked at the MySQL database for...

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iPhone4S, the battery life sucks.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Technology

I now have an iPhone 4S as you can see in the pictures I have taken in this post! I’m quite happy, however there is one thing which wants me to change phone and I’ve decided that I’m changing to another phone. The reason: The battery lasts 8 hours according to Apple, however that’s only if you use it for menial tasks, such as phone calling and sending texts. Although it is indeed a phone that I’m buying, it just isn’t a phone I’m buying, I bought the phone because it’s a smart-phone. It has many functions such as being able to watch YouTube videos, listening to music, playing games, browsing the internet etc. Today, I used this phone for around 4-5 hours — I wasn’t constantly playing on it and then suddenly to my amazement, perhaps after around...

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