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About making money online ..

This is a very heavily used 'search keyword' for any search engine. I know many people dream about the idea of making money online fast and quick. But it's just not simple as that folks. Trust me, I've been there.

To really make money online, you need to have a few skills on your hands. Like the knowledge of php, mysql databases, web designing etc. Then you need to think of an out of the box idea that is really going to pull people's socks over when they see it. Like Twitter.com, Facebook.com etc. Those things are where the real money is at.

But yes, I know if you really knew all that you probably wouldn't be searching for ways to make money. Well, there are small sites like MicroWorkers.Com that can get yourself wet to start with.

All it requires is to finish some simple tasks like, make a post, write an article, review something for a promised payment if you get the job done. Which is pretty neat.

It's not a lot of money, but at least you can be happy…

Your Comments could be saved on more than one location

Ever wondered about your posts on various forums or blogs being recorded and being displayed on other blogs or websites for relational and sequential purposes?

Well, I found this website, which is cool in a way that compares comments made by various users on different websites and then merges comments by calculating which comments were from the same author on any number of websites it finds, then shows them all in one page.

http://www.backtype.com. Simply search for RoadsOut.Com on that site and you'll find a few of my comments on other blogs that I made also leaving behind the link to my site for the 'just in case' scenario.

It doesn't have all the comments I made, of course, because they'd simply require a lot of time and resources to track. But it's still a good start for that site.

It's just another relational kind of search engine that people certainly will find useful and should become very popular with time. Mind you, it has an Alexa rating in th…

My New Year Resolution ..

My New Year Resolution is to avoid getting myself in bad type of situations. Wish me and my family and everyone a blissful new year and hope things are just A alright!

Have a good one!

Happy New Year!

Wikipedia almost completing their target of 7.5 Million

I'm pretty positive they're going to make it. They're at 7.3 Million. I'm not exactly sure about what date they started asking for donations. But it could only have been for the month of December.

They've really turned things around since numbers looked pretty grim for them in the start of the campaign. Credit has to go to their finance / administration department getting so many donations in a small period of time.

No doubt, Wikipedia is one of the most used and productive websites throughout the world. People were more than willing to donate for their cause.

I'm happy for Wikipedia, but I did not donate, because I simply thought they didn't really need asking for donations when they could simply have good Ad campaigns and sponsors to serve their purpose.

Thinking about getting sponsors, I wonder how much could they have injected into their infrastructure if they got real sponsors, given they could generate 7.3 Million within a month! - simply through …

Want to Loop your YouTube Videos?

Haven't you ever wondered why YouTube didn't have a 'Repeat' button so that you could play your favourite videos over and over again? I'm sure you have that's why you've come here.

Seems like Google just doesn't want YouTube to become another Music JukeBox. But guess what, you still can have continuous playback for YouTube videos, thanks to this cool website I found, http://www.youtubeloop.com.

This site does exactly what it's name says. It allows you to loop any YouTube video that you enter in it. All you have to do is add the YouTube Video URL to the text box and the site will do the rest.

They also let you download YouTube videos, which is cool, but lots of other ways to do that.

Enjoy Play back guys!

How to remove browser padding?

If you're having problems with removing padding between your body and div tags especially when you're trying to add an image in your first div tag after opening the body tag. Then you should use the following code in your body tag.

<body marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0">

 I'm sure there are other ways to make this fix but I found this one helpful for killing spaces between body tag and the first div(s).

Hope this helps you too.

Getting the 'Taskbar has been disabled by Administrator' error?

I was getting this one too. It was due to a virus blocking my access to the task bar. I didn't disable it myself and I am the administrator of my own computer (obvious).

So I found this site that has a neat fix for it. First you have to make a clean sweep of any viruses using a good anti-virus software. Then you have to run the following command in the run function. The one in the start bar menu.

Mind you, I'm using Windows Xp Service Pack 2. Haven't tested it on any other system.

So the command is simple,

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

All you have to do is copy paste that code and run it in the run menu. That fixed it for me.

For further help, visit this page, where I got my help from, http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm

I'm seriously missing using Joomla

Joomla is such a wonderful little piece of software. In fact, it's not little even. It's huge. I love using it. You just have so much control over your posts and how you can display them. It's a complete content management system.

I'm pushing towards making a new layout for RoadsOut.Com with all the backed up former posts plus the latest on blogger.com and uploading it sometime in march.

Lets see how that goes.

IGN Daily Fix 12-18 Answer: Two new factions in Jade Dynasty

That's pretty easy, the immortal Athans and the humans are the two new factions.

So now you know.

Ask.Com Search Bar is on to you!

I don't care how good or bad Ask.Com search is. But I'm seriously being annoyed by it with being in almost any free software bundle that you'd be getting your hands on. Most people don't even realise it when they're downloading free software that they install ask.com search in their browser/computer with them.

You just have to be careful while installing any software if it's not installing ask search with it into your browser. It's seriously annoying.

These type of cheap tricks don't work on people with enough intelligence to simply 'uncheck' the installation option for ask.com whenever they're installing something!

Improved Alexa Rating for RoadsOut.Com

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Woohoo! RoadsOut.Com is showing some promise after the 'great black out' a few months ago when the site was gone for a whole month without any updates.



I'm pretty delighted to see the current trends of improvements on user based visits on the site. If this keeps up I'll be obliged to get a decent host again for the site and upload the proper Joomla Base that I have worked out for it.

I'll be sure to add some new treats on the site if it becomes are reality.

Lets see, time will tell.

IGN Daily fix answer: How far is Pandora from Earth in Avatar?

Pandora, a moon with an Earthlike environment that orbits a gas-giant planet called Polyphemis in the Alpha Centauri-A star system. At 4.4 light years away, Alpha Centauri is our nearest stellar neighbor, and when it is discovered that Pandora is rich in a rare-earth mineral called Unobtainium, the race is on to mine the new world's resources.

Again, 4.4 Light Years away from Earth.

Have fun.

Changing domain names really isn't a good idea for SEO

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If you have a domain name that you've been running for a year or two and suddenly feel the urge to change the name because it's cooler or for any other reason whatsoever then you should know it's not a good SEO move.

All links urls have a google page rank and alexa rating history. The more people explore and 'hit' those urls / pages is the more it's going to look better on your Page Rank and Alexa rating score. Meaning it's just going well for you since more and more people keep finding your page.

I'd like to talk about an example a website I follow every now and then. It's Ytkpro.com. Recently it's alexa rating has really declined to minimal levels. It should only be going up since they have a decent level of visitors on their forums.

I'll show the recent graph,



They got a new domain for their forums it seems and redirected old domain name, 'forum.ytkpro.com' to ytk.smfnew.com. This has made a huge decline in their normal hits fo…

Today is my Birthday

Happy Birthday to me. :)

I love the fact that facebook reminds everybody you know of your birthday a few day earlier so there's no chance they'd forget about it. It's fun to not miss anyone when they wish you for your birthday. :P

What prompts you to watch a movie?

The movie trailer, theme and story. I wouldn't watch a movie just because everyone else likes it and/or is talking about it. I might read a review on that movie and would see for myself if it is worth watching for me.

Because frankly some movie topics are awfully boring and just are not worth looking into.

Having said that, what I might think is boring to me might be interesting for somebody else!

My response to a topic on mylot.com

Are dreams for real?

Dreams are just dreams.

Some people say that all dreams have meanings. Well, I say, even if they have a meaning then what good is that to us? Because we don't know how to interpret a dream and know what it means.

Besides it's not like something happening to us in real. Even if it was, it passes and we get back to the real world as we know it. It's not likethe dream would change what our lives are like at the moment.

If they do, then that's great!

My response to a topic on mylot.com

What would you do if you found money on the street?

I would step on the money first and look around to see if someone is looking. Then I'll pick it up.

That's the most reasonable thing to do. Because the personal who might have lost it would have been long gone. Asking anyone else around just wouldn't be of any use.

Having said that, me and my friend lost our carry bag once in Dubai on a bench. It had our money and passports. We remembered a little while later and went running back to the bench.

There were too men sitting there with the bag looking for the person who lost their bag. We showed them some proof that it in reality was out bag and thanked them.

But that was a bag, not plain old money. So there's a difference.

My response on mylot.com on a similar topic

I hate public transport

I know where you're coming from buddy. The whole waiting thing simply isn't my thing either. I've had to use public transports a lot so I know how it feels like. Sometimes you have to get to a place in a hurry and public transport just isn't the thing you'd need at that point.

It's best to have you own means on transport. But you have to make the best of what you have if there's not personal mode of transport.

At least you the public transport to get to places. What if there was no transport at all. What would you do then?

My response to that topic on mylot.com

Is paid2youtube a scam?

There are certainly some concerns about it from many people. No one has claimed to have gotten paid by the website yet. It's still a pretty new website so you can't really say if it is legit or not.

I suppose the best way to find out is to try for yourself and see if it comes up with the goods.

My response on a topic on mylot.com

Long or short discussions?

Longer lines are always hard to read. They are against good writing techniques too. Any literature long or short should be divided into lines of adequate lengths and paragraphs.

Each paragraph should have one idea and the writer should try to convey that part of his message in that paragraph only before moving on the the next idea and paragraph. That way it's interesting and easier for the reader to keep in the loop with the story/ discussion.

I write in that particular fashion and often find it more feasible than the other.

My response for that topic on mylot.com

Dealing with problems in life

Well, lets face it. Bad times are not so easy to get through. You just feel low and it's hard to comprehend matters that are just not going the way you would want them to be.

I have had to face a lot of situations that are like that and tell you the truth, again, it's just not easy.

But what I try to do is to be strong and keep the energy to face the things as they are. I like to work for a solution rather than sit around and do nothing. Because sitting around just isn't going to get you anywhere. Working for a solution might.

Some problems just don't have solutions. That's alright, you just have to get over it and start a new page in your life. That's it.

Hope for the best.:)


I posted on a similar topic on mylot.com with that response

My idea of a good movie

My idea of a good movie is all about fantasy. Things that don't happen in real life but happen in movies, like people having special powers or something from out of the ordinary happens that wouldn't really happen in the real world.

I like to imagine myself in their places and see how cool it might be to be like that. Imagination is the key. The more a movie makes me imagine good things is the more I like about it.


I posted this on mylot.com on the same topic.

Losing your dog

Me on Mylot.com about this topic:

That's a tough one buddy. I know how it is. Because I keep dogs as pets too. I know it's difficult to deal with. But you have to understand the fact that everybody has to move on from this world to another sometime.

Some people find it helpful to get another pet so that they can heal their hearts with the thought of caring for their new pets. While praying their old pet is in a new home that was better than the one they have now.:)

Hang in there.

What do I really want?

Me on Mylot.com on this topic:

That's a good question. Something I often ask myself in my thoughts too. Apart from the material things in life that almost everybody wants what do I really want?

And whenever it comes to that I find myself nowhere. I don't know what I want if it wasn't the fantasies of our worldly life. I tend to take the material things like, cars, exotic woman, money etc out of the picture because these things never have an end to them at all. Seems like after getting one thing you'll feel satisfied with it enough to want another one. It's just a never ending cycle.

So what is there really that I could want once and upon getting it would satiate me forever.

That's what I always think and ponder about in my thoughts and never seem to come to a particular conclusion!

Cool Balochi Dance

I found this nice video of a girl dancing at the sea side in cute Balochi Style. It's really very nice. Watch,



Selling a Laptop

My good friend who is my boss as well wanted to sell his Sony Vaio Dual Core processor laptop a month back. So he asked me if I wanted to buy it. Knowing that it was a little expensive and my boss would want to get the most out of me simply gave me no choice but to decline his offer.

But I couldn't do that directly, since he was my boss and wouldn't like it that way. So I gave him another suggestion about selling his laptop. I told him I'll help him sell his laptop ask a few of my friends.

I also gave him an awesome idea about posting an Ad on a free classifieds website. He didn't know anything about it so asked me to post an Ad for him.

I kindly did that because it seemed simple enough for me and also would score some good points if it worked.

Lucky me, it started working right away. He got a few calls next day and was pretty happy about the results.

Turns out he decided no to sell in the end and asked me to delete the Ad. He got tired of the repeated calls he…

Stupid Ad On YouTube

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What the HELL is the problem with YouTube and this crazy ad for a stupid video on the front page? It's making me go crazy. It's too damn annoying. There's no point of it being on there anyway. The guy is in a really stupid close up and that's really making him look UGLY!

Take it off YouTube!


Same text floats all over!

It's funny to note how many times people copy paste one thing or another from a place on the internet and post it somewhere else. This is very common with reviews about movies, music, computers, games and what not.

Just for example, I found this text on comingsoon.net here (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=50766),


In the second installment of Stephenie Meyer's phenomenally successful "Twilight" series, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of—only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.

Just Google it and you'll see there are Results 1 - 10 of about 2,780,000just for this little piece of literature I got from there. 

Now I don't know if people were copying from ComingSoon.Net or everybody copied from somewhere else or everybody else simply decided to get it from there. But now you know how many times same tex…

Ek Phull Moteya Da - Arif Lohar

Gotta listen to this song. It's amazing..



Wikipedia wants to rely on donations?

I don't understand why Wikipedia would want people to donate for them when they can easily get heavy sponsors to run their website easily!

There's no shame in getting sponsors or running advertisements. It's a part of the business. It's such a classy website, they really shouldn't have to 'ask' people for handouts.

That's what I think.

IGN Daily Fix 11-25 Free PS3 Question Answer.

On the show Jess asked about the Number for the shuttle on which Captain Kirk asks his wife to escape.

The answer is, Medical Shuttle 37. Which was one of several shuttles that evacuated the heavily damaged starship during its battle with the Narada. James T. Kirk was born on this shuttle.

Good Luck!

I cheat on Yahoo! Chess sometimes!

It's hard to win every other time in chess even when all your plans to control your opponent fail. So for that very reason I use a pretty easy way to cheat on Yahoo! Chess to win games and satisfy my ego for a while or two.

It's easy really, all I do is open a new game in ChessMaster9000 choosing the computer as the side I'll be taking my moves. All I do is record my opponent's moves in the game and play the moves in my Yahoo! chess game that computer responds to in the other game.

It's a cool con, I read about it in a Sidney Sheldon novel once. It's the novel in which a girl cons people a lot. She meets a guy who cons peoples too, so they have a pretty nice story with each other. Forgot the name of that novel.

Anyway, it's fun and thought I would mention it too.

Someone blows up some pretty neat toy cars

This is cool video.





Funny...

Funny thing is I didn't think my last entry was about those stupid floating Balloons.

Floating in Baloons!

That's a new one.. Chinese people do everything man..

Listenin' to the Radio

Sometimes it's relaxing to turn on the radio on my cell phone and simply listen to whatever our radio DJ is playing. Instead of having to choose what to listen to. And I'm the kind of person that likes to listen to the same songs over and over again from the ones I like.

So after a while listening to them seems kinda monotonous and then I have to find something new to listen to.

Getting round to going to sleep..

Just thinking about going to sleep. But before I do I want to practice some PHP want to watch a new episode of LOST and watch some other stuff online on youtube or somewhere etc.

But It's getting too late. I'm not sure which one of the three I'm going to do.

Anyhoo, this is a goodbye for now.

Taylor Swift: White Horse

Cute song!

Fast Browser Search Toolbar

One thing I've found out of the blue that I've come to really hate is Fast Browser Search.

Most people get it while trying to install My Web Tattoo program onto their browsers. They think it's a plugin of some sort and try to uninstall it via the browser plugins.

But you really have to go to the add/remove programs menu in Control Panel and remove fast browser from there to completely wash it off your computer.

This program was annoying, all my searches ended up in Fast Browser results. And the results weren't great either. Google has far better search results than any other search engine. I'm never satisfied with my search unless I've searched something on Google.

Just the look and feel of Google is enough to satiate my search hunger. ;)

Me and Suzie

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Installing Dreamweaver CS3..

Installing dreamweaver takes so long. Plus the set up slows the computer down. I have a P4 with 2.4 Gig Processor but it's still taking up all the resources during the set up.

Runs fine after the install though.

Been a month since I've really used it. Was missing the coding. :)

What's Up with da WampServer site?

It's down or something. I can't get any access to it. Now I'll have to install a previous version of it that I have backed up!

Y!TunnelPro Forum Guidelines

I visit Y!Tunnel Pro's forum, just out of habit, not that there's anything important going on other than a little chit chat from the same old regular forum folk that generally frequent there.

Every now and then their Forum Guidelines are bumped / highlighted again in the announcements section just to make sure that people are following the guidelines properly and nothing out of the ordinary happens there.

Sometimes I get excited seeing the announcements section highlighted thinking there might be a new build or at least another hope of something new happening on the forum. But alas, it's the bumped up forum guidelines post.

So I thought it might be a good thing to mention it on my blog and even provide you guys (since there's such a need to keep it highlighted and be read again and again by the people/forum members before they can post) with a link to the page with the guidelines so that you're sure to read and follow the rules whenever you're on the Y!TunnelPro…

Small review of RoadsOut.Com's Hits

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I'd like display a line graph borrowed from Alexa Rating of the total number of hits as compared to the total number of visits all around the world on other websites for RoadsOut.Com.



This graph shows you that RoadsOut.Com actually was getting some good hits by the middle and end of the year 2008. It continued that pattern in the start of 2009 after which it simply lost those number of hits.

That was because I failed to constantly update the site with new topics. Plus I ran into a couple of design issues and was spending more time on that.

Later everything just collapsed because my hosting account expired on Godaddy.Com.

But the good thing to extract from all this is, if we can do it once, we can do it again. That's what we're going to do.

RoadsOut.Com is here to stay. And do well in good time. :)

Aisha - Outlandish (love this song)

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Outlandish is a nice Band. Their latest album hasn't been as successful as their last one. Anyway, this number is one of my favourites. :)



Watch and Enjoy!

Files from "YTK Pro Spiral Repository".

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I'm sorry the site is down. You can download the files from here for now.










Note to "Yahoo! Messenger Team".

Hello,

Hope you're fine. Your Chat Rooms suck. Please close them down to save further humiliation. Thank you.

FaceBook took over.

I seriously want some puppies of my own!

I know my dog's hopefully going to have puppies. That's what keeping me watching puppy videos all the time on youtube. (lol). It's funny, I kind of feel like a parent here expecting his first baby. Or babies in this case.

It's going to be so much fun getting to take care of some young puppies after some time.

Before this I had Doberman pups. They were cute. But I couldn't take care of them as well as I would have liked. Because it was a new experience for me. I hadn't kept dogs before.

But I'm feeling a lot more confident now. I know how I have to take care of them. :)

Cute video about a Beagle puppy Howling

Puppies are so cute.. especially when they do this. :)

My good old Suzie!

I got her crossed today. Now it's a two month wait for some cute puppies. :)

I've been watching LOST a lot lately.

I found this new service called 'mega video' free TV project. It wasn't there before on mega video. Or as far as I know they simply had movie videos there. But anyway, they have all the popular TV shows that you can watch all you want on mega video. It's fun.

One thing though, there's a time limit on free TV video viewing. So you have to wait another hour or so after ever 72 minutes of air play. I don't mind that, breaks are good.

This is the site, http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/.

And this is what I've been watching. http://www.free-tv-video-online.info/internet/lost/season_1.html

Here's the episode 12 from season 1, just to let you know what it's like inside the world of mega video. ;)

Esmee Denters - What if

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Esmee Denters is HOT!!!

Listen to her debul album song "what if" here. .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwux5SiOntQ

Suzie got a bit weak

I've been tying her up near a place where she got a good load of sun during the day which wasn't at all what she needed at this time of year.

I'm usually off to work and didn't realize she'd had to bear some a lot of heat at particular intervals of the day. I haven't been able to get her cage done at the moment so this was her temporary little space.

I'm so upset with myself and feel really sad for the poor animal for having done this to her. I only realised she had to bear such heat while I was home on this weekend and saw how miserable she was during the day.

Rottweilers can heat up pretty easily and it's harder for them to vent it off because of this black n tan coat.

But I'm tying her to a place now where she'll have shade throughout the day and she felt better today.

Hope she improves with the days to come.

Mobilink Jazz Balance share surcharge

It's funny how Mobilink charges us 6% surcharge on every balance share with our friends. When we transfer balance from our account to another friend's account, the balance that we've already bought and 'paid for' the due charges applicable on it. Then there should be no need for Mobilink to charge us extra money when we with our own will utilize it by transferring it to another friend's account.

Just to let you guys know, that Mobilink is already charging us 15% that includes taxes and what not whenever we load any amount of money in our calling account. After that our credit should be free from anything extra that we have to pay to the company since all the incurring charges were already deducted by the company at the time we loaded the credit.

Anyway, this is outrageous. I don't know what keeps this company running anymore. It's customers like us who don't switch to any other network because we've been using it forever.

I just think you guys (…

5 ways to kill boredom

There comes a time in the day or a week when you feel there's nothing important happening on that would make life just a little interesting for you. You don't really know what to do or where to start so that you could come out of that bored feeling.

Well, here's a few things I try for myself that really work!

1 - Listen to some good music.
Listening to music really helps you relax and forget about the problems of the world. Just dig into your favourite music that you like ever so often to listen to and start relaxing.

2 - Call a friend.
Just make a call to a friend and see what he/she is doing. Make some plans with them and do something fun.

3 - Start texting people.
Start texting people about anything you want. Even if it's to bug'em. But make sure you don't bug them too much. Just enough to leave some space for the next time. ;)

4 - Watch the latest movie out there.
It's always fun to see the latest and hottest movie on the…

Some people love their money too much!

This dedicated customer actually tackled a Bank Robber while he was in the bank. It was either that he was just so selflessly bent on to protect other people from getting injured or he simply didn't want any of his money being taken from the bank.

Not to mention the countless hours of waiting as a hostage once the robber is confined inside the bank with the police outside.

Amplifier - Imran Khan

This is sort of a funny song. But I like the beat.



We'll be getting new layouts!

I've noticed there's a way to actually use your self created custom layouts and import them into blogger.

I'll certainly be looking forward to this and you might be seeing my older layouts for the sites I had on my blogger versions. :)

Not soon though.

Hi 'readingbooks12356'

I hope you are happy

Beautiful piece of music

Video is about chopping wood or something. But music is good.

Eid Mubarak All

Happy Eid all. I'm going to enjoy this one. :)

My new female Rottweiler

So before I lost all my websites, I was talking about going to buy a new Rottweiler.
Well, I got one in the meainwhile. She's hot and I love her. See the video.





BeJaunty.Com is back!

I lost my hosting account on GoDaddy.Com. That's why my domains have been down for weeks. But they're back up, somewhat, on here for the meanwhile.