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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, 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. 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…

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,

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,

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 and uploading it sometime in march.

Lets see how that goes.

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 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 whenever they're installing something!

Improved Alexa Rating for RoadsOut.Com

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

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 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, '' to 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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 on the same topic.

Losing your dog

Me on 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 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!

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…