Friday, April 07, 2006

Watching ads

Watching the ads google is serving up - quite interesting - the way in which Google sends the ads based on context...

Google Adsense - automated replies

To get started on this site, I'd filled in the form linked from First rejected because I used an initial instead of surname, then because there was the counter link to webstats4u ... (and maybe the links to and too) After removing them and replying to the mail, which looked suspiciously machine generated, got a confirmation. And when I replied saying thanks, I got confirmation that it's an automated system and not "Leo" -


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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Busy days

Somewhat busy, with less time at the comp, so fewer posts. But many things have been going on, which I'll post retrospectively.

Schedule is: get up at 5, bathe wash etc till 6, then either read or write or grab 40 winks and eat an apple for breakfast till 6.30. Then in Mandir till 9.45-10. Similarly in the evenings 2.30 to 6. Because KVR is out of station and I'm moral support for KBR managing the PA.

The heat is exhausting. Getting just 3 hours at SSSST to do all the day's Radio Sai work is very limiting, too.

The most recent new development is the Acer Laptop - Travelmate 2420 series, Widescreen 14 inch TFT, Celeron 1.5 GHz with 512 MB RAM and 40 GB HDD. Using it to record stuff in Mandir, recording onto the portable 2.5 inch external USB HDD using the Extigy as source.

The other development was the spending of several hours with PB setting up PhpList for their Sai Inspires emails. Quite involved. And does not really behave linearly during testing. Bounce testing etc was quite chancy and frustrating - works sometimes and not sometimes. Posted some of the observed behaviour on Phplist forum too. Hopefully in real world conditions it will work properly... Since they want to send very fancy emails with photos embedded, each of their messages is made as a separate template in PhpList.