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As I've Matured... (Humor)

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in...

I've learned that one good turn gets most of the blanket.

I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just jackasses.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.

I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others - they are more screwed up than you think.

I've learned that depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

I've learned that it is not what you wear; it is how you take it off.

I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.

I've learned to not sweat the petty things, and not pet the sweaty things.

I've learned age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it.

Some regular websites I visit

A man is known by the company he keeps. Also, A man is known by the websites he visits frequently. I guess knowing the internet usage pattern of a person, and the site he visits regularly, one can judge or make a calculated profile of the person..
some of my fav sites:

Search
www.google.com
www.yahoo.com
www.ask.com
www.hotbot.com
www.howstuffworks.com

Emails:
www.www.com
www.indiatimes.com
www.hotmail.com
www.ameinfo.com

Internet News:
www.wired.com
www.internet.com
www.searchenginewatch.com
www.yahoo.com

News
www.msn.co.in
www.indiatimes.com
www.agencyfaqs.com
www.nytimes.com
www.ameinfo.com
www.khaleejtimes.com

On branding:
www.brandchannel.com
www.buildingbrands.com

Blogs:
www.stopdesign.com
www.blogger.com
www.blogskins.com
http://mycysphere.blogspot.com

Cricket
www.cricinfo.com

Music
www.raaga.com
www.smashitsusa.com
www.live365.com

Others
www.overture.com
www.workinghumor.com
www.instantchess.com

so much i could gather from my history cache.... any new sites, i get to know about, and i find interesting... i&…

The road less traveled, a website less visited

Hi..

Internet is more like the real world. There are some places that many visitors go.. and some places, only a few know about. Most visit a particular place either on business, pleasure, or are related to the place, or maybe just passing by... same is the case with websites...If the place is popular destination, then infrastructure is good (all roads and travel routes lead there :))... and of course a lot of companies like to advertise their product or service in such a place...

...and there are some blogs/sites that are famous, and most that are not so famous... there are web logs/sites that many visit regularly... and there are many that no one ever comes in...

What makes a web page popular??... Well, it is a million dollar question... and if i knew the answer.. this page would be popular too :))... and of course, half this page would be immersed in banner ads,... and I too would have millions in my bank account.

Lets talk about Internet Marketing Strategies, and on website promot…

What's in a name.....

Hi,

Me kind of tied up for the past few days.... and also at the moment nothing much, interesting happening...

I'm not sure about the authenticity of the following message... it was fwd. to me by a cousin of mine... I found it an interesting read... hope you too enjoy it...:)

Adobe: This came from the name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.
Apple Computers: It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobbs.He was three months late for filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 0'clock.
CISCO: It is not an acronym as popuraily believed.Its short for San Francisco.
Compaq: This name was formed by using COMp, for computer and PAQ to denote a small integral object.
Google: The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the…

Games people played

Last couple of days, my Net connection was down; I was lazing around and playing some computer games... It reminded me of my early days of introduction to computers. It was late 80's (remember, India was a late- entrant into the IT field) and my college computer courses included intro to DOS environment, BASIC, DBASE, some other stuff like WordStar, AutoCAD, C, and intro to UNIX environment etc.. Programming was kind of bore for me like -

cd:\> basic
CD\BASIC:\> qb

INPUT
PRINT
DIM
FOR...NEXT
STEP
GOTO....... 80
IF...THEN
COLOR 00
LOOP
CLS


It was during that time I got hooked to computer games - PACMAN was my fav., then came PARATROOPER, there was also game called as SNAKE (or was it Centipede.. it
was a game where the snake grows each time you eat)... then was BRICKS... DIGGER, and the then ever-popular DAVE.

The graphics of WOLF 3D was amazing for me... and so was PRINCE (DOS version)... I
thought that the graphics I saw in games like GOLF, CAR RACING, ALLEY CAT, MAR…

SMS wrks: A shrt 'n swt strategy

While new business will certainly be created in wireless space, under the present arrangements, the most obvious area in which SMS may be useful to a wide range of companies is in marketing and promotion.

Studies conducted have discovered a very ready acceptance of advertising and promotion making use of the mobile. Reviewing the findings, found that although advertising in this medium was expected to have the same effect as direct mail, it already has a much higher response rate at a much lower cost per head. This high success rate is due to a combination of attractive qualities that text messaging posseses for its audiences.

Immersive: SMS messaging has an interactive quality that younger users find particularly attractive. Personalized SMS messages, particularly those that are delivered in response to a SMS request, involve users in an interactive experience familiar to and desired by those with a knowledge of the online world.
Freedom from clutter: For the moment, clutter has not par…

Brand Valuation - InterBrand

hi,

I haven’t been blogging for a while now... been busy...keep it a secret.. I’ve been trying to find the source of energy in the body...i mean there should be something like the CMOS battery in our body.. that would be the source of energy.

Well, did not make much leeway.. but I’m sure that very soon I will find out the source..

I was reading the other day, a small essay on brand strength by Interbrand... well, it is not perfect,,, but will give a layman a fair idea on brand value..

Brand Valuation: The seven components of brand strength

The Interbrand model of brand strength - part of their valuation methodology - is a useful framework to consider the performance of your own brand. Reflect on these seven points and you should get a better sense of the strength of your own brand, as well as some ideas on how to move forward…

The seven components of brand strength in the Interbrand valuation model are:

Market: 10% of brand strength. Brands in markets where consumer preferences are more endu…