Exabytes Launch Business Blog

I am not sure if there are any web hosting companies that have their own business blog. Well, at least I didn’t notice any before this.

Exabytes has just launched their Exabytes blog yesterday. From their first post, they mentioned that they will update their blog with latest happenings, promotions and other latest buzz in the world of web hosting.

I think it is a good idea for companies to have their own blog. Having a blog enables businesses to get closer to their current and potential customers. Check out their latest trade-in your hosting promotion.

You may also want to have a look at the post about this on how you can maximize your benefits from Exabytes’ trade-in promotion.


Wanted Dead Or Alive $2000 Cash Reward

There are some web tools that display some findings based on some aspects in your blog. Although the end result may not be accurate or even logic sometimes, it is still fun to play with.

I found this service at JustSayHi that allows you to check your blog to see what reason it is wanted for and how much the cash reward is. I gave it a try a few times and found that although the cash reward remains the same, the reason for it being wanted changes every single time.

The HTML code provided doesn’t seem to work in my blog. Below are screenshots of the wanted poster of all three of my blogs.

TenthOfMarch.com wanted dead or alive for $2000 cash ChanKelwin.com wanted dead or alive for $1800 cash VocalJunkie.com wanted dead or alive for $1900cash

www.vocaljunkie.com
WANTED FOR THE PURPOSEFUL HUMPING of an AWESOME MULES’S BUTTOCKS

I swear this is a lie. I have never humped any awesome mule’s buttocks before. In fact, I have never humped any buttocks before. I swear!

I was a little disappointed knowing that I am only wanted for $2000 max. However, I checked with John Chow and John Cow and notice they were wanted for a little less than me. I have no idea what the algorithm is like but who cares? At least I know my blogs are more notorious than theirs.

How much is your blog wanted for?

Canon Digital Camera And Camcorder Malfunction

There are 36 models from Canon that may have a malfunction. This malfunction is caused by a vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in some Canon digital camera and camcorder models. If your viewfinder or LCD screen is distorted or has no image at all during recording or playback, your gadget may be one of them.

The list shows that 17 digital camcorders and 19 digital cameras are affected. Below are the model of digital camcorders and digital cameras that are affected.

Digital camcorders:
MV600i, MV630i, MV650i, MV700i, MV730i, MV750i, MV5i, MV5i MC, MV6i MC, ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, Elura40 MC, Elura50

Digital cameras:
PowerShot A60, PowerShot A70, PowerShot A75, PowerShot A300, PowerShot A310, PowerShot A40, PowerShot A80, PowerShot A85, PowerShot A95, PowerShot S1 IS, PowerShot S60, Digital IXUS V3, Digital IXUS II, Digital IXUS IIs, Digital IXUS V2, Digital IXUS 330, Digital IXUS 400, Digital IXUS 430, Digital IXUS 500

If your digital camera or digital camcorder ever suffer from a malfunction caused by this, you can get it repaired free of charge, regardless of your warranty status. For those who have sent your gadget for a repair in the past, you can contact your nearest Canon Service Center to inform them.

For more information, please check out Canon notice on this.

[Via lazyfellow]

YouTube Rollout New Anti-Piracy Filter

YouTube faced a US$1bil lawsuit when Viacom Inc sued the video sharing portal for having copyrighted music videos in its archives. Previously, YouTube removed all copyrighted videos only upon request by the copyright owner of the media. However, this may not be the most effective way because other users could upload the video again right after the first copy was removed.

The Star ran an article yesterday stating that YouTube has successfully rolled out a tool that automatically removes copyrighted clips. Owners of the copyrighted clips can either choose to block their clips from appearing on YouTube or to allow them. If they chose the latter, ads can be sold around the clips to generate income for the owner. It is a win-win situation that the owner of the copyrighted clips needs to decide upon.

Nuffnang Vs. Advertlets: Masked Attacks In Singapore?

The duel between Nuffnang and Advertlets turned from bad to ugly a few months back in Malaysia. There were the evil Nuffnang Quadruplets, the three course meals and who can forget the ugly battle finale.

Just when you think that both of them will be concentrating on building their own network and strength, another masked attack seemed to have occurred in Singapore. This time, a commentator, Josh the Immature claimed that another commentator, HK Tan could very well be our notorious devil in disguise. How true is it? It could all be just a misunderstanding.

Things started when Nuffnang charged its publishers RM1 / SG$1 for every check that is requested. Josh Lim took this opportunity to give Nuffnang a little whack in the head. I didn’t like the idea of charging the publishers to cover the operational costs too. However, since it is just RM1, I really couldn’t care less.

What surprised me was that some people who earned hundreds of dollars from them were complaining for being charged SG$1. I share the same thoughts as Lilian on this matter. Anyway, that is totally a different topic.

I hope that Nuffnang and Advertlets can co-exist and compete fairly. Any “under-the-belt” jabs are just unethical. Since I am only displaying a banner from one of the two companies, my views may or may not be biased. Think for yourself. You can search through my archives for more information on the two.

Advertlets publishers take note

Do not use the same username and password combination for all of your accounts. This is the second time I am giving out this warning. The first time saw me being threatened with a possible lawsuit.

Read these:

You can search through my archives for my reviews on Advertlets. I managed to spot a few bugs in their system back then. I take it that they were new and rushed to get the system live. However, it has been a few months now and for them to still have bugs with their login function is simply unacceptable.

I wonder when they will start hiring real software testers instead of using their publishers as testers. I think I should even ask for a pay for my past “work” for them.