Google News Digg

Dear Google, I have a suggestion.

Your Google News algorithm is fantastic, but isn’t there room to expand it? I would like the option to Dig (or Digg if you will) for more news topics. I would also like to make suggestions and vote for others similar to Digg.com.

This seems like a natural progression for your news service. If you would like me to build it for you, just ask.

- Geiger

SharePoint 2003 Index Error (0×80041205)

SharePoint 2003 is a great attempt at a document repository and content management system. It is too “pieced together” to be as usefull as it could be. SharePoint 2007 should be MUCH better but we will see.

Indexing is a confusing prospect in SP 2003. Lately I have a been getting this error in my indexing logs…
The address could not be found, (0x80041205 - Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account in SharePoint Central Administration is correct, or follow the "Exclude and Include Content" link to add a rule to specify the proper crawling account to access this URL. )

You may also be getting this one in your event viewer.
(Gatherer. Event ID: 3036. The content source sps://sitename/site$$$people cannot be accessed)

The Microsoft knowlegebase (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891538) says that it is because you have incorrectly set up your default crawling account. In my case, this wasn’t the issues.

The issue was that I switched from http:// during testing to https:// Also orginally I installed to the machine name and not the full production URL.

The default indexes can not be scrapped buy you may create new ones. It is VERY easy to confuse http with https so make sure yours is pointing to the right base url. If you moved a site to SSL (from http to https) you may have used a redirect that SharePoint doesn’t follow.

Azoogle Ads 2.0 Arrives in November

Sent by Azoogle Ads last night.

AzoogleAds 2.0 is Coming!

25 October 2006

Dear Jason,

AzoogleAds 2.0 is just around the corner, and it is stocked with the tools you need to help you optimize your campaigns and ultimately make you more money!

What does the new AzoogleAds 2.0 system hold in store? Here are just a few of the upgrades:

  • Improved reporting — real-time custom reporting as well as the basics you expect such as eCPC and conversion rate calculations. View traffic and conversions by the hour, by traffic type, and creative reports, among many others
  • Unparalleled search functionality – search for offers by name, ID, status, traffic type, category – the list goes on
  • Customized affiliate homepage – there are graphs, recommended offers, news, alerts, and common tasks at a glance on the home page
  • Payment Options – you can request one of three payment options
  • Affiliate Manager Communications – see who you’re working with and how you can reach them

So what’s happening next? In the next 10 days, your affiliate account will be transitioned to AzoogleAds 2.0. Once you have been transitioned, you will no longer have access to AzoogleAds 1.0. In order to enjoy the benefits of the new AzoogleAds 2.0 system you will need to change your ad links within three months of being moved over to 2.0. Your affiliate manager can answer any questions you might have on swapping out your ad links.

You will receive two more communications from us on the transition. The first will be 72 hours before your transition which will include a new URL for logging in, and the second will be immediately upon your transition to AzoogleAds 2.0.

What are the short-term impacts?

  • You may notice a slight lag in the reporting for the first few days because of unexpired cookies that have been set by users
  • You will no longer have access to 1.0
  • All links will need to be switched 3 months after they are moved to 2.0. After this date, 1.0 legacy links will expire.

For your convenience AzoogleAds will be maintaining a 24 hour hotline (1-866-891-0300 ext 1) during this time of transition. So, if you have a question or problem at any time, there will be someone on hand to help.

Lastly, we are always eager to hear your feedback so please don’t hesitate to contact us at feedback@azoogleads.com or contact your affiliate manager

The Wage Gap Truth

The common concensus is that the average woman makes 75% of the wage that an average man does. Actually, it’s closer to 77% and is true as it is worded.

Before I get into a few facts, imagine a company of all women. If they truly made 3/4ths of what a man made, well…. they would have a labor cost advantage of 25%! This “All Woman” would be able to undercut all of their competition. However we don’t see this happening.

Why does the average woman make so much less? Most people, not just feminists, will tell you that this is because of men like to hire people like themselves. While this seems to make sense, why would most managers pay $10,000 or more dollars just to have a man? Actually in most men saturated arenas, such as technology for instance, an employer will choose an equally qualified woman over a man for diversity’s sake.

An interesting fact that is sometimes seen as insulting, is the fact that Women with children earn much less on average than women withouth children. There is a much greater gap between “women” vs “women with children” than there is between “men” vs “women”. Why do families, who need more money than individuals, make less money? It all breaks down to time.

Men are much more likely (sorry I don’t have an actual percentage) to work more than 40 hours. They are much more likely to work outside. They are much more likely to work in hazardous environments (think underwater welder and hazard pay) and they are more likely to have 20+ years experience in their current occupation. When asked what is more important about a job, women will cite “flexibility” much more often than men which is possibly due to them being the primary care giver for children. Men will say “Money” is more important more often than women.

These few facts might aggrevate a lot of you that are reading this. If so, I am glad. This brings up a very intersting point. Saying that “women make the same amount of money for the same work” (or possibly more money) is taboo. Saying these types of things are very unpopular. Unfair lawsuits are often settled quickly so that prolonged bad press does not happen. It is the very nature of the feminist movement to perpetuate these stereotypes. While these kind of movements are great for raising awareness and raising quality for their groups initially, they will alway prevent complete equallity because they are always drawing lines in the sand. These organizations are incapable of stoping when things are on an equal level.

Men make more mostly because they take jobs that fewer people want. They have an longer average commuter time, longer hours, safety risks. An interesting fact is that women take more jobs where they have to stand where women had jobs where they sat.

Warren Farrell possibly says it best. “Women and men look at their life, and women say, ‘What do I need? Do I need more money, or do I need more time?’ And women are intelligent enough to say, I need more time. And so women lead balanced lives, men should be learning from women.”

Retroencabulator

Next time somebody asks for an explanation of something replace the work “Retroencabulator” with something else.

For a number of years now, work has has been proceeding in order to bring
prefection to the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would work to not
only supply inverse reactive current, for use in unilateral phase detectors, but
would also be capable of automatically synchronising cardinal grammeters.…  Such
a machine is the ‘retroencabulator’.…  Basically, the only new principle involved
is that instead of the power being generated by the relaxive motion of
conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interactions of magneto-
reluctance and capacitive directance.… 

The original machine had a base-plate of prefabulated amulite, surrounded by a
malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were
in direct line with the pentametric fan, the latter consisted simply of six
hydrocoptic marzelvanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar vaneshaft that side
fumbling was effectively prevented.…  The main winding was of the normal lotus-
o-delta type placed in panendermic semiboloid solts in the stator, every seventh
conductor being connected by a non-reversible termic pipe to the differential
girdlespring on the ‘up’ end of the grammeter.

Forty-one manestically placed grouting brushes were arrranged to feed into the
rotor slip stream a mixture of high S-value phenyhydrobenzamine and 5 percent
reminative tetraiodohexamine.…  Both these liquids have specific pericosities
given by p=2.4 Cn where n is the diathecial evolute of retrograde temperature
phase disposition and C is the Chomondeley’s annual grillage coefficient.
Initially, n was measured with the aid of a metapolar pilfrometer, but up to the
present date nothing has been found to equal the transcetental hopper dadoscope.

Electrical engineers will appreciate the difficulty of nubbing together a
regurgitative purwell and a superaminative wennel-sprocket.…  Indeed, this proved
to be a stumbling block to further development until, in 1943, it was found that
the use of anhydrous nagling pins enabled a kyptonastic boiling shim to be
tankered.

The early attempts to construct a sufficiently robust spiral decommutator failed
largely because of lack of appreciation of the large quasi-pietic stresses in
the gremlin studs; the latter were specially designed to hold the roffit bars to
the spamshaft.…  When, however, it was discovered that wending could be prevented
by the simple addition of teeth to socket, almost perfect running was secured.

The operating point is maintained as near as possible to the HF rem peak by
constantly fromaging the bituminous spandrels.…  This is a distinct advance on
the standard nivelsheave in that no drammock oil is required after the phase
detractors have remissed.

Undoubtedly, the retroencabulator has now reached a very high level of technical
development.…  It has been successfully used for operating nofer trunnions.…  In
addition, whenever a barescent skor motion is required, it may be employed in
conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal
depleneration.

Apple Blames Microsoft for iPods That Shipped With a Virus

Video iPod VirusVideo iPods shipped after September 12th may contain a Microsoft Virus.…  At first thought you might think that Apple, the iPod’s sole manufacturer, was to blame.…  This is not according to Apple.…  Apple’s official response is that Microsoft is too susceptible to viruses so it is there fault.

Just as a disclaimer, I love Apple and especially the iPod family.

Top Ten List of Places Apple Might place Blame:

10:… Police officers are to blame for jumping in front of bullets fired by armed criminals.
9:… Sick children are to blame for their weak immune systems in unsanitized hosipitals.
8: Crack babies should be a little more tougher and not have birth defects.
7: JFK should have been well aware of the dangers of grassy knolls.
6: People should be ready for laptop batteries to combust at any and all times.
5: The wheelchair bound should have though about stairs before sustaining… their injury.
4: Poor cancer patients should have thought about living in upscale neighborhoods instead of the low income housing under the power lines.
3: Enron stock holders should have known that all big companies do evil things (Just look at Microsoft, they like to give you viruses).
2: Elderly people should have tried a little harder not to become old.

…and the number one biggest blame…
1: Jesus should have been aware that he had enemies.

Humans evolve into 2 species!

Can you believe this article?… … Seeing as how race doesn’t limit breeding, I’m not sure if I agree.… … Keep in mind… after… reading this article, that… there is a universal “balancing” factor.… … To find out what this is, read the article and then my writings after it.

“SOCIAL division might split humans into two sub-species 100,000 years from now – one tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and the other dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.… 

The forecast was made by evolution expert Dr Oliver Curry, who investigated the ascent and descent of humans over the next 100 millennia.

HG Wells, the novelist, predicted a similar gloomy outcome for humanity in his novel The Time Machine.

He envisaged a race of frail privileged beings, the Eloi, who lived above ground in a futuristic ruined city. They were prey for the cannibalistic ape-like Morlocks, who toiled underground and whose ancestors were the downtrodden workers of today.

According to Dr Curry, the human race is likely to peak in the year 3,000, before collapsing into technology-driven decline.

Within a thousand years, humans will evolve into coffee-coloured giants between six and seven feet tall, he predicts. Improved nutrition and medical science will see people growing taller and fitter, while life-spans are extended to 120 years.

Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve.

Men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws and deeper voices.

Women on the other hand will develop lighter skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, even features and smooth hairless skin.

Racial differences will be ironed out by interbreeding, producing a uniform race of coffee-coloured people.

“After that, things could get ugly, with the possible emergence of genetic ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’,” he said.”
(Originally posted here… http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1534742006)

So did you think of it? What is the universal balancing factor that will always inject non-typical genes into the mix? Well it’s money ofcourse! If you do not believe me, here is my clinical evidence of the “universal balancing factor”.

Trump and Wife