“It may well be argued that NASA has become the world’s premier agent for exploration, carrying on in “the new ocean” of outer space a long tradition of expanding the physical and mental boundaries of humanity. Fifty years ago, however the agency that pushed the frontiers of aeronautics, took us to the moon, flew the space shuttle, built the International Space Station and revealed the secrets of the cosmos, was in its birth throes, and fundamental decisions were being made that profoundly shaped all that was to come.”
- Quote from 29th in a series of essays on exploration by NASA’s Chief Historian, Steven J. Dick
Here’s to 50 years of exploration and discoveries into the unknown. Here’s to 50 times 50 times 50 more!!
This site recently upgraded to WordPress Version 2.6 and we’re currently testing the latest feature called “Turbo.” This is a link located at the upper right portion of your Wp-admin or Dashboard.
When you click on it, it will lead you to install a Google (yes, yes another Google product!) application named “Gears.” Gears in a nutshell is a plugin like Flash or Quicktime that “extends your browser to create a richer platform for web applications,” says Google.
It is designed for use with google or non-google websites and if you’re using Google Reader and Google Docs, then you’re already using Gears. Read more
The final result is recorded. After the highly successful download day in mid June initiated with the help of the Spread Firefox team, Mozilla Firefox makes it to the Guinness World record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.
On our previous post we reported an initial record of over 7 million downloads of the Firefox3 browser, the final tally shows an impressive 8,002,530 downloads in the 24 hour period.
If you haven’t yet discovered Firefox 3, it is still available for download. We installed the upgrade Firefox3 on June 17 and are “now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.” There really is a huge difference between this high-end browser and the lagging Internet Explorer. 180 million users in more than 230 countries are already on it, so why don’t you?!
In case you didn’t get the memo from the Google Adsense team, effective on the last week of August 2008 the Adsense Referrals program will cease to exist.
This is in line with their continuous efforts to find ways to “improve AdSense by developing and supporting features which drive the best monetization results for (our) publishers,” according to its official statement in their blog.
It further recommends its publishers to consider the following alternatives in lieu of the referral spots:
* Google Affiliate Network: As part of the integration of DoubleClick, the DoubleClick Performics Affiliate Network will now operate as the Google Affiliate Network for advertisers targeting users located in the United States. Similar to the AdSense Referrals program, the Google Affiliate Network enables publishers
to apply for advertiser programs and get paid based on advertiser-defined actions instead of clicks or impressions. For further details, please visit: www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork.
* AdSense for content ads: If you have less than three AdSense for content (AFC) ad units on a page, you may wish to replace the referral ad units with standard AFC ads.
What to do?
If you are currently running an Adsense referrals spot on your site, you do two things: one is remove the code from the site. They’re not suggesting right away but hold off until about the end of August, just don’t forget about it because after August, you will only be seeing an empty white space on your page where the ads were and you’re not earning anything anymore. Second is to run and save all referrals reports on your desktop so you can go over and review your campaign information.