May 22, 2008

Moving to Wordpress

I am converting to a Wordpress blog. Here is a link to the new Wordpress version. If you are reading this via a feedreader, then you might want to resubscribe using the new RSS feed.

May 17, 2008

What's a Synonym for Irony?

Go to and search for a synonym for "synonym". Then, search for a synonym for "irony".

May 1, 2008 Updated

# Google

April 28, 2008 Updated

# Inktomi/Yahoo!


April 17, 2008

KloakIt Affiliate Program is Back

I have reactivated KloakIt's affiliate program. I used to use's services, but their fees increased way beyond the scope of reasonability, so I canned them. I ended up going with Post Affiliate Pro, which has a very nice affiliate program software package.

Here's a link to the KloakIt Affiliate Program. It pays 20%/10% commissions on a 2-tier system. back on Google

For years, my domain has suffered from a Google ban. This was unfortunate for me, because I only used whitehat techniques to promote pages on the domain. I had no idea why it was banned.

To keep abreast of this situation, I had a Google Alert set up to notify me of any new pages from the domain being indexed. A month or so ago, I began to receive notices of pages being indexed.

Now, if you do a search for "kloakit" (no quotes) on Google, has the current number one listing! Also, the domain currently has number two positions for "cloaking script" and "cloaking scripts" (no quotes).

Thanks, Google! I no longer have any reason to hate you. I guess I'll have to find something else about which to vent -- maybe my Finance coursework. How depressing. I wonder if "" is available? Updated

# Inktomi/Yahoo!

April 15, 2008 Updated

# Boitho

# Gigablast

# Google

# Inktomi/Yahoo!

# Naver

March 22, 2008 Updated

# Ask

# Baidu

# Boitho



# Naver
# UA "Yeti/1.0 (+"


March 19, 2008

The Microsoft Experience

So I finally broke down and bought a copy of Microsoft Office 2007. I've been using it in the computer labs at McNeese State University, and some of the functionality in Excel 2007 is required in my Quantitative Analysis for Business class.

That's all fine and dandy--I didn't mind spending the money. I'm sure I'm going to love all the bells and whistles Bill added to the Office suite. I've been a fan of MS Office for a long time and have used my 2002 version since its release.

One thing I didn't realize I would be upgrading was the packaging. I went to the store and noticed the slick new packaging Microsoft whipped up for Office and Vista.

Isn't it great how the packaging follows Microsoft's software tradition? It's almost impossible to open, has no documentation on how to operate it (open it), and their online info on how to open it has been taken down. The only way I was able to open it was to break it.

From a Microsoft employee blog:
The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope, foreshadows the great experience that awaits you once you open it.

Gosh, I hope not!
Designed to be user-friendly, the new packaging is a small, hard, plastic container that's designed to protect the software inside for life-long use. It provides a convenient and attractive place for you to permanently store both discs and documentation.

A standard DVD-style case would go a lot further. Also, the product life span of MS Office products is short. Life-long use? It will be unsupported in five years.

Reading the blog post comments (linked above) was very entertaining. The comments started with gushing over how attractive the design was, and devolved to unanimous rage at how impossible it is to open.