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Forum: Programming 26th August 2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,761
Posted By xiaophil
Re: PHP/MySQL Experts : How to Generate a Unique Sequence of Numbers?

//*****************************
//FUNCTION: CREATE RANDOM STRING
//*****************************
function createRandomString($stringLength) {
$chars =...
Forum: Programming 23rd August 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,761
Posted By xiaophil
Re: PHP/MySQL Experts : How to Generate a Unique Sequence of Numbers?

I tend to think in terms of binary - a hangover from hardware design I guess.

If you printed a 128-bit number in base-16 (and left padded any zeros) then it could certainly be 32 characters long....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Question about link cloaking in Wordpress?

That's most likely your problem, "default" means "disabled" here.

Many people choose something like %category%/%postname% but it's up to you.

Take a look at Using Permalinks
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,928
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Anyone use PayPal sandbox?

Hi Sara,

I have the sandbox working smoothly with Sam's DLGuard but it did take a bit of time to understand how the sandbox works.



Are you using pre-configured or manually created accounts?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,259
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Wordpress to sue Thesis creators

Thanks for the link and invitation to read the GPL. With respect, had you read and understood it yourself you would know that the GPL has never required software to be either given away for free or...
Forum: Mind Warriors 28th May 2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,624
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Any raw vegan here?

Thanks everyone for their insights into their diets.

This thread has inspired me to do a 30 day trial.

Could someone please tell me the best way to get started?

I have access to a variety of...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 24th May 2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,077
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Any One Here Successfully Sourcing Products From China?

Chinese proverb:

"Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long time, you learn about the character of your friend."

#1 tip from a guy who has been living here...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,284
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Why are my free customers more of a pain then my paid customers?

Reminds me of a Chinese proverb:

"Those who have free seats at a play hiss first."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Integrate Forum With Wordpress Blog

The key word here is "integrate" which broadly involves two things: matching themes and integrating logins and posts.

Any forum can be run alongside a WP blog but getting the two playing together...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th March 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,027
Posted By xiaophil
Re: WP plugin to edit text widget using WYSIWYG...Any ideas?

Have you tried this?

WYSIWYG Text Widget WordPress Plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wysiwyg-text-widget/)

Phil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Clickbank not monetizing

So when reality doesn't do what you expect, you look for reasons why reality is wrong?

You could always try a different approach but I am guessing you are not interested in hearing about that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th February 2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,717
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Google Buzz: A privacy nightmare

Don't Panic!

There is finally a way to opt out:

YouTube- Broadcast Yourself.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Hard drive Crash - And It's benefits

Calling a windows update problem a "Hard drive crash" is a bit melodramatic don't you think?

Nothing has been lost has it? You are free to copy your files over on another machine.

Also, just...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th January 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By xiaophil
Re: IS anyone using a hosted Autoresponder?

I'm currently testing OpenEMM (http://www.openemm.org), the open sourced version of Agnitas E-Marketing Manager.

So far I am impressed with the functionality but my installation is still...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,840
Posted By xiaophil
Re: How To Do Email Marketing From Your Own Server Tutorial

Don't forget OpenEMM (http://www.openemm.org/) the open-source version of AGNITAS E-Marketing Manager (http://www.agnitas.de/products/e-marketing-manager.html?L=1)

A very impressive package with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,764
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Avoid Imbarrassing and Rediculous Spelling Mistakes

Your results will be even better if that 20% is spelled correctly.

My point is that correcting the mistakes is trivial.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,764
Posted By xiaophil
Avoid Imbarrassing and Rediculous Spelling Mistakes

I've noticed recently that this forum is really going downhill in the spelling department, and I don't mean the occasional typo.

Seeing a bunch of thread headlines with spelling mistakes all on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Markov chain blogging?

Texts generated using Markov chains are not purely random, and tend to stick to a topic - sometimes almost passing for a real person.

I suspect some WF members might be Markov text generators. :)...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th December 2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Google Analytics Alternative

Hi,

I connect some sites back to a single Piwik installation, have been running it for a couple of months, and it's been working fine.

Many third parties offer "free" solutions but are they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th December 2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,744
Posted By xiaophil
Re: I finally got 5000 visitors in a day without paid traffic

Congrat's on the traffic, but you haven't given away any method.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th December 2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,018
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Why is Amazon trying to steal my new ebook?

There was an attack on Amazon's DNS starting on Wednesday (the date of the OP), and I wonder if there is a connection.

DDoS attack scrooges Amazon and others ? The Register...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th December 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Seasoned...#1 In MY Book

Although we BEGAN with a little FRICTION after a while I came to LIKE him and now ENJOY our interactions.


EDIT: Plus, anyone who knows their way around a UNIX box gets sincere props from me.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Stop Unsubscribes In 2010

Troy you recently made my day with this little gem:



I was reaching for the screen wipes after that one.

Cheers,
Phil

P.S. If once you pop you just can't stop, why do they have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Any Of You Technical People Know How To Do This?

Hey Bryan,

What you're looking for is vBulletin's ImpEx Import System (http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/impex_uploadpackage).

This is what it can import from SMF...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Starting up autoresponder business, what do I need?

I would say you need, at a minimum:

* A good understanding of the various anti-spam and privacy laws.

* IT Knowledge: servers, networks and especially email protocols.

* Specific knowledge...
Forum: Programming 22nd December 2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By xiaophil
Re: I'm wanting to learn more about C++ coding

I think scolding someone for not googling may be a bit harsh, when it's entirely possible that after doing a search they were simply overwhelmed with the quantity of results, and decided to request...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Hosting and Traceroute Question

Traceroute usage can be an indication of nefarious intentions, and many networks disable it in one way or another.

You could try increasing the timeout on probe response, which usually defaults to...
Forum: Programming 17th December 2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Are You A Coder? Hit Me Up!

Hi,

While I can't comment on the feasibility of your idea, if you are serious about taking it further you could do well to take a look at Getting Real: The Book by 37signals...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th December 2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,682
Posted By xiaophil
Re: What Does Web 3.0 Mean To You? Would Like To Know What You Think......

'Web 3.0', 'next gen', or whatever you label it...

In a nutshell:

It's when the information you want, finds you.

Ubiquitous low-latency, real-time, event-driven systems.

Think web-hooks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th November 2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Dedicated Server, When Will I Need It?

Bandwidth and disk space aside, excessive server load is the most likely reason your provider would suspend the account.

The load will depend on your software and configuration and is difficult to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By xiaophil
Re: WordPress Hacking Prevention

Ahhhh, I just noticed you are selling a Wordpress "security" product in your sig. That explains a lot.

I was having a great laugh reading your parody "security" site before realizing you are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,750
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Recommend a good user friendly external hard drive

IMO this is the best recommendation of the lot.

If you have tried to move a large amount of data over USB you will know what I mean.

Even if USB manages to complete without errors, it is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Swipe File Software

Look no further than Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/).

Everything you asked for and more, all from your favorite browser.

(As long as your favorite browser is Firefox :-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By xiaophil
Re: The Myopia of Internet Marketing

Quite right, and I never meant to infer it was new, perhaps "one of the most underutilized technologies today" would have been a better phrase.

Truth is though it's really quite well utilized...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th September 2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By xiaophil
Re: The Myopia of Internet Marketing

... to form an internal model. This is a fascinating process. By altering the filter (also an internal construct) one can change the model and therefore also change the perception of the stimulus...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th August 2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,122
Posted By xiaophil
Re: How you will have 10,000 uniques to your site this month... seriously, barely any work.

Sorry LMC, you know I have argued the case for some of your more risque methods in the past, but I see this one as just another way for marketers to effectively spam a service via loopholes and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,682
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Is the Christian Market Viable?

In reply to your original post about Christian market niches, have you seen the most excellent Geeks & God (http://geeksandgod.com/) website?

They specialize in providing web design and IT support...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By xiaophil
Changed Clickbank ID. Sales Resumed Same Day. I am Now a Believer.

I used to be one of the biggest skeptics.

Even generating statistical models to explain erratic sales.

Now six weeks of continuing traffic and hops - but zero sales.

Statistically possible...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By xiaophil
Re: What Wordpress Plug-in is This? REALLY COOL!

I am not 100% sure but I think the naming trend began with Suckerfish dropdown menus (http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dropdowns/) (2003).

The Catfish is a CSS/JavaScript combination which...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,018
Posted By xiaophil
Re: which of these do you want...?

IMO interviews are great when they are condensed and directly to the point. Thinly veiled and fluffy upsells don't go down well. Bonus points for transcripts.

There will always be a market for...
Forum: Programming 29th July 2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Can You use Clickbank for License Based Software?

Could you use Clickbank's Instant Notification System (http://www.clickbank.com/20080219_release_summary.html) ?

A sale triggers a form post to your license server which could then generate the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Found A Cool Youtube video that allows you to click links to other vids

YouTube Annotations
(http://www.youtube.com/t/annotations_about)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Best ways to distribute my free software

Could you advertise it on eBay? I hear people there are interested in auctions.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By xiaophil
Re: How can you tell if a niche is saturated?

Hi,

I often see people questioning whether a niche is saturated or not and am interested to clarify what is generally meant by this.

The OP is clearly not confusing saturation with competition...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th July 2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,079
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Can Lightning Travel over a Wireless Connection?

And that, folks is why you never see lightning in the air.

Have you perchance been ghost writing for the author mentioned in this thread...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,116
Posted By xiaophil
Re: A Business Model that requires no work, anyone can set it up, five figure month potential!

I really don't understand these responses.

1) You're not "getting your domain name back" because it was never yours in the first place.

2) If you want it then it's either for the same cost as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th June 2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,116
Posted By xiaophil
Re: A Business Model that requires no work, anyone can set it up, five figure month potential!

Most of these posts sound like a load of FUD from a bunch of scaredy-cats.

Can't you see that you could be positioning yourself as the expert/hero that's saving these people from potential...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,879
Posted By xiaophil
Affiliate Sales and Hop Links: Cloaking, Tracking and Hijack Detection

There's been a lot of talk recently about the state of affiliate tracking, in particular regarding one certain high-profile product vending site. The speculation ranges from concerns over link theft,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 37,621
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Google Traffic Finder Loophole...Find Hot Niches In Under 3 Seconds...Google Emails YOU Hot Nich

Hi Jack thanks for some great search tips.

One minor tweak: the upper bound of the number range is optional if you are just looking for the maximum.

i.e "This article has been viewed 2000.."...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By xiaophil
Re: What do you think about my new site?

Hi,

Your page looks great. Clean and balanced.

I think you could use a few more trust devices on the page. Definitely a strong statement below the opt-in box - something about privacy and not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By xiaophil
Re: How To Encrytp DVD's and CD's?

I don't believe DVDs have ever been copy protected. The content scramble system (CSS) encryption was all about regions and control of distribution.

Even before CSS was broken, a verbatim...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th May 2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Looking for Squeeze Page Help!

Hi,

The statement images are very large - almost 3MB in four small images - which could be an issue for people with slower connections.

It's because they are being delivered in a very high...
Forum: Programming 10th May 2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Why Learn Python?

Hi Bill,

Python is by far my number one choice for automation.

It enables very rapid production of solutions in hours that would otherwise take days or weeks in say C or C++.

As far as...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th April 2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Alternatives to video for dial up users?

Hi

To produce the smallest possible file size you could:


Lower the framerate



Reduce the bandwidth on the audio channel
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th April 2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Video Intro

If you don't mind paying a few dollars there are some excellent video intro's available at:

Stock Video from Pond5: The World's Stock Footage Marketplace (http://www.pond5.com)


Phil
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th April 2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By xiaophil
Re: Today's my day for asking questions: Need help with some HTML

Gene beat me to it.
I think your table only needs one column, and not sure whether you wanted the headings centered. Much the same anyway:

<table>...
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