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Forum: Programming 27th April 2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Can anyone tell me the benefits of PHP?

Now that's one powerful language! I'm still looking for that command. Where do I set how much cash goes into my account each time the script is run? :confused:

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Adaptive
Re: A unique 10,000 word e-book in 2 hours? Is that possible?

If you knew a subject really, really, well, you could give a two hour talk.
10,000 words in two hours would be 5,000 words per hour.
With a bathroom break in the middle, that's 100 words per minute...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Where's the real money?

Do you deliver? I hope you can drop-ship.


Great topic. If the dating market is a great match for you, maybe you could go steady with it?

I think the real money is in having a unique way to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Is this a good idea?

Hi Shay,

What you describe is really several different scenarios. It's like asking "how do you fix dinner?" Step 1 is going to be different depending what each person has in mind.

You could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,058
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What would you do if you started from scratch?

Sure, you could write


What the floor looks like while inside a locked room
Light bulbs, locked rooms, and you
Why banging on the walls in locked rooms only hurts your hand

My...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th April 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,058
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What would you do if you started from scratch?

Steven, if you were just beginning as a newbie in a locked room, how would you be able to determine who are the brightest freelancers? (Other than the ones that answered Asher's email and came to...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Critique my site Please

That's a huge improvement, Auriana.

I'd still like to see something at the top indicating who this is for. "Dear online marketer," or whoever is your audience. Instead of "Top ten rankings with...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By Adaptive
Thank you, Frank Rumbaskas!

Never Cold Call Again appears to be a book about sales from some sales training guy. That's why I finally got around to pick it up. But copywriters need it too!

The book includes discussion of...
Forum: Programming 27th April 2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Can anyone tell me the benefits of PHP?

PHP is a simple, easy to learn language that's been free from the start. It has become popular in the niche of web programming for several good reasons.

It's free.

It's easy enough for...
Forum: Programming 27th April 2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,044
Posted By Adaptive
Oracle to buy Sun (owner of mySQL)

Many Internet Marketing warrior are aware of the free mySQL database, a popular software choice for marketing websites. Many Web hosting companies include mySQL in low-cost bundles.

The mySQL...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Atmospheric Water Generators

I guess that means it could help L.A., but not Vegas?

Thanks, Dorothy, for the interesting news about the technology and about how the Saudis use it. You do a great job explaining it to the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Adaptive
Re: May I hear from a moderator, please

Thank you, Star69. To me, the ideal outcome is that all personal attacks of any kind get removed from the forum. I've removed the ones I made.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Atmospheric Water Generators

Would these devices work in the desert, or do they require a moderate climate?

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,280
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Review

I'd love to see that, Thomas.

I'm really amazed with how far desktop Linux has been developed in the last few years.

Installation is sometimes inconvenient. And many things work great but in a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Adaptive
Re: May I hear from a moderator, please

Thanks for your help, Tina, I'll put in a help desk ticket.

In the other thread, I removed everything from me that could be considered a personal attack. Also, I apologized for my heated language...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Adaptive
May I hear from a moderator, please

[removed because I'll follow Tina's suggestion]

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26th April 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Please let this post stand.

I have edited my posts to remove almost everything from me that's negative about Valerie. I have left in my concern that she should have used Google and/or Snopes to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th April 2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Adaptive
Re: A machine that can print off ANY book for you in minutes

This is cool machinery. But I think its useful lifetime is limited.

I think that in my lifetime, book production might disappear entirely, except as an art form - e.g. coffee table books - or a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th April 2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Star69, I believe your questions and concerns about me deserve a thoughtful response.

Your concerns don't have anything to do rioters from another high school invading Montebello High three years...
Forum: Mind Warriors 25th April 2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,788
Posted By Adaptive
Re: The Secret and The Law of Attraction Is A Fiction and you Should Not be Fooled for a Moment Long

David, I've read the Master Key book and I've seen the same claims you just mentioned - that it inspired both Hill and Gates.

Given what I know about them, this seems believable. However, I...
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By Adaptive
Re: SalesPage: How Can I Write a "Story" Without Lying?

Of course, they were the guards at the secret lair of the Charmin-squeezing lady. I can't wait for the sequel.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Copywriting 25th April 2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Anyone suggestions on my "sales" letter?

Is there a rush? $10,000 of already baked cakes that will go bad if you don't get them all in the mail by Wednesday? Why not wait until you have something really great to put up? It's not like...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th April 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Hahaha!
http://bioethics.net/podcast/images/pinky_and_the_brain.jpg

B: See, once we get people upset enough about the Montebello High School Incident, there will be riots in the streets, I tell...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th April 2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Yes, I'm angry.

Edited 4/26 to remove the part not relevant to Montebello High. I request that other participants also edit or delete their messages that are not about either Montebello High, or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th April 2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

I told you the exact phrase that I used to search Google.

I'm a fast typist, a fast reader, and very proficient at searching, from my previous decades of work as a software engineer.

The Google...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th April 2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Edited 4/26 to remove the part not relevant to Montebello High. I request that other participants also edit or delete their messages that are not about either Montebello High, or about whether and...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th April 2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,377
Posted By Adaptive
Re: If You Are Not Making Money Now, I Guarantee You Will After Reading This.

Thanks for the interesting thread. I have a few questions about the mechanics of what you did.

1. That seems like an assortment of online/IM and print graphics services. What is the theme you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Reality Check: Your opinion is not necessarily a fact...

I put thanks on your post for sharing your opinion that I shouldn't be a lollygagging slacker.

Now if you'll excuse me, this slacker has some more lollygagging to do.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th April 2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,202
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Mexican flag replaces American flag at school-what do you think

Perhaps by using Google. I typed in "Montebello high school flag" and the very first result included the very emotionally hot emails, along with the facts of the matter: which are that on one...
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Does humor sell more than serious dry copy?

With the example you gave, Leah, maybe it's proof that long copy works; that clients should not be afraid of too big a presentation? :eek:


Harlan, why wouldn't the scripted lines from a TV ad be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Offline Driving intructor site marketing services (advice/guide/follow me)

You could do that too. Whatever you do, if you can put it on a retainer basis based on your results, rather than your number of hours invested, that's a lot better for you. It also gives you an...
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By Adaptive
Re: SalesPage: How Can I Write a "Story" Without Lying?

Here's the WSJ ad: DennyHatch.com • "The Billion Dollar Letter" (http://www.dennyhatch.com/billion/)
and its apparent inspiration: A Forerunner to the Wall Street Journal’s “Two Young Men” Ad ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Reality Check: Your opinion is not necessarily a fact...

You said it better than I did, Art.

Of course, in my opinion, you're more opinionated than me. ;)

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,154
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What would you invest in if you had $75,000 USD to spare?

Johnny, isn't that the formula from Robert Allen's "Nothing Down"?

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Copywriting 24th April 2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By Adaptive
Re: SalesPage: How Can I Write a "Story" Without Lying?

If it's true that someone else had a problem and found a solution, you can tell that person's story. For example: The Gary Halbert Letter...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Offline Driving intructor site marketing services (advice/guide/follow me)

Hi Tom,

I had the same question as Tim about how to expand his business, without requiring him to give more lessons. Thanks for explaining that.

You are the expert and you should sell your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Reality Check: Your opinion is not necessarily a fact...

In my opinion, trying to teach people who don't know how to say "in my opinion" is a waste of time, because in their opinion, their opinion is fact and your opinion is just wrong! But that is one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th April 2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Finally, I got the computer of my dreams

Derek,

I'm a Thinkpad fan, but I wasn't familiar with this model. The waterproof feature would give peace of mind when the weather is rainy.

When you wear out your old laptops, is the keyboard...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 975
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What's the big deal about Twitter?

In that case, you're probably not a narcissist.

In that case, you're probably not a voyeur.

See, Twitter's a valuable psychological screening tool. :p

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th April 2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,154
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What would you invest in if you had $75,000 USD to spare?

Some of it would go to personal needs: debt payoff, savings nest egg, and some ways to improve my health that have been too expensive for me.

All the rest goes for education and networking in the...
Forum: Programming 24th April 2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,413
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Which is the best IDE for PHP lanuage?

I didn't know that, I thought it was only for Java development. Thanks for the heads up.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Programming 24th April 2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What Are Your Thoughts on Certifications?

There are two reasons to get a certification.

First, as others mentioned, it could help you get a job or a consulting assignment.

Second, the certification programs are usually pretty...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th April 2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Finally, I got the computer of my dreams

Congratulations, Derek.

There is only one danger with your new laptop.

You'll zoom through all your tasks better than ever before.

Then you will grin, and sigh, and make more forum posts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd April 2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,883
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Frank Kern Alias?

That would mean that Frank is only explainable by means of Quantum Physics, wouldn't it?

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Programming 22nd April 2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Open office tech help please

Angie, could you please write up the equivalent steps for people using Vista?

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Working around physical limitations

Hi Abby,

Dick Bolles has an inspiring discussion of this in What Color Is Your Parachute. Looking at all of humanity, Man (as a species) can play basketball like Michael Jordan, improvise...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,319
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Rant: Stop using paypal. You're Losing Sales.

He died a couple of years ago.

I never met him, but I think he said his promotions brought more than a billion dollars of sales to his clients... not that he personally was a billionaire.

And...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Adaptive
Re: QUESTION: Photoshop vs Gimp vs ???

Tryus is 100% spot on target:



Gimp comes close to matching Photoshop as a piece of software. And in a few ways, Gimp has better tools.

But Photoshop is more than just a piece of software. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Lost in the Shuffle

Ace up the sleeve.

Regards,
Allen
Forum: Copywriting 22nd April 2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,158
Posted By Adaptive
Re: A Forest

A FOREST - That's a cute way to remember an otherwise unrelated random assortment of persuasion tactics. It's not any kind of recipe or formula you can follow to ensure sales success. If you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 829
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What shall i do?

OK, on to your specific situation.

You would like to get a plan with next steps you can take.
You'd prefer to have a mentor or guide to help you through the process.

You're 22, in the UK, have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 829
Posted By Adaptive
Re: What shall i do?

Thanks for explaining where you are coming from. I believe you're sincerely looking for ideas that can help you.

Let's discuss the unhelpful criticism thing first. Then in my next post, I'll see...
Forum: Programming 21st April 2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Open office tech help please

Hi Paul,



Sure, you need to tell Windows to associate OO with doc and xls files.

I'm using XP, the specifics might be a bit different on other versions of Windows.

Start menu, Run,...
Forum: Programming 21st April 2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Adaptive
Re: PHP gurus - please critique my OOP programming

Good for you!

I recommend you design just the interface of your objects. Don't yet code all the methods until you're sure that you have the methods organized correctly.

Let's say that Posts...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st April 2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,204
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Nothing I Do Seems To Work-I Know I Am Missing Something

That might turn into a good offer you could make to other Internet marketers, for some extra money on the side. I don't see it growing into a substantial business. For that you'll need a bigger...
Forum: Copywriting 21st April 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Adaptive
Re: Anyone suggestions on my "sales" letter?

The design looks far younger than teenage. Maybe around 3rd grade.



Utterly pointless drivel. This real estate should be used to indicate who is your market, and what you offer them. For...
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