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In last night, I try to convert my blogger database into Wordpress but don't receive anything, it's just a blank page!
May be I'll try it again in tomorrow!
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John H. Lienhard IV and John H. Lienhard V, «A Heat Transfer Textbook»
Phlogiston Press | ISBN 0971383529 | 2003 Year | PDF | 760 Pages
This textbook is an introduction to heat and mass transfer oriented toward engineering students. The subjects covered include heat conduction, forced and natural convection, thermal radiation, boiling, condensation, heat exchangers, and mass transfer.
Posted by Narga at 10:02:00 AM
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Posted by Narga at 9:18:00 AM
Not being very clever or technically inclined, I’m disappointed that I can’t bestow some brilliant gift on the web sites of the world like proper quotes or an RSS validator or a whole stable of brilliant plug-ins. Setting my sights considerably lower, however, I realise there’s perhaps one small thing…
I’ve never liked the orange XML button that’s everywhere these days, so when I started Antipixel I made my own. (Not a nice font, it’s poorly set, and at 430-odd bytes, it’s larger than it needs to be – nothing personal against whoever designed it, I’m just fussy this way.) The W3C’s validation buttons suck big eggs, so I made my own versions of those as well. I’ve received a bunch of positive feedback about the Antipixel buttons, so I’m giving them away.
If you want them, they’re yours, gratis, no strings attached.
Pull them straight off the main page here if you want, and if you’d like to change anything about them, go ahead and do that. I’m posting the Photoshop files below so you can download those and change anything you want. You do not need to give me credit or provide a link back here or anything like that. (Some people are already using them and at least one kind soul has posted such a link back here. You don’t need to do that anymore, but thank you for being a more than decent person.)
So, bye-bye little buttons. Go forth, multiply and, above all, have fun out there.
The font used in the buttons is Jason Kottke’s wonderful Silkscreen.Update: Folks, this post is becoming a bit of a spam magnet, so I’m closing off the comments. You’re still perfectly welcome to the buttons, of course, and I’m very grateful for all the positive comments and that they’ve been so widely adopted. Just a bit tired of having to delete ads for things in which only the very desperate would have an interest.
Posted by Narga at 11:45:00 AM
Google Adsense is a popular web advertising program which provides a good income source for many websites. There are well defined terms of service to strictly adhere to when participating in the program.
On my visit through sites and forums, I daily notice several instances of misuse of Adsense ads. Believe me, if I can see it in a 5 seconds gaze! - so can the Adsense guys. And if they do, you are on your way off the program. So here a few helpful reminders, probably many you already know, and few you might gain by knowing now. These are all picked from the Program Policies, Terms and Conditions and FAQ itself and presented in a simplified manner.
1. Never click your own ads or get them clicked for whatever reason. You know this one very well. This is a surefire way to close you Adsense account. Never tell your office associates or friends to click on them. Keep a check if your family or children are busy increasing your income by clicking your ads and indirectly trying to stop your income. Dont even think of offering incentives for clicks, using automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. Adsense is very smart to detect fraudulent clicks. Check the ads which appear on your pages by the Google Preview tool if required.
2. Never change the Adsense code. There are enough customizations available to change the colour, background or border to suit your needs. Do whatever you want to do outside the code, never fiddle within the ad or the search code. They know it when you do. The search code has more limitations to colour and placement, but you should adhere to the rules. The code may stop working and violates the TOS.
3. Do not place more than 3 ad unit and 1 ad links or 2 search boxes on any web page. Anyway, ads will not appear in those units even if you place more ad units. But this is the limit they set, so it is better to stick to it.
4. Do not run competitive contextual text ad or search services on the same site which offer Google Adsense competition in their field. Never try to create link structures resembling the adsense ads. Never use other competitive search tools on the same pages which have Adsense powered Google search. They do allow affiliate or limited-text links.
5. Do not disclose confidential information about your account like the CTR, CPM and income derived via individual ad units or any other confidential information they may reveal to you. However, you may reveal the total money you make as per recent updates to the TOS.
6. Label headings as "sponsored links" or "advertisements" only. Other labels are not allowed. I have seen many sites label ads with other titles. Dont make your site a target in a few seconds gaze.
7. Never launch a New Page for clicked ads by default. Adsense ads should open on the same page. You may be using a base target tag to open all links in a new window or frame by default. Correct it now as they do not want new pages opening from clicked ads.
8. One Account suffices for Multiple websites. You do not need to create 5 accounts for 5 different websites. One account will do. If you live in the fear that if one account is closed down for violation of TOS, believe me they will close all accounts when they find out. You can keep track of clicks by using channels with real time statistics. They will automatically detect the new site and display relevant ads.
9. Place ads only on Content Pages. Advertisers pay only for content based ads. Content drives relevant ads. Although you might manage some clicks from error, login, registration, "thank you" or welcome pages, parking pages or pop ups, it will get you out of the program.
10. Do not mask ad elements. Alteration of colours and border is a facility to blend or contrast ads as per your site requirements. I have seen many sites where the url part is of the same colour as the background. While blending the ad with your site is a good idea, hiding relevant components of the ads is not allowed. Also do not block the visibility of ads by overlapping images, pop ups, tables etc.
12. Keep track of your content. So Adsense is not allowed on several non content pages. But it is also not allowed on several content pages too. Do not add it on web pages with MP3, Video, News Groups, and Image Results. Also exclude any pornographic, hate-related, violent, or illegal content.
13. Do not alter the results after ad clicks or searches - Ensure you are not in any way altering the site which the user reaches to after clicking the ads. Do not frame, minimize, remove, redirect or otherwise inhibit the full and complete display of any Advertiser Page or Search Results Page after the user clicks on any Ad or Search results.
14. Avoid excessive advertising and keyword stuffing - Although the definition of 'excessive' is a gray area and is subject to discretion, yet Google adsense with correct placement, focused content and high traffic will get you much more income than other programs, so excessive advertising is not required. Keyword stuffing does target better focused ads, but overdoing it is not required.
15. Ensure you Language is Supported - Adsense supports "Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Danish, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, English, Polish, Finnish, Portuguese, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Swedish, Italian and Turkish". In addition, AdSense for search is available in Czech, Slovak, and Traditional Chinese. If your web pages language is not supported, do not use the code on such pages.
Whenever in doubt, it is better to ask the learned staff of Google Adsense. They are very helpful!
Posted by Narga at 11:40:00 AM
Posted by Narga at 7:34:00 PM
And now there’s Google X, which came about because I wanted a quick fun way to access all of Google’s services. I gave it to a few friends in the company, who gave it to their friends, some posted it on their blogs, others sent it around on mailing lists, and it eventually made its way to Marissa Mayer, who liked it enough to say, when do you want to put it up on Labs? So after some spit and polish from some enthusiastic Googlers and the keen eye of the UI team, Google X is here. I hope all of you enjoy it - especially Mac users, who I’m sure will appreciate its lineage.
Just to let people know, I’m sending a bunch of trackback to optimistic and excited Google X blogs posts, for notification and to point them to this archive.
Posted by Narga at 5:00:00 PM
Posted by Narga at 9:27:00 PM
What format or formats should you release it in? The choices have narrowed somewhat in the last year or two, but there's still nothing approaching a "standard". Here's the lowdown on the current contenders.
Ah, the simple, universal and minimalist appeal of good old ASCII. This is the format to use if you want the widest possible distribution and acceptance. Anyone can read ASCII. Unix, Windows, Mac, Palm, Pocket PC, Rocket... Heck, even an old Commodore 64 can read ASCII. Project Gutenberg, a volunteer project to preserve the great public domain works of literature in digital form, uses ASCII because of it's universal, cross platform nature. The downside, of course, is that you have to forgo fancy formatting like italics and aside from possibly distributing the book in a password-protected .zip file, you have no security. I'm not big on copy protection DRM, but I do think that the idea of ebooks at least being read-only has some appeal, so others can't alter your work.
Open eBook/XHTML (.htm or .html)
A step beyond ASCII is Open eBook (OEB), itself a varient of XHTML (a dialect of XML that is nearly identical to HTML 4). Confused yet? This is still technically ASCII text, but marked up with XHTML tags and OEB metadata to convey more information about the book and more sophisticated formatting. OEB has the inside track to become the "standard" source format for ebooks, although few ebooks are actually distributed in raw OEB.
Microsoft Reader (.lit)
OEB "under the hood", Microsoft's Reader format is a compiled binary compressed ebook format that at the least protected publically available DRM, is "sealed" from user changes. Although it used OEB source files, you can't read .lit files in a browser. You have to have a copy of Microsoft Reader to properly decompress and unencrypt them. Microsoft Reader files look great, and offer many of the advantages of paper books (pagination, highlighting, annotation) along with the advantages of ebooks (small file sizes, keyword searching, hyperlinks), but it's not as "durable" a format as ASCII since you can only read it on platforms for which a version of Microsoft Reader is available.
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
If you were okay with the security limitations of ASCII but wanted a more sophisticated presentation, there's always RTF. Readable on most modern GUI operating systems, RTF files are printable and offer varied formatting choices. They're also useful as source files for other ebook options (like WordSmith on the PalmOS platform).
Adobe PDF (.pdf)
I hesitate to mention Adobe's Portable Document Format as an ebook format, as that isn't really what it was designed for. The vast thundering majority of PDF files out there are designed to be printed on letter-sized paper, and are very difficult to read on electronic screens. I've said before that PDF isn't an ebook format so much as an electronic transmission and storage format for paper documents. Still, a lot of people insist on using PDF as an ebook format, so here it is. I will admit that for magazines, newsletters and other media for which layout is important, PDF probably provides the best preservation of the print layout.
And before I get into what I think of as the myriad of PDBs, a few words about the PalmOS platform and the difference between a file extension and file format.
PalmOS does not really understand the idea of files, and therefore doesn't care about DOS/Windows file extentions. Everything inside a Palm device takes the form of a database, not a file. Therefore, all PalmOS databases appear on PCs as either .pdb (Palm Database) or .prc (Palm Resource Code) files. These extentions are stripped off and forgotten after the files have been transferred to a Palm, and you can't tell anything about what kind of Palm databases they are from the DOS file extention. I generally try to make use of long filenames under Windows to give some clue to the actual database type (Between Heaven and Hell.isilo.pdb), but a lot of people don't, so you really only have two ways to find out:
1. Transfer the file to your Palm and see if it shows up in your ebook reader.
2. Open the .pdb file in a PC text editor (be careful not to save it, as you could corrupt the file) and see if you can recognize the string of characters near the top of the file that defines the type of database you have. REAd is PalmDoc, togo is iSilo, BDOC is WordSmith, etc.
Now that we're all sufficiently befuddled, the PalmOS formats:
PalmDoc (.pdb or .prc)
The original PalmOS ebook format, invented by Rick Bram for his Doc program, later bought out by Aportis to become AportisDoc. A PalmDoc (often referred to simply as Doc, but I'm trying to avoid confusion with Microsoft Word's .doc format) file is, like everything else in a Palm, really a database. It takes the form of simple chain of 4k text records strung together. PalmDoc is the closest PalmOS format you'll find to ASCII, in that does not support any real formatting and is relatively insecure (there's lots of PalmDoc editors out there for PalmOS and Windows). That said, PalmDoc is probably the closest thing out there to a "universal" ebook format, in that it's readable on even more modern platforms than ASCII.
Palm Reader (.pdb)
This is my favorite of the PalmOS formats, mostly because it allows sophisticated formatting, is at least read-only secured, and can be read on both PalmOS devices and Pocket PCs. This format is a marked up, encrypted variant of PalmDoc, and Palm Reader, the reader program for it from Palm Digital Media, can read PalmDoc files as well. This is also a good format to distribute in because it's a fair bet that ebook reading folks will have the free Palm Reader program on their device already, since Palm Digital Media is one of the best (and cheapest) places to find legitimate current bestsellers in ebook format.
MobiPocket is an up-and-coming format, largely due to their offering free readers for PalmOS and Pocket PC, and their partnership with Baen's Webscriptions. MobiPocket's format isn't that hard to figure out; it's standard PalmDoc with embedded HTML markup tags. You can read a MobiPocket ebook in any PalmDoc reader, but unless you like reading raw HTML, it won't be comfortable. MobiPocket's reader works pretty well, and the price is right. This is also probably the easiest PalmOS format to convert to if you're starting with OEB source files.
Another PalmOS format that starts with HTML is iSilo. iSilo isn't a variant of PalmDoc, but uses its own proprietary encryption algorithm to achieve about 20% tighter compression that PalmDoc, Palm Reader or MobiPocket. It also supports pretty much all standard HTML formatting, including hyperlinks and tables. Because of the proprietary encryption, it's a pretty secure format; converting to iSilo is a one-way proposition. No one has yet figured out how to decompile an iSilo document.
TomeRaider is interesting because it's, in true PalmOS style, as much database as ebook. While I've seen ebooks in TomeRaider format, it's really better suited to reference works than prose, especially, record-based references like movie guides, travel guides, etc. The reader costs money, but is available for both the PalmOS and Pocket PC platforms.
In closing, it's obvious that the "best" format in which to release your ebook is several of the above, as many as you feel you can support. Baen Books offers their webscriptions in RTF, .lit, MobiPocket, HTML and Gemstar's .rb format (which I didn't mention since it's limited to the relatively small market of those with Rocket eBook dedicated readers). I usually offer mine in ASCII, OEB, .lit, PalmDoc, RTF and Palm Reader formats. Until the ebook industry settles on a standard (which probably will end up one of the PalmOS formats unless Microsoft ports Microsoft Reader to PalmOS, something they haven't ruled out), ebook publishers will have to make books available in formats their customers want, however many that might be.
Posted by Narga at 2:48:00 PM
The deluxe edition includes a 32-page insert featuring near scale reproductions of Mary GrandPré's interior art, as well as never-before-seen full-color frontispiece art on special paper. The custom-designed slipcase is foil-stamped and inside is a full cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine. The book includes full-color endpapers with jacket art from the Trade edition and a wraparound jacket featuring exclusive, suitable-for-framing art from Mary GrandPré.
Potter News You Can Use
J.K. Rowling has revealed three chapter titles from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be:
- Chapter Two: "Spinners End"
- Chapter Six: "Draco's Detour"
- Chapter Fourteen: "Felix Felicis"
As Harry Potter and his friends enter their sixth year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the fight of their young lives looms larger then ever as the nefarious shadow of their most feared and hated adversary, Voldemort, grows. Although more information about this eagerly awaited novel is still hard to come by, the author has announced that neither Harry nor Voldemort is the Half-Blood Prince of the the title. In addition, the book's American editor, Arthur Levine, was interviewed on the March 8, 2005, episode of the TODAY show, and noted that in this installment of the series readers will learn a great deal more about Voldemort, and a new Minister of Magic will be appointed.
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