Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard

Just saw this on ThinkGeek. Hot stuff. A little pricey though.


Product Features

* Connects to PDAs Smartphones and Computers using Bluetooth
* Projects a full size keyboard onto any flat surface
* Allows the convinence of regular keyboard typing in a tiny form factor
* Rechargeable battery lasts for 120 minutes of continuous typing
* Tiny size only 3.5 inches high
* Compatible with PalmOS 5, PocketPC 2003, Windows Smartphone, Symbian OS, and Windows 2000/XP. Limited Mac OSX Support.

Although, I’d like it to be embedded, like from this image from QJ.NET.

SEO Tools

I’m listing some good URLs that I use for SEO. They are as follows:

Check Redirection Code – For best SEO results, it’s best if you use a HTTP code of 301 when redirection one page to another. 301 is “permanent redirect.” This tool tells you what code the page you submit returns. Useful to troubleshoot pages in your site you have created already. Another tool to check Redirection is from SEO Logic.

Link popularity check – is one of the best ways to quantifiably and independently measure your website’s online awareness and overall visibility. Simply put, link popularity refers to the total number of links or “votes” that a search engine has found for your website.

Search Engine Saturation – simply refers to the number of pages a given search engine has in its index for your website domain. Not all search engines report this information but enough of them do to create some meaningful benchmarks for your search engine marketing campaigns.

Different Google PageRanks

Tools out there, including the Google toolbar, may use the same PageRank algorithm, but may fetch outdated results because they get the data from different Google data centers. This may explain the reason for different page ranks you may get from the same page.

Here’s more information from www.web-wise-wizard.com:

Google PageRank™ Complexities

Before we proceed it might be useful to say a few words about Google PageRank. A factor that is likely to confuse anyone who is new to Google PageRank is that there are effectively four different types of Google PageRank, Real PageRank, Toolbar PageRank, Toolbar Display and Directory PageRank. Adding to the confusion is the fact that Google has a large number of data centers scattered around the World that contain the PageRank databases and these databases are very rarely in sync with each other. This means that you will regularly get conflicting results returned by different data centers for the same PageRank query. Of the four different types of Google PageRank, Real PageRank is arguably the most important by far.

More information

Retrieving the PageRank from Different Datacenters

One can check the status of a PageRank on various Google data centers by visiting: http://livepr.raketforskning.com

Google Page Rank Has Been Updated

There’s talk in the SEO blogworld that Google has changed their PageRanks and it may take a while to propagate on all datacenters around the world.

From Problogger.net.

Google Page Rank Update Underway

Tim just alerted me to the fact that it seems Google are doing one of it’s periodic Page Rank Updates. These updates take a little while to show up on all data-centers around the world so it could take a day or two to shakedown – but you can read more about it in Digital Point’s PR Update has begun discussion and at WMW’s PR update Started.

Being a blog, this information is taken with a grain of salt, so it’s unclear how long (one day, one month, a few months) for the data to synchronize on all Google servers.

Here are more blog posts and pages about this PageRank Update. It also includes posts from what other people saying about it:

Watchout, Google is updating their DB

Did Google Change Rankings?

SEO Updates – Google PageRank Updates Feb 05

Google PageRank Updates Feb 05

Success and Self-Confidence

I’m now listening to the audio book, “Silva Mind Control for Success and Self-Confidence” by Hans DeJong. Wow, great stuff. He presents a method to control the mind, a method originally created by Jose Silva. Hans goes into detail about the Silva program and how to use both sides of the brain. The audio also contains mind relaxation audio for the mind.


One thing that captured my attention was right in the beginning when Hans states,

“How do you become confident in anything? Is it not through repeated successes- to become confident? When you do something and it comes out the right way… and then you do it again, and then it comes out the right way again, and then you do it for the third time, and then it comes out the right way, by the time you do it for the 14th time, you’re going to be pretty confident because you have all those previous succesful experiences! So? That is what you do! You create practice at things until you become good at it… “

Taking that into consideration, he mentions that one should try to capture this good feeling of confidence that comes from the previous successful experiences – capture this feeling and save it for future use. By that, he says to write down previous successes on a piece of paper going in chronological order starting from today. Also, write down how you felt.

To summarize on what I’ve listened so far, here’s a list:

1. Write list of previous successes. Look at it before you go to a meeting or some important undertaking, in order to refresh yourself with the previous feelings of confidence.

2. To achieve a goal, write down goal on index card and place somewhere to look at daily. Stick to your goal and be willing to do anything for it. Place it somewhere you look at it daily. Carry the index card if you can to look at it.

3. Write down all steps required to get there (2), and do them. Do not compromise it. If the step is too large, break it down (4).

4. Break down complex tasks into smaller units.

5. Put out all negative thinking only think positive.

Can’t wait to finish this one. Good stuff.