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Only click on Google ads you are interested in

Ah crap… Google sent me a email.

Hello XXX,

It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s). In the future, we may adjust your payment for any days during which invalid clicks occurred in order to properly credit advertisers for any invalid activity.

As a reminder, any method of generating invalid clicks is strictly prohibited. Invalid clicks include but are not limited to any clicks that are generated through the use of robots, automated clicking tools, manual clicks by a publisher on the publisher’s own web pages, or a publisher encouraging others to click on his ads.

Sincerely,

The Google Team

Only click on advertisements you guys genuinely are interested in. Thanks for clicking on my advertisements. Google Adsense program help me pay my bills and is quite crucial to the survival of this blog. In the past, I encouraged people verbally to click on my Google ads, I’m not sure of anyone still doing so, but I realized it is in violation of the terms and conditions. So forget what I told you guys last time. Only click on advertisements that you’re genuinely interested in. Domo arigato gozaimasu! Thanks a million.

cloud//appreciation

There are some people who actually do cloud appreciation. It must’ve been a hobby that takes a lot of time. In Singapore, our clouds don’t look as pretty. Our skys are either too cloudy or just clear.

The Morning Glory cloud sweeps in over the Gulf coast of northern Queensland.

_(The Morning Glory cloud sweeps in over the Gulf coast of northern Queensland. Image source.)_

It’s a strange society. You can check out more on their clouds at their web site – The Cloud Appreciation Society.

quoted//today

Mr. Miyagi quoted me in local newspaper TODAY. I feel quite excited being quoted, I’m smiling to my CRT monitor now. Thanks for quoting me there, Mr. Miyagi.

I got quoted in TODAY paper.

(I got quoted in TODAY paper.)

Did you get the numbers right?

Afterthoughts and comments by Netizens about the election

WITH the dust still settling from Saturday’s polls, check out the post-election quips from our bloggers.

On the still-brewing James Gomez saga, blogger “beconfused” (beconfused.com) wondered whether it would be the end of the Workers’ Party member’s career.

“If the PAP are aggressive enough, perhaps it may just be the end of politics for James Gomez. In Singapore, to survive in politics, you will need a squeaky clean image. You wear white,” he said.

Read the whole article at TODAY in pdf or html.

I think this is the first time I’ve been quoted in a printed media, unless I missed it out. I don’t really have the chance to grab a copy of TODAY on most days as I either stay in camp or don’t pass by the MRT station. Thank you, viv, for pointing it out to me. That made my day. :)

music//finish

I won’t be posting Japanese music lyric translations for a while. I sort of ended my run too. I planned to post 10 of these. I post every Friday until the there are 10. The feedback has been quite positive so far, but last week, I posted number 10.

So this week, there’s nothing. I decide to post some credits instead.

I listen to some Japanese songs, some of which have rather strange lyrics, so I posted them. I never did translations, I do not understand Japanese. I took lyric translations from fan pages etc. Sometimes, the web fails me and I ended up typing the lyrics out by copying the subtitles from the video clip.

The songs come from different sources, I shan’t talk much about it, lol. Some came from video clips. I use m&g Software’s AVI to WAV extractor 3.5 to extract out the sound from the video. [The software is free by the way.]

For song cropping, normalizing of volumes and fading in and out, I use either Ahead Nero Wave Editor or Sonic Foundry Sound Forge. Both are good programs, I use the latter more though.

Songs are encoded in Windows Media Audio 9 for smaller downloads at a quality loss. I use Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Series to encode all my music. [This is a free software too.] Windows Media Audio sounds best at lower bit rates as compared to other formats.

Some posts include still image captures, these are captured by Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series. [This is another free software.] Images are later cropped or edited by Macromedia Fireworks. [Photoshop committed suicide, great..]

These are the past postings [Most of the music are removed already, sorry.]

# music//ichi [Ayumi Hamasaki - Real Me]
# music//ni [Yukino Satsuki - Densetsu no Onsen GAME (Legendary Hot-Springs Turtle)]
# music//san [NICEGUYJIN - Hai, Irasshai! (Hello, Welcome!)]
# music//shi [Funta - Wake Up Angel ~ Negaimashite wa Mugen Nari ~ (Wake Up Angel ~ Wishing for this is unlimited ~)]
# music//go [Aoi Tada - Wo Qui Non Coin]
# music//roku [Yuuichirou Sakuraba - Hitoribocchi no Haburashi (Lonely Toothbrush)]
# music//shichi [Gackt - To build a fire (To feel a fire)]
# music//hachi [Judy and Mary - Kujira 12 gou (Whale #12)]
# music//ku [Maki Goto - Genshoku GAL Hadeni Ikube! (An Authentic GAL Should Be Bold)]
# music//ju [MiniMoni - Okashi Tsukutte Okassui (Making Sweets: Strange)]

I enjoyed posting these. I’ll do these weekly posting thingy in future too.

Yesterday, I posted a quote that has been posted a day before. I forgotten to change it to a new one in my template. Opps.