I notice a lot of people looking for Web To Print Solutions for their digital products. Whether you’re doing apps or websites or ebooks, there is a lot of demand for web to print solutions, whether it’s Printing on Demand, printing hard copies for your ebook, etc.. It seems that tree-based output is here to stay for quite some time yet.
The orange areas… are extremely heavy rain! And you can guess what the mountain areas are…!
The rain is coming down in a river right now! I’m impressed. Seriously. At the beginning of April, it looked like we’d have a water shortage, but there’s not much chance of that now. We’ve had seriously heavy rains for several weeks on and off since then.
But the accompanying lightning shows are spectacular, esp. at night! Giant flourescent tubes in the sky!
I had never heard of this before! Bizarrre: a meat pie inside a bun, served with chips (English chips). About a million calories!
Summer is coming, the temperature’s rising! Cooler water awaits the intrepid Laowai at the local swimming pool. But if you’ve got your own garden (hah! how many people in Taipei have that!), you might consider setting up your own above ground swimming pool right in your own yard. Cool swimming whenever you want. And it will only set you back around $NT100,000 or so. Wish I had a garden!
For those of us who’ve pursued rankings in Google’s Search Engine results, building quality sites, building in bound links, developing social media, etc.., the aftermath of the past 24 months is akin to breaking up. Nothing you’ve done is good enough for the other party.
You’ve disavowed all your former friends; you’ve redesigned your wardrobe; you’ve tried to make friends with Google’s friends; your self-confidence has become intertwined with Google’s moods; and yet the abusive behavior continues. In the end, the only conclusion you come to: it wasn’t me, it was YOU after all.
If you’ve followed the regular nail-biting, feuding, and resignation, that the Past Year of Google has wrought on the websites of many willing, wannabe webmasters both young and old; you can ONLY conclude that you’ve been tricked into an abusive relationship.
Really, when you think about how it seems, that’s the only conclusion webmasters seem to be able to come now that the multiple lacerations of Panda & Penguin have started to heal, yet reconciliation & recovery isn’t happening.
Instead, further cuts, bruises and less visible scars suggest an altogether different conclusion. That your partner who promised to do no evil, to make amends, and to change their ways, has now succumbed to violent and abusive behavior to your website.
To that end, I’ve removed Analytics code from this site and most of my other sites, I’ve deleted my Webmasters accounts from Google, and removed Adsense from all of my accounts. The only two things I’m keeping are souvenirs of my relationship with Google: my gmail profile & one analytics account. But even then, I may ceremonially burn them in the garden tomorrow night.
Goodbye Google, I’d like to say it’s been fun… but, really, if I never see you around, know that I’ll be doing just fine without you.
I’ve always seen those big Bunn coffee jugs in the restaurants, and wondered how on earth you get them repaired if one of the staff drops the jugs! I guess that buying separate bunn coffee makers parts is what really makes a useful coffee maker rather than just having to toss out the old maker and buy an entirely new one. Not cool, environmentally speaking. Repairs are always better.
What do you do if your coffee maker is borked?
If you like fishing, and that’s a very popular sport here in Taiwan, you’re going to spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Perhaps you’ll need protection from the UV rays in the form of one of the bimini boat tops. That is, if you’re like Taiwanese fishing enthusiasts, you do a lot of night time fishing trips! Moon burn isn’t as damaging, some how.