May 29th., 2002
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- Want Higher SE
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- Spam Proliferates
- Keyboard Tips
- Free Training Course of The Week: Back
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- E-Commerce Term Of The Week: ASCII Art
4. A Touch of Humor: Religious
900 Million HINJEWS
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7. Feature Article: Just Say "No"
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eBook: Six Deadly Small Business Marketing Mistakes
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important part of ranking well in the search engines is to get the best keyword
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Do a search on the keyword/phrase you want to rank well on, in the search engine
you want to rank well in.
Note the URL of the top 2 or 3.
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Paste in the URL's of the top-ranking sites you have selected, together with the
keyword/phrase. Check the keyword densities, and then run the same exercise with
your OWN URL
Compare the density figures for the top-ranking sites and your own. Then modify
your content so that your URL produces a similar figure
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long ago, we took Hotmail and Yahoo! to task for sending unsolicited bulk
commercial email (a good definition of spam). Now another of the 'big boys' have
joined the sad collection of those who don't respect you. This from Dana
Blankenhorne's excellent newsletter,
is Amazon.Com, which crossed the line from semi-spam (sending former customers
e-mails without explicit permission) to full-on spamming for
"prospecting" purposes. As proof I offer into evidence an e-mail from
"email@example.com," sent on behalf of such companies as
Target, J. Crew, and Toys R Us, to firstname.lastname@example.org, a non-existent address
that has never sent e-mail to anyone. The spam (yes, I will say the word spam
now in relation to Amazon, without apology) reached me after defaulting to my
these guys can't see past the next dollar, they'll continue to take us down the
road to killing off the very medium they are using.
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Use the Windows Logo key ( let's abbreviate that to 'W') plus the specified key
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Pressing and holding the Windows Logo key (W) while typing the letter
"E" is shown below as "W+E."
W. Opens the Start menu
W+A Opens Accessibility Options if installed
W+C Opens the Control Panel
W+E Opens Windows Explorer
W+F Finds a file or folder
W+CtrlF Finds a computer on a network
W+I Opens the mouse properties
W+K Opens the keyboard properties
W+L Logs on and off Windows
W+M Minimizes all windows
W+ShiftM Undoes the minimize all action
W+P Opens the Print Manager
W+R Displays the Run dialog box
W+S Enables or disables the Caps Lock key
W+V Views the clipboard
W+F1 Displays Windows help
W+Break Displays the system properties
W+Tab Activates open programs in order
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Term of the Week: ASCII art
art form developed through the use of ASCII
characters. ASCII art runs the gamut from simple little doodads in someone’s
sigfile to complicated random-dot 3-D stereogram images that are quite
here to see one that'll knock your socks off!"
4. A Touch of
MERGER CREATES 900 MILLION HINJEWS
Attainment of Nirvana Still Goal, But Not So Important That You Should Miss
Cousin Vijay's Bar Mitzvah
Delhi, India (SatireWire.com) — Hinjew leaders today conceded the merger of
Hinduism and Judaism has not worked out as planned, as instead of forming a
super-religion to fight off the common Islamic enemy, they have instead created
a race of 900 million people who, no matter how many times they are
reincarnated, can never please their mothers.
paper, this was a textbook alliance — two smaller competitors join forces to
take on a larger adversary," said New Delhi resident Chandra Gopan.
"But the synergies are just not there. For instance, I still believe I must
pursue my own dharmic path to ultimate happiness, but when I get there, I just
know my mother will find something wrong with it."
officers, in particular, have found assimilation difficult. "We were all
excited at first, especially about the Kama Sutra parts, but it's not going to
work," Israeli Col. Benyamin Telluk said at a joint press conference with
Indian officers. "I mean, just this morning, I was showing Col. Bhadrak
here pictures of my family, and he said my wife was a cow."
said his wife reminds me of a cow," Bhadrak explained.
you've said it again!" screamed Telluk.
a compliment!" answered Bhadrak.
across the world, meanwhile, said they also were too busy dealing with
integration to worry about Pakistanis, Palestinians, or any other opponents.
it's not the big issues, like is there one God or are there many? It's the
little things," said New York City Hinjew Nathan Feldman. "Like my
Hindu half acknowledges that this world is full of suffering, but my Jewish half
just goes on and on about it."
WHAT'S WRONG WITH A NICE HINJEW GIRL?
most agreed that even if other issues could be overcome, maternal obstacles to
Hinjuism would always exist.
my former self was killed in a car accident," said the late Gori Bhupendra
of Madras. "But I had good karma, so I was reincarnated this morning into
the Vaisya caste. To me, this is a step up, right?"
Bhupendra's former Sudras mother tracked him down.
says, 'Oh, Vaisya now, is it? Very nice. Of course, your former brother is a
Ksatriya, but he was always an overachiever.'"
Muslim nations, citing the difficult Hinjew merger, said they have discontinued
talks with the world's largest religion to form Chrislam.
wouldn't have worked anyway," said Imam Satra Mohammed of Damascus.
"The first time we drank the communion wine, we would have all had to kill
© 2002, SatireWire
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7. Feature Article
Just Say "No"
by Dr. Donald E. Wetmore
I used to put everyone else's requests and needs first and if there was any time
left over at the end of the day for what I needed and wanted to do, that was
acceptable. That is until I began to realize that if you and I are going to be
effective time managers, we have to stay away from allocating our time solely on
the basis of those who demand it. Instead, if you and I are going to be
effective time managers, we have to allocate our time on the basis of those who
I don't mean this in any negative or arrogant way. It's just you have limits to
the amount of time you have to spend and so one of the most powerful words in
your Time Management vocabulary is the word, "no". Almost everyone you
encounter will think they have a better idea about how you should be spending
your time. It doesn't make others bad. It's just the way the world works. If
there is a void in your Time Management life, someone, or many for that matter,
will jump in to fill that spot. The problem is that they do not have the full
understanding of where you are taking your life and if you keep saying
"yes", they will continue to take up your time, possibly keeping you
from accomplishing what you really want to do.
"No" is sometimes difficult to say because you have been taught
differently. You have been taught to say, "yes", to please, to serve,
and to accommodate. There is nothing wrong with saying "yes" most of
the time, but occasionally there is a line you choose not to cross, when saying
"yes" is really not the best use of your time to get you to where you
need and want to be.
If you had unlimited amounts of time, you could "yes" all the time to
everyone. But you don't. You have 24 hours each day, 7 days a week for a total
of 168 hours. And you get to spend that time only once, so you have to spend it
I have listed seventeen ways here to say "no". Don't let me put the
words in your mouth. Take the ones you like, change them around and you use the
words that are comfortable for you. The point is, if you are ever in a position
when you can never say "no", then you are always saying
"yes", and like the song says, "If you don't stand for something,
you will fall for everything".
"I'm sorry. That's not a priority for me right now."
"I can't help you on this now, but I can get to it next week. Would that be
"I have so much on my plate now I don't know when I can get to it. But I do
know someone over here who can help you now."
"Before I take this on for you, let me show you a few things so that you
might be able to do it yourself."
"I have made so many commitments to others, it would be unfair to them and
you if I took on anything more at this point."
"If I can't give you a ride to the school dance on Friday, how else would
you get there safely?"
"I don't know how soon I can help you on this, but I will get back to you
as soon as I am free to help you."
"I'm sure we're close enough that when I say "no" you'll
understand it's for a good reason."
"Sure I can help you with your request as long as we both agree and
understand that the item I agreed to do for you yesterday is going to have to
"Before I take this over from you, what do you think we ought to do about
"I've got good news and bad news. The good news is, I sure can do that for
you. The bad news is, I'm so overloaded with everything else, I've become
delirious and have been lying about my commitments."
"When I get overwhelmed like I am now, I remove every third person who asks
me for something, from my "Good Friends List" and the second person
"Thanks for thinking to ask me, but, no thanks."
"I would like to help you out on this but you understand I don't have the
resources available to do the right job for you."
"Now that's the type of thing I would love to help you on if only I had the
"Just like you, I get overloaded sometimes and have to tell some very
special people, "no". This is one of those times."
And as you speak, smile.
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