Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today's top story: Ryanair "anti-crisis" plan

Here some amusing news which I actually like very much, probably a “nice” proof of the financial world crisis force.
“Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying and the carrier was looking at maybe installing a coin slot on the toilet door”(BBC)
There is something that personally I hate the most when flying: just matter of seconds after the take-off when the safety belt light is off, the first thing the passengers do, is to leave their seats and go to the toilet. Practically you are not well-installed in your seat and they rise up and start walking back and forth through the plane.
But now, hope this plan of the Dublin based company will lead to the following effects:
"Charging people to go to the toilet might result in fewer people buying overpriced drinks on board, though - that would serve Ryanair right."
Ryanair confirmed also the plan to close all of its airport check-in desks by the end of the year in a bid to reduce the cost of its flights.

Not bad, at least remains a low cost company and as long as the planes land, everything is fine (compared to previous post:)


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Turkish plane crashes near Amsterdam Schiphol airport, 9 killed. Flight TK 1951 wreck

Sad, but I had to post this news because of (1) being a follower of National Geographic "Air Crash Investigation" and (2) "witnessing" the today event (not in real time at site, but one hour later and around the crash scene).
(CNN) -- A Turkish passenger jet crashed as it tried to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 55, Dutch airport authorities have said.
The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, which had 127 passengers and seven crew members according to the airline, broke into three pieces on impact in a field near Schiphol Airport. Flight 1951 was arriving at Schiphol from Istanbul, Turkey, when it went down around 10:40 a.m. (4:40 a.m. ET). It came to rest in a farmer's field about 500 yards short of the runway, near the major A9 highway.
-At least three crew were among the dead.
"There are still three crew members in the cabin," said Bob Steensma of the Dutch Justice Department. "I'm sorry to say they are dead. We leave them there because we have to investigate the cockpit before we take the cockpit apart."
All the passengers, however, had been removed from the plane as of about 5 p.m., officials said. Roads around the crash site had been blocked to traffic.
-Witnesses said they saw the nose of the plane pitch up suddenly before the crash.
-Most of the injured were seated toward the back of the plane, which sustained the most damage, a passenger on the plane told Turkish station NTV.
-The pilot was giving more power to the engines before feeling "turbulence," then a sudden drop. Crash was described as similar to a sudden impact that was over in a matter of seconds
The last fatal incident at the Amsterdam airport happened in April 1994 when a KLM aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff as it tried to return to Schiphol. Three of the 24 passengers and crew members on board were killed.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Carnival in the Netherlands, Den Bosch, pictures 21.02.09, for more, check top left sidebar

Let's call it....evening surprize.

Crissa (one of the party winners), Kara and Tuc (anonymous here)

Elvis and "the surprize" (nice pict.).

Enjoying the show (underground level:).
Part of the...crowd.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Anti-smoking campaign. Discrimination?

I will try to keep it as short as possible despite the fact that this it is a one night long discussion. A few years ago nobody cared too much, smoking was something normal and everyone was free to choose its options. Nowadays it seems that all are preoccupied about smokers. Even those who quitted smoking forgot the older times and seem to have “caught wings” and understand less and less the smoking habit. Personally I consider this a form of discrimination. On contrary, the smokers should be privileged because they pay taxes applied to tobacco commerce. Soon probably it will be cheaper to smoke marihuana in every coffeeshop than opting for usual cigarettes. Fortunately in Nederland things are still okay, the cigarette prices are not very high (4-4.5 Euro) but if understood well, in US (or other countries) it is even higher and furthermore forbidden to smoke in the street (sure, it is a public place). It's alway funny a debate between a smoker and a non smoker respectively.
Here I quote a non-smoker opinion:
I think it’s funny that people are criticizing employers’ decisions to help better their health. You might as well say, “I can’t believe my boss is not allowing me to pollute myself with toxic chemicals that may kill me and others! (sarcasm)”
But as a smoker:
Imagine that drama, winter or summer...put the coat and boots on, walk 100 meters to your freezing car, get snowy to have a cigar? Or, say it is 40 that caring, for the employer to want you to smoke in your car in those conditions?
Here another "smart" nonsmoker: Whose rights are really being violated? When smokers light up among us nonsmokers (including infants and children), we have no choice but to breathe in their toxic residue. Simply having smoking sections in restaurants does not solve the problem. This is the same as requesting to swim in the nonchlorinated end of the swimming pool.
Yeah, sure, let's remove all the cars off the streets because you get polluted!!!
Who is right? Depends on your statute, I think...


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not too many comments here. Just the surroundings (Amsterdam-Lisse-Keukenhof). Can be enjoyed in April - May (every year of course:))

I am not easily impressed, but these fields...

Flowers, flowers
Some funny and interesting drawings.


Creative writing ideas?

What do you have to do to write a successful article or post, to please the visitors and to integrate in a world of online interaction? Probably many have straight and organized ideas. I also had, initially I wanted to build up a blog about computers & IT but I figured out that I am not an IT guy (even if I am passionate in this field), actually I am doing physics. Then, what if switching to physics related topics but how many people would talk about science using blog and furthermore I have enough of physics at my work. It is observed that the “good” topics are the scandal related ones, this is proved by the fact that many people write decent and pretty nice articles which are not as successful as a post about …don’t know… a sexual scandal for example, etc. Before launching my blog it seemed that I had quite clear ideas what I had to write about,,, now the situation changed somehow because there is too much information and do not know which one is the best. Many rules recommend bloggers to address to a specific category of audience but I want to write about everything (not being “censored”). Possibly the answer would be like “OK, write about everything and then you will write only for yourself”. Maybe yes, maybe not. Who knows it?


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Amsterdam, 30.April._Queen's day, Museumplein

The same day, but approaching Leidseplein

Leidseplein, the show begins,,,a video would be much better

Part of...landscape

Red Light District - at night (when else:)

20km away from Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans-Windmills
Around Amsterdam - Keukenhof, tulips plain


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to advertise a website or blog (beginner guide)

Here are a few important ideas to keep in mind and some efficient steps to follow when promoting a blog over WWW without requiring professional support.

1. Choose a blog host (webblog, blogspot, etc).
2. Build up the site (template, design, creating and updating items)
3. Pay attention to content, structure and graphic aspect of the site.
4. Optimize blog for a correct indexation by the search engines.
5. Subscribe blog in the catalogs of various blog search engines (e.g. Technorati, BlogRankings, Blogosphere, Bloghub, Blogarama, BlogStreet, BlogCatalog, etc).
6. Advertise blog on forums, discussion groups.
7. Promote blog to high ranking search engines.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coming up soon...The Netherlands today

Economic: Does the financial world crisis affect Nederland and dutch people??? Soon, presenting a short overview of (my) interviewed people through NL and seeing what they think,,, but of course the visitors can leave a message, comment, if they feel comfortable with their job. I do not know yet...


Friday, February 13, 2009


Does anyone know a player which runs the 3gpp video files with sound as well? I've tried Mplayer, VLC and some other windows stuff, but still soundless. The 3gpp files were recorded with a Samsumg E-900.


Nuclear fusion D+T

I was just navigating through NASA website looking for the 2 Space Shuttles catastrophies (posted on mysidebar) when found out that the most powerful atomic bomb ever (called Tsar) tested by russians in 1961 had a blastpower counting 57 Megatons of TNT and amazingly was equal to 10 times weapons used in WW2. Impressive.


Why not everyone earns money on internet?!?

After spending some time reading about blogs making, business promotion and income increase (popular topics on the web) I've got some conclusions. Let's turn things on all sides and learn from the mistakes of others. We all want to make money online. There are many who are already seriously making money on the net, but there are also many who have no idea how to make even a dime. Probably you're one of them.So find out if one of your reasons are given below.
a) You are too relaxed.
You're never going to make money if you do not want to do the job. If you think that only making a blog, or by clicking on ads you make some money, you are absolutely wrong! You will be successful if made effort, if you focus on the objectives.
b) Not having the most lucrative job.
You may work hard, but if you do not do something rewarding,you do not make any money as well. If you build up a site for children and put ads on the sport, do not expect any profit from this. Children do not have credit cards, or PayPal accounts!
c) Hoping to make money just from one place.
This is probably one of the most common reasons why people do not earn money on the internet. They put the AdSense ads on their site and wait for the people to give clicks on them, or sell products that are not so attractive. Why not try to combine things? Make affiliate marketing, advertise CPC ads and sell the ads through the distribution system of Internet.
d) You think you can make $ 1000 in one hour by e-books (electronic books).
Making dozens of dollars in one hour is impossible, and the also the methods outlined in this article do not always go. These e-books (electronic books) can trick you many times, therefore do not expect to make tons of money in an hour, especially if you're a beginner in online business. Remember this saying: If it is too good to be true, then probably is not true. Thus you will not waste your time joining up all sorts of newsletters or reading all kinds of e-book sites (electronic books).
e) Do not expect to earn a lot of money without spending even a penny.
I do not mean you can not make money with a blog for free, but do you think you can make $ 1000 or more without the expense of promotion? You can tell friends about your site and thus may increase its position in search engines, take also high positions in sites of social bookmarking (if the site content is interesting) but does not go too far unless invest. You are not convinced yet??? Okay, let's say you're very good at writing articles and promoting your site. But you have to be unique and have a strong design of you website (blog) in order to get noticed. I guess you did not think that people prefer sites with white background and Times New Roman font.And if even now you're still not convinced, remember that time is money. So, if you have not invested time yet and haven't spent anything, you can not claim to make money.
f) Stay focussed!!!
For example one day you may be very excited and you promote your new site, but the next day the excitement is gone and you are going to quit in improving the site. If you think so, do not expect to make money. Concentrate on the things you proposed if you really want not to strive in vain.
g) You do not wish to learn.Hmmm, this is a big obstacle against the success. If you believe you know enough and limit yourself to only what you know, probably will not get anything. Try new technologies, experiment yourself, learn! Test new ideas. Anyway, you have nothing to lose. Now just sit and think. Do not you make money on the internet because of the reasons listed above? If so,it's time to focus, to be more open and creative to knowledge!What do you think? Some other ideas??? Maybe not.


Starting your own online business

Dealing with traffic:
The Internet contains an overwhelming amount of information and we feel somehow...lost. For that reason names like Google, Yahoo, etc., just rose up to make our life easier but (still)sometimes in our search we are not able to find easy what we look for. For example many people want to make money using the internet but not all of them are skilled to succeed. Subsequently, those who succeed do not share any kind of reliable information describing the way they manage to develop so well,,,excepting the case when you pay (and not sure even then).
For someone who is quite new to Internet marketing, traffic or lack thereof, is certainly one of the most frustrating challenges could be faced in building a business. One of the things that is somehow frustrating and even irritating is when those who have become experts on traffic generation or whose websites enjoy an abundance of traffic, try to tell the rest of people that getting traffic really is very simple. I do not think it is. If it were, a whole lot more people would be making money. Of course getting traffic is simple once you've established your business and developed a recognized brand. But when you're in the midst of building a business, the issue of getting traffic to your website is a hard nut to crack.
As part of us know, often, those who are successful "traffic generators" will throw out some old, dry bones, but will never tell you the real story. Very few people will come right out and tell you that there is really no way to develop targeted traffic (and that's the only kind that matters) easily or quickly, short of a couple of strategies. The development of targeted traffic ultimately takes time.
Personally I don't believe that there is any way to generate website traffic quickly and when I say quickly, I mean within 60 days, unless you do one of two things: buy it (Use pay per click. Other "pay for traffic" services are not worth a few seconds of your time, nor any of your money!) or enter into a joint venture with somebody who already has a sizable and responsive list. There are of course, exceptions to every rule, but generally speaking, these are the two best ways to get immediate, significant traffic.
I think that often, advisors are hesitant to tell you that developing your business costs money. Free traffic generation methods are okay, in fact they're wonderful for building long-term traffic generation (which is what you ultimately want), and in the case that you don't have seed money to begin But, free traffic generation strategies take a lot longer to achieve the desired results. If you don't need to make money right away, then that's okay. But most people with whom I come in contact in Internet marketing are looking for pretty quick results. Again, if it's quick traffic you need, buy it (PPC) or find a JV partner.
P.S.: If anyone thinks differently, please feel free to come up with new ideas.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shortly about blog

A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting), which are part of a wider network of social media.Source: Wikipedia.

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