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Kooza DVD and Cirque C&D Letter

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Published on: September 17, 2008

This is my first post, using the Windows Live Writer application. It’s a free tool by Microsoft to make blog posts, supporting various blogging platforms beyond Windows Live Spaces. It was able to determine the blog layout and I can now see right when I type this, how it will probably look on the site. Another important feature, which made me giving Live Writer a shot, is the nice image upload feature via FTP. If all goes well, images that I insert here into the editor should be transferred over to my web server and the post in Blogger should refer to the images web URL instead of the local file on my hard-drive. Lets see how it works out :). They have a dedicated web site, an open SDK?? and a gallery with already 97 plug-ins available for download and use with the new Writer tool. I was able to configure the Writer for this blog (using classic Blogger with FTP to push to my servers), with SearchEngineJournal.com (WordPress), but not with ReveNews.com. I think that the problem with ReveNews.com has not to do with the Writer, but the configuration of the ReveNews.com blog itself, which is also using WordPress, like SEJ, where it worked instantly. Post Reason No. 1 Okay, but this is not the reason for my post. There are actually two much more significant reasons. Lets start with the first, which is much simpler and explained in no time, compared with reason number two. I got[…]

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YouTube, Depeche Mode and Infringement of Crap

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Published on: June 10, 2008

I am really mad! Things get worse more and more. I still did not have the time to write my planned article about the current issues with the existing copyright laws and their inadequacy for the real social web world of today.I am staring since Saturday at a suspended YouTube account of mine (my main one at YouTube.com/CarstensVlog). I cannot log-in to the account to check messages etc. and all of my 160+ videos under the account are not accessible. The “nice” thing is that YouTube did not even bother to send me a notification about this. They just suspended the account. I wrote them an Email and also sent a fax asking why my account was suspended and that they enable it again. I got a few hours earlier an email from YouTube about the removal of one of my videos due to infringing the copyright of Depeche Mode. I had six Depeche Mode videos uploaded under my account, five of them were the different music video and live versions of my favorite DM song “Never Let Me down Again”. The Sixth song was the 1988 live version of “Everything Counts” at the Rose bowl in Pasadena. They were all added to my account about 9 months ago.One of the DM videos was already taken down in March (3 months ago) where I asked YouTube who exactly claimed the copyright and requested to take the video down. I also asked to get a copy of the 72 user comments[…]

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Nobody will get killed at Affiliate Summit, WTF?

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Published on: April 6, 2008

I decided to make this post at my personal blog and not at ReveNews.com or Search Engine Journal. This story is definitely not worth it and getting more people spending time on it than there already are does not help anybody or chances anything. I also “nofollowed” a bunch of links in the post to prevent that I pass any SEO value to those content, if this is only a dirty “link baiting” scam.I wanted to leave a comment at Shoemoney’s blog, but he disabled comments for some reasons. I wasn’t aware of the post and the discussions that surrounded it a few weeks ago, because I was busy with getting my two laptops up and running again.Let me take a step back and tell you about the background story of this a little bit. I was at Affiliate Summit West 2008 in Las Vegas in February and had a great time. There was obviously an incident at the ShareASale “Under the stars” party at the Palms hotel and casino that I was not aware of. I was at the party, but did not notice what was going there at one point in time, which had to do with the behavior of some of the guests at that party.There were some kids from an upstart company, including its CEO and co-founders, called Tatto Media (yes, only one “o”, it’s an intended typo) who had a few drinks too much and started sexual harass some of the women at the party,[…]

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Googlefight – Karsten vs Carsten

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Published on: March 2, 2008

I stumbled across a funny gimmick tool via the John Andrew’s “SEO Secrets” page (which is also funny). It is called Googlefight.com.John used it to demonstrate that Black Hat SEO is winning the Google game over White Hat SEO. Well according to Google fight it does hehe.How does the tool work? Simple, you enter any two phrases into the specifically designed form at Googlefight.com and the tool will check the Google search results for each of the two phrases to see which one has a higher figure for estimated number pages found in the Google index. The phrase where Google returns a higher estimate wins. That’s it, no more and no less. Just for the fun of it did I initiate a Googlefight between “Carsten” and “Karsten”, which are both comon spellings of my first name. I always thought that Karsten is the more widely used spelling than how my first name is spelled, “Carsten”, with “C” and not a “K” at the beginning. So I was a bit surprised about the Googlefight results, which shows “Carsten” as the winner with 11,7000,000 results versus 8,080,000 for “Karsten”. This is a clear victory by over 3,000,000 pages. I don’t think that my internet activities, which contribute a large number alltogether might caused this unexpected result, but hey, even I did not produce 3,000,000+ pages with my name written on it hehe.Or how about a battle between “ansi art” and “ascii art”? Well, said and done. I knew already who would win[…]

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Wikipedia NOFOLLOW Argumentation – A View Back

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Published on: September 24, 2007

This was a scrap or stub on my Cumbrowski.com site with the title “What the F**k is REL=NO FOLLOW?” for a while and I decided that I remove it from there. Wikipedia is now using nofollow and the discussion is a thing of the past. However, the argumentations are still valuable as long as there is the rel=nofollow attribute out there. I decided to post the discussion here at my blog, where I have already made a number of posts that are related to Wikipedia, my activities at Wikipedia and Wikipedia issues and discussions. It’s a lot to read and not for everybody, but worthwhile for anybody who is interested in the NOFOLLOW debate in general. Cheers!Carsten aka Roy/SAC —————————————————————————————————————— Originally written April, 24th 2006 What the F**k is REL=”NO FOLLOW”? – Original Proposition Presented to WikiProject Spam on 4/17/2006. Wikipedia is not the only Site that suffers from so called “Link Spam“. Every Site and especially Blogs that offer anonymous Visitors the ability to interact, comment or contribute and often even encourage it have a common problem. People that use the features to their own personal advantage without the goal to contribute for the benefit of others. From being rare cases of abuse in the past to today’s frequent occurrences which became by now more than just annoyances. They became a problem. The same type of problem with similar reasons for it’s existence as email SPAM. Talk was not enough anymore. Tools and mechanisms had to be developed to[…]

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