Sunday, February 8, 2009

Earn $500 for uploading 500 pictures on PixMac

Pixmac pictures is a micrstok site. A site where you get pictures and stock photo with royalty free rights.  Pixmac is starting a unique promotion - offering all contributors an opportunity to get money for their pictures even before they’re sold.

This is a great opportunity for photographers like us.

From 1st February 2009, all contributors who upload their pictures on Pixmac will get a $500 sales guarantee for 2 years for every 500 approved pictures.

In case to get the cash immediately, there is another option that is to get $100 for every 500 approved pictures - before having had any sales. Portfolios preferred include high quality pictures with people or isolated objects on a white background. This unique opportunity lasts until 28th  February 2009.

Please find excerpt of exact description about the uploading in their own works.  :

Detailed conditions

The contributor can choose from 2 options.


$500 sales guarantee for 2 years for every 500 pictures uploaded and approved on Pixmac. This means that in 2 years Pixmac will give you $500 even if your sales are 0.


$100 for every 500 pictures uploaded and approved on Pixmac immediately after the 500th picture is approved. This will be an advance payment on the first $100 earned on those pictures.  Pixmac accepts the risk of selling these pictures and in the event that no sales are made, the contributor will retain the money.

If you like to read more, please check Get $500 for 500 pictures on Pixmac!

Ok here are couple of important things about PixMac and photo uploading.

  1. Please register to PixMac first.
  2. Then click on Sell Images and Upload Pictures.
    1. Please be prepared with following important things:
      1. Keywords : Five keywords describing your photograph.
      2. Title: Interesting and attention catching title.
      3. Description: Describe information about your photo.
  3. Make sure you disable “automatic keywording”
  4. For every picture/photograph, make sure to hit “Save and Send for Approval”.
  5. They provide two ways to upload pictures. HTTP upload using browser and FTP Upload using FTP.

Hope this will help you.

Best of luck…!!!Pixmac pictures









Friday, February 6, 2009

Google Gmail New Feature multiple panes inside mail box

Google has come out with another cool feature in its ubiquitous mail application GMail. It is multiple panes inside mail box.

It is interesting that Google is bringing out more interesting features for GMail like
  • Offline Gmail
  • New Shiny Buttons and drop down boxes for various actions
  • Themes and colors to decorate the email box
  • Color Palette for Labels
  • Add any gadgets by URL
  • etc...
Some of these are already available and remaining are part of GMail Labs. Well , not all the features of Google Labs will work on all of the browsers. As well as , if these features are not liked or need modifications, it can be taken away. But still, there are lots of cool functionality for online email application here. The latest feature from Labs is to display multiple panels in your mail inbox. GMail team call it as the Multiple Inboxes. Interestingly it allows you to open different emails in different pane. Help you organize your mail box conversation thread wise. In turn improve readability and productivity. Plus it is fun. :D)
  • How to enable Multiple Inboxes in GMail?
    • First go to your gmail and click on settings.
    • Then choose Labs Tab.
    • Find "Multiple Inboxes"
    • Then click "Enable" radio box.
    • And click on save changes button at the bottom of settings panel.
    • Once you save changes, check for a small green Lab container sign on top right corner.
    • Also you will notice a new tab on Settings Panel. It is Multiple Inboxes.
  • How to configure your multiple Inboxes?
    • Change to Multiple inboxes tab
    • Below you will find the various personalization attributes for configuration:
    • You will notice five panes with two text boxes filled with is:starred and is:drafts.
    • It will allow you to choose maximum page size. That is total number of mails/items per pane.
    • Next thing it will let you do is to choose where the extra pane would be positioned.
    • You can configure panes to show mail items grouped under labels, or to display mail folders or to check chat records
    • Play with it and come up with your choice of mail box.
  • How does GMail with Multiple Inboxes look like?
    • The picture is worth 1000 words. Here you go...
Another interesting fact is that Octavian "Vivi" Costache the Software Engineer who has developed this feature has implemented this cool Labs feature in his 20% time. This feature will allow to reduce time monitoring important messages that may end up getting filtered away and focusing on more important conversation. Enjoy...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Economic turmoil and technology in America

I have read this great thoughtful blog on current state of technology in America. This is a blog post on "The View From OutSide my Tiny Window" with title "Post 81: Some Thoughts on the State of Technology in America" from The Logistician. I have liked it so much that I have dugg that story and writing my thought blog on it.

The reason I have liked the thoughts and blog post is that I truly believe that technology would definitely help to improve life of common people and will bring better economic prosperity. Another reason, very recently I have read in one of the magazine the statement of a big technology giant's CEO. He was stating that the way Detroit auto industry been outpaced by foreign industry it may happen that technology industry will also one day over taken by countries who are across the pond. Since reading that open letter thoughts, my mind is trying to gauge the gravity of such situation and any possible solutions. Here are some of my humble opinions and thoughts.

In the light of the latest economic depressing recession which has infected by housing and credit crunch. It has led to further demise of Car manufacuturers in Detroit and financial institutes along with bringing down individual families as consumers. In this situation, it is very important for America and its technical industry to take a pause and to look beyond next 10 years horizon.

First and foremost, the technology industry should perform and improve on the most basic aspect is to develop strength of basic technology industry. Then to innovate on new technology front. Follow this with grand education plan which will educate this and next generation. While doing this adapt to new economic model which is building up now with better infrastructure, new energy grids and future enhancement which is happening in information technology and artificial intelligence. This economic model will definitely bring out stronger financial sector and may lead to more owning of Government.

It is the fact that America has been super power due to its technological advancement and innovative vision of American leaders and faithful practice of American followers in past decade. To continue in future, in these present days of economic turmoil we all have to think that we have to embrace Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics once again. We have to dust ourselves and re-innovate on the technology front inspiring the budding bright scientific adventurers. This time we hope that we will make it more environment friendly, energy dependent on natural resources and health friendly.

Fortunately the internet make it easy to learn and our current generation is already adopted it very well.

There are more brilliant people around here, who may throw more light on prospering technology industry for better future of America. But do consider that this "common person" is willing to complete his squirrel share of work .

What do you think would help technology sector in America and in turn world to prosper better ?

Please share your thoughts !!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Firefox Extension SEO Workers Analysis Tool

I have found one new firefox extension. It is for SEO. Of course no wonder. But it is useful. Simple to install as usual for firefox extensions. Easy to use. Open a website in Firefox. Right click on web page and choose "SEO Workers Analysis Tool". Yeah, it is that simple.

Well, let me start from where world begins. You can get SEO Workers Analysis tool at Professional Organic SEO & Web Site Design Consultants website. It is free to install. It allow to perform basic SEO analysis. There are couple of other SEO tools which are interesting, useful and professional. Those are SEO Analysis Tool, Online Spell check Tool, Markup (Code) & Accessiblity Validators. Plus there are informative tutorials to compliment SEO information.

After clicking on SEO Workers Analysis Tool, it brings another web page with results grouped as below:

  • General status;

  • Meta tags listing;

  • Meta tags analysis;

  • General web page analysis;

  • The page displayed within search engine results;

  • Keywords found in the anchor tags;

  • Keywords found in the image 'alt' attribute text;

  • Keywords found on the page;

  • URLs found in the page;

  • Headers returned from the server;

  • Spell-check your web site;

  • SEO Books and Tools;

  • Search Engine College.

The analysis results are basic but useful for initialization of next steps towards serious SEO work.

There are lots of tools out there...Do you know any of SEO tools which you use frequently and happy with results ? Please do share.