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10.31pm: Blog becomes self aware and tries to conquer planet Earth

With a plot that sounds more like an upcoming movie whose name i can’t remember it has all the hallmarks of a big hit. Advanced computer system gains self awareness and tries to wipe out all humans it comes into contact with with mankind only being saved after adrenaline racing high action scenes where our heros overcome the system only in the nick of time.

Thats kind of the story of my blog too in a way, just lacking the action, the hero and the big budget special effects. You see while it didn’t become self aware, it did turn nasty and try to ban everyone it came into contact with, sometimes repeatedly (sorry ChickyBabe). In my attempts to fix the problem i inadvertantly crashed WordPress to the point that it was left displaying countless lines of can’t access blah blah at line blah and it was only a sudden stroke of inspiration using ftp to delete the offending files that allowed me to restore the blog to life, admitedly with the theme back in white instead of the far more interesting blue.

After some research, reading and playing with stuff i have learnt now that my antispam plugin isn’t compatable with all themes and those that aren’t compatable produce unpredictable results like not posting comments and banning visitors for no real reason. Hopefully things are back to normal, or as close to normal as i can get, having only a nodding aquaintance with normality.

Monkey on Meth

It was only this time last week that i was lamenting my lack of inspiration for writing online, that i couldn’t find anything to write about and then fast forward to today and i am positing mutiple times a day like a monkey on meth. I am not sure how long until I am on the come down the other side but in the mean time i am trying not to over post.

The really frightening thing is that i could have posted another 3 entries today.

What google adsense says about you

In a remotely academic kind of way I like to keep track of what my Google Adsense advertisements display, more out of interest than anything else. Lately mine have had the following come up:

Bowling Balls
Stop Barking Dogs
Get your boyfriend back, love spells guaranteed to work
Blogging

Its strange how the keywords work, there isn’t anything that really relates to my entries as such, sure the dog barks occassionally and i mention it less often and yes i did go bowling once but its not really what my blog is about. And that means visitors aren’t going to normally be interested in the ads which means they aren’t going to click them which means …. I don’t make money.

Not making money bad, I have a dream where one day if i am really lucky one day this blog might support itself to the extent that it pays its hosting fees. Or at least a chunk of it. But until i can successfully appeal to the bowling crowd who want their boyfriend and their barking dog back to blog about, its not going to happen

Sometimes the ads are interesting

Its interesting sometimes watching what ads appear in the google adsense boxes on my website. At present it seems obsessed with of all things air conditioners which is strange, i don’t own one (other than in the car) or talk about them. Yet google’s keywords suggest that air conditioning is excuse the pun, the coolest thing for my visitors to see. Odd.

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