Archive for July, 2011
So We had arrived in Spain at about 10:30am and got to Karen’s place in Bar by around 12 mid day. First things first was to say thanks for the lift and handout a couple of things I got for Karen and Michelle from England, oxo cubes for Karen and Cadbury Flakes for Mich, as they can’t find them where they live.
Then we showed Diana, Chris and Olivia the bar where they would be sleeping (Karen and Georgette had converted it in to a lovely little place for them to stay with beds, chairs, tables and a TV for them to watch in bed if they liked.
Once they was settled in I went back over the road with Karen – as I was staying in Mich road as she currently stays at he boyfriends Carlos.
We all got our bits sorted as we wanted (I dont bother to unpack everything as I cant be bothered with trying to find homes for it all so I just got a couple of bits ready that I might need quick for walks and the beach etc.
After sitting around for a bit and having a good chat with Karen we headed of to the little beach just down the road – a nice private’ish little beach which is literally on Karen’s door step as it takes 30 seconds to walk down the road, and your on the beach
Chris was straight in the beach and we all followed but Diana and Olivia didnt want to go in to deep as Di cant swim and Olivia had never been to a beach like this before in her life! Shes only 12 (I think) and it was her first time ever abroad, first time on a plain, first time on the beach and her first time for anything like this all together!
So on the 15th July I was whizzed of to Standard airport at 5am in the morning to catch our fight to Santiago Airport in sunny Spain to spend 10 days in a small place called Bar which is in Pontedeume, Galicia (North East Spain). But my holiday started the night before as I didnt sleep a single z due to staying up all night watch TV and chatting with Olivia until about 2am when she finally feel asleep lol
I guess I should mention the fact that I went on holiday with Diana (my aunty) Chris (Diana’s friend) and Olivia (Chris’s daughter), and it was a laugh from the minuet I got to Chris’s house as all we was doing was messing about and making sure they all had bags under the allowed weight by Ryanair (15kg).
When we landed in Spain my friends and family (Karen, John, Michelle and Carlos) where waiting to pick us up. The journey back to Karen’s (my aunty how lives in Spain) in Bar takes about an hour (I think lol) and its got some lovely scenery to look at (and a crashed lorry, I think the driver was ok but his parking skill was not so good lol) which passes the time quite nicely
Once we got to the beach not far from Karen’s we pulled over at a bar for a drink and to show Diana, Chris and Olivia the massive beach (pics to come as I aint put em on my PC yet), where Karen told Chris how to say C**T in Spanish and Diana — without knowing what she was saying — shouted it out rather loudly, which as you can imagine got us some quite funny/strange looks from the people sitting on the tables around us ROFL!
After the ball of laughs we all had at the bar, we went to have a quick look at the massive beach over the road as it was practically empty, unlike last year, when it was more full then a tin of sardines! Once we had taken in the lovely view, we piled back in to the cars and made our way to Karen’s house in Bar.
Google +1 Black Hat SEO Scamers In Full Swing! | The Official Weblog of Nathaniel Bailey http://t.co/lTL1fw6
So now that everyone has got to install the Google +1 buttons on there sites we have been starting to see a whole range of Black Hat SEO Scamers come out in full swing!
For example here is part of an email I have literally just got from a spammy link building site I had signed up to some years back (actually this is what inspired me to write this post!):
We’re beta testing a brand NEW Google +1 service. Google +1 is Google’s new game changing way of incorporating social media with search rankings. We have a limited amount of inventory. It will be a few weeks before we have any more open inventory. They all come from unique IPs and real google user profiles.
There are 3 options:
1st Option – Starter Package – 100 +1s for $199 – 5 Packages Left
It usually takes about 3 to 5 days after your project is started to fulfill 100 +1s. Projects will typically be started within 72 hours depending on how backed our team is at the time.
The other packages they offer are the same as the above but with more +1s offered, but still in the same time frame!
We all know this is a form of black hat seo, and will simply not cut it as an seo tactic, the same as spamming Facebook likes and tweets will not help, as I’m sure google has some filters in place to combat all that type of black hat spam.
So my question to Google is… Has this already been planed for? And how is google A. Going to know what +1s have been built by some black hat service to manipulate rankings and B. What will google do with such sites and findings?
Not only is this a rant and dig at the pathetic so called seo service providers that are already trying to spam the new Google +1, but its also a warning to people NOT to take up on such offers because…
A. Google +1 is new and in testing for how it will effect the serps, if it will at all!
B. I’m quite sure Google would have seen sites and services like this coming, so they will most likely have filters set in place to pick up on the sites that start to abuse +1s
C. Its a big waste of money!
D. The people that offer such services clearly dont know what they are talking about so simply DON’T TRUST THEM!
Thats it on the subject for now, but I will be looking into other black hat +1 services which have already been started such as sites that have been created for people to signup and share/swap +1s, which I guess is more grey hat rather then black hat, but if abused it could end badly IMO!
Thanks to the kind courtesy of Game Servers Live, I now have a new CSS Surf Death Match server!
You can find the server by searching for either the IP or name “126.96.36.199:27015 GameServersLive.co.uk Surf DM Heaven!” to view its stats and join to play some fun surf maps, and with a parachute mod for a laugh! (only a test to see how it goes) you sure to have some giggles on the server once you get going
Surf Map Details:
Currently I have a large selection on surf maps on random rotation, along with options for admins and plays to do map votes, so please join in and let me know which maps you would like removing and / or adding!
Team Death Match Details:
As the name said, the server is also set on team death match, as no one likes to have to site around waiting for a new round when your on a surf server! So please let me know if anything needs tinkering with to have better settings for that, such as spawn protect and so on.
Other Server Mods, Setting & Details:
Along with being a surf death match css server, you can also enjoy the fun of a parachute mod, which may stay on may go as its just a bit of fun to test if people enjoy the server with it on or off!
Instantly have full money in order to buy all the weapons you want round after round! I may also add mod in order to make all weapons free for those surf maps that dont have a good weapons supply (in other words for the maps where the weapons dont come back once taken the first time), but as with all my servers, the choice is yours so please feel free to comment on how you would like it done!
Apart from that (and a list of current surf maps, which I will add in a minute), I think I have covered everything thats needed
And as always I am more then happy to do some admin slots and reserve slots for people for £2 per month, or £4 per month for both along with a link on my lovely site
If you would like admin or a reserved slot please use the donate page and post a comment to let me know your paypal transaction ID along with your game details in order for me to add you to the correct list.
Current Surf Map List:
As I said above, this is in a random order and players are able to vote for the next map so please dont take this as the current map order as there is no set order for maps on this surf death match server!
Please feel free to post the maps you feel should be removed and any new maps you would like to see on the server (I will try to update it at least once a week for new maps requested). If you are requesting a map please try to give me a url where I can download it from to save time in my getting the new maps on the server as per your requests
Nath’s Banner Ad Rotator – Check out my new banner rotation script! ITS FREE! | The Official Weblog of Nathaniel Bailey http://t.co/Kh8gt11
This is the latest of my free website scripts, a banner ad rotator!
With Nath’s Banner Ad Rotator you can add as many different banner rotations to your site as you like by simply copy and paste a couple of lines of code! Thats right, its a simple as that!
So now I have your attention, lets tell you a little about how the script works and what you need to do to add your banner ads to Nath’s Banner Ad Rotator.
First of all Let me tell you, this is as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1) All you need to do is add your banner / ad images and urls into the “ads.js” files.
2) Add a two lines of code to your sites header and footer file.
3) Add a line of code where you want your banner ad rotator to display!
See as simple as 1, 2, 3! Now you have a great banner ad rotator on your site which you can easily place anywhere site wide or on single pages.
Upload all the folder “Naths-Ad-Rotator” and all its files to your root folder (public_html / www).
Add the following to your header file (or what ever file you have your default / site wide header tags in as follows (Remember to change the path to suite where you have uploaded the script!):
Add the following to your footer file, or what ever the last file is to open on your site. This is important as it will make the images display instantly rather then once the whole page is loaded:
Edit the file called “ads.js” to change my banners with your own image and link url’s for your banners to display rather then mine! The file has comments in it to let you know whats what,so you dont need to worry if your not very code literate
Simply add the following lines of code where you want to display each banner rotation on your site:
<a id=”imageurl” name=”imageurl” target=”_blank”><img src=”Rotating1″ id=”Rotating1″ name=”Rotating1″ onmouseover=”StopRotation();” onmouseout=”RotateImages();”/></a>
<a id=”imageurl2″ name=”imageurl2″ target=”_blank”><img src=”Rotating2″ id=”Rotating2″ name=”Rotating2″ onmouseover=”StopRotation();” onmouseout=”RotateImages();”/></a>
If you want to make more then just the one or two different banner ad rotations simple change the numbers in the above and follow the next section!
Failing if the demos above stop working (due to site changes and I move the files) you can see the script in action by scrolling up and looking at the rotating ads in the sponsored section
How to add more banner ad rotators:
If you would like to add different banners for different parts of your site simple follow these rules!
Find these lines of code in the file “ads.js”
//Banner Set One
b.src = a[currentImage];
d.href = c[currentImage];
//Banner Set Two
e.src = a[currentImage];
f.href = c[currentImage];
Once you have these located simple duplicate “//Banner Set One” and work you way throw the alphabet!
So for a thred set of banner ads you would quite simple place the following after the above lines of code:
//Banner Set Three
g.src = a[currentImage];
h.href = c[currentImage];
Simply complete the above for adding new code to display the new banner ad rotator’s’.
All the file in my scripts come fully commented in them to let you know whats what,so you dont need to worry if your not very code literate
Simply edit what I have told you to edit in that file, leave the comment tags, don’t change anything other then the urls you need to to display your banners in the banner ad rotator, and you should be fine!
As always this is another free script so please feel free to donate and help towards my coding and hosting costs by donating via this link www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/donate.
Last of all, please remember to leave a banner link to my site if you use Naths banner Ad Rotator, so to show your support and help spread the word!
So we have some great news from Rackspace hosting services! Rackspace have launched their award winning Managed Cloud product, and have some great offers in store for the opening launch if you signup before 31st August 2011 via our links!
Rackspace are the winner of the Cloud Computing World Series Awards for best SMB product of 2011, the Cloud Servers come with a Managed Service Level product which extends the Rackspace world class managed services from their Managed Hosting offering to their UK Cloud products.
To celebrate the launch of Cloud Servers with a Managed Service Level Rackspace have an introductory offer consisting of the first month’s account management fee (worth £65) for free if customers sign up before 31st August 2011! Be sure to utilise this great introductory offer within your promotional materials.
If you are not already part of the Rackspace programme and wish to know more, please feel free to click throw to the site via this link: Rackspace Managed Cloud
To top it off I am offering my own little incentive for people to order! I will be giving out £20 cashback per sale for everyone that orders a Managed Cloud Hosting service from Rackspace before the 31st August 2011! This will be paid via your paypal account as soon as I get the confirmation and funds from Rackspace (as they paid me per sale I generate and so I feel its only right you earn a cut of that too )
Happy shopping and I hope you enjoy the top hosting services from Rackspace along with my cashback offer. Don’t forget, this offer ends 31st August 2011!
Here’s that link again: Rackspace Managed Cloud
The much awaited BF3 map pack for Back To Karkand is finally here!…