October, 2008

Just Received This Email From Google Adsense

October 30, 2008 @ 11:33 am · Filed under Technology

Here’s an email I just received from Google Adsense:

Dear Publisher,

We understand that the recent economic turmoil has created a lot of uncertainty in the lives of AdSense publishers. During these difficult times, we’re continuing to invest in innovations that improve publisher monetization and advertiser value in the content network.

We’re focusing on further developing our product offerings and boosting ad performance for publishers. We recently announced advancements in AdSense for search and experiments to make ads more effective. We’re bringing DoubleClick technologies to AdSense publishers, and we’ll continue to launch new products and features. We’re also continuing to improve our offerings for AdWords advertisers, making it easier for them to target the Google content network. Features for advertisers, such as the new display ad builder, are designed to improve ad performance on AdSense publisher sites.

We’ll keep driving technological progress, but our best asset will always be our publisher partners. The strength of AdSense lies in the value of the content you bring to users and the quality of the sites you bring to advertisers. Our success is tied to yours. We look forward to partnering with you for the long term, and remain dedicated to helping you succeed.


Kim Scott
Director AdSense Online Sales & Operations

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

If they really want to reassure me, they should just tell me what the split is on my ad clicks.

UPDATE: If I was a real blogger here’s the kind of post I would have written about this email.

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Nobody Really Understands The Depth Of This Crisis Yet

October 26, 2008 @ 8:38 am · Filed under Reality

In December 1930, about a year after the great crash of 1929, John Maynard Keynes wrote:

“The world has been slow to realize that we are living this year in the shadow of one of the greatest economic catastrophes of modern history. But now that the man in the street has become aware of what is happening, he, not knowing the why and wherefore, is as full today of what may prove excessive fears as, previously, when the trouble was first coming on, he was lacking in what would have been a reasonable anxiety. He beings to doubt the future. Is he now awakening from a pleasant dream to face the darkness of facts? Or dropping off into a nightmare which will pass away?”

We are in a similar situation now.

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Finally Moved All My Old Blog Posts Over Here

October 25, 2008 @ 11:25 am · Filed under Reality

I used to have a blog on WordPress.com called Slantwise. I finally moved all the posts from there over to this blog. Here’s my favorite post from Slantwise: On The Web, You Can’t Escape Your Past.

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Jim Rogers Interview From November, 2007

October 12, 2008 @ 4:16 pm · Filed under Reality

Jim Rogers is a partner of George Soros, and a famous commodities investor. Here’s an interview with him from Bloomberg a year ago:

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More Maserati MC12

October 10, 2008 @ 12:59 pm · Filed under Reality

maserati mc12

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