Archive for March, 2007

Vonage

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

I have Vonage Voip service, sort of. It’s pretty standard for users to be equipped with linksys adapters so they can use a standard phone with their VOIP service. A little over a year after we moved abroad, our adapter broke. They aren’t available in our local retail and the shipping is a bit prohibitive.

The choice we made was to stay with Vonage using the lowest priced package, our friends and Family back in North America can still call for free and leave a message. We can retrieve the messages over the internet. We have outgoing VOIP with a local provider that is reasonably priced as well.

This is all kind of boring, sorry about that. The reason that I was reminded of Vonage is because they are in the news. It seems they have been given a 1 in 3 chance of failing as a company.

Work At Home Opportunity

Monday, March 26th, 2007

I saw an unusual job opportunity posted on www-transcription.net the other day. It wasn’t the usual telecommuting transcription of soundfiles.

It was an unpaid internship that entailed transcribing video interviews of fashion models. There was an indication of paid work later on if an applicant excelled at the work.

Alexa Ranking Update

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Putting the Alexa widget in my sidebar may or may not have triggered the ranking of this site.

6,681,768 ???

I honestly didn’t know that there were that many websites on the Internet. Oh, well I guess a ranking that poor makes this site a great test subject for experiments. I recently saw an improvement of over 100,000 places for another site of mine. The widget may have helped with that as well. I did some social networking with that site as well.