Posturi de radio online shoutcast

Nu prea am avut prilejul să la codul embedded al posturile de radio online la articole de aici, dar este un început bun pentru asta: codul de mai jos vă permite să ascultaţi muzică bună (cel puţin din punctul meu de vedere) oriunde vă aflaţi în lume. Dar puteţi freca oricînd menta ascultînd muzica aici, o să fie cu siguranţă o frecare mai cu spor.

 

Butonul Google +1 (plusone)

Recent am început să observ butonul +1 al celor de la Google, m-am “lovit” de el în cîteva locuri de pe reţea… mi-a stîrnit curiozitatea şi am aflat că creatorii lui îl consideră ca prescurtare de la “asta-i destul de mişto” sau “ar trebui să vezi asta” (referindu-se la paginile web-articolele unde apare butonul) şi este folosit pentru a face publică aprobarea noastră (al celor de pe internet) despre locaţia respectivă. Ei consideră că folosirea butonului “plusunu”, împreună cu conexiunile sociale de pe internet, ar putea schimba modul în care vedeţi căutările de pe Google.

În primul rînd, pentru a putea folosi butonul 1 aveţi nevoie de un profil de la Google (ca, de exemplu, acesta), iar ceea ce se introduce folosind acest buton este păstrat într-o zonă de la profil. Această zonă poate fi făcută publică pentru toată lumea sau poate fi folosită doar pentru uz personal, în oricare situaţii este folosită pentru a păstra locaţiile pe care le găsiţi interesante pe internet (un fel de bookmark, dacă ar fi să folosesc un englezism, o arhivă a locaţiilor de pe reţea).

Mai multe informaţii despre acest lucru se pot găsi în limba engleză aici.

Caminul de ingrijire Bunul samaritean (Good Samaritean), fundatia Aliabis

Lansarea paginii: iunie 2011.

Tehnologiile și limbajele de programare folosite:

– html și javascript

– php

– mysql

– css

– ajax

Pagina este optimizată pentru motoarele de căutare, iar utilizatorul are opţiunea de a-şi completa singur şi dinamic metatag-urile. A fost realizată de către Supravirtual SRL.

Informaţii generale despre Bunul samaritean – Good Samaritean

Fundaţia Aliabis a demarat în anul 2008 un proiect de construcţie, la intrarea în localitatea Livada de Bihor, aproape de Oradea, a unui cămin pentru vîrstnici. Adăpostul social a fost inaugurat în luna ianuarie a acestui an şi poartă numele de “Good Samaritan”. Noul cămin poate găzdui până la 45 de persoane.

Au o experienţă de 25 de ani în îngrijirea bătrînilor în Statele Unite ale Americii, au experienţă în diagnosticarea diferitelor dizabilităţi fizice şi mentale specifice vîrstei. Sînt specializaţi în îngrijirea persoanelor cu Alzheimer, demenţă şi îngrijire de Hospice şi oferă 24 ore pe zi, 7 zile pe săptămînă asistenţă şi supraveghere

Alte beneficii oferite

Ei pun la dispoziţie mai mult de 1 hectar spaţiu verde unde puteţi găsi linişte, aer curat, odihnă, loc pentru plimbare şi relaxare, centrul de îngrijire este dotat cu cameră de exerciţii pentru ca locatarii să-şi petreacă timpul eficient pentru cine doreşte activităţi de interior. Oferă activităţi şi program creştin o dată sau de două ori pe săptămînă, iar grădina este oricînd la dispoziţie pentru oricine doreşte o activitate în aer liber. Acceptă persoane de orice vîrstă fără discriminare, dar locurile sînt destul de limitate.


Webdesign, software development and the client relationship

This article is not about scripts and seo guides and software code that might help you improve your web experience. This article is about another experience that’s very close related with the web: the client experience. I mean the relation that’s created between the guy or the lady that want some web project (whaterver that is) and the team that work on that (let’s consider that a team of one is still a team ).

One of the aspects of my work is this clients relationship (it’s more than a dialog, an exchange of information – in time it might become a real business relationship if it’s too long). In time I’ve watch other people reaction about the subject and two very common problems are that the people does not know what they want and they are not educated, the does not have “the web culture”. I’ll start with the second problem because the first one is something personal, it depends to every person’s mind.

This article is about people, the beneficiaries, not about their products. It’s rather easy to read some emails from the dedicated services (yahoo, gmail and a lot of other companies that offer this), it’s rather easy to search with any available search engines (google, yahoo) and to acces some web pages – these kind of things are not hard to learn for a beginner / unexperienced users. With proper training in only few days, less than one week, one person can become an expert in reading mails and search for keywords. Being a consumer of some social networks is the next step for an internet user, they might move some time in that area until he/she finally understands it.

None of these make somebody an expert with the web culture. The beginners can understand a few things about the web, they can get some tricks how to use it better, but it takes some months or perhaps years to understand how the web really works… that’s what I understant in “the web culture”.

Being a web designer and/or a project manager it’s not easy. When you get clients that know the steps necessary to create a web page, a web project or a custom software (for example) or they have strong web culture it’s a piece of cake to do your job. The problems begin when you work in the field and you’ve got a beginner or the kind of guy/chick that can’t make up his mind… and trust me, you JUST DON’T WANT something like that. A simple project that can be done in a few days is sometimes finished in weeks or months after you’ve started the work. I’ve met people that said let’s do this and that (just a few things in general) and the team had to guess what he actually wanted. I’ve also met guys that surfed the internet after ideas about their webpage, they wanted something and later, every few other days, they wanted something different because they saw something interested or shiny. I’ve met people that have got a

Every time these guys had to be told how the things really works, they had to be thought about the steps of a projects, they had to be educated about the “web culture” (the way the internet works).

You might have met some guys like these in your life time, somewhere around the globe. There are lots and lots of them. You may be one of them and you found this article by accident… and there is no problem in that. It’s ok. If you understand this it is very good, it’s an important step to learn about the tools you are using to get your life better. We can provide this… the tools and the expertise. Contact us.

The article is here.

Open source versus license versus custom software

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The debate about open source software versus licensed software is so old that I don’t think I can bring something new and relevant to that. It has been said almost anything that could be said and both side has it’s “fanatics” that are sure that their way is the best way to do.

The open source software is a computer software that is available in compiled form (when necessary) and in source code form, some copyrights reserved for the creators of the code are provided under a software licence that permits users to study, change, improve and sometimes to distribute the software. Some open source licence are gathered under the Open Source Definition and others are available within the public domain.

All the rights to a software code is reserved to their creators, that rights are changed when the owner gives them up (open source code) or sell the code (based on a legal contract to create custom software or just to buy an already existing piece of software). A licence is a legal instrument governing the usage or redistribution of the software, a typical licence grants an end-user permission to use one or more copies of the software in ways where such a use would otherwise constitute copyright infringements.

As a software engineer, a webdesigner and an end-user I had to deal with open source and licensed software as well. Usually I rely a lot on the open source software (Linux distributions, Open Office and others, including several tools to get work done), but there are moments when I pay gladly for the licences (I still need a copy of Windows to test stuff, there also are a lot of software that deserve their money several times over).

From my personal point of view, the best part of these two distinct ways to deal with the software code is that you can start a project from scratch (and get your money when delivering to the customer), but also you always can get the open sources and start customizing them to fit the requirements (it’s faster, but you are selling a service, not the code itselft and there are not so many financial benefits from that in a single project). Either way, the client gets what she/he wants and everybody is happy (or they try to be). That’s why I say that the licence software as we know it is slowly dying, nobody will be interested to buy something that does not have attached a period of support and maintenance or even improvements (as a clause in the development contract). This might stop the opposition to the open source software as they (the open source and the licence software) will emerge into services, not just some delivered code.

The article is here and here.

Web design and seo services

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Do you want a web page or a web application? Excelent. Do you have a webdesigner or a web company to create your application? Good. Use them. What about the promotions of your product on the internet after delivery? Usually, the page is realease and that’s all, the webdesigner’s job is done and it is your bussiness to get somebody to promote your page or application and to get it well-known.

It’s the year 2011 Christian era and I started creating pages (professionaly speaking) about 7 years ago. I’ve picked up some stuff about search engine optimization in the last several years, but only lately, since the beginning of the last year, I have started to give it the necessary attention. Several weeks ago I had to make some minor improvements in one older page and I was a little ashamed… it was very poorly optimized for the search engines.

We are offering these services, but I am not going to convince you in any way to come to us… all I want is to give you some piece of advice: the web designing and the seo always work great together. The best pages are the ones that promote theirselves, in the matter of their content, how they looks (the design) and, the most important, their structure. The content and the design will make the people talk about the web page or the web application, but it will not bring it in the first 10 results of the search engines.

There still are companies and webdesigners that offer web development services and seo services, I know at least a few of them. It’s a good way to make some extra money from some clients that have no idea about what is a web page and how the search engines works: to create a web page with a minimum optimization on site and to offer that optimization as an auxiliary service. This works more often than you might think, but the client will always lose something: time, money or both.

So, when you decide to get a web site or a web application put the condition when picking up somebody to work on it: that the product must contain the basics or extended optimization for the search engines on site (integrated in the application).

The article is here and here.

WordPress and the HeadSpace2 plugin

Lately, in the past few weeks, I had to configure some wordpress blogs and to design some themes for them, they were a requirement for some clients as a easy-to-use script to complete the content of their page and to improve it’s ranking on the internet.

I don’t want to tell you about what powerful tool is wordpress, I believe the most of already know that… and if you don’t know it then find out now: some people say that wordpress rules and the are right. If you know what you want and you don’t need complicated stuff (like online stores with lots and lots of products and online payment or some good looking moving or flying things in flash) than wordpress is one of the best options for you. It’s great for blogging (that’s why it’s so well known – everybody can create a blog and start writing now) and for pages that has to present several things and that don’t something very expensive. If you know what you want when the designer starts to work on your wordpress blog you can have a good result in less than a day: the installation of the script, it’s configuration and the installation of the plugins, even the theme if you use one of the several existing tools on the market.

For the moment I want to stop and dedicate this entry to a specific plugin that’s a great tool for the search engine optimization part of the blog. The wordpress scripts come with some seo facilities but their beauty is that they can always be improved by using plugins, and everyone can create his/her own plugin and to install in on his/her blog (unless it’s on wordpress domain – it’s their domain, they make the rules, you can’t just any kind of plugins).

They say here about the HeadSpace (the subject of this article) that:

HeadSpace is a powerful all-in-one plugin to manage meta-data and to handle a wide range of SEO tasks. With it you can tag your posts, create custom titles and descriptions that improve your page ranking, change the theme or run disabled plugins on specific pages, and a whole lot more.

I am not going copy to from them the informations they are offering about the plugin or to repeat the most important parts of the text, they explain everything you need to know about it and how to start using it.

Consider my recommendation about this excellent script and use it. It’s a tool that you (almost) need and if you configure it in the right way it will improve the seo and the rank of your blog for sure.

The article is here and here.

Supravirtual SRL – webdesign, custom software, seo and consultancy

Supravirtual SRL – cream pagini web (webdesign), realizam programe de calculator la comanda, optimizam paginile web (site-uri) pentru motoarele de cautare (search engine optimization) si oferim consultanta in domeniul tehnologiei informatiei.

Pagina noastra este http://www.supravirtual.ro si furnizam servicii in
Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Braila, Brasov, Bucuresti, Buzau, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Dolj, Galati, Giurgiu, Gorj, Harghita, Hunedoara, Ialomita, Iasi, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu-Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Valcea, Vaslui, Vrancea

The company name is Supravirtual SRL and we create web pages, custom software, optimize pages for search engines and provide consultancy in IT field.

Our page is http://www.supravirtual.ro and we offer our services in Afghanistan, Akrotiri, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Austria,, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, The, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bassas da India, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dhekelia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Europa Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, The, Gaza Strip, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Glorioso Islands, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Juan de Nova Island, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Navassa Island, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tromelin Island, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Yahoo mail-messenger beta

Folosesc yahoo mail de ani buni, să tot fie vreo 10. Zilele trecute cineva mi-a spus de yahoo mail beta, o nouă variantă a interfeţei folosite pentru citirea mesajelor primite (o puteţi activa aici).

După cîteva zile de folosire pot spune că îmi plac schimbările introduse de cei de la Yahoo: primul lucru care mi-a atras atenţia a fost chenarul albastru din antetul ferestrei. Încă nu l-am schimbat, deşi am înţeles că-s mai multe culori disponibile, îmi place aşa. Navigarea printre folderele cu mesaje şi contacte este mai facilă (ca să nu spun uşoară) decît înainte, iar contactele de pe facebook sînt disponibile şi în interfaţa cea nouă, nu doar în messenger. Nu pot spune că mă aşteptam la o asemenea facilitate cînd am descărcat messenger 11 beta, dar îmi place: unii dintre prieteni-contacte sînt doar pe facebook şi prefer să nu pierd prea mult timp pe acolo… mai ales dacă pot discuta cu ei direct din messenger.

Pe de altă parte, mi se întîmplă să mai schimb calculatoarele cînd mă duc la clienţi, aşa că am bifat salvarea mesajelor în sistemul celor de la yahoo… este o funcţie care se poate dovedi al naibii de utilă uneori… chiar dacă este un pic riscant prefer să o păstrez. Mai ales că treburile cu adevărat personale nu le port prin messanger sau mail (eventual doar cînd este cu adevărat nevoie, ceea ce nu s-a întîmplat pînă acum) . Este bine de ştiut că există acces la mesajele schimbate şi prin interfaţa web, nu doar prin messenger.

Căutarea unor cuvinte cheie prin grămada de mesaje care mă aşteaptă şi afişarea rezultatelor sînt bune decît în interfaţa precedentă, la fel şi descărcarea fişierelor ataşate. Starea din messenger poate fi împărtăşită şi în interfaţa de la yahoo, dar şi pe twitter şi facebook – o chestie care trebuie administrată cu grijă pentru că poate genera o mulţime de intrări (mesaje) redundate = spam.

Partea negativă este că versiunea cea nouă a interfeţei de mail este accesibilă doar folosind Firefox, Chrome şi Internet Explorer. Nu este accesibilă prin Opera.

Voi mai reveni cu alte impresii pe măsură ce voi folosi în continuare produsele yahoo.

Articol preluat de aici.

Domeniile de internet .xxx

The XXX P icon
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Orice ar spune unii, banii sînt cei care contează cel mai mult în unele medii iar internetul nu este ferit de aceste tentaţii. O ştiam de mult, dar acest lucru mi-a fost reamintit în cursul acestei zile: după 10 ani de opoziţie la crearea domeniilor de internet .xxx, săptămîna trecută au fost aprobate pentru a fi lansate în lumea virtuală.

Porn.com este deja una dintre cele mai valoroase domenii de internet, reprezentînd unul dintre cele mai căutate cuvinte pe reţea. Toată lumea are nevoie să canalizeze în vreun fel impulsurile sexuale, iar lumea virtuală reprezintă unul dintre locurile unde se pot manifesta în voie sub impresia unei false anonimităţi. Iar acum s-a deschis sezonul de vînătoare de domenii de internet cu o extensie care îi bagă pe oameni la idei… o mulţime de idei cît se poate de umede. 

ICMRegistry.com, cei care se ocupă cu înregistrarea domeniilor, se laudă cu 308.804 de pre-înregistrări. Dacă ar fi să iau în considerare suma de 75 de dolari americani (cît se spune aici că costă înregistrarea unui domeniu .xxx) rezultă o sumă totată de cîteva zeci de milioane de dolari… Nu am de gînd să fac calculele pentru că mi-e… “frică” să nu se blocheze procesorul calculatorului din cauza numărului de idei umede care i-ar veni la conştientizarea existenţei atîtor viitoare pornoşaguri. 

În rest… mult spor celor zburdalnici (la propriu, la figurat şi în lumea virtuală). Există loc pentru toate şi pentru toţi… inclusiv pentru cei care se bazeată pe banii proveniţi din ilegalităţile (abuzurile) sexuale transmise în lumea virtuală.

 

Articol preluat de aici.