Thoughts From My Life

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Written by Neil Galloway

May 2008 has come and past and another month of earnings is in the books. Another record for Adsense I might add.

Thoughts From My Life Traffic Stats for May 2008

May's numbers and April's numbers are in brackets.

  • Page Loads: 26,358 (21,802)
  • Unique Visitors: 17,311 (14,086)
  • Average Uniques/Day: 558 (469)
  • Lowest Uniques/Day: 474 (384)
  • Highest Uniques/Day: 637 (592)

This month was a record for almost every metric. Way more traffic and it was very consistent across the month. Kind of strange as I didn't write as much this month but traffic picked up for my usual articles.

May 2008 Traffic
May 2008 Traffic

Thoughts From My Life Revenue

Overall, my earnings for May 2008 were $290.09. Here is the breakdown with last month's numbers in brackets.

  • PayU2Blog: $95.00 ($65.00)
  • Adsense: $168.77 ($135.14)
  • Kontera: $26.32 ($29.69)
  • LinkWorth: $0 ($10.50)
  • Azoogle: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Commission Junction: $0.00 ($0.00)

My Adsense set a new record. It just keeps going up on the increased traffic to my old faithful articles.

It has been an excellent month for traffic and revenues overall. Especially considering my minimal effort in creating new articles. I pushed out a couple a week, but not the normal 5 a week I had been doing. I'm glad to see the passive income of Adsense is picking up.

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Written by Neil Galloway

A friend of mine the other day had their hard drive approaching death. It was grinding away and had a number of errors occurring. It was time to replace it.

After picking up a hard drive that was almost double the size, he gave it to me as I offered to install it.

There are two main things you need to do when upgrading or replacing your hard drive:

  • Installing the drive.
  • Copy over your data.

Installing the drive is the easy part. Just open up the case, find a spot that is available and the data and power cables can reach the drive from there. Plug everything in, turn on the computer and make sure it can detect the drive.

Duplicating Data From Hard Drive to Hard Drive

I had done this a few times before with Norton Ghost, but I couldn't find a trial copy that would let me do it. It was time to look for something else.

I ended up downloading the basic version of HDClone. A free piece of software that does the trick.

Basically, you just download it and unzip it. There is an executable in the folder that when you run it, lets you create a floppy boot disk with the right programs on it.

I created my boot disk, put it in the PC I wanted to dupe the drive on and started it up. It brings you into the duplication program and after that it is just simple. Pick your source drive, your target drive, select the default options, and let it run.

When you are done, it will have duplicated the drive image onto your new drive.

When I started up the computer again, everything was like it was before. Unfortunately, the drive size was the same, even though the new drive had a much larger capacity. I then went in and created a new partition for the remainder of the drive and gave it a drive letter.

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I recently had the error "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode - Use iTunes to restore" whenever I would try to synch my iPod. It was driving me nuts. And even when I would restore it, I would get the same error continually. The message wouldn't go away.

After reading some different articles, including this iPod Recovery Mode on from Apple, I found a solution.

I had a USB card reader for my SD card that was causing some errors. I pulled out the card reader and rebooted my laptop. Afterwards, everything was fine. I still had to recover my iPod, but it synched everything back on and worked just like befoer.

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I am a huge Damien Rice fan, but I recently listened to some music by David Ford that is very similar and sounds awesome. If you like Damien, you will definitely like this guy.

He is coming out with a new album called Songs From the Road. You can check out some of his music on YouTube as well. I have embedded one of his videos below.

I haven't gone through all the songs yet, just the ones I can find online. I will definitely be picking up this album though.

Here is the music video. Notice he plays all 4 parts. Apparently they recorded it on the first take for all 4 parts.

David Ford - I'm Alright Now

Here is the embedded player for the playlist I found on YouTube.

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