Why destroy our history

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I can remember as a child that we were taught of the Boer war and always saw it as a great tragedy for South Africa because I believe that is were it started. We were a country with great promise full to the brim of potential and minerals now. If you think of America when it was found it was much like us a native land with native people that was colonized by people trying to find a new beginning. Where as America fought against the united kingdom and won we did not we became a British colony. Look at history all the countries that where own by Brittan at one point is struggling. As soon as they let the country find “independence” the hardship really starts. Look at India it was the wealthiest country in the world if just left who knows how they would have turn out but instead they had to work for years to repair the damage done to their people. Same here except one thing the whites stayed bitter for what their woman and children had to endure the blacks only saw what the boors done to them and forgot all the hardship the English made them go through. That is one of the reasons when I see they want to take down the monuments from that time to replace it with black leaders i do not think they realize they are taking away from our history. Our countries history not the whites history it was all who suffered during the war not just the boere. We can see it clearly now with all the stories they make of that time.

Back to Britain they take from countries for example the biggest diamond ever found in the world was found right here where is it Britain and some of Egypt’s greatest treasures is in the British museum. they personally set back many countries by years. Now it is the new empires time America. They impose rules on the trade so that they get the most out of it they can get products and no one can compete. Its a different way of crippling a country. I’m of topic again, what I want to say is when I was in england I saw statues contributed to the boerwar not in memory of the thousands of woman and children who died but in memory to the brittish soldiers they called them “heroes” saying on the plake that they died trying to bring “salvation” to south africa. What a load of crap I was furious dumbfounded how could they say such nonsense they didn’t come here to “save the people” they came to enslave the people and take all africa’s gold and diamonds or at least keep it in they’re control.

I know what most are thingking: Its history forget about it. But how can we when the world is so terribly misinformed and the people are trying to destry the truth right under our noses. Yes the black heroes should have a place but why do they insist on wanting to get rid of the past. We will never be rid of the past it happened we cannot escape it. What we can do is live with it learn from it and accept all that has happened to this young country.

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/Politics/0,,2-7-12_2098399,00.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/513944.stm

Because you find one does not mean you should get it. Available domain names

Finding a great domain name does not mean you have to go and get it. There will always be great domain names available. The ones you really should be going after is the dictionary domain names. I see great domains names everyday. And they are all available but in South Africa and South African domains are not that easy to sell since most of South Africa is not that tech abled yet. You can if you have money gather 100’s of co.za domains and make them for sale but it might take years before someone actually buys them from you. Dont get me wrong, get those domain names but not all of them. Get the ones that you know will sell later on.

Redirecting your domain names versus Putting a blog on your domain.

I have some domains I dont really use. I just keep them for the sake of having a good name. But that really is a waste of both money and well the obvious good domain. So the question comes up. Do i redirect the domain name or put a blog on it? I think putting a blog on your domain name is using the domain to the fullest. Having a great domain name with a blog on it, even if you just blog a few times a week on it will help your domain grow in worth and it will help you to easier sell it.

On the other hand redirecting your domain name can be good for your current blog but only if that domain is already index that you are directing. Otherwise it would be of no use because you would have a domain pointing to your blog but no one will know. Not even search engines.

My answer to the question would be to use it as a blog.

South African affiliate marketing

While there are many international Affiliate companies or Affiliate marketing companies, there are not that many South African ones. But I have found two South African affiliate marketing companies worth trying out.

Earnings Online

What is affiliate marketing?

Many times I write about stuff and call it “affiliate marketing with” or something like that. That is just a keyword thing. Affiliate marketing really is something specific.

With many hosting companies you will find that at the bottom there is usually a link “affiliates” That is where it starts.

Affiliate marketing is when you promote another company’s products or services in order for you and them to make money. You make a percentage or a piece of what they get by referring people to them.

Affiliate Marketing is basically referring people to place you are connected to and you get a share of the profit if the deal is successful.

Affiliate is the place you are affiliated with and marketing I think does not need to be explained.

Dont remove the footer

The thing about free themes is that they cost us nothing. But just think of it from the guy that made the theme. He spend hours making a nice theme for bloggers. All he really wants is one small link back to his site. That is not a lot to ask considering he could of charged for the theme and you could of had a uglier theme. If you pay for the theme I guess its fine to remove the footer but if you have not payed for your theme why not consider keeping the link?

Dont share your domain name

If you ever get a great domain name, you should never share it or ask for help giving out your domain name. Not even if you think you can trust people. If you have a great domain name just register it. That his quite obvious but I have seen people giving out their domain names asking where to register it. Maybe they dont know or maybe they just trust people to quickly I dont know. But never do that.

Is Tdnam still any good? (Domain Name After Market)

The other day I was about to sign up for the domain name after market. But then I realized I can get better domains than this on ebay. They are irrelevant and hard to spell. So instead of going for the over priced domains on TDNAM, its way better if you are real desperate to just go for ebay domains.

Did you know there are still thousands of great LLLL.nets available? Last night I found two great ones that I have not registered.

4 letter domain names on ebay is not that great

My point is what would you remember the easiest? Domainbase or dmbs? I think the easier one would be domainbase. Even though the 4 letter LLLL domain is shorter it takes longer to say. And it makes you think what those letter really are. The thing with most 4 letter domains on ebay is exactly this.

Do you go for domain name pronouncing, meaning or branding

When choosing your domain the important thing to decide is what you want your domain for. Domains for businesses should always be brandable. Brandable domain names does not mean something generally. Maybe it means something to the owners of the business but not the general public.

The best domain obviously is one that people can remember but has also something to do with your niche. For instance. This is site is domainbase. As you can see it’s a blog about domaining. So the name is both brandable and its easy to pronounce. The great thing about domains that have the keyword in is that they are easily brandable.

Will you still twitter 10 years from now? Will it benefit you?

My opinion on twitter is that you can rather spend you time more productive. Please read on why I say this.

Twitter is a internet phenomenon in the same way people freaked out because of myspace a few years ago. But is your myspace account any worth now? I dont think so. Twitter can benefit you now but your main focus should not be on twitter but on your blog. What is the use of having that many followers? What will it benefit your future? Nothing. Your twitter account will be a blur on the internet 10 years from now. Except if they keep up with the new things arising on the internet twitter will also become a internet dinosaur one day.

I am just saying. Spend your time wisely. If you are going to be twittering just remember that it can get old one day and the time you spend on twitter might be time wasted.

Local website and domain hosting versus international hosting companies and hosting

Today I tested to see what is faster. Obviously there are other thing to consider. I used a local hosting company and cpanel and I used Siteground and cpanel, uploading to siteground was way faster than any South African hosting company. Hetzner’s uploading comes close but at a price wich is way to expensive for the average blogger to setup a nice profitable site.

Serv hosting

Serv hosting is my favourite South African hosting company for domains and websites. i have had some of my domains by hetzner but they are not nice. Seriously. Just trust me on this one. Serv hosting has real human beings working for them and they always come back to you. Their domain services are cheap and if you know how to use their services correctly you can also save more money than with any other hosting company in South Africa. Serv hosting hosts about 50 domains of mine so far they have not lost one.

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Domaining on Ebay sucks

Allmost everyday I go look around on ebay to find great domains because they have great domains and sell them for cheap. You can easily find a 4 letter domain name for under $20 wich is about R150 if I am correct. Buying domain on ebay is easy and fast but the problem comes with the annoying incorrect listings. I mean they list .net or anything under .com just so you can see their domains. But the problem is when you want a .com and nothing else you get 100’s of crappy other domains between the searches. So it takes you twice as long to get through everything.

Parked domains dont make money

I have never met someone that actually made a lot of money with a parked domain. Parked domains dont make money. You will see a lot of people claiming that if you park your domain you will get or make money. Especially places like Sedo. But the fact is when you park you domains you dont get traffic because there is nothing for search engines to “like” on your site. There is also nothing there for anyone to bookmark or spread it across social networks. So the best way to make money with a parked domain is to blog on it. That way you can insert ads and you can target niche markets which will be much more profitable.

Gedit for Linux. Gnome software review.

You might think what? A review of a stupid Linux text editor? But in fact Gedit is not just a stupid Linux text editor. Its way more than just that.
You should really explore your programs in Linux. They have great features that are sometimes just tucked away from the eye. You need to dig deeper. Its not like Windows what you see is what you get type of thing.
The thing that seperates Gedit from others like notepad for windows is the small functions it has built in. Functions that are very useful.
Let me show you.

Ln “line number”
Many times when editing files or themes you get a error for example saying “error on line 471”. So you go to notedpad and you search the word only to realise that the words in the error seems to be everywhere. So you need your professional tools like Dreamweaver to sort out a small problem that would of taken you 1 minute in Gedit. Gedit shows you on what line you are busy working on. See below

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So if the error is on line 471 just go dont till you see Ln471 in the bottom there. You can also click on search and go to line 471 and that will take you straight to the line with the error. That’s it. You can now fix your error.But there is something greater than just that. If you click on edit and on prefrences, you can make the line numbers to show on the left side of the screen.

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Spelling.
You can let Gedit check your spelling by clicking on Tools and Autocheck spelling. or you can leave it till you are finished typing your article and then click on Tools and then Check spelling. I prefer the Autocheck but if the red lines distracts you switch it off. snapshot3.png

Highlight mode.
I know a bit of Html and a bit of CSS but I guess a screenshot will do better here.

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Gedit allows you to check what form you are typing in. Its great for fixing errors and making css as well as html. Also another 100 other functions which of I dont know what half of them are but I am sure they are useful. I also see javascript format there for those people that know javascript.
I sometimes find people asking what to use in linux when editing css. I think Gedit fits the job great.

Sidepane
Gedit allows you to edit multiple documents at once using the sidepane. You can access the sidepane through “View” and then “Sidepane”.
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Document statistics.
You know when you type a paid article and you must type a certain amount of words? Well with gedit it counts your words and you can access that and keep an eye on how far you are with your article. How better to explain it than with this screenshot.
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Preferences

With Gedit you have so many setting you can choose from. I have read a lot about featured txt editors but I am surprised that no one is mentioning this txt editor. Instead of typing all the functions I have decided to post a few screenshot here of the preferences.

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Things to do in Paarl


 

Afrikaans Language Museum, 11 Pastorie Ave, ? +27 (0)21 872 3441 (afrmuseum@intekom.co.za). Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM. R5 entrance fee.

 

Die Vonds Snake Park, ? +27 (0)21 869 8309. Monday to Saturday, 9:30AM to 5:30PM. Snakes, monitors, tortoises and other animals and birds.

 

F.S. Smit & Co., 10 Lyon Street, ? +27 (0)21 863-1032 (fax: +27 (0)21 863-2931). Traditional wine cast manufacture with showroom

 

Strooidak Church, Main Road, ? +27 (0)21 872-4396 (strooidak@spacenet.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 872-9370). One of the oldest and most historic churches in South Africa.

 

Taalmonument,or Afrikaans Language Monument was unveiled in October 1975. The main 57 meter column symbolises the Afrikaans language while the other columns, domes and walls represents the contribution of the European, indigenous African and Malay languages that have contributed to Afrikaans. A restaurant is located at the monument and the elevated location of the monument provides good views over the Paarl Valley.

The Paarl. One of the worlds largest granite outcrops.

 

The 12km long Paarl Main Road. The longest main road in South Africa. It boasts a mix of Cape Dutch, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco architecture.

 

Paarl Bird Sanctuary, Drommedaris Street, ? +27 (0)21 868-2074 (fax: +27 (0)21 868-2507). Home to Hartlaub’s Gull, Greyheaded Gull, Cape Shoveller, African Black Duck, Cape Reed Warbler, African Rail, Little Bittern and other species

 

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, Jan Phillips Mountain Drive, ? +27 (0)21 872-3658 (fax: +27 (0)21 807-8054). During summer the park is open 7AM to 7PM, during winter 7AM to 6PM. Fynbos landscape and wild olives dominated by massive rounded granite rock formations.

 

Boland Kelder, ? +27 (0)21 862-6190 (info@bolandkelder.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 862-5379), [3]. Monday to Firday, 8Am to 5PM. Saturday from 8:30AM to 1PM. Cheese and wine tasting Under the Tree

 

KWV wine Emporium, Kohler street, ? +27 (0)21 807-3007 (the_wine_emporium@kwv.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 807-3119), [4]. Open for wine tasting Monday to Saturday from 9AM to 4:30PM. Cellar tours Monday to Saturday at 10AM, 10:15AM, 10:30AM and 2:15PM, the tour starting at 10:15AM is conducted in German. Home of some of the best wines and brandies produced in South Africa

 

Laborie Estate, Taillefret street, ? +27 (0)21 807-3390 (fax: +27 (0)21 863-1955). Open from October to April every Monday to Sunday from 9AM to 5PM.

 

Nederburg, Sonstraal Road, Daljosafat, ? +27 (0)21 862-3104 (nedwines@distell.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 862-4887), . Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 5PM, Saturdays 10AM to 2PM.

 

Rhebokskloof, Paarl, ? +27 (0)21 869-8386 (info@rhebokskloof.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 869-8504). Open 365 days a year, 9AM to 5PM.

 

Ruitersvlei, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, ? +27 (0)21 863-1517 (wines@ruitersvlei.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 863-1443). Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 5PM, Saturdays from 8:30AM to 3PM, Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.

 

Simonsvlei, ? +27 (0)21 863-3040 (info@simonsvlei.co.za, fax: +27 (0)21 863-1240), [6]. Offers cellar tours, wine tasting and olive tasting

 

Wineland Ballooning, ? +27 (0)21 863-3192. Go on a Hot-Air balloon over the Berg River Valley

 

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, ? +27 (021) 872-3658. A number of trail run through the reserve, ranging from 2.4km to 10km.

 

Laborie Wine Hiking Trail, ? +27 (0)21 708-3390. See the cape flora and birdlife on the Laborie Estate

 

Limietberg Trail, ? +27 (0)21 871-1536. A two-day trail of 36km. Start at the foot of the Du Toitskloof, then to Bainskloof village and on to Tweede Tol.

 

Le Bonheur, Babilonstoren Road, ? +27 (0)21 863-1142 (lebonhr@mweb.co.za). A crocodile farm. Try a crocodile pie or buy crocodile leather articles

 

Valley Gun Club, On the R312 towards Durbanville, just outside Paarl, ? +27 (0)83 325-4764. Open Wednesdays from 2PM and Saturdays from 12PM. The largest clay target shooting club in South Africa and host to the 2010 DTL Trap World Championships. Trap, Skeet, Trench and Sporting.