Watch the World Cup 2006 Match from Linux terminal (or from Windows) in ASCII

This is cool and wonderful stuff.

According to this article, “HAVING TROUBLE seeing the World Cup from your office due to the stubborn refusal of the BBC to broadcast video feeds over the web to outside the UK? Or maybe the concept of watching football offends your tech side?”

Just open terminal and type the following command:
telnet 2006

telnet 2006

See offical site for more information.

Free Click-Fraud Tools, to detect PPC ads Click-Fraud

If you or your company pay for pay-per-click ads in search engines, and if you are worried about click fraud then you need to use free program called Click Sentinel.

Click Sentinel v1.0 was a paid software program. But, version 2.0 is now open source software. It is antifraud software.

According to site, it provides:

  1. Free click fraud analytics
  2. Facilitate vendor/ client relationships
  3. Encourage and deliver education on click fraud issues
  4. Provide a community action and awareness approach.

You can download to this program by joining online community. You can read more about this topic here.

XBOX 360 to hit india before the Diwali

Finally, some good news for all gamers out there, Microsoft plans to launch its Xbox 360 gaming console in India, where an economic boom has boosted incomes and spurred spending.

According to Zdnet story, “…The U.S. software firm aims to hit the market before the Indian festival of lights, or Diwali, when many companies pay annual bonuses to workers. This year, festival falls on Oct. 21…“.

Microsoft hopes to offer the Xbox 360 console, its controller and one game for about Rs. 20,000 ($450 approx).

The price seems to be little high as compare to US market.

Faces of the Fallen-news stories and military reports

This screenshot from The Washington Post compiles news stories and military reports to assemble portraits of U.S. service members lost to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The database, which was recently relaunched with newly browsable features and permalinks, offers both sweeping views of the operations’ tolls and individual profiles of each soldier or Marine who has died. Browsing through, you can view current data on which state has lost the most men and women.

You can click in to a profile, anywhere on the site, to read about the individuals behind those statistics.

After visiting site, I strongly feel that we will never learn from our history.

Are you looking for better bargaining results?

According to story published in Reader Digest, Indian edition, “…European researchers have found that women negotiate better with men and vice versa but that both men and women become over-competitive when dealing with someone of the same gender…“.

So next time you want to grab a business deal or if you want better bargaining results try someone of the opposite sex.

Researchers have suggested that companies can use this knowledge to their benefit, by selecting the gender of their representatives.

Babe theory of political agitation

Sunday TOI (April, 30, 2006) has a small article on babe theory. According to article “Where there are hot babes men will show up. If 100 cute girls are protesting you can count on a thousand men being there as well

But, then I thought it may be correct. After all why do some movements work while others fail? Just today morning I saw few medial college young women students protesting against reservation quota. Within 30 minutes, there were more men (students).

According to WillTheory may be shallow, but in the end Babe Theory describes whether a movement will be successful, not why the men are attracted to a movement ~ also if no babes show off for the cameras, the media attention of protests is scant, at best. It’s shallow but it’s reality.”

Adding Google sitemap to blog account

You can now add Google sitemap to your account and increase your chances of being indexed in Google search engine result. You can add a Sitemap to your account to give Google more information about the pages in your site to help Google crawl them more effectively.

Step # 1: Login to sitemap account

At the top of screen you will see option to add site. Just paste URL of your blog (for example

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Click on Ok button. Next you will get confirmation message. Your site has been added to your account.

Step # 2: Now you need to verify your ownership of blog to view detailed statistics. Click on verify link. Google offers two methods of verification. You can either upload an HTML file with a name we specify (which is not possible with Google Blogger account), or you can add a META tag to your site’s index file. Adding META tag via template code is possible so just select Add a META tag from drop down menu:

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It will generate code for you, copy the meta tag and paste it into your template section).

Step # 3: Go to your and login to your account. Goto your blog > Click on Template
Paste the META tag code after section:

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Click on Save Template changes button

Click on Republish Index only button > Wait for few seconds so that your blog being published successfully.

Step # 4: Now goto sitemap account and click the box that read as follows:

I’ve added the META tag in the home page of Click on Verify button.

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Step # 5: Now your site is added to sitemap account and verification is done. Next you need to add actual sitemap url. Since account don’t allow you to create a text file or anything else you need to add your site feed (ATOM xml) file as a site map. Click on add a sitemap link:

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Step # 6: You can add a Sitemap to your account to provide Google additional information about about your blog. Google will process your Sitemap and provide information on any errors in the Sitemaps tab as well your sitemap will be downloaded everyday to index your blog fast.
Select type as : Add General Web sitemap

Now you need to add Atom 0.3 feeds. Generally, you would use this format only if your site already has a syndication feed and this is the only way to add sitemap to your account.

Paste url of your Atom feed: For example and click on Add Web sitemap:

Update: If you are using a new blogger beta system, use as a feed url.

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You will get confirmation:
You have added a Sitemap to Reports may take several hours to update. Thank you for your patience!

And you are done and your blog will be now index very fast (depend upon your posting and content).