Thursday, May 08, 2008

Meaning of Rakeback

The definition of rakeback has to be understood in two parts. The first is ‘What is rake?’

Rake is a method of how online poker sites earn their income. When individuals play cash games the house gathers a percentage out of each hand. This percentage taken from each player is the income of the game house and this is known as rake.

When an affiliate gives a percentage of the amount collected to its players then it is known as rakeback. Thus rakeback is a means of income to the game house and money got back by players.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

YouTube news and information

Have you ever been to youtube only to find that it is very hard to have to go through the best of the videos on youtube? Then you are not alone. Thankfully, there is this excellent website that has done all of that for you. You do not have to visit youtube and spend a lot of time there looking for the top videos. has a listing of all the top video clips available on youtube. With the easy user interface, you can easily find all the top videos on youtube in any category on this website with the confidence that it can be viewed even by 13 year old kids.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Quality & Reliability Ink cartridges

Eezytrade stakes its reputation on being able to deliver ink cartridges(d92 ink) to your door as fast as possible, often within 24 hours of ordering, with the minimum of fuss. Most orders received before 4:00pm should be delivered in the first class post the following day. To guarantee your order arrives the next day we offer a special next-day delivery service (Monday to Friday)

Our rapid and efficient response has earned us the praise of many of our clients, and we aim to continue offering this top-level service to future customers. Another benefit of using Eezytrade is the simplicity with which you can order your ink cartridges online. All products can be found within a maximum of two clicks from the homepage. There is no complicated navigation, annoying pop-ups, or long forms to fill out. Just click your type of printer and go straight to a list of all printer ink cartridges for that machine, and choose the right one for you. And we will even re-cycle your old HP and Lexmark cartridges if you send them back to us in the provided freepost envelope - we care about the environment too. And if you need compatible Epson or Canon ink cartridges then we supply these as well. Whatever kind of cartridge you require, we probably have it in stock and will get it to your door as quickly as possible. d92 ink

Thursday, June 28, 2007

JSTL and Expression Language

JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) is a custom tags collection that executes common functionalities in web applications, including iteration and selection, data formatting, XML manipulation and database access. JSTL allows JSP developers to focus on development specific necessities, instead of reinventing the wheel.

JSTL is composed of:

  • An expression language.
  • Standard actions libraries.
  • Validators (2 validators).

What is Expression Language (EL)?

Expression Language is a simple language based on ECMAScript (also known as JavaScript) and XPath. It provides expressions and identifiers and type conversion.

Expression Language makes easier the access to implicit objects, such as request / response servlet, scope variables and stored objects on JSP scope (page, request, session and application). EL reduces drastically the need of using JSP expressions and scriptlets, increasing web applications maintainability and extensibility.


EL expressions are invoked with this syntax: ${expression}. Expressions consist of:

  • Identifiers.
  • Operators.

Friday, June 15, 2007

YouTube Redesigns and Moves to Google Accounts

After updating their embeddable player, YouTube experiments with a new layout for the site. The new design places the search box in the center, moves the metadata below the video, makes it easier to rate the video and to find other related videos. There's also an option to embed a video using the old player.

To get the new interface, add &v3 at the end of a YouTube URL, like for this video.

YouTube also added to the homepage a list of videos that are being watched right now using active sharing, cleaned their search results and included a new option to view the results as thumnbnails.

But more importantly, you can now use your Google account to login to YouTube. You can link an existing YouTube account to a Google account or create a new one, but you'll still be able to use your YouTube credentials, so this is more like a temporary solution.

The login page proudly lists YouTube's features:

  • Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide
  • Browse millions of original videos uploaded by community members
  • Find, join and create video groups to connect with people with similar interests
  • Customize your experience with playlists and subscriptions
  • Integrate YouTube with your website using video embeds or APIs

Export Your Google Bookmarks

Google Bookmarks offers a simple way to export your favorite links: as a bookmarks.html that can be imported natively in most browsers. You can also use this to backup your list of links, to view them online or to move them to other bookmarking web services.

To import bookmarks or to easily manage them, you need Google Toolbar. Hopefully, Google will improve the way bookmarks are displayed, integrate the tool with Google Notebook and Google Reader and let you share your links.

Until then, Google Bookmarks is a cool way to bias Google's search results towards your favorite sites...

Fishing Stories

We are here for you to ask, tell, show, lie, or anything else about your fishing. Jump in and start sharing with everyone today!

A Fishhing Story

This is a story related to me by my father when I was small. He said he actually saw this happen in a fish weir, and have never forgot it.

Well, I never forgot it either, but I cannot for the life of me decipher its meaning. Or perhaps I don't see the forest because of the trees?

The following story was embellished a little to make the story a bit more exciting, except that the embellishments are what might have happened had they been witnessed. Anyroad, just read on.

There was once a squid and a black-striped croaker who were caught in a fish weir. After several days of captivity, they were very hungry and saw the other as food. But being of roughly equal size, and both relatively dangerous, they were naturally leery of the surroundings and wary of each other. So they kept an unobtrusive vigil, neither letting its guard down.

For days they circled the confines of the weir, keeping a sharp eye on each other. Finally, the croaker cannot take it anymore and made a sly and purposeful sudden attack. But the squid was alert, squirted some ink, changed color and escaped. The croaker rushed the dark ink anew before it realized the squid was not there anymore. So it prowled the cage again until it spotted the squid camouflaged against a mossy weir more