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So my best buddy Google is closing down their affiliate network, (the dud that it was anyway :yawn:)

Off Topic Forum / I want to oursource my life too!
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:39:09 AM »
About an employee who had several jobs, and outsourced all his work to a Chinese company...
Note particularly what he did with all the free time it gave him.

For anyone following this theme and missed this item in today's Fierce Enterprise -- it reads like a Dilbert comic strip...

Telecommuting policy backfires on U.S. critical infrastructure firm - By Fred Donovan
    An employee at a U.S. critical infrastructure firm was paying a Chinese firm to do his software development work and even sent his RSA security token to China for secure access to the U.S. firm's network, according to a probe conducted last year by Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ).
    The unidentified firm decided it would allow its employees to work at home more and issued them RSA security tokens to provide two-factor authentication for access to the corporate network over a virtual private network (VPN) connection, according to a blog by Verizon Business.
    The U.S. firm had not been auditing its VPN logs but decided to so after reading Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report. An audit of its VPN logs showed there was an open, active and unauthorized VPN connection from Shenyang, China, to the corporate network. The firm was concerned that data-stealing malware had somehow made its way onto the computer of the employee whose credentials were being used by the Chinese.
    The U.S. firm contacted Verizon to conduct an investigation. What Verizon investigators found stunned both them and the U.S. firm. There were hundreds of invoices on the employee's computer from a Chinese consulting firm for software development work--the employee's own software development work.
    Further investigation uncovered the facts. The employee, named "Bob" by Verizon, had shipped his RSA token to the Chinese firm so their developers could access the corporate network and do Bob's job for him. He received a six-figure salary from the firm and paid the Chinese firm $50,000 a year for the work. In fact, Bob was scamming a number of U.S. companies and earning several hundred thousand dollars a year, all for the $50,000 fee.
    And what was Bob doing with all his free time? Watching cat videos, of course. Verizon monitored his daily activities and found that the employee spent much of the morning on Reddit watching cat videos and would spend the afternoon surfing eBay and updating his social networking accounts.
    The Verizon investigators also read through Bob's performance reviews. "For the last several years in a row he received excellent remarks. His code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building," according to the blog. Apparently, the Chinese firm did quality work.
    Although the identity of the Chinese firm was not disclosed, the Chinese Weibo social networking site speculated that it was Shenyang-based Neusoft, a large IT service provider in China, according to a blog on the South China Morning Post.
    Commenting on the news, Forrester analyst Andrew Rose cautioned against an overreaction against telecommuting and flexible work arrangements. "In a business environment where we encourage flexible working, allow personal devices and seek to incentivize workers for innovation, excellence and performance, 'Bob' could be held up as a role model, but at what cost to the enterprise?"
    Rose added, "As our workforce is being transformed by technology, we need to ensure that our terms of employment, monitoring and audit systems keep pace, or we will find that virtualization becomes a 'people' issue rather than a 'technology' one."
    It is hard to stop a determined bad apple from scamming the system. But had the firm been conducting audits of their VPN logs from the beginning, Bob's scam would have been short-lived, and the damage done, if any, much less.

Product/Service Reviews / Please help, looking for real beginner stuff
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:32:51 AM »
Hi all!   I am looking for something (video would be great) on beginners intro to the internet.  I mean basic stuff, like how to cut and paste etc. (and not internet marketing related). I have a granny who has a computer and doesn't even know how to send an email, far less sign up for gmail etc. so am looking for something to help her out.  I forget how hard the internet is for people not on the computer 11 hours a day  o:)  I haven't been here since the very beginning,  so I wanted to ask people's help to see if they remember anything in the membership, or anywhere else.

Product Requests / Wordpress plugin launches your new blog in 1 minute
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:48:44 PM »
My friend in my Kindle Mastermind group just bought this and is raving about it. 
Code: [Select] know, you know, I suck at working out license rights Mark  *duh*.....  but even the dollar store would be OK.  Could you ask him Mark?  o:) o:)

I am not sure if you can actually get this for us, Mark, I can't see the rights, but photos are always handy!

The Freebie Forum / 25GB free online storage at
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:28:14 PM »
I just found this site called the box, much like dropbox (which I use extensively) but this one has a 25 gig signup bonus! ***This is only for the one person, so not like db where you can share files with others, but still, 30 gigs of online space is pretty handy with all the stuff we have lol

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    1 User
    25 GB+ of web storage
    100 MB file size limit
    Simple sharing and collaboration
    Mobile app access

***On second look, it looks like you can share with others !

Marketing Talk / Redoing a graphic sales page
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:30:31 PM »
I found this article interesting,
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The Freebie Forum / themeforest free monthly premium theme
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:30:11 PM »
Don't know if you guys already know about this, but themeforest has a monthly free premium theme available, and the one for Oct. is Oxygen, a very nice looking theme regularly $40.  Have to admit, my Scot's blood appreciates the price :)  
Look on the left side.
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Hi Mark  This guy is offering PLR for all of his previous videos and this wso, thought we might benefit from it.  (Although, we may have his previous ones, I dunno :) )

Product/Service Reviews / Supplemental Site Results Hack
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:50:36 PM »
I wasn't sure where this would go, but maybe this is the right place?  I found this great little hack to get your sites supplemental pages from here:
Code: [Select] The site had a calculator, but they say: UPDATE: Google is selfish and greedy with their data, and broke ALL of the below listed methods because they wanted to make it hard for you to figure out what pages of your site they don't care for.

A person by the nickname DigitalAngle left the following tip in a recent comment

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If you want to view ONLY your supplemental results you can use this command *** -sljktf 

Services Offered/Needed / Was I hallucinating?
« on: October 12, 2012, 11:30:00 PM »
Did someone recently post their availability to help people with tasks for a fiverr fee? Because I remember seeing it and thinking "I would WAY rather use a trusted RRW member than any of my fiver guys". But when I went back to contact the writer but I couldn't find it. 

If that person is still available, pm me ::P ::P

Marketing Talk / Great list of traffic sources
« on: October 07, 2012, 12:38:30 PM »
I found this on my ever elusive search for more traffic :) Here is a great site that lists traffic sources and other resources

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Product Requests / PRO Business Press
« on: October 04, 2012, 03:05:27 PM »
Hi Mark. I got this today as I am on this guys list (from IM BOLT products and the review theme we have) and this one looks good! I can't see his licensing but I am hoping it is the same as his others.  (And apparently there is another theme as a OTO that is getting good reviews too:) )
"the different between the WSO and OTO is on the design, we have different layouts and comparison table there. The features is almost same and as POWERFUL as the WSO
for offliners, the more design you have means more chance to get more clients and build more different layouts designs"

Product Requests / WP Themes
« on: September 30, 2012, 11:39:10 PM »
Do we have any of these already? I didn't see them, but there is sooo much there, and I thought I had seen the WPSense? (I think some are sold out, but hoping your great memory/data bank will know if you snagged them!)

 2 Business WP Themes in a Box - Mobile Ready & Many HOT Features!
WPSense - Turn your WordPress blog to Killer Ad Monetized Site in just few clicks!

I thought we had a video theme, but I couldn't find one.
Video Press Theme

Marketing Talk / Check this out, might be made for us! Beta = Free!
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:01:41 PM »
Here's something pretty exciting that I found (and joined immediately)  At this point in Beta and FREE and you can "up" the amount of Websites you get by a little social bookmarking. (I used a throwaway twitter account)

CMS Commander is a online software for managing a large number of websites from a single control panel. The service allows you to control all your websites administrative features through a secure connection, making it unnecessary to log into each of your sites admin panels to do repetitive and mundane tasks like updating plugins or approving comments.
       Create better content by utilizing CMS Commanders various autoposting features – insert related videos or images into the articles you are writing, produce a big number of automatic threads including replies to start of a brand new and empty looking forum and much more…
    Make more money by including related affiliate products in your articles, bulk editing all your posts and adding affiliate ads and more monetization options. CMS Commander already supports several huge affiliate networks like Linkshare, Commission Junction and Amazon and more will be added soon!
A single CMS Commander account can even contain websites built with different softwares at the same time and thus you can manage all your sites in the same breath, no matter on what foundation they are built.

blah blah blah   
  I now have 80 websites and 50  bulk fetching automatic content. Now to figure out what that means, exactly.  But with a forum like this, I could actually FILL 80 websites lol
It is free now, so I would advise having a look for yourself. 

CMS Commander More Information HERE!!!

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