Nothing but Blue Skies 1
Every web site has a home page.
It’s easy to look at the home page and go no further.
My idea here is to highlight some other aspects of my site.
And what if the home page is covered with advertisements?
I find this off putting.
My particular hate is advertisements which are automatically generated.
My take on this is that the webmaster has no real control. I don’t want to put my reputation behind products which I know nothing about and haven’t used.
So, what is my Ads and Info Page?
It’s my attempt to showcase products or services that I have found reliable, useful and valuable to me.
I prefer free – free as in no payment, free as in unrestricted, free as in Open Source, but sometimes a commercial product is best.
It’s a sad fact that I have no source of top quality free cameras or lenses.
Each time I introduce a new feature I’ll try to highlight it here.
I’m starting with Spam:
I get a lot of Spam and as a webmaster I try to stop it.
On my site I invite you to sign up for my RSS feed.
You can do it by email – trouble is giving an email to a website is inviting trouble.
Like a lot of web users I like to sign up for information, forums, offers. Sometimes I want the RSS Feed of a favourite site. Sometimes I’m interest in helping my Page Rank and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – whatever the reason it’s a minefield.
Here’s an example from the other day:
I signed up a few months ago to a photo forum which I found interesting and seemed reputable. As usual I was promised that my email would not be passed on.
But: (I’ve left out names and other details)
This is to inform you that you funds $50,000.00 thousand USA Dollars due
has been uploaded into CORPORATE VISA CARD and also i have registered it
with DHL COMPANY for delivery to you.
Note DHL mandated that your VISA CARD will be shipped, A Tax/Stamp Duty
MUST be procured according to the New Customs Creed and the essence of
such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery to your address and the
amount is $70.usd.
Contact the Director of universal air
Reconfirm your information to them and also ask the director to issue the
tracking/airway bill once you send them the $70 fee with your full
1 your full name ………..
2 Your home address ……………
3 Mobile numbers ………….
Update me once you receive your package,
Luckily I had signed up with Gishpuppy.
There are several throw away email services around but this is my favourite.
It was a simply matter for me to find the email and cancel it.
This means I’ll be receiving no more mail from this source.
Gishpuppy is free, you can sign up on this site.
Let’s say goodbye to Spam