Monday, March 29, 2010

Google Adwords Problems

I just had a surreal experience with Google. I have Analytics and through them was sent a $100 coupon to try Google Adwords. Fine, I have a site on the web so why not try it out and see if I can get some clicks. It's free. This could be the start of something good.

I started through the process and as soon as I entered my account info everything was in German. How do I get out of this? Try setting up a separate account using a different email. I waded through the German again and actually set up the account hoping I could change the language afterwards. The confirming email came through in German.

I can't even use the help function because that is all in German.

This is totally dumb. There is not even a way to contact anyone that I can find. There is noone from Google to write to, only forums of users. What type category is this for a forum topic?

To say this is a bad experience would be an understatement. I suppose tomorrow when I have had some time to think about this I will try the forums, if I can find them again.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Coffee in Coffee?

Is it my imagination or is it true that instant coffee is weaker now days than it was in the past?

I am definitely not a judge of fine coffees and am quite happy with brewed coffee of any strength, even if it has sat in a pot overnight. Instant coffee though, my usual thing in the morning, should be a little bit consistent out of the jar.

I do not buy the finest blends. The cheapest stuff at Dollar General or Wilson Farms is good for me. I find that rather than a slightly rounded spoonful that it takes a heaping spoonful nowdays and it still does not taste strong enough sometimes.

Could it be part of a vast conspiracy to cut costs by a sneaky method? It can't be aging of the taste buds. The international conspiracy thing sounds best to me.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jet Powered Merry-go-round

I guess this is what smart people do when they have too much time on their hands - build things like jet propelled merry-go-rounds. This shows the first time with people on it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two by Rod Stewart

Just rummaging around YouTube and kind of liked the two of these - "Forever Young" and "You're in My Heart". Both seem really nice to me.