Mas Maiz Video – NORE

Here a music I really like! The music, the song, the video and the rhythm, all go together!

I’ve put the lyrics I found on the net too, if you can translate them, please do so in the comments, it would be great to have the english translation too!

[stream flv=x:/www.gibni.com/videos/musicvideos/nore_mas_maiz.flv img=x:/www.gibni.com/videos/musicvideos/nore_mas_maiz.jpg embed=false share=true width=580 height=348 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false opfix=true /]

And here’s the lyrics too:

[Big Mato]
vamo pa el barrio a buscar una abitacion
esta noche tu la pasas conmigo
busco una gata para acariciarla
conmigo pasara momentos divinos
vamo pa el barrio a buscar una abitacion
esta noche tu la pasas conmigo
busco una gata para acariciarla
conmigo pasara momentos divinooooooo!!!!

[N.O.R.E.]
nore la sacude sacude sacude
dejala que sude que sude que sude
deja los guandules
dale mami sube,ma sube ma’ sube
llevame a las nuves dale mami sube
no me la acomules mami no lo dudes
no hablo con azules nore los destrulle
dejala que puye que puye que puye
dejala que puye que puye que puye
dejala que puye que puye que puye
dejala que puye que puye que puye
dejala que puye que puye que puye

[Fat Joe]
mami me facina cuando me lavas
la cabeza en la picina
dale mami esta de pinga
yo te te quiero pero tu amiga ta mas linda
la morenita dame un chanse
no soy hector pero soy un cantante
ahora dile a tu novio que arranque
yo soy el gordo que te exploto el tanque
el tanque.

Unique Wallpapers by VladStudio

Tarsier Wallpaper -VladStudio

Been quite some time I frequently check Vladstudio.com for his Unique and beautiful wallpapers.

The normal version of the wallpapers are free and available to everyone, but you can get high quality ones even versions for dual monitor at a very low price, and I believe it’s really worth it!

Go ahead and check his works: www.VladStudio.com

Amazon Associates is SLOW! – Website Speed Optimization case.

A while back, I tried to run Amazon.fr Associates scripts and advertisements on Gibni. Everything looked nice and working. But the problem was that pages used to load very slow.

After a lot of research and studies on how to accelerate the loading speed and make pages load faster, I developed a strategy to implement, after all the tweaking, still there was some lags in loading.

So I came to find that Amazon’s JS files and scripts are VERY HEAVY, and they take a lot of time loading.

I tried to download it from Amazon and run the JS from Gibni’s Server, but the script did not operate correctly.

The size of a JS file, was crossing my 30KB limit! And that was out of question for me to accept.

I contacted Amazon support team, and explained the matter. The question is, don’t they really know how to reduce a JS file and make it faster?!!

Here’s the email conversation I had with them: (it’s originally French with Amazon.fr, I translated it for you)

Here’s my e-mail:

Bonjour,
Apres avoir utiliser votre script sur mon site, j’ai eu des temps de reponse tros long. et j’ai etudier vos script (Javascript, fichiers JS comme
http://cls.assoc-amazon.fr/fr/links/updateLinks-2.js) j’ai vue que vos script ne sont pas optimize pour une reponse rapide. mon conseil serrai de compresser et utiliser gzip aussi pour
method de compression, comme le font les grands reseaux de publicite (Google Adsense). Malheureusement je vais supprimer vos script de mon site jusqu’au jour que vous aurai des script plus efficace et plus rapide.
Veuillez me tenir au courant si vous mettez a jour vos scripts.Merci.
Cordialement.

Hi,

After having used your scripts on my website, I got longer load times. I’ve studied your scripts (Javascript files like http://cls.assoc-amazon.fr/fr/links/updateLinks-2.js) and I’ve seem that they’re not optimized for fast response and short loading time. My advice would be that you compress them using “gzip” as other big advertisers like Google Adsense do it. Unfortunately, I’ll delete your scripts from my website until the day you will have more efficient and faster scripts. Please keep me informed if you update them. Thanks.

Regards.

Here’s Amazon.fr’s reply:

Cher Internaute, Merci d’avoir pris contact avec Amazon.fr.
Nous avons bien recu votre suggestion concernant nos scripts et notamment l’optimisation que l’on pourrait avoir par l’utilisation de gzip et l’avons transmise au service concerne. Nous vous remercions de nous avoir fait part de votre avis, nous pouvons ainsi mesurer vos attentes et faire evoluer notre site dans la direction
qui convient le mieux a nos clients. Merci d’avoir choisi le site
Amazon.fr.
Cordialement,
Ju G. Service Client
Amazon.fr

Dear Internet user, Thanks for contacting Amazon.fr,

We have received your suggestion about our scripts and mostly the optimization we could reach through the use of gzip, and have forwarded this to the concerned department. We thank you for your opinion, it will help us satisfy your demands and improve our site to the expectations of our clients. Thanks for contacting Amazon.fr.

Regards,

Ju G. Client Support Amazon.fr

From that day, I removed their script, but I really appreciate their fast and complete reply and that they show they are interested in improvements! I really look forward to have them back again as advertisers on my site!

If you have Amazon (all sites .com , .fr , .de…) ads on your site/blog, you should know that it may slow down your pages, so if they did’nt optimize their scripts yet, blog about this issue, and contact them and give a trackback or a link to my post; this will accelerate the optimization process.

You’ll see more on “How to Optimize Your Website/Blog” and the strategies I developed and implemented in How to build a Website / Blog – A successful and perfect One – Part 1 and following upcoming parts.

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Update Your Nokia Phone

You need to read this guide TWICE! (2 times)

Once to know what is going on and what is going to happen (The theory part)

And The second time to follow the procedure (The practical part)

You might need to read this too (http://www.gibni.com/nokia-n95-8gb-my-new-mobile-phone). (Optional, Recommended)

The translation of this post to French will come soon.

La traduction en Français de cette article sera disponible rapidement.

 

 

This tutorial (How to) will guide you through the process of upgrading your mobile phone’s software, also know as FIRMWARE.

I will discuss on how to update Nokia N-Series phones, and the example here will be the Nokia N95 8GB. But you can follow the same steps to upgrade other models of the n-series family like N73, N82, N93, N95, N81 and all n-series phone.

Upgrading a firmware usually makes the device operate easier and become more stable, and sometimes might happen to get new features and functionalities. On mobile phones, the firmware upgrade usually solves the stability problems and improves the phone’s performance.

Even if most of the time upgrading is recommended, you should do it with extreme care. Before going ahead with the upgrade process, do some research on what is new with the upgrade you’re going to apply, search on the forums to see if there are people who already did the upgrade, and what is their feedback on that.

I do not guarantee that this tutorial will work on any other model/brand than the ones above.

So, Be careful, this is an expert step, you risk to “brick” your phone. (= Make your phone not usable).

Been quite a long time I’ve been waiting for a new firmware release from Nokia for the N95 8GB phone.

This week, I came to know that the latest firmware version is the 20.0.016 for the N95 8GB.

To know what is the latest version available for your Nokia phone, go to http://europe.nokia.com/A4577224 and put in your phone’s product number, the page will tell you your phone’s model and the latest firmware available for it.

You can find the product number of your phone by opening the battery cover and removing the battery, there would be a number in this format:

CODE: 0520001

Well, now that you know the latest version available, note that down and now turn on your phone, and go to

“Menu>Tools>Utilities>Device mgr.” , here you’ll see the version installed on your phone, the “Device Software” version!

You can now easily tell if your phone needs an update!?

Before doing anything, I should warn you that performing and upgrade will erase all data stored on your phone’s internal memory (You will lose everything which is stored in the internal memory, like contacts, programs, themes, settings, messages, notes….)

SO! It is very important that you keep a backup of your phone’s memory! My advice would be that you keep a backup on your computer (PC/MAC) using the Nokia PC Suite ( Nokia Nseries PC Suite 2.0 ) . For that you connect your phone with a USB cable (or Bluetooth) and choose PC Suite mode, and on the computer, you use the “content copier” to make a backup of your phone’s memory. It takes about 5-15 minutes depending on the info stored in the memory.

After all is done, make a backup inside your phone too, just in case! To do that, go to: “Menu>Tools>Utilities>Memory” , click “Options”, and Select “Back up phone memory”. This will also take some time. Let it finish, and you’ll be sure.

Well, now put your phone on charge to get the battery full. (This is important!!)

Meanwhile, go an download the latest Nokia Software Updater (http://europe.nokia.com/A4579163), install it on your computer.

I advise you to Disconnect all other USB peripherals, unless they are extremely necessary like your mouse!

Run the installed software from your desktop, it will need to connect to update itself again. Let is do whatever it needs to do!

My advice is that after it is done, you restart your computer and close all unneeded programs.

Now, Run again Nokia Software Updater from your desktop, and keep an active Internet connection, because it will need to download about 110MB of firmware.

Connect your phone in PC Suite mode, and follow the process explained very clearly in Nokia Software Updater.

* Make sure that your phone is on charge and is connected to the charger.

* Make sure you have no electricity problem and that you’re going to have electricity for the next 30 minutes.

*Make sure you open/run NO OTHER software, music, text or any file.

* Make sure you put your phone on General profile (By clicking once the power button and choosing General).

* Make sure no one’s going to disconnect the phone in the update process.

Well, if every thing’s OK, proceed now with the update. It will first tell you if there’s an update available for your phone, and then will ask you if you want to upgrade. Proceed, then it will download the firmware, and apply it to the phone, the phone will then restart and will be ready to use.

Once every thing’s finished, go to Memory, in Utilities, and click “Options” and then Select “Rest. From Mass Memory” , this will restore the backed up data, and your messages, settings, files and stuff will be back again in place.

You have the latest Firmware and your files are in place too!

Please make sure you read my last post on this topic (http://www.gibni.com/nokia-n95-8gb-my-new-mobile-phone), it will guide you if you get errors like “No Firmware Upgrade Available for your phone” or “Installation problems with Nokia Software Updater” or “How to change product code” or “How to unbrand your phone”. It’s very useful and important!

Please see this page if you need to know which product codes to use:

http://nokia.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/firmware.htm

I should tell you that you need to reinstall again all the software you had installed and also reinstal the themes you like. (Maybe they’ll be there after the memory restore, but that’t recommended to be reinstalled). You should also refresh the media library.

If you have any issues/comments/question, do not hesitate to put them in the comments section.

The translation of this post to French will come soon.

How to build a Website / Blog – A successful and perfect One – Part 1

Well, in these tutorials, I’ll explain how you can start your own blog/website, how to analyze it, how to optimize it, how to update it, how to market it, how to make profit out of it and how to make it a successful project!
Either you are a student, a university professor, a beginner web developer/designer, a business man, a flowers’ passionate, a restaurant chef or what ever else, and you want to start a website/blog to promote your business, your passion, or inform people about the dangers of global warming or the doom’s day prophecy, or help people rise money for their education, or what ever goal you have, I will help you on developing and delivering the best website/blog you can ever build!
And what is fantastic is that this tutorial is free and all you have to do is once you started your website/blog, the only thing I ask you in exchange, is that you write a blog post or article about these tutorials and my website, but that is optional and up to you.
Well, if you get through difficulties and you have questions, just post them in the comments section of the related tutorial, and you’ll get the reply very soon. To follow the tutorials and their comments, just subscribe to my RSS feeds or subscribe by e-mail (on the left side panel of Gibni).

Well, first and most important thing to do, is to decide what you want to do, and define your goals and trace a plan. Almost everything in this level is to be done on paper (real one).
List your goals, by asking yourself, what are the things you want to achieve by the project, the immediate goals and long term ones.
List and relist, and arrange them, then sort your goals by time, ie. put the ones you need to achieve first on the top of the list. But be careful to be realist, think like this that if you want to change the world, you should start by changing yourself and your surrounding.
So, now that you have sorted them by time, sort them also by toughness, put the easiest ones in top.
Now that you know what you want to achieve, we will proceed to the next level, which is, how to achieve it. Go to your favorite search engine, and type in the keywords you think match best with your project. You will get some results and websites which have almost the same topic(s) as you, visit them, and see how they present their content. Get a better idea of what you might present that would be new and would attract more visitors.
Well, now, comes a little bit difficult part, decide what technology use to develop and implement your website/blog. I personally would recommend that you use PHP as the main language of development for your site. Because PHP is really easy to learn and to implement and it’s cheap on the maintenance side and even on the servers and hosting side.
Now, to simplify your work, I recommend you use some CMS/ PORTAL/ or similar content management web application. Right now, I’m using WORDPRESS for Gibni, and as you can see, it’s not a normal blog, I transformed it to act as a CMS (Content Management System) too. So, now it’s up to you to find out what best matches your requirements, search about WordPress, PhpNuke, vBulltin, Joomla, PHPBB and so on…

Now, start to draw a rough draft of the design of your site/blog, from how you want the overall look of the site, if you want any columns, if yes, how many, which side? Think about the header, about the main content, about the footer. Then, think about what colors you want to implement and try to find the best colors that match together, there are websites and software which suggest best color combinations. Then if you use a CMS or web application like wordpress, search and look for available themes. Like this, you’ll get a better idea of different possible designs and styles.
No, it’s to you to be creative and create a new design (if you wish to have a unique blog/site)
Remember, to be successful, all you need is creativity and a bit of knowledge and junk!
All the tools are available to help you, so just make an effort and be creative.

In the next part, we will review some design tips and few examples. So now, you have to go out and get enough knowledge and decide on the basics as said above. Take your time.

Hitting 10K pageviews per month!

Minutes ago, Gibni got the 10 000 pageviews per month record! I’m very happy to have so many readers from all around the world.

And very happy that more than 80% pf this traffic is comming from search engines, even without me buying any keywords anywhere!! (yet)

I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you dear readers.

I hope you like my blog and will tell about it to your friends, or even better, blog about my blog for your readers.

Social Bookmarks for WordPress – Optimized!

I recently found about that nice plugin, Social Bookmarks 4.0.65 for wordpress.

The plugin is very nice and easy to implement.

But the size of the pictures it includes in the pages/posts, it far beyond what it really need, and that causes higher page loading times! there are a total of 51 png files (icons for different bookmarking sites) and they size around 70 KB!!

I decided to optimize the png files and make them lighter to get faster loading pages.

And I achieved a total size of 13.6 KB which is around five times lighter!

So now, not only the plugin is working very nice, it’s also optimized by me for faster operations.

One more thing to be done is to make this plugin use jQuery for its scripts and effects. Well, that is to be done by the author himself, cause I am no scripting guru!!

You can download the optimized version of “Social Bookmarks” for wordpress here:

Version 4.0.65 : By Apostolos Dountsis ( http://www.dountsis.com/projects/social-bookmarks/ )

Optimized By: Amir (http://www.amirhmoradi.com/)

Download Social Bookmarks for WordPress – Optimized

 

Please someone provide info about how to use this plugin with jQuery.

I recently found about that nice plugin, Social Bookmarks 4.0.65 for wordpress.

The plugin is very nice and easy to implement.

But the size of the pictures it includes in the pages/posts, it far beyond what it really need, and that causes higher page loading times! there are a total of 51 png files (icons for different bookmarking sites) and they size around 70 KB!!

I decided to optimize the png files and make them lighter to get faster loading pages.

And I achieved a total size of 13.6 KB which is around five times lighter!

So now, not only the plugin is working very nice, it’s also optimized by me for faster operations.

One more thing to be done is to make this plugin use jQuery for its scripts and effects. Well, that is to be done by the author himself, cause I am no scripting guru!!

You can download the optimized version of “Social Bookmarks” for wordpress here:

Version 4.0.65 : By Apostolos Dountsis ( http://www.dountsis.com/projects/social-bookmarks/ )

Optimized By: Amir (http://www.Gibni.com)

Download Social Bookmarks for WordPress – Optimized

 

Please someone provide info about how to use this plugin with jQuery.

I recently found about that nice plugin, Social Bookmarks 4.0.65 for wordpress.

The plugin is very nice and easy to implement.

But the size of the pictures it includes in the pages/posts, it far beyond what it really need, and that causes higher page loading times! there are a total of 51 png files (icons for different bookmarking sites) and they size around 70 KB!!

I decided to optimize the png files and make them lighter to get faster loading pages.

And I achieved a total size of 13.6 KB which is around five times lighter!

So now, not only the plugin is working very nice, it’s also optimized by me for faster operations.

One more thing to be done is to make this plugin use jQuery for its scripts and effects. Well, that is to be done by the author himself, cause I am no scripting guru!!

You can download the optimized version of “Social Bookmarks” for wordpress here:

Version 4.0.65 : By Apostolos Dountsis ( http://www.dountsis.com/projects/social-bookmarks/ )

Optimized By: Amir (http://www.Gibni.com)

Download Social Bookmarks for WordPress – Optimized

 

Please someone provide info about how to use this plugin with jQuery.