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ClosedGL




msg:1318411
 8:29 pm on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm a relative newbie around here, having only joined a week/couple of weeks ago and I've been doing some downloading of my Adsense CSVs. Being unafriad of spreadsheets and charts, I imported them and built some pretty pictures.

The result? Looking at the graph shows I'm 10% up so far this month. The attribution? Reading WebmasterWorld.

I hear it makes you a better lover too.

 

mykel79




msg:1318441
 9:49 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know if there's a way to set preferences for the CSV?

For example, in my country we use a comma instead of a decimal point, and the date format is different also. When I open the CSV in Excel, the dates are messed up and I have to replace the dots with periods.

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P.S. Okay, I found that if I save the file to disk first, and then open it, I can tell Excel what the decimal separator and date format is. That's for the other's who were having problems with formats :)

bbcarter




msg:1318442
 11:05 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

you should be able to select the whole column, then format the cells- either via the format menu or right-clicking.

website




msg:1318443
 1:55 am on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

adfree,
that was probly the most incitefull snip of advice i think i have yet to read on these forums. That situation is one that all who discover adsense will have to deal with at one time or another. This field of buisness is an obsessive one, frankly because all things "cutting edge" require research to make them worth while. If one wants to ride this cash wave, while also maintaining his/her human essence, several deciscive paths must be chosen. Usually it boils down to the question "What is most important to myself?". If you care to have full control of your life, and not have it lived for you through vicarious clicks per minute, then you must limit your interaction with something that has the potential to control you (money).

All i am saying is that there is a reason why most older men with money die bitter and alone.

adfree




msg:1318444
 3:59 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Correct and very well stated. That's why I am selling all my sites and fix myself, with it my relationships to the world and my loved ones. And you know what: HAVEN't BEEN HAPPIER, EVER!

On top, makes my competitors happy too ;-)
We all win!

Seriously, guys and gals, take 30 minutes out of your busy lives tonight, right away and invest them into your future. Pop the one most important question to your spouse and another to you:

"Honey, can we very, very seriously and honstly talk and feel about the impact of what I am doing on us?!"

"What do I want to find as my biggest treasure when I would leave this planet tomorrow..."

website




msg:1318445
 6:43 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

yikes, your selling all your sites? Your situation must have gotten very bad. I understand this feeling though, i felt at one point my computer was controlling my life, so i sold it to my younger brother until i was capable of controling my addiction. I'm glad to hear that everything is working out now though, it takes alot of wisdom to take account for the errors you make. Most people will just blame someone else for their problems until they have nothing left.

best wishes

bbcarter




msg:1318446
 8:09 pm on Apr 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

adfree,

congrats on your willingness to do what you need to in your marriage- successful marriage requires sacrifice.

for myself, I am fortunate in this respect in that I married a workaholic :-) we enjoy sharing updates about our work, and respect each other's talents and achievements, along with all the affection-

but to balance out your rationale:
* obviously you can work hard, not smart
* and certainly running sites successfully has become more complicated
* but the web still represents a huge field of opportunity that was never there before, especially for those with the skills and talents it requires
* and to fulfill that american/capitalistic dream of freedom and achievement takes a lot of work

For me, the alternative would be simply to settle down into a 'normal' job and hope that the economy favors it.

But it seems the forces of economic globalization cannot be resisted- and the only thing Americans can hope to succeed with in the future is our education/intelligence/brains- which we are uniquely positioned to develop and use. Our pride and history will prevent us from lowering our salaries to do unskilled work.

So how could the job of running and creating websites, (properly moderated with family and community participation, spirituality, etc.), not be the best job?

website




msg:1318447
 6:21 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

i agree, we are in a very unique position as americans. One that, so long as the internet remains in the same essentially deregulated form as it is now, can be greatly successfull for those skilled in developing it. We will have the most experiance, therfore creating a pillow to excel over those that arent as equally experianced.

The only thing that people need to worry about in my opinion is the extended period of time in which you are exposed to a computer system versus human interaction.

This is speaking from personal experiance.

I allowed myself all of life to befriend machine over man, and while it seemed beneficial interacting with an entity which could not truly hurt me unless i "programed" it to, it in fact became an obessive hole in which i dwelt.... I seriously became bitter and because of that frightened by fellow human interaction.

think for a minute how many people you know that are computer savvy that have a diffcult time talking to other people.

OptiRex




msg:1318448
 9:29 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

We will have the most experiance, therfore creating a pillow to excel over those that arent as equally experianced.

Sniff the coffee website!

You're very much mistaken if you consider that the USA, or Americans, are the "only" innovators and people who understand programming and what's happening.

I bet if a poll were taken of posters and visitors here that less than half are Americans or residing in the USA, probably a lot less.

Complacency is a sure-fireway of learning the reality.

think for a minute how many people you know that are computer savvy that have a diffcult time talking to other people.

Absolutely none that I know of...we're all 10+ year programmers and web developers and meet 3+ times per week for beers and technical talk, and yes, the women not only join in, they're programming too!

ClosedGL




msg:1318449
 9:47 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Speaking of which Optirex, are we off for a beer tonight? Google's paying...

OptiRex




msg:1318450
 12:33 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Pedal to the metal ClosedGL, heavy meeting in the Peaks again tomorrow, however definitely Weds night, anyone else want to join us?

Good ale, lager for those who must, and 1.50 pint:-)

website




msg:1318451
 3:55 am on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Good optirex! prove me wrong. While i feel that you and a handfull of others are, i believe that the reality is that the majority of those focused on computer related activities as thier career (not just those contributing to this site) do not utilize that type of human contact. Usually those who do find reason to involve themselves come to the conclusion they are lacking signifigant human interaction, yet that alone isnt enough motivation most of the time. Four incentives are most often used to complete the "I need leave my computer" cycle and sadly enough these are the want of "Power", "Money", "Sex", or "Physical/Mental Numbness".

While i realize this has turned into an entirely new thread, this is just a snipit of info alot of you guys might think about.

I end with the immortal words of Darth Vader (from the end of Empire Strikes Back):
"Search your feelings, you know it to be true"

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