Monthly Archives: July 2009

List of e-mail marketing services

This list is a good start if you’re looking for some email marketing tools. Web based services for e-mail marketing, listservs, newsletters, publications Constant Contact (constantcontact): 60 day trial, up to 100 contacts, no credit card needed http://www.constantcontact.com iContact 60 day trial www.icontact.com Mail Chimp (mailchimp) Free up to 2000 subscribers http://www.mailchimp.com http://www.mailchimp.com/pricing/ BoldCode Free 30 day Trial http://ignitebusiness.boldcode.com/ignitebusiness-pricing Vertical Response 30 day free trial. Used to be free for low quantities. Still free for non-profits w/ low volume. http://www.verticalresponse.com/pricing/ StreamSend 30 day trial with 200 e-mail limit http://www.streamsend.com/features_price.htm My Emma (myemma) Test drive option, but looks difficult to sign up for http://myemma.com/email-marketing-pricing/ Campaign Monitor (campaignmonitor) “Sign up for free” – no notes about free usage http://www.campaignmonitor.com/pricing/ Get Response No free option http://www.getresponse.com/pricing Jango Mail Free 200 emails per month https://www.jangomail.com/pricing.asp Peer 360 No free options, this is an expensive but very high grade commercial service http://www.peer360.com/ SendGrid No free option http://sendgrid.com/pricing.html Amazon SES http://aws.amazon.com/ses/pricing/ RatePoint 30 day trial with 550 contacts *farily new to the market http://www.ratepoint.com/pricing.html Campaigner Free Trial *also farily new to the market http://www.campaigner.com/pricing.aspx Desktop Software E-Campaign (ecampaign) PC Compatible only. Trial available. Retails for $100-$300 http://www.lmhsoft.com/ecamp/ Direct Mail (directmail) Mac only. A very nice program. http://ethreesoftware.com/directmail/ Know of More? Please leave a note in the comments! :)

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Network Solutions re-brands

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Just got my Google Wave Developer Invite

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The Rod of Asclepius and The Caduceus

The Rod of Asclepius has traditionally been the symbol for healing and medicine. However, over time the Caduceus has been confused with the Rod of Asclepius and mistakenly used to represent medicine. “A 1992 survey of American health organizations found that 62% of professional associations used the rod of Asclepius, whereas in commercial organizations, 76% used the caduceus.”Graphically, the Caduceus makes is a more elaborate symbol and would be more fun to use in a logo, however, it’s origins are not related to medicine or healing. The caduceus is sometimes used as a symbol for medicine or physicians (instead of the rod of Asclepius) even though the symbol has no connection with Hippocrates and any association with healing arts is something of a stretch. Its singularly inappropriate connotations of theft, commerce, deception and death have provided fodder for academic humor. The rod of Asclepius (sometimes also spelled Asklepios or Aesculapius), also known as the asklepian,[1] is an ancient symbol associated with astrology, the Greek god Asclepius and with healing. It consists of a serpent entwined around a staff. The name of the symbol derives from its early and widespread association with Asclepius, the son of Apollo, who was a practitioner of medicine in ancient Greek mythology. His attributes, the snake and the staff, sometimes depicted separately in antiquity, are combined in this symbol.[2] The Rod of Asclepius also represents the constellation Ophiuchus (or Ophiuchus Serpentarius), the thirteenth sign of the sidereal zodiac. clipped from en.wikipedia.org The caduceus is typically depicted … Continue reading

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w3schools new logo

So I know it’s really suppose to be a rendeition of the w and 3, but with the low height of the W and the curvy, 3 with the spine chopped off, it looks more like a butt and an ear – especially in their favicon

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Zoobilee Zoo

who remembers this? clipped from www.skooldays.com

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Commonly Craved Foods in the United States

clipped from en.wikipedia.org [citation needed] Chicken wings Cheeseburger Chocolate Hamburger Ice cream Peanut butter Pickles Pies Pizza Potato chips Pretzels Soft drinks

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Blackballing

clipped from en.wikipedia.org Blackballing was a rejection technique used in elections to membership of a gentlemen’s club (as well as similarly organised institutions such as Freemasonry and fraternities). The principle of such a club was that it was self-perpetuating; i.e., new members could only be elected by existing members. This was to ensure that new members were congenial to the old members, which helped to preserve the ethos (and exclusivity) of the club. The term is also used as a synonym to blacklist. The favoured method of election was by the ballot box, which was a wooden box into which those participating in the election placed a small ball or ballot. A white ball signified support; a black ball signified opposition. The box was usually designed so that observers could not see how the voter was voting; it was all done under cover of the box, or of a combination of a cloth and the box itself.

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Schrödinger’s cat

clipped from en.wikipedia.org Schrödinger’s Cat: A cat, along with a flask containing a poison, is placed in a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence. If an internal Geiger counter detects radiation, the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when we look in the box, we see the cat either alive or dead, not a mixture of alive and dead.

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