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My Online Computer Software Store

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

I didn't know I had an online computer software store until now, after I put in some time to check latest features from Chitika. The concept of the advertising scheme is very innovative, although I don't think I'll benefit much from the program.

I also added a ShopCloud to my sidebar. If you are interesting in any kind of computer software, do have a look!

What do you think about the new advertising concepts?

If you have been using it for a long time, how's the response?

Using Western Union to Withdraw Google AdSense Payment

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Western Union Can see that lots of Malaysians have got their payments through Western Union without much problems. I just switch over to Western Union as well.

I did not expect the procedure is so simple. I could easily get it done in only a few clicks. But I had a too complicated mind.

The simple way

  1. Go to My Accounts tab.
  2. In Account Settings, click on the "edit" link beside Payment details.
  3. Select Setup Western Union Cash.
  4. Click continue.
  5. Enter your payee name in the correct order.
  6. Tick the checkbox at the bottom.
  7. Click Save changes.

The hard way

There is a part that made me nervous:

In order to ensure that your Western Union payment is issued properly, please provide us with the proper ordering of your Current Payee Name, shown above. If needed, you may include your middle name or initial with your first name. The names you enter below must match the contents of your Current Payee Name. If you need to update your payee name, please contact us.

Payee name fields

I was thinking that I need to enter my name correctly. Since I have always receive cheques with my surname at the back, I think I need to make sure I enter it correctly so that it will match exactly like what's in my identity card.

Original payee name: Eng Lee Teh
Surname: Teh
Given name: Eng Lee
Name in identity card: Teh Eng Lee

So, I manually requested Google to change my Payee name.

Changed payee name to: Teh Eng Lee

After a few hours, when I got the notification from Google telling me that my payee name has been changed. I get back to the Setup Western Union Cash page and enter my payee information. I entered "Eng Lee" as my given and "Teh" as my surname and finish the steps.

Then, I went back to Account setting page to reconfirm my payee information, I saw "Eng Lee Teh". I realised how silly I am.

Finally, I had no choice but to get back to the Setup Western Union Cash page and entered "Teh" as my first name and "Eng Lee" as my last name.

I know I'm silly, but when will the world learn that Chinese has their Surname at the front? Can't they just allow us to enter our payee names in a single box?

Adjusted My WordPress Theme for Advertisements

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Just spent a little time to adjust my All Blue theme to accommodate a few advertisements. My original design failed to fit in all the standard ads units provided by Google AdSense. Widened posts section to fit in banners.

For good or for bad? If you have any concern regarding my ads placements, voice it here!

Response from Yahoo! Publisher Network

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Finally get a response from Yahoo! Publisher Network, after applying for it 10 days ago.

Dear EngLee,

Thank you for applying for the Yahoo! Publisher Network beta program. It is currently in beta and we are accepting a very limited number of new publishers, but we will let you know when we launch to the general public or if we are able to invite you to join the beta before then. To maximize your chances for approval, please make sure:

  • You have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax ID number, and web site content that is predominately in English and targeted at a U.S. user base.
  • Your site provides a good user experience. Please see our complete list of guidelines for a positive user experience here:
  • Your site does not contain problematic content. Please see our guidelines for displaying our ad results here:
  • Thanks again for your interest. We look forward to welcoming you into our program when it is open to the public.


    The Yahoo! Publisher Network Team

    Again, they mention about valid U.S. Social Security number. Looks like I'm just wasting my time.

    USD 5 Giveaway from AuctionAds

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

    Auction Ads

    I signed up for Text Link Ads long time ago, but didn't really put it on my site. They introduced a new program, AuctionAds, which will display live eBay auction ads at your site. I just receive their email giving away USD 5, just for signing up as publisher.

    If you are interested, just follow this link: AuctionAds Promotion (Ends on 20th of May 2007)

    Sample auction ads