GeZi World II

November 21, 2006

Today I discovered Yessy

Filed under: General — gezi @ 4:55 pm

It’s OK – I also never heard about Yessy before either but it appears to be quite a bit of a big site. The subject is “Selling Art” for you and me.

When I learned about it I used all my SEO (search engine optimization) tools to check it out – looking at page rank and back links and all that other stuff SEOers do.

One interesting thing I learned when I compared its traffic with that of amazon over the last year using alexa – while amazon had this nice squiggle graph going across the page, the graph of yessy was more or less a straight line at the bottom.

Artistic rendition of a Henley Shirt at ThaiDye.comSo, yes, it does not compare with amazon but a few million hits a day is still nothing to cough at (or what is that expression?)

OK, we always thought of our ThaiDye Jackets and Shirts as art I thought this is the right site for us. There is a 14 days free trial and after that it’s only some $60 per year. They can even act as your escrow service – even though for a rather steep 10%. In comparison to eBay they don’t forbid you to point your visitors to your own site.

So, if I can get some decent traffic to my own site througyessysy to my own site then $56 per year is actually very cheap for link building.

And the shopping holidays are close and we try to get some of that consume cake so everything we can do do sell more of our gorgeous women jackets is a good thing.

Considering all this I set up camp at yessy with a gallery of some of our One-of-a-king women’s jackets and tops. Will see how this will be ranking in the engines tomorrow.

By the way, this image hereĀ  is the proof that our ThaiDye site is about art…

November 9, 2006

The Return of the Flower Power

Filed under: General — gezi @ 3:19 pm

Who would have thought that after my midlife crisis I would start a renaissance of the flower power and hippie era?

OK, maybe it’s not a complete renaissance but at least THE non-conformist uniform of that time is coming back and I have my fingers in it.

How? – Tie-Dye, or tye-dye, how some incorrectly spell it, is my new business which can be found at www.Thaidye.com with the plug-text Unique tie dye from Thailand. And yes, this is the big difference to the olden days tie dye, which was made in the kitchen all by yourself – this one is made in a factory in Thailand – no, not a sweat-shop! – because -from the seventies to today we should have learned something.

That something could be that you don’t have to do everything yourself, and that you can develop a sense of business. With the added advantage that now you can share these cool clothes with others.

And cool they are – it’s not your standard spiral on the chest as in the past seventies – it’s some really unique designs that I sometimes call ‘wearable art’.

O, yes, also want to show off my cool banner ad I have made for the site.

You can see it at the main page of GeZi World I on the right side.

November 8, 2006

A single sheet of paper

Filed under: General — gezi @ 8:15 pm

From Beverly these great images of creations from a single sheet of paper.

If anybody knows who created these, please let me know, so that I can give credit. So far I have no idea where these great works come from, but they are just too good to be passed by.

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November 7, 2006

Real Moments of Zen

Filed under: General — gezi @ 11:50 am
  1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just leave me the hell alone.
  2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
  3. It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.
  4. Sex is like air. It’s not important unless you aren’t getting any.
  5. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.
  6. No one is listening until you fart.
  7. Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.
  8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  9. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
  10. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.
  11. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
  13. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  14. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.
  15. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield.
  16. Don’t worry; it only seems kinky the first time.
  17. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  18. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
  19. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
  20. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.
  21. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  22. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

The most wasted day of all is one in which we have not laughed…

The Engineers Slant on Life

Filed under: General — gezi @ 11:43 am

COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE ONE

Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said: “Where did you get such a great bike?” The second engineer replied: “Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, ‘Take what you want.'” The second engineer nodded approvingly: “Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn’t have fit.”


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE TWO

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE THREE

A pastor, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed: “What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!” The doctor chimed in: “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such ineptitude!” The pastor said: “Hey, here comes the greens keeper. Let’s have a word with him.” “Hi, George what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?” The greens keeper replied: “Oh, yes, that’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime.” The group was silent for a moment. The pastor said,: “That’s so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.” The doctor said, “Good idea. And I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist buddy and see if there’s anything he can do for them.” The engineer said, “Why can’t these guys play at night?”


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE FOUR

There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multimillion-dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to work but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small “x” in chalk on a particular component of the machine and stated: “This is where your problem is”. The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly: “One chalk mark: $1.00. Knowing where to put it: $49,999.00.” It was paid in full and the engineer retired again in peace.


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE FIVE

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets.


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE SIX

The graduate with a Science degree asks, “Why does it work?” The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does it work?” The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?” The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE SEVEN

Normal people … believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough Features yet.”


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE EIGHT

An architect, an artist and an engineer were discussing whether it was better to spend time with the wife or a mistress. The architect said he enjoyed time with his wife, building a solid foundation for an enduring relationship. The artist said he enjoyed time with his mistress, because of the passion and mystery he found there. The engineer said: “I like both.” “Both?” Engineer: “Yeah. If you have a wife and a mistress, they will each assume you are spending time with the other woman, and you can go to the lab and get some work done.”


COMPREHENDING ENGINEERS – TAKE NINE

An engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said: “If you kiss me I’ll turn into a beautiful princess”. He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I’ll Stay with you.” The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out: “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want.” Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally the frog asked: “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess, that I’ll stay with you and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said: “Look I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that’s cool.”

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