Our Web Log
(as frequently -- or rarely -- as stuff happens)
Events in reverse chronological order.
February 7, 2008
Wow, I had totally forgotten about this page for almost a year now!
Manually updated weblogs are so 2004! But I'm gonna keep this around for a little longer, if you don't mind :-)
Anyways, lots of stuf has happened since then, a lot of which I can barely recollect. Here are the highlights:
* Updated ClickBank Download Protector - version 5 is out now.
* Updated ClickTracker - some kick-ass new features. You've got to check it out.
* Launched some new blogs, my favorite one being HowToThrowYourVoice.com - a blog on ventriloquism
* Launched a new mini-site: RaviRecommends.com - a site about the free, open-source and non-free tools, sites and services that I use and recommend.
* For the first time, touched 100 domain names that I now own.
* Moved from WebmasterInABox.net to MyWebmasterInABox.com. The old one had gotten banned by Google for some weird reason for almost a year. It's back up now, but I've moved to this new domain since.
* Wrote and published my first book, "No Business Like E-Business". Also available at Amazon.
* Bought an awesome new Yamaha Motif XS Keyboard. Made some music, which I may share with you at some point.
March 8, 2007
Have been in hiatus for a while. Focusing on just updating and supporting existing scripts. Created a few new web sites (not really products) in the meantime.
RavisRants.com (My blog)
LinkOverLoad.com (Online Feed Reader)
I'm slowly moving away from an "email subscription" model to a "feed subscription" model. So if you want to keep up with what I'm doing, subscribe to my feed at my blog. Once there, you'll see the familiar subscribe button.
November 26 , 2005
Spanking new version of the ClickBank Download Protector v4.0 has been released. Check out the new video tutorial and demo which shows both the "Link Generator" as well as the download protector script in action.
This version of the script is the best one yet - it has support for multiple downloads, ability to collect name and email address of customer before displaying the download link, ability to add them to an autoresponder, and lots more. My hottest script is now the hottest upgrade yet!
September 17 , 2005
Awesome new GoogleSplash script has just been released. You can purchase this script separately from here, but it has also been added to the free bonuses list for a very short period of time. Don't pay for another click or run another online ad until you have checked this out.
March 5, 2005
Form-Mailer has been updated. Version 2.0 has been released. It has been made much, much simpler to install than before. Incorporates instant autoresponse to your visitor, PLUS email logging.
Completely configurable. Just update one config file. Nothing else to touch.
February 7, 2005
Ok, a lot has happened - just hadn't updated this page. Here's the list, in random order:
* Finally launched my blog,
a new free desktop utility for web site owners and internet marketers
* Updated many of the scripts in the suite
* Hurt my back shovelling snow
* Hurt my back again during the second snow storm in a week
* Can't wait for winter to be over (live in New York)
July 3, 2004
On my way to Portland, Oregon. I'm typing this during the Chicago-Portland hop. The kids are asleep - just finished watching the inflight movie, Hidalgo. Not a bad movie - especially since I like horses - and Mortensen.
Can't wait to burn DVD's of home movies during this long weekend. I'm also trying out PowerDirector and Sony Vegas. Will let you know how it goes.
July 2, 2004
Got my pretty, pretty Firewire cable from an online store (can't reveal it yet till I publish my rather unpleasant experience - don't want to give them any undeserved publicity).
But the awesome thing is, the downloads from my Sony Hi-8 camcorder are so blazing fast that I'm able to view the video in real time - in fact, the software I'm trying out (Powerdirector) allows me to control my camcorder with a VCR-like interface. I can pause, rewind, play and record to my camcorder simply using buttons on my laptop screen. WHOA! Is this stuff cool or what?
May 26 , 2004
Just like I predicted - no presents on my b'day :-(
But my lovely laptop is still going strong.
Couldn't have asked for a better b'day present :-)
April 17, 2004
Just got my spanking new *monster* laptop. 'Twas a gift from my sweetheart - a full one month *before* my birthday (that certainly means I ain't getting nuthin' next month :-( Just kidding -- is that cool or what!! Click here to see a picture.
April 16, 2004
Just got my Java Certification from Sun. Hurrah! Am now officially a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP :-). I've been programming in Java for over 6 years now, but decided to go for certification only now - thanks to inspiration and motivation (read butt-kicking) from my wife :-)
January 1, 2004
Happy new year! Just launched 1SiteAutomation.com -- the newest site in the WebmasterInABox network. Think of this as an online service, a completely-hosted version of the WebmasterInABox suite - only with a thousand more features - like unlimited sequential autoresponders, kick-butt shopping cart with features like coupons and multiple-order discounts, start your own affiliate program, personalized bulkmail sending, and more.
I'm lying low -- planning and developing products to become a part of the next generation of WebmasterInABox 2005. Watch out for some kickbutt, why-didn't-anyone-think-of-this-before kinda scripts.
I finally left my long-suffering, *miserable* day job with an *extremely abusive* boss. This guy is every employee's greatest nightmare come true - the way he treated me and the others is actually stuff that one would think happens only in movies! I couldn't be happier -- I'm now back with one of my earlier employers. Life's great!
29 , 2003
launched my new site - SlideInPopup.com
If you are worried about your popup ads getting blocked
by the popup blocker software on your visitors' computer,
then this is JUST the tool you need to make sure your
visitors are seeing your messages.
Popub blockers ruining your messages? Don't get mad
- get sliding.
1 , 2003
tired to do zzzzz.... any new development zzzzz....
12 , 2003
Rohan, my son, arrives in this world at 9:14 AM.
A healthy, 6-pounder. My bundle of joy - I'm blessed!
cancelled a trip to the land of beaches, Florida!
My 4 year old daughter was supposed to accompany me,
and she is kinda heartbroken - but delivery time is
approaching for wifey dear, and gotta take care of
her. She has been advised a lot of TLC and rest -
and that's exactly what she's gonna get.
Meanwhile, Scripts-n-Software is a pretty big success
- over 400 subscribers in less than 2 months - and
for almost those entire two months, I did not even
have a sign up form *anywhere* on my web site. Just
plastered it all over the site only last night. Let's
see how it picks up now.
24 , 2003
after months of contemplating whether to write my
own script or purchase an off-the-shelf script from
someone else, I decided to do some research on both
desktop and online versions of sequential autoresponder
packages. It came down to two products - Autoresponse
Plus (online) and Gammadyne Mailer (desktop version).
Autoresponse Plus won eventually - after I bought
their package, opted for a refund, almost purchased
Gammadyne, changed my mind, made sure I got the credit
back from ClickBank, went in and purchased Autoresponse
Plus once again.
This helped me bring my newsletter, Scripts-n-Software,
over from YahooGroups to my own server.
Though I finished coding about 90% of what a basic
Autoresponder application should be able to do, I
decided to put it on the backburner for the moment,
because it would take me way too much time to program
all the features that Autoresponse Plus already has.
And I wanted to get going with my new newsletter.
So, in the end AutoResponse Plus proved to be one
of the best investments I've made in a long time (barring
of course, Stephen Pierce's mind blowing eBook, The
Whole Truth). Skip drinking coffe for the next one
month if you have to, but don't miss buying this ebook.
1 , 2003
new happening. Just revising and optimizing existing
code, adding new features, and writing some custom
scripts - both new and customizing existing WIAB scripts
- for clients. Not much time for new development.
Extremely busy with both my day job and my personal
life. The wife's expecting a boy in May - extremely
excited. Can't wait!
1 , 2003
v2.3 is just out! Lots of enhancements, a
security update, more optimized code, and new features.
You can now add an extra comment to your links, just
to remind you what those links are - especially if
you're shortening those long, ugly affiliate links.
It also has new features for Editing & Deleting
Download Protector version 3.0 is just out!
It now comes with a spanking new feature - the Temporary
Link Generator - which lets you completely hide
the real location of your actual files, and displays
a temporary link with a randomly generated file
name! You can even set the links to expire in
1 hour, 2 hours, or 24 hours! Fort-Knox kinda security!
Completely and easily automate it too!
List is open for business! Now, I'm taking this
list real serious - so, go ahead and let me know what
kind of script or online application will make your
life that much easier!
Online Forums are now open. Feel free to contribute.
to build a Knowledge
Base for PHP and Web design & programming
Protector for ClickBank version 2.0 is out! It
uses ClickBank's proprietary CBPOP technology in tandem
with WebmasterInABox's own proprietary algorigthm
that PLUGS the security hole in ClickBank's own technology!
Absolutely no one else on the Web offers this type
of software with this kind of features!
Protector for Paypal has been released. It uses
Paypal's proprietary IPN technology to safeguard your
downloads and members-only sections of your web site.
version 1.1 is just out!
New features like affiliate link cloaker, session
cookies, ShortUrl, and more added to AffTrakker
'delete link' feature added to ClickTracker
v2.0 is just out!
new version ships with an Image-Server written in
PHP, which will securely display your images from
a hidden folder, known only to you - not to your visitor.
The script is to be used for preventing bandwidth
pirates from linking to your images directly and making
you pay for their crime.
soon - Download-Protector-Paypal is almost ready for
had time to write up the sales page with details about
how it works. But it's been tested and is ready to
go - in just a few more days.
Version 2 is now out!
campaign tracking tool has slick new features like
the ability to reset statistics to "0" (to
start tracking afresh) and detailed referer logs (referring
url, operating system & browser used by the visitor,
and the date and time of visit).
much awaited release of AffTrakker
has just happened!
out the AffTrakker right now by clicking
you are among those who have purchased the entire
box before August 15, 2002, then you will be
automatically receiving this new script by email -
a inaugural offer, so far we had a special deal in
place which guaranteed all our buyers that they would
automatically receive all new products and all new
versions of all products for ever - for life - for
FREE! We are extremely thankful to all our early buyers
for believing in us, having faith in a new product,
trusting in our technical support and investing in
have not let them down one bit, and that shows in
the testimonials that
we have received.
of today, August 15, 2002, the offer has expired.
As a buyer you are still entitled to all future versions
of all the scripts that are a part of WebmasterInABox.net
at the time of your purchase. We may still bring it
back as a special limited time offer in the
near future. So, keep watching this page for updates.
out our spanking new affiliate program. This is powered
by our own script, the C.A.P.E. We have made so many
changes to it, and added such powerful new features
to it, that it could no longer be called a new version,
but practically a new product! So, we have decided
to name it "AffTrakker".
can do all of the following:
an affiliates-only members area
your affiliates a way to quickly and painlessly sign
up for a new affiliate account
ready made copy with their affiliate URL's already
embedded in it
emails to all your affiliates directly online using
the cool Webmail Interface
partial or complete lists of your affiliates and their
login info in a convenient CSV (comma separated) format
makes it a snap to import into a spreadsheet
Buy the WebmasterInABox.net
Toolkit now and get AffTrakker free when it is launched
in a few days...
a limited time, we are giving away an Absolutely
Free Copy of FreetoSell
, a classic suite of popular info products, along
with every purchase of a WebmasterInABox license.
This free package is worth $49.97 (sale price at retailer's
copy of FreetoSell comes with Complete
Resell Rights, which means you can resell
the various info products individually, or packaged,
or however you choose, and keep all the profits to
yourself! It is like a ready-made web store.
up and buy now when the offer
is still open. You can be downloading the entire suite
of WebmasterInABox PLUS the entire suite of FreetoSell
minutes from now!
amazing new additions are being made to our Affiliate
program add-on script for ClickBank merchants, C.A.P.E
. It is almost ready for release!
you are an existing license holder of WebmasterInABox,
you will automatically receive the upgrade for free
as soon as it is ready for release.
new Testimonials section
added. This one is filled with true heart-felt comments
and emails from extremely satisfied users of WebmasterInABox
a new online service, SpamStopper
has been added. Feel free to use this online service
to encrypt all the email addresses on your web site
so that spambots cannot spider your web site and collect
your email addresses automatically - this script encrypts
your email addresses in such a way that email-extracting
software won't even see your email addresses.
Affiliates: New banners
and images have been added. Now you can use these
banners on your web pages along with our plug-and-play
marketing copy to boost your sales. Also, if you're
not yet an affiliate, you should think about becoming
one - we just started giving away free
scripts to all our affiliates. I'm sure you don't
want to miss out on the free goodies. It costs
nothing to join, so what the heck, right?
I'm ready to release a couple of more scripts shortly.
So, obviously, there will be a price increase. So,
purchase a license while the
pricing is still low - and you will get all scripts
added to the box within the next year - for Free!
ad copy added for
the CAPE script (you need to login to get it. It's
added. Get ready-to-copy-and-paste sales copy for
various WebmasterInABox scripts. We have programmed
it in cush a way that all copy is already customized
with your Clickbank login information. Simply plug-and-play-and-earn-cash.
Use these templates in your newsletters on on your
web site and we will pay you 50% of our profits.
Affiliate Program Enhancer added to 'the box'.
Also, the price of the entire box has been increased
to $119.00 in view of 3 new scripts being added to
the box since the launch, when it was priced at $99.95.
Note: Shortly, we will be adding some really awesome
scripts, and as we add a new script, the total price
of the box will keep going up. But, once you purchase
a license, you will never have to pay for any new
script that is added to the box in the next one
hurry up and lock in your price today!
added to 'the box'..
this Page added to 'the box'.
officially launched. Hurrah! Finally! (Phew)
work on the site. Started with the logo first. Got
a colleague to draw a geeky picture of Prez. Bush.
Liked it. Kept it.
woke up. Got another brainwave. Decided GeekInTheBox.net
was too geeky. The more understandable "Webmaster
In A Box.com" was born...wait...Oops.. .com
already taken - I'll take the .net version
then - WebmasterInABox.net is thus born - and registered!
a brainwave. Registered GeekInTheBox.net. Too many
other things going on. Forgot all about it.