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Miscellaneous Ramblings – 3/22/2008

written by John Chow on March 22, 2008


In Today’s Richmond News

My mainstream media coverage continues as I made this week’s edition of the Richmond News newspaper. The article isn’t online yet but residents living in Richmond will be able to walk to their corner store and pick up a copy. I’ll update this post when the article is online.

Winning The Web Passes $12,000 In Prizes

It just keeps getting bigger. The contest at Winning The Web is turning into a monster. The total prize pool is now at $12,201! It is truly turning into the craziest Internet marketing contest ever. If you haven’t got in on it yet, you still have time. The contest is over at the end of the month. If I win anything, it’ll go to you guys.

Easter Egg Hunt!

In other contest news, Caroline Middlebrook is holding an Easter egg hunt on her blog. Over the next three days, she’ll be ‘hiding’ a total of 30 easter eggs on her blog and inviting visitors to hunt for them. Caroline will be giving away 10 copies of my soon-to-be-released StumbleUpon traffic course as prizes.

How Do You Count Your Cash?

If you thought that everyone counts their cash the same way, you would be wrong. This video shows the many different ways people count their cash. How do you count your cash? I use a one of those cash counting machines because there’s too much cash to count by hand. :twisted:

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Kevin @ Change Your Tree March 22, 2008 at 11:03 am

Interesting video!

Now I’ll be heading over to join that Easter egg hunt. What a great idea!

Andrew Pavelski March 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Definitely, Caroline thought of a very creative idea :)

Robert March 22, 2008 at 4:05 pm

How exactly do you hide easter eggs on a blog?

Caroline Middlebrook March 23, 2008 at 3:22 am

They’re graphic images of easter eggs and I just inserted them into a bunch of blog posts :)

MR. NICE GUY March 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm

This idea of Caroline must be very interesting. I’ll go check it out and start looking for the eggs hidden somewhere. John must have known where to find them hehehe. :grin:

Rekzai March 22, 2008 at 11:18 am

My dad counts money like the second way shown :razz: I think its pretty coool.

Mike Huang March 22, 2008 at 11:32 am

Lol, too much money…to food :)


Wade March 22, 2008 at 11:34 am

I don’t get to count any cash. Everything is either direct deposited, or paypal. So I guess I just look at the number on the ATM receipt, or online. Either that or my website isn’t making money like John Chow. So pretty pretty please visit my site and check it out! JC bathes in his money.

BTW – I was waiting for another misc rambling post. Cant wait till your end of money figures.

Art of Webhosting - Jeremy March 22, 2008 at 11:35 am

I’ve just watched the video. Actually we, Eastern European people count the money like Japanese people (the first example in the video), but we do it much faster. It would take a year to count 1 million Hungarian Forints (approximately: 6000 USD) with that speed. :D Anyway, I really like this video, it’s interesting.

Hannah March 22, 2008 at 11:51 am

I work at a bank, and that video is spot on! There are an infinite number of ways people like to count their cash, and a lot of people complain that the bills that come out of our machine aren’t all facing the same way (as in the queen’s head face up and on the right on our 20 dollar bills). Of all the things to complain about!!!!

Andrew Pavelski March 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm

That video was definitely on spot. It was cool to hear an experience from someone that works @ a bank! :)

Free CSS Templates March 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Haha, interesting vid. =)

Mark Blair March 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm

…Your soon-to-be-released StumbleUpon traffic course…? :-)

Caroline Middlebrook March 23, 2008 at 3:23 am

Hehe that was a typo – he copied the text I wrote in my email. It’s *MY* StumbleUpon course, not John’s :)

shanker bakshi March 23, 2008 at 5:57 am

Yes -I catch it – It should be your name instead. ( so one has to send e-mail – noted )

theconceptmachines March 22, 2008 at 12:13 pm

thats a cool video. I was thinking where do u get all this ideas from?


Andrew Pavelski March 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for sharing the news. That WTW contest is getting crazier and crazier as the month goes on… Thanks for sharing that Easter Egg contest and the $ counting clip.

David Chew March 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm

That contest sure is going to attract a lot of participants.

eshohealth March 22, 2008 at 12:57 pm

John, thank you very much for all your inspiring articles. You have been of great help to new bloggers like me. While wishing you more power to your elbow (& pen!), I look forward to partnering with you as I continue in my blogger’s journey.
Best regards.

Rosie Rosie! March 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Africans don’t count like that!!! In Africa, 5 year olds are hardened entrepreneurs and they would laugh if someone (me for example) counted so slow!

unnikuttan March 22, 2008 at 1:02 pm

In India, may do not count the money. it will be in bags because of the inflation. so you pay in one bag or two if you wanna buy big houses or a car.

Jim March 22, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Very interesting video! I didn’t know that people counted money in such different ways.

The WTW contest is totally bad now in my opinion. It got way too inflated to the point that people are losing interest because they feel like they cannot win. This is a perfect example of how not to run a blog site. :neutral:

02millions March 22, 2008 at 3:14 pm

that’s pretty funny I count it just the way I should, not sure about the other countries but I know asia and the US are dead on.

Infogle March 22, 2008 at 3:17 pm

I posted the same video on my blog too almost 6hrs ago and saw this post here… john i was first this time… and nice to see that i thought the same way the john thoughy :grin:

Robert March 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm

What if you don’t have any cash to count?

Bigman March 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Excatly , I need the cash to figure out how I count it :P

Affiliate Confession March 22, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Looking forward to reading the write up about you in the Richmond News.

Affiliate Confession March 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm

I’d like to with the StumbleUpon traffic course. I’ll have to check out the Easter egg contest.

Jimson Lee March 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm

In the service industry, such as waiters in restaurants, if you are giving money back to the boss or cash register, you count the money in the “outward” direction, facing away from you.

If you are counting your tips at the end of the night, you count the bills “towards” you.

The money goes in the direction of the receiver.

Not sure how they count the loonies and toonies…

Abdalla March 22, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Africans count as the first ones i.e japan and the japan counts more or less like the british (mega slow!).

Mr. Javo March 22, 2008 at 6:32 pm

lol, I count my money as the last manner

eshohealth March 22, 2008 at 6:57 pm

John, thank u so much for your generous blogging guides at all times.
You’ve been so wonderful

Erik March 23, 2008 at 1:22 am

Very cool video. I am going to have to try some of these in front of peeps!

king kong March 23, 2008 at 3:48 am

hahaha, what a cool clip! i think the indian way is the most slick! do you really have a cash counter those are really really expensive! :twisted:

shanker bakshi March 23, 2008 at 5:46 am

So you big guys are supporting Gyutae for his carzy contest haan

shanker bakshi March 23, 2008 at 5:53 am

If i will have that much money i will count it in every possible way.

Syed Balkhi March 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I am wondering what was the source of the person when he mentioned this is how the money is count in Pakistan and other parts of Turkey because I am from Pakistan and I know that bankers don’t count money like that ..

lasers March 24, 2008 at 12:12 am

The easter egg hunt is a slick idea.

David Chew March 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm

John you were trying to say that you earn a lot but in fact you did really earn a lot. :grin:

fractal brothers March 24, 2008 at 4:06 pm

because there’s too much cash to count by hand

lol…. ass.