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Miscellaneous Ramblings – 6/12/2008

written by John Chow on June 12, 2008


Over 400 Entries in 24 Hours

I can’t believe how many people entered the Market Leverage bag of stuff giveaway. You guys must really want that Flip Video really bad! At its current rate, I may have a thousand entries before the big draw on June 21 at Dot Com Pho. If you haven’t entered yet, then go join the fun.

Dot Com Pho Resumes

After being MIA for a few weeks, Dot Com Pho is back at its usual time and location. Anyone who likes the taste of Pho noodles and making money online is welcome to join us. Dot Com Pho starts at 12:30PM at Pho Lan in Richmond this Saturday. If you wish to attend, let me know and I’ll save a seat for you.

Vote for Ian Fernando

Ian Fernando needs your help to get into the Top Affiliate Challenge. Please go to his TAC page and vote him a 10. It would be really cool to have Ian on the show. Right now, he is in the 56th spot. He’ll need to get into the top 10 in order to have a shot at it so please go vote.

The Coolest Gift I Got From Computex

I received many gifts at Computex Taipei, but none was as cool as this one.

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cool things June 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm

That is a really cool gift to keep you cool. :smile:

Chris Jacobson June 12, 2008 at 10:07 pm

You seemed to know a lot about the fan for only opening it for the first time on camera. :twisted:

John Chow June 12, 2008 at 11:10 pm

That’s because I made it all up.

Germz June 12, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Hey John I have a question about the contest.. what I make many posts about the contest all linking to “” Will I get many tickets or will it only count as 5, I’m asking this again even though I asked it in that page seeing as the other page has way too many comments and I’m bound to get a better response by posting in here.
Thanks I’d really like that ipod nano and WILL do everything in my ability to get it. Thanks

John Chow June 12, 2008 at 4:35 pm

You need to send a trackback to the contest post, not this post.

Abdul June 12, 2008 at 9:30 pm

I wonder why you picked a date so far, the sooner the better because I simply can’t wait! :sad:

Nicholas James June 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm


Stak Loaded: How to make money doing nothing! June 12, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I’m willing to bet you only get 1 entry per blog, seems like the logical thing :neutral:

Alex Shalman June 12, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Haha that’s a sick fan, i like it.

SJ June 12, 2008 at 4:31 pm

I would love to see a hover craft desk! That is a very awesome fan, totally sweet!

On a side note, I have been reading and rereading your ebook and I must say it is a very good read. I can usually ramble on for hours about one topic or another and now I’ve found a way to have multiple reasons to do so! So, I just want to say, thank you very much!

Terry Tay June 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm

There was a guy that built a desk car that he drives around. It looked pretty cool and like an actual desk, except with a motor, sterring wheel, and tires. He also built a couch car and a few other weird vehicles.

SJ June 13, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Something about that just seriously amuses me. Does he have a binary clock in the car?

Terry Tay June 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm

I tried finding a video of it but I couldn’t seem to find it. Perhaps I’m not using the right keywords to find it. They are neat contraptions for vehicles though.

Vlad Bretgoltz June 12, 2008 at 4:52 pm

The contest page crashes my firefox because of all the comments.

Abdul June 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Yeah, its giving me errors too!

OCGolfCourse June 12, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I think it’s time to get a new computer!

Bradford Liedel June 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Just give it enough time and it’ll eventually load.

Nicholas James June 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm

It will take time to load…the comments keep on building up!

Abdul June 16, 2008 at 12:54 am

I know but there is some kinda script that smashes up the whole thing!
I think some kind of Javascript error or something!

Lyndon June 12, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Hey John, couldn’t help but notice the date of the draw. It’s June 21st, not Jan (as in January) 21st right?

Better Tag June 12, 2008 at 5:29 pm

:razz: lol.. superb fan. can be pc cooler too. :lol:

Germz June 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Yeah I know to the contest page, but What I mean is if I have 100 pages linking to the contest page will it be 100 x 5 = number of tickets I’ll get? Thank you for the answer :)

OCGolfCourse June 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm

If you have so much time to do so many links and blogs, why dont you spend the same amount of time and earn money to buy those things?

John Chow June 12, 2008 at 9:51 pm

It’s per blog. Linking from 100 pages from the same blog still gets you only five entries.

Deal Filter June 12, 2008 at 6:04 pm

I’d like to know the answer to Germz question. If that’s the case, I need to get linkin’!

Shawn Knight June 12, 2008 at 6:08 pm

That fan is pretty darn large… but it looks like a desk fan that you would use on yourself rather than your computer, because of the base at the bottom that would allow it to stand upright…

Affiliate Confession June 12, 2008 at 6:13 pm

John, you have 439 more entries on your contest that I have on my blog contest with ML stuff and other gadgets.

OCGolfCourse June 12, 2008 at 9:42 pm

Thats called marketing muscle!

Thiago Prado June 12, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Unbelievable!!! 400 entries is pretty amazing.
I created a contest and only a few people entered! :sad:

Noobpreneur June 12, 2008 at 6:22 pm


I want that fan! It’s darn hot around here :D

Stephen June 12, 2008 at 6:55 pm

The coolest gift I got from COMPUTEX was an iPod nano and a whole bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label! :D

Oh, I got the fan too, but it’s kinda sucky and doesn’t do a whole lot.

Clickusername June 12, 2008 at 7:52 pm

I rather have this- – but use it for keeping beer cool.

Terry Tay June 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I think you mean 400 comments and trackbacks and not entries John. If you multiply the trackbacks by the 5 entries you are giving each, your total entries will be well over 400.

Bibokz June 12, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Hows that? 400 entries is a good number for earning rambling…

make150aday June 12, 2008 at 9:09 pm

running out of ideas…
next will be usb car..for kids

Stak Loaded: How to make money doing nothing! June 12, 2008 at 9:29 pm

what about a usb condom :grin:

PaulB June 13, 2008 at 12:32 am

I stumbled across a USB vibrator once, was only small though, guess USB doesn’t have the “punch”.

Bradford Liedel June 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm

My brother in law got his two year old a battery powered jeep for his birthday. It has AM/FM radio, cup holders, and seats two.

So yeah, not too far off I don’t think. ;-)

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 12, 2008 at 9:16 pm

thats a cool fan! :smile:

OCGolfCourse June 12, 2008 at 9:43 pm

What everyone really wants is the bag, not the Flip camera.

Stephen June 13, 2008 at 12:49 am

Go buy it yourself at the NIKE Factory Outlet. I think they are 10 bucks.

OCGolfCourse June 13, 2008 at 9:00 am

But it’s got the logo on there! It’s different.

Stephen June 14, 2008 at 4:57 am

Say no to other people’s logos! Put your own on there!

Binary Ant June 12, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Yeah this is a cool gift, fortunately they didn’t send you a hot one because they would send you a heater :smile:

Paul Piotrowski June 13, 2008 at 12:09 am

John, your video’s are funny. It’s cool how authentic you are and not afraid to be a “goof” on camera. Most people are like that when they’re relaxed and hanging out with friends, but turn all serious when they get on camera or when they know the whole world is watching.

I think this “authenticness” is a large part of your success online. I can’t make it this weekend, but I definitely want to come out to more Dot Com Pho’s. The last one was fun.

Stephen June 13, 2008 at 12:55 am

Actually, we’re complete idiots on camera. Off camera, we actually have smart things to say. For example, while we were having a John Chow Free Edition Dot Com Curry House experience in Taipei, we actually talked about US politics. It was probably the most intelligent conversation that has ever come out of Ed, Michael and me.

When we turned the camera back on, all we could come up with was toilet humor and stupid shit. I guess we all put on some sort of face for the camera when the red light is on.

Paul Piotrowski June 13, 2008 at 6:19 am

LOL. :mrgreen:

Bradford Liedel June 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I think most people are like that. But then…if we all weren’t silly on camera, who’d want to watch us? :-)

Jack June 13, 2008 at 6:51 am

Wow, John is quite a humorous guy. Cracking slick jokes. That’s how the web dudes roll.

Geiger June 13, 2008 at 7:57 am

Wow. Completely useless but highly entertaining.

G.Smith June 13, 2008 at 8:32 am

Now that’s a very cool idea to keep you cool :)

Not John Chow June 13, 2008 at 11:15 am

That would be funny if it was real. It wouldn’t surprise me if someone started selling those.

Start Blogging June 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm

400 entries! Wow! My chances feel high. :oops:

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 15, 2008 at 5:22 am

i think i can also win then!! :mrgreen:

Nicholas James June 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm

400 entries, and i’m sure it will keep on growing!

IANtrepreneur June 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm

thanks! john I definitely want to see what you got to teach at TAC! if anything I will probably see you again at another convention! =P :twisted:

Debby Phillips June 13, 2008 at 2:30 pm

We are extremely happy about the overwhelming amount of comments left on the contest post! Your readers are great! I don’t think I have ever seen this many comments on a single post before! Good luck to everyone!

Mike Huang June 13, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Where’s my plug, John? :( Lol I’m just messing. It seems like you’re not the only one getting all the Market Leverage packages for a contest.

I sure hope Debby (above me) would send one my way, so I could start yet another contest ;)


Iantrepreneur June 14, 2008 at 2:59 pm

thanks john and as an update I am now ranked #12, huge jump!! I want to thank everyone for helping me out! really appreciate it and if I am on john’s team I will make sure I pos all his evil secrets!!

Uncle Che June 15, 2008 at 9:43 am

Forgetting the Ian part of it, FERNANDO sounds like FERDINAND (me), ha ha ha ha…so you will get my 10…

Turn One Pound Into One Million June 20, 2008 at 4:00 am

I think the whole idea of getting something for nothing is very appealing to those of us working really hard online to make some income, that is probably why you have so many entries in the contest. Lets hope the winner is the most deserving entrant!