Entries Tagged as 'Five18'

Google Ad Manager launches in closed beta

googleadmanager.gif Google has launched their Ad Manager in a closed beta.
I have to admit that this definitely has me intrigued due to the fact that I’m in the business or niche market advertising and am organizing a clearinghouse for a particular market for my business, Five18. Should be interesting to see if they can handle more than one publisher’s site at a time and how intuitive it is to actually manage since the stuff out there currently isn’t all that great from what I’ve seen. I’d love to have something where I can manage both advertisers and publishers at the same time but give publishers as much control as they want over the ads they wish to sell.
Advertisers wise, should be able to run their own campaigns based on straight fee structures. So far, the interface seems to be pretty intuitive but it’s more geared towards single sites than anything else. In fact, reminds me a lot of OpenX, which is what I use currently to publish all advertising for the sites on the network.
Definitely worth a look when they open it up.

Back on the grind with Debian

109px-Tux-G2.png Ever since GLUG (Greensboro Linux User Group) started back up for 2008, I’ve been starting to toy with Debian again. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been running predominantly an Ubuntu workstation for some time now. But I haven’t really messed with kernels and such for a while.
In between my day job, and my current two business projects of Merchant’s Mirror and Five18, along with prepping for a network build out and grant proposals for my nonprofit (Phoenix Networks) my time has been severely limited.
But I broke out the tiny lil’ Sony Vaio I got as a present years ago and re-installed linux on it. First I tried fluxbuntu, but it just had too many issues that I didn’t care to deal with. So I went back to the old favorite of Debian. Things definitely have changed since I last seriously tweaked kernels and such. There have been a lot of new projects that have come and gone… heck, Gnomemeeting is apparently now called Ekiga. Who knew!
Apparently the computer is so old that the CMOS battery died. Don’t feel like fixing it, but maybe one day. I got most things running including my favorite fluxbox and all sorts of commandline goodies. hostap is still throwing back some issues, but I’ll have it hammered out when I get some time to look at it. It’s good to tinker in the wild world of linux.
All in all, it’s a great feeling. Have this little Celeron 333 purring again. And it’s pretty amusing when you’re booting up with a mere 128M ram. Maybe I’ll actually use this as a notebook for working on some database code eventually. In any case, it’s good hit the grease again.