Google AdSense Account Disabled

This is the email I got today:

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This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.

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Hello,

After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will both be fully refunded to the affected advertisers.

Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the effectiveness of Google's advertising system, particularly the advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we've taken, how you can appeal this decision or invalid activity in general, you can find more information by visiting http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Yours sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

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   Well, as it seems Google for an unknow reason, at least for me, has disabled my adsense account, which I had with Google for about 8 years and I made a little as $150.00 which I was going to receive next month and about $100.00 were made over the last 5 years.  I was laughing with my wife about that money that was hunging on my Google Adsense account for years and was finally coming to me.

   Since when I started updating my website I've got more pageviews and clicks, so my earnings increased a bit, would that increase make Google suspicious about my pageviews and clicks? The thing is that they don't tell anything to you about what has gone wrong. Google just disable your account and send you an email saying so, well at least they send you an email. However, what exactly has happened Google doesn't say.

 Google said, as per email above, that they are going to refund the affected advertisers, but I'm wondering some of my earnings are from years ago, yep, there were years I made $15.00 or even $5.00 for the whole year. Are they going to refund these "affected advertisers"?

 Just to make sure that I haven't done anything wrong, I went through the Google Adsense FAQ and Terms & Conditions and don't find myself breaking any rules. I haven't clicked on the ads on my site or asked friends to do so, etc.

 There is at least a last hope which is try the appeal, but how can I appeal to something that I don't know what went wrong?

 Cheers,

 Adilson Dias

Progress DXSI(Progress® DataXtend® Semantic Integrator)

I've been working with Progress DXSI(Progress DataXtend Semantic Integrator, or DataXtend SI) for last 18 months and I can tell I'm quite surprise with what it can do. It's very powerfull.
DXSI is a very good tool to map between two different entities and also to share a common model. On DXSI you hava a source, a common model and a target. So, you map the source to the common model and the common model to the target. That allows you to have common objects shared accross your integration stack.

 There are quite a few ways of integrating DXSI with your project. The way I'm working with DXSI is integrating it with IBM WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus via Java API. In our mediation module we call DXSI via its API passing the IBM SDOs as operation argument and DXSI does the required mapping, transformations for the request message and then calls the next mediation module on Process Server(which is the target). Process Server makes the external call and returns the response, passing it to DXSI. On the way back in, DXSI does the required mapping, transformations for the response and passes it back to Process Server.

 

 On the picture above I try to show how DXSI is used. We use DXSI for all complex mappings and transformations. The internal BO mapping, or Business Object mapping existent on Process Server/Enterprise Service Bus doesn't handle complex mappings very well.

 I'll post some tips and tricks I've learned while using DXSI soon. Come back later and you may find a new post with more DXSI information. I have a lot in my mind right now that I really want to share.

Cheers,

 Adilson

 

Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Last July, I went fishing on Portland targeting bluefin tuna. It was my first time catching tuna. It's 4 hours driving from my place, I went on the day before and stayed there for the night.

I got there around 01:00PM and once everything was settled on the hotel I went straight to the boat ramp to check out how the fishermen were doing. I surprise with the numbers of fish caught. 

I can say they were many, around 10Kg to 20kg and I heard that someone had caught a big one around 150kg on the day before.. That made me very excited. I couldn't sleep well the whole night and I ended up getting up early and got the boat ramp on the  morning before most of the people even get there. surprise  Well, once they started arriving they said there was no need to get out early as there were fish everywhere.

My boat, fishing charter, arrived around 08:30am, and by 09:00am we were on the water.  We drove for about 30 minutes along the shore, not far from the coast line, no more than 3km I can say. Then we started looking up for baitfish and birds, it didn't take long before we found a few birds and we started trolling. The first fish was hooked 2 minutes after. Unbelievable!

As quick as we could we returned the lines to the water and started trolling again. The more hook ups came through. After 40 minutes my arms and back were sore and I gave up on reeling fish in. So, the other guys. We ended the fishing session around 10:30am and went back to the ramp. We were supposed to fish for 8 hours, but no one could keep the pace.

Here are few pictures of the fishes we kept. In Victoria only 2 fishes are allowed per person.

Internet Archive – WayBack Machine

Have you ever thought about finding any hidden memory of your past on the internet?
Well, not true memory, but snapshots of your past at certain point in time. You can find that history from long time ago or even may something not that old on the Internet Archive: WayBack Machine. It’s a web site which has snapshots of many websites on the internet. It sometimes surprise your with information that you thought were gone.
I found a history my website almost since when I created it, on my domain adilson.com.br, way back on 2000. My previous website was on a free host Tripod.com, it no longer exists as I asked them to delete it.
The Internet Archive: WayBack Machine can accessed through the URLhttp://www.archive.org/web/web.php. Just enter your website name or any other website your want to refresh your memories and click on “Take Me Back” button.

I believed that I was the only who would have the files of my old website backed up on my CD’s, but they are still alive on the archive.org web site. They crawled my website 91 times over the years and there are at least 3 major changes on my website’s layout over the years. The first record they have from my site is from March 3, 2001. However, at that time my site was about 18 months old.

In case your want to see the history of my website click here http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.adilson.com.br. It’s in Brazilian Portuguese at the time, so I guess if you don’t ready Portuguese you can see how it was. I used to have a good numbers of followers on my forum, but I had to put it down as it became a bit expensive to maintain and I wasn’t getting any return from it.

Cheers,
Adilson

Game Battlefield 3

I've been playing the game Battlefield 3 online. It's amazing. I'm loving it. My son of course loves it too.
Battlefield 3 has amazing graphics and requires a quite good graphic card.

My ranking is not the best as I'm not a good player, quick and accurate enough to accumulate a lot of kills but I've a lot of fun playing.

What I don't understand is why some players are keen to use hacks with automatic aim, or even they are able to kill you from 3 buildings away shooting through walls.
I don't think we ever never will be able to play an online game without cheaters.

Soon I'm going to post how many FPS this game runs at on my new machine. I need to test some old games as well to check how they perform.

Adilson