Monday, April 20, 2009

Lumosity getting better

I've been trying out Lumosity for a while. Seems to have definite positive effects on the psyche, along with adverse effects on both my RSI and certain non-cognitive parts of the psyche..

I quickly reached the most advanced levels of most of the games there (there are a few which I seem to be quite average in though.) But then I noticed a substantial stress getting built up concerning pushing my limits higher and substantial disappointments when I happen to regress in some mental aspects. So this in fact ads a psychological/emotional part that if you bother to observe and appease in yourself, can help you really improve yourself.

Take it for a free trial:

Web's Best Brain Games

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Testing your website's visibility from other countries

I've been looking for a while for a way to test how different aspects of my websites, e.g. their search ranking, differ from country to country. Normal proxy servers, such as those you can get at, are more often than not slow, unreliable, and worst of all -- tend to get blacklisted by Google and others.

Meet Hide-My-IP: It let's you choose specific countries through which to route your browsing, and does that through private high-performance proxy servers. I'm referring to their paid version ($29) with the "premium subscription" ($7/month) -- the free trial is practically useless.

Give it a try: