AAA Class Asus AMD Workstation/PC Build Part List – Oct 2016

AAA Class Asus AMD Workstation – Middle Grade Asus AMD Workstation for General-Purpose work (Office/Graphic-Design/Web-Development) with lots of multi-tasking, as well as Light Virtualization.

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8300 3.3GHz 8-Core Processor $112.59 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $35.81 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $15.22 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.90 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $85.57 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GT 710 2GB Video Card $47.60 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake VO545A1N2U ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply $74.47 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S8R-20AK-GP 28.9 CFM 80mm Fan $14.86 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S8R-20AK-GP 28.9 CFM 80mm Fan $14.86 @ Amazon
Prices include maximum shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total ~$706.85
Generated 2016-10-19 01:25 EDT-0400

Contextual Ad Network Alternatives to Google Adsense

Whether picking a new Contextual Ad network to replace or supplement Google Adsense – the task can be a major hassle.

Here’s a list of all the top Contextual Ad networks comparable to Google AdSense worth considering.

Media.net

Media.net serves ads from a large selection of local and national advertisers made up from the Bing/Yahoo! contextual ad network, while ensuring a 100% fill rate across all verticals and ad formats. Examples of Media.net’s high-profile publishers include Forbes, Reuters, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, and more.

Media.net supports the standard IAB ad sizes and has access to high quality ads from all major DSPs (Demand-Side Platforms – advertising in an automated fashion). Additionally, Media.net also offers desktop interstitial, in-content native, and mobile docked ads.

  • Ads Types: Display, Rich-Media, Interstitial, Mobile
  • Payment terms: NET 30 ($100 threshold).
  • Fill Rate: 100%.
  • Model: CPM, CPC, CPA
  • Minimum Traffic: None

Revenue Hits (Referral Link)

Revenue Hits utilizes contextual and geo-targeting technologies to deliver better revenue from served ads for their publishers throughout different types of mediums. They serves over two billion ad impressions each day with a promise of 100% fill rate across all geographic regions.

Rather than simple display ads, Revenue Hits also allows publishers to monetize their website using text ads, pop ups, apps, widgets, XML feeds, and other custom formats. (RevenuHits non-referral link.)

  • Ad Types: Display, Rich-Media, Text
  • Additional Monetization: Pop-Ups/Unders, Apps/Widgets, XML Feeds
  • Payment Terms: NET 30 (Wire, PayPal or Payoneer).
  • Fill Rate: 100%.
  • Model: CPM, CPC, CPA, CPV, Auction
  • Minimum Traffic: None

Clicksor (Referral Link)

Clicksor operates by scanning the text on your website’s pages and serves ads with the latest contextual technology which results in a higher CTR (Click-Through Rate) than other similar contextual ad networks. Clicksor serves 900+ million ad impressions on over 100k specialized and niche websites from their publisher network.

Along with regular banner ads, Clicksor offers rich media, in-text, interstitial, and pop-under ads as alternative formats. Installation is also very simple with one of Clicksor’s many plugins for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Blogger that just needs to downloaded and activated to start working. (Clicksor non-referral link.)

  • Ad Types: Display, Rich-Media, Text
  • Additional Monetization: Pop-Ups/Unders
  • Payment Terms: NET 15 ($50 threshold).
  • Fill Rate: ~100%
  • Model: CPM, CPC, CPV, CPI
  • Minimum traffic: Low (50% must be US, CA, GB)

Chitika (Referral Link)

Chitika offers several CPC ad formats that are simple to customize and start using. They are known for on-time NET 30 payments and a low payout threshold of just $10 via check or PayPal.

Chitika doesn’t disclose their ad fill rate, but it is most certainly on the lower side. Even though their statistic reporting is far better than a lot of the ad network alternatives, ad relevancy isn’t as effective and therefore earnings are also lower than can be expected with AdSense, Media.net, as well as some of the other ad networks. Despite the downfalls, Chitika does a lot of things right for smaller publishers and is one of the easiest networks to be approved for. (Chitika non-referral link.)

  • Ad Types: Display, Text, Mobile
  • Additional Monetization: List Units
  • Payment Terms: NET 30 (Check, Paypal – $10 threshold).
  • Fill Rate: NOT 100%
  • Model: CPC
  • Minimum traffic: None

Infolinks

Infolinks is an ad network that gets around the problem of users ignoring ads by offering an innovative set of profit-earning ad units including: InFold (overlay ads), InText (text links ads), InTag (tag cloud ads), InFrame (banner ads in margins and frames) and InScreen (smart interstitial ads) which result in increased relevance, better space utilization, less intrusion to your users, and better SEO.

Infolinks generates high monthly revenue for 200k+ publishers in 130+ countries today. A few of the biggest advertisers Infolinks works with are Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Ebay. Infolinks’ platform is easy to integrate into websites and because there is no minimum requirements for page views or visitors it is open to any and all publishers.

  • Ad Types: Display, Text
  • Additional Monetization: Pop-Over, Interstitial, Tag Clouds
  • Payment Terms: NET 45 (Wire, Paypal, Payoneer – $50 – $100 threshold).
  • Fill Rate: ~100%
  • Model: CPM, CPC, CPA, CPV, CPI, Auction
  • Minimum traffic: None

PulsePoint

PulsePoint’s proprietary contextual ensures better ad targeting and increase relevance, giving publishers the opportunity to monetize impressions buyers would normally overlook. They’re big on data-driven ad optimization — crunching about 20TB of it every day.

PulsePoint processes 110+ billion ad transactions each month across its platform. The publisher dashboard is a bit confusing, and setting up ands and getting them running can be hard at first as well.

  • Model: CPM
  • Minimum traffic: None

Make HTML Tables Sort-Able with Sorttable Javascript

Even though the web-design community has slowly been gravitating away from html tables the last decade since CSS3 really took off along with HTML4 and ultimately HTML5, html tables still have some very good uses – their true original use; displaying tabular data, you know.. tables.

Here’s an example of some tabular data in the form of imaginary Employees, wages, and start/end dates.

Name Salary Extension Start date Start date (American)
Bloggs, Fred $12000.00 1353 18/08/2003 08/18/2003
Turvey, Kevin $191200.00 2342 02/05/1979 05/02/1979
Mbogo, Arnold $32010.12 2755 09/08/1998 08/09/1998
Shakespeare, Bill $122000.00 3211 12/11/1961 11/12/1961
Shakespeare, Hamnet $9000 9005 01/01/2002 01/01/2002
Fitz, Marvin $3300 5554 22/05/1995 05/22/1995

Nice table right? Would be even nicer if columns could be sorted! For a long time the only way to achieve that would have been with url parameters and page refreshes. Who has time for that antiquated mess? Not Me.

Surely there is a better option for sortable HTML Tables?

Name Salary Extension Start date ▾ Start date (American)
Shakespeare, Bill $122000.00 3211 12/11/1961 11/12/1961
Turvey, Kevin $191200.00 2342 02/05/1979 05/02/1979
Fitz, Marvin $3300 5554 22/05/1995 05/22/1995
Mbogo, Arnold $32010.12 2755 09/08/1998 08/09/1998
Shakespeare, Hamnet $9000 9005 01/01/2002 01/01/2002
Bloggs, Fred $12000.00 1353 18/08/2003 08/18/2003

If you haven’t already noticed, the table above has columns that can be sorted by clicking the column header. You should also notice that rather than sorting alphanumerically, the date and numeric columns all sort properly too.

So, How Does One Accomplish Such Wizardry with Sortable HTML Tables? With “Sorttable”!?

  1. Download
    sorttable.js
  2. Include
    sorttable.js, by putting a link to it in the HEAD of your page, like so:
  3. Mark your table as a sortable one by giving it a class of “sortable”:
    Note that the library’s JavaScript file is called
    sorttable
    (two Ts), but the class you add to the table is
    sortable
    (one T).

That’s it! Tables with the ‘sortable’ class will have sortable columns via column header clicks. For aesthetic reasoning you may want to add the following styles to your stylesheet, or something similar and to your liking:

For advanced usage of Sorttable, check out the creator’s guide over at Kryogenix.org where you can also give the creator a tip for his valuable time and javascript!

For WordPress users not wanting the hassle of using Kryogenix’ Sorttable Javascript tables, check out the free plugin TablePress at WordPress.org. TablePress allows you to make unlimited tables that are fully customizable and user-sortable, plus you can add even more WordPress html table wizardry with some of the available extensions. I myself use the free extension “Single Cell Content Shortcode” to show cells from one table in other tables using shortcodes. I also use the premium extension “Responsive Tables” to make my TablePress tables beautifully responsive! (Check out a TablePress example here.)