Finding Love After 50: Where to meet men

Finding Love After 50:  Where to meet quality single men

©2009 Tom Blake – The expert on dating and finding love after 50

“Where should I go to meet quality men my age?” is the most frequently asked question I receive from women age 50+. I’ve been writing newspaper columns on finding love after 50 ever since my wife of six years cleaned out the house on Xmas Eve 1993 and moved out of my life.

This week, Sue, who lives in Los Angeles, California, emailed: “I’m widowed, attractive and easy to get along with, and have a modicum of intelligence to boot! Can you give me with some venues to meet nice, respectful men in my age group? I’ll be 62 in a couple of weeks. I look really good. I work full-time. I’m still raring to go. I’m just not sure where to go. I don’t do internet dating.”

I answered Sue—at the risk of discouraging her—by writing that there is no place in the Los Angeles area or anywhere across the US -where older single men congregate for the purpose of meeting quality women near their age. Places like that simply don’t exist.

Oh yes, there are clubs and bars where those older guys go looking to meet young babes. But women like Sue wisely stay away, not wanting to compete with younger women in a meat-market atmosphere.

Women get irked at me and suggest I’m not worth my weight as a columnist since I can’t come up with specific places where single men hang out. Last week, this column suggested women go to an antique car show because men like to talk about their vintage cars and it’s easy to engage them in conversation. No women reported they went to the show, or that they met somebody there, but at least we gave them a suggestion for a place where single men might be on a warm, Sunday afternoon.

My book, “Finding Love After 50: How to Begin. Where to Go. What to Do,” ( offers this advice to singles on where to go: “People need to get off the couch, away from the computer screen, out of the house, and pursue activities and hobbies that interest them. Meeting new people is vital.

“Singles should go out to spice up and revitalize their lives, grow, have fun and experience new things. While doing that, they might meet a mate, they might not, but in doing so, they’ve improved their chances greatly.”

I also tell singles that it’s important, however, not to go out for the sole purpose of trying to meet a mate. When singles do that, they come off as looking too hard—even desperate—and other singles sense that and will avoid them altogether.

We hear about the importance of attitude so much that it’s almost a hackneyed thought, but I cannot stress enough how important it is for singles to have a positive, non- judgmental attitude when they are out and about.

Negative singles get …

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Benefits Of Php – Advantages Of Php

PHP has become the most popular Web programming language not only because it is free. PHP is a full-fledged programming language (unlike HTML for example, which is more of a presentation means) and many complex applications can be written it it.

Another benefit of applications written in PHP is that they are fast and if written properly, they could be pretty secure. There are also tons of ready PHP scripts and functions, which you can customize to your liking and use in your PHP applications.

Web development is becoming a more prosperous industry lately. Since the Internet and the computer wave in general are becoming quite lucrative, web development is becoming a booming industry in which everyone wants to be a part. However, it is also a very competitive industry since there are many professionals that are quite adept at programming. Therefore, learning proper PHP development strategies is beneficial. If you already have prior knowledge of computer language and coding, PHP should come as a second nature to you. The fact that is can be used in its most primal forms for basic programming as well as incredibly advanced programming only ads to its possible potential for programmers.

Before building website you need to know which language you are going to use in a professional looking website. PHP is one of the best and easy to use programming language as it can be run to any operating system. PHP is free language so that is the huge advantage of this language. For handling database connections, formatting date, editing strings, handling emails and all PHP can be very useful. It can be easily extend for some specific functions that you would like to add in your website. Reliability of this language is extra ordinary as PHP already runs on millions of servers around the world, which means that it’s powerful enough for even the most demanding situations. It provides web developers much more liberation in creating website with some of the outstanding features and they can use regular elements frequently. PHP can be very much successful for creating Dynamic Websites. PHP programmers with the use of open source codes benefit from the flexibility of editing, modifying and updating the source code when there is mandatory.

PHP is based on C++ programming language and the syntax used in PHP is fairly similar to C, C++. There is huge community of developers who still believes that C/C++ is still the best programming language. For every website to get reasonable progress it can be use Content Management System such as Joomla, Word Press etc. here PHP and MySQL are very helpful in successful CMS running. There are so many IT companies which provide best quality PHP web development work from India. The reason for Outsourcing PHP development to India is that it is very cost effective with better quality. In the professional field of Web and software development services we have achieved great amount of victory with skilled and experienced PHP programmers.

PHP has …

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Cyber Stalking Facts

Cyberstalking is a recent form of criminal behavior involving persistent threats or unwanted attention using the Internet and other means of computer communications.

With more and more people going “online,” the opportunity to target someone on the Internet is becoming limitless. Cyberstalkers visit chat rooms, discussion forums or message boards in search of victims. The range of cyberstalking can range from aggressive and hostile email, chat room bullying, leaving abusing messages in guest books to sending e-viruses, tracing a victim’s computer and identity theft.

Like regular stalkers, cyberstalkers want to intimidate and control their victims. Cyberstalkers do it with the use of the Internet. The Internet can be used to trace the victim’s real name and address. For instance, it is remarkably easy to find out what party a victim is planning to attend and when by checking the information on a site such as Facebook.

The use of technology makes locating a victim easier than ever before. Anyone can type in certain key words into the computer which will bring up a myriad of internet datafurnishing companies that supply private records and information online, either free or for a nominal fee. The internet can do what private detectives of the past only dreamed of doing.

States are attempting to deal with this new form of criminal behavior. Early in 2009, the state of California enacted a set of new stalking laws. These laws make it a misdemeanor to publish information on the Internet which describes a teacher or his or her family or mentions where the teacher lives with the intent of having another person commit a crime against that teacher. The penalty is up to one year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine. This law can also be invoked to protect people other than teachers against cyber-threats. It is now considered a misdemeanor in California to place any person in fear of his or her safety by means of Internet threats and threats using cell phones, PDAs, video recorders or pagers.

Several cases of cyberstalking have been prosecuted under California’s new cyberstalking laws. In the state’s very first case, the state prosecuted a man who used the internet to impersonate his victim, a young woman who’d spurned his attentions. Pretending to be the victim, the man posted her phone number and address and stated that she had rape fantasies she wanted fulfilled. Strange men started to show up at the victim’s apartment ready to rape her and became angry when she refused. The cyberstalker was sentenced to six years in prison.

In another case, a graduate student from the University of San Diego cyberstalked five female students for a year. He sent hundreds of threatening emails. The graduate student was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison. He told police the women were ridiculing him. The victims, in fact, had never met this man.

Prior to California’s anti-cyberstalking laws, the crime was difficult to prosecute. Deidre Des Jardins, a student at UC-Santa Cruz, started getting violet emails …

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Santa Monica Express Offers Full Service Messenger, Courier, and Trucking Services

LOS ANGELES April 29, 2008 – Santa Monica Express, the leader in professional messenger, courier, and shipping services in Southern California, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new, full-service website at Santa Monica Express has partnered with internet marketing firm Sarbro Solutions, the leading website optimization company in Los Angeles.

“We are excited to be working with Santa Monica Express,” commented Ali Farzin, Sales Director for Sarbro Solutions. “We are looking forward to implementing a mutually successful online campaign for Santa Monica Express in Southern California.”

Santa Monica Express provides personalized service delivered fast. Santa Monica Express also incorporates the latest industry technologies to provide a more efficient and cost effective all-in-one solution for our clients. The friendly, knowledgeable staff places the satisfaction and peace of mind for their clients as top priority.

Santa Monica Express offers a full range of courier, delivery, and messenger service in Southern California. Santa Monica Express’ on demand courier and messenger services are second to none, and include:

• Express (Direct Non-Stop)
• Regular (Within 3-5 Hours)
• Standard (Same Day Economy)
• After Hours (24/7 Service)

Santa Monica Express is a full-service logistics company, and offers complete business solutions.

• Trucking
• NFO (Next Flight Out)
• International and Domestic Hand-Carry Deliveries
• Scheduled Route Services
• Transportation, Management, and Staffing Services

Santa Monica Express, Inc. is a full service provider of messenger, courier, air freight and trucking services in Los Angeles and Southern California. The company offers the most professional, reliable, and competitively priced services in the industry for services such as express couriers, messengers, and logistics. Santa Monica Express has provided outstanding, reliable services to our customers since 1984; over 23 years of unblemished service.…

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Study on Computing in the Cloud

Study on Computing in the Cloud

Felix Deepak Minj (HOD Information Tech. Shekhawati Group of Institution)


In traditional network diagram, the cloud always represented a fairly static view of an intermediary virtual area on the Internet. It basically had no real function other than passing data from one point to the other between servers on the Internet and client where we cloud setup our applications to run

The cloud computing model changes this slightly. Instead of providing just a medium for messages to pass through between clients and severs, it tries to provide a number of services within the Internet “cloud” itself. These services can range from storage, computation, applications and even complete operating systems. All available as a service on the Internet which you can go ahead and use directly. The “Software_as_a_Servic” or SaaS concept is one of the major diving forces of cloud computing along with other concepts such as Web2.0, the web browser and mobile applications.

Objective of the Study:

1. Purpose of the study is to virtualization of the environment.

2. Less expensive in context to server maintenance.

3. According to demand provide the application services and others.


In this paper relevant literature, information and data have been used from the published books, magazines like PCQuest, DeveloperIQ, Computer Today, InformationWeek, relevant web sites etc.


We can’t turn around these days without hearing “Cloud Computing”. So what is cloud computing? Is it the same old stuff with a new wrapper? Cloud computing is a development model leveraged by IT to reduce infrastructure costs and/or address capacity/scalability concerns. It is the infrastructure and model of deployment. Cloud computing is about how an application or service is deployed and delivered. Cloud computing is a deployment model leveraging on demand computing to scale and serve applications through a shared resource model.

Are there different types of clouds? Yes, there are. There are public clouds like Amazon and Microsoft, and there are going to be private clouds as well. Because cloud computing is concerned with how applications and infrastructure resources are provisioned and delivered, location is really irrelevant in determining whether an architecture is or is not a cloud.

There is also differentiation between cloud models; some are based heavily in virtualization and we deploy applications by pushing a virtual image of our applications and its environment into the cloud using web services. Other provides platforms upon which we develop the application and which are then packaged up and provisioned on demand through the provider’s custom environment.

Scalability is an issue in all kinds of software development and computing. Dose this include cloud computing? Absolutely, there are basically two different kind of scalability such as horizontal and vertical. Horizontal scalability means the application can serve many concurrent users, which is easy and one of the benefits of cloud computing. That’s the job of load balancing and application delivery solutions and should be taken care of by the cloud. Then there is vertical scalability, which means that the application …

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Climb The Alexa Ranking Ladder

Alexa is a kind of search engine that measures the popularity of websites that are visited by surfers who have an Alexa toolbar installed in their browser. Since the toolbar has been downloaded over ten million times, it is safe to suppose that a lot of surfers use it – a lot, but not the majority. How does Alexa calculate a website’s traffic rank? Er, difficult to say exactly. What the boffins at Alexa say they do is take all the previous three months of surfing data from the toolbar users and kind of mash it together in a saucepan. Then they throw in a few “secret ingredients” and other undisclosed “diverse traffic data sauces” and leave it to simmer until it has reduced down to a single number – your website’s Alexa traffic rank! Some people have expressed a degree of scepticism about Alexa’s cookery. Despite the scepticism, Alexa is still important in providing some sort of guide to overall website ranking, especially for the higher ranked sites and is used as a rough guide by a lot of website owners, who see an improvement in their Alexa rank as evidence that they are making progress. It is important to stress that Alexa rank and traffic volume are not inextricably linked. You could have a great site that attracts a lot of targeted traffic, but still have an Alexa rank of over a million. (The lower the number, the higher the rank.) Still, a site that ranks highly on Alexa will gain a lot of credibility and you will find plenty of highly ranked websites (i.e. anything below 100,000) that display their Alexa ranking on their homepages. So, here are a few tips to help you get your site up the Alexa ranking ladder: For best results use Firefox and install the Alexa toolbar using Firefox’s Search Status extension and set your website homepage as the default page. Next, place the Alexa widget on your website. The widget will display your Alexa rank, and send feedback about your site to Alexa. Customize the Alexa tool bar and add a link to the toolbar download page. Every time it is downloaded you will get some credit from Alexa. A lot of Website owners tend to have the Alexa toolbar on their browsers. They also tend to visit web directories, so if you post your site on a number of popular directories you stand a good chance of having it viewed on browsers that have the Alexa toolbar installed. Website owners also tend to hang out on Internet marketing and SEO forums. Join those forums, post a link to your website in your forum signature and you might pick up some extra Alexa juice. Write articles about Alexa and other SEO tips and post them on your website or blog. Your aim is to attract visitors who may be interested to learn about Alexa and download the toolbar from your site. Add a page of marketing resources to your website and …

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Fundamentals of Programming Vs. Php Programming

Hyper-text-pre-processor (PHP) and Active-server-pages (ASP) are the two standard programming languages for website application development and more significantly when it comes to produce database-driven websites to interrelating hugely with databases. PHP is an open-source programming language which is derived from lots of different languages. On the other hand ASP is such kind of programming languages which preferring Microsoft product mostly.

Both programming languages PHP and ASP are used to develop dynamic database oriented websites. Active Server Pages (ASP) is normally from Microsoft and is used only with Internet Information Server (IIS) that runs on Microsoft Servers also. But on the other hand you can say PHP is platform independent programming languages and can connect with several kinds of databases.

There are a lot of differences between ASP and PHP.


To run programs first need to install IIS on a Windows server platform, this is not a free package. PHP programs can run on Linux, which is free package. Even the database connectivity is expensive for ASP, because it require MS-SQL product of Microsoft that needs to be acquired. Same time on the other hand PHP generally uses MySQL for database connectivity, which is freely accessible.

The Simplicity in Coding

PHP codes itself are very light in weight, a contract programmer who begins his career into PHP, does not felt any pressure to look the source code to understand. Whereas In ASP codes are not so easy to quick understand.

Database Compatibility

PHP generally being extremely flexible as it uses MySQL for database connectivity, which is freely accessible. Same time on the other hand Database compatibility is expensive for ASP, because it require MS-SQL product of Microsoft that needs to be acquired.

General Run Time

If we evaluate the running speed of PHP and ASP then PHP should gets the upper hand. Normally it is viewed that PHP code runs quicker than ASP code. Due to COM based architecture, ASP uses server space to run while PHP code runs on its own inbuilt memory space.

Background Language Support

ASP has a similar like Visual Basic type of syntax that also linked to Microsoft products as well. On the other hand PHP codes are based on generally C++ language and the syntax, which is used in PHP, is quite similar to C/C++ syntax. C/C++ is still considered by maximum software programmer is the finest programming language and people who love C++ language would certainly feel more relaxed with the PHP syntax.

Running Platform Connectivity

PHP codes can run on different platforms like UNIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows whereas ASP codes are mostly linked with Windows platforms. Though, ASP programs can run on a Linux platform with the help of ASP-Apache installed on the server.

Further Tools Cost

Several tools used in PHP are mostly free of cost in the market and as PHP is open source a lot of codes can be available in open source forums and blogs. PHP has inbuilt attributes like ftp, encryption methods, even email also …

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The Advantages of Using a Subnet Calculator

In the world of computing, safety and accuracy are important bywords. To ensure that your IP network is working effectively, and is making the best use of your time, you need to make use of a subnet calculator. This tool is quite a very helpful device, because having well-arranged subnets in your IP network can help to increase the speed and efficiency of your network. Here’s an overview of the advantages offered by a subnet calculator.
What is a Subnet?

Worldwide Web is a vast collection of networks, where million of users speak, or convey data, to one another. Each communication that’s sent from any address coming from the source as well as the destination network along with the particular computer or machine within the network that’s associated with the user at the end. The user at the other end uses a computer unit that has an IP or Internet protocol addresses. An IP address is a 32-bit address that has two parts, one identifies the network and the other identifies the specific machine within the network. The IP address also contains three parts – the network number, subnet number and machine number.

The subnet is an identifiable but distinct unit of the organization’s network, and a subnet can symbolize all the computers in one geographic location, building or local area network (LAN). By having a LAN network divided into subnets, it can be easily connected to the Worldwide Web through just a single shared network address. Without subnets, a network may require multiple connections to the Internet, which would require an excessive use of the limited number of network numbers that the Worldwide Web assigns.

The Subnet Calculator’s Major Tasks

A subnet calculator’s major tasks are to provide subnet information for a given IP address and subnet mask. An individual can also use this tool to determine subnet class, determine the address of a valid host, verify the subnet mask for a certain address, as well as to specifically determine what is the valid host range, network or broadcast address for a subnet.

A subnet calculator also works to help the person find the most efficient and most reliable subnetwork to join. The calculator also helps you select which IP address and mask offer better Internet connection. It can also add subnets to top-level address, add hosts to a subnet, add and modify subnet entries, delete top-level addresses, print and save reports for use in Perl or TCL scripts. The subnet calculator also enables your network to have fewer broadcasts, as well as aid in enhancing network management and sector isolation.…

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What are 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation Mobile Phones?

Nowadays, everybody has a mobile phone. This article will be looking at the the mobile phone’s history – & its future – in order to discover more about the now-essential telecommunications device.

Mobile phones were born when a number of mobile radio users decided to make mobile phone technology more popular. Mobile telephones were initially installed in vehicles on a permanent basis, but later versions of them, which were named transportables, could also be carried. This meant that they could be used as a mobile or as portable two way radio. During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a two way radio in a rucksack, the walkie-talkie, and this was widely regarded as one of the first mobiles.

First Generation Phones

The very first mobile phones are now referred to as first generation (1G) mobile phones. The first handheld phone to be released on the us market was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X in 1983. Mobile phones started to gain popularity in the eighties with the introduction of cellphones that were based on cellular networks.

Mobile phones were originally much larger than current ones, & they were initially designed for installation in vehicles only, which is why they were called the car phone. These chunky units were later converted for use as transportable phones the size of a small suitcase & the rest is history.

Second Generation Phones

Second generation, also called 2-G, mobile telephones were introduced in the nineties. 2-G telephone systems were different because of their use of digital circuit switched transmission & the introduction of advanced & quick telephone to network signals. The introduction of 2-G systems saw telephones move from historic 1G telephones to small hand held items, which were much more portable. This change was made possible through improvements in technology such as more advanced batteries & energy efficient electronics.

The second generation mobile telephones had several advantages over 1G items. These included SMS messaging, which initially became possible on GSM networks & eventually on all digital networks. The very first machine-sent message was sent in Great Britain in 1991. The very first person-to-person SMS text message was sent in 1993 in Finland. SMS text messaging soon became the communication method of choice & the general public now prefer sending messages to placing voice calls.

The first pre-commercial 3-G mobile phone network was launched in Japan in May of 2001. 3G was later commercially released in Japan on October, 1 2001.

3-G is the third generation of mobile phone standards & technology, which succeeded 2-G mobile technology. The birth of 3-G technologies enabled network operators including orange to give their users a wider range of advanced services. This includes broadband internet, in addition to high-tech video calls.

Despite the success of 3-G, there has also been many complaints about it. These include criticism over the cost of 3G phones, a lack of network coverage because it’s still a new service & the high power usage of 3G phones.

Ever since the launch of 3G mobile telephone technology, …

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Gaming With Java

There are hundreds of web-based game systems available on the Internet. Flash versions of classic arcade and popular role-playing games are now plying the game screens of your personal computer display. And mind you, these web-based game systems are created and developed by individuals who have devoted some of their time in studying different programming languages to come up with new and better versions of existing web-based game systems.

One of the popular programming languages used in creating and developing web-based game systems is the Java programming language. In fact, it is preferred by most online game developers than the Shockwave and C++ programming languages.

Java is an object-oriented programming language designed by James Gosling together with his colleagues at the Sun Microsystems (a computer-vending company that is famous in developing innovative technologies) in the early 1990s. One of Java’s distinctions on other programming languages is that it is generally designed to be compiled to the conventional machine code or to be interpreted from a so-called source code (series of statements that are written in the form of human-readable computer-based programming language) at runtime. Java is compiled through a byte code and later run by a Java virtual machine.

As previously mentioned, most online game developers prefer Java programming language than Shockwave (preferably due to some of its obsolete features) and C++. You will notice that Java is somewhat related to C++ (Java’s syntax is derived from the C and C++ programming languages) yet it has a simpler object model. In contrast, C++ was considered to have certain complexities and when used bears more errors that cannot be fixed immediately.

Aside from the aforementioned disadvantages of C++ as the main programming language for a web-based game system, it also lacks the capability of programming distribution. James Gosling and his Sun colleagues want to develop a system that could be used on different platforms, that is from personal computer systems to hand-held digital devices.

Java became operational on web-based applications in 1994. Gosling felt that the Internet would become interactive soon, thus it is the environment that will work perfectly for their programming language.

And they have proven it right. Java is one of the popular and well-used platforms not just on web-based game systems but on other Internet-based applications as well.

Suddenly, many online game developers realized the potential of Java programming language with regards to the creation of web-based game systems. Although Shockwave replaced Java as the well-known platform for web-based game systems, Java is still the popular choice among web-based game developers. Java’s popularity increased with the Netscape’s decision of using the programming language with their net browsers.

Yahoo has been credited in terms of producing Java-enabled web-based games. In fact, they have allotted a portion of their website (which is the Yahoo Games) where the players can play Java-enabled games by themselves or with an online opponent. Most of Yahoo-produced games are Java applets, and some can be downloaded direct to your computer. There are reviews about …

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